2014-15Regular SeasonRound 1
October 15, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAIS DES SPORTS JEAN WEILLE
Nancy survives Nymburk down the stretch

Randal Falker - SLUC Nancy - EC14 (photo SLUC Nancy)

SLUC Nancy held off CEZ Basketball Nymburk 78-76 to get a winning start to its Group C campaign on Wednesday. Nancy took control in the second quarter, and held 46-36 lead midway through the third. But the Czech champion rallied behind Tre Simmons and Derek Raivio as the game went down to the wire. In the final minutes, Nancy stepped up on defense, however, and a key basket from Darius Adams paved the way to victory. Adams finished with 22 points and 5 assists to lead Nancy. Florent Pietrus posted 16 points plus 7 rebounds, Randal Falker had 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Vaughn Duggins scored 13. Simmons and Raivio each netted 13 for Nymburk, and Petr Benda had 10 in defeat.

Pietrus strung together 6 points, and Duggins scored a pair of baskets as Nancy grabbed 14-6 early lead. Nymburk was quick to reply with a 0-11 run, during which Simmons had a triple and a fastbreak layup, but Sergii Gladyr buried a three-pointer in the final seconds of the first quarter for 17-17 after 10 minutes. Gladyr’s triple early in the second quarter got things going for the hosts, but Radoslav Rancik hit from downtown for the visitors, and couple of layups from Benda made it 28-28. However, Pietrus made a fastbreak dunk, fueling another run for Nancy, and a last second three-pointer from Adams gave the hosts 37-28 halftime lead.

Duggins led the way for Nancy after the break, helping it keep the lead, and extend it to 46-36. But a basket-plus-foul from Garrett Stutz, and triple from Simmons cut it to 48-44, before a jumper from Raivio got the visitors within 51-50 late in the third. Baskets from Duggins and Adams made it 57-54 after 30 minutes, and the two players scored at the start of the fourth, including a triple from Adams fro 62-54. But Pavel Houska had a three-pointer and a three-point play to keep Nymburk’s hopes alive, before Raivio and Simmons buried downtown shots for 70-70 with 3 minutes to go. However, the hosts did not allow another basket for two-and-a half minutes, as Adams hit a jumper, before Randal Falker and Gladyr sealed it from the foul line in the final 15 seconds.
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Referees: GARCIA ORTIZ, JOSE RAMON (ESP), VOVK, TOMISLAV (CRO), REITER, MORITZ (GER)
Attendance: 4175 (Tentative)
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SLUC Nancy
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 BIGOTE, VALENTIN 2:38     0/1                       -1
6 KRUPALIJA, DAMIR 8:36     0/1         1              
7 FALKER, RANDAL 28:35 15 4/7   7/10 5 2 7 1 3 1 1   3 6 23
8 SENE, BENJAMIN 8:22   0/2 0/1             1         -4
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 35:15 16 5/7   6/6 2 5 7 1 1 1 1   2 4 25
13 GLADYR, SERGII 28:06 10 1/1 2/6 2/2   5 5 1 1 2 1   4 3 11
20 ADAMS, DARIUS 31:38 22 6/13 2/6 4/4 1 2 3 5 2 4   1 1 6 21
22 THOMAS, ALEXIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 SY, BANDJA 16:45   0/2     1 3 4           2 1 1
44 DUGGINS, VAUGHN 32:31 13 6/9 0/4 1/1   3 3 3 2 1 2   3 1 13
54 ZIANVENI, MAXIME 7:34 2 1/2     1   1         1 2   -1
Team           1 3 4     2         2
Totals 200:00 78 23/43 4/19 20/23 11 23 34 12 9 12 5 2 17 21 90
        53.5% 21.1% 87%
Head coach: WEISZ, ALAIN
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
CEZ Basketball Nymburk
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BENDA, PETR 16:26 10 5/7       5 5       1   3   11
5 RAIVIO, DEREK 20:58 13 2/2 1/1 6/6       5 3         4 25
6 WASHINGTON, DARIUS 25:04 6 1/7 1/2 1/2 2 3 5 5 1 3     3 2 5
7 HRUBAN, VOJTECH 4:21           1 1   1 2     1   -1
9 WELSCH, JIRI 35:28 6 2/4   2/2   4 4 5   1     2 4 14
10 HOUSKA, PAVEL 19:44 8 2/5 1/4 1/1   4 4     1     1 2 6
11 SIMMONS, TRE 29:23 13 2/5 3/4   1 3 4     3   1 4   5
13 RANCIK, RADOSLAV 25:28 9 0/5 1/4 6/6 1 2 3   1 3   3 3 3 -1
16 KUDLACEK, JAKUB DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 KRIZ, MARTIN 8:25 2 1/4 0/1   2   2   1     1 2   -2
41 STUTZ, GARRETT 14:43 9 3/4   3/3 3 2 5 1     1   2 2 15
55 POMIKALEK, TOMAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 76 18/43 7/16 19/20 11 25 36 16 7 14 2 5 21 17 79
        41.9% 43.8% 95%
Head coach: KEMZURA, KESTUTIS

Head Coaches

WEISZ, ALAIN
SLUC Nancy
"We couldn't lose concentration for a second. It wasn't easy to beat Nymburk. It was a great team performance. If you would have told me we would win by 2 points before the game, I would have taken it."

Players

DUGGINS, VAUGHN
SLUC Nancy
"As soon as we were 10 points ahead, Nymburk came back strong. We needed to rely on our defensive game. In the final 10 minutes the crowd helped us through. It's a very good win."