Qualifying Round Round 2 - October 02, 2009 CET: 20:30 Local time: 20:30 - ZENITH

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-1 Qualifying Round 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANI, Spain
Referee
LOPES, LUIS, Portugal
Umpire
LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT, Germany

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
53.0 Points 55.0
17.0 Rebounds 28.0
7.0 O. Rebounds 7.0
10.0 D. Rebounds 21.0
10.0 Assists 13.0
6.0 Steals 3.0
2.0 Blocks 1.0
16.0 Turnovers 21.0
45.2 % 2PT 57.1 %
27.3 % 3PT 38.1 %
63.6 % FT 70.0 %
36.0 Index 49.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.0 / NICHOLS, AUSTIN Points 10.0 / JOHNSON, JERRY
5.0 / BANKS, CEDRICK Rebounds 7.0 / Riddick
3.0 / VATY, LUDOVIC OR 4.0 / Riddick
2.0 / COVILE, RYVON DR 5.0 / Tabu
3.0 / SCIARRA, LAURENT Assists 6.0 / JOHNSON, JERRY
1.0 / Curti Steals 2.0 / Broyles
1.0 / COVILE, RYVON Blocks 1.0 / Riddick
4.0 / Doellman Turnovers 5.0 / JOHNSON, JERRY
100.0 % / BANKS, CEDRICK 2PT 100.0 % / Broyles
40.0 % / NICHOLS, AUSTIN 3PT 75.0 % / JACOBSON, NICHOLAS
100.0 % / NICHOLS, AUSTIN FT 100.0 % / JOHNSON, JERRY
10.0 / COVILE, RYVON Index 17.0 / Tabu

THE TAKE

Entente Orleanaise hosts Belgian champion Spirou Basket on Friday night in Orleans, France, in a do-or-die battle to reach the final qualifying stage in an effort to reach the Euroleague regular season. Spirou defeated Orleans 55-53 in the opening leg of the home-and-away tie on Tuesday, however saw its 21-point fourth-quarter lead whittled away to 2 points and now must protect that dearly to reach the next stage. The aggregate winner will face the winner of the BK Ventspils-Benetton Basket series for one of the two remaining tickets to the Euroleague regular season. The losing side will play in the 2009-10 Eurocup. Orleans will try to follow the recipe that led it to success in Game 1: Unleashing scorers Austin Nichols and Cedrick Banks, who scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, much of which came in the crucial fourth quarter. Spirou will aim to stick with the team play that got it this far and try to dominate the boards. Veteran Andre Riddick has 7 rebounds as Charleroi outrebounded Orleans 28-7 in the first game. Jerry Johnson paced Spirou with 10 points and 6 assists, Nicholas Jacobson buried 3 three-pointers for his 9 points and Dwayne Broyles netted 9 as well, but head coach Giovanni Bozzi will need other to step up their scoring as well. Orleans head coach Philippe Herve will home that playing at home will bring out the best in starting point guard Aldo Curti and big man Adrien Moerman, who went scoreless in the first game. If they can compliment the trio of Nichols, Banks and Ryvon Covile, who combined for more than 70% of Orleans’s points, The French team will become the favorite. One thing we learned from Game 1 is that these two teams are evenly matched and equally hungry, making for a thrilling showdown on Friday that may well go to the wire.

REFEREES: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Luis Lopes, Robert Lottermoser

 
Orleans
Entente Orleanaise
#
Name
Pos.
Height
4
Cedrick Banks
G
1.90
5
Ryvon Covile
C
2.06
6
William Herve
G
2.00
7
Justin Doellman
F
2.06
8
Mael LeBrun
F
1.92
9
Frenc Jowe Casseus
C
2.11
10
Aldo Curti
G
1.80
11
Austin Nichols
F
1.98
13
Elio Sadiku
G
1.87
14
Ludovic Vaty
C
2.06
15
Adrien Moerman
F
2.01
16
Laurent Sciarra
G
1.92
17
Anthony Dobbins
F
1.92
-
Jeremie Douillet
F
2.04
Head Coach: Philippe Herve
Spirou Basket
Spirou Basket
#
Name
Pos.
Height
4
Chris Hill
G
1.91
5
Jerry Johnson
G
1.83
6
Dwayne Broyles
F
1.96
7
Justin Hamilton
F
1.90
8
Nicholas Jacobson
F
1.92
9
Beye Tabu Eboma
G
1.90
10
Andre Riddick
C
2.08
11
Wesley Wilkinson
F
2.06
12
Sacha Massot
F
2.04
13
Jure Lalic
C
2.06
14
Leonard Matela
C
2.06
15
Gerrit Major
G
1.88
-
Ioann Iarochevitch
C
2.07
-
Yannick Moray
F
1.96
Head Coach: Giovanni Bozzi
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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Cedrick Banks - Entente Orleanaise (Photo EO-Sébastien Léger)French League runner-up Entente Orleanaise will have a golden opportunity to reach the Euroleague for the first time after defending its home court with a blowout 81-56 over Spirou Charleroi of Belgium in the second and last game of their Qualifying Round 1 series on Friday. Spirou had won their first game by just a basket, so Orleans advanced by an aggregated difference of 23 points to the next round. In Qualifying Round 2, Orleans will play Benetton twice next week, with the winner taking a place in the Euroleague regular season. The loser, just like Spirou, will play in the Eurocup. Great defense and opportunistic offense combined to fuel several key runs that made Game 2 an easy win for Orleans. Ryvon Covile paced the winners with 17 points inside, while Cedrick Banks followed with 3 three-pointers among his 15 points. Justin Doellman had 11 more. Veteran Laurent Sciarra buried his only two shots, both from downtown, while dishing 5 assists for the winners. The Orleans defense shined as well, forcing 22 Spirou turnovers, many of them early in the game as the difference on the scoreboard widened. Spirou ended up getting 15 points from Jerry Johnson and 10 from Justin Hamilton, while Andre Riddick had 8 and 10 rebounds.

