2007-08Regular SeasonRound 9
January 15, 2008 CET: 18:10
Local time: 19:10 NATIONAL ATHLETIC CENTER "MAKIS LIOUGAS"
Sitapha Savane - Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas Gran Canaria added another road win, this time over Panionios Ons Telecoms 74-79 in Hellinikon Complex, to maintain first place in Group G while the hosts also saw their ticket to the elimination rounds punched despite losing. Although alone in first place at 7-2, Gran Canaria still needs to beat second-place Asvel Basket in the regular season finale next week to win the group. Panionios advances at 5-4 because its third-place standing can't be threatened by the fourth-place team it has beaten twice, Asco Slask Wroclaw. A crucial 8-0 visitors’ run down the stretch based on their excellent inside game proved the deciding factor as Gran Canaria managed to build a 62-69 difference despite having been behind by 62-61. Niklas Caner-Medley scored 17 points for the winners, Sitaphe Savane added 16 from the paint, while Jim Moran and Carl English had 14 and 11 points, respectively. Giannis Georgalis and Brad Newley were hot from the perimeter for Panionios netting 22 points on 3 three-pointers the first, and 21 on 5 triples the latter.

Gran Canaria started the game in confidence and with baskets coming from Jim Moran and Carl English took the lead at 2-7. Soon, the hosts reacted and with a three-pointer by Dusan Sakota, Panionios sailed ahead 10-9. However, it was obvious that the guests remained in control of the game tempo; Niklas Caner-Medley and a triple by Roberto Guerra closed the first quarter with Gran Canaria 17-25 ahead. The difference reached double digits, 17-27, but it was time for Panionios to answer back with a good 10-point-unanswered streak based on Haris Mujezinovic’ five points to regain the lead at 33-31. The visitors saved the last word before halftime, though, as Marcus Norris led Gran Canaria to a 35-41 safety cushion after 20 minutes. Freeman dunked and broke the basket-glass during warm-up before the beginning of the second half; the start of the third quarter was delayed so, until the damage was replaced. Gran Canaria remained at helm increasing the deficit to 12 points, 39-51, led by Moran and English in the third quarter. But, Panionios managed to react and built a 6-0 run within the period’s last minute mainly thanks to Giannis Georgalis and Brad Newley to make it 55-54 in favor of the hosts after 30 minutes. The game continued to go point-by-point to arrive at 62-61 for Panionios, when the guests forced the hosts to scoring silence and went for the deciding 8-0 streak based on their inside dominance with baskets coming from Norris and Caner-Medley for 62-69 till the final 74-79.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
SStelios Kyriakoglou, Athens
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Referees: PILIPAUSKAS, KESTUTIS; MARICIC,SASA; VOJINOVIC, MILIJA
Attendance: 500
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Panionios On Telecoms17182019
Kalise Gran Canaria25161325
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Panionios On Telecoms17355574
Kalise Gran Canaria25415479
Panionios On Telecoms
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 21:23 2 1/3       1 1 4 1 1     4 1 2
5 CLEAVES, MATEEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 ZOROSKI, IVAN 24:30 4 2/2 0/2   1 2 3 2 1 1     3 1 5
7 GEORGALLIS, IOANNIS 28:29 22 2/3 3/4 9/11   2 2 2 1 3 1   2 8 27
8 SAKOTA, DUSAN 23:49 4 1/3 0/4 2/2   6 6 2   1       1 6
10 KALAMPOKIS, GIANNIS 15:07 6 2/3 0/2 2/2           2     2 3 2
11 NEWLEY, BRAD 30:57 21 1/4 5/7 4/5   3 3 1 2 2     2 3 20
12 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 21:45 3 1/4   1/2   6 6 3     1 2 1 1 7
13 SIGKOUNAS, ALEXANDROS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 KENDALL, LEVON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GIANNOULIS, YANNIS 18:15 4 2/4     2 4 6 2 1 6 1   2   4
18 MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 15:45 8 2/4 1/3 1/1   2 2     1     3 2 4
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 74 14/30 9/22 19/23 5 26 31 16 6 17 3 2 19 20 79
        46.7% 40.9% 82.6%
Head coach: MARKOVIC, NENAD
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
Kalise Gran Canaria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 26:32 16 7/9   2/2   7 7   3 3   1 2 1 19
9 DAVID, KORNEL 7:11   0/1 0/1     1 1     1     2   -4
11 GUERRA, ROBERTO 17:49 4 0/1 1/4 1/2       1   2     2 2 -2
13 NORRIS, MARCUS 26:45 12 3/5 2/3   1 1 2 9 4 3   1 2 1 19
14 PEREZ, SERGIO 6:19     0/1           1 1     1   -2
19 FREELAND, JOEL 13:28 4 2/4       4 4       1   2 1 6
20 MORAN, JIM 30:50 14 4/6 2/4   1 2 3 1         4 2 12
22 CANER-MEDLEY, NIK 24:35 17 6/7 1/3 2/4 1 4 5 1 1   1   2 4 22
23 ENGLISH, CARL 25:20 11 4/8 0/1 3/4 1 3 4 2 2 1   1 3 2 10
25 BALDO, VICTOR 7:56 1     1/2   1 1             1 2
34 FERNANDEZ, MARIO 13:15     0/1         1           5 5
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 79 26/41 6/18 9/14 5 26 31 15 11 11 2 3 20 19 91
        63.4% 33.3% 64.3%
Head coach: MALDONADO, SALVA

Head Coaches

MARKOVIC, NENAD
Panionios On Telecoms
"There is no need to cry because of the loss, but on the other hand we have to work and think about the next games. We had good chances to win the match, but we didn’t manage to do so. We played well enough from the perimeter, but there was a problem with the inside game."
MALDONADO, SALVA
Kalise Gran Canaria
"This is an important win, not only for the ranking, but also for our character. We came back after Panionios took the lead and we survived thanks to the collective play and the concentration we kept in the decisive moments."
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