2015-16Last 32Round 6
February 10, 2016 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Andrejs Pasecniks - Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - EC15 (photo Gran Canaria)

Gran Canaria thrashes Hapoel, moves on to eighthfinals

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas sent a message that echoed all around the competition by overwhelming Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 108-61 at home in Group H on Wednesday. Gran Canaria was mathematically first and Hapoel was out before the start of the game. Gran Canaria finished Group H with a 5-1 record and will face Limoges CSP in the eighthfinals. Hapoel was the only team that finished the Last 32 with a 0-6 record. Pablo Aguilar led the winners with 19 points. Alen Omic added 18 and 17 rebounds (tying the all-time Last 32 record for most boards in a game), Anzejs Pasecniks had 16 points, Brad Newley got 14 while D.J. Seeley contributed 13 for Gran Canaria. Josh Duncan led Hapoel with 14 points. Donta Smith added 13 while D'or Fischer got 10 for the guests. Pasecniks had 12 points in the opening 6 minutes to make Gran Canaria get a 22-5 margin. Gran Canaria boosted its margin to 31-12 after 10 minutes and then again to 58-25 at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Gran Canaria led 83-46 after 30 minutes and had plenty of time to celebrate another home win.

Aguilar got Gran Canaria going with a put-back basket while Pasecniks followed a tip-in with a layup for a 6-0 lead. E.J. Rowland struck from downtown and Lior Eliyahu added his trademark floater but an outstanding Pasecniks kept Gran Canaria way ahead, 10-5. Aguilar and Sasu Salin took over with back-to-back triples that made Hapoel call timeout at 16-5. Pasecniks scored again, and again to make it a 15-point game, 20-5. Albert Oliver send a couple of assists to Aguilar, Omic made free throws and Kevin Pangos soon broke the game open, 30-7. Smith and Duncan brought Hapoel a bit closer, 31-12, after 10 minutes. Seeley shined with a big basket early in the second quarter and Omic scored down low for a 35-12 Gran Canaria lead. Smith scored again but Seeley did better with a three-pointer and Omic added an off-balance basket to make Hapoel call timeout at 40-14. Smith nailed a three-pointer and Fischer found his first points but back-to-back triples by Xavi Rabaseda and Seeley kept Gran Canaria way ahead, 46-19. Fischer and Smith kept pacing Hapoel but the guests only managed to trade baskets. Pasecniks returned to the floor and joined forces with Omic to boost the hosts' margin to 56-23. Oliver hit a jump hook to give Gran Canaria a 58-25 lead at halftime.

Yotam Halperin scored soon after the break but Pasecniks answered with a layup off a steal and Aguilar added 5 quick points to give Gran Canaria a 36-point margin, 65-29. Smith and Newley exchanged baskets and even when Eliyahu stepped up for Hapoel, both teams kept scoring fluently now. Pangos fed Aguilar for an alleyoop slam that made Hapoel stop the game at 75-37. Oriol Pauli buried a long three-pointer, Aguilar also struck from downtown and a fadeaway jumper by Omic boosted Gran Canaria's lead to 83-41, which Duncan singlehandedly cut to 83-46 after 30 minutes. The outcome was clear and Gran Canaria tried to keep offering showtime to its fans. Omic shined with a three-point play, Newley hit a three-pointer and so did Pangos for a 93-46 lead. Omic scored again and a three-pointer by Eulis Baez made Gran Canaria reach the 100-point mark, 100-48, with 4 minutes left. Nothing changed after that, and a one-handed dunk off a steal by Newley allowed Gran Canaria to seal a big win in style.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), HERCEG, SINISA (CRO), MAJKIC, MARIO (SLO)
Attendance: 3308 (Tentative)
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas31272525
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem12132115
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas315883108
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem12254661
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PANGOS, KEVIN 22:57 8 0/3 2/3 2/3       4   4     2 2 3
4 OLIVER, ALBERTO 17:03 2 1/1 0/1   1   1 8   2     3 1 6
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 NEWLEY, BRAD 23:07 14 5/8 1/2 1/2 1 2 3 2 3 2 1     2 18
9 SALIN, SASU 7:00 3 0/1 1/2     1 1             1 3
11 SEELEY, DENNIS 16:08 13 3/4 2/4 1/2 1   1   1       2 1 10
13 BAEZ, EULIS 23:00 9 2/4 1/4 2/2   1 1 2 1 1 1     2 10
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 13:58 16 7/7   2/2 1 5 6 1 1 3 1   1 1 22
21 PAULI, ORIOL 20:27 3   1/1     2 2 2 1 2     2   4
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER 13:18 3 0/1 1/3     5 5 1   2     1 1 4
23 OMIC, ALEN 26:02 18 7/8   4/6 4 13 17 3   4 1   2 7 37
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 17:00 19 5/6 3/3   1 2 3 2             23
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 108 30/43 12/23 12/17 10 31 41 25 7 20 4 0 13 18 141
        69.8% 52.2% 70.6%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DUNCAN, JOSH 19:25 14 5/6 1/2 1/1 2 3 5     4     4 3 12
4 ROWLAND, EARL 31:58 5 1/7 1/1         5 2 4     2 2 2
6 ZUCKERMAN, YOCHAI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 ELIYAHU, LIOR 25:19 8 4/12   0/2 1 3 4 1   1   2 2 2  
10 HALPERIN, YOTAM 27:42 4 2/5 0/2   2   2     2   1 2   -4
11 TIMOR, BAR 23:20 2 1/6 0/4   1 1 2 2 1 3   1 2 1 -7
12 MENCO, RAFI 16:44 5 1/4 1/1     3 3     2     2 1 2
15 SMITH, DONTA 25:40 13 5/6 1/1 0/1   4 4 1   3     2 2 13
24 MAYOR, IGOR 1:36                              
40 FISCHER, DOR 28:16 10 4/7   2/4 2 1 3 1   3     3 2 5
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 61 23/53 4/11 3/8 9 16 25 10 3 22 0 4 19 13 25
        43.4% 36.4% 37.5%
Head coach: FRANCO, DANNY

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"The game went really well for us because in this type of games, the players could play with less intensity, but that didn't happen today and I am satisfied. We had good shooting percentages. We finished this Last 32 really well."

Players

OLIVER, ALBERTO
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We got a good lead at the beginning of the game. We have competed and did our job, so now we have to focus on our next game. Limoges is a strong team. They beat Valencia Basket twice, so that means they are a great team."