2008-09Regular SeasonRound 5
January 06, 2009 CET: 19:30
Local time: 19:30 HALA PIONIR
Andre Owens - BC Red StarRed Star edged Spirou Charleroi 93-91 to hand the Belgian champs their first loss of the season. The win also improved Red Star to 4-1, but it was unable to overtake the 6-point deficit from their first meeting. Red Star, which like Spirou had already qualified for the Last 16, can only win the group if it beats Brose Baskets next week and Spirou falls to PGE Turow. Red Star led throughout the second half and was ahead by 10 late in the fourth quarter. But Charleroi, led by Wes Wilkinson and Jerry Johnson, came back and even though it wasn’t enough to win, the visitors may have earned first place in Group F by doing so. Lawrence Roberts led Red Star with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Marko Keselj added 14 points, Marko Marinovic had 13 points and 5 assists, Andre Owens was good for 12 points, 5 assists and 5 steals and Vladimir Stimac added 11 points. Johnson recorded 20 points and 7 assist – both season highs – for Spirou, while Matt Walsh added 16, Wilkinson 15 and Justin Hamilton posted 13 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Elmedin Kikanovic opened fire with a three-point play but Wilkinson tied it with a bomb. That was the sign for Roberts and Keselj to do the same on the other end. Keselj hit one more from behind the arc as the hosts went ahead 14-7. Charleroi was trying to go inside, but Marinovic established a promising lead with two layups. When Len Matela entered, he pushed Spirou to a 2-8 run and the visitors’ first lead, 24-26. Owens scored on the offensive glass to give Red Star a 27-26 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period, Red Star made a 12-4 run as the lead reached 45-36 thanks to Roberts’s rebounding and Keselj’s long-range shooting, but after a series of mistakes Spirou closed the gap to 48-43 and 53-50 some minutes later. Marinovic and Walsh traded triples as the scoreboard showed 56-53 at the half.

Jure Lalic of Spirou fell into foul trouble at the very start of second half. Roberts scored a second-chance basket and an Owens steal led to 2 more. Wilkinson and Keselj traded triples before Red Star fans pushed the team to its first double-digit lead, 69-58. The visitors answered with harder defensive work and a 0-5 run to get within 74-69 at the end of third period. Johnson caught fire and Hamilton joined him before Marinovic and Roberts hit from downtown at the other end of the court. Spirou switched to a zone defense, but the deficit remained 5 to 7 points. With two minutes to play, Kikanovic scored twice from the line giving his team a 91-81 lead. Wilkinson and Johnson led Charleroi to 7 straight points, but Kikanovic restored Red Star’s control with points from the line. After a Spirou turnover, Roberts missed a bomb that could have given his team enough of a win to overturn the loss in Belgium, but the hosts were still happy to take the win.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Aca Ostojic, Belgrade
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Referees: PATERNICO, CARMELO; CIULIN, MARIUS; SHEMMESH, SEFFI
Attendance: 5375
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Crvena Zvezda
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KESELJ, MARKO 25:42 14 0/4 4/8 2/2   1 1     1   1 1 2 6
5 ROBERTS, LAWRENCE 34:06 20 4/8 4/8 0/1 4 6 10 3 1 6 2 1 2 1 19
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN 16:31 9 1/4   7/7 2 2 4       1   2 4 13
11 KOVAC, MIRKO 11:01 4 1/1 0/1 2/2 1 3 4           1 1 7
14 MARINOVIC, MARKO 32:50 13 2/2 2/6 3/4 1 4 5 5 1 3   1 5 6 16
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 STEVIC, OLIVER 6:53 1 0/1   1/2   1 1           2 1 -1
21 MILOSEVIC, MILAN 5:49 2     2/2                   1 3
23 OWENS, ANDRE 35:44 12 1/5 1/3 7/7 1 2 3 5 5 1   1 4 7 20
24 SEPA, FILIP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 16:41 11 2/4   7/8 2 3 5 1   2     2 7 17
44 BJELICA, NEMANJA 14:43 7 0/2 1/2 4/5 2   2     1     3 1 2
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 93 11/31 12/28 35/40 13 22 35 14 8 14 3 4 22 31 103
        35.5% 42.9% 87.5%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
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
Spirou Basket
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 WALSH, MATT 24:47 16 2/2 3/9 3/4   2 2   2 3     3 3 10
5 JOHNSON, JERRY 34:29 20 5/7 2/4 4/4   3 3 7 1 3     3 5 26
6 BROYLES, DWAYNE 22:58 7 0/2 1/3 4/4   3 3 2 1 4   1 3 2 3
7 HAMILTON, JUSTIN 38:03 13 2/3 3/5   1 8 9 4 3   1 1 3 2 25
8 HOUNHANOU, SENNA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 TABU, JONATHAN 9:48 2 1/1 0/2                   2 1 -1
10 RIDDICK, ANDRE 18:43 7 2/2   3/4   2 2 2 2 1 1   4 6 14
11 WILKINSON, WES 18:22 15 2/2 3/7 2/2 1 1 2 1 1 3 2   4 1 11
12 MASSOT, SACHA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 LALIC, JURE 8:38 4 2/2             1 1     5   -1
14 MATELA, LEN 24:12 7 1/2 1/1 2/2   2 2 1 1 1   1 5   3
15 MAJOR, GERRIT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 91 17/23 13/31 18/20 2 21 23 17 12 16 4 3 32 20 90
        73.9% 41.9% 90%
Head coach: ANZULOVIC, DRAZEN

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
Crvena Zvezda
"The game was a high-intensity one, a heavy one, but that was also a game with too many baskets, according to my basketball taste. We are not sorry because we missed to win by a larger margin than seven points and take first place in our group. We are going to Bamberg next week to win there. Maybe we'll finished in first place, who knows."
ANZULOVIC, DRAZEN
Spirou Basket
"I am proud of my team and my players. It is no easy job to play against such an aggressive team like Red Star was tonight. But there were weaknesses in our game. We lost rebounding control letting Red Star big men many rebounds and many free throws. In the key moments, the hosts played a little bit better and clever and they deserved that win. Congratulations."

Players

MARINOVIC, MARKO
Crvena Zvezda
"We knew Spirou is a very good team and they proved it tonight. I think we are both the best teams in our group but the most important thing is that we played a very good game tonight. That was a nice performance for our fans, I am satisfied."
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