2018-19 ValenciaQualifierRound 1
December 28, 2018 CET: 10:00
Local time: 10:00 ALQUERIA DEL BASKET
Alejandro Ortega - U18 Valencia Basket (photo Miguel Angel Polo - Valencia) - JT18

Valencia hold off Ludwigsburg to start ANGT Valencia with win

Host team U18 Valencia Basket tipped off the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Qualifier Valencia with a 56-52 victory over U18 Porsche Ludwigsburg in Group A. Valencia survived a 6-minute scoreless drought in the 4th quarter and was paced by Alejandro Ortega with 13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals while Alejandro Bellver scored 12 points and Guillem Ferrando had 11 points and 4 assists. Valencia made just 13/25 free throws (52.0%) but Ludwigsburg hit on just 4/16 (25%) from the line to go with 23 turnovers. Ariel Hukporti was a force for Ludwigsburg with 14 points, 18 rebounds, 3 blocks and 9 fouls drawn before fouling out while Lukas Herzog nailed 3 three-pointers in scoring 17 points and Radii Caisin chipped in 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals.

Ortega’s three-pointer opened the scoring and a Herzog triple at the other end gave Ludwigsburg its first lead 3-5. The German side only scored 2 baskets the rest of the period and Valencia was up 15-9 after 10 minutes. Jakob Patrick hit two three-pointers as Ludwigsburg started the second quarter with a 0-10 run to lead 15-19. But Valencia held the opponents scoreless for nearly 6 minutes and Ortega added two more triples and the hosts were up 28-24 at the break. Hukporti scored 7 points as Ludwigsburg evened the game at 33-33 with an 0-9 run. But Ferrando countered with two three-point plays and a three-pointer as Valencia went on a 12-1 surge and was up 48-37 after 30 minutes. Three baskets from Bellver pushed the Valencia cushion to 54-39 with 6 minutes left. Herzog had 7 points before a Caisin layup ended a 1-17 surge to make it 55-52 with 26 seconds left. But Ludwigsburg could not convert another possession and the host side grabbed the win.

Friday, December 28, 2018
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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Referees: 1 Neutral Referee ANGT ; 2 Neutral Referee ANGT; 3 Neutral Referee ANGT
Attendance: 300 (Tentative)
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U18 PORSCHE LUDWIGSBURG9151315
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U18 VALENCIA BASKET
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REQUENA, ALEJANDRO 10:55   0/2 0/2           2 1     1 1 -3
7 PEREZ, DANIEL 9:10 2 1/2 0/1   2 2 4 1 1 1     1 1 5
8 CUBERO, IVAN 12:00   0/2 0/1   2 2 4   1 1       1 2
9 FERRANDO, GUILLEM 29:38 11 3/8 1/7 2/4 1 2 3 4 2 2   1 1 4 7
10 GARCIA, MARC 17:08 2 1/4 0/7   1 1 2 2 1 2 2       -3
14 FAURE, ALONSO 27:04 5 2/7   1/2 2 5 7 1   1     4 2 4
15 ORTEGA, ALEJANDRO 31:48 13 0/2 3/5 4/5 2 8 10 4 6 2   1 2 4 27
16 JIMENEZ, MILLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 BELLVER, ALEJANDRO 16:01 12 5/8 0/2 2/4 1 4 5   3 3     2 3 11
19 RUIZ, ALEJANDRO 24:35 9 1/2 1/3 4/8 2 4 6 1   1   1 2 4 9
21 RIBERA, ALFONSO JOSE 21:41 2 1/8   0/2 6 2 8       1 2 3 5 2
24 AGABI, JORDAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 56 14/45 5/28 13/25 19 33 52 13 16 14 3 5 16 25 64
        31.1% 17.9% 52%
Head coach: ALBERT, XAVIER
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
U18 PORSCHE LUDWIGSBURG
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 BLUNT, TYREESE 3:30                              
1 HERZOG, LUKAS 32:48 17 4/6 3/6     4 4 4 1 4   1 3   13
2 PATRICK, JACOB 13:10 6   2/6     4 4     1         5
3 COTOARA, GEORGE-CRISTIAN 25:32 2 1/3 0/2   3 6 9   1 3 2 1 4   2
4 SCHMITZ, NILS 11:50   0/1 0/4 0/2 1 1 2 1 1 3     4 1 -9
6 PATRICK, JOHANNES 14:27 4 1/1 0/2 2/4 1 1 2 2   1     5 4 2
7 SANTANA, NICO 17:11 3 0/3 1/1   2   2   3 2   1 2    
9 JUNG, AENEAS 13:39   0/3 0/2     3 3 1   1     1   -3
11 KOSTOVIC, BOJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BRUCE, DEJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CAISIN, RADII 33:27 6 3/12 0/3 0/2 4 5 9 3 4 3     1 2 6
15 HUKPORTI, ARIEL 34:26 14 6/13 0/1 2/8 6 12 18 1   5 3   5 9 21
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 52 15/42 6/27 4/16 20 39 59 12 10 23 5 3 25 16 43
        35.7% 22.2% 25%
Head coach: GALE, DAVID
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