2014-15Regular SeasonRound 1
October 15, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 RTL SPIROUDOME
Virtus Rome routs Spirou to get big road win

Brandon Tiche - Virtus Rome - EC14 (Photo: Virtus Rome) 

Virtus Rome sent a message that echoed all around the competition by overwhelming Proximus Spirou Charleroi 59-88 on the road in Group C on Wednesday. Brandon Triche paced the winners with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Kyle Gibson added 16 points for Rome. Dylan Page led Spirou with 15 points. Eric Wise added 11 while Wen Mukubu and Andre Collins each had 10 for the hosts. Rome already led 13-24 after 10 minutes and boosted its margin to 27-49 at halftime behind an outstanding Triche, who kept pacing his team after the break to improve the guests' lead to 36-70, more than enough to seal the outcome.

A layup by Will Hudson and a three-pointer by Page gave Spirou its only lead of the game, 5-3. Jordan Morgan took over with 6 points in a 0-10 run which put Rome ahead for good, 5-13. Page scored again but back-to-back triples by Gibson and another basket by Morgan broke the game open, 7-21. Page and Leigh Enonakhare kept Spirou within 13-24 after 10 minutes. A jumper by Mukubu brought the hosts within single digits, 15-24. Rome found its scoring rhythm again, as a three-point play by Melvin Ejim and a three-pointer by Triche restored a 23-35 margin. Triche kept scoring in many ways and got help from Rok Stipcevic to improve their team's margin to 27-49 at halftime. Triche scored again and followed Stipcevic's basket with free throws to give Rome a 28-point margin, 30-58. Page stepped up with a three-point play but Triche stayed completely unstoppable and a three-pointer by Lollo D'Ercole made it a 34-point game, 36-70. Nothing changed from that moment, as a triple by Maxime De Zeeuw and a layup-plus-foul by Ejim kept Rome way ahead, 48-81. Everything was said and done - Rome would go back home with a big win and Spirou needs to bounce back right away to leave this home loss behind.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA), PUTENKO, ILYA (RUS)
Attendance: 1000 (Tentative)
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Proximus Spirou Charleroi13141418
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Proximus Spirou Charleroi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 HUDSON, WILL 14:11 2 1/1     2 2 4     6     3 1 -2
5 PAGE, DYLAN 22:46 15 3/7 2/3 3/3   2 2 1   4     2 6 13
6 BEGHIN, CHRISTOPHE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 LAMBOT, ANTHONY 6:16   0/1             1       1   -1
9 COLLINS, ANDRE 31:03 10 2/3 2/8         5 2 2     3   5
10 SCHWARTZ, LOIC 15:53   0/2 0/1     3 3     2     4   -6
11 JADIN, AMAURY 13:51 3 1/2   1/1 1 1 2 2           2 8
14 ENOBAKHARE, LEIGH 15:00 4 2/3     3 3 6     1     3   5
15 MUKUBU, WEN 29:04 10 3/6 1/4 1/2 1 3 4     3     2 3 5
20 FUSEK, MICHAEL 3:31   0/1       1 1             1 1
21 WISE, ERIC 24:32 11 5/8 0/1 1/2 3 1 4 1 1       4 3 11
24 REINHOLT, ESBEN 23:53 4 2/9 0/2   3 1 4   1 2   1 2   -5
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 59 19/43 5/19 6/8 13 20 33 9 5 21 0 1 24 16 36
        44.2% 26.3% 75%
Head coach: STAS, JACQUES
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
Virtus Rome
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 EJIM, MELVIN 25:04 8 2/4 0/1 4/4   1 1 1 2 5     3 5 6
5 TRICHE, BRANDON 29:36 26 6/8 2/6 8/11 2 4 6 5 3 1     1 8 37
6 JONES, BOBBY 26:15 5 1/3 1/3 0/2 2 4 6 2   1     4 2 4
10 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 19:48 8 1/1 2/3   1   1 3 2 2     2 1 10
14 DE ZEEUW, MAXIME 18:36 8 1/2 2/5 0/2   3 3   1       1 2 7
15 KUSHCHEV, OLEKSANDR 3:02         1   1               1
22 GIBSON, KYLE 26:59 16 2/4 4/7   1 3 4 2 1       2 1 17
24 STIPCEVIC, ROK 28:27 6 2/3 0/2 2/2   3 3 2 2 1     1 4 12
25 MORGAN, JORDAN 18:22 9 4/6   1/2 2 4 6 1 2 1 1   1 1 15
30 PULLAZI, REI 3:51 2 1/1             1       1   2
Team                                
Totals 200:00 88 20/32 11/27 15/23 9 22 31 16 14 11 1 0 16 24 111
        62.5% 40.7% 65.2%
Head coach: DALMONTE, LUCA

Head Coaches

STAS, JACQUES
Proximus Spirou Charleroi
"We missed completely the game tonight for several reasons. First of all, our center Will Hudson has decided to leave the team for personal reasons. It's a difficult situation for the club after the injury of Zabian Dowdell. And tonight, we missed energy against a very good Italian team. 21 turnovers, is too much and sure, we must have more enthusiasm for the next games: it's only one defeat."
DALMONTE, LUCA
Virtus Rome
"First of all, we need to consider the absence of Dowdell and Beghin for Spirou. However, this should not take away from our victory, we have earned this achievement by playing with focus and concentration, showing on the court what we had prepared during training. But we must be realistic and know that it is only one game, we have achieved an important victory away from home, but we expect nine other battles. We need to continue to work and improve."
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