2008-09Regular SeasonRound 2
December 02, 2008 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 KOSARKASKA DVORANA FMP - ZELEZNIK
BC FMP bounced back from a Week 1 loss by routing the Artland Dragons 93-65 on Tuesday evening. The hosts dominated from start to finish, opening the game on an 18-0 tear and never looking back. The closest the Dragons got was 8 in the second period, but FMP stayed the course to lead 43-30 at halftime and to lead by as many as 33 in the fourth quarter. Predrag Samardziski dominated inside with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocked shots for his first double-double since opening night last season. Nemanja Protic led FMP with 19 points and Filip Covic added 15. Chad Prewitt carried Artland with 15 points, while Dirk Madrish added 9 points – all from the line. FMP is now 1-1 in Group G with a home contest against Fortitudo looming next week. Artland, also now 1-1, visits Pamesa next week.

The game got off to a quick start as Covic stole the ball from Will Blalock, who was whistled for an unsportsmanlike foul when he tried to stop Covic from sailing in for an easy basket. After 2 Covic free throws and a Miroslav Raduljica slam on the resulting possession, FMP led 4-0. Covic added a layup and Mladen Jeremic hit a three as the hosts controlled the floor. Samardziski added 5 more points as the FMP lead reached 18-0. Artland missed its first 7 shots and committed 6 turnovers before Prewitt scored the Dragons’ first basket on an offensive rebound after six minutes of action. The visitors slowed the game down and clawed their way back as Will Blaylock made 4 and Dirk Madrich made 2 from the line. Prewitt soon hit from downtown as Artland closed the gap to 21-11 at the end of the period. Blalock cut the gap to 8 with a fastbreak layup early in the second period, but that’s as close as Artand would get. Baskets by Nikola Markovic and Protic restored the double-digit lead and a pair of Samardziski scores made it 16. Prewitt hit 3 free throws to keep the visitors within 43-30 at halftime.

Covic hit a pair of free throws to start the second half and after an Adam Hess layup, Covic drilled a triple to make it 48-32. Guy Pniny took the lead past the 20-point mark for the first time with free throws. A Pniny basket midway through the period made it 61-36 before Artland had a mini-resurgence with points from Darren Fenn, Prewitt and Drew Neitzel. A Jeremic three-pointer kept FMP on track and Covic free throws stretched the lead to 27. Jan Rohdewald hit back for Artland with a three, but Samardziski scored inside to make it 75-48 after three periods. Nikola Ilic scored 5 straight points as FMP went ahead by 32 and the lead peaked at 89-56 on a Protic three-pointer. Zack Whiting tried to narrow the gap with a pair of baskets in the closing minutes, but by that point FMP was already celebrating a convincing win.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Referees: POZZANA, MAURO; ZASHCHUK, SERGEY; NURAN, RUSTU
Attendance: 1000
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FMP Zeleznik21223218
Artland Dragons11191817
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FMP Zeleznik21437593
Artland Dragons11304865
FMP Zeleznik
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 COVIC, FILIP 22:58 15 1/3 2/5 7/8   4 4 1 2 3     4 4 13
5 ZIVANOVIC, STEFAN 9:02 2   0/1 2/2           2     3 2 -2
8 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 26:29 6 0/3 1/3 3/4 1 4 5     3 2   2 2 4
9 MARKOVIC, NIKOLA 17:56 2 1/2     1 3 4 2   2 1 1 3   2
11 ILIC, NIKOLA 10:09 7 0/1 1/1 4/5 2 2 4           1 4 12
12 STAMENKOVIC, PEDJA 14:19   0/2 0/1     2 2     2     2   -5
13 RADULJICA, MIROSLAV 10:09 7 3/7   1/3 1 4 5     1   1 1 3 6
14 PROTIC, NEMANJA 24:30 20 6/11 1/4 5/5   1 1 1 1 1     1 3 16
15 MUSLI, DEJAN 11:24 4 2/3     3 1 4     1 1   4 1 4
21 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 18:27 16 6/8 0/1 4/7 6 5 11   2   2   3 6 28
22 PNINI, GUY 15:45 6 1/2 0/2 4/4       4   2     2 3 6
24 JEREMIC, MLADEN 18:52 8   2/2 2/2 1 1 2 1         3 1 9
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 93 20/42 7/20 32/40 16 27 43 9 5 17 6 2 29 29 94
        47.6% 35% 80%
Head coach: KLIPA, SLOBODAN
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
Artland Dragons
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STUCKEMANN, FLAVIO 11:20 3 0/1   3/4   1 1   1     1 1 2 3
8 MCINTOSH, LAMONT 21:21 2 1/6 0/2     1 1   1 2     3 3 -5
9 JOHNSON, PAUL 13:20   0/1       1 1 1   1 1   3   -2
10 ROHDEWALD, JAN 10:44 3   1/2             1     2   -1
12 NEITZEL, DREW 20:21 8 3/4 0/3 2/3   1 1 3 1 1     2 1 6
13 PREWITT, CHAD 25:05 15 2/3 1/5 8/9 2 2 4 1 3 2 1   4 6 18
16 HESS, ADAM 25:13 7 3/6 0/1 1/2   2 2   2     2 2 6 8
20 MADRICH, DIRK 20:56 11 1/1 0/2 9/10   4 4   1 2     2 5 14
21 BLALOCK, WILL 14:44 6 1/4   4/4         1 2   1 2 2 1
23 NIEBUHR, LEO-NIKLAS 3:01                              
24 FENN, DARREN 22:17 4 1/6 0/1 2/2 3 1 4 1 2 1   1 4 1  
25 WHITING, ZACK 11:38 6 2/4   2/4 1   1     2   1 4 3 -1
Team           1 4 5   1           6
Totals 200:00 65 14/36 2/16 31/38 7 17 24 6 13 14 2 6 29 29 47
        38.9% 12.5% 81.6%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

KLIPA, SLOBODAN
FMP Zeleznik
"From the very beginning we played with strength and after 10 minutes we had a comfortable leading margin that allowed us to play cool for the next 30 minutes."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
Artland Dragons
"Congratulations to coach Klipa. We entered into the game bad, our defense was weak. We had no solutions for Predrag Samardziski and Filip Covic, who had a fantastic night."

Players

COVIC, FILIP
FMP Zeleznik
"Congratulations to my teammates. This is such an important win to us. Especially at a psychological level. We needed it so badly. I am happy."
PREWITT, CHAD
Artland Dragons
"It was a heavy game. The hosts outrebounded us from the very beginning and we had no chance to be back into the game after starting 2-18."
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