October 23, 2014
Regular Season Round 2 - October 22, 2014 CET: 20:30 Local time: 20:30 - SLEUYTER ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
JERSAN, ANDREJ, Slovenia
Referee
BARDERA, REGIS, France
Umpire
DAVYDOV, ALEXEY, Russian Federation

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
63.0 Points 101.0
30.0 Rebounds 46.0
10.0 O. Rebounds 18.0
20.0 D. Rebounds 28.0
22.0 Assists 20.0
6.0 Steals 4.0
1.0 Blocks 6.0
20.0 Turnovers 12.0
47.4 % 2PT 53.0 %
31.6 % 3PT 46.2 %
69.2 % FT 86.7 %
65.0 Index 120.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
10.0 / Echenique Points 19.0 / Kuric
4.0 / Boukichou Rebounds 13.0 / Tavares
2.0 / Serron OR 8.0 / Tavares
3.0 / Wilkinson DR 5.0 / Kendall
9.0 / Djordjevic Assists 5.0 / Bellas
2.0 / Prince Steals 2.0 / Kuric
1.0 / Marnegrave Blocks 3.0 / Tavares
4.0 / Gillet Turnovers 2.0 / Santana
66.7 % / Echenique 2PT 100.0 % / Pauli
100.0 % / Salumu 3PT 100.0 % / Bellas
100.0 % / Boukichou FT 100.0 % / Summers
18.0 / Djordjevic Index 20.0 / Tavares

THE TAKE

All three Group B games are slated for Wednesday at 20:30 CET. In a clash of two teams familiar with each other, having played twice during the Eurocup Regular Season last year, Cantu (0-1) hosts Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (0-1). In an all-French showdown, ASVEL Lyon Villerbaune (1-0) and newcomer JDA Dijon (1-0) will both look to stay unbeaten, while defense of Telenet Ostend (0-1) is put to the test against the high-powered Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palams (1-0) offense, the only one to reach 100 points in Round 1.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com

Quotes Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We will play our second game in Eurocup versus a team who plays very tough and like a team. Without any doubt, it will be another difficult test for us. We do not have to change too many things, but we have to study Telenet Ostend so our players get to know their style of play. They have very interesting players and they play a little bit different than Cantu, because they were a new team and Ostend they know each other much better in this time of the season."

Players

DJORDJEVIC, DUSAN
Telenet Ostend
"Gran Canaria plays in the strong Spanish League and are especially strong in transition. We will have to play a better game than our game in Dijon. We need to defend hard and try to get some easy baskets. They are a very strong team but we play at home and we will try to win the game."
KURIC, KYLE
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We need the same mentallity as in Cantu. The first game in Eurocup was great with our fans, but now we are travelling and after losing in Barcelona we have to regroup and get ready for the next game."
"We have two flights to get to Barcelona and now another to Belgium, but we cannot let the fatigue or anything become a factor in our game, we have to overcome and try to win the game."
"We have to score more threes. Barcelona scored a lot of threes against us, our defense against Cantu was a lot better, we need the same mentality now versus Telenet Ostend."
"I am feeling good just trying to help the team win. If I can help scoring, it's fine, if it's with my defense, it's fine, I don't care. I just want to win."
Gran Canaria leaves Belgium with second straight win

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas confirmed its great form by beating Telenet Ostend 76-83 on the road to keep a share of first place in Group B with JDA Dijon at 2-0. The visitors took the lead for good behind Ian O’Leary from downtown at the start of the fourth quarter and never looked back, keeping a slim margin till the final buzzer. Albert Oliver and Kyle Kuric contributed 14 points each, O’Leary scored 13 and Tomas Bellas 10, - 8 of which came in the last five minutes. JP Prince of Ostend led all scorers with 27 points on 10 of 14 on two-point shooting, while Pierre Antoine Gillet scored 18 by making 6 of 9 from long distance and Dusan Djordjevic posted 10.

The first quarter was very balanced with the teams exchanging leads and the score tied five times. Levon Kendall put the visitors in front 14-16 at the end of the quarter with a pair of free throws. Oliver gave a 24-28 cushion to the visitors with a shot from downtown midway through the quarter, but the home team responded with an 18-4 run to reach halftime ahead 42-32, ignited by 10 points in a row drained by Prince.

