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Group:  G | 04.11.2014, 18:30h
Group:  G | 04.11.2014, 18:30h
108-95
16 - 2137 - 2531 - 1824 - 31
16 - 2137 - 2531 - 1824 - 31
Venue: Kotka (FIN) |
Spectators: 870 |
Referees: Marko Vuckovic (SLO), Gellert Kapitany (HUN), Fernando Calatrava Cuevas (ESP)

GAME REPORT


KTP Too Strong For Biella

7. Timo Heinonen (Team TEHO Sport Kotka)
Timo Heinonen finished the game with a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double

LaMonte Ulmer led six KTP-Basket players scoring in double figures as they blew by Bonprix Bella to record a 108-95 win in their EuroChallenge Group G opener.

Biella, making their European debut, enjoyed the better of the first quarter but their honeymoon was soon ended as KTP ruthlessly piled up the points.

Brandon Jefferson added 19 points, Joonas Lehtoranta 17, Kenneth Simms 15, Timo Heinonen 14 and Samuli Vanttaja 10 as KTP made 42-of-74 (56.8%) from the field.

Biella, the only team in this year's competition who do not play in the top flight in their home nation, held a narrow edge throughout the first quarter, which ended with them leading 21-16 after back-to-back shots from Alan Voskuil.

But that is as good as it got for the visitors, with KTP quickly tying it back up and then storming ahead in the second period, with a three-pointer from Lehtoranta making it 53-43 just before the break.

It simply continued in the third period, with Simms scoring the first five in a 10-0 run that made it 67-51.

A 15-1 run at the start of the final stanza powered them into their biggest lead, 94-64, when Ulmer finished Heinonen's alley-oop pass.

Voskuil and Benjamin Raymond had 23 each for Biella.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: KTP vs. Bonprix Biella

Fabio Corbani, Bonprix Biella Head Coach
"It was a good game, even though we lost it. The third quarter was difficult for us. We have a very young team and we want to improve our young players. One of our best players, Eric Lombardi is injured and that was one reason why we were weak on the rebounds."

 

Alan Voskuil, Bonprix Biella
"It was a tough game. We started well, but then we lost our focus. KTP played a great game. This was our first EuroChallenge game. We have a young team and this is a great learning experience."

 

Anton Mirolybov, KTP-Basket Head Coach
"We were a great team for 20 minutes. We showed our best: we controlled the tempo and were also active. It was a great game from Joonas Lehtoranta on both ends of the court."

 

Brandon Jefferson, KTP-Basket
"The game felt great. We lost our focus for a short period but we were able to get back into the game quickly. There is more energy in these games than in our own league."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

56.8%

42/74
FG
M/A

49.3%

36/73

65.4%

34/52
FG2P
M/A

56.1%

23/41

36.4%

8/22
FG3P
M/A

40.6%

13/32

76.2%

16/21
FT
M/A

76.9%

10/13

45

12/33
RT
RO/RD

25

5/20

14

AS

19

13

TO

11

7

ST

5

0

BS

2

17

PF

21

108

Pts

95

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