2017-18Regular SeasonRound 7
December 05, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALATRENTO

Shields shines in Trento’s record win over Zenit

Dolomiti Energia Trento sent a strong message to the rest of Group D with a 103-81 rout of Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday at PalaTrento. Trento set club records for points scored, margin of victory and free throws attempted (31) in improving to 3-4 in the group and taking the head-to-head tiebreaker from Zenit, which fell to 4-3. Zenit had defeated Trento by 11 in Round 2. Shavon Shields scored 10 points in a 17-0 start that set the stage for a blowout and the hosts used an 11-0 second-quarter run to take the margin to 30 en route to a 54-28 halftime lead, from which Zenit could not recover. Shields finished with a personal best 23 points plus 8 rebounds and Toto Forray scored a career-high 20 for the winners. Chane Behanan added 17 points on near-perfect shooting, Beto Gomes posted 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals and Jorge Gutierrez netted 11 points. Trento outrebounded Zenit 40-24, including 16 offensive rebounds to the visitors’ 5. Sergey Karasev led the Zenit attack with 20 points, Demonte Harper scored 16 and Nicolas Laprovittola recorded 15 points and 6 assists.

Shields had a pair of dunks and a three-pointer in the first two minutes as Trento stormed out to a 12-0 lead. The Zenit nightmare continued with its sixth turnover in the first four minutes as Forray buried a triple to make it 17-0. Kyle Kuric finally got Zenit on the board with a layup in transition and Karasev added a three, but Trento remained in control, 24-7, thanks to free throws by Shields and Gutierrez. A third foul by shields sent him to the bench, but Trento remained in total control with the lead growing to 28-9 on Behanan’s put-back slam at the end of the first quarter. A Gutierrez-to-Behanan alley-oop slam took the difference into the 20s at the start of the second quarter. Harper helped Zenit get on a 0-6 spurt, but Forray answered with 4 quick points for the hosts and the lead was 20 again on Dominique Sutton’s coast-to-coast layup. Forray hit a long three and Gomes and Gutierrez each converted a layup-plus-foul during an 11-0 charge for a 51-22 lead. A Behanan layup stretched the difference to 30 before Karasev and Drew Gordon scored to bring Zenit within 54-28 at the break.

Forray scored first and set up Shields for a slam as Trento picked up where it left off. Threes by Karasev and Kuric did little to stop Trento, which pushed the lead into the 30s on a Gomes triple. The lead got to 33 before Harper’s three-pointer made it 74-44 after three quarters. Forray and Behanan continued to provide highlights as Trento raised the difference to 83-45. Laprovittola poured in some late points to lower the margin, but the outcome was never in doubt.

Shavon Shields - Dolomiti Energia Trento (photo Trento) - EC17
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE (SRB), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL), KARTAL, ERSAN (TUR)
Attendance: 1751
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Dolomiti Energia Trento28262029
Zenit St Petersburg9191637
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Dolomiti Energia Trento285474103
Zenit St Petersburg9284481
Dolomiti Energia Trento
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 FRANKE, YANNICK 7:00 3 0/1 1/3     1 1               1
2 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE 23:04 9 4/9 0/1 1/4 1 3 4 3 1     1 5 3 5
10 FORRAY, TOTO 26:46 20 3/7 3/5 5/5 1 1 2 4 2 2   2 3 3 18
11 CONTI, LUCA 1:08                              
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 22:29 6 2/5 0/1 2/3   1 1 1 2 2     2 2 3
13 GUTIERREZ, JORGE 20:49 11 3/10   5/8 1 1 2 4   2     4 5 6
15 GOMES, BETO 34:11 12 3/4 1/3 3/3 1 6 7 2 3 1     2 5 23
21 BEHANAN, CHANE 18:55 17 8/9   1/2 3 1 4   1 2 1   3 1 17
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA 19:52 2 1/4     3 5 8   1       4 1 5
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON 25:46 23 8/12 1/2 4/6 5 3 8 3 1 1   1 3 4 27
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 103 32/61 6/15 21/31 16 24 40 17 11 11 1 4 26 24 107
        52.5% 40% 67.7%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
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
Zenit St Petersburg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 REYNOLDS, SCOTTIE 7:20 1 0/1   1/2               1   1 -1
4 LAZAREV, IVAN 14:55 4 1/3   2/2 1 4 5       1   3 1 6
7 KARASEV, SERGEY 24:33 20 8/11 1/3 1/2 1 1 2 1 3 2 1   2 2 19
10 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS 25:45 15 3/4 1/2 6/7   1 1 6         4 9 24
11 BARINOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 VIKHROV, ARTEM 11:44 2 1/4 0/1                   2   -4
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 16:27 6 3/4 0/1 0/2   1 1 1 2 4     3 2 1
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 24:47 7 2/2 1/4   1   1 2   1 1   1 3 9
22 HARPER, DEMONTE 20:49 16 3/3 2/3 4/6   3 3 3 3 2     2 3 21
24 KURIC, KYLE 23:22 7 2/2 1/5 0/2   3 3 1   2     1 2 4
31 VALIEV, EVGENY 9:49   0/1       3 3 1   2 1   5 1 -2
32 GORDON, DREW 20:29 3 1/5   1/2   1 1 1   3     3 2 -4
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 81 24/40 6/19 15/25 5 19 24 16 8 16 4 1 26 26 77
        60% 31.6% 60%
Head coach: KARASEV, VASILY

Head Coaches

BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
“Obviously it was a great win. This game is good for growing our confidence. We played with order and really focused. I want to congratulate our great man Lechthaler, he played a great game.”
KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
"We lost this game in the first minutes and the team was very frustrated; it was difficult to express our game."

Players

GOMES, BETO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
“With defense like this, we can win any possible game.”