2015-16 KAUNASQualifying RoundRound 2
January 16, 2016 CET: 10:15
Local time: 10:15 ZALGIRIO ARENA

U18 INSEP Paris kept alive its chances of winning the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Qualifying Tournament – Kaunas by defeating U18 VEF Riga 82-75 in Group B. Jaylen Hoard totaled 22 points and 11 rebounds and Bathiste Tchouaffe collected 17 points and 10 rebounds for the 2010 continental champion INSEP, which improved to 1-1. Sekou Doumbouya chipped in with 15 points for INSEP, which can still move into a three-way tie with VEF and U18 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Round 3 action later Saturday. INSEP led by 16 points with 7 minutes left in the game but watched as VEF closed the gap late. VEF is also still alive for a third straight spot in the ANGT Kaunas final despite dropping to 1-1. Nikolajs Zotovs paced VEF with 23 points, Toms Upe had 18 points, 4 assists and 6 steals and Niks Jansons scored 12 points. Karlis Garoza was held to 8 points and 9 rebounds as he dealt with foul trouble.

Tchouaffe started the game with 2 free throws and Ivan Fevrier’s steal and layup made it 4-0. INSEP could not take advantage of VEF’s early game struggles as the Latvian side missed its first four shots and turned the ball over 4 times before Garoza finally scored the team’s first points after 4 minutes of action. After a Hoard basket, VEF scored on its next 3 possessions to pull ahead 6-9. Olivier Saar hit 2 baskets to keep INSEP close but Zotovs’ 2 free throws had VEF up 12-16 after 10 minutes. Hoard added 4 points as INSEP opened the second quarter with a 7-0 spurt to nose ahead 19-16. Zotovs’ 2 free throws made it a 1-point game but INSEP began to pull away with Tchouaffe scoring 8 points and Nicolas Dorez hitting for 7 in a 15-5 run to go ahead 34-23. Matiss Sivins converted a three-point play for VEF and Zotovs trimmed the gap to 36-31. Doumbouya answered with 5 points as INSEP was leading 43-35 at intermission.

Upe opened the second half with a three-pointer but Doumbouya answered right back with a three-ball of his own and Thimotee Bazille pushed the margin at 10 points, 48-38. Sofiane Briki’s score temporarily increased the INSEP lead to 12 points at 54-42. VEF hit the next 4 points but Hoard and Timothe Vergiat knocked down three-pointers as the advantage grew to 62-48. Upe followed with a three-ball just before the quarter buzzer to trim the deficit to 62-51 after 30 minutes. Zotovs got it down to 62-53 to start the fourth, but Hoard responded with back-to-back baskets for a 13-point lead. Briki’s increased the margin to 71-55 with 7 minutes to play. After a VEF time out, Upe nailed a three-pointer to start a 0-9 run to close the deficit to 71-64 with 4 minutes remaining. Karlis Grigalunas and Jansons followed with three-pointers as the lead shrunk to 75-70 with 2 minutes left. Tchouaffe gave INSEP a bit of breathing room with a three-pointer to make it 78-70. Zotovs hit at the other end but Jansons made just 1 of 3 free throws with 35 seconds remaining as VEF trailed 78-73. Briki hit 2 free throws with 18 seconds to seal the victory.

Saturday, January 16, 2016
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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U18 INSEP PARIS12436282
U18 VEF RIGA16355175
U18 INSEP PARIS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 BLANC, YANIK 5:06   0/1     1   1 1         1    
7 AYAYI, JOEL 2:51     0/1   1   1                
8 TCHOUAFFE, BATHISTE 29:04 17 2/3 1/8 10/13 1 9 10 3 2 2     1 12 30
9 VERGIAT, TIMOTHE 17:09 3   1/3     2 2 3         3 1 4
10 DOREZ, NICOLAS 30:24 7 1/3 1/1 2/2   1 1 3 4 1 2   2 3 15
11 SARR, OLIVIER 13:59 4 2/3 0/1   1 2 3     1 1   4   1
13 FEVRIER, IVAN 8:49 2 1/1 0/1     1 1   1 2         1
14 DOUMBOUYA, SEKOU 17:39 15 4/5 2/3 1/2   1 1   1 4     1 1 10
15 BAZILLE, TIMOTHEE 26:01 6 3/5     2 3 5     3     2   4
16 BRIKI, SOFIANE 22:51 6 2/4 0/2 2/2   1 1 2   5     3 2 -1
17 RANDRIAMANANJARA, JOHAN 2:22                   1         -1
18 HOARD, JAYLEN 23:45 22 7/9 2/3 2/2 4 7 11 1 2 6     4 3 26
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 82 22/34 7/23 17/21 11 27 38 13 10 26 3 0 21 22 89
        64.7% 30.4% 81%
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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
U18 VEF RIGA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GRIGALUNS, KARLIS 25:43 3 0/4 1/2     3 3 1 1 2   1   1 1
5 ZOTOVS, NIKOLAJS 38:02 23 8/16 0/4 7/9   4 4 3 1 5   1 5 9 15
6 ZOMERFELDS, GINTS 0:07     0/1                       -1
8 UPE, TOMS 37:18 18 2/5 4/5 2/2   1 1 4 6 6     4 3 18
9 JANSONS, NIKS 32:01 12 2/4 1/6 5/7   3 3 2 1 3     3 3 6
10 TIPANS, RALFS 2:35                         1   -1
11 GAROZA, KARLIS 22:25 8 4/9   0/2 5 4 9 2 1 3   1 4 2 7
12 DEMBSKIS, ROBERTS 10:17 4 2/2   0/1 2   2     2     2 2 3
13 HUDINS, MAKSIMS 9:42   0/1     1   1   1           1
15 BERKIS, ARMANDS 2:43 2 1/1                         2
22 MIGLINIEKS, LEONARDS 8:01 2 1/1 0/1                   1    
33 SIVINS, MATISS 11:06 3 1/1   1/1         1       2 1 3
Team           3 1 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 75 21/44 6/19 15/22 11 16 27 12 12 22 0 3 22 21 57
        47.7% 31.6% 68.2%
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