2007-08Last 32Round 1
February 19, 2008 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MIRZA DELIBASIC
Lance Williams - KK Bosna KK Bosna showed it is ready to battle hard in the ULEB Cup Last 32 round by downing Kalise Gran Canaria 89-82 in front of 5,300 fans at the Mirza Delibasic Sports Hall in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday night. As such, Bosna has a seven-point lead in the two-way series, that now travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, but the 2nd leg, in which Kalise will try to reach the next round in front of its fans. Goran Ikonic paced the winners with 22 points. Lance Williams added 17, Dzenan Rahimic had 16 while Suad Sehovic got 11 for Bosna. Nick Caner-Medley led Gran Canaria with 17 points. Carl English added 16, including a final three-pointer which could well become the key to the series, Kornal David had 14 and Roberto Guerra 13 for the guests. It was a close game for 15 minutes, but David and an outstanding Guerra fueled a 2-16 run that Sergio Perez capped with a triple for a 36-49 Gran Canaria margin. It didn't last long, however, as Ikonic, Quemont Greer and Sehovic brought Bosna within 50-51 at halftime. Both teams kept trading baskets at full speed, as David allowed Gran Canaria to tie the game for the last time, 74-74. Sehovic and Williams fueled a 7-0 run that put Bosna ahead for good, 81-74, while Ikonic gave Bosna a 89-79 margin in the final seconds. English stroke from downtown to get Gran Canaria closer in the two-way series.

Gran Canaria ran its offense through Caner-Medley in the opening minutes while a three-pointer by English gave the guests a 4-7 edge. Edin Bavcic answered from downtown but a layup-plus-foul by Joel Freeland and a big triple by Caner-Medley kept Gran Canaria ahead, 9-13. Bryan Bailey and Rahimic stepped up for Bosna to keep the hosts as close as 14-15. Ikonic tied the game with a triple and soon added a layup for a 21-19 Bosna edge. Greer stepped up wioth a big basket but English immediately stroke from downtown for a 23-22 Gran Canaria deficit. Ikonic and Perez joined the three-point shootout to fix the score at 26-25 after 10 minutes. Greer scored again while Williams added free throws to keep Bosna ahead, 30-27, early in the second quarter. Back-to-back baskets by Sitapha Savane and David provided another lead change, 30-31. Williams stepped up with consecutive layups but David and Guerra fueled a 0-6 run that gave Gran Canaria a safer lead, 34-39. Guerra kept pacing the guests with back-to-back baskets, making Bosna call timeout at 36-43. An unstoppable Guerra and a three-pointer by Perez made it a 13-point game, 36-49. Bavcic and Ikonic stroke from downtown in an 11-0 run that Greer capped with a basket that got the hosts within 47-49. Guerra made free throws by a triple by Sehovic brought Bosna ever closer, 50-51, at halftime.

English sank a three-pointer right after the break but Bosna soon got in track. A layup by Williams ignited a 7-0 run that Sehovic capped with his second triple, good for a 57-54 Bosna lead. Norris answered from downtown while Jim Moran followed Caner-Medley's layup with another bomb from downtown to put Gran Canaria back ahead, 57-62. Bosna improved its defense, while Rahimic had 4 points in a 8-0 run that allowed the hosts to restore a 65-62 edge. Gran Canaria opted to attack the basket to go to the foul line often, but Bailey and an unstoppable Ikonic still allowed Bosna to keep a 69-65 edge. Free throws by Guerra, Rahimic and English fixed the score at 71-68 after 30 minutes. Ikonic and David traded baskets at the start of the fourth quarter. Rahimic shined with a power layup but Perez and David helped Gran Canaria to tie the game, 74-74. Both teams have improved their defenses but Bosna had more patience in offense. As such, Ikonic scored again while Sehovic took over with another triple to give Bosna a 79-74 edge. Williams capped a 7-0 run with a key basket but Gran Canaria was not done. Caner-Medley and Norris got the guests within 81-77 but Ikonic hit one from downtown and Sehovic added free throws to give Bosna a 86-77 lead already in the final minute. Medley scored inside but Ikonic buried a triple to give Bosna its biggest margin, 89-79, seconds before the final buzzer. A final triple by English may have an important factor in the outcome of the series.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO (CRO), POZZANA, MAURO (ITA), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR)
Attendance: 5300
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KK Bosna26242118
Kalise Gran Canaria25261714
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Kalise Gran Canaria25516882
KK Bosna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 GREER, QUEMONT 12:54 6 3/5 0/1             1   2 1   -1
5 SEHOVIC, SUAD 26:32 11   3/4 2/2   6 6   3 1     4 3 17
7 IKONIC, GORAN 29:59 22 3/4 5/9 1/2   3 3   2 1 1 1 4 2 18
9 BAVCIC, EDIN 25:27 8 1/1 2/3     2 2 1   2 1   4   5
12 BAILEY, BRYAN 37:27 9 3/4 1/5   1   1 9 4 3     4 3 14
13 SULJAGIC, AMAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 RAHIMIC, DZENAN 23:13 16 6/10   4/5   4 4 1 1       3 4 18
16 HAJRIC, SEID 2:51         2   2           1   1
17 MAJSTORIC, ALDIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 PASALIC, MUHAMED 15:37     0/2             1     2   -5
19 DURASOVIC, BOZO 2:31                   1         -1
52 WILLIAMS, LANCE 23:29 17 4/8   9/12   2 2 1   2   1 4 10 16
Team                                
Totals 200:00 89 20/32 11/24 16/21 3 17 20 12 10 12 2 4 27 22 82
        62.5% 45.8% 76.2%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE
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
Kalise Gran Canaria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 21:27 2 1/3   0/1 1 2 3 1   1 1   4 4 3
9 DAVID, KORNEL 17:08 14 4/6   6/8 2 3 5     3     2 5 15
11 GUERRA, ROBERTO 22:09 13 3/4 1/3 4/5 1 4 5   2 2     2 6 18
13 NORRIS, MARCUS 25:55 6 1/2 1/4 1/2   4 4 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 8
14 PEREZ, SERGIO 13:37 8 1/2 2/5     1 1     1 1 1 1   3
19 FREELAND, JOEL 9:02 3 1/2   1/1         2 3 1   3 1  
20 MORAN, JIM 17:35 3 0/1 1/1         3   1     1 1 4
22 CANER-MEDLEY, NIK 29:44 17 7/9 1/2 0/1 1 2 3   1 1     2 2 16
23 ENGLISH, CARL 25:35 16 0/2 4/6 4/4 2 3 5 3   7     2 4 15
25 BALDO, VICTOR 2:39               1 1       3   -1
34 FERNANDEZ, MARIO 15:09     0/1     3 3 5 1       1 1 8
Team                                
Totals 200:00 82 18/31 10/22 16/22 7 22 29 15 9 20 4 2 23 26 89
        58.1% 45.5% 72.7%
Head coach: MALDONADO, SALVA

Head Coaches

ZDOVC, JURE
KK Bosna
"I think Gran Canaria has shown its great strength in this game. From the start, we knew that our chances depended on good defense and in that regard we improved a lot in the second half. We had plenty of time to prepare for this game, and I am sure they will have the same for the rematch. A very difficult road trip awaits us."
MALDONADO, SALVA
Kalise Gran Canaria
"I want to congratulate Bosna for the victory. We played a ver intense game between the two teams, which caused something of a dip defensively. At the beginning, we had a decent lead, but Bosna was able to respond, above all at the end of the game. I think, however, that seven points are a good difference for us to think about revenge on our court."
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