2007-08Regular SeasonRound 1
November 06, 2007 CET: 17:00
Local time: 18:00 DARUSSAFAKA AYHAN SAHENK

In the ULEB Cup debut for both teams, Galatasaray Cafe Crown got a thrilling 71-69 success over Akasvayu Girona in Group B on Tuesday night in Istanbul. Dee Brown scored a jumper from the high post with 47 seconds remaining in the match to give the win to Galatasaray. Mehmet Ersoz led the way for the Turkish team by scoring 18 points, including a perfect 4 of 4 from beyond the arc. Brown added 14 and Robert Hite chipped in 13 for the winners. Marc Gasol led all scorers with 19 points. Fernando San Emeterio nailed 18 and Branko Cvetkovic 10 others for Akasvayu.

Galatasaray and Akasvayu exchanged leads in the first quarter with Charles Gaines scoring from mid-range to give a 20-16 margin to the hosts, but Girona was back pushed by Gasol to tie on 22-22 after 10 minutes. Nothing changed in the second quarter with neither team able to go ahead with big advantages and Galatasaray ahead 39-37 at the main break. Arriel Mc Donald pushed Girona in front 37-43 early in the third quarter, but Brown capped a 8-0 run for the hosts to go again ahead 45-43. Chris Owens and Cuneyt Erden contributed to finish the third quarter with Galatasaray ahead 61-52. Brown and Huseyin Besok pushed Galatasaray up by as much as 67-59 before San Emeterio tied 69-69 capping an incredible 8-0 run by Akasvayu. Brown scored the basket to win the game from the high post, while McDonald missed the potential chance to force the game into overtime.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Gokhan Ture, Istanbul
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Referees: MUHVIC, DUBRAVKO; JERSAN, ANDREJ; KOLAR, ROMAN
Attendance: 500
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Cafe Crown22172210
Akasvayu Girona22151517
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Galatasaray Cafe Crown22396171
Akasvayu Girona22375269
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 DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 HITE, ROBERT 27:30 13 4/6 0/1 5/5 3 3 6   3 3     2 2 16
7 ERSOZ, TUFAN 32:27 18 2/5 4/4 2/2   1 1   2       2 2 18
8 GAINES, CHARLES 14:39 6 2/6   2/3 2 3 5 1   1     3 2 5
9 OWENS, CHRIS 20:08 6 3/7 0/1   1 3 4     1 1   4 1 2
10 KAYA, MURAT 15:01 2 1/1 0/1     2 2 4 1 1     2   5
11 SOLAK, FATIH 14:33 2 1/1     2 2 4     1     3   2
12 BESOK, HUSEYIN 30:06 4 2/7   0/2   1 1 1 1 2     3 4 -1
14 OZURGANCI, ALTAY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 NALGA, CEMAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 BROWN, DEE 28:56 14 7/9 0/3   1   1 1   1     2   8
20 ERDEN, CUNEYT 16:40 6 0/1 2/4     1 1   1       1   4
Team                                
Totals 200:00 71 22/43 6/14 9/12 9 16 25 7 8 10 1 0 22 11 59
        51.2% 42.9% 75%
Head coach: OZYER, MURAT
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
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 DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 CVETKOVIC, BRANKO 16:51 10 2/3 1/4 3/3   1 1     3     1 2 5
7 VROMAN, JACKSON 15:39 2 1/2 0/1   1 1 2           4 2  
8 SADA, VICTOR 26:48 2 1/2       3 3 1 2 1     1 1 6
10 McDONALD, ARRIEL 21:04 9 0/3 3/6   1   1 3 2 1     3 1 6
18 MONTANEZ, ROMAN 20:16   0/1 0/3     1 1     1     1   -5
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO 33:41 18 5/6 1/6 5/8 2 3 5 3 1 2       5 21
20 DROBNJAK, PREDRAG 6:01 3 0/3 1/1     1 1     1          
33 GASOL, MARC 23:31 19 6/9 2/2 1/2 4 2 6 1   1       6 27
44 MIDDLETON, DARRYL 17:58           1 1     1     1 1  
54 RADENOVIC, IVAN 18:11 6 1/2 1/2 1/4 1 2 3         1 3 2 2
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 69 16/31 9/25 10/17 10 15 25 8 5 11 0 1 14 20 63
        51.6% 36% 58.8%
Head coach: MARTINEZ, PEDRO

Head Coaches

OZYER, MURAT
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"After ten years, Galatasaray Cafe Crown has played in a European competition again. This situation gives deep pride to our team members and staff. In the team sports you have to wait until the end of the season to be able to talk about the success. We will show our real strength at the beginning of this December."
MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Akasvayu Girona
"It was a tough game. We are disappointed with the result. At the end of the game we had the chance to win the game with a simple three-point shot, but we couldn't. We will concentrate on our second game."

Players

BROWN, DEE
Galatasaray Cafe Crown
"It was a good game for the team. First quality win against a top opponent. We have to continue to improve as a team and continue to believe that we can win but overall we played good and I am very proud of the team."
McDONALD, ARRIEL
Akasvayu Girona
"It was a good game. At the defense and offense the game was pretty much even. We had the chance to win the game at the end but we missed it."
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