2015-16 HOSPITALETQualifying RoundRound 3
January 05, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 HOSPITALET NORD
Guillermo Gonzalez - U18 FC Real Madrid - JT15 (photo Paco Largo)

Reigning continental champion U18 Real Madrid clinched first place in Group A of the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Qualifying Tournament – Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L'Hospitalet by fending off U18 FIATC Joventut Badalona 60-50. Ignacio Ballespin scored 13 points to pace Madrid, which will take on U18 Brose Baskets Bamberg in the semifinals. Felipe Dos Anjos added 10 points and 6 rebounds for Madrid, which outrebounded Joventut 45-32 and held Joventut to just 29 percent shooting from the field. Joventut dropped to 1-2 and will not advance to the semifinals. Alejandro Galan scored 29 points in defeat and Pedros Barros had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

Madrid opened the game with a 0-5 lead and despite two baskets from Galan pushed the gap to 4-11. Quim Salvans got Joventut to within 9-11, but Joventut managed just one basket over the final four minutes of the first quarter with 7 misses and 2 turnovers as Madrid went ahead 11-17 after 10 minutes. The Madrid cushion was 13-24 after a Ballespin three and put-backs from Domagoj Proleta. Josep Busquets knocked down a three to bring Joventut within 18-24 only to see 2 Guillermo Gonzalez free throws extend the lead to double digits. The Joventut defense held tough over the final four minutes of the first half, allowing just 1 point, while Barros scored 4 straight points to get Joventut within 24-29 at the intermission.

Joventut kept up its defensive prowess and held Madrid to just 1 basket – by Acoydan McCarthy – in the first 4:39 minutes of the second half while Barros cut the gap to 30-31. Dos Anjos and Miki Fons scored back-to-back baskets for Madrid to re-establish a 5-point lead. Joventut could not get back ahead and trailed 39-43 after 30 minutes. Neither team scored in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter until Dino Radoncic’s three-pointer made it 39-46. Galan answered from long range on the next possession but Madrid scored the next 6 points to lead 42-52. Galan’s next basket had Joventut within 46-52, but Madrid kept Joventut scoreless for the next three minutes and raced away 46-58 with less than two minutes to play. Galan snapped the scoreless drought to make it 48-58 with 1:16 minutes left, but it was too little too late.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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U18 FIATC JOVENTUT BADALONA11243950
U18 REAL MADRID17294360
U18 FIATC JOVENTUT BADALONA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 DIMITIJEVIC, NENAD 15:59   0/2 0/7     2 2 1   1   1 5   -13
3 GALAN, ALEJANDRO 29:05 27 10/17 1/1 4/4 3 3 6   2 2     5 4 25
4 BUSQUETS, PEP 30:24 5 1/6 1/4     2 2 2   1   1     -1
6 LARSSON, VILGOT 22:15   0/3 0/1     2 2     3     1 2 -4
7 SALVANS, QUIM 16:00 2 1/4 0/1         1       1 4 1 -5
12 GARCIA, EDUARD 12:19 3 1/2   1/2   2 2   2       1 1 5
13 KARPIN, KARL 2:36                         1   -1
14 CANOVAS, POL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 MOLINS, POL 13:20 2 1/2               1     4 1 -3
24 BARROS, PEDRO 25:00 11 4/12 0/1 3/4 3 4 7 3 2 1   1 2 6 15
99 GONZALEZ, ERIC 33:02   0/4 0/1   2 5 7 1 2     1 3   1
Team           3 1 4     2         2
Totals 200:00 50 18/52 2/16 8/10 11 21 32 8 8 11 0 5 26 15 21
        34.6% 12.5% 80%
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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
U18 REAL MADRID
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KASANZI, GERMAN 15:05   0/1   0/2       1           2  
5 RADONCIC, DINO 22:16 6 1/4 1/3 1/2   7 7 2   5     1 2 5
6 FONS, MIKI 27:55 8 3/6   2/4   2 2 1 2   1   3 5 11
8 PROLETA, DOMAGOJ 20:47 6 2/4 0/3 2/4 2 6 8           2 3 8
11 BALLESPIN, IGNACIO 28:59 13 3/7 2/3 1/2 1 2 3 1 2 2     1 6 16
12 NDIAYE, SAMBA 16:18 4 2/3     2 7 9 1   1     1 1 12
13 GONZALEZ, GUILLERMO 7:47 2     2/2       1   2       1 2
14 SOW, KHADIM 14:09 4 1/5   2/4 4 1 5     2 2   3 2 2
16 DOS ANJOS, FELIPE 18:46 10 4/4   2/3 2 4 6   1 2 1   2 3 16
17 MCCARTHY, ACOYDAN 20:12 7 3/4 0/1 1/2   3 3   2 3 1   2 1 6
18 JOVICIC, MIHAILO 7:46     0/2     2 2   1 1          
20 SALVADOR, PACO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 60 19/38 3/12 13/25 11 34 45 7 8 19 5 0 15 26 77
        50% 25% 52%
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