2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 25, 2015 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 KRISTALL ARENA
Paul Stoll - Avtodor Saratov - EC15 (photo Avtodor Saratov)

Avtodor Saratov outlasts Besiktas

In a high-profile clash at Kristall Arena, Avtodor Saratov downed Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul 93-83 on Wednesday in Group E. Avtodor strengthen its position in the standings with a 5-2 record, while Besiktas fell to 3-4, but remains in the running to reach the Last 32. The game was close until the midway point of the last quarter, when Avtodor took a more comfortable margin, 79-69, and managed it the rest of the way. Paul Stoll starred with 21 points, 7 assists and 9 fouls drawn for the winners, Jeff Brooks added 20 points on 8-of-9 two-point shooting, Travis Peterson scored 15, Jeremy Chappell 13 and Artem Klimenko 12. Chinemelu ELonu scored 20 points in defeat, Cenk Akyol added 19, Lamont Hamilton 11 and Nate Wolters 10.

At the midway point of the first quarter, Akyol tied the score at 11-11 before his three pointer and a jumper bagged by Wolters gave an 11-16 margin to the visiting team. Chappell exploded with 5 consecutive points for the hosts, but Erik Murphy fixed the score at 17-21 for Besiktas after 10 minutes. Klimenko fueled the home team to take the lead at 24-23. Tremmell Darden and Stoll scored as the lead changed hands before Travis Peterson set a 34-30 margin for Avtodor. The hosts raised the lead through Chappell to 38-33. Then in 90 prolific seconds for Besiktas, Engin Atsur put his team in front 40-41, but Jeff Brooks after grabbing his own rebound scored underneath for a 42-41 halftime lead for Avtodor.

The home team took a slim margin early in the third quarter behind Brooks went up 57-50. Chinemelu Elonu and Akyol carried Besiktas to 62-60 before Stoll made it 64-60 through three quarters. Alan Makiev from mid-range and Peterson from long distance tried to break the balance at the midway point of the fourth quarter, putting the hosts ahead 75-66. Hamilton exploded for Besiktas and kept his team in the picture at 84-76 after his three-pointer with two minutes left. Peterson scored again from three-point land and Stoll 4 attempts from the free throw line to seal an Avtodor win.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Eurocupbasketball.com
No results found.
Referees: JURAS, MARKO (SRB), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), VOVK, TOMISLAV (CRO)
Attendance: 3500 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Avtodor Saratov17252229
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul21201923
End of Quarter1234
Avtodor Saratov17426493
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul21416083
Avtodor Saratov
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STOLL, PAUL 25:53 21 2/3 3/5 8/10 1 3 4 7 2       2 9 36
7 LUKASHOV, DENYS 17:42 4 2/3 0/2     1 1 3 1 3     2   1
11 BEKKIEV, TAMIRLAN 3:54     0/1     1 1           2   -2
12 KLIMENKO, ARTEM 17:12 12 3/7   6/6 4 1 5 2   3 1   5 7 15
18 TRUBIN, IURII 0:17                              
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY 34:06 13 2/7 2/8 3/3   7 7 1 3 2   1 3 1 8
24 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY 7:56   0/1 0/1     2 2     2     2 1 -3
32 BROOKS, JEFF 30:52 20 8/9 0/1 4/4 2 4 6 1 1 1     1 4 28
35 ZABELIN, ARTEM 16:26 4 2/5 0/2     1 1 1   4     5   -8
42 PETERSON, TRAVIS 28:58 15 3/4 3/6   1 6 7 3   3     2 1 17
44 SEMENOV, ANDREY 0:09                              
77 MAKIEV, ALAN 16:35 4 2/2     1 1 2     1     1 1 5
Team             4 4               4
Totals 200:00 93 24/41 8/26 21/23 9 31 40 18 7 19 1 1 25 24 101
        58.5% 30.8% 91.3%
Head coach: VASILYEV, ALEXEY
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
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 SEELEY, DENNIS 20:02 2 1/2 0/4         4 2 2     2 1  
3 WOLTERS, NATE 34:13 10 2/8 1/5 3/4   5 5 8   2     3 5 12
5 GULER, MURATCAN 0:27                              
7 TASKIRAN, ENES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 AKYOL, CENK 23:31 19 2/3 5/6 0/2   3 3 3 1       4 1 19
12 ELONU, CHINEMELU 27:33 20 8/9   4/8 1 6 7   2 3 1 1 4 7 24
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 19:34 7   1/7 4/4       2 1       3 5 6
17 HAMILTON, LAMONT 26:12 11 2/5 2/5 1/2 4 2 6   2 1     4 2 9
21 DARDEN, TREMMELL 28:45 9 3/6 0/2 3/4 1 5 6 3 2 2     1 4 15
33 MURPHY, ERIK 8:33 2 1/1 0/2   1 2 3 1 1 2     2   1
65 SENLI, DOGAN 11:10 3 0/1 1/2         1         1   1
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 83 19/35 10/33 15/24 8 25 33 22 11 13 1 1 24 25 89
        54.3% 30.3% 62.5%
Head coach: ULUG, YAGIZER HAMDI

Head Coaches

VASILYEV, ALEXEY
Avtodor Saratov
"We had a one-week interval between our previous game and the game tonight. I think it was one of the reasons for our not-well organized performance in the beginning of the game. Generally, we were able to stop Wolters. However, Akyol scored too many points. But we spoke about him and considered him as a very dangerous perimeter player. Sometimes we had a good pace. We made a lot of turnovers due to the high speed. It is really good we could win the game despite the many turnovers. I would like to thank my team and our fans who supported us very well tonight."
ULUG, YAGIZER HAMDI
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul
"First of all, I want to congratulate Avtodor Saratov. In my opinion, they are the best team in our group. The hosts controlled the game until the end. We responded to them very well in the first three quarters, but we lost control at the end of the game. We got tired in the last quarter and could not stop them."

Players

STOLL, PAUL
Avtodor Saratov
"We played solid in the first half. In the second half we played really hard, really good defense and won. "
WOLTERS, NATE
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul
"It was a tough loss for us in a game against very strong opponent. They made more plays in the fourth quarter than we did. That allowed them to win."
No results found.