2012-13Regular SeasonRound 6
November 15, 2012 CET: 19:45
Local time: 19:45 ERGO ARENA

Chalon rallies for crucial road win at Prokom

Elan Chalon escaped from Ergo Arena in Gdynia with a 70-76 road win over Asseco Prokom, on Thursday to remain in the thick of the battle for a Top 16 spot. The French champs improved to 2-4 in Group B, while the Polish champs dropped to 1-5. Chalon used a 0-8 fourth-quarter run to take a 58-64 lead and never looked back. An excellent three-point shooting performance made the difference for the winners, who were 11 for 20 from downtown. Brion Rush led the winners with 18 points on 5 for 6 from downtown, Blake Schilb added 15 with 7 boards and Ilian Evtimov scored 13. Adam Hrycaniuk posted 17 with 10 rebounds for Asseco Prokom, Lukasz Koszarek netted 14 points, Jerrel Blassingame 12 and Frank Robinson 11.

First quarter: Hrycaniuk fuels early Prokom run

Adam Hrycaniuk opened the scoring with a jump hook, which Joffrey Lauvergne responded to with a three-pointer before Hrycaniuk’s mid-range jumper and layup put his side ahead 6-3. Steed Tchicamboud added a jumper, while Hrycaniuk rained unstoppable in the pain with another hook to raise the difference to 10-5. Koszarek scored from downtown to make it 13-5 as the guests decided to call timeout. Blassingame netted 3 of 4 free throws to extend the difference to 16-5, completing a 14-2 run. Shelden Williams ended the Chalon drought with a long jumper and then Evtmov hit a turnaround jumper to cut the deficit to 7. Mateusz Ponitka and Williams exchanged baskets from mid range. Rashid Mahalbasic’s layup made it 20-11. Schilb’s put back brought Chalon within 20-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Second quarter: Chalon battles back before the break

Ponitka opened the second quarter with a steal and two-handed dunk, answered by Schilb with a short jumper before deep three by Blassingame gave a double digit margin to Prokom, 25-15. Evtimov from beyond the arc scored for Chalon. Then Frank Robinson with a huge alley-oop dunk excited the crowd. Schilb and Hrycaniuk scored close to the basket to make it 29-20, but Rush hit a three and a put back by Jordan Aboudou cut the margin to 4. Koszarek from the corner kept Prokom rolling, but an alley-oop dunk by Aboudou excited the guests. Hrychaniuk again scored underneath before Robinson’s layup made it 35-27 with two minutes left. Tchicamboud scored four attempts from the foul line, Alex Acker bagged a jumper coming off a pick, and Evtimov finishing the break with a triple to make it 37-34 at halftime.

Third quarter: Ups and downs on both sides

Schilb tied the score with a deep three coming of a pick to open the third quarter. Hrychaniuk from mid range put Prokom ahead again. Mahalbasic in the paint raised the margin to 41-37. Rush scored again from downtown, but Mahalbasic fueled Prokom and made a good defensive effort to force Chalon into a 24-second violation and Robinson hit a three from the corner for a 46-40 lead at the midway point of the quarter. A Koszarek jumper kept the home team hot, but Nicolas Lang answered form downtown and the zone-press set by the French champs put Prokom in trouble. Blassingame’s deep three made it 51-43, but Rush answered the same way, fueling Schilb a few seconds later for easy points in the open court. Rush tied things at 51-51 with another bomb off a pick. Blassingame answered from long distance to end the third quarter at 54-51 for Prokom.

