2018-19Regular SeasonRound 9
December 12, 2018 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ANKARA SPOR SALONU

Turk Telekom tops Trento to stay in Top 16 hunt

Turk Telekom Ankara remained alive in the race for the Top 16 by holding on for an 84-77 home victory over Dolomiti Energia Trento on Wednesday. Sylven Landesberg led the way for Turk Telekom with 24 points, while Vladimir Stimac picked up 20 points and 10 rebounds and Kenny Gabriel added 13 points. The win snapped Turk Telekom's two-game losing streak and improved its record to 4-5 in Group C. Trento dropped to 3-6 with the loss and was eliminated from contention for the Top 16. Davide Pascolo and Devyn Marble both scored 18 points for Trento, while Beto Gomes added 16 points, Dustin Hogue collected 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Aaron Craft chipped in 5 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 steals in the defeat.

Turk Telekom needed nearly three minutes to score with Trento starting well, especially Gomes, who had 2 three-pointers among his 8 points for a 2-12 lead. Landesberg converted a four-point play and Ender Arslan nailed a three to help Turk Telekom pull within 15-16. Pascolo had a pair of scores at the other end to put Trento ahead 19-22 after 10 minutes. Trento was able to push the lead 23-30, but the hosts charged back with Landesberg and Reggie Redding both making a three-pointer and 2 free throws to give Turk Telekom its first lead 33-32. There were three lead changes and three ties over the final five minutes of the half with Marble and Pascolo both hitting from long range as Trento led 42-45 at the break. Gabriel scored 5 points on an unsportsmanlike foul to start the second half to put Turk Telekom back ahead 47-45. Another Gabriel three-pointer and two straight scores from Stimac made it 58-53. Gomes responded with 6 points to spark a 0-8 run as Trento went up 58-61. But the game was even 61-61 after 30 minutes. Turk Telekom scored the first 6 points of the final quarter only to see Marble tally 4 points in a 3-9 Trento surge to even the game at 70-70. Landesberg nailed a big three-pointer to make it 75-72 and, after Hogue missed 2 free throws, Redding converted 2 foul shots to extend the gap to 79-74 inside the two-minute mark. Gabriel followed with a long three-pointer with 1:08 to play for an 8-point lead and Landesberg added 2 free throws with 55 seconds left to decide the game for good.

Game-changing sequence

Trento was trailing by 3 points with two minutes left when Dustin Hogue missed 2 free throws. Reggie Redding followed with 2 foul shots at the other end and Kenny Gabriel's big three-pointer made it 82-74 with 68 seconds left.

Pivotal performer

Sylven Landesberg scored 24 points with 3 three-pointers and also made 9 of 9 free throws to go with 6 rebounds and 8 fouls drawn.

Telling numbers

Turk Telekom made 19 of 20 free throws (95.0%) and also knocked down 11 of 26 three-pointers (42.3%), while Trento hit 11 of 18 (61.1%) from the foul line and 6 of 27 (22.2%) from long range.

In Round 10

Turk Telekom will head to Serbia next week for a game at Partizan NIS Belgrade knowing it needs a win to reach the Top 16. Having already been eliminated, Trento will play out its EuroCup season at home against Valencia Basket.

Sylven Landesberg - Turk telekom Ankara (photo Turk Telekom) - EC18
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PASTUSIAK, PIOTR; PEERANDI, RAIN; FRITZ, CLEMENS
Attendance: 6453 (Tentative)
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Turk Telekom Ankara19231923
Dolomiti Energia Trento22231616
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Turk Telekom Ankara19426184
Dolomiti Energia Trento22456177
Turk Telekom Ankara
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 LANDESBERG, SYLVEN 39:05 24 3/6 3/8 9/9 1 5 6     2     1 8 27
5 REDDING, REGGIE 25:25 9 1/4 1/3 4/4 1 1 2 3   3     4 4 6
7 AKIN, FIKRET CAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 SONSIRMA, YUNUS 9:26 3 0/1 1/1         1             3
10 ARSLAN, ENDER 22:14 5 1/1 1/2     1 1 3   2       2 8
14 PEKER, KAYA 14:48 7 1/4 1/1 2/2   4 4 3 1 1     3 1 9
15 CETIN, SERHAT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 TUREN, METIN 17:29     0/1     4 4 1   1     3    
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GABRIEL, KENNY 22:31 13 1/1 3/6 2/2   1 1 2   2 1   4 2 10
44 CAMPBELL, TJ 24:26 3 0/2 1/4     2 2 5 1 2     4 1 1
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 24:36 20 9/13   2/3 5 5 10 2   1 1   2 3 28
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 84 16/32 11/26 19/20 8 25 33 20 2 14 2 0 21 21 95
        50% 42.3% 95%
Head coach: GOREN, BURAK
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
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MARBLE, DEVYN 32:53 18 7/9 1/5 1/2 1 4 5 1 4 2     3 1 17
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 23:23 18 6/7 1/1 3/4 1 3 4 1         2 3 22
9 MIAN, FABIO 15:05 3   1/6                     1 -1
10 FORRAY, TOTO 25:07 4 2/2 0/3   1 1 2 2   2     3    
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CRAFT, AARON 33:01 5 2/5 0/1 1/2 1 5 6 11 3 3     4 4 17
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA 1:45                         1   -1
15 GOMES, BETO 30:31 16 2/3 3/11 3/4   3 3 1   1     2 6 13
22 HOGUE, DUSTIN 33:23 11 5/10   1/4 4 6 10 4 2     2 3 5 19
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA 4:52 2     2/2                 3 1  
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 77 24/36 6/27 11/18 9 22 31 20 9 9 0 2 21 21 86
        66.7% 22.2% 61.1%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO

Head Coaches

GOREN, BURAK
Turk Telekom Ankara
"We did not play good enough on the defensive side in the first half. We made lots of mistakes. In the second half of the game we fixed some things and we won the game. It's a very big win for us. We want to qualify for the next round. And next up we will play a very tough game, a very important game. We will see what happens."
BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"Today we played an important game of character, we had a good impact on the game, controlled the rhythm well, and in the second half everyone was involved both on attack, where in the third quarter we did a good job to create good shots, and on defense. This was really very important. Of course we missed some details, we missed some defensive closures, but after the game we managed to play today, we cannot help but compliment our opponents, who were really very good."

Players

LANDESBERG, SYLVEN
Turk Telekom Ankara
"It was just one of those games that you have to grind out. We started slow in the first half, but we picked up our intensity in the second half. And this was a big win for us to continue in EuroCup. We have to keep our intensity up, we have a big one in Partizan. I'm just really proud of the guys. It's a big win."
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