2007-08Regular SeasonRound 3
November 20, 2007 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALADOZZA
Telindus Oostende took a monster step in Group F by going on the road to beat Fortitudo Beghelli 76-89 in a 40-minute show of dominance in Bologna, Italy on Tuesday. With the victory, Oostende reached a three-way tie for first place with Red Star and Dynamo Moscow, all of whom have 2-1 records. Fortitudo, meanwhile, fell to 1-2 alongside CEZ Nymburg and Panellinios. Veselin Petrovic led the winners with 19 points, while four of his teammates also reached double-digit scoring: Jerry Green with 17, Titus Ivory with 14, Elvir Ovcina with 12 and Chuck Davis with 10. Fortutido captain Stefano Mancinelli had 20 points in the losing effort, Horace Jenkins added 17 points and Kristaps Janicenoks scored 13 off the bench. After traling by as many as 15 points, the home team tried to come back in the closing quarter but Sam Van Rossom hit his only three-pointer of the night to stop the run and help Oostende win a game in which it trailed only in the first seconds.

Oostenda stepped on court without any fear as it reacted to Tomasz Kesicki’s opening dunk for Fortitudo. Ovcina, Green and Van Rossom’s leadership built a 2-13 run that sent the guests up by 4-13 after 5 minutes. Against Oostende's zone defense, Dalibor Bagaric helped Fortitudo revive itself with a pair of foul shots and an assist that Dante Calabria converted for a three- pointer at 9-15. Oostende got the last spur of the quarter, however, as Ivory and Ovcina’s turnaround jumpers fixed an 11-20 score after 10 minutes. Jenkins and James Thomas opened the second quarter by helping Fortitudo come closer, 17-22. Oostende went back to Ovcina and he answered with consecutive baskets before Chris McCray dunked and hit a wide-open three-pointer to make it 19-33. Jenkins, Mancinelli and Janicenoks made it closer, 32-38, but in the half's closing minute Oostende found a put-back basket by Davis before Dalibor Bagaric beat the buzzer with a jumper that made it 36-42 at intermission. Oostende made the things clearer in the third quarter. Green had 9 points in five minutes after capping a 2-8 Oostende run to start the quarter. The guests soon reached a game-high 15-point lead after Green and Ovcina added buckets to make it 50-65. A flagrant foul revived Fortitudo, which found four points in a row and a buzzer-beater by Mancinelli to set a 57-67 score after 30 minutes. After Ivory made it 59-70 with a three-pointer, Fortitudo exploited a flagrant-foul and a technical foul to come back within 6 points, 64-70, with 7 minutes to play. Van Rossom's key triple gave the guests a breath and Ivory added free throws to rebuild a double-digit lead at 70-80 for Oostende on the way to its unforgettable road win in Bologna.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
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Referees: LOVSIN, ANDREJ; BOLTAUZER, MATEJ; PILOIDIS, ANASTASIOS
Attendance: 0
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Fortitudo Bologna11252119
Telindus Oostende20222522
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Fortitudo Bologna11365776
Telindus Oostende20426789
Fortitudo Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 JENKINS, HORACE 38:01 17 5/11 0/5 7/9 1 5 6 2 5       1 5 21
6 MANCINELLI, STEFANO 35:04 20 6/12 1/2 5/6 1 2 3 3 3   1   4 8 26
7 CITTADINI, ALESSANDRO 3:37   0/1                         -1
8 TORRES, OSCAR 24:10 2 1/2 0/4     2 2 1   3     1 1 -3
9 LAMMA, DAVIDE 13:37 2 1/1 0/1         4 2       3   4
11 BAGARIC, DALIBOR 16:01 9 2/4   5/8 1 2 3 1 2 1 1   2 6 14
12 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 25:27 13 1/2 2/6 5/7         1 1   1 4 3 4
13 KESICKI, TOMASZ 3:54 2 1/1       1 1     1     1   1
15 THOMAS, JAMES 22:46 8 3/4   2/5 1 6 7   2 1   1 1 4 14
32 NELSON, SPENCER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 CALABRIA, DANTE 17:23 3   1/4     1 1     4     1   -4
Team           1   1   7         1 9
Totals 200:00 76 20/38 4/22 24/35 5 19 24 11 22 11 2 2 18 28 85
        52.6% 18.2% 68.6%
Head coach: MAZZON, ANDREA
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
Telindus Oostende
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ILONGO, CHRISTIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 OVCINA, ELVIR 36:22 12 6/8 0/3     13 13 5 1 3     3 1 21
6 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 14:53 5 1/1 1/2   1   1 2   1     5 1 2
7 GREEN, JERRY 33:55 17 7/10 1/3     3 3 6 2 6 1   4 1 15
8 GEUKENS, SENNE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 BELLIN, SEBASTIEN 1:37           1 1     1     1   -1
10 PETROVIC, VESELIN 25:38 19 4/6 1/3 8/8 3 3 6   2       2 4 25
11 IVORY, TITUS 29:23 14 1/2 2/4 6/6 2 4 6 3 1 3     4 6 20
12 DAVIS, CHUCK 22:26 10 4/6   2/5 1 5 6 1 2 3     4 4 11
13 McCRAY, CHRIS 19:26 8 1/2 2/4     1 1 4 1 2     2 1 8
14 BRUNNER, GREG 16:20 4 2/6     1 5 6 2   1 1 2 2   4
15 ENOBAKHARE, LEIGH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             1 1   3 2     1   1
Totals 200:00 89 26/41 7/19 16/19 8 36 44 23 12 22 2 2 28 18 106
        63.4% 36.8% 84.2%
Head coach: DRUCKER, SHARON

Head Coaches

MAZZON, ANDREA
Fortitudo Bologna
"We can talk about stats, percentages, whatever. But our biggest fault is our defensive game. Intensity was too low and that is unacceptable for a coach. That's what I think. We allowed easy things, we did banal mistakes, things that should not happen. We had few energies and medicals said Nelson couldn't play. But we did wrong things. A lot of players did not show the right strength, intensity and will in the face. Mentally, we have to erase this game as soon as possible."
DRUCKER, SHARON
Telindus Oostende
"Our team kept playing like we did last week. This is a tough group and if we want to make a step ahead we must believe we can beat anybody. Tonight, step by step, we controlled the game for 40 minutes and we deserved the win. Rebounds were the key. In the lockers I told my players that if they play this way, playing like a true team, it is a very nice thing to see. I think the crowd enjoyed and recognized it even though the home team lost."

Players

MANCINELLI, STEFANO
Fortitudo Bologna
"We made two steps forward and three steps behind. This is a thing that should not happen. I am very disappointed because we didn't play like a team, we didn't play defense, we didn't take rebounds. We built good open-shots but the ball didn't get in. However, we lost against a very good team. But ours is not a a matter of being tired, it is a matter of mentality. To pass over this hard moment we cannot think to this loss, but only try to understand which were the mistakes. Otherwise, we'll lose the next game by 30."
GREEN, JERRY
Telindus Oostende
"I have just two words: team play. We played like a team, definitely. All the players contributed, from the starting five to the bench. We found good pass, good shot selection, we controlled the rebounds. It's the way we have to play if we want to go far. Basketball is not an individual game. We beat Dynamo Moscow and Bologna, which are supposed to be the top teams in the group, because we have been really tough. We have to keep working this way and play as hard as we can."
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