2007-08Last 16Round 2
March 18, 2008 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALA DEL MAURO

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
83.8 Points 80.6
32.2 Rebounds 28.4
7.9 O. Rebounds 7.7
24.3 D. Rebounds 20.7
16.4 Assists 12.8
8.4 Steals 7.2
3.2 Blocks 2.3
14.2 Turnovers 12.3
58.0 % 2PT 56.6 %
38.3 % 3PT 34.4 %
77.9 % FT 72.9 %
100.5 Index 81.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.2 / GASOL, M. Points 17.7 / MARSHALL, RAWLE
6.0 / GASOL, M. Rebounds 4.8 / BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE
1.5 / GASOL, M. OR 1.6 / BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE
4.5 / GASOL, M. DR 3.3 / VUKOSAVLJEVIC, VLADAN
4.2 / Sada Assists 3.1 / Joksimovic
1.3 / Sada Steals 1.5 / Joksimovic
1.2 / GASOL, M. Blocks 1.1 / BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE
2.5 / Sada Turnovers 2.4 / Joksimovic
70.0 % / Sada 2PT 75.0 % / Markovic
50.8 % / MCDONALD, ARRIEL 3PT 43.8 % / JAGODNIK, GORAN
88.5 % / CVETKOVIC, BRANKO FT 100.0 % / Savovic
20.3 / GASOL, M. Index 17.1 / MARSHALL, RAWLE

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final 0-0
0-0 Semi-Final 0-0
0-0 Quarter Final 0-0
1-0 Last 16 0-1
1-1 Last 32 1-1
7-3 Regular Season 6-4
9-4 Overall 7-6

Referees

Crew Chief
ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ, Poland
Referee
CEREBUCH, GUERRINO, Italy
Umpire
LATISEVS, OLEGS, Latvia

The Take

Akasvayu Girona got the best of BC Hemofarm Stada again and holds a 9-point margin as it hosts the ULEB Cup Last 16 return leg. Head coach Pedro Martinez's Girona used a big third quarter to grab an 80-71 road victory after having won at home and lost on the road against Hemofarm in the regular season. Akasvayu held Hemofarm to just 36% from the field and the Spanish club made 55% for the game. Center Marc Gasol decided the game with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocked shots. Guard Victor Sada was one of the three others with double figure scoring with 13 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Martinez's passing game worked tremendously as Girona amassed 20 assists for the game. Forward Branko Cvetikovic scored 15 points and guard Arriel McDonald had 12 while forward Erik Daniels had his first poor game with just 4 points. But Martinez needs to make sure his troops remember the 27-15 third quarter and not the fourth period, when Akasvayu collected just 10 points. With a Final Eight showdown against either Unics Kazan or Artland Dragons waiting in the wings, Girona has a great chance to advance as it has yet to lose at home this season in the ULEB Cup. Hemofarm meanwhile lost by 26 points at Girona in Week 2 but only have a 9-point deficit to make up. But head coach Miroslav Nikolic resigned over the weekend citing differences with club management and his assistants Miodrag Rajkovic and Goran Topic will take over the coaching duties against Girona. Hemofarm has struggled all season on the road, winning just two of six contests. Small forward Rawle Marshall continued his strong play with 21 points in the first leg - the seventh straight ULEB Cup game with at least 17 points. But the team clearly missed forward Goran Jagodnik - out with a knee injury. Center Milivoje Bozovic scored 12 points while guard Miljan Pavkovic added 11 and forward Milan Macvan 10 off the bench. But it was not nearly enough. Rajkovic and Topic will need to have some players step up their production to help Marshall if Hemofarm wants to reach the Final Eight.
Monday, March 17, 2008
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Marc Gasol - Akasvayu Girona Akasvayu Girona advanced to the ULEB Cup Final Eight by sweeping its two-way Last 16 series against Hemofarm Stada. Akasvayu clinched a Final Eight spot by downing Hemofarm 76-62 in the second leg in Girona, Spain on Tuesday night and is set to face Unics Kazan in one of the quarterfinal games in Turin, Italy on April 10-11. Marc Gasol and Branko Cvetkovic paced the winners each with 16 points. Arriel McDonald had 11 while Erik Daniels added 10 for Akasvayu. Vladan Vukosavljevic led Hemofarm with a double-double of 23 points and 15 rebounds while Rawle Marshall added 13 points for the guests. Daniels led a 14-6 opening run for Akasvayu but Vukosavljevic singlehandedly kept Hemofarm in the game while a turnaround jumper by Marshall put the guests briefly ahead, 28-29. Akasvayu restored a 35-31 edge at halftime and run its offense through Gasol after the break. He delivered with a set of post moves, moves and a three-pointer to break the series open, 44-35. Cvetkovic took over early in the fourth quarter to make Akasvayu seal the outcome long before the final buzzer.

