2021-22Regular SeasonRound 3
November 02, 2021 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 EKINOX

Bourg blasts Promitheas for first win

Minicidelice JL Bourg en Bresse collected its first victory of the season - and first win in the 7DAYS EuroCup in nearly 11 months - as it blasted Promitheas Patras 92-62 at home. Bourg used first-half runs of 14-3 and 14-2 to take control of the game and never look back in taking a 1-2 record in Group B. It was the team’s first EuroCup win since beating Partizan NIS Belgrade 73-71 on December 15, 2020, to snap a nine-game losing streak. Eric Mika paced six Bourg players in double figures with 22 points and also had 11 rebounds. Rasheed Sulaimon scored 13 points, Hugo Benitez and Pierre Pelos both had 12 points, Maxime Roos 11 and Axel Julien chipped in 10 points and 7 assists. Kendrick Ray was Promitheas’s leading scorer with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Isaiah Miles scored 11 points. Promitheas is now 0-3 on the season and had its losing streak extended to nine games.

Neither team scored in the first 2 minutes with Jerai Grant starting the scoring with a dunk for the guests before Julien connected at the other end. Pelos gave Bourg its first lead, 4-2. After Ray strung together 6 points for a 9-13 lead, Bourg responded with a 14-3 surge including three-pointers from Sulaimon and Hayden Dalton for a 23-16 cushion, which was 25-19 after 10 minutes.

The Bourg surge continued with Pelos adding 4 points in a 14-2 run as the lead swelled to 41-23. Five points from Julien had the advantage at 19. Miles answered with a three-pointer and the gap was down to 12 points and 50-36 at the break.

Bourg did not let up in the third quarter with Sulaimon tallying 5 points as the margin grew to 59-38. The hosts were still up 21 points on Mika’s three-point play. Promitheas was able to come back with some stops, but just couldn’t produce much offense with a 2-7 run over more than 5 minutes to get within 16. It was 67-49 after 30 minutes.

Sulaimon and Nikos Gkikas swapped three-pointers to start the fourth quarter and Dimitris Agravanis trimmed the deficit to 70-54. Sparked by Roos’s defense and some three-point shooting, Bourg finished the game on an 18-6 run.

Pivotal performer: Career night for Bourg's Mika

Eric Mika had a night to remember as the big man poured in 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and 4-of-5 free throws to set a new career single-game scoring best. His 11 records - including 4 from the offensive glass - also were a new career-high as was his index rating of 32. Mika, who is playing his third season in the EuroCup following campaigns with Germani Brescia Leonessa and Partizan NIS Belgrade, also had 2 assists and 5 fouls drawn.

Roos shows just how dynamic he can be

Bourg’s Maxime Roos showed just how dynamic he can be as he had an outstanding final 6 minutes of the game. The 26-year-old blocked four shots in a span of 3:05 minutes while also scoring seven points. For the game, Roos ended with 11 points on 5-of-5 2-point shots and 0-of-2 three-pointers and 1-of-1 free throws and 2 rebounds for a PIR of 13. The four blocks were one off his career-best as he swatted five shots in Rounds 2 and 3 of the Top 16 last season for Boulogne Metropolitans.

Telling numbers: Bourg outhustles Promitheas

Bourg committed only 4 turnovers while forcing 15 Promitheas turnovers, which they turned into 24 points compared to 3 by the visitors. Bourg also dominated the second-chance points stat 32-13 thanks to a club-record 16 offensive rebounds. Bourg also held Promitheas to just 6-of-26 shooting on three-pointers (23.1%) and the guests converted just 6-of-12 on free throws. Bourg connected on 55.1% of its two-pointers as well as 14 of 15 free throws.

