2015-16Regular SeasonRound 4
November 03, 2015 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 PALABIGI
Amedeo Della Valle - Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia - EC15 (photo Reggio Emilia)

Reggio Emilia rolls over Le Mans

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia remained undefeated at home this season by beating Le Mans Sarthe Basket 93-82 on Tuesday to improve to 3-1 in Group B. Amedeo Della Vale led a balanced attack with 20 points, Achille Polonara posted 14 points and 10 rebounds and Stefano Gentile tallied 13 points and 6 assists for the victors. The first half saw several lead swings with Le Mans leading by as many as 8 points. But Della Vale hit a pair of threes and Gentile another in a 9-0 run to finish the first half ahead 46-41 and Reggio Emilia never looked back. The lead grew to 19 in the fourth quarter as Reggio Emilia cruised to victory. Darjus Lavrinovic totaled 12 points and Vladimir Veremeenko scored 11 on perfect shooting for the winners. Mickael Gelabale and Damion James scored 14 points apiece for Le Mans, Chris Lofton scored 13, Roberto Dozier 11 and Pape-Philippe Amagou 10. The loss dropped Le Mans to 1-3.

Lavrinovic opened the scoring for Reggio Emilia before Amagou got Le Mans on the scoreboard. Ojars Silins nailed a triple to push the hosts’ lead to 7-2. Le Mans reeled off 9 unanswered points – 4 of them from Gelabale – to storm ahead 9-13. Reggio Emilia turned things around with a 10-0 charge in which Pietro Aradori scored half the points. Gelabale free throws and Tywain McKee’s jumper closed the gap to 23-22 after 10 minutes. Le Mans continued its run, scoring the first 9 points of the second quarter. James scored the go-ahead basket at the start of the quarter. A Lahaou Konate triple gave Le Mans its biggest lead, 30-38. Della Vale’s three-point play helped Reggio Emilia get going again. Della Vale later sandwiched a pair of triple around another by Gentile to finish the first half with 9 unanswered points for a 46-41 halftime advantage.

A Gentile jumper and a Della Vale three boosted the Reggio Emilia lead to double figures. Dozier and Gelabale led Le Mans back to within 4. The teams traded baskets for much of the third quarter, however with Silins hitting a pair of threes and Della Vale another, the home team extended the difference. Then Polonara scored the next 5 points to make it 69-55. Andrea De Nicolao’s three ended the third quarter with the hosts up 72-57. James opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer, but Lavrinovic and Polonara pushed the advantage to 16. The lead ultimately peaked at 82-63 midway through the quarter. Lofton helped Le Mans cut into the deficit late, but the outcome was never in doubt as Reggio Emilia cruised to victory.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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Referees: OZOLS, ARNIS (LAT), SILVA, SERGIO (POR), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 2633 (Tentative)
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Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ARADORI, PIETRO 31:41 9 3/10 1/3   1 5 6 5 2 2     1 3 13
6 POLONARA, ACHILLE 31:13 14 4/8 2/5     10 10 3 2   1 1 3 3 22
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 14:27 12 6/9       1 1 1   1     2 2 10
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 27:56 20 3/5 4/7 2/2   2 2 2   1     3 4 19
9 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 16:56 5 1/1 1/2         4 1 1     2   6
10 PECHACEK, ADAM 2:27                              
11 STRAUTINS, ARTURS 3:35                         1   -1
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 20:54 11 5/5   1/1 1 2 3 3   1     3 3 16
15 SILINS, OJARS 27:47 9   3/5     1 1 1 1 1 1   3   7
18 GENTILE, STEFANO 23:04 13 2/3 3/4 0/2 1   1 6 2 2     4 3 15
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 93 24/41 14/26 3/5 5 21 26 25 8 9 2 1 22 18 109
        58.5% 53.8% 60%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
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
Le Mans Sarthe Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 McKEE, TYWAIN 31:31 4 1/3 0/4 2/2       5 2 3     2 3 3
2 DOZIER, ROBERT 20:59 11 5/5 0/2 1/2   3 3   1 3     4 1 6
4 LOFTON, CHRIS 20:55 13 2/2 2/4 3/3       1 1 2       3 14
5 KONATE, LAHAOU 15:17 9 0/1 3/3     2 2     1     1 1 9
6 JAMES, DAMION 28:12 14 4/8 2/4   1 8 9 1   1     3 2 16
7 PITARD, GEDEON 2:06   0/1                   1     -2
11 DALLY, JEAN-PHILIPPE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 CORNELIE, PETR 25:40 7 3/5 0/3 1/1 3 6 9 1   3 1 1 4 2 7
15 GELABALE, MICKAEL 24:43 14 4/7 0/1 6/6 1 2 3   1         4 18
17 AMAGOU, PAPE-PHILIPPE 25:28 10 3/4 1/3 1/2 1 2 3 3   4     3 6 11
74 FALL, YOUSSOUPHA 5:09           1 1           1    
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 82 22/36 8/24 14/16 8 24 32 11 5 17 1 2 18 22 84
        61.1% 33.3% 87.5%
Head coach: KUNTER, ERMAN

Head Coaches

MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"I am very happy because we have maintained a very high level of attention and it was not easy. It is a very important victory. In Europe we are facing new technical situations, where you have to adapt quickly and today we did it. If we can move the ball like tonight and keep up the defensive focus, we can go very far."
KUNTER, ERMAN
Le Mans Sarthe Basket
“The defeat this evening is due to the combination of two elements: the lack of communication and too many turnovers. In the last games we played we never allowed 93 points; that is too much. And we committed 8 turnovers more than our opponent. That is very negative."

Players

DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"The difference was made by the continuity on offensive and the great attention we put into defense. It was not a perfect game, but we got the result. Our goal is to advance in the Eurocup, but we must first concentrate on one game at a time."
DOZIER, ROBERT
Le Mans Sarthe Basket
“We played a good first half with good defensive rotations and a good percentage of rebounds. In the second half, we stopped communicating. We must work hard. Congratulations to Reggio Emilia and its fans, the arena was very hot and I think that this helped them win."
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