2017-18 L'HOSPITALETQualifierRound 1
January 05, 2018 CET: 16:30
Local time: 16:30 HOSPITALET NORD

U18 FC Barcelona Lassa took the first step to defending its title at the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Ciutat de L’Hospitalet by surviving a tough fight with U18 ASVEL Villeurbanne 87-81 in Group B. Luka Samanic collected 27 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 12 fouls drawn for an index ranking of 42 to lead Barcelona. Nikola Zizic added 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks for the winners, who also got 12 points from Borja Fernandez. ASVEL dropped the game despite Theo Maledon picking up 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists while Malcolm Cazalon had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Barcelona started on fire and Samanic and Zizic combined for 16 points in opening a 20-4 lead. Maledon countered with 5 points at the other end as ASVEL cut the gap to 22-12. Barcelona did not let up and was up 27-16 after 10 minutes. The Barcelona bench kept up the attack and David Font’s 4 points helped push the margin to 40-19. ASVEL was able to trim it 42-26 but trailed 47-28 at intermission. ASVEL opened the second half with a 3-8 run to make it 50-36 but Font knocked down two three-balls and the cushion was still 62-47 before ASVEL closed it to 62-54 - and it was 64-54 after 30 minutes. Zizic increased the lead to 72-59 but ASVEL would not give up with Cazalon and Maledon both hitting from long range in getting the deficit to 75-72 with 2 minutes left. Samanic and Zizic however combined for 5 points in pushing it back to 82-74 to finish off ASVEL.

Luka Samanic - U18 FC Barcelona Lassa - ANGT Hospitalet 2018 (photo Paco Largo) - JT17
Friday, January 5, 2018
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: -
Attendance: 250 (Tentative)
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U18 ASVEL Villeurbanne16122627
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U18 FC Barcelona Lassa27476487
U18 ASVEL Villeurbanne16285481
U18 FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 LIRIA, ANTONI 12:36 3 1/1   1/2   2 2 4 2       1 1 10
7 FONT, DAVID 21:45 7 2/4 1/4   2 2 4 4 2 1     2   9
8 CARRENO, PAU 12:01 2 1/3 0/1   2   2   1     1     1
9 SAMANIC, LUKA 29:35 27 4/16 1/3 16/17 6 8 14 6 1 4 2   1 12 42
10 AZA, HECTOR 10:08       0/2   3 3 1   3     2 2 -1
12 QUINTANA, SERGIO 13:22   0/1 0/1   1 3 4   1 1     1   1
15 KALL, ERIK 12:09 2 1/1 0/1   1 2 3 1   1         4
16 ALDAMA, SANTIAGO 6:05   0/1 0/3                     1 -3
20 ZIZIC, NIKOLA 25:21 19 9/16   1/3 8 4 12 1 2 2 2   1 6 30
22 DIGBEU, TOM 24:03 10 4/5 0/2 2/6   4 4   2 2     1 4 10
23 FERNANDEZ, BORJA 15:39 12 2/5 2/4 2/2 1 2 3         1 1 1 9
30 TITIC, PAVLE 17:16 5 0/3 1/5 2/2   2 2     1     1 1 -1
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 87 24/56 5/24 24/34 22 33 55 17 11 16 4 2 11 28 112
        42.9% 20.8% 70.6%
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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 ASVEL Villeurbanne
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 FLORIAN, PIERRE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 HOARD, ELIJAH 5:59         1   1     2         -1
6 MALEDON, THEO 33:14 24 7/13 3/6 1/3 1 3 4 5   8     4 5 15
7 STRAZEL, MATTHEW 30:53 12 1/6 3/7 1/2 1 1 2 5   2   1 3 3 6
8 GOETGHELUCK, YANN 10:26 7 2/4 1/3   1 1 2   1 2 1   5    
9 BASTIEN, FELIX 25:42 8 4/10 0/3     4 4 1 3 3   1 2 1 2
10 CAZALON, MALCOLM 33:23 22 8/11 2/7   1 9 10 1 1       4 1 23
11 NDJOCK, ELWIN 7:07   0/1 0/1     2 2 1     1   2    
12 BUANGA, FLAVIEN 4:55               1         4   -3
13 SAM MBAKA, CEDRICK 14:59   0/1 0/1     4 4         1 1 1 1
14 BRUNEAU, CYRILLE 23:58 6 3/6     2 2 4 1 1     1 2   6
15 MHOUMADI, YASSINE 9:24 2 1/1       3 3           1   4
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 81 26/53 9/28 2/5 10 31 41 15 6 17 2 4 28 11 58
        49.1% 32.1% 40%
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