2015-16Regular SeasonRound 5
November 11, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 BANVIT KARA ALI ACAR SPORT HALL
Courtney Fortson - Banvit Bandirma - EC15 (photo Banvit)

Fortson, Vidmar shine as Banvit beats Aris

Courtney Fortson recorded the eighth triple-double in Eurocup history and Gasper Vidmar starred with an impressive double-double to lead Banvit Bandirma to a crucial 96-84 win over Aris Thessaloniki on Wednesday in Group D. The victory bumped Banvit’s record to 2-3, while Aris dropped to 3-2. A 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter gave a double-digit margin to the home team, 75-65, and they never looked back despite the visitors fighting till the end. Dominique Johnson scored 13 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Banvit, while Vidmar amassed 24 points and 12 rebounds – 7 of them offensive and Fortson tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. A.J. Slaughter added 14 points and Keith Simmons had 11 in victory. Dominic Waters recorded 20 with 9 assists for Aris, Jerel McNeal scored 16, Jake Cohen 14 and Jamelle Hagins 10.

Aris got off to a strong start to claim a 5-15 advantage after McNeal scored 8 consecutive points. Fortson fueled the home team and joined by Vidmar cut the difference to 13-17, before Cohen and AJ Slaughter exchanged jumpers to make it 15-20 after 10 minutes. Okaro White made it 15-23 from downtown to open the second quarter. Banvit made a big effort to come back with a 15-3 run that featured back-to-back triples by Slaughter and Fortson to lead 30-26. McNeal kept the visitors in charge with great accuracy from the three-point line, 34-31. In the last minute, Adrien Moerman from beyond the arc and Cohen in the paint fixed the score at 39-33 for Banvit at halftime.

Johnson nailed a three and Vidmar completed a three-point-play to make it 51-44, but Waters pushed the visitors with 5 points in a row. Michalis Pelekanos and Cohen completed the job with a 13-4 run to take a 55-57 edge. Banvit exploded with 8 unanswered points in response. Hagins and Vassilis Xanthopulos cut the difference to 65-63 in the final seconds of the quarter. Johnson from downtown made it a double digit margin game, 75-65, but Waters and Cohen answered from long distance to close within 75-71. Johnson remained on fire and supported by Simmons gave the hosts a comfortable 86-73 lead with two and a half minutes to play in the game. Hagins and Waters tried a late come back for Aris, but Simmons from mid-range and Vidmar’s put-back sealed the home team’s victory.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Referees: GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR (SRB), BALAK, AMIT (ISR), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM 0:26                              
4 FORTSON, COURTNEY 38:20 13 1/3 1/5 8/9 4 7 11 10 2 2     5 7 29
5 JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE 35:18 27 6/9 5/11     2 2 3   2   1 3 2 19
6 SLAUGHTER, AJ 18:49 14 4/6 1/5 3/3   1 1 1 2 2     1 2 11
8 GECIM, TOLGA 6:24   0/1 0/1   1 1 2             1 1
9 STEPHENS, DE'SHAWN 1:21                              
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 21:51 11 3/4 1/2 2/2 4 2 6   1 2     3 1 12
14 VIDMAR, GASPER 31:38 24 9/11   6/15 7 5 12 2 1 2 1   3 12 36
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 31:39 5 1/2 1/7   1 3 4 2   1 2   2   3
20 ALTUNBEY, TALAT 6:37   0/1     1 2 3 1         1   2
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET 7:37 2   0/1 2/2 1 1 2     1     2 1 1
26 YILMAZ, ERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 96 24/37 9/32 21/31 19 26 45 19 6 13 3 1 20 26 115
        64.9% 28.1% 67.7%
Head coach: ERNAK, SELCUK
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
Aris Thessaloniki
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 12:28 4 1/1   2/2       4         3 1 6
5 DIMAS, TASOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 23:28 7 1/3 1/3 2/2   1 1 1 1 1   1 3 2 3
8 CUPKOVIC, SLAVEN 13:13     0/4     2 2 1   1     3   -5
10 WHITE, OKARO 9:32 8 1/2 2/2   1 2 3     2     5   3
11 WATERS, DOMINIC 31:05 20 2/3 4/6 4/5       10   1     2 5 28
13 ZARAS, THEODOROS 7:57 3   1/3                     1 2
14 HAGINS, JAMELLE 22:24 10 5/7   0/1   2 2   1 2     4 3 7
15 COHEN, JAKE 24:48 14 5/6 1/4 1/1 2 3 5   1 5   1 3 3 10
16 MOURTOS, SPYROS 10:14 2 1/2       1 1 2 1 2     1 1 3
17 SYMTSAK, VASSILIS 9:25   0/1                     1 1 -1
22 McNEAL, JEREL 35:26 16 2/6 4/7     3 3 3 2   1 1 1 3 19
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 84 18/31 13/29 9/11 4 18 22 21 6 14 1 3 26 20 80
        58.1% 44.8% 81.8%
Head coach: PRIFTIS, DIMITRIOS

Head Coaches

ERNAK, SELCUK
Banvit Bandirma
"I want to congratulate to our players and our fans as well. The atmosphere was great today. My players were amazing today. We had 19 offensive rebounds and that was the proof how they believe and fight. We won against a very good team, but now we need to focus on our next two important games. If we want to win the games, our players should fight like they did today and our fans should support like they did today."
PRIFTIS, DIMITRIOS
Aris Thessaloniki
"Congratulations to Banvit. They deserved to win. We had a good start, but could not keep going. We gave up so many offensive rebounds and second chances. And if we compare with our opponent, we had much fewer free throws. Our group is hard. Every team can beat the others. Now we need to put this game on the side and to focus on the next game in our domestic league."

Players

SLAUGHTER, AJ
Banvit Bandirma
"It is a very important win for us. We had a great game and I am proud of my teammates. We fought on defense and shared the ball on offense. Thanks to our fans as well."
WATERS, DOMINIC
Aris Thessaloniki
"It was tough game and a tough atmosphere. It was the first time we played in this kind of tough atmosphere. Wwe gave up a lot of offensive rebounds and second chances."
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