2013-14Last 32Round 2
January 15, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 MAPOORO ARENA
Ulm dishes 30 assists, downs Cantu on the road


Edgar Sosa hit 7 three-pointers on 8 attempts, and Ratiopharm Ulm dished 30 assists, using a huge second quarter to pull away en route to a sounding 97-106 road win over FoxTown Cantu on Wednesday night. Victory improves Ulm to 2-0 in a share of Group I lead together with JSF Nanterre, while Cantu drops to 0-2, joining Pinar Karsiyaka bottom of the standings. Ulm hit 5 triples on 6 attempts in the second quarter, starting the period with a 2-19 run, and built a 32-54 halftime margin. Cantu rallied in the third quarter, but never came closer than eight points as Sosa paced the visitors with 24 points and 7 assists, while Daniel Theis collected 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Trent Plaisted scored 14, Will Clyburn had 13 points, Cameron Long added 12 points and 6 assists, while Matt Howard contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Maarten Leunen netted 17 for Cantu, Joe Ragland had 16 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds, while Adrian Uter finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Pietro Aradori had 15 points, while Awudu Abass and Marcel Jones tallied 12 apiece in defeat.

Uter with a put-back and Leunen with a triple got things started for Cantu, but Per Guenther orchestrated Ulm’s response stealing balls, assisting for Trent Plaisted, and sinking a three-pointer for 7-11. A three-pointer and a dunk from Awudu tied it at 16-16 late in the first quarter, but Adam Hess and Clyburn combined to score 8 points, before back-to-back-to-back triples, couple from Sosa and one from Long continued the run that put Ulm up 18-37. Ragland scored from close and long range to snap a 2-21 run, but Long nailed a three-pointer, before Plaisted and Theis scored inside for 25-49. Philipp Schwethelm hit a three to help Ulm to 32-54 halftime lead, and Plaisted, Guenther and Theis kept the margin early in the third quarter, 42-64. However, Ragland sparked hosts’ run with a basket-plus-foul, and with contribution from Jones and Aradori, Cantu cut it to 56-66. Clyburn and Sosa hit back-to-back triples for Ulm, but Jones also hit twice from downtown, and Abass once for 70-78. At the start of the fourth, Theis had a pair of dunks, latter one with additional free throw, and Sosa nailed a triple for 72-86. Alessandro Gentile scored from long range for the hosts, but Sosa hit his fifth three-pointer as margin increased to 75-91. Aradori from long, Abass and Uter from close range kept Cantu’s hope alive, but Sosa hit from downtown again, 82-96. Leunen hit another triple for the hosts, but so did Sosa, his seventh. Baskets from Ragland and Aradori cut it to 93-102, but with 90 seconds to go, it proved to be too little too late for Cantu.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Referees: HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), ARAÑA, FRANCISCO (ESP), HORDOV, TOMISLAV (CRO)
Attendance: 1857 (Tentative)
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FoxTown Cantu16163827
Ratiopharm Ulm18362428
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FoxTown Cantu16327097
Ratiopharm Ulm185478106
FoxTown Cantu
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 ABASS, AWUDU 16:13 12 2/3 2/5 2/2 2   2 1     1 1 2 1 10
7 JONES, MARCEL 13:37 12 3/3 2/5     1 1   2 3     2 1 8
8 UTER, ADRIAN 24:45 16 7/10   2/2 6 2 8 4   1   1 4 2 21
9 RULLO, ROBERTO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 LEUNEN, MAARTEN 31:54 17 3/3 3/4 2/2 1 4 5 1   3     3 4 20
11 JENKINS, MICHAEL 22:48 2 1/4 0/2 0/1   1 1     2     2 1 -6
17 NWOHUOCHA, CURTIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 MARCONATO, DENIS 3:40   0/1     1   1           1   -1
20 RAGLAND, JOE 33:23 16 5/8 1/5 3/4 1 5 6 10 1 2   1 1 6 27
21 ARADORI, PIETRO 29:17 15 4/8 1/4 4/4 1 4 5 4 2 2   2 1 3 17
30 GENTILE, STEFANO 24:23 7 0/1 2/7 1/2 1   1 4   1   1 3 3 3
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 97 25/41 11/32 14/17 15 19 34 24 5 14 1 6 19 21 103
        61% 34.4% 82.4%
Head coach: SACRIPANTI, PINO
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 14:12 5 1/3 1/1     1 1 3 1 1     2   5
9 JOENKE, TILL 0:04                              
10 THEIS, DANIEL 27:46 20 8/10 0/1 4/5 3 5 8 1 2   4   4 5 32
12 SOSA, EDGAR 25:44 24 1/1 7/8 1/2   1 1 7   3     2 3 28
13 MAIER, JONATHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 HESS, ADAM 11:36 4 2/2 0/2     1 1 1   2     2 1 1
20 LONG, CAMERON 39:06 12 2/4 2/4 2/2   2 2 6 2 5     1 2 14
21 CLYBURN, WILL 23:19 13 3/4 1/1 4/4   3 3 5   1 1   3 3 20
24 HOWARD, MATT 20:09 11 4/5   3/6 2 5 7 3 1   1 1 2 3 19
33 SCHWETHELM, PHILIPP 17:35 3 0/1 1/4     1 1 2 1 1     2 1 1
44 PLAISTED, TRENT 20:29 14 6/10   2/2   1 1 2   1     3 1 10
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 106 27/40 12/21 16/21 6 22 28 30 7 14 6 1 21 19 133
        67.5% 57.1% 76.2%
Head coach: LEIBENATH, THORSTEN

Head Coaches

SACRIPANTI, PINO
FoxTown Cantu
"Tonight we lost against a team that played better than us and kept a high level of energy. I think the second quarter was the key to the game: we scored only 16 points, didn't stop their counterattack and let them score without defense. When we made a mistake we couldn't find the strength to start again with the right competitive spirit, and this led them to score 36 points in 10 minutes. We tried to get closer in the third quarter, showing more energy; but it wasn't enough, and the gap to regain was too big. We knew Ulm was a great and well-organized team; this wasn't an easy game for sure, but I think it's normal, from now on, to find more and more tough teams. "
LEIBENATH, THORSTEN
Ratiopharm Ulm
"I would like to compliment my team, because their performance tonight was really good the whole game. We played a perfect first half and this helped us to win. During the second part of the game we scored less points and we struggled to stop Cantu, because they raised their technical level. We knew it would have been a tough game, since Cantu is a very good team: its organization and its fans make this team really special. "

Players

LEUNEN, MAARTEN
FoxTown Cantu
"Tonight we didn't play at our best. During the first part of the game we didn't have the right energy to stop Ulm's attack. In the second part of the game we managed to regain some spirit and got closer to them, but we made some mistakes and didn't have the strength to overtake them. "
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