2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 21, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAIS DES SPORTS MAURICE THOREZ

Nanterre downs Olimpija, stays perfect in Group A

In a battle between previously undefeated teams in Group A, JSF Nanterre recorded its second win in as many games by downing Union Olimpija Ljubljana 85-72 at home on Wednesday. Tasmin Mitchell paced the winners with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Gerald Robinson added 17 points while Mam Jaiteh had 14 and 7 rebounds for Nanterre, which never trailed in this game. Sava Lesic led Olimpija with 18 points. Zack Wright added 14, 8 rebounds and 5 assists while Ronalds Zakis and Miha Lapornik each had 10 points for the guests. Mitchell and Robinson allowed Nanterre to get a 28-15 lead after 10 minutes but Olimpija got within 49-42 at halftime and even closer, 52-50, right after the break. Jaiteh and Hugo Invernizzi allowed Nanterre to restore a double-digit lead, 67-57, after 30 minutes. The hosts extended their margin to 79-60 soon after that and never looked back.

Mitchell and Mykal Riley got Nanterre going with respective baskets but Lesic soon tied it at 4-4. It didn't last long, however, as Mitchell and Terrance Campbell each hit one from downtown in an 8-0 run that gave Nanterre the lead for good, 12-4. Olimpija called timeout and Sasa Zagorac stepped up with a basket but 5 quick points by Robinson boosted the hosts' margin to 17-8. Olimpija found a new go-to guy in Lapornik but Nanterre kept finding open shots, as Robinson and Riley allowed the hosts to get a 25-15 margin. A buzzer-beating triple by Warren Racine ignited the crowd, 28-15, at the end of the first quarter. Gregor Hrovat hit free throws which Mitchell erased with a second-chance triple. A put-back layup by Zakis and a three-point play by Hrovat got Olimpija a bit closer, 31-22. Invernizzi rescued Nanterre with a three-pointer but Blaz Mahkovic and Lapornik kept the guests within 36-28. Hrovat got Olimpija as close as 36-32, making Nanterre call timeout. Jaiteh and Campbell stepped up for the hosts and Mitchell struck from downtown to give Nanterre fresh air at 47-38. Lapornik and Lesic got Olimpija closer, 49-42, at the break.

The third quarter started with a rain of three-pointers, as Wright, Mitchell and Lesic one hit one in less than a minute. Zakis soon allowed Olimpija to get back in the game, 52-50. Fernando Raposo split free throws and consecutive baskets by Jaiteh restored a 57-50 Nanterre edge, making the guests call timeout. Blaz Mesicek made free throws which Robinson erased with another basket. Zakis kept pacing Olimpija but free throws by Mitchell and a three-pointer off the dribble by Invernizzi gave the hosts a 67-57 margin after 30 minutes. Jermey Nzeulie and Jaiteh stepped up early in the fourth quarter and a three-pointer by Osby Romero broke the game open, 77-60, with 7 minutes left. Olimpija called timeout but Jaitah scored again to make it a 19-point game, 79-60. Lesic and Wright stepped up for Olimpija but the guests had ran out of time, as all Nanterre fans were celebrating a well-deserved home win.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Referees: BULTO, VICENTE (ESP), JURAS, JASMINA (SRB), TRAWICKI, TOMASZ (POL)
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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JSF Nanterre28211818
Union Olimpija Ljubljana15271515
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JSF Nanterre28496785
Union Olimpija Ljubljana15425772
JSF Nanterre
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 MITCHELL, TASMIN 30:04 18 2/4 4/10 2/2 2 5 7 1 2 2     3 1 16
9 NZEULIE, JEREMY 21:37 4 2/2 0/2   1 1 2 1   1     3 1 2
10 INVERNIZZI, HUGO 17:26 9   3/4   1 1 2   1       1   10
14 JAITEH, MAM 31:55 14 7/10   0/1 2 5 7   1 1 2   3 4 20
22 ROBINSON, GERALD 35:19 17 5/7 1/4 4/5   3 3 4   4     3 6 17
23 OSBY, ROMERO 9:56 6 0/3 1/2 3/4 1 1 2   2 1       3 7
24 RILEY, MYKAL 15:38 6 3/3 0/2   1 3 4 1 3 2     1 2 11
27 RAPOSO, FERNANDO 8:02 1     1/2 1   1 2         2 1 2
44 CAMPBELL, T.J. 28:23 7 2/2 1/6   1   1 7 2 5     4 2 5
55 RACINE, WARREN 1:40 3   1/1                       3
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 85 21/31 11/31 10/14 10 21 31 16 11 17 2 0 20 20 94
        67.7% 35.5% 71.4%
Head coach: DONNADIEU, PASCAL
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
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 WRIGHT, ZACH 34:19 14 4/7 1/1 3/4 2 6 8 5 1 6     2 8 24
5 RUPNIK, LUKA 5:41   0/2               1     2   -5
7 HROVAT, GREGOR 23:04 9 2/5   5/5 3 5 8 2 1 1     3 3 16
9 MESICEK, BLAZ 13:14 4 0/1 0/1 4/4   1 1 2 1       1 3 8
10 NIKOLIC, MITJA 13:00   0/2 0/1           1       1 1 -2
12 VUCETIC, VASILIJE 5:04   0/1                     2   -3
13 LAPORNIK, MIHA 30:42 10 5/6 0/3     2 2 1 2       3 1 9
15 LESIC, SAVA 26:16 18 5/6 2/6 2/2 2 3 5 2 1 3   1 2 1 16
17 ZAGORAC, SASA 20:04 5 2/5 0/3 1/2 2 4 6 2   2   1 2 2 3
21 MAHKOVIC, BLAZ 13:44 2 1/1 0/1             2     1   -2
30 ZAKIS, RONALDS 14:52 10 5/9     2   2 1   1     1 1 8
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 72 24/45 3/16 15/17 12 21 33 15 7 16 0 2 20 20 73
        53.3% 18.8% 88.2%
Head coach: POTOCNIK, GASPER

Head Coaches

DONNADIEU, PASCAL
JSF Nanterre
"It was a pretty strong performance during the whole 40 minutes against a very dangerous team. Indeed it is a very demanding team to play because they play away from the circle and they just won against Belgrade. I am satisfied of the team because all the players have been involved in the game."
POTOCNIK, GASPER
Union Olimpija Ljubljana
"Nanterre played a great game. Throughout the game, we did not find our offensive rhythm. We came to a situation where we were closer to the opponent, but then we made a number of errors, both in offense and defense. Nanterre deservedly celebrated victory. They were better throughout the game. We need to forget the defeat and prepare for the next game. "
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