2007-08Regular SeasonRound 5
December 04, 2007 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 MARTINI PLAZA
Hanzevast Capitals registered its first win in Group C by edging Spirou Basket 79-73 in Groningen, the Netherlands on Tuesday night. Hanzevast improved to 1-4 while Charleroi stayed fourth at 2-3. Alton Mason led the winners with 16 points. Dwayne Archbold added 15, Kitwana Rhymer had 13 while Rogier Jansen got 11 for the Capitals. Wes Wilkinson had 15 points for Spirou, Tremmell Darden added 13 and Adam Hall 10. Charleroi opened the game with a 0-9 run but Mason and Archbold allowed the Capitals to get a 24-22 lead after 10 minutes. A 10-2 run allowed the Capitals to get a 37-30 lead, but Charleroi fired back to get within 41-40 at the break. Charleroi trailed all the wat in the second half, but Jonathan Tabu still got the guests close, 53-52, after 30 minutes. Jansen and Mason fueled a 11-0 run that put the Capitals ahead for good, as even when Spirou managed to make it a two-point game at 72-70, it could not complete its comeback.

Hanzevast committed 2 quick turnovers in the opening minute. Meanwhile, Darden fed Andre Riddick for a layup and added consecutive baskets in a 0-9 run that Hamilton capped with a triple. Darden kept pacing Spirou, but Rhymer and Mason brought the Capitals back to life, 14-16. Mason capped a 8-0 run with free throws to give the hosts their first lead at 18-16. An outstanding Archbold and Guido Grunheid allowed Hanzevast to extend its lead to 24-22 after 10 minutes. Wilkinson stepped up with consecutive baskets early in the second quarter while Roel Moors score to put Spirou back ahead, 27-28. Rhymer answered with 4 quick points, igniting a 10-2 run that Grunheid capped with a basket off a steal to make Spirou call timeout at 37-30. Wilkinson brought the guests back in the game while a three-point play by Cristophe Beghin tied it at 40-40, but a free throw by Kelvin Melson made the Capitals get a 41-40 halftime edge. Both teams slowed the game tempo after the break, as a basket by Mason and a triple by Archbold allowed Hanzevast to get a 47-42 lead. Tabu and Riddick tried to keep Spirou in the game, but Meijer and Grunheid fueled a 6-0 run that made it a seven-point game, 53-46. Darden and Tabu brought the guests within 53-52 after 30 minutes. Spirou struggled to score early in the fourth quarter, allowing Hanzevast to break the game open. Jansen had 4 points in an 11-0 run that Mason capped with a big triple that boosted the hosts' lead to 64-52. Riddick and Hamilton stepped up for Spirou while free throws by Moors got the guests within 67-59. Jansen scored and Mason hit a critical triple, but Darden and Hamilton got Spirou within 72-70. Meijer hit a free throw while Darden missed a game-tying three-point shot, allowing Hanzevast to celebrate its first ULEB Cup win this season. Mason sealed the outcome with more foul shots.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
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Referees: SUDEK, PETR (SVK), KRAUSE, OLIVER (GER), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH)
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Hanzevast Capitals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 JANSEN, ROGIER 18:12 11 3/3 1/5 2/2   1 1 1 1 4     2 1 5
5 HEINEN, RAOUL 17:31 7 1/2 1/1 2/2   2 2   1 2     3 2 6
6 ZDRAVKOVIC, JOVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 ARCHBOLD, DWAYNE 32:15 15 3/9 1/5 6/6   4 4   3 1     4 5 12
8 RHYMER, KITWANA 26:41 13 5/8   3/4 4 3 7 1 2 2     5 4 16
9 MEIJER, NIELS 29:15 7 3/5   1/2 1 5 6   4 3     3 5 13
10 MLADENOVIC, STEFAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 MASON, ALTON 33:21 16 3/5 2/6 4/4 2 1 3 5 4 2     1 6 25
12 MORALES, EMILIANO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 GRUNHEID, GUIDO 15:44 8 3/5 0/1 2/2 2 2 4   2 2     4 2 7
14 MELSON, KEVIN 21:12 2 0/1   2/4 2 3 5 2   1     2 2 5
15 ENGLICKY, PAVEL 5:49         1   1               1
Team                   2           2
Totals 200:00 79 21/38 5/18 22/26 12 21 33 9 19 17 0 0 24 27 92
        55.3% 27.8% 84.6%
Head coach: CLAROS, PEP
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
Spirou Charleroi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MOORS, ROEL 29:32 7 1/1 0/1 5/6   3 3 5 2 5     5 6 11
6 HALL, ADAM 26:47 10 3/5 1/4 1/2   3 3   1 3     5 1 1
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 33:32 8 2/3 1/2 1/1 1 1 2 2 1 4     4 3 6
8 DARDEN, TREMMELL 22:26 13 5/11 1/3   1 4 5 3 3 1     3 2 14
9 TABU, JONATHAN 16:34 6   2/5   1 1 2 1 3 2     1 2 8
10 RIDDICK, ANDRE 24:23 8 4/5   0/2 1 1 2   2 2     3 2 6
11 WILKINSON, WES 21:57 15 7/8 0/1 1/2 2 4 6   3 1     1 2 21
12 CHADA, ANTHONY 0:22                              
13 VERMEULEN, SEBASTIEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 MATELA, LEN 11:23 2 1/1           1         2 2 3
15 BEGHIN, CHRISTOPHE 13:04 4 1/3   2/5   2 2   1 1     3 3 1
Team                   1         1 2
Totals 200:00 73 24/37 5/16 10/18 6 19 25 12 17 19 0 0 27 24 73
        64.9% 31.3% 55.6%
Head coach: CASTEELS, EDDY

Head Coaches

CLAROS, PEP
Hanzevast Capitals
"We played to our limit to be able to win. This time we improved in the last two minutes. The following next ULEB Cup game against Asesoft Ploiesti we must win by 8 points difference. Possibly there are then still chances. Concerning the input of Kit Rhymer, we were satisfied. It's not his first game, but he doesn't have experience with European basketball yet. He'll adjust. The others must help lead the team to better performances. The game was tough for us. It was a difficult game against a good opponent. We played ourselves fortunately as a team and that brought us the victory."
CASTEELS, EDDY
Spirou Charleroi
"I knew, after losing to Amsterdam and Eiffeltowers here [in the preseason], what waited for us in Groningen. All I can do is congratulate our opponent, Hanzevast Capitals, for the victory."

Players

RHYMER, KITWANA
Hanzevast Capitals
"I'm very happy to have played my first game for this team. We played as one, as we are supposed to play. We really deserved to win this game."
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