Qualifying Round Round 3 - October 02, 2011 CET: 19:00 Local time: 19:00 - RTL SPIROU DOME

Records

Ave.   Ave.
2-0 Qualifying Round 2-0
2-0 Overall 2-0

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia
Referee
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire
HERCEG, SINISA, Croatia

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
67.5 Points 77.5
38.5 Rebounds 39.5
9.5 O. Rebounds 9.5
29.0 D. Rebounds 30.0
14.5 Assists 16.5
7.5 Steals 8.0
1.5 Blocks 2.5
10.0 Turnovers 16.5
39.7 % 2PT 50.0 %
34.9 % 3PT 32.6 %
50.9 % FT 62.2 %
68.0 Index 76.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.0 / Welsch Points 22.5 / Simmons
8.5 / Green Rebounds 8.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE
3.5 / Green OR 2.5 / Necas
5.0 / Green DR 6.0 / WILSON, LAMAYNE
6.0 / Mallet Assists 4.0 / Lawrence
2.0 / Broyles Steals 2.0 / PUMPRLA, PAVEL
1.0 / Riddick Blocks 1.5 / PUMPRLA, PAVEL
2.0 / Welsch Turnovers 4.0 / PUMPRLA, PAVEL
83.3 % / Riddick 2PT 100.0 % / VYORAL, TOMAS
66.7 % / Hamilton 3PT 100.0 % / Sokolovsky
66.7 % / Broyles FT 87.5 % / Simmons
10.5 / Green Index 21.5 / Simmons

THE TAKE

Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
CEZ Nymburk
RECORDS
3-7 (Sixth place, Group B)
Euroleague
Regular season 2010-11
4-2 (first place, Group G)
Eurocup
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Last 16, 2010-11
0-6 (fourth place, Group K)

PROBABLE STARTERS
Guard
Guard
Forward
Forward
Center

THE STAKES

Nothing less than place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, a seat at the table with the best teams of the continent. It would be Spirou's second year in a row making the Euroleague through qualifying, should it win. For Nymburk, it would be history-making. Although the Czech Republic was home to great teams in the 1960s, players from that country have had to leave to compete at high levels since. A Nymburk victory on Sunday might change that dynamic for years to come.

INJURIES

Spirou lost high scorer Dwayne Broyles in the fourth quarter on Saturday and he is expected to miss Sunday's game. Although Caleb Green left Saturday's game limping, he returned for Spirou and should be ready to play. Otherwise, both teams are injury-free and ready to face each other at Spiroudome.

THE TAKE

Nymburk has the least to lose of all the teams playing Sunday, which makes it most dangerous. Just ask Khimki, which never recovered from a 21-3 deficit on Saturday. Nymburk also has the least rest of any team, however, so will have to get even more easy baskets off its back-door cuts and save its strength for defense and, especially, rebounding. Spirou suffered to win a defensive battle on its own floor in the first game, but did the dirty work to beat Alba Berlin on Saturday despite modest shooting accuracy. Foul trouble could play a role, especially for Nymburk, but so may go-to guys, of which the Czechs have a dependable few, although Spirou has just as many defensive stoppers. Edge to the home team, but nobody expected Nymburk to even reach this game, so beware.

REFEREES
Crew Chief
Referee
Umpire
Sasa Pukl
Sasa Pukl

Slovenia
Milivoje Jovcic
Milivoje Jovcic
Serbia
Sinisa Herceg
Sinisa Herceg
Croatia




Belgacom Spirou
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 400:00 135 31/78 15/43 28/55 19 58 77 29 15 20 3 5 51 55 136
Average 200:00 67.5 39.7% 34.9% 50.9% 09.5 29.0 38.5 14.5 07.5 10.0 01.5 02.5 25.5 27.5 68.0

Totals 400:00 155 45/90 14/43 23/37 19 60 79 33 16 33 5 3 51 40 153
Average 200:00 77.5 50.0% 32.6% 62.2% 09.5 30.0 39.5 16.5 08.0 16.5 02.5 01.5 25.5 20.0 76.5
CEZ Nymburk
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Belgacom Spirou celebrates - (photo spirou)Belgacom Spirou Basket established itself as the king of qualifying for the second year in a row by routing CEZ Nymburk 79-53 at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium, to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. The Belgian champs pulled away in the second quarter to take a 34-21 halftime lead and never looked back as the margin crossed the 30-point mark in the fourth quarter. Chris Hill shined with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Demond Mallet scored 18, Caleb Green had 12, Christophe Beghin 11 and Jiri Welsch dished 7 assists for the winners. Head coach Giovanni Bozzi’s squad advances to Euroleague Regular Season Group C, where it will meet Anadolu Efes, Emporio Armani Milano, Maccabi Electra, Partizan m:ts and Real Madrid, which Spirou will host on opening night, October 20. Eugene Lawrence paced Nymbutk with 10 points. The Czech champs, who impressed Saturday by knocking out BC Khimki Moscow Region, never got on track against Spirou. In addition to its shooting woes, Nymburk was alos outrebounded 48-32. Head coach Ronen Ginzburg’s men will now play in the 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season.

Welsch opened the scoring with a fastbreak layup for the hosts, who soon got another just like it from Justin Hamilton. When Tornike Shengelia banked in a runner, Spirou was up 6-0. Petr Benda broke Nymburk's drought with a tip-in, but it was clear already that Spirou planned to rev up the tempo to test Nymburk's energy reserves on its third game in as many nights. Beghin owned the inside with back-to-back baskets for a 10-2 Spirou lead and a quick Nymburk timeout. Tre Simmons hit his first basket after that, and soon Lawrence got on the scoreboard, too, cutting the difference to 10-9. Chris Hill's free throws for Spirou were then matched by a running jumper from Simmons. When Mike Lenzly broke loose for a fastbreak layup, Nymburk had its first advantage, 12-13. However, Green's corner triple put the lead back in Spirou's hands, 15-13, after 10 minutes.