Gillet scored from downtown for a double-digit cushion, 49-39, that Prince raised to 51-40, but DaJuan Summers dunked the ball to excite his side and Oliver hit a three close to the end-of-the-quarter buzzer to make it 57-56 after 30 minutes. O’Leary opened the last quarter by putting the visitors in front and Kuric netted a layup for a 57-61 lead. Bellas’s three-pointer extended the cushion to 63-70 and Prince made a huge dunk for a 68-72 lead. Kendall and Bellas were unstoppable and accurate from the foul line, while Prince and Gillet were not enough for Ostend to get back atop.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: JERSAN, ANDREJ (SLO), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA), DAVYDOV, ALEXEY (RUS)
Attendance: 989 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Telenet Ostend14281519
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas16162427
End of Quarter1234
Telenet Ostend14425776
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas16325683
Head coach:
Telenet Ostend
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 BERGGREN, JARED 15:39 3 1/5   1/2   2 2   1 1 1 1 1 1  
5 SERRON, QUENTIN 10:07 2 0/1 0/1 2/2 2   2 3         1 2 6
6 ECHENIQUE, GREGORY 16:16   0/2     3 3 6 1         2   3
8 MUYA MUBOYAYI, GUY 17:03   0/1 0/1         1 1     1 3 3 -1
9 MARNEGRAVE, NIELS 18:24 4 2/3     1 2 3 10   4     1 2 13
11 WILKINSON, WES 13:02   0/1 0/1                 1 3   -6
12 GILLET, PIERRE ANTOINE 28:17 18 0/1 6/9     2 2 1   1 1   3   14
13 SALUMU, JEAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 PONITKA, MATEUSZ 22:57 8 2/5 1/2 1/2   5 5 1   2 1   1 2 9
15 BOUKICHOU, KHALID 6:46 4 2/3       1 1               4
20 DJORDJEVIC, DUSAN 21:36 10 0/3 2/4 4/4   2 2 2 1 6   1 5 5 3
23 PRINCE, JOHN 29:53 27 10/14 1/2 4/5 2   2 1 1     1 3 4 25
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 76 17/39 10/20 12/15 8 19 27 20 4 14 3 5 23 19 72
43.6% 50% 80%
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
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 20:15 14 1/1 4/5     3 3 3 2 1     3 1 18
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 16:22 6 3/7 0/2     1 1   2 2   1 2 2  
11 BELLAS, TOMAS 22:37 10 1/2 1/3 5/6   1 1 5 1 1     4 7 15
13 BAEZ, EULIS 20:50 8 1/5 1/1 3/4 3 4 7 1   1     3 3 10
14 KENDALL, LEVON 21:02 9 3/5   3/4 1 3 4 4 1 2 3   2 3 17
17 SANTANA, FABIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 PAULI, ORIOL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 TAVARES, WALTER 18:58 3 1/2   1/2 1 4 5     1 2   1 1 7
24 KURIC, KYLE 34:32 14 2/8 3/4 1/1       4 2 1   1 2 1 10
25 O'LEARY, IAN 26:14 13 3/4 1/2 4/4 1 1 2 1 1 1   1 1 2 14
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 19:10 6 1/3 1/1 1/2 1 2 3 1   2     2 2 5
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 83 16/37 11/18 18/23 7 22 29 19 9 12 5 3 20 22 99
43.2% 61.1% 78.3%
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GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"It was a very difficult game because Telenet Ostend played very well, better that I thought, despite knowing that they have been three years in a row champions in Belgium. They played very well. The best for us was the third quarter. When we went made bad decisions at the end at the second quarter, they scored a lot. We had the serenity to play well in the third quarter and in the fourth period both teams could have won. I am happy to win here because I know it’s not easy."
KENDALL, LEVON
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
“Games away are very important. It helped us a lot to win here because it was hard and we got to know each other a little bit more. Aíto said nothing special, but we talked about how our third quarters in previous games were a little bit weak and how we had to improve that. He reminded us at halftime that we had to stay strong and forget about the first half. I was on the bench in the third quarter waiting to play. I think we had a little advantage in the last quarter with the lineups that were on the court and I had good shots.”
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