2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
Michael Bramos - Umana Reyer Venice - EC15 (photo Reyer Venice)

Venice survives a late Spirou rally

Umana Reyer Venice held off a comeback attempt from the visiting Proximus Spirou Charleroi, and improved to 2-1 record in Group C with 73-69 decision. Venice took the lead for good with an 8-0 run to end the third quarter, but Billy Baron led Spirou’s rally. The same player had a chance to tie the game in the waning seconds, but split free throws and the hosts managed to hold on. Jeff Viggiano hit 5 of 9 from downtown and finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Benjamin Ortner collected 14 points and 9 rebounds, Michael Bramos netted 13, and Mike Green 11 points in victory. Billy Baron netted 23 and Jimmy Baron scored 17 for Spirou. Kevin Tumba scored 7 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in defeat.

A pair of triples, one from Jimmy and one from Billy Baron gave the visitors 2-10, but Viggiano answered with back-to-back threes for the hosts, and after a basket from Bramos, Viggiano’s third triple made it 15-14. After Billy Baron and Viggiano traded more threes, a put back from Michael Fusek made it 18-21 after 10 minutes. Anthony Lambot hit from downtown for Spirou to start the scoring in the second period, and baskets from Billy Baron and Seamus Boxley kept the visitors in front 22-28. Lambot’s 3 of 3 from the foul line made it an 8-point contest, 23-31, but Ortner strung together 5 points in an 8-0 run that tied the game, only for Jimmy Baron to give Spirou 31-33 halftime lead.

Viggiano hailed his fifth three-pointer in the opening minutes of the third quarter, before a three from Bramos and a basket from Green made it 41-38. Billy Baron and Bramos traded triples, and Bramos hit another one with 30 seconds to go in the third to cap an 8-0 run and extend it to 51-43 after 30 minutes. Billy Baron hit a triple to start the fourth, but Stefano Tonut matched it with a basket-plus-foul. A three-pointer from Venice’s Michele Ruzzier, and baskets from Ortner kept the hosts at the distance, 61-52 with 4 minutes to go. But Billy Baron started Spirou’s rally, scoring seven points in less than 2 minutes, then Pavel Pumperla’s three-point play cut the deficit to 65-64 in the final minute. Green hit a triple with 15 seconds left for the hosts, but Billy Baron nailed his fourth only six seconds later for 69-68. Phillip Goss only split free throws, giving visitors a chance to tie or win in the final 10 seconds, and Jimmy Baron drew free throws, but missed first and made the second one with 4 seconds on the clock. The hosts remained in front, as Green and Bramos sealed the deal for Venice.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR), JURAS, JASMINA (SRB)
Attendance: 2536 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
Umana Reyer Venice18132022
Proximus Spirou Charleroi21121026
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Umana Reyer Venice18315173
Proximus Spirou Charleroi21334369
Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 23:26 5 2/4 0/4 1/2       5 2 1     5 1  
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 30:33 13 1/1 3/5 2/2   6 6     1 1   1 4 20
7 TONUT, STEFANO 14:14 3 1/3 0/1 1/1   4 4 2 1 1 1   2 2 7
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 17:12 4 0/1 1/3 1/2   2 2     1     3 2  
10 GREEN, MIKE 25:37 11 2/5 1/2 4/6   3 3 5 1 2     2 5 15
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 12:29 3 0/1 1/1         1 1 4     1 1  
13 OWENS, JOSH 9:50 4 2/4     1 3 4     2     4 1 1
14 RESS, TOMAS 14:42 1 0/1 0/3 1/2   1 1     2 1 1 1 2 -4
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 24:56 14 3/7   8/10 3 6 9 2 1 1     3 6 22
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 27:01 15   5/9   1 6 7   1 2     2 1 16
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 73 11/27 11/28 18/25 6 34 40 15 7 17 3 1 24 25 81
        40.7% 39.3% 72%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO
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
Proximus Spirou Charleroi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 15:50 2 1/3   0/1   3 3 1           1 4
8 LAMBOT, ANTHONY 12:28 6 0/1 1/1 3/3   2 2 2 3 1     3 1 9
9 GAUDOUX, MAXIME 11:03 1     1/2   1 1 1         1 3 4
10 BARON, BILLY 30:48 23 4/11 4/6 3/3   3 3 4 1 1   2 4 4 19
11 HEATH, JORDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MASSOT, SACHA 14:18   0/2 0/2     2 2 2   2     1   -3
13 PUMPRLA, PAVEL 25:21 7 3/5   1/1   1 1   2 5     5 4 2
15 BARON, JIMMY 32:44 17 3/8 2/5 5/7   3 3 3   5     3 2 7
20 FUSEK, MICHAEL 14:36 2 1/3     2 5 7   1 1     1   6
21 BOXLEY, SEAMUS 23:38 4 2/7 0/1 0/1 1   1 1 1 2   1 3 3 -3
22 SCHWARTZ, LOIC DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 TUMBA, KEVIN 19:14 7 3/4   1/4 3 10 13 1 1 1 1   4 4 18
Team             1 1               1
Totals 200:00 69 17/44 7/15 14/22 6 31 37 15 9 18 1 3 25 22 64
        38.6% 46.7% 63.6%
Head coach: STAS, JACQUES

Head Coaches

RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
"It was a tough game. We should have controlled it better down the stretch. We ran to many risky plays instead of controlling several situations better. We were in emergency because of Peric injury, but player who replaced him did a good job despite having different skills. It was a difficult game because of opponent’s characteristics. Good, but not that good because we have some questions to answer, and we need more continuity and confidence. We are going to work on that and on the psychological aspect over the next weeks."
STAS, JACQUES
Proximus Spirou Charleroi
"It was an important game for us, we knew it was necessary for us to have a good game and I think we did. 12 turnovers that we had in the first half are not usual for us and they cost us a larger lead at the break. We struggled in the third quarter and finally we came back in the fourth, where we could have won the game. But I think we lost the game earlier. With recovery of some injured players, we will be all right for the second round."

Players

BRAMOS, MICHAEL
Umana Reyer Venice
"It was a tough game, but at the end it was another win for us. We had good moments and bad moments, but we are happy to win. Every Eurocup game is important in the regular season so we are happy to have win these two home games. We have a lot to work to do, but it's better when you are winning games while you are getting better as a team. We can play better."
BARON, BILLY
Proximus Spirou Charleroi
"We came out in the fourth quarter. We fought as a team but on the road games we need to shoot and take care of the ball better. We continued to fight but Umana Reyer Venice had a couple big shots down the stretch that helped them win the game. Overall, we need to keep our head high, there are seven games left to get the qualification for Last 32."