Regular Season Round 4 - December 15, 2009 CET: 18:00 Local time: 18:00 - CENTAR MILLENIUM

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
0-3 Regular Season 1-2
0-3 Overall 1-2

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Referee
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ, Slovenia
Umpire
NURAN, RUSTU, Turkey

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
80.0 Points 79.7
29.0 Rebounds 33.3
8.7 O. Rebounds 9.0
20.3 D. Rebounds 24.3
17.3 Assists 16.3
9.3 Steals 6.3
3.0 Blocks 1.7
13.7 Turnovers 13.7
59.8 % 2PT 47.8 %
33.3 % 3PT 46.0 %
76.6 % FT 71.2 %
81.0 Index 83.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.0 / JAGODNIK, GORAN Points 20.3 / SPENCER, DEWARICK
4.3 / Markovic Rebounds 6.7 / SALYERS, MARC
1.3 / KRSTOVIC, BOJAN OR 2.7 / SALYERS, MARC
3.7 / Markovic DR 4.0 / SALYERS, MARC
5.0 / Markovic Assists 5.0 / Wright
2.0 / KRSTOVIC, BOJAN Steals 2.0 / Wright
1.3 / Marjanovic Blocks 0.7 / RUPERT, THIERRY
3.3 / Markovic Turnovers 2.7 / SALYERS, MARC
100.0 % / Pavkovic 2PT 66.7 % / SPENCER, DEWARICK
73.3 % / STEVENSON, JAROD 3PT 100.0 % / C. Kahudi
100.0 % / Macvan FT 88.9 % / SPENCER, DEWARICK
15.3 / STEVENSON, JAROD Index 16.7 / SPENCER, DEWARICK

THE TAKE

Winless Hemofarm Stada will look to avenge a 2-point loss last week when it hosts Le Mans in Week 4 action and in the process to keep an outside shot at advancing to the elimination rounds alive. Le Mans, at 1-2, is also in need of victory, finding itself currently in third place in Group B. So Tuesday’s contest has all the ingredients to go down to the wire yet again. Hemofarm will have home-court advantage this time around, but the fact that it let a 17-point lead evaporate to lose at the wire in it’s first matchup versus Le Mans will surely have created some doubts in the locker room. Le Mans can take the confidence gained from last week’s comeback into the game, but its players also know that they are facing a desperate and dangerous opponent that has lost its last two games by a combined 3 points. Hemofarm will need to concentrate on shutting down Le Mans’s two big guns: forward Marc Salyers and guard Dewarick Spencer. Seven days ago in France, Salyers and Spencer lit Hemofarm up for 22 and 21 points, respectively. Veteran forwards Goran Jagodnik and Jarod Stevenson will focus on Salyers and try to make him and his frontcourt partner Maleye Ndoye work on the defensive end. Hemofarm will then turn to its backcourt of Bojan Krstovic, who had 16 points last week, and Stefan Markovic, who added 10 points and 9 assists, to out duel Spencer and playmaker Zach Wright. Hemofarm will need a big night from its young big men Boban Marjanovic and six man Milan Macvan to make a strong run at Le Mans’s young center Guillame Yango this week. The fight should be intense between two such evenly matched teams. Watch for one of Hemofarm’s young stars - Markovic, Marjanovic or Macvan - to have a break out game. They are due and their team has never been in such dire need of a stellar performance from the trio.

REFEREES: Sreten Radovic, Matej Boltauzer, Rustu Nuran
Monday, December 14, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

Bojan Krstovic - Hemofarm StadaA proud semifinalist from a year ago, Hemofarm Stada, ended its winless status and rejoined the Group B race when it turned back visiting Le Mans 88-76 on Tuesday with a barrage of great long-distance shooting. The result left both teams with 1-3 records and in third place, although Hemofarm's margin of victory would give it an advantage over Le Mans if they tied head-to-head at the end of the regular season. Seven different players shared in Hemofarm's game-long 14-for-23 marksmanship from three-point distance. That shooting spree proved the difference as Le Mans finished 7 of 18 from downtown after missing every three-point try in the first half. Hemofarm started shooting well from the opening tipoff, led 28-21 after 10 minutes, soon took its first double-digit lead and peaked with a 21-point advantage in the middle of the fourth quarter. Veteran captain Bojan Krstovic led five Hemofarm scores in double figures with 16 points. Goran Jagodnik added 15, Jarod Stevenson and Miljan Pavkovic 13 each and Boban Marjanovic 10 for the winners. Pavkovic and Stefan Markovic combined for 13 assists, while the whole Le Mans team had only 8. The visitors were led in scoring by Dewarick Spencer with 27 points, while Marc Salyers pumped in 19 and Antoine Diot 13.

