2016-17 L'HOSPITALETQualifying RoundRound 2
January 06, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 HOSPITALET NORD
Biram Faye - U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - ANGT Hospitalet 2017 - JT16 (photo Paco Largo)

U18 Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas booked its spot in the Semifinals of the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Torneig de Bàsquet Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet by beating U18 Union Olimpija Ljubljana 68-53. The victory improved Gran Canaria’s record in Group A to 2-0 and dropped Olimpija to 0-2. The win also means U18 FC Barcelona Lassa reached the Semifinals with its 2-0 record. Gran Canaria, which will play Barcelona in the final Group B game for first place, got 17 points and 15 rebounds from Biram Faye while Javi Lopez had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Olimpija was paced by Nemanja Scekic’s 12 points and 10 rebounds. Olimpija will face 0-2 U18 ALBA Berlin for third place in Group A.

Olimpija trailed just 8-6 when Gran Canaria used some hot shooting from the outside with two three-pointers from Lopez in a 13-0 run for a 21-6 lead. The cushion was 25-9 after 10 minutes. Olimpija used some tough defense and the three-ball to get back into the game as Blaz Janezic, Fin Drazovic and David Kralj all nailed long balls in an 0-14 start to the second quarter, cutting the margin to 25-23. Gran Canaria finally scored after four minutes on a three-point play from Lopez and Faye’s presence inside helped the Spanish side pull ahead again 38-29 at the break. Olimpija lost its leader Kralj to an ankle injury midway through the third quarter and Maksim Gorbachov tried his best to keep his team close but the combo of Faye and Babacar Fam was too much and Gran Canaria led 53-38 after three quarters. Olimpija was not ready to go down without a fight and Drazovic’s three-pointer made it 55-49 with 5 minutes left. But Jovan Kljajic and Luis Melian drained three-balls of their own and the lead was 61-49 to deliver the knockout punch.

Friday, January 6, 2017
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: -
Attendance: 200 (Tentative)
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U18 HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA LAS PALMAS25131515
U18 UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA920915
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U18 UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA9293853
U18 HERBALIFE GRAN CANARIA LAS PALMAS
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER 25:34 9 2/5 1/2 2/2 1 2 3 2   5 2   2 2 7
5 MELIAN, LUIS 19:02 5 1/3 1/2   2 4 6   4 3     1 5 13
6 LOPEZ, JAVI 27:59 13 2/3 2/6 3/3   4 4 2   2       3 15
7 RAVELO, NACHO 7:31               1         1    
10 ABRANTE, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ALONSO, GABRIEL 6:46 2 1/1       1 1               3
13 CAZORLA, CARLOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 ALMENARA, JORGE 20:58 6   2/3         3   3     1   4
22 RODRIGUEZ, PAULO 14:17     0/2 0/2 1   1   2 2       1 -2
23 FAYE, BIRAM 29:00 17 6/13   5/6 4 11 15 2 2 5 1   1 3 26
24 KLJAJIC, JOVAN 24:25 12 0/6 3/5 3/4       1 2 1 1 1 2 3 6
25 FAM, BABACAR 24:28 4 1/2   2/2 4 5 9     1 1   2 3 13
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 68 13/33 9/20 15/19 13 28 41 11 10 24 5 1 10 20 85
        39.4% 45% 78.9%
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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 UNION OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DRAZOVIC, FIN 21:47 9 1/1 2/4 1/3 1 1 2 2 1 2     1 1 8
6 SCEKIC, NEMANJA 26:29 12 5/11   2/2 5 5 10 1   4 1 1 2 3 14
8 OSRECKI, DAN 10:47 2 1/4 0/1   3   3           1    
9 KLANJSCEK, MAKS 22:02 4 2/5 0/3   3 4 7 1   5   1 1   -1
10 GORBACHOV, MAKSIM 24:06 5 2/8 0/1 1/2 1 1 2 1 4 3   2 4 4 -1
11 SAMAR, ZIGA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BLATNIK, JAN 17:02 5 2/6 0/2 1/1 1 1 2     1     1 1  
13 KRALJ, DAVID 19:39 9 3/7 1/2   1 1 2 2 3 3     1   7
14 MLAKAR, MATEVZ 14:24   0/2 0/2                   3   -7
15 JANEZIC, BLAZ 24:00 7 0/1 2/6 1/2 1 4 5   1 1     2 1 5
20 DANEU, JURE 15:07   0/2 0/2   1 1 2   2       4   -4
31 DRAGAN, NIK 4:37   0/2 0/1   1   1         1     -3
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 53 16/49 5/24 6/10 20 20 40 7 11 20 1 5 20 10 21
        32.7% 20.8% 60%
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