2015-16Last 32Round 3
January 20, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 KARSIYAKA ARENA
Kenan Sipahi - Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir - EC15 (photo Pinar Karsiyaka)

Wright leads Trento to pivotal road win

Dolomiti Energia Trento recorded its first-ever road win in the Eurocup Last 32 by downing Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 79-85 on Wednesday. Trento improved to 2-1 in Group K while Karsiyaka dropped to 1-2. Both teams will meet again in Trento next week. Julian Wright led the winners with 26 points on 11-of-13 two-pointers, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Davide Pascolo added 16 points and 8 rebounds, Diego Flaccadori had 13 points while Dominique Sutton and Trent Lockett each had 10 for Trento. Bracey Wright led Karsiyaka with 26 points and 7 assists. Justin Carter added 13 while Josh Carter had 11 for the hosts, which finished the game with 21 turnovers. Colton Iverson and Kenan Sipahi shined early and a three-pointer by Josh Carter gave Karsiyaka a 18-13 lead late in the first quarter. Lockett had 5 points in a 0-10 Trento run that put the guests in charge, 18-23. Wright and Josh Carter fueled a 10-0 Karsiyaka run that made the hosts regain the lead, 28-23. A three-pointer by Sipahi gave Karsiyaka a 38-36 edge at halftime. Karsiyaka led 48-39 right after the break but Wright and Sutton quickly erased the deficit, giving Trento a 60-62 lead after 30 minutes. Wright stayed unstoppable and got help from Pascolo and Lockett to lead the guests to a very important road win.

Wright got Trento going with the opening basket and Flaccadori added a triple for a 0-5 lead. Karsiyaka went scoreless for more than 3 minutes until Iverson had 4 points in a 6-0 run which gave the hosts their first lead, 6-5. Pascolo and Wright exchanged baskets and Wright put Trento back in charge, 8-9. Sipahi made free throws and Wright scored again for a 12-9 Karsiyaka edge. Wright scored again but Kenny Gabriel did better with a triple. Sutton took over with a two-handed slam and even when Josh Carter nailed a triple, Filippo Baldo Rossi answered from downtown to keep the guests within 18-16 after 10 minutes. Trent Lockett had quick points early in the second quarter to make Trento get a 18-23 lead, after a 0-10 run. Wright rescued Karsiyaka with a three-pointer and a layup-plus-foul by Josh Carter put the hosts back ahead, 24-23. Wright scored again and Kerem Gonlum capped a 10-0 Karsiyaka run to give the hosts a 28-23 lead. Baldo Rossi and Justin Carter exchanged baskets and Pascolo allowed Trento to get within 30-29. Wright stepped up with another basket and Gabriel added a one-handed slam for a 34-29 lead. Flaccadori followed a triple with a basket and Pascolo added a layup but Sipahi beat the halftime buzzer with a triple that pur Karsiyaka back in charge, 38-36, at the break.

Trento struggled to score after the break and Justin Carter allowed Karsiyaka to get a four-point lead, 41-37. Wright tried to change things with a quick basket but Wright found Gonlum for a layup, Iverson shined with a three-point play and Justin Carter forced the guests to call timeout at 48-39. Flaccadori stepped up for Trento with a triple and a free throw by Sutton gave Trento hope at 48-43. Gonlum scored again but Wright brought Trento even closer, 50-47. Baldo Rossi dunked and a reverse layup by Sutton completed the guests' comeback, 50-51. Josh Carter downed a triple and Wright added a jumper to give Karsiyaka fresh air at 55-52. Wright scored again and free throws by Flaccadori put Trento back ahead, 55-56. Pascolo downed a jumper that Wright improved with a triple. A layup by Sutton gave the guests a 58-60 edge after 30 minutes. Pascolo hit a couple of technical free throws early in the fourth quarter but Gabriel kept the hosts within 60-62. Wright shined with a big slam and Lockett beat the shot clock with an eight-meter bomb that boosted the guests' lead to 60-67. Josh Carter and Wright exchanged baskets but Karsiyala kept missing open shots. Meanwhile, Wright swished a six-meter jumper that made the hosts call timeout at 63-71. Gabriel shined with a put-back slam and a three-pointer by Toto Forray seemed to seal the outcome, 65-74, with 4 minutes left. Wright and Justin Carter, however, brought the hosts within 73-76 with 2:39 left. Sutton took over with a fast break slam and Lockett scored again but the hosts kept their chances open, 77-80, with 48 seconds left. Pascolo nailed a turnaround jumper and a dunk by Wright allowed Trento to start celebrating a pivotal road win.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Referees: CONDE, ANTONIO (ESP), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE), CICI, GENTIAN (ALB)
Attendance: 2500 (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
2 WRIGHT, BRACEY 31:45 26 8/14 2/4 4/5 1 3 4 7 2 4   1 3 5 27
4 IVERSON, COLTON 25:23 9 3/6   3/5 2 2 4     1     3 6 10
5 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED 0:06                              
9 GUVEN, EGEMEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 ALTINTIG, CAN 14:18 2 1/2 0/1   1 1 2 1   4     1   -2
11 CARTER, JUSTIN 16:11 13 3/3 1/2 4/4   3 3 1 1 1 1   2 2 17
12 KOC, INANC 2:54           1 1           1    
21 GONLUM, KEREM 24:17 6 3/5       3 3   1 1   1 1 2 7
22 GABRIEL, KENNY 26:51 7 1/4 1/4 2/2 1 3 4 2 1 5   3 2 1 -1
23 CARTER, JOSH 29:09 11 2/2 2/8 1/1 1 1 2 2 2 2     3 2 8
25 SIPAHI, KENAN 17:46 5 0/2 1/1 2/2 1 4 5 1 1 2     2 3 9
34 SENTURK, SONER 11:20   0/1 0/1         4   1   1 2   -2
Team           4 4 8               8
Totals 200:00 79 21/39 7/21 16/19 11 25 36 18 8 21 1 6 20 21 81
        53.8% 33.3% 84.2%
Head coach: SARICA, UFUK
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
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 POETA, GIUSEPPE 14:58     0/4         3 1 1     1 4 2
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 29:29 16 7/11 0/1 2/2 5 3 8 1 3 2     2 1 20
8 BALDI ROSSI, FILIPPO 13:55 7 2/4 1/3   1   1     1   1 2    
10 FORRAY, TOTO 27:13 3 0/3 1/6         3 4       4 4 2
11 LOFBERG, JOHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 26:11 13 1/2 3/3 2/2   4 4 3   2     2 1 16
23 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE 33:08 10 4/6 0/1 2/4 2 3 5 2 5 2 2   3 2 16
24 LOCKETT, TRENT 18:30 10 3/6 1/2 1/1 1 5 6 2 1       4 3 14
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA 3:54                   1         -1
30 WRIGHT, JULIAN 32:42 26 11/13 0/3 4/7 1 6 7 7 3 5 4   4 4 34
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 85 28/45 6/23 11/16 11 22 33 21 17 14 6 1 22 19 105
        62.2% 26.1% 68.8%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
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