Salyers got Le Mans going with a three-point play, but soon enough big Marjanovic dunked for Hemofarm's first lead, 4-3. Krstovic and Stevenson quickly expanded on that, opening a 15-9 lead on the former's dunk. Krstovic's next shot came with a free throw for an 18-12 advantage to which Jagodnik quickly added a three-pointer. A couple more three-point baskets-with-free throws by Salyers and Spencer kept Le Mans in shouting distance until Thierry Rupert's free throws drew the guests within 23-19. Jagodnik, again, and Stevenson from the arc finished off Hemofarm's high-scoring first quarter with their team in front 28-21. Stevenson stayed sharp with a triple early in the second quarter that provided the first double-digit lead, 33-22. That quickly lengthened to 37-22 as Milan Macvan and Milos Borisov added their first points. Le Mans finally responded with 7 consecutive points between Salyers and Diot, whose free throw soon cut the difference to 39-32. That, however, provoked a response of back-to-back triples from Borislov and Marko Sutalo, who came back to hit one more shot from downtown for a 51-37 halftime score - by which time Hemofarm had made 8 three-pointers and Le Mans none.

Krstovic was back with 4 points right after halftime to boost Hemofarm to a high lead so far of 56-39. Le Mans had to react, and did with 5 points in a row from Batista and Spencer at 56-44, but Hemofarm got all of them back from Marjanovic at the line and in the paint. Spencer tried to move Le Mans closer now, but Stevenson re-started Hemofarm's three-point assault. That seemed to spark something in the guests, however, as Spencer and Diot answered from deep before the third quarter ended with Hemofarm still in charge at 65-52. The hosts went back to their money shot for the fourth quarter. Jagodnik struck first from the arc. Then, after his 4 previous misses from that distance, Pavkovic became the rifleman with twin bombs to balloon the lead to its highest, 76-55. Less than 7 minutes remained, but Le Mans didn't give up. After Salyers had made his first three-pointer, he and Spencer got fouled attempting triples and went 6 for 6 at the foul line. Then Spencer hit from long-range and added a layup to finish a 0-13 run with his team within single digits, 76-68. Krstovic steadied Hemofarm with a basket and Jagodnik upped the difference at the foul line. When Parkovic hit his third triple of the quarter with just under 2 minutes left - and then Macvan copied him! - it meant an 86-70 difference. Le Mans kept firing, with triples by Spencer and Diot in the final minute, but it was too late to stop the game-long assault that gave Hemofarm its first victory of the Eurocup regular season.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), NURAN, RUSTU (TUR)
Attendance: 1200
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Hemofarm Stada28231423
Le Mans21161524
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Hemofarm Stada28516588
Le Mans21375276
Head coach: KARADZIC, STEVAN
Hemofarm Stada
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 32:20 13 1/2 3/7 2/2   1 1 6 2 1     1 1 16
5 DESPOTOVIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 32:57 2 1/2 0/2     4 4 7 1 2     4   5
10 OBRENOVIC, BOGDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 KRSTOVIC, BOJAN 18:01 16 5/9 1/1 3/3   1 1 2         3 2 14
12 SUTALO, MARKO 6:17 6   2/2             2     1 1 4
13 MACVAN, MILAN 19:20 5 1/2 1/2     1 1     2     2 2 2
15 BORISOV, MILOS 10:11 8 0/2 2/2 2/2   3 3   1       1 1 10
20 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 20:40 10 4/6   2/2 1 5 6 1   1 1   2 1 14
21 PETROVIC, UROS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 STEVENSON, JAROD 30:15 13 2/5 3/4   1 6 7 2 1 5 1   2 3 16
35 JAGODNIK, GORAN 29:59 15 3/6 2/3 3/4   2 2 2 1 1     4 4 14
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 88 17/34 14/23 12/13 3 23 26 20 6 14 2 0 20 15 96
50% 60.9% 92.3%
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
Head coach: JACKSON, JOHN-DAVID
Le Mans
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 WRIGHT, ZACH 22:04 4 1/4 0/2 2/2 3 4 7 1   1     1 4 9
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES 17:13   0/2       3 3   2       2   1
6 SPENCER, DEWARICK 32:42 27 5/6 4/8 5/5   4 4 3 1 4   1 2 4 27
8 DIOT, ANTOINE 21:44 13 2/4 2/4 3/3   1 1 2 1 2     1 2 12
9 NDOYE, MALEYE 26:17 1   0/1 1/2   2 2 1   1   1 2 3 1
11 YANGO, GUILLAUME 22:25 3 1/2   1/2   2 2   2       2 1 4
12 RUPERT, THIERRY 9:16 2 0/1   2/2   1 1     3     1 1 -1
13 BATISTA, JOAO PAULO 16:34 7 3/8 0/1 1/2   2 2   1 1     1 1 2
15 SALYERS, MARC 31:45 19 5/10 1/2 6/6 3   3 1   1     3 4 17
16 SAMAKE, NEGUEBA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 76 17/37 7/18 21/24 7 20 27 8 7 13 0 2 15 20 74
45.9% 38.9% 87.5%
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Head Coaches

KARADZIC, STEVAN
Hemofarm Stada
"We played very good defense. Only in one moment the point-difference was less than ten points but we had strength to keep it and to triumph over a strong team with excellent offense. This game gave us hope for placement in the next round."
JACKSON, JOHN-DAVID
Le Mans
"We didn't show our strong defense and let the young and talented players from Hemofarm to put their own rhythm. We play in balanced group where each team has a right to believe in pass for the next round of competition. Now we need triumphs both in Russia and Spain but that is challenge for us."
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