2017-18Regular SeasonRound 7
December 06, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 SINAN ERDEM DOME

Renfroe misses triple-double as Galatasaray downs Reggio Emilia

Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul boosted its chances in the race for Top 16 by downing visiting Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 82-72 on Wednesday night. The win did not only improve Galatasaray’s record to 2-5, but by overcoming a 3-point Round 2 defeat, Galatasaray also won the potential tiebreaker over Reggio Emilia, which dropped to 3-4. In a game that went back and forth for three quarters, Alex Renfroe starred with 10 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds in victory. Galatasaray, which pulled away with a 13-2 fourth-quarter run, saw Dwight Hardy score 20, Richard Hendrix collect 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists, and Scotty Hopson add 17 points. Jalen Reynolds had 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Julian Wright finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Reggio Emilia. James White scoread 13, and Manuchar Markoishvili posted 10 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in defeat.

The visitors scored first two baskets of the night, but Galatasaray made the first big run. Hardy had a steal that fueled things and Hopson had a pair of baskets in a 7-0 run, before a three from Hardy and a put-back from Renfroe sparked an 11-2 run, capped by an alley-oop from Renfroe to Hendrix that made it 18-9. But Reggio Emilia replied as Markoishvili hit a three and the visitors scored last 7 points of the first quarter, before Reynolds. Wright and Amedeo Della Valle with a mid-range jumper gave Reggio Emilia a 20-22 edge early in the second. Reynolds scored inside to extend it to 24-29, but the hosts scored the final 8 points of the half as Hardy and Hopson put Galatasaray back in front and Renfroe scored on a breakaway that made it 32-29 at halftime.

Emir Preldzic hit a triple early in the third for the hosts, but Reynolds dominated around the baskets, scoring quick 7 points, and White’s jumper made it 36-38. Ege Arar and Hardy helped Galatasaray regain a slim lead and Hopson drove the baseline to make it 48-43. Hardy and Wright traded three-pointers, before Markoishvili converted a three-point play and Wright made consecutive put-backs that cut it to 56-55 late in the third quarter. Federico Mussini’s triple tied it at 59-59 early in the fourth, but Galatasaray needed only two minutes to gain separation; Hopson and Hendrix scored inside and Preldzic knocked one down from long range, making it 66-59. A tip-in from Renfroe and a close-range banker from Hopson extended the difference to 72-61 for the first double-digit lead of the night. Mussini hit another three for the visitors, but Preldzic, Hendrix and Renfroe found their way to the basket on consecutive possessions to restore a double-digit margin, 78-68. In the final minute, Wright scored inside, but Renfroe dished his 10th assist for Hopson to help the hosts win the tiebreak battle, too.

Emir Preldzic - Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul - (photo Galatasaray) EC17
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 722
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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 HARDY, DWIGHT 35:55 20 6/9 2/2 2/3   2 2 4 1 1     1 1 22
2 TAYLOR, JORDAN 5:38 2 1/3             1 2     1 1 -1
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET 9:03   0/1 0/2                 1   1 -3
7 HENDRIX, RICHARD 29:12 18 8/12   2/2 2 7 9 4 1 2 2   2 2 28
11 ARAR, EGE 10:12 6 1/1   4/4   2 2   1 1 1   3 2 8
12 RENFROE, ALEX 32:02 10 5/10 0/1   5 3 8 10 1 1 1   3 2 22
32 HOPSON, SCOTTY 32:09 17 7/8 0/3 3/4   2 2 2     1     3 20
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 18:23           2 2 1   1     3   -1
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 22:13 9 1/4 2/3 1/3 1 7 8 3         2 4 16
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 5:13   0/2                   1 3   -6
63 AYDIN, SERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 82 29/50 4/11 12/16 9 27 36 24 5 8 5 2 18 16 108
        58% 36.4% 75%
Head coach: KUNTER, ERMAN
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
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 MUSSINI, FEDERICO 14:58 5 1/2 1/3     1 1           2   1
5 WRIGHT, JULIAN 25:21 16 5/8 1/3 3/5 4 4 8 3 1 3   1 1 3 19
6 BONACINI, FEDERICO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 CANDI, LEONARDO 17:32   0/1 0/1   1 1 2 3     1   3   1
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 33:59 6 2/7 0/3 2/3   1 1 4 1 1   1 2 4 3
9 WHITE, JAMES 25:27 13 3/5 2/2 1/2 1 2 3 1         2 2 14
10 REYNOLDS, JALEN 27:37 19 9/17   1/1 3 4 7 1 2 3 1 2 1 3 19
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 31:03 10 3/6 1/5 1/1 1 3 4 6         3 2 12
16 DELLOSTO, NICOLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 SANE, LANDING 1:35                              
18 LLOMPART, PEDRO 22:28 3 0/1 1/2     2 2 1       1 3 3 3
19 DE VICO, NICCOLO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 72 23/47 6/19 8/12 10 21 31 19 4 9 2 5 17 17 73
        48.9% 31.6% 66.7%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO

Head Coaches

KUNTER, ERMAN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
“It was an important game for us, we are happy that we got the win. I think we played better than the first time we met them. We still keep our chances of qualifying alive and now we have another do-or-die game against Buducnost next week. We have to focus first on our league game, and then that game.”
MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
“We did a good job for most of the game, but we defended horribly in the second half and let Galatasaray score 50 points. You cannot do this if you are playing a team like Galatasaray. We are going to prepare better for our next game in the EuroCup."

Players

HENDRIX, RICHARD
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"It was a good win for us, a step in the right direction. That was a good Reggio Emilia team. We have to stay the course, and prepare for the next round."
TAYLOR, JORDAN
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
"It’s a great win. We had team effort, we had balance and played tough defense. That’s how we have to play if we want to compete with teams in the EuroCup. It’s a good step forward. We have to keep building and keep improving."
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