2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 21, 2015 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Pablo Aguilar - Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - EC15 (photo Gran Canaria)

Gran Canaria hits 17 triples, cruises against Ludwigsburg

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas buried 17 three-pointers to cruise to 95-75 win over MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg on Wednesday night. By hitting 17 triples on 36 attempts, Gran Canaria tied its club record in the competition for three-point shots made in a game. Win improved Gran Canaria to 2-0 and first place in Group B, while Eurocup newcomer Ludwigsburg has 1-1 record in a share of second place. Sasu Salin had 17 points on 4-for-8 from downtown, Kyle Kuric also hit 4 triples and had 15 points, while Pablo Aguilar and Brad Newley each knocked down a pair of three-pointers while netting 14 points apiece. Ludwigsburg’s Mustafa Shakur was game’s highest scorer with 18 points, Shawn Huff netted 14, Jon Brockman collected 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Rocky Trice had 10 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Brockman scored 6 points and Huff hit a triple to give the visitors 7-13 early on, but Alen Omic sparked a 9-0 run, capped by a three-pointer from Xavi Rabaseda for 16-13. A second-chance three from Aguilar put Gran Canaria in control, giving it 23-15 after 10 minutes. A three from Salin helped the hosts to 27-17, but a three-point play from Shakur and a three-point shot from Huff had Ludwigsburg back within 29-25 midway through the second. Gran Canaria replied through Aguilar again, and with a triple from Kuric, but Jason Boone and Trice made it 37-32. Anzejs Pasecniks and Kuric hit back-to-back from downtown for 43-32, but Trice scored again to make it 43-35 at halftime.

Kuric hit two more shots from long range and Kevin Pangos added one for Gran Canaria, opening 54-37 margin after 3 minutes in the third quarter. Brad Loesing nailed one from downtown for the visitors, and Tekel Cotton and Shakur added baskets to Ludwigsburg’s tally. But a three from Newley, and two more from Salin kept the hosts in control, and with 67-55 lead after three quarters. Eulis Baez hit from downtown for 72-55 early in the fourth, before Huff answered with his third long-range shot, and Shakur scored twice for 72-62. But Salin hit his fourth three-point dagger, Newley added to the lead, and after a put-back from Brockman, a triple from Aguilar made it 83-68, icing the game with 4 minutes to go. Before game’s end, Newley hit Gran Canaria’s 17th three-pointer of the night, and also scored the final basket of the game to round things out at 20 points, the largest margin of the contest.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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Referees: VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU), CICI, GENTIAN (ALB)
Attendance: 2547 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PANGOS, KEVIN 24:32 5 1/3 1/3   1 1 2 5   1     3 3 7
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 15:28   0/1 0/2   1 3 4 3   1     2 1 2
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 14:24 6 3/4       1 1 1   1 1 1 3   3
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 20:53 14 3/6 2/4 2/4   6 6 1 2       1 2 17
9 SALIN, SASU 17:50 17 0/2 4/8 5/6   1 1 2 1     1   6 19
13 BAEZ, EULIS 18:54 8 0/1 2/2 2/2 1 2 3 2         1 6 17
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 3:49 3   1/1                       3
21 PAULI, ORIOL 6:09 1     1/4   1 1     1 1     3 2
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER 12:58 3   1/3     1 1 2 2 1     2   3
23 OMIC, ALEN 21:47 9 3/7 0/1 3/4 1 5 6 2 1 1     3 3 11
24 KURIC, KYLE 22:10 15 1/1 4/9 1/2 1 2 3 1   1 1   1 1 13
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 21:06 14 4/5 2/3   1 2 3 6   1 1   2   19
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 95 15/30 17/36 14/22 8 26 34 25 6 9 4 2 18 25 118
        50% 47.2% 63.6%
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
MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McCRAY, DAVID 11:14     0/1     2 2     1     3 1 -2
6 MUNOZ-BORCHERS, ALVARO 14:03 2   0/2 2/2   2 2 1   1       2 4
7 HUFF, SHAWN 27:07 14 0/6 4/7 2/4 1 5 6         1 3 2 7
10 TRICE, ROCKY 28:51 10 5/7 0/2   3 4 7 3 1 1 1   2 3 18
13 McNAUGHTON, CHRIS 1:34 2 1/1               1         1
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 3:13           1 1           3   -2
19 WALESKOWSKI, ADAM 11:12 2 1/2     1 3 4     1     3   1
21 BOONE, JASON 18:01 7 3/3   1/2   2 2     2 1   3 1 5
22 SHAKUR, MUSTAFA 28:51 18 7/11 0/2 4/4   1 1 3   6   2 3 4 9
32 COTTON, TEKELE 15:36 2 1/3 0/1   1 1 2     2     2 2 -1
35 LOESING, BRAD 19:51 5 1/2 1/4     2 2 3   1     3   2
40 BROCKMAN, JON 20:27 13 5/9   3/5 5 4 9 1   2   1   3 17
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 75 24/44 5/19 12/17 12 29 41 11 1 19 2 4 25 18 61
        54.5% 26.3% 70.6%
Head coach: PATRICK, JOHN

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“Our team played a great game and I think it was a great show for the fans because this team works so much. The most important thing is that we attacked well their main virtue, that is the full-court defense with traps. By the way, we had a very good passing between our players to create good shots from the outside.”

Players

SAVANE, SITAPHA
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“We feel great because of the score and our form. We solved the game against a team that we knew would create problems for us. It was another game where everyone participated and that is important for all the players, because every day we can shoot different from another.”