2017-18Regular SeasonRound 5
November 07, 2017 CET: 18:15
Local time: 20:15 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Wilbekin steers Darussafaka to fifth consecutive victory

Darussafaka Istanbul reached the midway point of the 7DAYS Regular Season with its unbeaten record still intact after cruising to a never-in-doubt 85-77 victory over MoraBanc Andorra. The hosts established a double-digit lead in the second quarter and never looked back, using a 10-2 run early in the second half to put the outcome beyond doubt. Darussafaka was led by playmaker Scottie Wilbekin who combined 24 points – including 4 of 6 three-point shooting – with 6 assists and 5 steals. James Bell added 22 points and Michael Eric came close to a double-double with 11 points and 9 boards. Andorra got a very solid all-round performance from Vladimir Jankovic with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Andrew Albicy hit 4 three-pointers in his total of 14 points and big man Przemek Karnowski scored 17. Darussafaka remained top of the group at 5-0, while Andorra dropped to 1-4.

Andorra scored the opening basket on Albicy’s first triple and the lead regularly changed hands during the opening five minutes. But then Bell scored 6 points in less than two minutes and Darussafaka was on its way to finishing the first quarter with a 26-17 lead. A highlight reel slam from Bell highlighted a 10-2 second-quarter run as the lead grew to 15 points, but back-to-back triples from Albicy allowed Andorra to pull back to 48-37 at the half. Darussafaka dominated the early exchanges of the third quarter to steadily extend its advantage to 19 points with another 10-2 run and Andorra never really looked like recovering. A trio of Wilbekin three-pointers midway through the final quarter protected the lead and although Karnowski battled hard to add 6 points in just over two minutes, helping to reduce the deficit to single digits, it was already too late as Darussafaka eased to victory.

James Bell - Darussafaka Istanbul (photo Darussafaka) - EC17
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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Referees: SHEMMESH, SEFFI (ISR), KOLJENSIC, MILOS (MNE), OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS (SRB)
Attendance: 1258
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Darussafaka Istanbul26221819
MoraBanc Andorra17201525
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Darussafaka Istanbul26486685
MoraBanc Andorra17375277
Darussafaka Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 KIDD, STANTON 9:33   0/1     1 1 2           1    
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 32:51 24 4/10 4/6 4/4       6 5 7     3 4 21
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED 2:02                         1   -1
12 CUMMINGS, WILL 17:22 9 3/6   3/4       3 1 1 1   2 3 10
13 ULUBAY, OKBEN 4:57     0/1     1 1           3   -3
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS 2:34     0/1         1              
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 13:15 6 3/3     2 4 6     2 1   5   6
23 SANT-ROOS , HOWARD 30:31 7 1/5   5/5   3 3 4 2 1     2 3 12
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 32:22 6 2/5 0/1 2/2 1 2 3 2     2   2 4 11
31 BELL, JAMES 31:05 22 5/5 3/6 3/3   6 6   1 2 1   1 3 27
50 ERIC, MICHAEL 23:28 11 5/7   1/4 1 8 9   2 2 1   5 4 15
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 85 23/42 7/15 18/22 5 27 32 16 11 16 6 0 25 21 99
        54.8% 46.7% 81.8%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID
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
MoraBanc Andorra
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 FERNANDEZ, JAIME 10:25 3 0/1 1/2 0/2   1 1 2   3   1   1 -1
11 BLAZIC, JAKA 26:13 7 3/8 0/1 1/2 2 4 6 1 2 1   3 1 3 7
12 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 25:09 14 3/4 0/1 8/8 2 4 6 5 4 2     1 4 28
14 STEVIC, OLIVER 25:28 8 2/5   4/6 1 5 6   2 1     3 6 13
15 KARNOWSKI, PRZEMEK 22:40 17 6/11   5/7 3 3 6     2     3 5 16
16 ALBICY, ANDREW 29:35 14 1/5 4/9     2 2 5 2 3   1 3 2 9
21 DIAGNE, MOUSSA 11:03 2 1/3     2 2 4           3   1
22 SHURNA, JOHN 19:35 4 0/1 1/3 1/1 2   2         1 2 1 1
23 WALKER, DAVID 12:27 2 0/2 0/1 2/2   1 1 3   2     3 1 -1
24 COLOM, GUILLEM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 JELINEK, DAVID 17:25 6 0/1 1/4 3/3   1 1 1   1     2 2 3
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 77 16/41 7/21 24/31 15 25 40 17 10 15 0 6 21 25 81
        39% 33.3% 77.4%
Head coach: PENARROYA, JOAN

Head Coaches

BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Istanbul
"We played a very good first half and a very uneven second half. We’ve had a pretty tough stretch in the last 10 days and maybe that had an effect. Despite their record, Andorra has a very good team and made it difficult for us. I was very happy to have Furkan Aldemir back after injury and I thought he played well. We’re looking forward to the second half of the group. We’ve finished 5-0 after the first half-round and that’s a good thing, but it doesn’t guarantee anything going forward. For a young team, it’s a good start."
PENARROYA, JOAN
MoraBanc Andorra
"We played a very good first half and a very uneven second half. We’ve had a pretty tough stretch in the last 10 days and maybe that had an effect. Despite their record, Andorra has a very good team and made it difficult for us. I was very happy to have Furkan Aldemir back after injury and I thought he played well. We’re looking forward to the second half of the group. We’ve finished 5-0 after the first half-round and that’s a good thing, but it doesn’t guarantee anything going forward. For a young team, it’s a good start."
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