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DKV Joventut posts ULEB Cup record 63-point victory!
Dec 18, 2007
DKV Joventut not only made it first to the ULEB Cup elimination rounds, but celebrated with the widest margin of victory ever in the competition when it downed visiting Guildford Heat of England 116-53 on Tuesday in Badalona, Spain. The 63-point margin exceeded by 16 the previous, three-year-old record, in which Lietuvos Rytas beat Split 103-56 at home in Vilnius, Lithuania on January 6, 2004. Joventut, which is undefeated in Group A, did not have anyone the court more than 25 minutes, but saw an incredible nine players score in double-figures: Pau Ribas 16 points, Edu Hernandez-Sonseca 15, Rudy Fernandez and Jerome Moiso 14 each, Jan Jagla, Lonny Baxter and Lubos Barton 12 each, Ricky Rubio and Ferran Laviña 10 each. Ribas and Rubio are 20 and 17 years old, respectively. Rubio came within 3 assists of a triple-double by also pulling 10 rebounds and dishing 7 assists. Joventut won the first quarter 31-18, the second by 32-14, the third 19-10 and the fourth 34-11. Joventut's collective index rating of 173 was another record, breaking the previous high, 153, set by Lukoil Academic in a 109-65 home win over Artland Dragons on November 13 of this season.