Qualifying Round Round 2 - October 01, 2011 CET: 17:00 Local time: 17:00 - RTL SPIROUDOME

Records

Ave.   Ave.
1-0 Qualifying Round 1-0
1-0 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia
Referee
HERCEG, SINISA, Croatia
Umpire
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
61.0 Points 82.0
45.0 Rebounds 39.0
15.0 O. Rebounds 9.0
30.0 D. Rebounds 30.0
12.0 Assists 16.0
4.0 Steals 6.0
1.0 Blocks 1.0
12.0 Turnovers 12.0
32.5 % 2PT 56.4 %
35.0 % 3PT 41.2 %
43.8 % FT 65.4 %
51.0 Index 93.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.0 / Welsch Points 15.0 / Staiger
11.0 / Green Rebounds 9.0 / Simonovic
6.0 / Green OR 3.0 / FRANCIS, TORIN
6.0 / Beghin DR 8.0 / Simonovic
5.0 / Mallet Assists 6.0 / WEAVER, KYLE
2.0 / Mallet Steals 2.0 / WEAVER, KYLE
1.0 / Riddick Blocks 1.0 / Idbihi
4.0 / Welsch Turnovers 3.0 / WEAVER, KYLE
66.7 % / Riddick 2PT 100.0 % / Simonovic
100.0 % / Hamilton 3PT 100.0 % / Schaffartzik
75.0 % / Welsch FT 100.0 % / Wood
11.0 / Green Index 18.0 / WEAVER, KYLE

THE TAKE

Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
Alba Berlin
RECORDS
3-7 (Sixth place, Group B)
Euroleague
Regular season 2010-11
6-0 (First place, Group H)
Euroleague
-
Last 16, 2010-11
1-5 (Fourth place, Group L)

PROBABLE STARTERS
Guard
Guard
Forward
Forward
Center

THE STAKES

Spirou and Alba passed this way before last season, and the Belgian champs made off with the Euroleague spot in a two-game series. This time, it's one game only, but on Spirou's floor. Spirou can make sure Belgium plays in Europe's top competition again, while Alba seeks a return to a competition in which it reached the Top 16 recently.

INJURIES

Spirou and France forward Mickael Gelabale returned from EuroBasket 2011 injured and will miss the weekend’s games.

THE TAKE

Alba's complete command in its first-game victory gives it the kind of confidence it will need against Spirou and its home crowd. Team-wide rebounding and assists, particularly those of Kyle Weaver, gave Alba a balanced attack, while its defense humbled a lesser opponent. Spirou counters with its own strong rebounding and hustle, but it will have to lift its shooting percentages a lot from the first game, when it won by a single basket against an opponent that missed 11 of 12 three-pointers.

REFEREES
Crew Chief
Referee
Umpire
Sasa Pukl
Sasa Pukl

Slovenia
Sinisa Herceg
Sinisa Herceg
Croatia
Ioannis Foufis
Ioannis Foufis
Greece
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Dwayne Broyles - Belgacom SpirouFor the second year in a row, Belgacom Spirou eliminated Alba Berlin in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds with a no-doubt-about-it 74-63 victory at home in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday. Spirou will play the winner of Khimki Moscow Region vs. CEZ Nymburk later Saturday in the bracket final. Sunday's winner advances to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Against Alba, Spirou had all the answers with an aggressive defense and low turnovers. Dwayne Broyles led the way for Spirou with 15 points. Caleb Green nailed 11, Justin Hamilton and Demond Mallet added 10 apiece, and Jiri Welsch 9. Derrick Allen bagged 20 for Alba and Bryce Taylor 13. Spirou's defense set the tone as the hosts took a 36-23 lead after 15 minutes. Alba fought back before halftime, but an 18-8 run for Spirou bridging the last two quarters supplied a big enough advantage, 59-46, to last the distance. Alba will now join the 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season, which begins in November.

Allen popped a jumper from outside to open the scoring for Alba. Mallet answered from beyond the arc, but a three-point-play completed but Torin Francis gave an early 3-5 margin to Alba. Tornike Shengeila tied it up before a perfect connection between Dashaun Wood and Allen put Alba back ahead, but not for long. Back-to-back baskets from Andre Riddick and Mallet gave Spirou its first advantage at 9-7. Five points in a row scored by Green, a long three-pointer and a fade-away jumper, pushed Spirou to a 19-11 margin. Soon, a Broyles triple over Alba's zone defense gave a 22-13 advantage to the hosts. Mallet gave Spirou the first double-digit lead from the foul line before Allen lowered it to 24-16 after 10 minutes.

A big dunk from Shengelia made it 26-16 early in the second quarter, while Alba offense continued to struggle against the tough Spirou defense. Marko Simonovic lifted the visitors with 5 consecutive points, but Broyles scored another long-distance shot to re-establish a double-figure difference, 31-21. A minute later, he completed a three-point-play for the biggest margin so far, 36-23. Wood's three-pointer, and perfect pick-and-roll assist to Allen quickly cut the margin to 36-28. An easy layup by Taylor completed Alba's comeback to within 36-32 as the first half finished.

