Cancel
11.11.2008, 18:00h
11.11.2008, 18:00h
76-69
18 - 2620 - 1721 - 1117 - 15
18 - 2620 - 1721 - 1117 - 15
Venue: Zagreb (CRO) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Carmelo Paternico (ITA), Engin Kennerman (TUR), Moritz Reiter (GER)

GAME REPORT


Samara Fall But Advance

CSK-VVS Samara didn't win on Tuesday against KK Zagreb but they did more than enough to book a place in the EuroChallenge.

KK Zagreb prevailed 76-69 in Croatia, but Samara won the Qualifying Round 2 tie by 13 points on aggregate.

The visitors from Russia, 80-60 winners in the opening leg, pressed home the overall advantage by outscoring their opponents 26-18 in the first quarter.

They were on top at 20-18 when Marque Perry, who had a game-high 27 points, drilled a three to spark an 8-0 run to close the opening period.

They were still in front 43-38 at half-time of Tuesday's game - a 25-point lead on aggregate - and were able to cruise the rest of the way.

Great Britain international Andrew Sullivan weighed in with 12 and 11 rebounds for Samara, a team coached by former Russia international Valeriy Tikhonenko.

Center Ante Tomic, Zagreb's best known player, did not play for Zagreb who were led by Jakov Vladovic's 23 points and Krunoslav Simon's 22.

Samara, who turned the ball over 24 times, out-rebounded Zagreb 35-28.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes KK Zagreb vs. CSK-VVS

Marque Perry, Samara Player:

"I am happy that we will go to the next round but I am unhappy because we lost today. They beat us on rebounds and forced us to lose turnovers, which we normally don't do. We have a lot to learn from this experience today."

Darko Novosel, Zagreb Player:

"I would like to thank the coach for giving me this opportunity. The twenty points from the first game was too much. We congratulate our opponents for the good game."

Valeriy Tikhonenko, Samara Coach:

"I congratulate Zagreb for the good game. The good home game helped us today. When we look at the statistics we lost a lot of rebounds, 24 turnovers is too much for us.  Today Vladović and Simon played a good game, and Zagreb raised their shooting statistics and so endagered our pass to the next round.

Željko Pavličević, Zagreb Coach:

"We have had a lot of bad luck in the last ten days. Tomić has a virus today and could not play,  which has changed our plans.  The difference was made by Perry who knew when to keep the ball, when to shoot and gave the stability to his team. At the very beggining of the game my players were very nervous and eager to win, but that was the reason for not playing well enough the first half."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

45.8%

27/59
FG
M/A

41.7%

20/48

67.9%

19/28
FG2P
M/A

44.4%

12/27

25.8%

8/31
FG3P
M/A

38.1%

8/21

66.7%

14/21
FT
M/A

84.0%

21/25

28

13/15
RT
RO/RD

35

14/21

12

AS

10

14

TO

24

7

ST

9

1

BS

0

25

PF

20

76

Pts

69

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