2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
December 20, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAIS DES SPORTS MARCEL CERDAN

Diaw double-doubles Levallois wins, KOs Andorra

Levallois Metropolitans finished its home season in the 7DAYS EuroCup with a 99-92 victory over MoraBanc Andorra on Wednesday and in doing so eliminated the road team from Top 16 contention. Roderick Odom paced five Levallois players with 18 points while Boris Diaw had a double-double of 15 points and 10 assists to go with 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Klemen Prepelic added 17 points, Gavin Ware had 12 and Sylvain Francisco chipped in 10 points and 6 assists in helping already-eliminated Levallois improve to 2-7. Andorra dropped to 3-6 despite Andrew Albicy scoring 18 points, while David Walker and Jaime Fernandez tallied 14 points apiece. Both teams scored season highs in points in the game.

The game started like a track meet with Jaka Blazic scoring Andorra’s first 5 points and Travis Leslie and Prepelic hitting from long range early on. A John Shurna triple evened the game at 8-8. But while Andorra missed a couple of shots, Levallois refused to miss with Diaw hitting a second basket and Prepelic netting 7 points in an 11-0 run to open a 19-8 cushion. Francisco and Odom both knocked down threes as the advantage grew to 27-15; Levallois had hit its first 10 shots - five of them from long range - and 2 free throws. Remy Lesca missed Levallois’s first shot with two minutes left in the first quarter and Vladimir Jankovic answered with a three-pointer. The gap was only 29-25 after 10 minutes. Lesca nailed a long three early in the second quarter, but the guests got 5 points from Jankovic and evened the game at 37-37. Walker came off the Andorra bench and had a big spurt with 3 three-pointers and a block in a 6-15 surge to nose ahead 49-52. Free throws by Blazic and Albicy at the other end pushed the advantage to 51-56 – and Andorra led 53-56 at the intermission.

Veteran Louis Campbell came off the Levallois bench for the first time to start the second half and scored two baskets and Prepelic nailed another triple in a 13-2 run by the hosts in the first five minutes of the third quarter for a 66-58 cushion. Back-to-back baskets from Ware increased the margin to 71-60. Fernandez did his best to keep Andorra alive with free throws and a three-pointer and the visitors were down 75-67 after three quarters. Ware continued his strong game with a basket and Lesca knocked down a triple as the lead increased to 15 points. Walker was able to convert a three-point play in helping Andorra get to within 85-77, but Diaw hit a three-pointer late in the shot clock and then assisted on a Prepelic basket and the lead was back up to 90-77. After one more comeback attempt from the guests, Odom nailed a big three and twice scored inside to keep Andorra at bay.

Klemen Prepelic - Levallois Metropolitans (photo Levallois - Karen Mandau) - EC17
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: PAPAPETROU, PETROS (GRE), PETEK, SASO (SLO), MITROVSKI, IGOR (MKD)
Attendance: 1264
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Levallois Metropolitans29242224
MoraBanc Andorra25311125
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Levallois Metropolitans29537599
MoraBanc Andorra25566792
Levallois Metropolitans
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 ODOM, RODERICK 29:50 18 5/7 2/2 2/3 3 3 6 1         2 2 22
4 FRANCISCO, SYLVAIN 24:12 10 2/2 2/4   1 2 3 6 1       3 1 16
5 LESCA, REMY 13:30 6   2/5         2 1 1     1   4
6 LESLIE, TRAVIS 24:14 7 2/3 1/1     3 3   1       3   7
7 ROOS, MAXIME 10:57 4 2/5     1   1       1   1   2
10 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 27:42 17 3/8 3/7 2/2 1 4 5 3   2   1 3 6 16
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 8:05 4 2/2       1 1 1 1 1       1 7
14 LOUBAKI, FRED 0:19     0/1                       -1
20 WARE, GAVIN 17:19 12 6/7     2 5 7 1 1 2   1 5   12
26 ELIEZER, CYRILLE 17:14 6 1/4 1/1 1/2 1   1 1   2     3 2 1
33 DIAW, BORIS 26:38 15 5/5 1/2 2/2   3 3 10 3 2 1   3 3 29
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 99 28/43 12/23 7/9 9 23 32 25 8 11 2 2 24 15 116
        65.1% 52.2% 77.8%
Head coach: FAUTHOUX, FREDERIC
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
MoraBanc Andorra
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 FERNANDEZ, JAIME 21:56 14 3/6 2/4 2/2   2 2 4   3       4 16
11 BLAZIC, JAKA 16:21 11 3/4 0/2 5/5   3 3     1     3 4 11
12 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 24:15 13 1/2 3/4 2/2 1 2 3 2   1     2 2 15
14 STEVIC, OLIVER 16:17 4 2/2       2 2 1         2   5
15 KARNOWSKI, PRZEMEK 17:59 5 2/5   1/2   2 2 1   1 1   1 1 4
16 ALBICY, ANDREW 23:35 18 3/6 2/4 6/6   1 1 5 1 3       5 22
21 DIAGNE, MOUSSA 22:01 7 3/4   1/3 4 5 9 1 1       1 5 19
22 SHURNA, JOHN 20:07 6   2/4     1 1 1         2 1 5
23 WALKER, DAVID 18:55 14 2/4 3/5 1/1       1   1 1 1   2 12
24 COLOM, GUILLEM 8:27   0/2                         -2
25 JELINEK, DAVID 10:07   0/3 0/2         2 1 1   1 4   -8
Team           6 1 7               7
Totals 200:00 92 19/38 12/25 18/21 11 19 30 18 3 11 2 2 15 24 106
        50% 48% 85.7%
Head coach: PENARROYA, JOAN

Head Coaches

FAUTHOUX, FREDERIC
Levallois Metropolitans
"It is a great victory for us because we are a young team. It was a very important for us to get a win in this tough competition."
PENARROYA, JOAN
MoraBanc Andorra
"We knew we were coming to play a talented team that was eliminated. We had talked about not letting them be comfortable in the game but it didn't work. They had high percentages, they played hard. We played the game we never planned to do. It is a sad day because we are out of a comptition that we were happy to play. We wanted to be in the Top 16, but it's true that the games we played on the road in this EuroCup is what you do not have to do. I hope we all learn this lesson."

Players

ODOM, RODERICK
Levallois Metropolitans
"We all wanted to be on the same page and move in the positive direction to get this win."