2018-19Regular SeasonRound 5
October 30, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS

Valencia is hot from long range to top Trento

Valencia Basket hit 12 three-pointers to get back to its winning ways and defeat visiting Dolomiti Energia Trento 87-66 on Tuesday night. The win improved Valencia to 4-1 in Group C, while Trento dropped to 1-4. The hosts had five scorers in double digits with Will Thomas collecting 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Bojan Dubljevic posting 15 points and 6 rebounds. Dustin Hogue was Trento's top scorer with 13 points.

Will Thomas hit a pair of triples in the opening minutes for the hosts, but threes from Devyn Marble and Diego Flaccadori put Trento up 10-14. Marble's basket extended the visitors' lead to 15-21 in the final minute of the first quarter. But Valencia did not let Trento pull away, as Sam Van Rossom hit a triple to start the second quarter and back-to-back downtown shots from Dubljevic and Van Rossom gave the hosts a 29-27 advantage. Louis Labeyrie's energy helped Valencia take advantage for good, and the hosts started to pull away with back-to-back triples from Fernando San Emeterio and Dubljevic to end the first half up 45-37. Baskets from Will Thomas and San Emeterio established a 12-point lead for Valencia at the start of the third quarter. Davide Pascolo had a three-point play and Marble cut it to 49-42. Trento kept threatening, but Alberto Abalde hit a pair of triples to get the margin back to 10 points and so did Matt Thomas whose three opened a 62-52 advantage late in the third quarter. Trento was hanging around, but the hosts opened the final quarter with a 9-0 run, including 5 consecutive points from Layberie to open a 71-54 lead and assume full control of the game. A three from Matt Thomas made it 76-56 with six minutes to go and Valencia cruised the rest of the way.

Game-changing sequence

Trento was hanging around and was within 62-54 after three quarter. However, at the start of fourth Valencia forced three consecutive turnovers, while converting its first three possessions, including a steals plus fastbreak layup from Van Rossom. A three-point play from Layberie opened a 71-54 margin, capping a 9-0 run for which Valencia needed only 1 minute and 45 seconds.

Movers and shakers

Apart from Will Thomas and Dubljevic, Valencia had many contributors in the victory. Matt Thomas netted 14 points, Van Rossom had 11 points and 4 assists in only 16 minutes on the floor, and Alberto Abalde finished with 10 points.

Difference-making stat

Valencia took 10 fewer field goals in this game, however, it still made 3 more shots than the visitors. The biggest difference was the three-point shooting, where Valencia nailed 12 of 26 triples, while Trento made only 6 of 23 three-point attempts.

Next game

In Round 6 both teams will play on the road. Trento travels to the Serbian capital to face Partizan NIS Belgrade, while Valencia visits LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Will Thomas - Valencia Basket (photo Valencia) - EC18
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA; NEDOVIC, MILAN; DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR
Attendance: 5519
By Quarter1234
Valencia Basket17281725
Dolomiti Energia Trento21161712
End of Quarter1234
Valencia Basket17456287
Dolomiti Energia Trento21375466
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 GARCIA, SERGI 23:56 3 1/2 0/3 1/2 2 2 4 1 1 1     3 2 2
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO 18:59 10 1/4 2/3 2/2   2 2 1 1 1   1 2 1 7
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS 19:54 7 3/3   1/1   7 7   1   1   2 2 16
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 15:57 11 2/2 2/3 1/1   1 1 4 1 2       2 16
10 THOMAS, WILL 22:04 15 4/5 1/2 4/4 2 5 7 4 1       1 5 29
13 TOBEY, MIKE 12:41 2 1/2   0/2   1 1   2 4     5 2 -5
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 20:20 15 1/4 3/4 4/4   6 6 3 1 2     3 4 20
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 0:13                              
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 22:14 8 2/4 1/2 1/2   3 3 3   1     1 1 9
21 THOMAS, MATT 23:21 14 1/3 3/6 3/3       1 1 2       3 12
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON 19:32 2   0/3 2/2 1 2 3 2 1 1     2 1 3
50 GALARZA, JON 0:49                              
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 87 16/29 12/26 19/23 6 29 35 19 10 14 1 1 19 23 110
        55.2% 46.2% 82.6%
Head coach: PONSARNAU, JAUME
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
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 24:41 7 2/4 1/4   1 1 2   3 1   1 2 1 4
4 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA 26:20 9 3/7 1/4     1 1 3 2 2     2 4 8
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE 18:53 7 3/4   1/1 2 2 4 2 1       1 1 13
9 MIAN, FABIO 5:04     0/1                       -1
10 FORRAY, TOTO 17:25 8 1/2 2/3     3 3 1   2     4   4
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 27:15 6 1/5 1/4 1/1   5 5 4 1 4     3   2
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA 14:56 2 1/1 0/1   1 2 3   1       2   3
15 GOMES, BETO 25:26 7 1/2 1/5 2/2 1 4 5 2   2     1 2 8
22 HOGUE, DUSTIN 23:50 13 4/11 0/1 5/7 4   4 1 1 3     4 6 8
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA 16:10 7 3/6   1/4 1   1     1 1   4 4 2
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 66 19/42 6/23 10/15 13 21 34 13 9 15 1 1 23 18 57
        45.2% 26.1% 66.7%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO

Head Coaches

PONSARNAU, JAUME
Valencia Basket
"I am satisfied. We are improving. We are using every game and every practice to improve our play and our defense. Also, we learn during the game and we are improving our defense and our offense. I think it is important we had many players involved in this game. We are searching for inspiration from all the players."
BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"To evaluate this game it is very important to connect to the goal we set in front of ourselves before coming to Valencia: we finally had a week of work together and we wanted to take half a step more than the previous one. For 25 or 27 minutes we succeeded, keeping the game open and moving the ball in order to find good shots. Now, the next step will be able to do it for all 40 minutes, with more concentration. It is important to keep growing by improving the way we handle our mistakes: in particular, playing against teams at this level is one of small things that can be improved."

Players

THOMAS, WILL
Valencia Basket
"We put our energy into defense, and offense will come. That's the way we want to win. Just playing great together, that's how we got the win tonight."
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