Gaz Metan - Kataja 84-82 Gaz Metan Medias beat Joensuun Kataja in Round 2 opener. The Romanian team needed an 84:82 win to tie both records at 1-1. Gaz Metan Medias opened the game with 25-16 and even added 20-17 in the second frame. The second half however was dominated by the Finnish side that did almost everything to win the game, but failed at the very end. Joensuun Kataja won the third period 26-17 and produced 23-22 in the last stanza. Antti Kanervo (193-SG-89) gave the guests 82:80 lead with 16 seconds to go, but Shiloh nailed three for the hosts and then Lilov made one free throw for the final success. Lilov top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Shiloh added 17. Ivanovic posted 16, while Krstanovic delivered 12. Antti Kanervo answered with 25 points in the losing effort and Coleman notched 23. Flowers added 16 and Petri Virtanen (183-PG-80) brought 7.
Ventspils - Karsiyaka 81-86 Karsiyaka upset Ventspils in Latvia in Round 2 of Top 16 of EuroChallenge. The Turkish team grabbed 86:81 win for 2-0 record in Group I. The Latvian side suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record. Karsiyaka came to Latvia with one victory earlier and started with 21:18. They posted another 21 points in the second frame, but it was enough only to keep 3-point advantage at the halftime. Ventspils replied with 22-18 in the third period and took the lead entering the final stanza. Karsiyaka however replied with 26-20 surge in the last period to seal the victory. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy) paced all the winners with 32 points, while Jon Diebler (198-G-88, college: Ohio St.) had 17. Thomas Will collected 15 points and 11 boards, whilst Aminu Alade had 13. Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88, agency: FCM) ended up with 19 points in defeat and Campbell Folarin as well as Valters Sandis had 14 each. Meiers Martins followed them with 13 points in a loss.
Gravelines - Paris-Levallois 82-77 BCM Gravelines wins the French battle against Paris Levallois. BCM Gravelines used a home court advantage at the Round 2 of EuroChallenge Top 16 for 1-1 records for both sides. BCM Gravelines started with 21-16 in the first period but could not win the half. They lost the second frame 16-23 and allowed the opponents to take 39:37 advantage at the halftime. The third quarter became decisive in the game and brought 28-9 burst for the home side. Paris Levallois bounced back with 29-17 in the last stanza but could not come closer than to 5 points. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) made the last points in the game for the final 82:77 on the board. Vaty top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Buycks notched 16. Noel nailed 15, while Edwards finished the game with 9. May finished the game with 25 points for the guests and Andrew Albicy had 18. Jawad Williams (204-F-83, college: N.Carolina) brought 10, while Oniangue netted 9.
Hapoel Holon - Szolnok 72-77 Szolnok shock Hapoel Holon in Israel in one of the last game of the second Round in Top 16 of EuroChallenge. The Hungarian team improved to 2-0 record after a 77:72 win. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Szolnok won the second frame 19-16 and then added 18-13 and 23-17 in the third an dthe last quarters respectively. Szolnok outrebounded Hapoel Holon 41-30 including 28 on the defensive glass. Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 19 rebounds. Akos Horvath (193-SG-81) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Jerome Dyson replied with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Frank Hassell (203-F-88, college: ODU) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Norrkoping - Tofas 84-82 Norrkoping Dolphins shock visiting Tofas SC in Group K of EuroChallenge. The Swedish side tied both records at 1-1 after a thrilling 84:82 victory. The Dolphins started strong and took 24-20 lead at the end of the first period. Tofas SC however replied with 28-21 and grabbed 48:45 advantage at the halftime. The battle was not over in the second half as the host needed a 19-12 surge to take 4-point lead at the end of 30 minutes. The hosts led in the whole last period until the last minute. Koc Inanc nailed three with 25 seconds to go for 82:80 lead, but Jeromanovs and Lindquist Mikael ensured the victory for the Swedish team. Lindquist Mikael top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Maraker Christian nailed 14. Kjellbom Joakim delivered 13 points and Ayuba Oladapo had 11. Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M) finished the game with 17 points and Koc Inanc scored 15 in defeat. Burtt Steven delivered 13, while Joshua Heytvelt (210-F/C-86, college: Gonzaga) ended up with 11 points.
