BG Goettingen became the Group B champion by downing Besiktas Cola Turka 81-69. at home in a Week 2 replay game on Tuesday. The result of the original game was dismissed after it was ruled by the independent disciplinary judge that the game had ended before what was reflected in the final score sheet. Goettingen won Group B with a 4-1 record and set a do-or-die showdown between Asvel Basket and Hemofarm Stada to reach the Last 16 next week. Meanwhile, Besiktas is mathematically out of the Last 16 race. Trenton Meacham led the winners with 31 points. Adam Waleskowski added 12 for Goettingen. Michal Ignerski led Besiktas with 20 points. Mire Chatman added 16 while Fedor Likholitov had 15 for the guests. A three-pointer by Mustafa Abi gave Besiktas its last lead, 24-25, early in the second quarter. Goettingen kept running its offense through Meacham , who got some help from Mike Scott and Jermain Raffington to give the hosts a double-digit lead, 45-35, at halftime. Nothing changed after the break, as Meacham led a 8-0 run that allowed Goettingen to seal a historical win.
Ignerksi got Besiktas going with a put-back basket but Meacham allowed Goettingen to get its first lead, 3-2. Bekir Yarangume and Meacham traded triples but a layup by Likholitov put Besiktas back ahead, 6-7. Meacham stayed on fire with a jumper and his second bomb from downtown, good for a 11-7 score. Jason Boone capped a 7-0 Goettingen run with a dunk and a layup by Waleskowski boosted the hosts' lead to 15-8. Ignerski stepped up with back-to-back three-pointers and Likholitov soon added a layup to put Besiktas back ahead, 15-16. Waleskowski and Ignerski traded baskets but free throws by Louis Dale gave Goettingen a 19-18 edge after 10 minutes. AJ Ogilvy scored down low early in the second quarter but a Dwayne Anderson answered from downtown for a 22-20 score. Ignerski kept Besiktas with a jumper and Abi struck from downtown to give the guests a 24-25 edge. Meacham sank consecutibe jumpers in a 8-0 Goettingen run that Scott capped with a dunk to give the hosts some fresh air, 32-25. Likholitov scored again and Cuneyt Erden nailed a three-pointer but Scott and Raffington added his own shot from downtown for a 37-30 score. Meacham made free throws and fed Scott for a layup to break the game open, 42-30. Another triple by Erden and a put-back basket by Likholitov brought Besiktas within 45-35 at halftime.
Meacham struck from downtown immediately after the break while Boone matched Likholitov's layup with free throws for a 50-37 Goettingen lead. Besiktas struggled without Chatman on court but Ignerski took over with another three-pointer. Woleskowski shined with a jumper and a layup that made it a 14-point game, 54-40. Erden fed Ogilvy for an easy basket but Goettingen was all over the place in defense, not allowing Besiktas to play its trademark up-tempo offense. Dale buried a jumper and Meacham added free throws to keep Goettingen out of trouble, 58-43. Chatman and Likholitov shined late in the third quarter but Woleskowski allowed the hosts to keep a 62-48 margin after 30 minutes. Robert Kulawicz nailed a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter. Chatman erased it with a layup-plus-foul and a dunk by Likholitov got Besiktas within 65-53. Michael Meeks scored down low, igniting an 8-0 run in which an unstoppable Meacham had 6 points to seal the outcome, 73-53, with under 6 minutes left. Likholitov and Chatman kept trying but it was already too little, too late for the guests, as the hosts had cruised to a big win and their fans were celebrating that Goettingen will keep fighting for Eurocup glory!
Thursday, December 16, 2010