2015-16Last 32Round 5
February 03, 2016 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BILBAO ARENA
Dairis Bertans - Dominion Bilbao Basket - EC15 (photo Bilbao Basket - Aitor Arrizabalaga)

Dominion BB keeps Ulm winless, remains alive

Dominion Bilbao Basket remains alive for a spot in the Eurocup Eighthfinals after an 83-65 victory at home over ratiopharm Ulm, to set up a Group G face-off with Banvit Bandirma in Round 6 to decide which team advances. Dairis Bertans knocked down 4 three-pointers in scoring a team-high 18 points for Dominion BB, while Axel Hervelle had 14 points, Alex Mumbru scored 11 and Giorgos Bogris collected 10 points and 12 rebounds. Dominion improved to 3-2 in the group and will play at Banvit next week – with Banvit having won the first encounter in Bilbao 76-85 in Round 2. Ulm remained winless in the group at 0-5 despite 10 points from Pierria Henry, with Philipp Neumann chipping in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Bertans opened the game with the first 5 points for the hosts before Augustine Rubit scored Ulm’s first 2 points. Bertans knocked down his second three as the lead grew to 10-2. Chris Babb countered with the first basket to start a 0-9 run to go ahead 10-11. Alex Suarez and Bertans both were on target from long range and Dominion led 16-11 after 10 minutes. After failing to score in final three minutes of the first quarter, Raymar Morgan converted for the guests on the first possession of the second frame. But Tobias Borg answered with a three-point play to start an 11-0 run, which also included three-pointers from Raul Lopez and Hervelle to go up 27-13. A 0-7 spurt got Ulm to within 29-22 only to see Mumbru nail a three. Another triple from Bertans had the hosts ahead 37-24. Neumann’s free throws temporarily made it a 10-point game – 37-27 – but 4 points from Bogris got the gap up to 43-27. Ulm trailed 43-29 at intermission.

David Brembley’s put-back started the second half for Ulm, but a Suarez triple increased the lead to 17. And a three from Alex Rouff had the hosts up 51-33. Ulm took advantage of an unsportsmanlike foul with 6 points from Henry and 4 from Neumann to chip into the advantage. A Mumbru three was offset by scores from Morgan and Per Guenther to get the margin to 56-49. It was 58-49 after 30 minutes. Hervelle opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer, which was matched by Ulm youngster Joschka Ferner. Carlon Brown’s free throws had Ulm to within 63-54 with eight minutes to go. But a 7-0 Dominion spurt was highlighted by another Mumbru three to go up 70-54. Ulm could not muster a comeback with a Bogris put-back making it 76-56 with three minutes remaining. Ulm did not get any closer than 17 points the rest of the way.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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Referees: SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA), BIJEDIC, HARIS (BIH), MICHAELIDES, MARKOS (SUI)
Attendance: 4673 (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
7 RUOFF, ALEX 19:58 7 2/6 1/2   1   1 2 3 1 1 1 3   4
8 BORG, TOBIAS 17:20 8 2/5 1/4 1/3 1 2 3 5 3       2 4 13
9 BERTANS, DAIRIS 28:03 18 1/1 4/7 4/4       2 1       1 4 21
10 MENDIA, BORJA 13:50 2 1/1 0/1   1   1 1         2 2 3
11 HANNAH, CLEVIN 16:48 4 2/2 0/2   1 2 3 6 2 3     3 2 9
13 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS 29:13 10 5/8     1 11 12 1 2   1 1 3 2 21
15 MUMBRU, ALEX 22:27 11 0/4 3/8 2/2   1 1 3   3   2 4 2 -1
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 17:57 14 4/6 2/2   1 5 6 2 1 1   1   1 20
20 TODOROVIC, DEJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 BEGIC, MIRZA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 LOPEZ, RAUL 12:21 3   1/1     1 1 3   5     1   1
33 SUAREZ, ALEX 22:03 6 0/1 2/4                     1 4
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 83 17/34 14/31 7/9 6 22 28 25 12 14 2 5 19 18 94
        50% 45.2% 77.8%
Head coach: ALONSO, SITO
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
ratiopharm Ulm
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 GUENTHER, PER 16:19 6 2/2 0/1 2/2       2 2 3     2 3 7
7 FERNER, JOSCHKA 18:05 5 1/5 1/2               1   2 1  
8 MORGAN, RAYMAR 17:52 7 3/5 0/1 1/2 2 4 6   1     1 4 3 8
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP 27:15 8 3/7   2/2 2 6 8   1 1 2   2 3 15
15 HENRY, PIERRIA 23:41 10 4/5 0/2 2/2   3 3 1 1 3       3 12
19 BABB, CHRIS 21:47 9 3/4 1/5         2 2 1     1 2 8
20 BROWN, CARLON 21:42 7 2/4 0/1 3/4   1 1 2 1 1 1   1 2 8
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE 21:43 8 4/7     2 4 6 1   3 1 1 3 1 7
22 ROHWER, BJOERN 9:14           1 1     1     1   -1
30 BREMBLY, DAVID 22:22 5 1/1 1/4   1 1 2     4     2 1 -1
Team                                
Totals 200:00 65 23/40 3/16 10/12 7 20 27 8 8 17 5 2 18 19 63
        57.5% 18.8% 83.3%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

ALONSO, SITO
Dominion Bilbao Basket
"We are very satisfied. We are constantly playing small finals, first to go to the Copa del Rey and now to go past the Eurocup Last 32, which we know was very complicated. We now have a chance by winning in Turkey, against a strong team in Banvit, which already proved its value here and moreover, is an opponent that is stronger at home. Tonight's game was difficult for us because we came off a tough loss in the Spanish League and some of my players were not 100% physically. We got a good win, my players had a good effort, especially on defense. Everyone played at a good level, Raul Lopez was able to play 8-10 good minutes even though he wasn't 100% and this is important. Everyone did his little job and I am happy we will get this opportunity against Banvit. Our regular season group looked easy, but Oldenburg and Trento have locked up first place in their Last 32 groups. Things are not easy, you have to work hard to win. Banvit will get ready for our best version."
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
ratiopharm Ulm
"Our shooting performance from the three-point line wasn't good enough, but more important our defensive performance in the second and fourth quarters were been unable to stop Dominion Bilbao Basket."