2010-11Regular SeasonRound 6
December 21, 2010 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 GOLDBERG ARENA
Tariq Kirksay - Cajasol SevillaA Eurocup rookie playing on the court of a former champion, Cajasol Sevilla pulled off a huge 70-84 upset against Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem on Tuesday to seize second place in Group G and a place in the Last 16. With a spirited home crowd against them at Goldberg Arena in the Israeli capital, the visitors from Seville took control early and refused to let Jerusalem up for air the rest of the way. Since in the other Group G game, CEZ Nymburk was in the process of defeating Riga, Cajasol had to win by more than the 4 points by which Jerusalem had taken their first game in Seville. But the visitors were in full control from tip-off to buzzer and left little doubt about eliminating Jerusalem from the Eurocup this early for the first time in six seasons. Cajasol finished the first half with just a six-point lead after leading by more than double than that, then 15 unanswered points behind 3 long-distance hits made the difference early in the final quarter, deciding the game. Tariq Kirksay stepped up big-time for Cajasol with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Txemi Urtasun and Louis Bullock added 17 points each while Paul Davis collected 12. For Jerusalem, Jason Rich came through with 17 points, while Will Solomon added 12, Sam Clancy finished with 11 points and 9 boards, and Brian Randle scored 10.

Cajasol scored the first 6 points, all at the rim, while Hapoel kept looking for offense until a pull-up jumper by Rich broke the drought after almost 4 minutes. Mindaugas Katelynas scored twice in a row with post-up moves and when Bullock hit a catch-and-shoot triple, the visitors had a 4-13 lead. Bullock continued with another 3 points to establish the game's first double-digit difference, putting early pressure on Jerusalem's side. Solomon stepped up for the hosts then, but Bullock climbed to 10 points. As Jerusalem's shots were still banging off the rim, Cajasol was delighted with an 8-22 lead. Tomas Satoransky with a beautiful right-side drive set the difference at 16 points before Solomon scored Jerusalem's first three-pointer on the first-quarter buzzer, but Cajasol was still in command, 11-24. Kirksay opened the second quarter with a long-range bomb but Dion Dowell copied him at the other end to wake the local fans. An off-the-dribble three-pointer by Yuval Naimy closed the gap to 19-31 and signaled that Jerusalem wasn't giving up. With momentum on its side, however, Jerusalem saw Randle commit his third foul in 13 minutes, which Cajasol translated into another three-pointer, this time by Urtasun, forcing a Jerusalem timeout at 21-34. Cajasol's magical day on offense continues with another off-balance hit by Urtasun, who added a tough layup to beat the shot clock and dished a great assist for a transition triple by Bullock that made it 25-41. Jerusalem seemed lost until Naimy's huge triple and a drive by Rich cut the margin to 10 points again, 31-41. In the half's last 2 minutes, Rich extended Jerusalem's run with a steal and slam followed, after a Cajasol timeout, by a great drive that cut the margin to 6 pionts, as the teams marched to the break with the score set on 37-43.

