2007-08Regular SeasonRound 2
November 13, 2007 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MARTINI PLAZA
Galatasaray Cafe Crown stayed unbeaten in its ULEB Cup debut season as it blasted the Hanzevast Capitals on the road by 60-93 on Tuesday. The win lifts Galatasaray to a 2-0 record in Group C as the only unbeaten team in the group while the Capitals drop to 0-2. The first quarter ended with a 27-27 tie but when Charles Gaines and Dee Brown woke up, the guests rolled on their way to victory. Robert Hite led the way for the winners with 23 points, Dee Brown added 19, Charles Gaines 18 behind 8 of 11 two-pointers, Chris Owens had a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds, Murat Kaya netted 11 and Huseyin Besok posted 10. Kevin Melson was the best man for the hosts with 15 points, Guido Grunheid added 13 and Alton Mason had 11.

Five points by Guido Grunheis launched the Hanzevast Capitals to an early 10-5 lead, but Dee Brown and Robert Hite managed to stop th ebleeding and maintain Galatasaray Cafe Crown in the game. The Capitals managed to build a slim margin with a 22-16 but the guests came back at 23-23 with seven straight points by Brown, and the tie remained at the end of the first quarter, 27-27. Charles Gaines and Grunheid were the names at the start of the second period, and when Huseyin Besok joined the party Galatasaray was up by double digits, 30-41. Robert Hite maintained the cushion for Galatasaray as Kevin Melson was a one-man army for the Capitals, and that wasn't enough as the board showed a 33-45 at the break. It was a Galatasaray party in the third quarter as an 8-21 partial score in the third period led by Hite, Brown and Gaines killed the Hanzevast Capitals who saw how after 30 minutes the score was 41-66. But the bleeding didn't stop there as the last quarter started with a 0-9 Galatasaray run with 5 points by Gaines and the guests never looked back again as they stole the show in the last period with a 20-27 partial score again.

Galatasaray Cafe Crown head coach Necdet Ozyer

"We are very happy, we have won here in Groningen. We knew Capitals play hard defense and smart basketball and took this game very seriously from the start. Our goal is to qualify to the next round and we will do everthing we can to achieve that goal. I really liked the Dutch crowd here in Groningen and we also were very pleased that we had a lot of support from our own fans."

Hanzevast Capitals head coach Pep Claros


"I have to apologize to our fans. We played terrible tonight. We can do much better but didn't fight hard enough. The teams in this group are all very good and we have to play a lot better than we did tonight to have a chance to win. We have to learn from this game and then move on to the next game. Our crowd was great and deserved a fighting team. We just didn't try hard enough to win tonight."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
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Referees: HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), MIKHAYLOV, SERGEY (RUS), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA)
Attendance: 2340
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Hanzevast Capitals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 JANSEN, ROGIER 19:02 8 0/1 2/6 2/3   1 1   1 3     3   -2
5 HEINEN, RAOUL 22:13 4 2/2 0/4   1 3 4 1   1     1   3
6 ZDRAVKOVIC, JOVAN 11:27 4 2/3 0/1     1 1     1     1   1
7 ARCHBOLD, DWAYNE 24:45 3 0/4 1/4 0/2 2 1 3     3     2   -8
9 MEIJER, NIELS 24:30 2 1/6   0/1 2 1 3 2 3 1     4   -1
10 MLADENOVIC, STEFAN 10:09     0/2   1   1 1   2     1   -3
11 MASON, ALTON 23:06 11 0/5 3/6 2/4 1 2 3 2 2 1     2   5
12 MORALES, EMILIANO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GRUNHEID, GUIDO 26:47 13 5/8 0/2 3/6 5 1 6 2 5 1 1   3   15
14 MELSON, KEVIN 28:29 15 5/6 1/4 2/3 2 2 4 1 3 1     3   14
15 ENGLICKY, PAVEL 9:32           2 2           1   1
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 60 15/35 7/29 9/19 14 14 28 9 15 14 1 0 21 0 26
        42.9% 24.1% 47.4%
Head coach: CLAROS, PEP
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
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TURETKEN, ERDEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 HITE, ROBERT 30:30 23 5/7 3/6 4/4   2 2 5 2 2     2   23
7 ERSOZ, TUFAN 15:17     0/3     2 2 1 2 1     2   -1
8 GAINES, CHARLES 26:09 18 8/11   2/3 2 2 4 2 3 1     1   21
9 OWENS, CHRIS 22:48 12 6/7 0/2 0/2 4 9 13 1   4     4   13
10 KAYA, MURAT 27:52 11 3/3 1/3 2/2   5 5 3   4     3   10
11 SOLAK, FATIH 7:38         1 2 3   2           5
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 19:55 10 5/7     3 3 6 2   2     2   12
14 OZURGANCI, ALTAY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 NALGA, CEMAL 3:37   0/1           1              
17 BROWN, DEE 25:01 19 4/5 3/6 2/3 1   1 3 1 2     2   15
20 ERDEN, CUNEYT 21:13     0/1     2 2 3 4       2   6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 93 31/41 7/21 10/14 11 27 38 21 14 16 0 0 18 0 104
        75.6% 33.3% 71.4%
Head coach: OZYER, MURAT
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