Gasol got Girona going with Cvetkovic added a fast break layup for a 4-0 lead. Hemofarm went scoreless for almost 2 minutes until Nebojsa Joksimovic sank a baseline jumper that McDonald improved that with a corner three-pointer and collected a steal that allowed Cvetkovic to give his team a 9-2 edge. Vukosavljevic scored inside and Marshall found his first basket but Daniels followed a corner triple with a power layup to keep Akasvayu ahead, 14-6. Vukosavljevic and Marshall kept pacing Hemofarm with 5 quick points in a 0-6 run that Joksimovic capped with a free throw for a 14-12 deficit. Daniels sank his second three-pointer and even when Vukosavljevic scored inside, free throws by Fernando San Emeterio gave Girona a 19-14 edge after 10 minutes. Cvetkovic shined with a driving layup right at the start of the second quarter. Milan Macvan struck from downtown but Ivan Radenovic scored in penetration for a 23-17 Akasvayu lead. Macvan stayed unstoppable with a left-handed layup that Vukosavljevic followed with a three-point play to get Hemofarm within 23-22. Darryl Middleton sank a close shot while McDonald downed a three-pointer for a 28-22 Girona edge. Vukosavljevic kept dominating inside with 5 unanswered points in a 0-7 run that Marshall capped with a turnaround jumper for a 28-29 Hemofarm edge. Joksimovic and Gasol traded baskets while a layup by Daniels and free throws by Victor Sada gave Akasvayu a 35-31 edge at halftime.

Milan Macvan and Vladan Vukosavljevic - Hemofarm StadaVukosavljevic dunked it right after the break, as Akasvayu tried to run its offense through Gasol, who followed a layup with a jump hook to restore a 39-33 Girona edge. Marshall made free throws but an unstoppable Gasol erased it with another basket and soon nailed a three-pointer for a 44-35 Akasvayu margin. Milivoje Bozovic struck from downtown while Joksimovic fed Vukosavljevic for another easy layup. Bozovic fired in his second triple in as many minutes to bring Hemofarm back in the game, 44-42. McDonald stepped up with a layup in transition and Radenovic added a triple for a 49-43 Girona lead. Vukosavljevic kept pacing Hemofarm with a put-back layup but Gasol and a power layup by Middleton allowed Akasvayu to get a 53-45 edge after 30 minutes. Hemofarm needed a major comeback to return to the series, but it just didn't happen. Gasol provided the play of the night with a two-handed dunk over Vukosavljevic while Cvetkovic fired in one from downtown to make it a 13-point game, 58-45, and seal the outcome of the series. Sada fed Cvetkovic for an easy layup that Bozovic erased with a quick basket. Marshall nailed a triple, but Hemofarm needed much more than that. Meanwhile, a dunk-and-foul by Cvetkovic that gave the hosts a 70-53 lead allowed all Akasvayu fans to celebrate that their team is going to the ULEB Cup Final Eight!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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Referees: ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ (POL), CEREBUCH, GUERRINO (ITA), LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT)
Attendance: 3769
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Akasvayu Girona19161823
BC Hemofarm Stada14171417
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Akasvayu Girona19355376
BC Hemofarm Stada14314562
Akasvayu Girona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CVETKOVIC, BRANKO 28:06 16 5/9 1/1 3/4 2   2 2 2 1   2 3 4 15
8 SADA, VICTOR 25:54 2 0/1   2/2   4 4 7 1 1     1 2 13
10 MCDONALD, ARRIEL 30:00 11 1/1 3/4         1 4 2     2 1 12
11 NAGYS, TOMAS 4:23 2 1/4       2 2           3   -2
15 DANIELS, ERIK 19:02 10 2/4 2/5 0/1 2 1 3   1 1   1 1 2 7
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 24:08 5 1/4 0/3 3/4 1   1 3 1     1   6 8
32 WHITFIELD, MAURICE 14:06 4 2/2 0/1     2 2 1 2 2     1 1 6
33 GASOL, MARC 25:26 16 6/8 1/2 1/4   5 5   1 3 4   3 4 18
44 MIDDLETON, DARRYL 9:09 4 2/3   0/1                 3 1  
55 RADENOVIC, IVAN 19:46 6 1/3 1/1 1/2 2 3 5 1   4     2 1 4
Team           1 1 2   1           3
Totals 200:00 76 21/39 8/17 10/18 8 18 26 15 13 14 4 4 19 22 84
        53.8% 47.1% 55.6%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO
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
BC Hemofarm Stada
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 14:27 2 1/1 0/1         1   2     1   -1
5 DESPOTOVIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 SIMONOVIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 JOKSIMOVIC, NEBOJSA 31:01 8 2/5 1/3 1/2 2 2 4 1   5   1 3 3 1
8 BOZOVIC, MILIVOJE 20:43 7 2/2 1/3   1 4 5 1   1 2   4 1 9
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN 35:58 2 1/2 0/2   1   1 3 4 4     4 1  
14 PETROVIC, UROS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 BORISOV, MILOS 10:11     0/2     1 1   1 2       1 -1
20 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 MARSHALL, RAWLE 30:27 13 3/4 1/3 4/4   4 4   2 4 1   5 5 13
32 MACVAN, MILAN 21:03 7 2/4 1/1 0/2   3 3 1 1 1     2 1 6
51 VUKOSAVLJEVIC, VLADAN 36:10 23 9/16   5/9 6 9 15   1 2 1 3 3 7 28
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 62 20/34 4/15 10/17 11 25 36 7 9 22 4 4 22 19 57
        58.8% 26.7% 58.8%
Head coach: NIKOLIC, MIROSLAV
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