2001-02Regular SeasonRound 2
October 18, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALADOZZA
Skipper Fortitudo Bologna set its Euroleague ship aright on Thursday with the kind of commanding victory that its fans, accustomed to dominance, had been waiting for. The final score was 109-79 and the victim was Buducnost of Yugoslavia, which never came back from a second-quarter blast by their hosts. Gregor Fucka led Skipper as usual with 19 points, but he had a lot of help, including Vasco Eftimov and Marko Milic with 17 each, Giacomo Galanda with 16, Gianluca Basile with 14 and Andrea Meneghin with 11. Buducnost had little response after Skipper scored 35 points in a first-half span of 10 minutes to take control. Skipper raised its Group C record to 1-1, while Buducnost fell to 0-2. Buducnost got 19 points out of Vladimir Kuzmanovic and 14 from Nikola Jestratijevic, playing in his first game of the season.

The first quarter proved one for lovers of defense as only six baskets were scored between both teams over the first 8 minutes, after which Buducnost had a 7-9 lead. It would have been more if Buducnost had hit free throws. Skipper was depending on Fucka, but the shake-up started with captain Claudio Pilutti, with a key triple against Buducnost's defensive mistake and an assist on a Fucka dunk. Buducnost hung on and Kuzmanovic was able to re-tie the game, but Gianluca Basile scored a triple at the buzzer. Skipper lad 17-14 after 10 minutes.

Skipper came out for the second quarter with a different attitude. The anxious offenses of the first quarter were left on the bench. Matteo Boniciolli's team moved the ball well and found open shots with Basile first and then with Galanda. Fortitudo made the break in the middle of the second quarter. The keys to that great period were Galanda and Basile exploiting the good ball movement. Meneghin started a little bit nervous, but got into the game with a triple from the corner. That was one of 6 three-pointers for Skipper in the quarter as Buducnost chose to double-team Fucka and let Galanda shoot from three on two occasions. Vukcevic was the only visitor able to hang on in the second period, but the real key was the visitors lack of defense, that allowed Skipper to score more than 40 points in 12 minutes to lead 52-35 at the half.

The third quarter just saw Skipper expand on that lead, now adding the fastbreak to its weapons, with Milic and Galanda finishing off each mistake by Buducnost. Milic added a three-pointer, Galanda a hook shot and Skipper reached its widest margin, 80-48. The game as such was over already Skipper coasted into the final quarter leading 82-53.
Thursday, October 18, 2001
D.B., Bologna
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Referees: BETANCOR, MIGUELO; DORIZON, PASCAL; MAESTRE, NICOLA
Attendance: 3624
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Skipper Bologna17353027
Buducnost14211826
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Skipper Bologna175282109
Buducnost14355379
Skipper Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 CELESTAND, JOHN 20:00 2 1/1 0/1     2 2 3   4   1 1 2 2
5 BASILE, GIANLUCA 33:00 14 2/2 3/5 1/1 2 3 5 3 4         1 25
7 FUCKA, GREGOR 29:00 19 8/9 0/1 3/6   3 3 1 4 1     2 7 26
8 EVTIMOV, VASSIL 21:00 17 6/12   5/7 4 5 9 1 2 2   1 3 4 19
9 SAVIC, ZORAN 10:00 8 2/2 1/1 1/2   3 3 2   2     4 2 8
11 MENEGHIN, ANDREA 24:00 11 0/5 2/2 5/7 1 2 3 3 2 2     4 4 10
12 MILIC, MARKO 23:00 17 4/8 1/1 6/6 2 3 5 3 3 1 1   4 4 24
15 GALANDA, GIACOMO 18:00 16 3/3 3/4 1/2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1   5 2 16
16 PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 18:00 3 0/1 1/2   1 2 3 2         1 1 6
17 PECCHIA, MATTEO 4:00 2 1/1   0/2                 1 1  
Team                                
Totals 200:00 109 27/44 11/17 22/33 11 24 35 19 17 13 2 2 25 28 136
        61.4% 64.7% 66.7%
Head coach: BONICIOLLI, MATTEO
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
Buducnost
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BAKIC, BOJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 ARSIC, PETAR 7:00 2 0/1   2/2   1 1     3     3 2 -2
7 RADONJIC, DEJAN 18:00 3   1/3         4   1 1       5
8 RAKOCEVIC, IGOR 31:00 10 2/5 2/6 0/2   1 1 2 2 3     2 3 4
9 SEKULIC, BLAGOTA 8:00 2 1/2     1   1     1   1 1 1  
10 VUKCEVIC, DRAGAN 11:00 9 3/3 1/2         2   1     3 2 8
11 RADUNOVIC, BALSA 20:00 4 1/3   2/4 1 2 3   1 2     2 2 2
12 KUZMANOVIC, VLADIMIR 40:00 19 4/7 2/6 5/7 1   1 5 2 3     4 3 14
13 MILOJEVIC, DEJAN 8:00 2 1/1     2 2 4   1 2     4   1
15 CABARKAPA, ZARKO 21:00 7 2/5 1/2 0/2 1 2 3 1 1     1 5 2 2
18 JESTRATIJEVIC, NIKOLA 23:00 14 6/8   2/4   5 5   1 3     3 8 18
19 PEJCINOVIC, DAVOR 13:00 7 3/3   1/4   2 2     1 1   2 2 6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 79 23/38 7/19 12/25 6 15 21 14 8 20 2 2 29 25 58
        60.5% 36.8% 48%
Head coach: SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
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Head Coaches

SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
Buducnost
"I want to congratulate Skipper. They played really a good game. They were tough from the beginning. I did not understand our players' behaviour. We started the game in a good way, but then we collapsed at the first difficulty. They gave up. I cannot understand that, even if I know that we are a team that will give its best in two years and not at present."

Players

GALANDA, GIACOMO
Skipper Bologna
"We had a good night on court, but this is what I want to underline: We lost against Panathinaikos last week, but this cannot be our habit: bad night, good night. That's it. I scored from three sometimes tonight, but I had confidence in my three-point shot, just like always. We must keep on working. We played good defense, but we cannot take a speedball after the first win. We have to keep feet on the ground and take it game by game. This one was positive."
JESTRATIJEVIC, NIKOLA
Buducnost
"We played an awful game, but I want to underline how good Skipper's approach was tonight. They played better defence and better offence than us tonight, and we have no excuses for such a bad game. They seemed to me very different from the last year."
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