Eric Mika - Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse (photo Jacques Cormareche - Bourg) - EC21
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: CORTES, CARLOS; CICI, GENTIAN; CELIK, HUSEYIN
Attendance: 2600 (Tentative)
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Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse25251725
Promitheas Patras19171313
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Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse25506792
Promitheas Patras19364962
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SULAIMON, RASHEED 34:40 13 2/5 3/8   1 2 3 5 1 1   1 1 1 12
2 CHASSANG, ALEXANDRE 13:28   0/1 0/2     4 4         1 1   -1
5 BENITEZ, HUGO 27:26 12 3/8 0/3 6/6 2 5 7 4 2 1   1 2 4 17
7 COURBY, MAXIME 16:49 5 1/1 1/2   1   1               5
9 COSSE, HUGO 1:06                              
12 MIKA, ERIC 26:32 22 9/12   4/5 4 7 11 2   2     2 5 32
13 PELOS, PIERRE 23:36 12 4/9 1/2 1/1 1 4 5 3 2       1 2 17
20 DALTON, HAYDEN 16:07 7 2/5 1/4   2 2 4 2         2 1 6
22 WILLIAMS, JACOREY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 ROOS, MAXIME 22:22 11 5/5 0/2 1/1 1 1 2       4   3 1 13
73 FALCOZ, CORENTIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
83 JULIEN, AXEL 17:54 10 1/3 2/4 2/2   3 3 7 1     1 3 3 16
Team           4   4               4
Totals 200:00 92 27/49 8/27 14/15 16 28 44 23 6 4 4 4 15 17 121
        55.1% 29.6% 93.3%
Head coach: LEGNAME, LAURENT
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
Promitheas Patras
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 RAY, KENDRICK 29:15 16 4/9 2/5 2/2 2 8 10 3   2 1   4 2 18
1 SCHWARTZ, LOIC 18:42 2 1/1 0/3     1 1 1   1 1   1 1 1
2 GRANT, JERAI 19:16 8 4/4   0/1 1 2 3       1   1 2 12
3 GADDY, ABDUL 26:31 2 1/4 0/1   1 2 3 3 1 1   1 3 1 1
4 HUNT, DARIO 19:38 7 3/5   1/4   2 2 3   3       3 7
7 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS 11:23 8 3/7 0/1 2/3 4   4     1   2 1 3 5
8 GKIKAS, NIKOLAOS 13:29 4 0/1 1/3 1/2   1 1 4 2 1     2 1 5
9 ROGKAVOPOULOS, NIKOLAOS 21:11 4 2/4 0/3   3 4 7 2   2 1 1 1 1 6
15 MILES, ISAIAH 26:06 11 1/1 3/7   1 1 2 2   2     2   7
31 GIANNOPOULOS, CHARIS 10:52   0/1 0/2   1 1 2 1 1       1 1 1
77 BAZINAS, ATHANASIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
80 TANOULIS, GEORGIOS 3:37     0/1             1     1   -3
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 62 19/37 6/26 6/12 13 25 38 19 4 15 4 4 17 15 62
        51.4% 23.1% 50%
Head coach: CASIMIRO, LUIS

Head Coaches

LEGNAME, LAURENT
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
“Before the game, I really believed that we could switch the momentum. And my players played a really good game with our identity. That is the most important thing. Fighting with intensity, aggressiveness, fight, rebounding, defense. Everything that I love. They deserve this win because they put 200 percent on the court and I appreciate that.”
CASIMIRO, LUIS
Promitheas Patras
“We played a very bad game. We only competed in the first quarter. We made many mistakes on turnovers, we couldn’t control the rebounds. It was a very bad game. It was difficult for us to play as a team together in the second half.”

Players

SULAIMON, RASHEED
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
"What a game! Thank you to the fans for the support! We want this to change our season. We worked hard for this and we just tried to give our heart on the court."
MIKA, ERIC
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
“We just stuck together. We lost a couple of tough games. But the players, the coaches, the organization all just stuck together. It’s a great win, but it’s just one win. We just have to keep this momentum, stay together and get better and keep going. It’s key and hopefully, it helps us win more games because it showed that we can win. We’ve worked really, really hard up to this point. We deserved to win, so for us just seeing that we can win and that the hard work is translating is important.”