September 02, 2014
Last 16 Round 1 - March 11, 2008 CET: 20:15 Local time: 21:15 - DARUSSAFAKA AYHAN SAHENK

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
0-0 Last 16 0-0
1-1 Last 32 1-1
7-3 Regular Season 8-2
8-4 Overall 9-3

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Referee
BITTON, MOSHE, Israel
Umpire
CHAMBON, DAVID, France

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.2 Points 82.6
31.5 Rebounds 35.5
9.4 O. Rebounds 11.7
22.1 D. Rebounds 23.8
13.4 Assists 13.7
9.3 Steals 9.6
2.7 Blocks 3.9
12.8 Turnovers 13.4
56.5 % 2PT 54.6 %
33.3 % 3PT 34.5 %
68.2 % FT 71.1 %
82.0 Index 93.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.8 / Brown Points 15.6 / ENGLISH, CARL
7.6 / GAINES, CHARLES Rebounds 6.3 / SAVANE, SITAPHA
2.9 / GAINES, CHARLES OR 2.2 / FREELAND, JOEL
4.7 / GAINES, CHARLES DR 4.3 / SAVANE, SITAPHA
4.1 / Brown Assists 2.9 / NORRIS, MARCUS
2.3 / HITE, ROBERT Steals 2.1 / NORRIS, MARCUS
0.8 / OWENS, CHRIS Blocks 1.5 / SAVANE, SITAPHA
1.8 / HITE, ROBERT Turnovers 2.5 / ENGLISH, CARL
64.3 % / KAYA, MURAT 2PT 67.9 % / FREELAND, JOEL
44.4 % / BESOK, HUSEYIN 3PT 46.2 % / NORRIS, MARCUS
100.0 % / NALGA, CEMAL FT 100.0 % / PEREZ, S.
16.5 / GAINES, CHARLES Index 13.4 / SAVANE, SITAPHA

THE TAKE

Galatasaray Cafe Crown hopes to advance to the Final Eight in its inaugural ULEB Cup season as it hosts the Last 16 first leg against Kalise Gran Canaria. Head coach Murat Ozyer's Galatasaray reached the Last 16 after holding off Asvel with a tie game in the first leg on the road and a 1-point win at home - playing both games without injured playmaker Dee Brown, who is questionable at best against Gran Canaria. The Turkish team struggled in the first leg, allowing Asvel to shoot 52% from the floor and win the rebounding battle 34-24. But Ozyer's club worked hard defensively at home, holding Asvel to 40% for the game and forcing 18 turnovers with each team grabbing 32 rebounds. Shooting guard Robert Hite and small forward Charles Gaines both scored in double figures in both games, but the difference in the second leg were small forward Cenk Akyol hitting 17 points and guard Cuneyt Erden 19 points after combining for 12 in the first game. Ozyer will need that kind of balance - and defense - again to get to the Final Eight. Kalise Gran Canaria meanwhile reached the Last 16 by reversing a 7-point first leg loss at Bosna with a 20 point victory at home. Head coach Salavador Maldonado's Gran Canaria allowed Bosna to shoot 55% in the first leg, including 11-of-24 (46%) from three-point range while also committing 20 turnovers. But the Spanish club held Bosna to 39% in the return leg - with 2-of-17 (12%) from long range. Gran Canaria still turned the ball over 17 times but won the rebounding battle 40-24 for the comfortable victory. Reserve power forward Kornel David had two of his best games of the season with 14 and 23 points while shooting guard Carl English and power forward Niklas Caner-Medley both hit in double figures in both games and guards Roberto Guerra and Marcus Norris each scored 13 points in a game. Maldonado had to be happy about the David production and knows that forward Sitpha Savane's 7 combined points in the Last 16 were 4.4 points fewer than he had averaged in his previous five games. But Gran Canaria must handle the ball better as Galatasaray will not let those turnovers go unpunished.
Monday, March 10, 2008
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Chris Owens - Galatasaray Cafe Crown Galatasaray Cafe Crown took a serious step towards the ULEB Cup Final Eight with a 99-74 victory over Kalise Gran Canaria on Tuesday night at Istanbul's Ayhan Sahenk Arena. Gran Canaria will need to win by at least 26 to cancel Galatasaray's massive lead in the Last 16 return leg encounter next week in the Canary Islands. Chris Owens came off the bench to score a ULEB Cup career-high 27 points in the one-sided affair. The hosts came out on fire from downtown, sinking their first 5 shots from downtown en route to a 15-2 opening. The continued to grow and reached 25 by halftime. Gran Canaria showed signs of life late in the third quarter when Nik Caner-Medley led a 0-12 charge to get the visitors back to 67-53 – a far more manageable margin looking forward. But Galatasaray continued to dominate in the fourth quarter as the lead peaked at 29 before the home team settled for a comfortable 25-point victory. Charles Gaines added 14 points and both Owens and Gaines had 7 rebounds apiece. Cuneyt Erden also scored 14, Robert Hite finished with 12 and Dee Brown 10. Caner-Medley and Sitapha Savane led Gran Canaria with 14 points apiece, Carl English had 12 and Kornel David 11.