Khimik - Krasnie Krilya 69-77 Krasnie Krilya continue the winning streak in Yuzhniy as they won over Khimik in Round 2 of EuroChallenge Top 16. The Russian team improved to 2-0 record after a 77:69 win. The Ukrainian side dropped at 0-2 record. Krasnie Krilya started the game with 23-20 and led 5 points at the halftime after 19-17 rally in the second frame. The third period became decisive in the game the Russian team managed to produce a 24-17 surge to improve to 12 points. Khimik managed to win the last stanza 15-11 but could reduce to only 8 final points. Chester Simmons (196-G-82, college: Washington) stepped up with 16 points and Miles Aaron notched 15. Thomas Omar delivered 12, while Balashov Nikita scored 11. Lesic Sava, Kovalenko Vitaliy and Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue) posted 13 points each in the losing effort. Joseph Devoe followed them with 10 and Goodridge Vernon delivered 9.
Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 65-82 EWE Baskets Oldenburg registered the second straight win at the start of EuroChallenge Last 16 stage. They knocked down Bonn for 2-0 record in Group L. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) stepped up with 14 points to pace the winners. Telekom Baskets held on to a tiny 18:16 lead after ten minutes. They managed to remain in front throughout the second term. The hosts enjoyed a 33:31 halftime lead. But EWE Baskets went on an offensive storm in the third term. The visitors unleashed 34 points in the quarter to leave the hosts stunned. EWE Baskets entered the fourth frame up by 16 points and never looked back en route to the win. Rickey Paulding and Ronnie Burrell provided 12 points each for the winners. Kyle Weems (198-F-89, college: Missouri St.) answered with 14 points for Telekom Baskets. Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85, college: UAB) chipped in 11 points for Bonn.
Tsmoki-Minsk - Aalstar 87-91 Aalstar needs two overtimes to beat Tsmoki-Minsk in the best game of the Second Round in Top 16 of EuroChallenge. Minsk led from the opening minutes until late in the fourth quarter, and looked ready to cruise to the finish as they held a 63-49 advantage early in the fourth period. The team from Belarus however could not win. Aalstar won the fourth period 26-13 and then managed to win the second overtime 10-6. Derek Raivio (190-G-84, college: Gonzaga) notched 25 points to lead the effort and Larry Anderson (195-G-89, college: Long Beach St.) supported him with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Even 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) did not help to save the game for Tsmoki-Minsk. Pavel Ulyanko added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Four Tsmoki-Minsk players scored in double figures. Aalstar tied their record at 1-1. The team from Belarus fell at 0-2 record in Group L.
Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Awards 2013 - May 10, 2013
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Finals MVP: Chester Simmons (196-G-82) of Krasnie Krilya; Player of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois; Guard of the Year: Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka; Forward of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois; Center of the Year: Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok; European Player of the Year: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois; Import of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois; Defensive Player of the Year: Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja; Coach [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 1st Team 2013
Finals MVP: Chester Simmons (196-G-82) of Krasnie Krilya Player of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois Guard of the Year: Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka Forward of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois Center of the Year: Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok European Player of the Year: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois Import of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois Defensive Player of the Year: Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja Coach of the Year: Sergey Bazarevich of Krasnie Krilya
Krasnye Kylia steal the trophy from Izmir - Apr 28, 2013
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Karsiyaka - Krasnie Krilya 76-77
Krasnye Kylia steal the trophy from Izmir. The Russian side grabbed a 77:76 victory over Pinar Karsiyaka in the EuroChallenge 2012/2013 Final. Pinar Karsiyaka took 20-17 lead after the first period and then pushed the tempo until the end of the first half. The hosts needed a 26-17 surge to enjoy 12-point deficit at the halftime. It was not however enough against the favorite of the tournament [read more]
Karsiyaka - Krasnie Krilya 76-77 Krasnye Kylia steal the trophy from Izmir. The Russian side grabbed a 77:76 victory over Pinar Karsiyaka in the EuroChallenge 2012/2013 Final. Pinar Karsiyaka took 20-17 lead after the first period and then pushed the tempo until the end of the first half. The hosts needed a 26-17 surge to enjoy 12-point deficit at the halftime. It was not however enough against the favorite of the tournament. Krasnye Kylia erupted with a 20-9 burst in the third quarter and reduced to 55:54 after DeJuan Collins closed the period with a three. He later nailed another three for 76:73 on the board, while Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Troy) leveled the game with less than a minute to go. Wilson however scored one free throw to bring the guests 1-point lead. Diebler could bring the victory for his side, but missed a final shot. Chester Simmons (196-G-82, college: Washington) and DeJuan Collins paced all the winners with 18 points each. Andre Smith notched 14, while Omar Thomas (196-F-82, college: UTEP) added 9. Bobby Dixon replied with 23 points in the losing effort and Can Mutaf (190-G-91) scored 16. Alade Aminu nailed 12, whilst Thomas Williams brought 10.