Jerusalem's momentum was stopped with the half-time buzzer, as Cajasol came out and re-started its lead an alley-hoop between Satoransky and Davis. Kirksay dunked on a fastbreak that Solomon answered from long range. Although Davis went to the bench with his fourth foul, Kaloyan Ivanov covered for him with a great save and a three-point play that kept Cajasol ahead 49-54 after 26 minutes. Although Dowell and Randle got their fourth fouls early, the latter stayed on-court, and saw Solomon hit yet another three-pointer to make it 54-58 after 28 minutes. Juan Jose Triguero then hit a big layup that helped Cajasol close the third quarter with an eight-point lead, 54-62. When it was time for Jerusalem to make noise, Cajasol was quick to make things clear. Kirksay scored a corner three, Urtasun added another and followed with yet another long-range bomb, this time on one foot from 9 meters to beat the shot block, to quickly stake a 17-point lead early in the final quarter. Triguero's power dunk pushed the gap higher and capped a 0-15 run by Cajasol that forced a Jerusalem timeout with7 minutes left to fight back. Randle with a three-point play and Yogev Okhayon created a quick run. A pair of triples from the corner by Mizrahi got the hosts as close as 63-77, but it was far from enough. Cajasol dominated the offensive boards and didn't allow Jerusalem to endanger its lead any further. An air ball shot by Solomon marked the end of Jerusalem's journey in the Eurocup and Cajasol celebrated the big win and the ticket to the next round.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Referees: LOVSIN, ANDREJ; KOROMILAS, ELIAS; MARICIC,SASA
Attendance: 2000 (Tentative)
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Hapoel Jerusalem11261716
Cajasol Sevilla24191922
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Hapoel Jerusalem11375470
Cajasol Sevilla24436284
Hapoel Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DOWELL, DION 23:02 3 0/2 1/3   1   1 1         5   -4
5 SOLOMON, WILLIE 35:14 12 0/1 3/10 3/4   1 1   1 1     4 3 3
7 RICH, JASON 38:10 17 7/9 1/4 0/1   1 1 3 1 3     3 4 14
8 SIMHON, AMIT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 CLANCY, SAM 29:56 11 3/5   5/6 1 8 9 1 1   2   2 3 22
10 NAIMY, YUVAL 23:35 7 0/1 2/3 1/2   1 1 3 1 1     2 1 7
11 HAKMON, LIOR 4:40                         2   -2
12 MIZRAHI, MOSHE 16:01 6 3/3 0/1     2 2     1     1   5
13 OHAYON, YOGEV 10:29 4 2/2     1 1 2 1   1       3 9
14 ELIAS-POUR, RAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 RANDLE, BRIAN 18:53 10 3/9   4/7 2 3 5     1 2 1 4 5 7
21 TAMIR, AMIT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 70 18/32 7/21 13/20 5 19 24 9 4 8 4 1 23 19 63
        56.3% 33.3% 65%
Head coach: KATTASH, ODED
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
Cajasol Sevilla
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POPOVIC, BOJAN 10:25         1 1 2 2         3 2 3
5 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 17:01 6 2/3   2/3   6 6       1   2 3 12
6 CABANAS, MARIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 22:57 4 2/5 0/1   1 3 4 6 1     1 1 1 10
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 25:32 17 2/3 3/6 4/4 1   1 4   2     2 2 16
11 KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS 19:31 4 2/4 0/1     4 4 2   2     3 2 4
15 SASTRE, JOAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KIRKSAY, TARIQ 33:45 18 6/8 2/3   2 6 8 1 3     2 1 1 25
22 BULLOCK, LOUIS 29:53 17 1/4 2/4 9/9 1 1 2 1 2 3     1 5 18
40 DAVIS, PAUL 20:29 12 4/11   4/4 1 6 7 1 1 1   1 4 3 11
55 IVANOV, KALOYAN 20:27 6 2/2 0/1 2/3 2   2 1         2 4 9
Team           2   2     1         1
Totals 200:00 84 21/40 7/16 21/23 11 27 38 18 7 9 1 4 19 23 109
        52.5% 43.8% 91.3%
Head coach: PLAZA, JOAN

Head Coaches

KATTASH, ODED
Hapoel Jerusalem
"Cajasol deserves this win. The hole we fell into in the first half was too deep to recover. I think we lost the Last 16 ticket not today but when we lost in Riga and maybe even in Nymburk. We should have advanced from this group but we didn't make it. They controlled the tempo and executed better today. We missed a longer rotation in the entire campaign. We suffered from some injuries that hurt us a lot. We are a strong organization and we'll survive this elimination. Cajasol played probably their best game tonight. They had their back against the wall and stepped up. We have a good basis and good character so we have to look forward."
PLAZA, JOAN
Cajasol Sevilla
"I'm very happy with this win and proud of my players. When we play well we can beat almost anybody and when we don't play well we can lose to almost anybody. Some shots of us went in with luck, but that's certainly not why we won tonight. We played tactically as we wanted, and tried to slow down the tempo. Hapoel made a lot of damage to us in the first game but tonight we had answers. Playing two games in a week is something new for us and we're still trying to adjust. In the Last 16 there will be a lot of very good teams, and we if we won't to have a good performance there we'll need to play like we did tonight."

Players

NAIMY, YUVAL
Hapoel Jerusalem
"We gave it all, we really wanted to make it, but it didn't work out. They scored a lot of shots on the shot clock buzzer and it made the difference. The loss at Nymbruk was the difference maker eventually, but we can't fix now anymore. We should have won the top spot in the group, but didn't make it."
SOLOMON, WILLIE
Hapoel Jerusalem
"It was a very difficult game for us. Cajasol deserve all the credit for this win. They came here and played hard, took good decisions, beat the shot clock again and again and those were things that decided the game. We have to stick together now and prepare better for the game. This loss aches a lot but the season isn't over for us."
KATELYNAS, MINDAUGAS
Cajasol Sevilla
"Hapoel is a very good team and when they play at home the fans give them a great push, so to beat them here is a great achievement for us. We're very excited about making it to the next phase. We came here knowing that we can win, executed as we wanted and made a big win. We had to match up with the intensity of Hapoel and the big pressure from their fans, and that was the key to get this win."
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