2014-15Regular SeasonRound 8
December 03, 2014 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Gran Canaria handles Dijon, improves to 8-0

Eulis Baez - Herbalife Gran Canaria - EC14 (photo Gran Canaria)

In a clash of two previously qualified teams, undefeated Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas led from start to finish, topping JDA Dijon 94-60 and clinching the first place in Group B. Gran Canaria improved to 8-0, while Dijon dropped to 5-3, but remains in the second place. The hosts quickly built a double-digit margin, than had Brad Newley score 9 points in 11-0 run to get the margin to 32-14. Gran Canaria led 49-23 at halftime, and easily finished off the visitors after the break. Newley had 16 points, Kyle Kuric scored 14, while Walter Tavares collected 13 points plus 12 rebounds. Oriol Pauli contributed with 10 in victory, while Kris Joseph was the lone Dijon’s double-digit scorer with 10 points. Aldo Curti and Ferdinand Prenom each scored 9 in the losing effort.

The hosts opened the game with triples from Fabio Santana, Newley and Eulis Baez for 9-2. Zach Moss and Joseph managed to provide some offense for Dijon, but a pair of dunks from Tavares made it 17-6. Prenom inside, and Erving Walker from the outside cut the deficit late in the first, and Jacques Alingue had a layup for 21-14 early in the second. But Newley scored inside, followed it with a fastbreak layup-plus-foul, then added a put-back to fuel a run of 11 unanswered points that he also capped with another fastbreak basket for 32-14. Prenom and Alingue scored inside for Dijon, but Baez and Kyle Kuric hit from long range, helping the hosts to 49-23 halftime lead. Gran Canaria remained in complete control in the second half, with Kuric breaking the 30-point barrier after 90 second in the third quarter, 56-25. Joseph scored 4 consecutive baskets for Dijon, but over a span of four and a half minutes, as the hosts entered the final quarter up 68-35. The biggest margin of the night was 81-44, before Curti, Steven Gray and Andre Harris each hit a three-pointer to cut into the deficit before the final buzzer.
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Referees: CHIARI, ROBERTO (ITA), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), OBRKNEZEVIC, UROS (SRB)
Attendance: 2940 (Tentative)
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JDA Dijon12233560
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 17:02 2 0/1 0/2 2/2 2 3 5 3 1 1     3 1 5
5 BARRO, MOUHAMED 19:15 13 5/6   3/6 3 6 9           5 3 16
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 27:29 16 6/8 1/1 1/1 1 4 5 3 2 2       2 24
10 URTASUN, TXEMI 24:26 7 2/8 0/2 3/4   2 2 2 1 1     1 5 6
13 BAEZ, EULIS 20:11 8 1/2 2/2   2 4 6 3   1       1 16
14 KENDALL, LEVON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 PORTUGUES, JOAQUIN 4:35 3   1/2         1   1     1   1
17 SANTANA, FABIO 21:43 8 1/3 1/3 3/4   2 2 4 2 2     2 3 10
21 PAULI, ORIOL 18:25 10 1/5 2/3 2/4   2 2 2       1 1 4 9
22 TAVARES, WALTER 25:21 13 5/8   3/4 2 10 12 2   1 3     4 29
24 KURIC, KYLE 21:33 14 1/1 2/5 6/6 1   1     1     2 4 13
25 O'LEARY, IAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 94 22/42 9/20 23/31 11 36 47 20 6 11 3 1 15 27 131
        52.4% 45% 74.2%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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
JDA Dijon
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 MOSS, ZACH 19:36 5 2/4   1/2 2 1 3 1       1 3 1 3
8 MENDY, ANTOINE 13:33 3 1/2 0/3 1/1   1 1 1         3 2  
9 JOSS-RAUZE, KEVIN 22:27 2 1/1 0/3     4 4     1     4   -2
10 CURTI, ALDO 22:46 9 3/5 1/1     1 1 3   3     4 3 7
11 WALKER, ERVING 17:14 4 0/2 1/5 1/2   1 1 1   5     2 5 -3
14 PRENOM, FERDINAND 20:24 9 4/6   1/3   2 2 1       1 1 3 9
18 ALINGUE, JACQUES 21:50 8 4/7   0/2 3 4 7 1 1   1 1 3 1 10
21 HARRIS, ANDRE 18:10 5 1/3 1/5     2 2   1 1     1    
23 GRAY, STEVEN 17:33 5 1/3 1/3         1   1     2   -1
32 JOSEPH, KRIS 26:27 10 5/6 0/7     1 1 1         4    
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 60 22/39 4/27 4/10 6 20 26 10 2 11 1 3 27 15 27
        56.4% 14.8% 40%
Head coach: BORG, JEAN-LOUIS

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"The best part of the game was the beginning when we played with a lot of energy and they played against the score after that. The worst part was the injury of Fabio Santana, who started playing really well and he got a chance to play. We did a good job defending Erving Walker and the rest of the team all game and especially in the first half. We are really happy with the effort today at the beginning, but also during all the game, but sad about Fabio's injury."

Players

URTASUN, TXEMI
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"The most important thing now is the quick recovery of the players we have injured, and now Fabio. When the team has injuries, you have to step forward from the beginning and in defense, and I think that was what we did tonight. We managed to allow them only 23 points in the first half and they are the second-best team in our group, so that is the key to our success."