2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 18, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAPENTASSUGLIA
Adrian Banks - Enel Basket Brindisi - EC15 (photo Enel Basket Brindisi - Foto Studio Damiano Tasco)

Brindisi edges Reggio Emilia in all-Italian showdown

Enel Basket Brindisi made history by picking up its first ever Eurocup victory on Wednesday night, a dramatic 86-81 decision over fellow Italian side Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. Win improved Brindisi to 1-5 in a share of the fifth place, keeping its Last 32 hopes alive, while Reggio Emilia dropped to 3-3 in the fourth place. Teams traded leads throughout the second half and midway into the fourth quarter, before Adrian Banks and Durand Scott put the hosts in lead for good, and Djordje Gagic sealed the win from the free throw line. Banks scored 25 points to lead in victory. Alex Harris had 18 points, Kenneth Kadji collected 13 points plus 8 rebounds, while Andrea Zerini and Gagic had 11 points apiece. Pietro Aradori paced the visitors with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Achille Polonara added 15, while Amadeo Della Valle netted 14 points. Rimantas Kaukenas finished with 11 and Darjus Lavrinovic with 10 points in defeat.

Stefano Gentile and Polonara combined for 9 points to fuel the visitors’ 2-13 run to start the game. The hosts struggled offensively for 8 minutes, before a triple from Banks cut it to 9-15. Ojars Silins hit from downtown to end the first quarter at 11-20, but Marco Cardillo hit a three in the opening minute of the second, and a three-point play from Kadji cut it to 19-22. Lavrinovic and Polonara scored for the visitors, while Harris kept Brindisi in range. A three-pointer and a three-point play from Aradori kept Reggio Emilia in front, and made it 30-36, but a basket from Kadji, and five more points, including a basket-plus-foul from Harris made it 37-38. In the final 20 seconds, Aradori and Harris traded triples, making it 40-41 at halftime.

Banks’ triple gave the hosts 45-41, but Aradori, Polonara and a consecutive three-pointers from Della Valle put Reggio Emilia back in front, 47-51. Brindisi’s Harris and Banks combined to go 7-for-8 from the foul line while Gentile and Kaukenas kept the visitor with a slim margin. Aradori and Zerini traded triples, and Polonara added one of his own, 59-61. Zerini’s baskets made it 63-63 after three quarters, and teams continued to exchange blows in the fourth. Zerini and Harris scored more for Brindisi, Silins and Lavrinovic for the visitors, 67-67. Kadji had 5 points, including a basket-plus-foul for the hosts, but Della Valle and Kaukenas knocked down shots from long range for Reggio Emilia, helping it to 74-75 midway through the fourth. Banks and Scott put Brindisi back in front, before Polonara and Scott traded baskets to make it 81-77 entering the final minute. But Gagic stepped up on defense, making a steal then sinking 3 of 4 free throws in the final 41 seconds, securing a historic victory.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Referees: PEREZ NIZ, MIGUEL ANGEL (ESP), RUTESIC, ZDRAVKO (MNE), DAVYDOV, ALEXEY (RUS)
Attendance: 2700 (Tentative)
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Enel Basket Brindisi11292324
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia20212218
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Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia20416381
Enel Basket Brindisi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 BANKS, ADRIAN 32:11 25 5/8 1/2 12/14   5 5 3 1 3   1 1 11 34
2 SCOTT, DURAND 29:28 4 2/4 0/1   1 4 5 1   3     2 1 3
7 HARRIS, ALEX 32:20 18 5/7 1/2 5/5 1 3 4 2   2     3 7 23
9 CARDILLO, MARCO 16:28 5 1/2 1/2   2 1 3 2   1     3   4
10 MILOSEVIC, NEMANJA 10:15           1 1 2 1 1     1   2
14 GAGIC, DJORDJE 22:35 11 3/7   5/6   3 3 1 3 3 1   2 5 14
15 DE GENNARO, MATTEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 ZERINI, ANDREA 19:30 11 4/5 1/1     1 1 1 2       2   12
33 MARZAIOLI, DOMENICO 7:04   0/1               1     1   -3
35 KADJI, KENNY 30:09 13 5/9 0/1 3/4 4 4 8 1   4     4 5 13
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 87 25/43 4/9 25/29 9 23 32 13 7 19 1 1 19 29 103
        58.1% 44.4% 86.2%
Head coach: BUCCHI, PIERO
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
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ARADORI, PIETRO 25:15 18 4/7 3/3 1/3 3 4 7 3 1 1     3 4 24
6 POLONARA, ACHILLE 30:05 15 5/8 1/7 2/2 1 4 5 1 1 1     3 2 11
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 19:11 10 5/7 0/2 0/1 2 2 4 1   5     5 5 5
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 29:16 13 1/4 3/7 2/2 1 2 3 2 2   1   3 5 16
9 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA 18:47   0/1           2 1 1   1 3 1 -2
10 PECHACEK, ADAM 4:16 2 1/1       1 1     2     1    
11 STRAUTINS, ARTURS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 VEREMEENKO, VLADIMIR 9:36   0/2     3   3 1   2     4   -4
13 KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 22:36 11 3/5 1/2 2/2       3 1 1     1 1 11
15 SILINS, OJARS 16:34 5 1/1 1/3             1     3   -1
18 GENTILE, STEFANO 24:24 7 3/4 0/3 1/1 1 3 4 3 1 1     3 1 8
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 81 23/40 9/27 8/11 12 16 28 16 7 15 1 1 29 19 69
        57.5% 33.3% 72.7%
Head coach: MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO

Head Coaches

BUCCHI, PIERO
Enel Basket Brindisi
"It was a game that showed the spirit of our team: a team that every time puts everything it has on the court. It is really good to train these players. Starting from this game, we will not see our standing in the group, but we will play one game at a time with this fighting spirit."
MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"Tonight Brindisi won the second game while in an emergency situation. Right now I don't see in my team the same fighting spirit that drove us to many wins during the last seasons. We have to find it again, because this is the way we built this team."

Players

CARDILLO, MARCO
Enel Basket Brindisi
"I'm happy for this win. Tonight I tried to put in the game the same energy and the same defensive intensity that I usually put into practices. I think I played good tonight and, thanks to Brindisi, I'm playing at 30 years old in such a good competition like the Italian Serie A and Eurocup."
POLONARA, ACHILLE
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"We knew that we were gonna play against a real team, despite the absence of two point guards. We know that an emergency situation can lead you to play without too many thoughts. The bench of Brindisi had a really good game. After the first quarter we weren't able to defend well. "
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