Orleans made its case early, with an 9-0 blast split between Covile and Austin Nichols that put the hosts up 11-3 and got the home crowd into the game. After Justin Hamilton seemed to stop the bleeding for Spirou, Aldo Curti from deep and Covile on a three-point basket-plus-foul extended the run to 15-2 and gave Orleans its first double-digit lead, 17-5. The hosts did not want to play around with that advantage, either, and continued forcing Spirou turnovers before Justin Doellman's basket preserved a 26-15 lead after 10 minutes.

The second quarter saw Orleans press its advantage even more with continued defensive aggressiveness. Spirou could only manage a couple baskets before Laurent Sciarra and Banks started and ended an 8-0 run with triples that ballooned the difference to 20 points, at 39-19, after just 14 minutes. By that time, Spirou already had 10 turnovers. The guests tried to get back into the game with their own 0-9 run, including 6 points by Andre Riddick. Doellman and Covile calmed Orleans then, however, as the hosts took a solid 46-30 edge into the locker room at halftime.

With a layup by Len Matela and a triple by Johnson to star the second half, Spirou got as close as 46-35. But the Belgian champs could not stop Ludovic Vaty from downing the next 4 points, and soon the Orleans defense was on a roll again. The hosts locked down Spirou to just four points over the last over the last 7 minutes of the third quarter, including a last-second layup by Broyles. In the meantime, Covile and Banks were scoring enough to boost the difference to 58-39.

The precise thing that Spirou was lacking, points, was all that could save the visitors going into the fourth quarter. Instead, it was Orleans putting the matter to rest as Sciarra, Doellman and Banks blasted a three-pointer each in an 11-2 run to open the quarter. By the time they were done, it was 69-41 with 7 minutes left and there was no way Spirou was coming back from that on the road. The Belgians were headed to the Eurocup, with the Orleans fans looked ahead to next week and a chance to qualify for the Euroleague!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Euroleague.net
Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANI (ESP), LOPES, LUIS (POR), LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT (GER)
Attendance: 5200
By Quarter1234
Entente Orleanaise26201223
Spirou Basket1515917
End of Quarter1234
Entente Orleanaise26465881
Spirou Basket15303956
Head coach: HERVE, PHILIPPE
Entente Orleanaise
# 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 BANKS, CEDRICK 22:50 15 3/8 3/4   2 1 3   2 1 1     2 16
5 COVILE, RYVON 22:01 17 6/8   5/6 1 2 3   1       2 5 21
7 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 20:00 11 4/5 1/4   1 2 3   2 2 1   1 1 11
8 LEBRUN, MAEL 7:42 2 1/2           1   1     1    
9 CASSEUS, JOHWE 5:07 4 2/2     1   1               5
10 CURTI, ALDO 18:55 3 0/1 1/2     2 2 4 1       1 1 8
11 NICHOLS, AUSTIN 26:47 9 2/4 1/2 2/2   1 1 1           5 13
14 VATY, LUDOVIC 12:52 4 2/2   0/1 3 4 7     5     3 1 3
15 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 20:00 6 3/6 0/1 0/2   4 4   1 1       2 6
16 SCIARRA, LAURENT 17:32 6   2/2         5         3 1 9
17 DOBBINS, ANTHONY 22:41 1     1/2   1 1   1 1     1 1 1
18 SADIKU, ELIO 3:33 3 1/1 0/1 1/2                   1 2
Team           1 2 3     5         -2
Totals 200:00 81 24/39 8/16 9/15 9 19 28 11 8 16 2 0 12 20 93
61.5% 50% 60%
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: BOZZI, GIOVANNI
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
5 JOHNSON, JERRY 33:21 15 2/6 2/3 5/5 1 1 2 2   3     2 6 15
6 BROYLES, DWAYNE 20:00 2 1/1 0/1     1 1 1   4     2 1 -2
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 32:05 10 3/6 1/4 1/1   3 3 3 1       2 2 11
8 JACOBSON, NICK 20:58 8 1/2 2/5           1 2     3    
9 TABU, JONATHAN 22:56 4 2/3 0/3   1   1     3     1 2 -1
10 RIDDICK, ANDRE 28:24 8 4/7     5 5 10   1 3   2 2   9
12 MASSOT, SACHA 10:30 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 1   1         2
13 LALIC, JURE 9:22                   3     4 1 -6
14 MATELA, LEN 18:51 5 1/5 1/3   3 2 5   1 1     3   1
15 MAJOR, GERRIT 3:33 2 1/1                     1   1
16 MORAY, YANNICK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 IAROCHEVITCH, IOANN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 56 16/33 6/20 6/6 11 14 25 7 4 22 0 2 20 12 29
48.5% 30% 100%
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