Fourth quarter: Rebounding and defense make the difference for Chalon

Robinson opened the scoring in the paint in the last quarter, but Rush remained hot and hit another three and a long two to tie the game at 56-56. Hrycaniuk was double teamed down low, but assisted Piot Szczotka for 2 easy points. However Aboudou stole a ball close to half court and finished the break for a tie then finished his one on one with a huge dunk for a 58-60 Chalon lead. A put back by Lang and Tchicamboud’s penetration made it 58-64. Koszarek and Mahalbasic scored layups to get the hosts within 62-64. Schilb used a pick to score a jumper. Hrycaniuk responded with a hook, but Chalon dominated under the offensive boards and had many second opportunities. A three by Evtimov gave the biggest margin yet to the guests, 64-69 with 2:08 remaining in the game. Hrycaniuk scored split free throws, then Evtimov made both for a 65-71 score with 47.4 seconds to the end. Koszarek missed an open three and Williams free throws made it 65-73. Koszarek scored going all the way, but Schilb was perfect from the line. Koszarek again from downtown tried to push his side to 70-75, but the free throw posted by Rush sealed the win for Chalon, 70-76.

Blake Schilb - Elan Chalon - EB12
Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Referees: TAURINO, PAOLO (ITA), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), BIJEDIC, HARIS (BIH)
Attendance: 3400 (Tentative)
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Asseco Prokom Gdynia20171716
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone13211725
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Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone13345176
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ROBINSON, FRANK 28:32 11 4/9 1/4 0/1   2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 6
6 PAMULA, PIOTR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 WITKA, ROBERT 7:49     0/2                   1   -3
9 ROSZYK, KRZYSZTOF DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BLASSINGAME, JEREL 20:49 12   3/5 3/4   1 1 2 1 2     3 5 13
11 ACKER, ALEX 29:11 2 1/5 0/1     4 4   1 1   1 3 2 -1
12 MAHALBASIC, RASID 18:36 8 4/7   0/1 3 4 7 2 1   1     2 17
14 PONITKA, MATEUSZ 21:34 4 2/2 0/5   1   1 2 1 3     1 1  
15 KOSZAREK, LUKASZ 27:52 14 4/6 2/3         5 1 1     5 3 14
20 SZCZOTKA, PIOTR 15:44 2 1/3       3 3 1   1     4   -1
25 RICHARDS, RYAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
34 HRYCANIUK, ADAM 29:53 17 8/10   1/2 4 6 10 2   3     2 1 22
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 70 24/42 6/20 4/8 8 21 29 15 7 13 2 2 20 16 68
        57.1% 30% 50%
Head coach: KEMZURA, KESTUTIS
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
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 TCHICAMBOUD, STEED 26:51 8 2/4 0/2 4/4   1 1 3 1 3     2 4 8
4 CAPELA, CLINT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 OUATTARA, YAKUBA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ADJAGBA, ULYSSE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 LANG, NICOLAS 12:25 5 1/3 1/3     1 1   1       1   2
11 ABOUDOU, JORDAN 23:44 8 4/8     2 2 4 1 3   1   3 4 14
15 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY 8:37 3   1/2     1 1           3    
16 SCHILB, BLAKE 31:31 15 5/8 1/3 2/2 1 6 7 4 1 4 1 1 1 2 19
18 JEAN-BAPTISTE-ADOLPHE, MICHEL 14:19   0/1     3 1 4 1         1   3
19 RUSH, BRION 25:37 18 1/4 5/6 1/2 1 4 5 1   1     1 3 20
23 WILLIAMS, SHELDEN 25:33 6 2/6   2/2   5 5 1 1 3   1 2 2 5
32 EVTIMOV, ILIAN 31:23 13 1/4 3/4 2/2 1 3 4     1     2 5 15
Team             2 2     2          
Totals 200:00 76 16/38 11/20 11/12 8 26 34 11 7 14 2 2 16 20 86
        42.1% 55% 91.7%
Head coach: BEUGNOT, GREGOR

Head Coaches

KEMZURA, KESTUTIS
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
"I think that we started not bad, but details in the last quarter decided that we couldn't win the game. Three-point shots killed us tonight even when we were prepared for that. We lost control on Rush and Evtimov in the last quarter and also on the offensive end we didn't play what we wanted to play."
BEUGNOT, GREGOR
Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone
"It is a very important win for us. It is a tough group and every single win counts. We played together as a team, we were focused and nobody tonight thought about his own stats. I think that we won the game in our brains."