2017-18Regular SeasonRound 8
December 13, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU

Sutton's double-double lifts Trento in Bursa

In a critical game for both teams in Group D, Dolomiti Energia Trento recorded its first road win of its 7DAYS EuroCup season by topping Tofas Bursa 79-91 on Wednesday. Both teams now have 4-4 records, as does Zenit St. Petersburg. Tofas would have qualified with a win, but instead it fell behind Trento, which gained the head-to-head tiebreaker between them. Dominique Sutton paced the winners with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Beto Gomes had 15 points, Jorge Gutierrez added 13 while Shavon Shields and Toto Forray each scored 12 for Trento. Kenny Kadji led Tofas with 18 points, Pierria Henry added 15, Sammy Mejia had 13 and Raymar Morgan 11 for the hosts. Trento shot the ball with excellent percentages - 61.1% 2FG, 44.8% 3FG, pulled down 10 offensive rebounds and forced Tofas into 17 turnovers in some of the keys to the game.

Forray and Sutton each struck from downtown early for a 2-6 Trento lead. Kadji stepped up with back-to-back three-pointers, which Mejia followed with consecutive jumpers to give Tofas its first lead, 12-8. Gomes joined the three-point shootout and Sutton followed a dunk with a jump hook to tie it at 15-15. Tofas struggled to score, while Gutierrez scored in penetration and Gomes hit his second triple for a 16-21 Trento lead after 10 minutes. Sutton capped a 1-10 run with a driving layup early in the second quarter. Tony Crocker hit one from beyond the arc, but Shields and Gutierrez fueled a 0-7 run that made it a double-digit game, 19-29. Yigit Arslan buried a triple and Owens added an alley-oop dunk, but Trento found a go-to guy on Shields, who got plenty of help from Gomes and Diego Flaccadori to boost the guests' lead to 30-41. Morgan and Mejia led an 8-0 Tofas run, but Sutton answered for Trento with a layup-plus-foul and free throws. A power layup by Mejia fixed the halftime score at 42-46.

Silins and Gomes buried triples soon after the break, but Owens and Henry kept Tofas within 46-52. Forray had 5 points in a 0-8 run that Sutton capped with an off-balance basket for a 46-60 Trento lead. Henry followed a backdoor layup with a three-pointer and soon added a backdoor basket, prompting the visitors to call timeout at 55-64. Mejia and Henry brought Tofas a bit closer, 59-67, after 30 minutes. Sutton buried a six-meter jumper and Flaccadori struck from downtown, which caused Tofas to stop the game at 61-74 with over seven minutes left. Morgan and an outstanding Ermis brought Tofas as close as 71-76, but Shields silenced the crowd with a turnaround jumper, Sutton scored down low and a three-pointer by Silins sealed the outcome down the stretch.

Dominique Sutton - Dolomiti Energia Trento (photo Tofas) - EC17
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP (CRO)
Attendance: 3457
By Quarter1234
Tofas Bursa16261720
Dolomiti Energia Trento21252124
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Tofas Bursa16425979
Dolomiti Energia Trento21466791
Tofas Bursa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 MORGAN, RAYMAR 34:28 11 4/7 0/1 3/3 1 5 6 2 1 1 2 1 4 2 14
6 ERMIS, BARIS 21:04 8 2/3 0/2 4/4   2 2 9 2 4     3 6 17
7 ARSLAN, YIGIT 10:49 4   1/1 1/1 1 2 3   1 1       1 8
8 CROCKER, TONY 33:43 5 1/3 1/6     1 1   1 3   1 2   -6
9 MEJIA, SAMMY 33:06 13 5/8 1/3     2 2 2 1 1 1   1 1 13
15 HENRY, PIERRIA 23:03 15 5/6 1/3 2/3 2 1 3 3 2 2     1 2 18
17 TOPALOGLU, CANER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KONUK, MERT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 OWENS, JOSH 12:55 5 2/4   1/2 2 1 3   1 1     3 2 4
31 PAUNIC, IVAN 7:00     0/2     1 1   1 1     1   -2
35 KADJI, KENNY 23:52 18 4/7 3/4 1/2 1 4 5   1 3     4 3 15
77 YASAR, MUHSIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 79 23/38 7/22 12/15 9 22 31 16 11 17 3 2 19 17 86
        60.5% 31.8% 80%
Head coach: ENE, ORHUN
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
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 3:12                              
2 SUTTON, DOMINIQUE 35:22 24 9/15 1/1 3/7 6 6 12 3 3 4   1 4 9 32
4 SILINS, OJARS 20:29 6   2/4     3 3 2     1   4   6
10 FORRAY, TOTO 29:04 12 2/2 2/4 2/2 2 2 4 7 1 3 1   3 3 20
11 CONTI, LUCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 18:49 7 1/2 1/5 2/4   2 2 2   1   1 2 2 2
13 GUTIERREZ, JORGE 18:33 13 5/7 1/2   1   1 3 2 1     3 3 15
15 GOMES, BETO 33:46 15   5/10     5 5   3 2       1 17
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA 8:30 2 1/1       2 2               4
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON 32:15 12 4/9 1/3 1/2 1 2 3 5 1 3   1 2 1 8
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 91 22/36 13/29 8/15 11 23 34 22 10 14 2 3 18 19 106
        61.1% 44.8% 53.3%
Head coach: BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO

Head Coaches

ENE, ORHUN
Tofas Bursa
"This is a judgement game for us. We had to win this game to be second in this game, but unfortunately we didn’t. we played very badly tonight. We didn’t have the injury. We never played like that this year. It seems like we have to be more focused and more prepared. I didn’t see energy today. All the games are deciding games now. I am sad about this game because we spent too much energy thinking about the game and we had an advantage. I hope in the last two game we will find our rhythm and energy and will advance."
BUSCAGLIA, MAURIZIO
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"My players, we are working every day together. The last four games, the last 25 days it was important to keep the confidence in our style of play. Obviously it was a very important away win that can change our round. About the game, I want to say that my team played well and followed the game plan. It was important to share the ball. "

Players

MEJIA, SAMMY
Tofas Bursa
"They deserved to win the game. From the first period we didn’t play our normal kind of basketball and they took advantage of the way we started the game. We tried throughout some of the game to come back and play Tofas basketball, but we couldn’t find the way to do that. It’s a bad game, but its only one loss. The next round is our target. We’re still hungry. We have a very big game in France against ASVEL next week. Nothing changes for us. We still have big targets. I respect Trento. They came here and they played hard and they deserved the game."
SUTTON, DOMINIQUE
Dolomiti Energia Trento
"We made some shots and it’s always easier when you’re making shots. Everybody is involved and it makes the game a whole lot easier. We locked in defensively, switching on pick-and-rolls. At one point, they were just pounding the ball in, but we picked up our intensity a little bit in the second half and it felt good to get a win on the road. It ain’t how you start, it’s how you finish. We continue to get better every day."