2014-15Regular SeasonRound 6
November 19, 2014 CET: 18:45
Local time: 19:45 OLIMPIA
Travis, Culpepper lead Oktyabr past Asesoft

Romeo Travis - Krasny Oktyabr - EC14 (photo CSU Asesoft)

Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd registered a pivotal win in Group E by downing CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 79-96 in Romania on Wednesday. Both teams now tie for third place in Group E, each with a 3-3 record. Romeo Travis and Randy Culpepper paced the winners with 23 points apiece. Anton Ponkarshov added 13 while DeAndre Liggins got 12 for Oktaybr. Travis added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Alhaji Mohammed led Asesoft with 19 points. Dee Brown added 14, Jarvis Hayes had 12 while Gerald Lee got 11 for the hosts, which led 28-20 early in the second quarter. A 2-17 run which Ponkrashov capped with a triple gave Oktyabr the lead for good, 30-37. Oktyabr still led 44-51 at halftime and used a 0-13 run to get a 61-77 margin after 30 minutes, enough to keep full control of the game until the final buzzer.

A three-pointer by Culpepper gave Oktyabr its first lead, 2-3. Jonte Flowers and Brown fueled a 7-0 run that restored a 9-3 Asesoft lead. Marcus Cousins and Ponkrashov stepped up for Oktyabr but Dragan Labovic and Lee kept the hosts ahead, 16-11. Three-pointers by Flowers and Brown soon boosted Asesoft's edge to 24-17. Cuthbert Victor and Travis brought Oktyabr a bit closer, 26-20, after 10 minutes. Hayes sank a jumper early in the second quarter but Liggins and Cousin made it a three-point game, 28-25. Brown scored again but back-to-back triples by Culpepper completed the guests' comeback, 30-31. Another three-pointer by Ponkrashov capped a 2-17 run and gave Oktaybr a 30-37 edge. Lee and Mohammed tried to change things for Asesoft but Travis, Victor and Liggins kept the guests way ahead, 40-49. Brown brought the hosts within 44-51 at halftime. Culpepper struck from downtown right after the break and soon added a layup for a 48-58 Oktaybr margin. Hayes and Brown gave Asesoft hope, 53-58, but Ponkrashov, Travis and Culpepper fueled a 0-13 run which broke the game open, 53-71. Mohammed hit a jumper and Marius Runkauskas sank a three-pointer but Travis and Culpepper restored a 61-77 Oktaybr margin after 30 minutes. Three-pointers by Runkauskas and Hayes gave Asesoft hope, 69-81, early in the fourth quarter. Liggins and Ponkarshov answered from downtown, however, as Oktyabr boosted its margin to 71-89 and cruised to a well-deserved win.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Referees: MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; MILOJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Attendance: 2000 (Tentative)
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CSU Asesoft Ploiesti26181718
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd20312619
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Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd20517796
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 PELEKANOS, MICHALIS 12:53   0/1     3 1 4     1     1   1
8 LABOVIC, DRAGAN 20:35 9 3/3 1/2     1 1 2 1 2 1   1 1 11
10 BURLACU, CATALIN 2:21 3   1/1                       3
11 BROWN, DEE 37:10 11 3/5 1/4 2/4 1 2 3 8   3     2 6 16
13 MOHAMMED, ALHAJI 30:37 19 8/12 0/2 3/7 3 2 5 1   1     3 5 16
14 DOGARU, VLAD DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 LEE, GERALD 26:11 11 4/7   3/5 5 1 6 5   2     4 4 15
20 COOPER, CHRIS 5:53   0/2       1 1           1   -2
21 FLOWERS, JONTE 25:39 8 1/2 2/6 0/1       1   2     3 1 -1
22 RUNKAUSKAS, MARIUS 17:49 6 0/2 2/5     2 2 1             4
24 HAYES, JARVIS 20:52 12 2/6 2/4 2/3 1 2 3   1     1 3 2 7
Team             4 4               4
Totals 200:00 79 21/40 9/24 10/20 13 16 29 18 2 11 1 1 18 19 74
        52.5% 37.5% 50%
Head coach: ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
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
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 ZAMANSKIY, IGOR 1:33                              
8 KOMISSAROV, ARTEM 11:25 6 1/1 1/2 1/2   2 2 1 1       2 1 7
9 ZAVOUREV, VASILY 1:54     0/1                       -1
10 VICTOR, CUTHBERT 18:32 9 4/6   1/3 2 2 4 3     1   2 1 12
11 TRAVIS, ROMEO 33:45 25 9/13 1/4 4/4 3 9 12 2   1     2 5 34
13 PONKRASHOV, ANTON 28:39 11 1/4 3/4     1 1 7         1 2 16
14 LIGGINS, DEANDRE 30:07 12   4/5     5 5 8 1 2     4   19
32 KING, BERNARD 19:28   0/1 0/1     1 1 2 1 1     2 1  
33 CULPEPPER, RANDY 28:27 23 4/7 4/6 3/4 1 2 3 1   1     4 5 21
34 LIKHOLITOV, FEDOR 1:54 2 1/1       1 1             1 4
50 COUSIN, MARCUS 24:16 8 3/7   2/2 3 4 7 4 1 2     3 2 13
Team             3 3     1     1   1
Totals 200:00 96 23/40 13/23 11/15 9 30 39 28 4 8 1 0 21 18 126
        57.5% 56.5% 73.3%
Head coach: BAUERMANN, DIRK

Head Coaches

ARNAUTOVIC, VLADIMIR
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
"We played a team that caught a great day, but that does not excuse our poor performance tonight. We lost the rhythm of the game in the second and third quarter, after which it was almost impossible to get back in the last 10 minutes. The [visitors] scored from each position, with extraordinary ease, while we missed many free throws. These things made the difference at the end. We have to play four more games, two at home and two away in Vilnius and Jerusalem. We will try to approach every game to win, regardless of opponent, because as Krasny Oktyabr caught a perfect day in Ploiesti, so we are capable of big wins, even on foreign land. "
BAUERMANN, DIRK
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
"When I took over this team, almost a month ago, I found many players who had no trouble getting to the basket, but who had no care of developing a scheme based on tactical offensive basketball. I tried to change their conception about basketball and it seems that tonight I had a clear answer from my players at this level. We had good movement of the ball and we scored important baskets, and also we tired our opponent with good passes and aggressive pressing. We won a very important game with a bigger difference than that of the first game in Volgograd, when I was not with the guys, but this success will not help us with anything unless we impose next week with Hapoel. Congratulations to the host for its organization and professionalism. I wish good luck to CSU Asesoft".

Players

TRAVIS, ROMEO
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
"We played a good game tonight against a team with experienced players at this level. I think we respected the tactical plan, we passed more and we had very good percentages behind the arc, and all these elements helped us to win. In addition, we thought about the first game in Volgograd, an infamous one for us, because in the meantime we have new players like Culpepper, and a new coach, which gave us confidence."