Cancel
Group:  I | 15.01.2013, 20:00h
Group:  I | 15.01.2013, 20:00h
89-59
18 - 1926 - 1224 - 1321 - 15
18 - 1926 - 1224 - 1321 - 15
Venue: Izmir (TUR) |
Spectators: 2550 |
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Karsiyaka Stifle Medias To Take Big Win

13. Robert Dixon (Pinar Karsiyaka)
Robert Dixon nailed six three-pointers on his way to 28 points

Pinar Karsiyaka's strong defence was at the fore once again as they opened their EuroChallenge Group I campaign with an 89-59 rout of Gaz Metan Medias.

After a close first quarter, Karsiyaka blew the visitors away in the second quarter, with a 19-2 run - capped by Jon Diebler's three-pointer - turning a narrow deficit into a commanding 39-24 lead.

The visitors did their best to get close again, with a short 6-0 run that spanned the half-time interval getting it back into single figures, Rares Mandache's lay-up making it 44-35 two minutes into the third period.

But Robert Dixon then hit a pair of threes followed by another from Diebler to highlight an 18-2 Karsiyaka spurt that definitively put the game out of reach, with Abdul Aminu's free throw making it 62-37 with three minutes left in the third.

They continued to pour it on thick in the fourth quarter, with threes from Diebler and Umit Sonkol moving them 80-53 clear, and things only got worse for the visitors as they missed their final five field goal attempts.

Karsiyaka held Gaz Metan Medias to just 21-of-62 (33.9%) shooting from the field, while sinking 31-of-51 (60.8%) of their own chances.

Dixon led Karsiyaka with 28 points while Diebler had 15 - on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range.

Aminu added 12 points and Sonkol and William Thomas added 11 apiece.

Zoran Krstanovic had 11 points for the visitors with Mandache adding 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Gaz Metan Medias

Pinar Karsiyaka head coach Ufuk Sarica:
"It feels good to start the second round with a clear victory by 30 points difference. We played the whole game seriously, and with high tempo and rhythm, which made it great. We are stronger with our fans."

Pinar Karsiyaka player Ümit Sonkol:
"To be able qualify, we must not lose at home. Today we won by high tempo and a high shooting percentage, and of course with the support of our fans."

Gaz Metan Medias head coach Marcel Tenter:
"It is hard to make a stand against an opponent who makes 16 three pointers on 60 percent shooting; but we have to accept that Pinar Karsiyaka is the best defensive team of the competition."

Gaz Metan Medias player Rares Mandache:
"We were expecting a tough and hard game but not such a high difference in the score."

Accumulated statistics

60.8%

31/51
FG
M/A

33.9%

21/62

62.5%

15/24
FG2P
M/A

38.1%

16/42

59.3%

16/27
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

5/20

73.3%

11/15
FT
M/A

70.6%

12/17

32

6/26
RT
RO/RD

30

15/15

22

AS

16

16

TO

14

9

ST

5

5

BS

1

20

PF

19

89

Pts

59

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