2010-11Regular SeasonRound 3
November 30, 2010 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAMAGGIO
Tadija Dragicevic - Alba BerlinAlba Berlin became the only undefeated team in difficult Group H by edging Pepsi Caserta 73-79 in Italy on Tuesday. Alba grabbed its second road win in Group H and hosts Caserta again for a direct battle for first place next week. Tadija Dragicevic led the winners with 16 points. Julius Jenkins added 15, Immanuel McElroy had 12 while Patrick Femerling got 10 for Alba. Eric Williams led Caserta with 14 points. Ebi Ere added 12, Jumaine Jones and Timmy Bowers each had 11 while Fabio Di Bella got 10 for the hosts. Jenkins had 13 points in the first quarter for a 21-27 Alba lead after 10 minutes. Martin Colussi and Ere fueled the hosts' comeback late in the first half, bringing Caserta within 37-40 at halftime. Marko Marinovic and Yassin Idbihi took over late in the third quarter to keep Alba head, 58-63, after 30 minutes. McElroy, Marinovic and Jenkins shined in crunch time to lead Alba to a well-deserved road win.

Dragicevic got Alba going with a layup but Di Bella and Williams soon gave Caserta its first lead, 3-2. McElroy sank free throws and fed Femerling for a layup but a three-pointer by Jones and an unstoppable Di Bella helped Caserta to tie it at 8-8. Jenkins followed a jumper with a big triple that made Alba regain the lead, 11-15. Williams scored again and followed Di Bella's free throws with a layup to keep the hosts as close as 17-18. Jenkins buried his third three-pointer while Hollis Price fed Allen for a layup and struck from downtown for a 21-27 Alba lead after 10 minutes. Allen sank a jumper early in the second quarter but Di Bella bettered it with a layup-plus-foul for a 24-29 Caserta deficit. He didn't find much help around, however, as the hosts went scoreless for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, Dragicevic singlehandedly allowed Alba to get a double-digit lead, 24-35, after a 0-6 run. Ere followed a jumper with a layup but a three-point play by Femerling kept Alba out of trouble at 28-38. Caserta found a go-to guy in Colussi, who had 4 points in a 6-0 run that brought the hosts back to life, 34-38. Dragicevic kept pacing Alba with a layup but a triple by Ere fixed the halftime score at 37-40.

Williams scored around the basket immediately after the break but Dragicevic and McElroy fueled a 0-6 run that allowed Alba to get some fresh air at 39-46. Ere downed a three-pointer and Williams got the crowd involved with a dunk but free throws by Femerling and a big triple by Dragicevic restored a 44-51 Alba margin. Caserta found a go-to guy in Bowers, who followed a layup with a three-point play in a 6-0 run that got his team within 50-51. Marinovic silenced the crowd with a triple and soon added free throws. Idbihi soon added back-to-back baskets to boost Alba's lead to 52-61. Three-pointers by Aaron Doornekamp and Colussi gave the hosts some hope, 58-63, after 30 minutes. Bowers sank a jumper early in the fourth quarter but Idbihi and McElroy combined for all points in a 0-7 run that allowed Alba to get a double-digit lead, 60-70. Williams scored down low but Alba dominated the game with long possessions, running the game clock down. A dunk by Bowers and a three-pointer by Jones got Caserta within 67-73 with under 3 minutes left but Marinovic and Jenkins shined in crunch time to keep Alba way ahead until the final buzzer.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), GELLER, RENAUD (BEL), LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU)
Attendance: 1618 (Tentative)
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Pepsi Caserta21162115
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Pepsi Caserta
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MARZAIOLI, DOMENICO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 KOSZAREK, LUKASZ 16:08 2 1/2 0/1   1 2 3 1 2       1   5
10 COLUSSI, MARTIN 11:00 6 2/4 0/1 2/2         2       1 1 5
11 PARRILLO, SALVATORE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 DI BELLA, FABIO 30:36 10 3/8 0/2 4/5 1   1   2 1     2 4 6
14 BOWERS, TIMMY 25:55 11 4/6 0/1 3/4 2 2 4 2 4       3 4 18
15 GARRI, LUCA 13:18 2 1/3     3 3 6     1     3 1 3
20 DOORNEKAMP, AARON 13:33 3 0/1 1/4   2 1 3     1     3   -2
23 ERE, EBI 31:47 12 3/7 2/9   2 2 4 1 1 2 1   4 4 6
25 MARTIN, PHILIP 10:04 2 0/1   2/4 1 1 2   1 1     1 3 3
31 WILLIAMS, ERIC 16:38 14 7/9   0/1 1 1 2   2 2 1   5 2 11
33 JONES, JUMAINE 31:01 11 1/2 3/9   2 3 5 2 2 3 1   4 2 9
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 73 22/43 6/27 11/16 16 16 32 6 16 11 3 0 27 21 66
        51.2% 22.2% 68.8%
Head coach: SACRIPANTI, PINO
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
Alba Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SCHULTZE, SVEN 8:46           1 1     1     1   -1
10 PRICE, HOLLIS 12:51 3 0/1 1/1   1   1 1   5   1 1   -3
11 JENKINS, JULIUS 30:43 15 2/4 3/4 2/2   3 3 2   2     2 5 18
13 FEMERLING, PATRICK 13:33 10 3/5   4/6 1 1 2 1 1 1     4 4 9
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO 25:35 9 1/2 1/5 4/6 2 7 9 1   1       4 15
15 ALLEN, DERRICK 15:53 4 2/2 0/1   1   1     2     4   -2
20 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 29:57 16 4/6 2/2 2/5   9 9 1 2 1     2 4 24
23 McELROY, IMMANUEL 29:49 12 4/5 0/2 4/7   4 4 2 1 3   1 1 5 13
24 STAIGER, LUCCA 1:29                              
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 11:44 8 3/3   2/3 2   2   1 3     3 2 6
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 19:40 2 0/2 0/1 2/4 1 3 4     1   1 3 3 -1
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 79 19/30 7/16 20/33 9 30 39 8 5 20 0 3 21 27 81
        63.3% 43.8% 60.6%
Head coach: PAVICEVIC, LUKA

Head Coaches

SACRIPANTI, PINO
Pepsi Caserta
"Alba Berlin is a top-level team, so it was a very hard match for us. I'm happy for the way we played. We were tough on defense, stealing lots of balls, and we made good movements on the offensive end. Unfortunately, again, we had poor percentage on three-pointers (6 for 27), and our center Williams had early problems with fouls."
PAVICEVIC, LUKA
Alba Berlin
"I'm very happy for a couple of reasons. First, we defeated Caserta, which demonstrated itself to be a strong team. Then, we have to consider that only two days ago we had a real fight in Frankfurt, then yesterday we travelled, and so my players could have been tired."

Players

GARRI, LUCA
Pepsi Caserta
"I feel a bit of disappointment, because we could have won tonight. We were able to read the match well, but maybe we gave too many basket-and-foul situations to our opponents. It will be very difficult to win by more than six points in Berlin next week, but it's not impossible, so we'll try."
PRICE, HOLLIS
Alba Berlin
"It's a fundamental win in so short a competition, in which every team plays only six matches. Now we are 3-0, they are 2-1 and we await Caserta next week to complete our work. But it will be not easy, because even tonight I did not expect so difficult and hard a match."
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