2015-16Last 32Round 4
January 27, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALABIGI
Vladimir Veremeenko - Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia - EC15 (photo Reggio Emilia)

Della Valle, Veremeenko lead Reggio Emilia to big win

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia bounced back from last week's loss in Group L by downing Trabzonspor Medical Park 89-76 at home on Wednesday. Both teams have a 2-2 record in Group L but Reggio Emilia has the tie-break advantage, as it only lost by 6 points in Trabzon. Amedeo Della Valle led the winners with 18 points. Vladimir Veremeenko added 16 and 10 rebounds, Pietro Aradori had 15 points, Darjus Lavrinovic got 11 while Stefano Gentile contributed 10. Dwight Hardy led Trabzonspor with 20 points. Andrija Stipanovic added 13 while Novica Velickovic had 10 for the guests. Achille Polonara had 5 points in a 7-0 run which allowed Reggio Emilia to get a 26-17 lead after 10 minutes. Another 11-0 run which Aradori capped with a three-pointer broke the game open, 37-20. Nothing changed after that moment, as Reggio Emilia led 49-35 at halftime, kept a 70-56 margin after 30 minutes and sealed the outcome long before the final buzzer.

Ryan Thompson got Trabzonspor going with a quick basket that Darjus Lavrinovic bettered with a three-point play for a 3-2 Reggio Emilia lead. Stipanovic followed a power layup with a jump hook but an outstanding Veremeenko singlehandedly gave the hosts a 10-6 lead. Della Valle took over with a layup-plus-foul, Derwin Kitchen nailed a jumper and a second-chance layup by Veremeenko boosted Reggio Emilia's lead to 15-8. Stipanovic kept pacing Trabzonspor and 5 quick points by Dwight Hardy brought the guests within 17-15. Vladimir Golubovic and Stipanovic exchanged baskets but Achille Polonara had 5 points in a 7-0 run which Golubovic capped with a layup to give Reggio Emilia a 26-17 lead after 10 minutes. Novica Velickovic and Stefano Gentile traded three-pointers early in the second quarter and consecutive baskets by Golubovic made it a double-digit game, 33-20. Lavrinovic hit a close jumper and a layup by Pietro Aradori broke the game open, 37-20, after an 11-0 run. Gani Erdi Gulaslan stepped up for Trabzonspor and Ibrahim Yildirim hit a triple to keep his team within 39-25. Stipanovic scored down low and a layup by Gulaslan gave the guests hope at 39-29. Della Valle struck from downtown and Aradori soon restored a 44-29 Reggio Emilia margin. Yildirin nailed another one from beyond the arc, Lavrinovic shined with a put-back jump hook but Gulaslan kept Trabzonspor within 46-34. Another three-pointer by Della Valle gave Reggio Emilia a 49-35 margin at halftime.

Veremeenko scored again immediately after the break and Della Valle soon made it an 18-point game, 53-35. Velickovic rescued Trabzonspor with a put-back basket and Stipanovic scored in the paint for a 53-39 deficit. Aradori find Veremeenko for another basket that Velickovic bettered with a triple. Aradori answered from downtown and Della Valle also hit one from beyond the arc to boost Reggio Emilia's lead to 61-44. Veremeenko and Hardy traded baskets, Gentile and Gulaslan exchanged free throws and Berkay Candan got the guests closer, 65-50. Ojars Silins joined the three-point shootout and Gentile added more free throws but Hardy singlehandedly kept Trabzonspor within 70-56 after 30 minutes. Hardy buried another triple early in the fourth quarter but Gentile and Polonara restored a 73-59 Reggio Emilia lead. Hardy scored again and got help from Kitchen and Velickovic to give Trabzonspor hope at 75-65. Aradori stepped up with a big triple and back-to-back baskets by Lavrinovic sealed the outcome, 82-67, with under 3 minutes left. Trabzonspor tried to get closer and get the tie-break advantage but Aradori and Della Valle allowed Reggio Emilia to round a very important win.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR; JURAS, JASMINA
Attendance: 2757 (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
4 ARADORI, PIETRO 32:02 15 4/11 2/3 1/1   2 2 6 2 2     3 4 16
6 POLONARA, ACHILLE 18:31 6 0/1 1/3 3/4 1 5 6 2 1 1     2 2 10
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 24:24 11 5/6 0/1 1/1 3 4 7 3 1 4     4 3 15
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 29:43 18 2/5 3/6 5/5   1 1 1 1 1   1 4 5 14
9 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 28:11     0/1     3 3 4   2     4 2 2
11 STRAUTINS, ARTURS 4:53 2 1/1                     1   1
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 20:58 16 6/10 1/1 1/2 4 6 10   1 1     2 1 20
15 SILINS, OJARS 9:21 3   1/2                   4   -2
18 GENTILE, STEFANO 15:04 10 1/4 1/2 5/6   1 1     1     3 4 6
20 GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR 16:53 8 4/4     1 3 4 1             13
Team                                
Totals 200:00 89 23/42 9/19 16/19 9 25 34 17 6 12 0 1 27 21 95
        54.8% 47.4% 84.2%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
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
Trabzonspor Medical Park
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 THOMPSON, RYAN 22:51 6 2/2 0/3 2/3   1 1     2     2 4 3
5 SANLI, SERTAC 8:04   0/1               1     2 1 -3
6 CANDAN, BERKAY 17:12 3   0/2 3/4 1 1 2 1   2     3 2  
7 HARDY, DWIGHT 35:01 20 5/9 3/9 1/1   1 1 1 1 3     1 6 15
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA 22:48 10 2/5 2/6   2 1 3   1 1     4 1 3
13 KITCHEN, DERWIN 27:57 9 2/4 0/1 5/6   9 9 5 1 2     2 6 22
15 DEMIREL, HAKAN 10:05           1 1     1     2 1 -1
19 SARUHAN, ALPER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 YILDIRIM, IBRAHIM 6:57 7   2/2 1/1           1     3   3
25 GULASLAN, GANI ERDI 17:09 8 3/3 0/1 2/2         2 2       3 10
61 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 31:56 13 6/8   1/4 1 3 4 2   1 1   2 3 15
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 76 20/32 7/24 15/21 5 20 25 9 5 16 1 0 21 27 71
        62.5% 29.2% 71.4%
Head coach: MARKOVIC, NENAD

Head Coaches

MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"We had a magical night, we won and convinced. The important thing was to play a game of this competitive level with intensity and bring home an important victor by more than 6 points. Every player did good things. Now we have to focus on the next game against Trento, it would be great to have the arena sold out also in the Eurocup. Our fans love this cup and they have to help us to create the right atmosphere for another magical night."
MARKOVIC, NENAD
Trabzonspor Medical Park
"First of all, congratulation to Reggio Emilia, they played very well. It was not a different game from the one last Wednesday. Last week we recovered the disadvantage playing good defense and making some big shots. What changed today was that they played tough from the beginning and in the moment that we came back to 10 points, we made some mistakes and they made some big shots. We expected Reggio Emilia to play a great game. We have our responsability, we didn’t manage the right way the fouls, we have to improve this point."

Players

VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
I’m very happy for this victory; we needed to react after defeats in Trabzon and Avellino. This reaction arrived and it was total because all the team played focused for 40 minutes and this took us to the victory and to overturn the point difference. We have to go on in this way to achieve the qualification to the next level. We have to stay focused."
CANDAN, BERKAY
Trabzonspor Medical Park
"We played a good game but we lost. We weren’t tough enough in the attack. Now we have two important game waiting for us and both of them are very important to be able to advance."
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