The defenses continued to dominate in the second quarter, blocking shots and drawing charges until Lamayne Wilson tied it up, 15-15, with a baseline jumper. Spirou reacted with quick baskets by Hill and Welsch, which was saying something with points at a premium now. Nymburk looked too tired to get to the basket, while Hill popped high off the mark to down a jumper at 21-15. Green's next points, on a breakaway dunk, ignited the crowd, and Mallet did so even more with a nothing-but-the-net triple at 26-17. Once Green scored on a three-point play and Mallet on a transition jumper, it was 31-17 and Nymburk looked rudderless. Simmons got a two-pointer and Radek Necas a pair of free throws to fall before halftime, but in between, Mallet struck from long-range again, assuring Spirou a comfy 34-21 halftime gap.

The home team came out for the second half looking to end the game early. A Hill triple and a Mallet layup lifted the Spirou advantage to 18. Petr Benda stepped up and nailed a long jumper, but it was not enough to change the momentum. Hill nailed another three to put 44-24 on the scoreboard. Lukas Palyza got to the hole for a laup only to see Toko Shengelia better him with a basket-plus-foul. Beghin put the hosts up 21 from the line and Mallet made it 22. Mike Lenzly’s free throws and three-pointer had little impact as Mallet came back from downtown. 4 Pavel Pumprla free throws drew Nymburk to 54-36 entering the final quarter.

Beghin made it 20 at the start of the fourth quarter. Nymburk never quit and Lenzly laid his body out for a loose ball, but the shots simply did not fall. Pumprla shined for a moment with a steal and slam. Mallet ended any doubts about the outcome with a triple before a Welsch steal set Hill up for a layup-plus-foul, which also landed Benda a technical foul. After Hill sank 3 free throws and Beghin 2 more, the lead hit 68-38. Lawrence drained a three for Nymburk and then got to the line as the visitors never stopped playing. Palyza also connected from downtown. But the Czech champs’ efforts were now too little, too late. The local fans sang over the final minutes as Spirou marked a second straight season in the Euroleague.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO)
Attendance: 4000 (Tentative)
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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 27:02 21 4/9 2/5 7/7 2 10 12 3 2 5     1 3 27
5 WELSCH, JIRI 30:53 6 2/4 0/2 2/2   2 2 7 1 2   1 1 4 12
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 24:33 3 1/1 0/3 1/2   7 7 2 1 1     4 1 5
8 GREEN, CALEB 22:05 12 2/5 1/3 5/5 2 4 6     2     3 6 14
10 RIDDICK, ANDRE 17:40 2 1/2       3 3 1 1 1 5   4   6
11 JADIN, AMAURY 5:10     0/1 0/2                 2 1 -4
12 MALLET, DEMOND 31:30 18 3/5 4/9     3 3 3   1     2 1 15
13 PENNINCK, BORIS 2:06           1 1     1          
14 MORAY, YANNICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 BEGHIN, CHRISTOPHE 24:08 11 4/6   3/4 2 7 9 1 1 3     2 5 19
20 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE 14:53 6 2/5   2/3 2 2 4     3 1   4 3 3
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 79 19/37 7/23 20/25 9 39 48 17 6 19 6 1 23 24 98
51.4% 30.4% 80%
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: GINZBURG, RONEN
CEZ Nymburk
# 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 BENDA, PETR 26:02 2 1/4     1 3 4   3 3     5 2  
5 SOKOLOVSKY, LADISLAV 6:29   0/1 0/2         1         3   -5
6 PUMPRLA, PAVEL 22:16 6 1/6 0/1 4/4   2 2   2 3   2 3 2 -2
7 LAWRENCE, EUGENE 19:24 10 2/4 1/2 3/8       3         3 4 6
9 KREMEN, MICHAL 8:15     0/1     1 1     1         -1
10 VYORAL, TOMAS 10:04 2 1/2       1 1   1       1   2
11 PALYZA, LUKAS 10:11 5 1/2 1/3     1 1     1     2    
12 NECAS, RADEK 30:00 4 1/5 0/1 2/2 2 9 11 2 1 3 1 1 4 1 7
13 SIMMONS, TRE 23:17 8 4/10 0/4     5 5 1 1 1   1 1 4 6
32 WILSON, LAMAYNE 23:26 9 4/7 0/4 1/3   1 1 1 1     1 2 5 5
34 LENZLY, MIKE 20:36 7 1/2 1/2 2/2 1 2 3         1 1 5 11
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 53 16/43 3/20 12/19 7 25 32 8 9 12 1 6 25 23 32
37.2% 15% 63.2%
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Head Coaches

BOZZI, GIOVANNI
Belgacom Spirou Basket
"Our defense made the difference tonight. We were able to stop the more dangerous players in front of us with great intensity. We controlled the rebounds too and it was easier in the second half. I have a group with an exceptional mentality. We progressed well after our first victory against Donetsk. We can do great things in the Euroleague this season, especially at home where the Belgian fans will support us. We have proved, since last year, that we have a very good team and we can organize big events."
GINZBURG, RONEN
CEZ Nymburk
"First, congratulations to coach Bozzi for winning this game and qualifying for the Euroleague. After the first quarter, Charleroi killed the game and put us under great pressure. Maybe my players were a little bit tired after our big success on Saturday. We needed one more center, but Naymick is injured. We did our best tonight."
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