2019-20 VALENCIAQualifierRound 1
December 27, 2019 CET: 10:00
Local time: 10:00 ALQUERIA DEL BASKET
Millan Jimenez - U18 Valencia Basket - ANGT Valencia 2019-20 (photo Miguel Angel Polo) - JT19

Valencia fends off Olympiacos for opening victory

U18 Valencia Basket opened the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Valencia with an 81-70 victory over U18 Olympiacos Piraeus as the home side looks to win the tournament for a second straight season. Alonso Faure paced four Valencia players in double figures with 25 points and 11 rebounds for a PIR of 32 while Millan Jimenez had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals; Alejandro Ruiz and Freds Bagatskis both scored 11 points and Guillem Ferrando chipped in 4 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in the opening game in Group A. Valencia, which saw a 23-point third quarter lead cut to 5 points early in the fourth period, committed only 10 turnovers and held Olympiacos to 39.5 percent shooting on two-pointers and 27.3 percent three-pointers. Iosif Koloveros poured in 21 points with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for Olympiacos with Alexandros Nikolaidis adding 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists.

Valencia took initial control of the game with a 13-5 run as Diego Rivas scored 7 points for a 18-9 lead. The Olympiacos attack was mainly Koloveros, who scored the side’s first nine points with no other Olympiacos player getting on the scoreboard in the first 8 minutes. And Valencia led 24-15 lead after 10 minutes. Faure dominated the second quarter with 10 points and 5 rebounds before Bagatskis’ three-pointer gave Valencia a 42-22 lead. Olympiacos was able to cut the gap to 15 points but trailed 51-33 at the break. The advantage grew to 56-33 before Olympiacos put together a 0-12 run with a Panagiotis Tsamis three-point play and a Nikolaidis three-pointer to pull within 57-47. A three-ball from Tsamis trimmed the deficit to 64-58 and the gap was 66-58 after 30 minutes. The cushion was down to five points at 66-61 following Sotorios Oikonomopoulos’ three-pointer to start the fourth quarter. Ruiz responded with a three-point play and two free throws and the home side built the lead to 73-61. Nikolaidis punched back with two triples and Olympiacos was down just 76-70 inside the final two minutes only to see Ruiz answer with an inside layup and the Olympiacos momentum was withstood.

Friday, December 27, 2019
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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Referees: 1 U18 CREW CHIEF; 2 U18 UMPIRE 1; 3 U18 UMPIRE 2
Attendance: 223 (Tentative)
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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
3 BAGATSKIS, FREDS 16:30 11 1/1 2/7 3/3 2 3 5 1           1 13
4 FAURE, ALONSO 31:10 25 6/12   13/17 5 6 11 2   3     2 9 32
5 RIVAS, DIEGO 16:29 9 3/6 0/5 3/3 1   1 1     1 1 3 2 2
7 GARCIA, MIGUEL 6:04     0/1         1 1       2   -1
8 CUBERO, IVAN 19:26         1 2 3 2   2     5   -2
9 FERRANDO, GUILLEM 30:26 4 1/3 0/4 2/3 1 5 6 9   1   1   2 12
13 ROBERTO, JOSE LUIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 JIMENEZ, MILLAN 31:57 14 4/9 2/7   3 6 9 5 3 3 1     1 20
19 RUIZ, ALEJANDRO 24:11 11 4/8 0/2 3/3 2 4 6           2 4 13
24 BELLVER, ALEJANDRO 21:01 7 0/1 1/8 4/5   6 6 1 2 1     3 3 6
33 HERNANDEZ, SALVADOR 2:46                 1       1    
35 ALBERT, HUGO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 81 19/40 5/34 28/34 16 34 50 22 7 10 2 2 18 22 98
        47.5% 14.7% 82.4%
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 Olympiacos Piraeus
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DRITSAS, GEORGIOS 19:51 3 1/3 0/4 1/2 2 4 6   1       3 1 1
5 NIKOLAIDIS, ALEXANDROS 33:46 20 3/12 4/11 2/2 1 7 8 3 2 4   2 3 8 16
6 KOLOVEROS, IOSIF 32:30 21 8/12 1/6 2/2 1 5 6 3 1 5     3 3 17
7 GIOVANIS, NIKOLAOS 1:57           1 1               1
8 MOSCHOPOULOS, EFTHYMIOS 17:55 2 1/1 0/3     2 2   1 1 1   3   -1
9 OIKONOMOPOULOS, SOTIRIOS 24:27 10 2/4 2/2   1 1 2     1     3   6
10 TSAMIS, GEORGIOS 1:23                   1     1   -2
11 KOSMOPOULOS, KOSMAS 0:44                              
12 MAVRANTZOTOU, IOANNIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 PERRIS, ANDREAS 17:10   0/2 0/5     3 3 1         1   -4
14 TSOLAKIS, NIKOLAOS 23:40 5 1/3   3/4 4 4 8 1 2       1 2 14
15 TSAMIS, PANAGIOTIS 26:37 9 1/6 2/2 1/3 3 4 7 2 1 1 1   5 4 11
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 70 17/43 9/33 9/13 15 34 49 10 8 13 2 2 23 18 65
        39.5% 27.3% 69.2%
Head coach: TSALDARIS, DIMITRIOS
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