2001-02Top 16Round 5
April 03, 2002 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 BPA PALAS
A long-time rivalry lived another telling chapter Thursday in Pesaro as Skipper Bologna beat Scavolini on the road 71-90 in Group E after a convincing fourth quarter in which they held their hosts to just eight points. Skipper kept its slim Final Four hopes alive with the victory as both teams now have records of 2-3 and face decisive games with group co-leaders Benetton (3-2) and Barcelona (3-2) next week. Should Skipper stop Benetton in Bologna and Scavolini steal one from Barcelona in Barcelona, the result will be a four-way tie with a points tiebreaker deciding the group's representative in the Final Four. Anthony Goldwire led all scorers with 24, while Greg Fucka added 14, Andrea Meneghin, Marco Milic and Davor Marcelic 12 each. Joe Blair led Scavolini with 13 points, Marko Tusek and Melvin Booker each had 12, and Silvio Gigena netted 10.

Marko Tusek started the game on fire bagging the first six points for Scavolini for a quick 6-2 lead early in the match. Skipper came back however as Marco Milic tied it at 11-11 after stealing the ball on a Scavolini out of bounds. The game was close and Skipper took its first lead with two minutes to go in the period, 15-16, on a long distance bomb from Andrea Meneghin. The quarter ended at 19-20 in favor of the guests with the two defenses thus fartaking on the starring roles.

Skipper started the second quarter with a 0-6 run and jumped out to a slim advantage in the opening minutes, but Scavolini rebounded immediately with two three-pointers by Booker and Maggioli and cut it back to one at 25-26. The game was physical and the offenses did not have an easy time finding baskets. Midway through the period however, the game suddenly changed tempo. The offenses became productive, Michele Maggioli scored again from behind the arc and Milic stole a ball and slammed it home on the fast break. Skipper maintained its advantage but Scavolini would not give up its hopes of qualifying for the Final Four and remained close till the last two and half minutes when Davor Marcelic posted five straight points for his team's biggest lead at 34-43. The hosts ended the half trailing by nine, 37-46, after a three-pointer off a pick and roll by Anthony Goldwire. Marko Tusek, Andrea Mendghin and Davor Marcelic each went into the break scoring 10 points.

Scavolini made an outstanding run to start the second half with 3 three-pointers, two of them by Andrea Pecile who was on fire, and after three minutes, the hosts had tied it at 46-46. BPA Palas exploded on a shining dunk by Blair over Meneghin giving the lead back to Scavolini, 52-50. The teams then buckled down and played tougher defense, as the offenses exchanged 2-point advantages. On the final possession of the quarter, Anthony Goldwire nailed a mid-range jumper to give Skipper a 59-63 lead.

The last period started with poor execution at both ends. The offenses turned the ball over, while the defenses waged battle under the boards following low percentage shooting from the field by the two teams. Skipper however mantained its lead with the help of Marko Milic drives to the basket and threes from Goldwire which helped close out a 0-7 run that extended the guests' margin to 66-74. Skipper's run was the turning point in the game as they began grabbing all the rebounds and prevented Scavolini from finding any good opportunites on offense. The guests went up 67-79 with 3:06 to go on a huge dunk by Fucka and controlled the remainder of the game for the 19-point victory.
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Romano Petitti, Pesaro
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Referees: BETANCOR, MIGUELO; RADONJIC, GORAN; JERSAN, ANDREJ
Attendance: 4000
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Scavolini Pesaro
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BERIC, MIROSLAV 23:00 5 1/3 0/4 3/4   1 1 2 1     1 1 5 5
5 BOOKER, MELVIN 37:00 12 2/8 2/9 2/2 1 3 4 4   2   2 1 3 5
8 GIGENA, SILVIO 19:00 10 1/1 2/5 2/2 4 4 8   2 1     5 2 13
10 MIDDLETON, LARRY 21:00 2 1/2 0/6     1 1     3     4   -11
11 PECILE, ANDREA 19:00 11 0/5 2/6 5/6 2 1 3   2 1     2 4 7
12 TRAINA, BRADLEY 4:00     0/1             1     1   -3
13 TUSEK, MARKO 27:00 12 2/3 1/3 5/7 5 3 8   1 1     2 4 17
14 MAGGIOLI, MICHELE 15:00 6   2/2     2 2           1 2 9
15 BLAIR, JOSEPH 35:00 13 6/10   1/2 2 8 10   4 4   1 4 4 17
Team           1 1 2   4           6
Totals 200:00 71 13/32 9/36 18/23 15 24 39 6 14 13 0 4 21 24 65
        40.6% 25% 78.3%
Head coach: PILLASTRINI, STEFANO
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
Skipper Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 37:00 24 3/7 5/6 3/5   2 2 3 3 2     4 4 23
7 FUCKA, GREGOR 29:00 14 5/10 1/3 1/3 2 8 10 1 1       5 3 15
11 MENEGHIN, ANDREA 28:00 12 2/2 1/3 5/5   2 2 1 4 2     3 4 16
12 MILIC, MARKO 26:00 12 6/8 0/2   2 1 3 1 3 1     2 3 15
13 KOVACIC, EMILIO 24:00 10 5/7   0/2 3 2 5 1   5 1   3 2 7
15 GALANDA, GIACOMO 26:00 6 3/4 0/2   1 4 5 2 2 1 3   2 2 14
17 MANCINELLI, STEFANO 2:00                   1     1   -2
19 MARCELIC, DAVOR 28:00 12 2/2 2/7 2/4 1 9 10 2   1     4 3 15
Team             5 5               5
Totals 200:00 90 26/40 9/23 11/19 9 33 42 11 13 13 4 0 24 21 108
        65% 39.1% 57.9%
Head coach: BONICIOLLI, MATTEO
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Head Coaches

PILLASTRINI, STEFANO
Scavolini Pesaro
"The final score does not accurately reflect the game. We collapsed in the last minutes because with less than five to play we were close at five points and stayed close despite our poor shooting percentage (22/68) which is a sign of a good group attitude. 46 points is probably too much to give up in the first half and also in the first twenty minutes we missed many shots and at the end this was an impmortant factor. We came back playing with a shorter lineup with four short players but we could not stay with them for the entire 40 minutes and their substitutes played better than we had hoped."
BONICIOLLI, MATTEO
Skipper Bologna
"This game confirms that our team is growing up after living through a bad period twenty days ago. We now have all our players recovered from their injuries and we started again to practice with the full team. When we have good practices we win games, because our team is not a team of stars but a team of work. We have a slim hope of qualification but we have to try not to think about it. We just have to play the next game and play it out till the end. If you have a pointguard posting 24 points and all the outside ballers scoring it's a lot easier to go inside. This is a team that lives as a group and if we play like this we can do anything."

Players

TUSEK, MARKO
Scavolini Pesaro
"We are disappointed with the loss. We played a bad game both on offense and defense, and we lost our main goal of the season and now we want to go to Barcelona and win the game and then play better in the Italian playoffs."
MENEGHIN, ANDREA
Skipper Bologna
"I'm happy for our victory, my good game and for the team's performance, but I'm most happy for Anthony Goldwire who played an excellent game. We took advantage of Scavolini's poor shooting but our defensive intensity was also important in limiting them as was our good offensive balance."
KOVACIC, EMILIO
Skipper Bologna
"Finally we're over our crisis, we had injured players and now we've regained our winning rhythm and we are getting better and better and stronger and stronger. We deserved to win the game and we beat Scavolini which is a very strong team in both the Euroleague and the Italian League. But tonigh we outplayed them."
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