Haynes, Logan lift Sassari past Galatasaray
In a big battle that went down to the wire, Dinamo Banco Di Sardegna Sassari recorded its first win in Last 32 Group N by edging Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 79-74 at home on Wednesday. All four teams in Group N now have a 1-1 record. MarQuez Haynes and David Logan led the winners with 19 points apiece. Rok Stipcevic added 14 - all in the final 13 minutes - for Sassari. Blake Schilb led Galatasaray with 25 points on 7-of-11 three-point shots. Stephane Lasme added 20 while Errick McCollum had 11 for the guests. Schilb shined early to make Galatasaray get a double-digit lead, 4-14. Galatasaray kept a 13-18 edge after 10 minutes but three consecutive three-pointers by Logan allowed Sassari to take the lead, 26-24. Schilb stepped up for Galatasaray but another triple, this time by Haynes, tied it at 37-37 as both teams went back to the locker rooms. Schilb kept pacing Galatasaray after the break and got help deom Lasme and Vladimir Micov to give Galatasaray a 55-59 edge after 30 minutes. Stipcevic took over early in the fourth quarter but Lasme and Sinan Guler kept Galatasaray within 70-68. Free throws by Brent Petway and a big triple by Logan sealed the outcome down the stretch.
Back-to-back baskets by Lasme gave Galatasaray an early 2-4 lead. Jarvis Varnado stepped up for Sassari but Lasme scored again and Schilb found his first points, making the hosts call timeout at 4-8. Schilb kept pacing Galatasaray with consecutive three-pointers to make it a double-digit game, 4-14. Haynes stepped up from Sassari and got help from Varnado to bring the hosts within 11-16. Schilb and Haynes traded baskets to fix the score at 13-18 after 10 minutes. Joey Dorsey made free throws early in the second quarter but Christian Eyenga erased those with a driving layup. A red hot Schilb sank a triple from the top of the key and even when Petway scored down low, Dorsey kept Galatasaray way ahead, 17-24. It didn't last long, however, as David Logan struck three times from downtown to give Sassari its first lead, 26-24, after a 9-0 run. Errick McCollum made free throws which Brian Sacchetti bettered with a triple. Schilb answered from downtown and McCollum hit more foul shots but Eyenga kept the hosts ahead, 33-31. Schilb downed an off-balance triple and Dorsey gave Galatasaray a 33-35 edge. Joe Alexander hit free throws and Haynes improved Lasme's layup with a three-pointer for a 37-37 tie at halftime.
Lasme scored again soon after theb brek and free throws by Micov gave Galatasaray a 37-41 edge. Micov found Guler for an easy layup and Lasme swished a turnaround jumper but Haynes and Logan kept Sassari within 41-45. Schilb buried his 6th three-pointer, Haynes quickly answered with a six-meter jumper. Schilb, however, nailed another one from downtown for a 43-51 score. Haynes, Matteo Formenti and Stipcevic joined the three-point shootout to make Sassari regain the lead, 52-51. Lasme dunked and a layup by Micov gave Galatasaray much-needed fresh air at 52-55. McCollum made free throws, Logan downed another three-pointer and a tip-in by Dorsey restored a 55-59 Galatasaray lead after 30 minutes. Stipcevic nailed back-to-back triples early in the fourth quarter to put Sassari back ahead, 61-59. Sacchetti made free throws and Stipcevic added an off-balance triple for a 66-61 Sassari lead with 7 minutes left. Formenti sank a one-handed floater in the lane but Lasme kept Galatasaray within 68-63. McCollum struck from downtown, Stipcevic hit free throws and a reverse layup by Guler made Sassari call timeout at 70-68. Petway made foul shots and a three-pointer by Logan sealed the outcome, 75-68, with over a minute left. Galatasaray did not give up but Sassari was celebrating a big home win.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016