Gravelines - EWE Baskets 76-84 EWE Baskets stepped onto the EuroChallenge pedestal. They outgunned Gravelines in the consolation final in Izmir tonight to clinch Bronze medals. Julius Jenkins fired 21 points to lead the German team. EWE Baskets opened the game on a 10:2 rally. However Gravelines answered with an 18:6 run to ensure a 20:16 lead late in the first frame. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) and Joyce capped the quarter with five straight points to give Oldenburg a 23:20 advantage. EWE Baskets maintained the lead throughout the bigger part of the second term but Johnson and Camara teamed up late in the half to make it 38:36 for the French team after 20 minutes. Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89, college: Marquette) stretched the lead to as many as 7 points midway through the third term 52:45. However EWE Baskets capped the period with 10 straight points to enter the final frame up by three points 57:54. Kramer and Smeulders made it 64:58 for Oldenburg early in the fourth term. Dwight Buycks dragged Gravelines within two 67:69 with just over five minutes to go. Julius Jenkins stepped up once again for EWE Baskets opening a double-digit lead for them and Oldenburg never looked back en route to the victory. Ronnie Burrell (204-F-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Greensboro) chipped in 14 points, while Adam Chubb added 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Ludovic Vaty answered with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Gravelines. Dwight Buycks had 13 points in the loss.
Former Washington shooting guard Tre Simmons, 30, was announced Most Valuable Player of the EuroChallenge Final Four in Izmir, Turkey, following a stellar pair of showings for Russian Samara, averaging 17 points per game behind a noteworthy 50 percent shooting from distance [read more]
Former Washington shooting guard Tre Simmons, 30, was announced Most Valuable Player of the EuroChallenge Final Four in Izmir, Turkey, following a stellar pair of showings for Russian Samara, averaging 17 points per game behind a noteworthy 50 percent shooting from distance.
With his team trailing Turkish Karsiyaka by 17 points midway through the third quarter, Simmons, cousin of former eight-year NBA veteran small forward Donny Marshall, knocked down back-to-back triples, rallying back Russia's state-cup champions, in what was a thrilling come-from-behind 77-76 dogfight victory.
In his first-ever EuroChallenge finals appearance, Simmons netted 18 points, collected three boards, stole the ball twice and turned it over five times to keep Samara's magical EuroChallenge 17-game win-streak alive. In fact, the Russian side hadn't dropped a Euro-comp game since 2011, when losing to Triumph Liberty.
Once a Euroleague scorer for Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Seattle-born shooter, "the best guard the NBA has missed out on," according to the Los Angeles Clippers' shake-and-bake phenom Jamal Crawford, Simmons, Samara's No. 1 scorer with 15.6 points per game, who also leads his team in points in VTB competition with 17 per, has recaptured the eyes of top European organizations.
"The EuroChallenge competition is not an indication of (Simmons') talents," a prominent Euroleague scout told Eurobasket earlier today.
"Simmons is a dangerous one-on-one player, particularly in isolation plays, because he has the complete package. He is tall, athletic, he can shoot, he can drive, he can step back, and at times -- he looks like an NBA player out there," said Michael Koch, head coach of Trukese Telekom Baskets Bonn, on Simmons after playing Samara during the EuroChallenge playoff series.
Adding today's hardwood to his trophy collection, Simmons picks up his eighth European title after winning trophies in Israel (two championships, and one state-cup), Czech Republic (two championships, and one state-cup), and Russia (state-cup).
"Tre (Simmons) is one of
the greatest compliments to a European playmaker outside the NBA. His
defense may not sync with starting for a Euroleague team, but on
offense, he's one of a handful of guys that can come in for 15-20
minutes and easily produce 10-12 points," added the scout.
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