Demond Mallet - Belgacom SpirouChris Hill's three-pointer and an easy layup for Torin were the first points in the third quarter. Riddick and Kyle Weaver exchanged two-pointers, but the defenses were tough on both sides, so open shots were hard to fin. A steal by Alba transformed into 2 easy points for Allen that pushed the guests closer, at 41-38. Green reacted with a long-range strike as Spirou regained a 45-38 advantage. A pair of easy fastbreak layups by Justin Hamilton, one with additional free throw, suddenly had Spirou up 10 points again, 48-38. Before the quarter could finish, however, back-to back threes by Heiko Schaffartzik had Alba as close again as 53-46.

A 6-0 run capped by Jiri Welsch opened another big margin, 59-46, for Spirou to start the final quarter. Wood scored from downtown and assisted Allen to sound the charge for Alba at 61-52, but Spirou wasn't giving in. A rocket from downtown by Broyles made it 64-53 midway through the quarter. Soon, a reverse layup by Green maintained a nine-point margin, 66-57, with less than 2 minutes remaining, Schaffartzik and Taylor with long three-pointers got Alba as close as 69-63 with a minute left, but Spirou took its time to seal the win from the foul line and get within a step of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Euroleague.net
Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 3000 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Belgacom Spirou Basket24121721
Alba Berlin16161417
End of Quarter1234
Belgacom Spirou Basket24365374
Alba Berlin16324663
Head coach: BOZZI, GIOVANNI
Belgacom Spirou Basket
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 HILL, CHRIS 19:57 4 0/5 1/5 1/2   3 3 1   1     2 4 -1
5 WELSCH, JIRI 30:09 9 4/9   1/3   5 5 2         1 4 12
6 BROYLES, DWAYNE 25:58 15 2/3 3/6 2/3   1 1 2 3 1 1   2 5 19
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 29:26 10 3/6 1/3 1/1   2 2 2 2     1 3 1 8
8 GREEN, CALEB 19:26 11 2/4 2/5 1/2 1 5 6   1 2     4 4 10
10 RIDDICK, ANDRE 23:42 8 3/3   2/4 1 6 7   2 1 1   4 4 15
11 JADIN, AMAURY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MALLET, DEMOND 31:08 10 1/3 1/3 5/6   2 2 7 1 2     2 4 15
13 PENNINCK, BORIS 5:43           2 2 2 1           5
14 MORAY, YANNICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 BEGHIN, CHRISTOPHE 5:33 2 1/1       1 1     1     4   -2
20 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 8:58 5 2/4 0/1 1/2       1 1       3 1 1
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 74 18/38 8/23 14/23 4 28 32 17 11 8 2 1 25 27 85
47.4% 34.8% 60.9%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Head coach: HERBERT, GORDON
Alba Berlin
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 STAIGER, LUCCA 9:17     0/3             2     1   -6
6 SCHULTZE, SVEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 NEY, JOEY 0:15                         1   -1
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 26:50 9 0/2 3/6     5 5 5   2     3 2 11
15 ALLEN, DERRICK 32:57 20 8/13 0/2 4/5   6 6   1 1     5 7 20
21 FRANCIS, TORIN 12:28 5 2/2   1/1   1 1     3     2 4 5
22 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 28:46 8 0/2 1/3 5/6 1 5 6 1   2 1 2 4 4 7
23 WOOD, DASHAUN 30:48 6 0/7 2/5         4 3 3     5   -5
25 WEAVER, KYLE 23:23 2 1/3 0/1     5 5 3   2     1 2 6
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 10:19       0/2   1 1 1   2     3 2 -3
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 24:57 13 3/7 1/2 4/6 4 4 8     1     3 3 13
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 63 14/36 7/22 14/20 8 30 38 14 4 18 1 2 28 24 53
38.9% 31.8% 70%
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Head Coaches

BOZZI, GIOVANNI
Belgacom Spirou Basket
“Today we played with more intensity and more desire. Mallet also played much better, and he will be even better in the future, as he missed three weeks of preseason. Another improvement was controlling our emotions. The only bad moment was at the end with Mallet’s technical foul. We had the game in our grasp we didn’t need it. I was very happy with the consistency. Alba came back a little in the second quarter, only because we missed some shots, but they were good shots. I have nothing bad to say about our creativity, which was really good.”
HERBERT, GORDON
Alba Berlin
“First, congratulations to Charleroi. I am disappointed with the play of my team. They played with more intensity and will than us, they deserve the victory. We simply did not match their intensity. We had 11 turnovers in the first half and they scored some easy baskets out of their defense. We played a bit better in the last five minutes of the second quarter but overall we did not play well enough.”

Players

HILL, CHRIS
Belgacom Spirou Basket
“Today we played with a lot more energy than two days ago. We were in the right places at the right time, the coach designed a good defensive plan for us and it went well. Another important thing today is that we took care of the ball. We knew we were capable of it, it was a big step to be able to play at home but now we have a big hurdle left.”
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