2017-18 L'HOSPITALETQualifierRound 2
January 06, 2018 CET: 16:00
Local time: 16:00 HOSPITALET NORD

U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria will play for third place at the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Ciutat de L’Hospitalet after defeating U18 Virtus Bologna 64-67 in Group A. Biram Faye picked up 25 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks while Luis Melian added as 12 points as Gran Canaria finished group play with a 2-1 record. Virtus dropped to 1-2 and will play for fifth place despite Niccolo Venturoli and Mikk Jurkatamm scoring 15 points.

Virtus jumped ahead 10-1 in the first six minutes thanks to six points from Lorenzo Bianchini. Faye finally scored Gran Canaria’s first basket at the 4:15 minute mark but the Italian side still led 18-11 after 10 minutes. Virtus increased the advantage to 10 points at 23-13 but Faye picked up eight points and Miguel Serrano nailed a three-pointer to knot the game at 25-25. The game remained tight the rest of the first half, which ended with Virtus up 37-34. Aleksander Balcerowski and Faye combined for nine points in an 0-13 Gran Canaria run to go up 39-47. Jurkatamm nailed a three-pointer to stop the rut and Guglielmo Giulani also hit from long range as Virtus evened the game at 49-49. Gran Canaria was up 49-54 after 30 minutes. Gran Canaria was able to pull away a little as Melian and Faye both picked up four points for a 57-64 lead. Jurkatamm did knock down a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 62-65 with 27 seconds left. But Jovan Kljajic made two free throws with 15 seconds remaining to ice the game.

Jovan Kljajic - U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria - ANGT Hospitalet 2018 (photo Paco Largo) - JT17
Saturday, January 6, 2018
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: -
Attendance: 134 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234
U18 Virtus Bologna18191215
U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria11232013
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U18 Virtus Bologna18374964
U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria11345467
U18 Virtus Bologna
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 NICOLI, MATTEO 19:07 7 2/2 1/2   1 2 3 2   1     1 1 10
8 DERI, LORENZO 10:09     0/2     1 1 2 1 2     2 1 -1
13 GIULIANI, GUGLIELMO 13:59 5 1/3 1/1   1   1 1   1     2 1 3
14 SALSINI, FEDERICO 16:55 2 1/5     1 6 7   1 1     4   1
16 NANNI, RICCARDO 3:13 2 0/1   2/2               1 1 1  
22 JURKATAMM, MIKK 33:58 15 2/9 2/10 5/6 2 2 4 2 1 3   1 2 7 7
24 BIANCHINI, LORENZO 10:43 6 3/4 0/1     1 1 1         1   5
25 VENTUROLI, NICCOLO 35:34 15 2/5 3/8 2/2 1 3 4 1   3       2 11
33 CAMARA, GORA 15:05 2 1/3     4 6 10 1 1 2   1 5 2 6
34 BERTUZZI, JACOPO 11:04 2 1/3       1 1     1   1 2 1 -2
35 OYEH, EDWARD KENECHUKWU 13:51 2 1/4     3 1 4     2     4 2 -1
42 CHESSARI, ROBERTO 16:22 6 3/3 0/1     2 2 1 1 1         8
Team           3 5 8     1         7
Totals 200:00 64 17/42 7/25 9/10 16 30 46 11 5 18 0 4 24 18 54
        40.5% 28% 90%
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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 Herbalife Gran Canaria
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 SERRANO, MIGUEL 24:01 5   1/2 2/2   1 1   1 1     2 1 4
5 MELIAN, LUIS 36:15 12 4/9 1/2 1/3   6 6 4 3 2     1 3 17
7 RAVELO, NACHO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 PARRONDO, JORGE 2:14               1             1
13 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER 22:34 7 1/6 1/2 2/4 1 2 3 1 1 3     4 3  
16 MEDINA, LUIS 16:14 2 1/2 0/1   2   2   2       3 1 2
18 DIOP, KHALIFA A, 10:50 5 2/3   1/2 1 1 2     1 1   2 3 6
22 RODRIGUEZ, PAULO 30:31 4 1/5 0/1 2/4   5 5 1 2 1 1   4 2 3
23 FAYE, BIRAM 29:10 25 10/16 0/1 5/9 9 6 15 1 1 3 2   2 7 35
24 KLJAJIC, JOVAN 28:11 7 2/4 0/8 3/6 2 1 3 2   4       4 -1
25 FAM, BABACAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 4 7     1         6
Totals 200:00 67 21/45 3/17 16/30 18 26 44 10 10 16 4 0 18 24 73
        46.7% 17.6% 53.3%
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