Cancel
Group:  I | 25.02.2014, 18:00h
Group:  I | 25.02.2014, 18:00h
66-90
21 - 2023 - 2010 - 2812 - 22
21 - 2023 - 2010 - 2812 - 22
Venue: Medias (ROU) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Tamas Benczur (HUN), Charalampos Karakatsounis (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Tartu Rides Long Balls To Victory

21. Joosep Toome (Tartu Rock)
Joosep Toome provided a useful 15 points for Tartu Rock

Tartu Rock came to life in the second half to blow away Gaz Metan Medias and claim a 90-66 win in Group I of the EuroChallenge.

With nothing riding on the outcome, Medias were in the hunt for their first win of the Last 16 until half-time, but were outscored 50-22 in a brutal second half.

Three-point shooting was the key as Tartu made 12-of-36 from beyond the arc compared to just 4-of-14 for the hosts.

Joosep Toome and Valmo Kriisa had 15 points each, with nine of Kriisa's coming from three-pointers.

Medias had their noses in front for most of a very tight first half in which neither team led by more than six.

Medias were up 42-36 up when Aurelian Dumitrescu sank a three-pointer 44 seconds before half-time, but a 15-2 Tartu run that spanned the interval turned the game upside down as the visitors led 53-46 when Janar Talts split a pair of free throws.

It was one-way traffic and the score ballooned as the three pointers went in.

Toome made it 62-51 from deep with 2:09 left in the third period, and a long shot from Timo Eichfuss to start the fourth period had them 71-54 up, with no way back for the hosts.

Vincent Simpson and Vilmantas Dilys added 10 points each, with Dilys grabbing eight rebounds.

Radomir Marojevic led Medias with 17 points while Dumitrescu had 13 and Slavisa Bogavac had 12.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Gaz Metan Medias vs. Tartu Rock

Tartu Rock Player Joosep Toome
"We had no pressure, because we had already secured the first place and they, the last place. So there was no pressure, it was just a fun game. For us it was important just to get ready for the next game in another competition, a quarter final."

Tartu Rock Head Coach Gert Kulamae
"It was just a good experience for us, we never had a situation like this, to play without pressure. First place for us is very good, tonight it was about feel-good basketball. The key to our win was the third quarter, a very good one."

Gaz Metan Head Coach Marcel Tenter
"The game was a good chance for me to play my younger players, I gave them more minutes than usual. I'm very sorry because we finished this round without having a full formula team. Because of this situation I believe that we didn't have the opportunity to defend our chances in a normal way."

Gaz Metan Player Andrei Mandache
"It was difficult for me, because it is only my second game back after injury. We tried to play as good as possible, even though we knew that the situation in our group was already resolved."

Accumulated statistics

46.4%

26/56
FG
M/A

39.2%

31/79

52.4%

22/42
FG2P
M/A

44.2%

19/43

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

12/36

50.0%

10/20
FT
M/A

69.6%

16/23

38

9/29
RT
RO/RD

46

19/27

13

AS

18

17

TO

10

7

ST

13

1

BS

1

22

PF

21

66

Pts

90

Next Games

Gaz Metan Medias

Gaz Metan Medias

Tartu Rock

Tartu Rock

Kyiv, UKR
Tirgu Mures, ROU
Vienna, AUT
Ventspils, LAT
Cholet Cedex, FRA
Oradea, ROU
Jaszbereny, HUN
Medias, ROU
Dijon, FRA
Joensuu, FIN
Körmend, HUN
Samara, RUS
Novo Mesto, SLO
Aalst, BEL
Mechelen, BEL
Rakvere, EST
Reggio Emilia, ITA
Samokov, BUL
Gaziantep, TUR
Södertälje, SWE
's-Hertogenbosch, NED
Szolnok, HUN
Tartu, EST
Bursa, TUR
Lyubertsy, RUS
Minsk, BLR
Ekaterinburg, RUS
Leiden, NED