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Group:  A | 20.11.2012, 19:30h
Group:  A | 20.11.2012, 19:30h
59-86
16 - 2417 - 2218 - 238 - 17
16 - 2417 - 2218 - 238 - 17
Venue: Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Anastasios Manos (GRE), Sebastien Clivaz (SUI)

GAME REPORT


Flawless Pinar Karsiyaka March On

6. William Thomas (Pinar Karsiyaka)
William Thomas and Pinar Karsiyaka kept their record clean at 3-0

There was no trouble for EuroChallenge Group A leaders Pinar Karsiyaka as they claimed a third straight success of the season to preserve their perfect record via an 86-59 blowout of ETHA in Cyprus.

In line with their impressive domestic work in the Turkish League, the visitors made light work of despatching the still winless hosts.

Once a three-pointer by Caner Topaloglu put them 34-22 in front, they easily managed to keep their opponent at arms' length - even if ETHA did threaten the visitors' dominance when they immediately tried to reel them back in with seven unanswered points.

But, Karsiyaka simply put their foot back on the accelerator and as they shifted through the gears, the home team was unable to keep pace - and particularly when the Turkish club made an eye-popping six consecutive three-pointers during the third quarter.

Umit Sonkol and Robert Dixon led the way, sharing eight triples and 38 points.

Howard Johnson had nine points and 10 rebounds for ETHA.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Michelin ETHA vs. Pinar Karsiyaka

Karsiyaka head coach Ufuk Sarica
"First of all, we played very good today especially in the defensive part. Congratulations to all my players."

Karsiyaka Player Serkan Mentese
"We played very well, we deserved to win because we played better that the host team."

Michelin Etha head coach Kyriakos Adamou
"It was a very difficult game. Congratulations to Karsiyaka, they played much better than us, we lost many opportunities to score escecially when the score was closed. Good luck for the rest of the season."

Michelin Etha player Alexandros Georgiades
"Congratulations to the team and the coach, they played much more aggressive than us, tried harder. Now we focus on our next game for the local league with Apollon next friday and we hope we will be more aggressive in that game. Once more congratulations to Karsiyaka."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

39.1%

25/64
FG
M/A

50.0%

29/58

42.0%

21/50
FG2P
M/A

57.1%

16/28

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

43.3%

13/30

35.7%

5/14
FT
M/A

75.0%

15/20

35

11/24
RT
RO/RD

39

7/32

16

AS

20

12

TO

12

4

ST

7

1

BS

2

17

PF

21

59

Pts

86

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