2006-07Regular SeasonRound 5
November 28, 2006 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 SLEUYTER ARENA
Terrell McIntyre - Montepaschi Montepaschi Siena retained conrol of Group C at the halfway point in the regular season by rolling to a 69-82 road win over Telindus Oostende in Belgium on Tuesday. The victory boosted Montepaschi to a 4-1 record and left it alone in first place while Oostende dropped to 2-3, but could find itself tied for third place depending on other scores. In a game full of runs, a couple big ones after the half gave Montepaschi double-digit leads that were never seriously threatened the rest of the way. Terrell McIntiry hit 4 of his team's 10 triples on the way to 19 points. Roman Sato and Joseph Forte were right behind him with 18 each while Lonny Baxter downed 14. Oostende got 21 points from Eric Hicks, 17 from Rashad Wright and 11 from Vanja Plisnic.

It was a back-and-forth start in which Forte's 5 quick points for Montepaschi were almost matched by Eric Hicks. It took a couple scoreless minutes of defense on Montepaschi for Oostende to take advantage with a 6-0 run including 4 points by Wright to lead 10-7. The hosts' stayed in front until Lonny Baxter scored 6 points in a row for Montepaschi and Luigi Datome followed him with a jumper for a 14-16 score in favor of the guests just in time for the end of one quarter. Baxter and Datome continued their run with a dunk and layup, respectively, to open the second quarter. By the time Baxter added another shot - giving him 10 points already - and Terrell McIntyre a layup, Montepaschi had a double-digit advantage, 14-24. Good defense brought Oostende back while Bailey, Sam Van Rossom, Plisnic and Wright shared in a 10-0 tying run to make it 24-24. Rimants Kaunkenas and Roman Sato preserved the lead for the visitors, but only until Elvir Ovcina detonated a triple to make it 29-27 for Oostende. Montepaschi didn't wait to respond as both McIntyre and Forte got open on the arc in the final minute of the half, draining their shots to put the visitors back in charge, 31-33, at the break.

Eric Hicks - Telindus OostendeAfter Lavor Postell came out and tied it up 33-33 for Oostende, McIntyre and Forte went back-to-back from the arc again for Montepaschi. Sato and Forte kept the run going until Montepaschi had a 10-point edge again, 33-43. Wright quickly cut it in half, but Baxter went back to work inside for Montepaschi, and soon McIntyre, Sato and Forte were driving through the Oostende defense as the lead ballooned to 39-53. Then, when Oostende was paying attention inside, McIntyre and Kaukenas struck from the arc to blow the game open at 41-59. Although Oostende anwered back now, Sato's 5 points in a row gave Montepaschi a 31-point quarter and a commanding 49-64 edge after 30 minutes. Sato continued hot with a triple to open the final quarter. Wright matched him to ignite a 10-3 Oostende charge that cut the difference to 59-70 with 6 minutes left. However, a scoreless 90 seconds ended with McIntyre launching from downtown and then getting fouled on a triple attempt and making all 3 free throws. When Shaun Stonerook followed with a layup, Montepaschi had a 59-78 lead and the road win was in hand.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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Referees: MARTIN, JOSE; MEDAN, DRAGAN; CUKALOVIC, CASLAV
Attendance: 2500
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Oostende14171820
Montepaschi16173118
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Oostende14314969
Montepaschi16336482
Oostende
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MUYA, GUY 14:45   0/1       1 1     2     2   -4
5 LHOTE, LAURENT DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 VAN ROSSOM, SAM 19:45 4     4/6 1   1 1 2 3     4 3 2
7 WRIGHT, RASHAD 31:45 17 4/5 3/5     3 3 4 2 5     2 3 19
8 POSTELL, LAVOR 30:15 7 3/10 0/1 1/2   3 3 1 1 3     2 3 1
9 BELLIN, SEBASTIEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 BAILEY, TOBY 16:30 4 2/3 0/1     3 3     2     2 3 4
11 WUCHERER, DENIS 7:00 2 0/1   2/2       1 1       2 1 2
12 PLISNIC, VANJA 25:15 11 3/3 0/3 5/7 1 1 2   1 3     1 5 10
13 SIMONOVIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 HICKS, ERIC 32:30 21 8/12 1/2 2/8 2 6 8 1         2 7 24
15 OVCINA, ELVIR 22:15 3 0/2 1/1   1 5 6 3   1     2   7
Team             1 1   4           5
Totals 200:00 69 20/37 5/13 14/25 5 23 28 11 11 19 0 0 19 25 70
        54.1% 38.5% 56%
Head coach: UVALIN, MIHAILO
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
Montepaschi
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 FORTE, JOSEPH 25:45 18 4/8 3/7 1/2   3 3   2 2     1 1 12
5 MCINTYRE, TERRELL 27:15 19 2/3 4/8 3/3   1 1 3 2       4 2 18
6 BAXTER, LONNY 22:00 14 6/9   2/2 1 4 5   1 2     4 1 12
7 BOISA, VLADIMER 17:00         1 2 3     1     3 2 1
8 EZE, BENJAMIN 16:15 2 1/3     2 1 3   1 2     1 1 2
9 CARRARETTO, MARCO 3:15   0/1                         -1
10 SATO, ROMAIN 28:15 18 3/9 2/5 6/8 3 2 5           2 7 17
11 DATOME, LUIGI 14:30 4 2/3       4 4   1       4 3 7
12 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 1:45     0/1                   1   -2
13 KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS 17:30 5 0/2 1/3 2/2   1 1 1   4     1 1 -1
18 LECHTHALER, LUCA 3:30                              
20 STONEROOK, SHAUN 23:00 2 1/1 0/2     5 5 1         4 1 3
Team                   12           12
Totals 200:00 82 19/39 10/26 14/17 7 23 30 5 19 11 0 0 25 19 80
        48.7% 38.5% 82.4%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
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Head Coaches

PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
Montepaschi
"This is an important victory. I think Oostende is a good team. They won in Jerusalem, so we were a little worried. Also we played for first place this weekend in Italy, so our players were a little tired. I knew the beginning would be important and my team did a great job on defense. We could not allow them to determine the rhythm of the game. At halftime, I was happy with my team keeping Oostende to 14 and 17 points in the first two quarters. I knew it would get better on offense, where we missed some shots in the first half. When we made some shots and got confident in the third quarter, playing the same defense, that made a difference. The game finished in the third quarter."

Players

POSTELL, LAVOR
Oostende
"In the second half they made some big shots and got confident and that's what won them the game. They have a good team. We still where able to come back to 11 points but then some turnovers had them gone with the win."
STONEROOK, SHAUN
Montepaschi
"The first half was slow. Neither team played great on offense. In the second half, we played more intense on defense and made a run in the third quarter from which they could not recover."
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