Pamesa Valencia stayed unbeaten in Group D by downing Anwil Wloclawek 78-58 at home on Tuesday. Pamesa improved to 3-0, ties with Khimki atop the standings, as both teams already have a two-game advantage over everyone else. Meanwhile, Anwil dropped to 1-2, and joins a three-way tie for the third place in Group C. Mindaugas Timinskas led the winners with 15 points on 3-for-3 two-pointers and 9-for-9 free throws while Ruben Douglas and Stanko Barac each added 11 for Pamesa. Zbigniew Bialek had 11 points for Anwil, Alex Dunn posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds while Bartlomiej Woloszyn and Gerrod Henderson also added 10 points for the guests. Anwil had a strong start and led 4-9 early, but Milojevic and Barac helped the hosts to regain the lead, 19-14, at the end of the first quarter. Barac and Rebraca dominated in the paint while Fred House scored for a double-digit Pamesa margin, 41-31, at halftime. Pamesa only allowed 4 points in the third quarter, as the hosts boosted their margin to 58-35 after 30 minutes and never looked back.
Henderson fed Woloszyn for a triple and added a big basket to get Anwil going, while Dunn scored twice inside for a 4-9 edge. Douglas and Dejan Milojevic stepped up for Pamesa, but Henderson and Dunn still kept Anwil ahead, 11-13. Milojevic had 4 points in a 8-1 run that Shammond Williams capped with free throws to make Pamesa get a 19-14 after 10 minutes. Douglas buried a triple and Barac added a power basket to keep the hosts' momentum going, 24-17. Zeljko Zagorac and Albert Oliver traded three-pointers, as Anwil called timeout at 29-20. Barac got the crowd involved with a big basket and a huge block, while Rebraca started to dominate in the point to gave Pamesa a 38-26 lead late in the first half. A final basket by Fred House allowed Pamesa to keep a double-digit lead, 41-31, at the break. Pamesa improved its defense after the break, as Anwil was limited to just 2 points in more than 7 minutes. Meanwhile, Timinskas followed a basket with free throws, igniting a mamooth 17-2 run in which Barac had 5 points to break the game open, 56-33, late in the third quarter. Pamesa tried a tall lineup with Victor Claver at small forward, as he scored off a steal for a 58-35 Pamesa margin after 30 minutes. Claver tried to provide some highlights to please the crowd, as Pamesa kept Rebraca on court to help him to regain his game rhythm. A 0-9 run that Zagorac capped with a free throw gave Anwil some hope, 62-48, with 4 minutes to go. Williams scored coming off the baseline and fed Timinskas for a big basket, enough for Pamesa to seal the win in style.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007