2018-19Regular SeasonRound 3
October 17, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BLM GROUP ARENA

Zenit routs Trento on the road

Zenit St. Petersburg got a valuable road win on Wednesday by defeating Dolomiti Energia Trento 60-93. Now, Zenit stands second in Group C with a 2-1 record, while Trento dropped to 1-2. Philip Scrubb led the winners with 14 points behind 4 threes, Jalen Reynolds posted 14 points and 13 boards, and Marko Simonovic contributed 13 points. For Trento, Nikola Jovanovic had 14 points and Diego Flaccadori added 13.

Zenit was off to a great start with a 0-8 lead after Vladislav Trushkin's basket. Reynolds was the driving force for the guests in the first minutes and so was Dustin Hogue for Trento to keep the hosts alive at 6-12, despite their offensive fouls. Five straight points by Nikola Jovanovic seemed to get Trento back in the game at 10-15, but 3 threes by Scrubb and good defense allowed Zenit to pull away again to make it 33-44 at the break. Scrubb was back with a four-point play to make it 38-50, and soon his teammates made it a 3-10 run that continued in the fourth quarter, when Voronov sealed the outcome with a three that made it 48-79 with six minutes to go.

The key stat

Zenit was dominating the boards at halftime by 12-23. Out of those 23 rebounds by Zenit, 10 were offensive. Zenit also outnumbered Trento in assists by a dominant factort, 11-24.

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Zenit showed great team basketball on the night. It all started with defense, but it paid off on offense as seven out of the nine players that were on the floor for the guests scored in double digits.

Did you notice?

Gal Mekel has gelled with Zenit faster than anyone could have hoped for. He has been with the team for 8 days only and he has already combined for 23 points in two games as a starter. Not bad.

Next game:

Zenit will now welcome one of the toughest teams in the group, Valencia Basket, to St. Petersburg. Trento will travel to Ankara to face Turk Telekom in Round 4.

Jalen Reynolds - Zenit St Petersburg (photo Trento) - EC18
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Referees: BISSANG, JOSEPH; KARTAL, ERSAN; JURAS, MARKO
Attendance: 1768 (Tentative)
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Dolomiti Energia Trento14191413
Zenit St Petersburg21232425
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Dolomiti Energia Trento14334760
Zenit St Petersburg21446893
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 MARBLE, DEVYN 23:04 5 2/3 0/1 1/1   1 1 2     1   1 2 8
4 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA 23:47 2 1/4 0/2 0/2       5   2     2 1 -3
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 19:12 7 2/5 1/1   1 1 2 1   1 1   1 1 7
9 MIAN, FABIO 23:00   0/4 0/1     2 2   2 2     4   -7
10 FORRAY, TOTO 20:15 6 2/6   2/2   2 2 2         4 3 5
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 29:54 13 3/5 1/4 4/6 1 2 3 1 2 4 1   2 3 10
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA 15:28 5 1/3 1/1   1 3 4     1   1 1 1 5
22 HOGUE, DUSTIN 17:25 8 3/5   2/4 1 3 4   1 2     4 5 8
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA 27:55 14 5/13 0/1 4/8 1 4 5     3   1 3 6 5
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 60 19/48 3/11 13/23 6 21 27 11 5 16 3 2 22 22 41
        39.6% 27.3% 56.5%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
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
Zenit St Petersburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 REYNOLDS, JALEN 26:38 14 6/12 0/1 2/2 6 7 13 1 1 2     5 5 20
9 MEKEL, GAL 32:17 11 4/8 1/2     4 4 10 3 3   1 1 3 21
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 TRUSHKIN, VLADISLAV 25:26 10 2/6 2/6   2 3 5 1 1 1   1 3 2 6
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 19:49 10 1/2 2/2 2/4   1 1 4 1 1 1   3 3 13
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 26:08 13 1/2 3/8 2/2   3 3         1 2 2 9
20 PANIN, VADIM 14:32 5 1/1 1/1   1 2 3 1   1     1 2 9
21 UTHOFF , JARROD 12:44 10 2/2 2/4     3 3 1   1 1   3   9
23 SCRUBB, PHILIP 26:28 14 0/2 4/7 2/3   6 6 5   3     3 4 17
31 VALIEV, EVGENY 15:58 6 2/3   2/2 2 2 4 1   1     2 1 8
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 93 19/38 15/31 10/13 12 31 43 24 6 14 2 3 23 22 112
        50% 48.4% 76.9%
Head coach: KARASEV, VASILY

Head Coaches

BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"There is nothing much I can say about a game like this. We were missing pretty much everything, especially energy and defense. We have a lot of work to do; we need to take the first step in practice."
KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
"Last year we had a bad loss here and we needed a reaction after the Belgrade game. We did that, even if we were missing three very important players. The key was our defense. From the first quarter, we played very well on defense."

Players

MEKEL, GAL
Zenit St Petersburg
"It's a good win for us, especially the way we played. We dominated from the first moment. It was an important game, especially winning on the road. I got the whole week to get to know everybody in the team after my arrival and I think it was a good week for us."
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