BC Hemofarm Stada emerged victorious from the Spiroudome in Belgium on Tuesday night by getting rid of Spirou Charleroi, 64-78. The guests were led by Goran Jagodnik in the first half to get a solid, comfortable lead, but late in the last period, the hosts rallied back to minus 10, but that was all they could do. The win lifts Hemofarm to a 4-2 record in Group C while Spirou Charleroi drops to 2-4 to tie with CSU Asesoft. Vladan Vukosavljevic led the winners with his 22 points, Jagodnik added 13, Nebojsa Joksimovic had 11 and Miljan Pavkovic tallied 10. For the hosts, Tremmell Darden had 13 points, Len Matela bagged 12 and Andre Riddick added 10.
Two baskets by Goran Jagodnik were a good start for Hemofarm and soon Vladan Vukosavljevic made it 2-9 for the guests. Andre Riddick tried it from the paint
for Charleroi but the hosts kept froging a bigger lead little by little, 6-14. Tremmell Darden and Len Matela started contributing for Spirou but Jagodnik
and Vukosavljevic made it a double-digit lead for 9-19, which was maintained until the end of the first quarter, 11-21 for Hemofarm. Charleroi showed some
signs of improvement in the first steps of the second quarter, as Wes Wilkinson's three trimmed it down to 7 points, but Jagodnik copied him to restore the
10 points at 20-30. The hosts had only disehd one assist against the 5 by Hemofarm, and the 1 of 6 free throws at that point didn't help either. Jagodnik was
on a scoring streak and added a new three as Matela fought for the hosts. But it was not enough as Vukosavljevic scored for 26-45 to make it look like
Hemofarm had the game already under its belly, but Adam Hall made a basket plus foul play to leave the 29-45 at the break. The pace was slow at the beginning
of the third quarter and that played in favor of Hemofarm, who maintained the gap without much effort. The scoring was balanced throughout the third period
at the end of which the scoreboard showed a 44-63 for Hemofarm. Seven points combined by Tremmell Darden and Jonathan Tabu allowed Charleroi to get as close
as 56-67, to force Hemofarm's timeout. Mistakes in offense arrived for both teams at that point but that was only good for Hemofarm who saw how the final
buzzer was getting closer. Three free throws by Miljan Pavkovic were the last breath that Hamofarm needed to reach a valuable fourth win that leaves the team in a good position with only four games remaining.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007