2015-16Regular SeasonRound 4
November 03, 2015 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Bojan Dubljevic - Valencia Basket - EC15 (photo Valencia - Isaac Ferrera)

Valencia Basket dominates Umana Venice to remain unbeaten

Valencia Basket dominated Umana Reyer Venice 88-59 on Tuesday to remain undefeated in Group C. The hosts never trailed in becoming the first team in the competition to rack up four wins. Rafa Martinez made 4 of 6n threes and scored 16 points and Bojan Dubljevic netted 15 points for the winners. Justin Hamilton added 12, Vladimir Lucic 11 and Guillem Vives dished 9 assists for Valencia, for whom every player scored a basket. The real story for Valencia was its defense, which held Venice to just 27 second half points, which was what it scored in the fourth quarter alone. Philip Goss scored 14 and Jeff Viggiano 11 for Venice, which dropped to 2-2.

Little separated the sides early as Josh Owens brought Venice within 9-8 after four minutes. A Martinez triple and Hamilton jumper gave the hosts a 6-point lead. A second Martinez triple extended the lead to 7 and Valencia held off all Venice advances the rest of the quarter to finish it ahead 23-16. Goss opened the second quarter with a three as Venice closed the gap, but Valencia refused to let the visitors get closer than 4. A Sam Van Rossom triple keyed a 7-0 surge as Valencia took its first double-digit lead late in the half. Jarrius Jackson’s three-pointer made it 40-32 at halftime.

Luke Sikma starred in a 7-0 start to the second half, in which Martinez also tripled for a 15-point advantage. Goss drilled a three and Hrvoje Peric closed the deficit to 10, but Hamilton, Sikma and Dublejvic each hit free throws in an 8-0 spurt for a 59-41 cushion. Michele Ruzzier’s basket brought the visitors within 61-45 through three quarters. After Lucic’s basket-plus-foul, Jon Stefansson gave Valencia its first 20-point lead. The difference peaked at 88-57 in the next-to-last minute as Valencia cruised to another big win.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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Referees: KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), GLISIC, ALEKSANDAR (SRB)
Attendance: 7200 (Tentative)
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Valencia Basket23172127
Umana Reyer Venice16161314
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Umana Reyer Venice16324559
Valencia Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 STEFANSSON, JON 13:05 2 1/3 0/2     2 2 3 1     1 3    
4 TRIAS, JORDI 5:39 2 1/2       2 2   1           4
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 22:56 8 1/3 2/6     2 2 3   1     1 2 7
10 SATO, ROMAIN 20:00 4 2/2 0/1   2 1 3 1 1 1     2 1 6
13 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 17:06 11 5/7   1/1 1 5 6 2 3 1     1 1 19
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN 16:28 15 6/8 0/2 3/3   4 4 1   3 1   1 2 15
16 VIVES, GUILLEM 21:34 2 1/4 0/2     1 1 9 1 3     2 5 8
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA 22:30 16 2/3 4/6         2 1     1 2   13
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 2:54 2 1/1       1 1               3
24 SHURNA, JOHN 20:02 6   2/2   1   1     1     2 1 5
41 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 17:48 12 4/5 0/1 4/4 1 3 4       1     2 17
43 SIKMA, LUKE 19:58 8 3/3 0/1 2/2 2 7 9 3 2 1     1 3 22
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 88 27/41 8/23 10/10 9 29 38 24 10 12 2 2 15 17 121
        65.9% 34.8% 100%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO
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
Umana Reyer Venice
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PERIC, HRVOJE 19:27 8 4/6 0/2   1 2 3     1   1 3   2
5 GOSS, PHILLIP 23:01 14 3/5 2/3 2/2   1 1 3 1 1     1 2 16
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 24:54     0/4     4 4 1 1 2     1 4 3
7 TONUT, STEFANO 12:38   0/1 0/1         1   1     1 1 -2
8 JACKSON, JARRIUS 19:21 6 1/3 1/3 1/2 1 4 5 1 1 1       2 9
10 GREEN, MIKE 19:17 2 1/3     1   1 3 1 4   1 2 1 -1
11 RUZZIER, MICHELE 18:21 8 4/4 0/2             3     2 1 2
13 OWENS, JOSH 20:50 4 2/6       4 4   1 1     3 2 3
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 19:10 6 3/5       2 2 1   1 2   3   5
22 VIGGIANO, JEFF 23:01 11 4/9 1/4   1 2 3 2 1       1 2 10
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 59 22/42 4/19 3/4 7 19 26 12 6 15 2 2 17 15 50
        52.4% 21.1% 75%
Head coach: RECALCATI, CARLO

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Valencia Basket
"Both teams had a good first half. Umana Reyer Venice played a very good game for the first 20 minutes, playing with rhythm and defending well. But we were also playing well and they were not able to endure our rhythm in the second half and we broke the game thanks to our defense and running. That is fantastic; it is one of our goals."
RECALCATI, CARLO
Umana Reyer Venice
“We played a good first half, with some mistakes, but we can be satisfied. In the second half we play badly, let them run and score easy baskets. We were not at the level of the first half. But we must congratulate Valencia, they played a great game and they have showed why they are the best team in Group C.”

Players

MARTINEZ, RAFA
Valencia Basket
“We knew they are a good team; in the first half they played good basketball. We were very strong for 40 minutes in this game. We played good defense and that allowed us to run and play with a higher rhythm, which they were not able to endure in the second half."