2013-14Last 32Round 1
January 08, 2014 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 SPORTICA
German champ opens Last 32 with a big road win

Zach Wright - Brose Baskets - EC13 (photo BCM Gravelines)Brose Baskets Bamberg opened its first Eurocup campaign in four years with a sounding 67-86 road win over BCM Gravelines Dunkerque on Wednesday night. Bamberg took the lead for good early in the encounter. Led by D'Or Fischer and Zach Wright, German champ opened up a big lead before halftime, and never looked back as Fischer finished with 20 points on 9-for-9 from two-point range, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Wright had 17 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds. Elias Harris scored 12, and Rakim Sanders chipped in with 10 in victory. For the hosts, Steven Gray had 18 points plus 6 rebounds, Marcus Lewis scored 10, and Ousmane Camara grabbed 12 rebounds along with his 8 points in defeat.

At the start of the game, Jonathan Rousselle hit a triple for 9-5, but Bamberg quickly replied. Sanders scored from long range, Fischer had a dunk and a jumper, before Casey Jacobsen hit from downtown for 11-17. Lewis and John Holland made put-backs for Gravelines, but Fischer hit a shot and assisted for Harris and 16-21 after 10 minutes. Harris hit a triple to start the second quarter, and Wright contributed with a steal and layup to extend it to 16-28 early in the second. Camara had another put-back for the hosts, and Juby Johnson nailed a three-pointer, forcing the visitors' timeout, but Karsten Tadda and Smith scored from long range, and Sanders had a fastbreak dunk for 29-42. Before half's end, Fischer hit another shot, and Wright buried a triple to give Bamberg 31-48 halftime lead.

Jacobsen hit a three-pointer and Anton Gavel had a layup to open the third quarter and 31-53. Gray had a jumper and a basket-plus-foul for Gravelines, but Fischer had a jumper and a dunk for 38-59. The hosts answered with a run fueled by Gray and Yakhouba Diawara, capped with a layup from Holland for 50-64. But Harris ended the third quarter with a triple, and Maik Zirbes scored three times inside at the start of the fourth for 54-73. Bokolo, Lewis and Gray tried to keep the hosts in touch, and Johnson hit from long range, but the Gravelines had no answer for Wright and Fischer who combined for 11 points, keeping the margin at 64-84, as the visitors closed out the game.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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Referees: GARCIA, JOSE RAMON; PATERNICO, CARMELO; CORTES, CARLOS
Attendance: 2500 (Tentative)
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BCM Gravelines Dunkerque16151917
Brose Baskets Bamberg21271919
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BCM Gravelines Dunkerque16315067
Brose Baskets Bamberg21486786
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ROUSSELLE, JONATHAN 15:35 6 1/4 1/2 1/2 1 1 2 3 1 1     2 3 7
8 JOHNSON, JUBY 15:56 6   2/3                       5
9 DIAWARA, YAKHOUBA 22:40 7 3/4 0/5 1/2   1 1     3     2 2 -2
10 BOKOLO, YANNICK 27:10 6 2/7   2/2 1 3 4 2   4     1 6 8
11 AKPOMEDAH, CYRIL 17:20 2 1/5 0/1     2 2   1     1 1   -2
12 CAMARA, OUSMANE 18:34 8 4/6     7 5 12   1 1     1   17
13 HOLLAND, JOHN 29:55 4 2/5 0/3   1 2 3 1   1   1      
21 LEWIS, MARCUS 21:26 10 4/10   2/4 5 2 7 1   2   1 2 2 7
22 DUMORTIER, HUGO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GRAY, STEVEN 31:24 18 5/6 0/5 8/9 1 5 6 1   4     2 7 19
25 HOWARD, WILLIAM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
52 SAUMONT, SERAPHIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2   2     1         1
Totals 200:00 67 22/47 3/19 14/19 18 21 39 8 3 17 0 3 11 20 60
        46.8% 15.8% 73.7%
Head coach: MONSCHAU, CHRISTIAN
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
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GOLDSBERRY, JOHN 12:41   0/1       1 1 2   1     3   -2
7 SANDERS, RAKIM 22:26 10 2/3 1/3 3/3   2 2   2 2     4 3 8
8 WRIGHT, ZACH 25:46 17 7/9 1/1   1 3 4 9 2 4     2 1 25
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 15:36 3 0/1 1/3     1 1 1         1   1
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 19:57 12 3/6 2/5   2 3 5 2 1 1     2 1 12
21 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 JACOBSEN, CASEY 16:54 6 0/1 2/6     3 3       1   1 2 6
25 GAVEL, ANTON 22:17 2 1/2     2 4 6 5 2         1 15
31 SMITH, JAMAR 22:50 8 1/4 2/4   2 1 3 5 1 3     3   6
32 THIEMANN, JOHANNES 1:33                   1         -1
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 18:05 8 4/7     2 2 4 1   4     1 1 6
40 FISCHER, DOR 21:55 20 9/9   2/3   5 5 3 2 1 2   3 2 29
Team                                
Totals 200:00 86 27/43 9/22 5/6 9 25 34 28 10 17 3 0 20 11 105
        62.8% 40.9% 83.3%
Head coach: FLEMING, CHRIS

Head Coaches

MONSCHAU, CHRISTIAN
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
"Congratulations to Bamberg which really did a great job on us tonight. It's the best team we played so far in the season. The arrivals of Fischer and Harris give another dimension to this team, it's impressive. Nevertheless, we did a good job in the 2nd half especially in defense and we have some lessons to take from this game."
FLEMING, CHRIS
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We did a good job tonight and we quickly found our rhythm is this game. We were focused on our plays and it worked well. We also defended well on their 3-point shots. We have a lot of respect for BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and we achieved to make good starts in the 2nd and 3rd quarter."

Players

GRAY, STEVEN
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque
"It was a difficult game for us. Bamberg played really well tonight and we didn't find a solution. They are really big and intense on both sides of the floor and we were not efficient enough on our shooting."