It was Gran Canaria who opened the scoring race, but Galatasaray was just waiting to explode. The hosts made 5 triples in 5 attempts in the first 3:26 to take a 15-2 lead. English netted 2 triples in sixth minute of the game and made the score 17-9, but Galatasaray didn't stop scoring at a great percentage. Hite made it 25-10 and Owens followed him with a layup plus a free throw to extend the gap to 18 point. Erdem Turetken tipped the ball in to push the lead to 20 points before veteran big man David ended the visitors' drought with 5 points to make it 30-15 after 10 minutes. Galatasaray was hot still as the second period began with the duo of Gaines and Owens scoring at will. An Owens triple made it 39-20, then Brown stole the ball for a layup and Gaines scored again inside to push the lead to 23. Caner-Medley's and Marcus Norris's points kept Gran Canaria in the game as the home team tried to extend the difference and finally saw the 25-points gap on the scoreboard at the halftime with Gaines's layup: 57-32.

Sitapha Savane - Kalise Gran CanariaOwens increased the lead even more the beginning of the second half with another layup. However Gran Canaria seemed better than the first half as English and Caner-Medley scored inside. Brown’s layup made it 67-41, but then the visitors used a 12-point surge in three minutes to reduce the gap to 14 points. A Caner-Medley triple capped the run and made the score 67-53. Hite broke the silence for Galatasaray and after couple of turnovers, the home team scored on a Huseyin Besok tip-in to go into the last quarter ahead 74-56. A Gaines layup helped the home team reach a 20-point difference again as Gran Canaria tried to come back with quick shots. But the home team turned the missed shots into fastbreaks and found the rhythm again, extended the difference up to 29 points on Cuneyt Erden free throws that made it 99-70 and won the game 99-74.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Gokhan Ture, Istanbul
Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), BITTON, MOSHE (ISR), CHAMBON, DAVID (FRA)
Attendance: 2500
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Cafe Crown30271725
Kalise Gran Canaria15172418
End of Quarter1234
Galatasaray Cafe Crown30577499
Kalise Gran Canaria15325674
Head coach: OZYER, MURAT
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 TURETKEN, ERDEM 19:18 9 3/6 1/3   1 3 4 1 2       3 1 9
5 HITE, ROBERT 36:41 12 3/4 2/4     3 3 1   1 1   2 1 12
7 ERSOZ, TUFAN 14:59 8 1/2 2/2 0/1 1 1 2 2   1     3 1 7
8 GAINES, CHARLES 25:31 14 7/9     2 5 7 2   1 1   1 1 21
9 OWENS, CHRIS 31:21 27 11/16 1/1 2/2 1 6 7 2 2       4 5 34
10 KAYA, MURAT 4:34     0/1   1   1 1         1 2 2
11 SOLAK, FATIH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 23:08 5 1/3 1/2   2 3 5 2 1 2     1 1 8
17 BROWN, DEE 19:56 10 5/6   0/2       3 3 2     4 1 8
18 AKYOL, CENK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 ERDEN, CUNEYT 24:32 14   4/10 2/2   2 2 3 2 1     2 2 14
35 JOHNSEN, BRITTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 99 31/46 11/23 4/7 8 23 31 17 10 8 2 0 21 15 115
67.4% 47.8% 57.1%
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
Head coach: MALDONADO, SALVA
Kalise Gran Canaria
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
7 SAVANE, SITAPHA 26:12 14 6/10   2/2 4 1 5 1 1 2   2 2 3 14
9 DAVID, KORNEL 14:34 11 3/7 1/3 2/2 1 1 2   1       3 1 6
11 GUERRA, ROBERTO 21:37 6 2/3 0/2 2/3 1 1 2 1   2     1 2 4
13 NORRIS, MARCUS 24:47 8 1/3 2/4         3   2     1 1 5
14 PEREZ, SERGIO 12:17 1   0/2 1/2   1 1           1 2  
19 FREELAND, JOEL 13:33 8 3/4   2/3   1 1           2 2 7
20 MORAN, JIM 17:17   0/2       1 1 2           1 2
22 CANER-MEDLEY, NIK 23:19 14 5/6 1/5 1/2   2 2   2       1 2 13
23 ENGLISH, CARL 27:00 12 2/6 2/5 2/2   4 4 3 2 4     4 3 9
25 BALDO, VICTOR 2:07     0/1                       -1
34 FERNANDEZ, MARIO 17:17     0/2   1 3 4 2   2       4 6
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 74 22/41 6/24 12/16 8 15 23 12 6 12 0 2 15 21 66
53.7% 25% 75%
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Head Coaches

OZYER, MURAT
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"We gain an advantage for the Final Eight. We played really badly in our last two games, but today we played very aggressive and ambitious. For our away game in the Canary Islands, we have to concentrate and play tough. I would like to thank all our players."

Players

ERSOZ, TUFAN
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"We just played the first half of a long game. We played hard and focused, so we deserved this result. We have to focus on our next game against Canaria very much."
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