2007-08Regular SeasonRound 6
December 11, 2007 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALA DEL MAURO
Arriel McDonald - Akasvayu Girona Akasvayu Girona managed to make up for the Week 1 loss against Galatasaray Cafe Crown as it blasted the Turkish team at home on Tuesday by 89-78. In the first half, Galatasaray had all the options as both teams took turns in the lead, but in the second half, an 11-0 run to start the third period left things much clearer for Akasvayu. The team from Girona is now 5-1 in the Group C standings to lead alone while Galatasaray drops to 4-2 and ties with Hemofarm Stada for second place. Fernando San Eemeterio led the winners with 19 points, Arriel McDonald added 15 and Jarod Stevenson had 14. For Galatasaray, Dee Brown posted 24 points with 6 of 10 triples, and Charles Gaines had 16 and Chris Owens nailed 14.

Chris Owens showed the way early for Galatasaray with a 4-6, but soon Akasvayu reacted with an 8-0 burst led by Fernando San Emeterio and his 7 points. The Turkish team reacted soon however and they made it 18-17 as Dee Brown was now in command for Galatasaray. Jarod Stevenson and Predrag Drobnjak stepped up for the hosts and Arriel McDonald joined in with a three but Brown copied him in the reply to make it 28-23 after 10 minutes. In the second quarter Galatasaray took command in offense and pushed hard behind in defense with two straight triples by Robert Hite and Murat Kaya. The guests kept Akasvayu stuck at 12 points in the quarter and got a 38-44 lead but in the last play of the first half, Stevenson scored for a 40-44 halftime score. Things looked brighter for Akasvayu at the start of the second half thanks ato an 11-0 run capped by McDonald. Brown appeared with three triples in a row to tie at 53-53, but McDonald had his own three to put Girona in command again by 61-55 and by the end of three the hosts were dominating again by 10 points, 65-55. In the starting minutes of the final period Galatasaray tried hard to come back but triples by Branko Cvetkovic allowed the hosts to build a 15-point gap, 79-64, in minute 36.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
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Referees: DRABIKOVSKY, VOLODYMR; CHAMBON, DAVID; PILOIDIS, ANASTASIOS
Attendance: 2001
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Akasvayu Girona28122524
Galatasaray Cafe Crown23211123
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Akasvayu Girona28406589
Galatasaray Cafe Crown23445578
Akasvayu Girona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 STEVENSON, JAROD 26:42 14 1/2 4/9   1 1 2 2 1       1   12
5 CVETKOVIC, BRANKO 12:35 9 1/1 2/3 1/2           1     2 1 5
7 VROMAN, JACKSON 25:27 7 3/4   1/2 3 5 8 2 3 2 1   2 4 19
8 SADA, VICTOR 14:13 6 3/3 0/1   3 5 8 2 1 3     1 3 15
10 McDONALD, ARRIEL 28:50 15 2/4 3/4 2/4 1 1 2 5 2       2 4 21
18 MONTANEZ, ROMAN 13:55 5 1/3 1/5     2 2         1 1 1  
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 23:45 19 7/10 1/5 2/3 2 5 7 4 1         2 25
20 DROBNJAK, PREDRAG 11:39 6 3/5   0/2   1 1           2 1 2
33 GASOL, MARC 25:24 6 1/4 0/1 4/4 2 6 8 3   2     4 5 12
44 MIDDLETON, DARRYL 17:30 2 1/2               2     3   -4
55 RADENOVIC, IVAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 89 23/38 11/28 10/17 12 26 38 18 8 10 1 1 18 21 107
        60.5% 39.3% 58.8%
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
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TURETKEN, ERDEM 14:04 4 2/3 0/1                   1   1
5 HITE, ROBERT 29:23 8 2/7 1/5 1/1 1 4 5 1 1 3     5 1 -1
6 HACIOGLU, ISMET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 GAINES, CHARLES 28:08 16 6/11   4/7 7 2 9   1       3 5 20
9 OWENS, CHRIS 29:58 14 5/8 0/1 4/6 1 6 7 1 2   1   3 5 21
10 KAYA, MURAT 23:41 5 1/1 1/3   2 2 4 4 2 2     3   8
11 SOLAK, FATIH 5:40           2 2           2    
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 16:14 1 0/2 0/2 1/2 1 3 4     4     2 2 -4
14 OZURGANCI, ALTAY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 BROWN, DEE 33:11 24 1/3 6/10 4/4   1 1 3   2   1 2 4 21
18 AKYOL, CENK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 ERDEN, CUNEYT 19:41 6 0/1 2/5         2         1 1 4
Team                                
Totals 200:00 78 17/36 10/27 14/20 12 20 32 11 6 11 1 1 22 18 70
        47.2% 37% 70%
Head coach: OZYER, MURAT

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Akasvayu Girona
"I'm very satisfied of the team's work made during all the game. Defending we haven't been very assertive during the first part, although in the second part we really did a great job. The next game that we play against Hemofarm it would be really important to win because it would help us to mantain the first place, even though it's going to be a tough game, we have to be prepared and give the best of us."
OZYER, MURAT
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"Although we played with intensity on the second half, there was only one thing we couldn't manage which is we could not organize offense very well and therefore Girona scored easily, especially in the third quarter."

Players

STEVENSON, JAROD
Akasvayu Girona
"It was a good game for us, we are in first place so it's great. We beat one of the best teams in the group. It wasn't easy but we made it. It was a game for the first place and we won, but we have to bear in mind that they are the second team after us. Let's hope to have a good place on the next round."
HITE, ROBERT
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"We knew they were a great and tough team to beat. They played really hard on the third quarter and we couldn't follow them, they broke the game from that point until the end."
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