2007-08Regular SeasonRound 9
January 15, 2008 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAVERDE
Lionel Chalmers - Benetton Tamoil Benetton Tamoil extended its winning streak to five games and booked a spot in the elimination round after a convincing 82-64 victory over Artland Dragons in Group H. Benetton Tamoil improved to 6-3 by giving up just 22 points in the first half. Lionel Chalmers controlled Treviso's offense with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Reece Gaines had 14 points and Matteo Soragna chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Artland Dragons dropped to 4-5 with its fourth loss in the last five games - eliminating the team from the next round. Jan Rohdewald and Earl Rowland both scored 12 points for Artland while Darious Hall and Adam Chubb tallied 10 points each and Leon Rodgers chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds in a losing cause. Artland Dragons finishes its ULEB Cup season at home against BC Kyiv and Treviso travels to ASK Riga.

Hall opened the scoring for the guests, who jumped ahead 1-8 after a pair of three-pointers by Rohdewald. But Chalmers scored eight points in a 14-0 run for a 15-8 lead. Chalmers also made a three-pointer as Treviso pushed the lead to 22-9. It was 22-11 after one period. Andrea Renzi started a 7-0 run to begin the second period as Soragna's triple made it 29-11. Another Soragna long ball made it 35-15. And the hosts did not stop as a Mordente three-ball and four points by Chalmers pushed the cushion to 45-20 late in first half, which ended 47-22. Hall's three-point play started the second half but Benetton's hot shooting from the outside kept Artland at bay. Tamoil was up 56-29 after a Gaines basket and it was 63-35 after a Gaines triple. Dragons did trim it to 65-42 going into the fourth. And Chubb's basket to begin the final period cut the deficit to 65-44. But Giuliano Maresca answered right back with a three-ball. Another Chalmers long ball pushed the advantage to 73-46 and Artland could not come back against the Tamoil reserves. Rowland's triple trimmed the margin to 19 points - 77-58 - with just more than two minutes left. But Mordente answered with a long ball of his own to re-establish the 20-plus gap.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
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Referees: MARTIN, JOSE; GKONTAS, SPIROS; JASEVICIUS, TOMAS
Attendance: 3069
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Benetton Tamoil22251817
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Benetton Tamoil
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 AUSTIN, MARIO 16:40 4 2/4 0/1 0/1   1 1   2 1 2   4 2 2
5 MARESCA, GIULIANO 11:36 7 1/1 1/2 2/2   2 2     1     2 1 6
6 ATSUR, ENGIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 SORAGNA, MATTEO 33:08 12 2/4 2/3 2/2 1 5 6 2   2     4 2 13
8 CHALMERS, LIONEL 34:23 29 7/10 3/9 6/8 1 6 7 3 1 2       6 33
9 MORDENTE, MARCO 22:05 6 0/3 2/2     2 2   1       3 3 6
10 MARTINONI, NICCOLO 1:07                              
11 JOHN, LUCAS 23:28 2 1/3 0/2   2 3 5 4 1 1     1 1 7
14 FANTONI, TOMASSO 24:02 4 2/3   0/4 1 4 5   3 2 1   5 3 4
18 GAINES, REECE 24:39 14 3/4 2/2 2/6   3 3 2 2 3     2 5 16
19 RENZI, ANDREA 8:52 4 2/3 0/1   1 4 5   1 1     3   4
Team           1 2 3   3 1       1 6
Totals 200:00 82 20/35 10/22 12/23 7 32 39 11 14 14 3 0 24 24 97
        57.1% 45.5% 52.2%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
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
Artland Dragons
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ROWLAND, EARL 30:30 12 3/5 1/4 3/6 1 4 5 2   2     3 4 10
5 GOLDSBERRY, JOHN 24:04 5 1/1 1/4     1 1 2 3       4 3 7
7 CHUBB, ADAM 19:09 10 4/8   2/2 1 2 3     3   1 3 3 5
8 MCINTOSH, LAMONT 30:39 2 1/5 0/4 0/2       3         4 4 -5
9 JOHNSON, PAUL 10:11   0/1   0/2 1 1 2         1   1 -1
10 ROHDEWALD, JAN 26:34 12   4/4     1 1   2 1     3 2 13
11 HALL, DARIUS 20:51 10 3/5   4/5   4 4   4 3     2 3 13
20 MADRICH, DIRK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 RODGERS, LEON 30:48 9 4/8 0/6 1/3 3 8 11 1 2 4   1 4 3 5
24 THOMAS, TERRANCE 7:14 4 1/1 0/2 2/2   1 1               3
Team             2 2   4 1     1 1 5
Totals 200:00 64 17/34 6/24 12/22 6 24 30 8 15 14 0 3 24 24 55
        50% 25% 54.5%
Head coach: FLEMING, CHRIS

Head Coaches

MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Benetton Tamoil
"We were able to control the game in every feature from the beginning, that's why the gap was so important. We let things get easier during the match, we played a good game both defensively and offensively, this is the way we have to get the pass for the next round."
FLEMING, CHRIS
Artland Dragons
"We didn't come into the game and we were in trouble every time against a team which was really aggressive expecially in defense. We have trouble with some injured players, like Madrich and Chubb, and Benetton Basket made a better job adjusting to the situation of many injured players. Now we will have a full week to prepare for the game against Kiev, we hope to get better."

Players

CHALMERS, LIONEL
Benetton Tamoil
"It was a good game for us, we needed this win to make sure about the qualification. The key for the win? Being always aggressive and focused on what we had to do during the game, so we always had the pace in our hands."
CHUBB, ADAM
Artland Dragons
"Nothing worked tonight in our system, congratulations to Benetton Basket which played great defense, they didn't let us have easy ways to the basket, that was the key of the game tonight."
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