2013-14Last 32Round 1
January 08, 2014 CET: 18:15
Local time: 19:15 BANVIT KARA ALI ACAR SPORT HALL
Banvit blasts Budivelnik by dominating the boards

Sammy Mejia - Banvit Bandirma - EC13 (photo MZT Skopje)Banvit Bandirma was in control throughout in scoring a 92-85 victory over Budivelnik Kiev to start Group M play on a winning note. The hosts scored 10 straight points to finish the third quarter and led by as many as 21 in the fourth before taking their foot off the gas. Chuck Davis led the Banvit attack with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. Sammy Mejia scored 16 for the winners, Erkan Veyseloglu netted 12 and both Ermal Kuqo and EJ Rowland finished with 11 points apiece. Banvit outrebounded Budivelnik 42-22. Blake Ahearn made 4 of 8 three-pointers en route to 22 points in defeat. Darjus Lavrinovic added 20 points, DaJuan Summers scored 18 and Janis Strelnieks amassed 13 points and 5 assists.

A strong start for Kuqo helped the hosts to a 9-4 lead. Lavrinovic rallied Kiev back to take a 15-16 advantage. Davis put Banvit back in charge and Keith Simmons free throws extended the lead to 7 before Sergiy Gorbenko’s tip-in made it 29-24 after 10 minutes. A Stefan Markovic layup gave the hosts a double-digit lead three minutes into the second quarter. Ahearn helped keep Budivelnik in the picture, but Mejia made sure Banvit reached the break in control 57-46. Threes by Strelnieks, Lavrinovic and Ahearn narrowed the gap to 59-55. A Davis three-point play capped a 6-0 spurt to restore a double-digit Banvit advantage. Banvit finished the third quarter on a 10-0 run, in which Veyseloglu and Cevher Ozer hit threes, to make it 82-62 with 10 minutes to go. The lead peaked at 21 on a Mejia free throw. Ahearn scored 5 points in a 0-9 run to give Budivelnik hope. Kiev closed within 6 three times in the closing minutes, but Rowland was there with an answer each time to secure the Banvit victory.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Referees: JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), JURAS, MARKO (SRB)
Attendance: 2200 (Tentative)
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Banvit Bandirma29282510
Budivelnik Kiev24221623
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Banvit Bandirma29578292
Budivelnik Kiev24466285
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ROWLAND, EARL 21:27 11 4/6 0/1 3/5   1 1     1     3 5 8
7 EDGE, SAFAK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 DAVIS, CHUCK 27:34 20 8/14   4/4 4 4 8 3   4 2   3 4 24
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 29:30 16 4/5 1/3 5/6 2 5 7 1 2 4   1 2 4 19
10 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 18:33 2 1/1 0/1     3 3 5 3 3     2   7
11 CANTEKIN, DUSAN 10:43 6 3/3       1 1 1         2 2 8
12 AMINU, ALADE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 22:10 5 1/2   3/4 2 4 6           1 3 11
23 KUQO, ERMAL 26:25 11 5/11   1/2   4 4 2   3   1 3 1 4
24 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 10:36 2 1/1 0/2     2 2     2     2 1 -1
41 OZER, CEVHER 14:35 7 2/3 1/3   1 2 3 2       1 2   6
44 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN 18:27 12 3/5 2/2     4 4 2 1 2   1     14
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 92 32/51 4/12 16/21 12 30 42 16 6 19 2 4 20 20 103
        62.7% 33.3% 76.2%
Head coach: ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
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
Budivelnik Kiev
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 AHEARN, BLAKE 35:08 22 3/5 4/8 4/4   3 3 3 1 1     5 3 20
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 28:49 20 6/9 1/4 5/5   4 4 2   1 4   4 6 25
9 SALENGA, DAINIUS 31:56 4 2/3 0/5   2 1 3 4   2     3    
10 GORBENKO, SERGIY 4:55 2 1/1 0/1   1   1     1         1
11 NERUSH, OLEKSANDR 11:58 2 1/2 0/1                     2 2
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 31:39 13 3/8 1/3 4/4 1 3 4 5 2     1 1 3 18
14 ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 14:42 4 1/2   2/2 1 1 2     3   1 3 2  
15 LEBEDINTSEV, ANDRIY 4:35               2   2          
17 TISHCHENKO, OLEKSANDR 2:42     0/1                       -1
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 33:36 18 5/10 1/2 5/7 1 3 4 2 2 1     4 4 17
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 85 22/40 7/25 20/22 7 15 22 18 5 11 4 2 20 20 83
        55% 28% 90.9%
Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS

Head Coaches

ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
Banvit Bandirma
"I think it was very good start for us against a very experienced team. Congratulations to all of our players. Today was also a good lesson for us. We knew that Budivelnik has quality and offensive skills to come back even with the big difference. We couldn’t play good defense in the fourth quarter. We allowed such easy points. This will be a lesson for us to react better in the fourth quarter. But for sure our team was good for more than 30 minutes and we showed some energy most of the game. And I congratulate all the fans that were here and supporting us, but we were expect to see a full gym. This team and this organization deserve all of Bandırma to applaud them. And I know it is impossible to do something good without our fans. "
BAGATSKIS, AINARS
Budivelnik Kiev
"First of all, congratulations to Banvit on the win. We knew how tough it is to win here before we came. They have a nice gym, nice fans and pressure from all sides. You must to be mentally strong to be in the game here. Today, in the beginning of the game, Banvit played as we expected. Banvit’s players are at a very high level individually. Some of our players were not ready to play one-on-one defense and also Banvit played incredible offense. And you have no chance to win If you are weak in defense. In the second half the game continued exactly the same and Banvit was up by 20 in the third quarter. The fourth quarter we found energy and strong emotions to came back. And a couple of good actions on defense and offense, we managed to come back. But unfortunately in the end of the game Banvit had luck to win the game."

Players

KUQO, ERMAL
Banvit Bandirma
"We played against a good team that came from the Euroleague. We are happy to win against such a team. I’m proud of all our teammates for their fighting. And for the next games I’m expecting bigger numbers of fans because our team deserves this. "
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