2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 28, 2015 CET: 18:45
Local time: 19:45 SALA POLIVALENTA
Courtney Fortson - Banvit Bandirma - EC15 (photo Steaua - Catalin Soare - sportaction.ro)

Banvit cruises to its first win of the season

Banvit Bandirma led from start to finish on the road to beat Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest 64-78 and register its first win of this Eurocup campaign in the Romanian capital on Wednesday. Banvit and Steaua both hold 1-2 record in Group D, the same as Buducnost VOLI Podgorica in a share of the fourth place. Banvit built a double-digit lead before halftime, and held a comfortable margin in the third period before a 0-12 run that bridged third and fourth quarters opened up 42-64 lead, sealing the outcome. Adrien Moerman collected 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead in victory, while A.J. Slaughter scored 14, and DeShawn Stephens had 12 points in only 14 minutes on the floor. Titus Nicoara amassed 17 points plus 13 rebounds for the hosts, Bill Amis had 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Marko Marinovic netted 12 in defeat.

Moerman scored 8 points, including back-to-back threes to open the game, and Banvit took 2-8 lead. Marinovic and Chris Cooper scored for Steaua, but a fastbreak layup from Courtney Fortson and a triple from Tolga Gecim helped the visitors to 9-16. Banvit held 15-20 after 10 minutes, before Slaughter and Marinovic traded triples in the first minute of the second quarter. Amis and Cooper kept Steaua close, but Slaughter scored 6 straight points, also sparking 0-10 run that saw Stephens and Dominique Johnson in key roles for 23-37. Amis snapped the run, but Gasper Vidmar scored a second-chance basket to give the visitors 27-41 halftime lead.

Baskets from Vidmar and Keith Simmons extended it to 29-47 in the third quarter, but consecutive triples from Nicoara, Aleksandar Rasic and Marinovic got the hosts within 38-47. But Moerman had a triple, and Slaughter a three-point play for Banvit, giving it 42-55 after 30 minutes. Then the visitors raced away with a 0-9 run to start the fourth period. Stephens scored baskets on both ends of the run that also saw Moerman sink a triple. With the lead at 42-64, winner was all but decided. Cooper and Nicoara snapped the drought, but Fortson knocked down a three-pointer. Before game’s end, Rasic hit a three-pointer for the hosts, and after Gecim and Moerman scored for the visitors, Marinovic hit from downtown and Amis had a three-point play that helped to cut the margin before the final buzzer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Referees: OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), MARICIC,SASA (SRB), COLLIN, JEAN-CHARLES (FRA)
Attendance: 1800 (Tentative)
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Banvit Bandirma20211423
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Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 PAUL, MIHAIL 16:15   0/2 0/1   1 3 4 2   2     2   -1
6 SZIJARTO, LEVENTE 14:34 1 0/1 0/2 1/2   1 1           3 1 -4
8 ROSU, ADRIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 AMIS, BILL 23:05 13 4/7 0/4 5/5 2 5 7   1     1 2 6 17
14 NICOARA, TITUS 31:51 17 4/11 1/1 6/6 6 7 13 1 1   1 1 3 7 29
19 RASIC, ALEKSANDAR 32:19 6 0/4 2/4     4 4 2   1       3 8
20 COOPER, CHRIS 16:32 7 3/5   1/1 2 5 7     3 1   5 1 6
23 POPA, BOGDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 IKOVLEV, DENIS 27:25 4 0/1 0/5 4/4       2 1 1   1 1 3 1
41 MARINOVIC, MARKO 29:27 12 0/5 4/8     2 2 5 2 6     3 1 4
55 DRAGUSIN, IONUT 8:32 4 1/2   2/2 1 1 2     1       2 6
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 64 12/38 7/25 19/20 13 28 41 12 5 14 2 3 19 24 67
        31.6% 28% 95%
Head coach: SAPERA, HRISTU
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
Banvit Bandirma
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 ULUSOY, ISMAIL CEM 3:05 3 0/1 1/2                       1
4 FORTSON, COURTNEY 30:22 5 1/7 1/4   1 2 3 3 2 1     2 3 4
5 JOHNSON, DOMINIQUE 26:40 5 2/5 0/1 1/1   3 3 5 1 1 1   3 2 9
6 SLAUGHTER, AJ 26:50 14 4/6 1/5 3/3 3   3 5   1     1 2 16
8 GECIM, TOLGA 19:56 7 2/3 1/2     1 1   1 1     2 1 5
9 STEPHENS, DE'SHAWN 14:30 12 5/6   2/3 4 2 6     2     2 4 16
13 SIMMONS, KEITH 16:00 4 1/2 0/3 2/2   3 3 1 1 1 1   1 2 6
14 VIDMAR, GASPER 18:07 8 3/6   2/2 1 5 6     1   1 3 3 9
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 19:00 16 2/2 4/7   3 6 9 1   1     5   17
20 ALTUNBEY, TALAT 8:14 2 1/2 0/1             1 1 1 3   -4
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET 17:16 2 1/2 0/3   1 5 6   1 1     2 2 4
26 YILMAZ, ERKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 78 22/42 8/28 10/11 13 30 43 15 6 13 3 2 24 19 84
        52.4% 28.6% 90.9%
Head coach: ERNAK, SELCUK

Head Coaches

SAPERA, HRISTU
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest
"We wanted to get more out of this game, but today, it couldn’t happen. We didn’t showed the desire to win, we didn’t show our assets and we didn’t have the correct attitude. Our shooting percentage was weak, and this made our job harder. Banvit is a very athletic team, with very good players, who did their jobs tonight. I want to thank everybody who came at the hall today and I hope that we can offer them great moments in the next games. We know that every game in the Eurocup is very difficult, and next week we will play in Greece, at Aris Thessaloniki. They have a good team and a great atmosphere in the hall, but we go there to play for our chance."
ERNAK, SELCUK
Banvit Bandirma
"Offensively, this was a beautiful game. In the first three quarters, we managed to do the things we wanted in defense, and that made the difference. It was the first win for us and it is very important, because we play in a tough group where everybody can defeat everybody. This year, we have a very young team, and of course we want to repeat the performance, but it is not easy. In order to win a competition of this level, you have to be at the top every year. Steaua played with lot of energy today, they have very experienced players like Cooper, Rasic and Marinovic, but I think Denis Ikovlev is a very special player."
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