2013-14Last 32Round 4
January 29, 2014 CET: 18:45
Local time: 18:45 CENTRUM REKREACYJNO SPORTOWE
Zielona Gora holds off Valencia, grabs first win

Aaron Cel - Stelmet Zielona Gora - EC13 (photo Zielona Gora)Stelmet Zielona Gora picked up its first Last 32 win, surviving a dramatic ending and holding off Valencia Basket 82-77 to keep alive its chances of advancing to the eighthfinals. Zielona Gora improved to 1-3 but remains in the last place of Group O, while Valencia is at 2-2, sharing the second place with Telenet Ostend. After teams traded leads in the first half, and Valencia held slim 40-42 margin at the break, Aaron Cel, Lukasz Koszarek and Marcin Sroka nailed triples in the third quarter to build a 10-point lead for Zielona Gora. The visitors rallied behind Justin Doellman, and Oliver Lafayette’s triple gave them 74-75 in the final minute, but the hosts hit 8 of 8 from the free throw line in the final 35 seconds, snatching a big victory. Eyenga finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Koszarek netted 14 along with 6 assists, while Kamil Chanas and Cel each scored 12 for Zielona Gora.Doellman led Valencia with 19 points, Romain Sato scored 16, while Rafa Martinez scored 14 in defeat.

Sato hit back-to-back triples early on for 4-8 Valencia lead, but Eyenga scored 7 points, including a triple, and Vladimir Dragicevic scored a put-back, as the hosts took 13-9 advantage. After Doellman and Bojan Dubljevic got the visitors back on track, Martinez and Eyenga traded triples, before Craig Brackins finished the quarter with a layup for 20-18. Teams traded leads through the second quarter. Pau Ribas hit a triple for Valencia, while Chanas had a triple followed by a jumper for the hosts. More triples from Brackins and Chanas made it 31-27, but Dubljevic scored a put-back to spark a 0-7 run. Martinez made a layup-plus-foul for 31-34, and a jumper for 34-38. With offenses getting their way, and teams trading baskets, Cel and Koszarek scored jumpers for Zielona Gora. After Sroka tied it at 40-40, Doellman finished the half with a jumper and a steal, making it 40-42 at the break.

Cel hit a jump shot and a three-pointer early in the third quarter for 47-44, and after Eyenga’s dunk, another triple from Cel gave Zielona Gora 52-46. Doellman and Sato kept Valencia in touch, but Koszarek and Sroka hit from long range for the hosts, and 58-52. While Valencia would only score from the free throw line, Sroka nailed another triple, and Mantas Cesnauskis hit from long range just before the buzzer for 64-56 after 30 minutes. Adam Hrycaniuk’s layup at the start of the fourth made it a 10-point affair, but Martinez hit a three-pointer to help bring Valencia within 68-65. Brackins and Koszarek hit jumpers for Zielona Gora, but Doellman and Triguero answered right back the same way. Doellman’s triple tied it at 72-72 with 2 minutes to go. Eyenga scored for the hosts, but Oliver Lafayerre hit a triple with 43 seconds remaining for 74-75. Only 10 seconds later, Zeilona Gora was in front again thanks to a pair of free throws from Chanas. Lafayette missed a shot on the ensuing possession, and Koszarek put the game out of reach with 4 free throws, securing Zielona Gora’s first win in the Last 32 action.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE), JURAS, MARKO (SRB)
Attendance: 2198 (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
5 CEL, AARON 23:05 12 3/4 2/2   1 4 5 1         3   14
12 PONITKA, MARCEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CHANAS, KAMIL 22:21 12 1/2 2/3 4/4   1 1 1         3 3 12
14 HRYCANIUK, ADAM 12:10 2 1/3     1 3 4 2   3     3 1 1
17 EYENGA, CHRISTIAN 35:31 16 4/6 2/3 2/2 3 2 5 4   2     2 7 25
18 DRAGICEVIC, VLADIMIR 27:50 8 4/8 0/1   1 4 5 2   2     2 1 7
20 KUCHAREK, MACIEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 BRACKINS, CRAIG 16:55 7 2/2 1/2   1 2 3 1         1   9
22 CESNAUSKIS, MANTAS 12:20 3 0/3 1/3   1 1 2 1         1 2 2
31 SROKA, MARCIN 19:16 8 1/1 2/5   1 1 2 1   2     3 1 4
55 KOSZAREK, LUKASZ 30:32 14 3/4 1/3 5/6   1 1 6 1 3     2 4 17
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 82 19/33 11/22 11/12 11 21 32 19 1 13 0 0 20 19 94
        57.6% 50% 91.7%
Head coach: UVALIN, MIHAILO
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
Valencia Basket Club
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIGUERO, JUAN JOSE 23:28 4 2/3     3   3 1 1 1     1 2 8
5 RIBAS, PAU 12:36 9 2/3 1/1 2/2       1 1       2 1 9
7 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 29:52 19 6/9 1/5 4/4   1 1   2 2     1 3 15
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 25:20     0/2         3         4 1 -2
10 SATO, ROMAIN 33:26 16 4/6 2/5 2/2   5 5           4 2 14
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 16:18 4 2/2 0/1   1 1 2 1   2     2   2
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 27:02 14 2/3 2/4 4/5   3 3 2 2 1     2 7 21
20 LAFAYETTE, OLIVER 21:50 9 2/4 1/3 2/2 3 2 5 2         2 4 14
31 BARTON, LUBOS 10:08 2 1/2 0/2     1 1           1   -1
40 SABATER, LUIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 GUARDIA, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 77 21/32 7/23 14/15 7 15 22 10 6 7 0 0 19 20 81
        65.6% 30.4% 93.3%
Head coach: PERASOVIC, VELIMIR

Head Coaches

UVALIN, MIHAILO
Stelmet Zielona Gora
"Congratulations to Valencia and my boys of course. It was a very tough game. We beat a huge opponent. I can't say I expected it. I dreamed about it, about the performance my players showed. We proved that we can compete with the best teams in Europe."
PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
Valencia Basket Club
"Congratulations to Stelmet. They played a fantastic game with great energy, very aggressive and tough in defense. We didn't, especially in the third quarter when Stelmet dominated us by scoring behind the three-point line. We had a chance to win in the last minutes, but we did not use it."