2009-10TournamentRound 3
SALLE SONJA HENIE
Unicaja tipped off its games in Group A of the Nike International Junior Tournament with a 58-43 victory over KK Split Croatia Osiguranje on Thursday evening in Paris, France. The winners held the lead throughout most of the game, but the gap at the final buzzer is misleading, as Split gave a good fight for more than 30 minutes, but scored only 2 points in the last 5 minutes to allow Unicaja to write a 15 point win. Three players scored 12 points each for the winners - Malick Fall who added also 10 rebounds, Deme Mambaye and Rafa Freire. Split saw 12 points by Toni Katic and 10 points by Esben Reinholt. Tomorrow Split will face FMP and Unicaja will try to maintain a perfect record against Benetton Basket.

Katic scored the first points in the game, but Fall dominated the paint and with quick 6 points gave his team a 10-7 lead. The Czech Jan Svandrlik scored 5 in a row to bestow Unicaja an 18-12 lead after 10 minutes, but despite a 4 minute drought Split stayed in the game with tough defense. Filip Najev scored from the arc and added a dunk to lead a Split run, but now it was Freire's turn to slam the ball and write a 29-21 Unicaja lead, right before the break. Reinholt scored from distance for the last basket of the half, and also the first basket of the 2nd half, to make it 29-26 after 22 minutes. Mambaye combined 6 points to push the gap again to 9, but Katic and Reinholt didn't allow Unicaja too much distance ahead. Svandrlik and Reinholt exchanged three pointers, but when the 4th quarter started both sides went silent. After 3 scoreless minutes Katic scored from the line to make it just 45-39 but that's as close as Split got. The Croats combined only 6 points in the entire 4th quarter, and when Freire and Fall wrote back-to-back dunks inside the last minute Unicaja wrote its biggest lead in the gap and reached 15 point difference with the buzzer.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yarone Arbel, Euroleague.net, Paris
Referees: MATTIOLI, GIANLUCA; BISSANG, JOSEPH; JURAS, JASMINA; VAUTHIER, CHRISTOPHE
Attendance: 80 (Tentative)
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IJT KK SPLIT1212136
IJT UNICAJA18111613
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IJT KK SPLIT12243743
IJT UNICAJA18294558
IJT KK SPLIT
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KATIC, TONI 40:00 12 1/10 0/2 10/10   7 7 2 2 5   2 1 7 11
5 PENOVIC, FRANE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 PERASOVIC, VICKO 22:53 5 1/4 0/5 3/4   1 1 2 2     1 2 3 1
7 MADUNIC, PETAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 VIDOVIC, ANTE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MARKULIN, BRUNO 12:52 2 1/2 0/1             1     3 2 -2
10 CORIC, MARIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 NAJEV, FILIP 34:10 7 3/9 0/4 1/2 4 2 6     3 2   5 1 -3
12 REINHOLT, ESBEN 23:22 10 2/6 2/3 0/2 2 3 5 1 1 3 2   1 1 9
13 MARIC, MIHAEL 30:18 3 1/3 0/1 1/2   3 3   1 5   1 5 4 -4
14 GASPAR, MATE 1:34                              
15 MATIC, JOSIP 34:51 4 2/3 0/2   4 6 10 3   3   1 1 1 10
Team           5 3 8     1         7
Totals 200:00 43 11/37 2/18 15/20 15 25 40 8 6 21 4 5 18 19 29
        29.7% 11.1% 75%
Head coach: _
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
IJT UNICAJA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 POZAS, JOSE 16:12 2 1/1 0/1         1   3     3 1 -3
5 LUZ, RAFA 26:25 12 6/12 0/4   1 5 6 3 2 5 1   2 1 8
6 FAIFR, SAMUEL 5:08           1 1           3 2  
7 CIANO, NICOLAS 23:46 5 1/1 1/4     4 4     1     2 3 6
8 PEREZ, DANIEL 10:49 3 0/1 1/2   1   1 1   1   1 1 1 1
9 CONDE, LUIS 22:05 4 0/2 1/3 1/4 2 3 5 1   2   1 3 3  
10 MAMBAYE, DEME 23:59 12 4/7   4/4 2   2   1   1   2 2 13
11 SABONIS, TAUTVYDAS 20:11   0/2 0/1   2 1 3 1   2   1 1 2 -1
12 LEON, VICTOR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 FERNANDEZ, MANUEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 FALL, MALICK 31:54 12 6/15     4 6 10 2 2 2 2   1 1 17
15 SVANDRLIK, JAN 19:31 8 1/2 2/5     3 3   1 1 1 1 1 2 8
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 58 19/43 5/20 5/8 13 27 40 9 6 18 5 4 19 18 53
        44.2% 25% 62.5%
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