2013-14Regular SeasonRound 5
November 13, 2013 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 DRAZEN PETROVIC
FoxTown Cantu stayed undefeated and improved to 5-0 in Group A by downing end-of-the-table Cibona Zagreb 79-86 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Cantu stays as one of the two undefeated teams - along with Unics Kazan in Group G - left in the Eurocup after 5 games. Cibona dropped to 0-5 and registered its 17th loss in as many Eurocup games. Pietro Aradori paced the winners with 20 points. Michael Jenkins added 15 on 5-of-7 three-point shots, Joe Ragland had 14 while Maarten Leunen got 11 for Cantu. Matt Janning led Cibona with 18 points. Andrija Zizic added 16, Martin Junakovic had 11 and Darko Planinic got 10 for the hosts. Ragland and Aradori allowed Cantu to get a 14-30 lead late in the first quarter. A wild rally allowed Cibona to get the lead, 36-34, on a layup by Dario Saric, but a rain of three-pointer put Cantu back ahead, 42-48, at halftime. Cantu extended its margin to 57-70 late in the third quarter and then again to 67-83 with under 3 minutes left, enough for the guests to put yet another road win on ice.

Back-to-back dunks by Marco Cusin sparked a 2-9 opening run which Ragland capped with a layup that made Cibona call timeout. Saric and Marin Rozic stepped for the hosts and a jumper by Zizic kept Cibona within 8-12. Ragland kept pacing Cantu and got plenty of help from Aradori to boost their team's margin to 12-27. A jumper by Davor Kus and a layup by Planinic brought Cibona within 16-30 after 10 minutes. Junakovic and Janning brought Cibona back to life, 24-30, after a 10-0 run. Cantu kept struggling to score while Kus and Janning allowed the hosts to tie the game, 32-32. A layup by Saric completed the hosts' comeback, 36-34. Three-pointers by Jenkins, Roberto Rullo, Aradori and Leunen put Cantu back ahead, 42-48, at halftime. Jerel Blassingame and Planinic kept Cibona within 49-54 right after the break. Adrian Uter stepped up with consecutive baskets, however, and Marcel Jones gave the guests a 51-62 lead. Stefano Gentile joined the three-point shootout and Ragland made it a 13-point game, 57-70, but Janning answered from downtown for a 60-70 Cibona deficit after 30 minutes. Zizic gave the hosts hope, 64-70, early in the fourth quarter but three-pointers by Aradori and Jenkins allowed Cantu to seal the outcome, 65-78, with under 6 minutes left. Aradori downed a triple and veen when Zizic and Janning kept trying, it was already too little, too late for the hosts.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Referees: GARCIA ORTIZ, JOSE RAMON (ESP), VIATOR, EDDIE (FRA), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 1500 (Tentative)
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Cibona Zagreb16261819
FoxTown Cantu30182216
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Cibona Zagreb16426079
FoxTown Cantu30487086
Cibona Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 KUS, DAVOR 27:17 9 1/1 2/3 1/2       3         2 2 10
6 PLANINIC, DARKO 15:23 10 5/6       3 3 1         2 2 13
7 BLASSINGAME, JEREL 26:46 5 1/2 1/6     3 3 7 1 1     5   4
9 SARIC, DARIO 28:16 8 4/9 0/1   2 5 7 5   3     1 3 13
20 ROZIC, MARIN 16:35 2 1/3 0/1     2 2 1 1       1 1 3
21 JAGODIK, MARKO 11:16   0/2       3 3 1             2
22 JUNAKOVIC, MARTIN 13:14 11 2/2   7/8       4         2 5 17
23 JANNING, MATT 32:26 18 5/6 2/4 2/2 1 2 3 4 2 1       3 26
24 STRAWBERRY, D.J. 7:34   0/2 0/1     2 2         1 2   -4
31 ZIZIC, ANDRIJA 21:13 16 7/13   2/2 1 1 2     3   1 3 5 10
32 ARAPOVIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 GABRIC, TOMISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 79 26/46 5/16 12/14 6 24 30 26 4 8 0 2 18 21 99
        56.5% 31.3% 85.7%
Head coach: SPAHIJA, NEVEN
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
FoxTown Cantu
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ABASS, AWUDU 4:11                         1   -1
7 JONES, MARCEL 11:29 7 1/3 1/3 2/2 1 2 3 1   1     1 1 6
8 UTER, ADRIAN 19:01 7 3/5   1/2   5 5 1   2     3 2 7
9 RULLO, ROBERTO 5:14 3 0/1 1/1     1 1           1   2
10 LEUNEN, MAARTEN 30:24 11 2/3 1/1 4/4 1 6 7 2         3 2 18
11 JENKINS, MICHAEL 25:42 15   5/7     1 1 3         1 1 17
20 RAGLAND, JOE 31:08 14 5/7 0/3 4/4   1 1 4   3     3 5 13
21 ARADORI, PIETRO 35:30 20 3/6 3/6 5/6 1 5 6 6   1     3 5 26
22 CUSIN, MARCO 18:24 6 3/5       3 3 1   3 2   3 1 5
30 GENTILE, STEFANO 18:57 3 0/5 1/3   1 1 2 1 1 1     2 1 -2
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 86 17/35 12/24 16/18 7 26 33 19 1 11 2 0 21 18 95
        48.6% 50% 88.9%
Head coach: SACRIPANTI, PINO

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Cibona Zagreb
"Cantu has won a great game. They had a good shooting game that we could not stop. It was really hard to come back after 15 points difference in the first quarter. This is not how we should play and this is a serious situation. Cibona cannot afford this to themselves. During practice, guys are really good and I do not know where the problem is.“
SACRIPANTI, PINO
FoxTown Cantu
"We won five games in a row and we tried to stay in the first position. We stayed strong, played good defense, fast transition and we were aggressive. I tried to turn the third quarter to a fast defense. We played strong and were good in the pick-and-roll. We had some problems in the second quarter because of Cibona's zone. We played like a team, but there was a difference in playing the first and second periods."
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