2007-08Regular SeasonRound 10
January 22, 2008 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 BALLSPORTHALLE
Azovmash Mariupol advanced to the second round in its first ULEB Cup season by registering a 63-72 road win over Deutsche Bank Skyliners in Frankfurt, Germany on Tuesday. Azovmash finished with a 6-4 record, good for third place in Group D. The Skyuliners came out empty once again and finished as one of three 0-10 teams in the competition. Panagiotis Liadelis scored 21 points to pace Azovmash. He had help from Serhiy Lishchuk, with 14 points and 4 blocked shots, while Yevgeniy Podorvannyy and Robert Archibald added 13 points each and Tyus Edney 10. The Skyliners were led by Ilian Evtimov with 22 points and Immy McKinney with 14 points as the only double-digit scorers. Derrick Allen added 8 points and 10 rebounds.

The Skyliners opened the scoring on consecutive jumpers by Allen. Azovmash, however, responded with a 2-9 run. Maksym Shtein came off the bench for the Skyliners and made his presence felt on both ends of the floor as the hosts used a 6-0 run to force Azovmash's first timeout with 12-9 on the scoreboard. Edney got to the foul line 6 times, making 5 of his free throws, to put the guests in front again at the end of the first quarter, 15-16. After consecutive blocked shots by Azovmash, the home team put the first points of the second quarter in with a short jump shot by Koko Archibong, followed by a fastbreak layup by Allen. Azovmash's temporary head coach Sergey Zavalin took a timeout, after which Liadelis and Evtimov exchanged three-pointers as both teams went toe-to-toe with lead changes on every successful attack. Lishchuk was working hard on defense and recorded back-to-back blocked shots on Allen, while Podorvannyy tied the score at 28-28. Archibong's free throws, however, gave the Skyliners a new lead, 35-31, after 20 minutes played. Azovmash tied the score quickly and went in front 41-42 on a Podorvannyy three-pointer early in the second half. The Skyliners fought their way back to lead 46-44 after McKinney found the bottom of the net from behind the arc midway through the third quarter. From then on, it was all Azovmash, however. Liadelis hit a high-arcing layup at the buzzer, freezing the score at 47-55 at the end of the third quarter. Both teams could hardly hit the basket in the first 5 minutes of the last quarter, in part because of intensified defensive efforts. The difference on the scoreboard remained, however, as Azovmash cruised into the second round of ULEB Cup, ending the Skyliners' season without any single win on 63-72 after the final whistle.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Georg Chernyak, Frankfurt
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Referees: AMOROS, XAVIER (ESP), RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO (MNE), CIULIN, MARIUS (ROM)
Attendance: 1530
By Quarter1234
D. Bank Skyliners15201216
Azovmash Mariupol16152417
End of Quarter1234
D. Bank Skyliners15354763
Azovmash Mariupol16315572
D. Bank Skyliners
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 BAHIENSE DE MELLO, DOMINIK 5:44                         4   -4
7 ARCHIBONG, KOKO 21:42 8 3/6 0/3 2/2 2 1 3 1 2       4 1 5
8 KING, ALEX 2:32                              
11 ROLLER, PASCAL 28:01 3   1/5     3 3 6 2 6     2 1 3
13 SHTEIN, MAKSYM 14:34 4 2/3 0/1     3 3     1 1 1 4 2 2
15 ALLEN, DERRICK 36:07 8 4/12   0/2 3 7 10 1   2 1 2 3 2 5
20 MCKINNEY, JIMMY 35:30 14 2/4 2/5 4/4 1 2 3 2   2     3 3 12
32 EVTIMOV, ILIAN 34:51 22 3/6 5/11 1/2 2 1 3 2 1 2   2 4 5 15
35 HUNT, JIMMIE 19:48 2 1/1 0/3     2 2 2     1   2 1 3
55 MESGHNA, JONATHAN 1:11 2 1/1     1 1 2 1             5
Team                                
Totals 200:00 63 16/33 8/28 7/10 9 20 29 15 5 13 3 5 26 15 46
        48.5% 28.6% 70%
Head coach: DIDIN, MURAT
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
Azovmash Mariupol
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REESE, AUBREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 EDNEY, TYUS 38:06 10 1/3 0/1 8/9 2 3 5 2 2 3     2 7 17
6 LIADELIS, PANAGIOTIS 36:35 21 6/10 0/1 9/12   3 3 4   1     2 5 22
7 ARCHIBALD, ROBERT 31:32 13 6/12   1/3 5 6 11 1   3   2 4 2 10
8 SKUTYELNIK, OLEKSANDR 5:19     0/1                 1 1   -3
11 LOKTIONOV, IGOR 6:40   0/1     2 3 5 1 1           6
12 LISHCHUK, SERHIY 32:21 14 3/9 0/3 8/11   4 4     3 4   4 9 12
13 PODORVANNYY, YEVGENIY 21:43 13 2/3 3/6   5 4 9           2 1 17
14 MESHCHARAKOU, YAHOR 5:31     0/1               1        
16 BUFORD, RODNEY 18:17   0/2 0/3           2 1         -4
21 IVSHYN, MAXYM 3:56 1     1/2 1   1 1   1       1 2
Team                                
Totals 200:00 72 18/40 3/16 27/37 15 23 38 9 5 12 5 3 15 25 79
        45% 18.8% 73%
Head coach: ZAVALIN, SERGIY

Head Coaches

DIDIN, MURAT
D. Bank Skyliners
"We started this competition by getting a wild card and had some hopes, but with the constant injuries we had we had no chance in this group. On a high international level, you need to have a lengthy bench that we didn't have, and experience on that level, which we also didn't have. However, most games we had were close ones, so maybe next time we'll have more experience and an easier draw."
ZAVALIN, SERGIY
Azovmash Mariupol
"I'm satisfied with the result we achieved in this game, firmly securing the third place in our group and advancing to the playoffs. I think the difference was our zone defense, which we implemented in the second half."

Players

BAHIENSE DE MELLO, DOMINIK
D. Bank Skyliners
"The first half was good for us, we played good on defense. The third quarter proved to be crucial, however. We stopped playing on defense and couldn't crack their zone defense with outside shooting."
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