2018-19 KAUNASQualifierRound 1
February 08, 2019 CET: 15:00
Local time: 16:00 ZALGIRIO ARENA
Denis Kovalev - U18 CSKA Moscow (photo Zalgiris) - JT18

CSKA holds on, knocks off Stellazzurra

U18 CSKA Moscow wasted a 13-point lead but prevailed over U18 Stellazzurra Rome 71-68 to start Group B of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Kaunas with a victory. Denis Kovalev and Ivan Belousov paced CSKA with 11 points each while Aleksandr Chadov and Danila Pokhodiaev both added 10 points for the winners. Stellazzurra was playing without its top star Abramo Pene, who was back in the team hotel with a fever. Nicola Giordano stepped up with 16 points and 4 assists with Lorenzo Querci picking up 13 points and 6 assists, Yannick Nzosa scoring 13 points and Matteo Visintin hitting for 10 points in the defeat.

Stellazzurra jumped ahead 3-15 as Querci picked up 5 points. The advantage was still 8 points at 14-22 after two scores from Nzosa, before Kovalev’s three-ball made it 17-22 after 10 minutes. Chadov and Kovalev combined for 9 points as CSKA opened the second quarter on a 12-2 spurt to go up 29-24. Stellazzurra knotted it at 31-31 but with help from a Viktor Lakhin put-back CSKA held 43-36 lead at intermission. CSKA started the second half strong, and surged ahead 51-38. Stellazzurra punched back with 2-15 run with two three-pointers from Querci to even it 53-53 before. CSKA led 59-53 after 30 minutes, and had an 8-point lead in the fourth when Stellazzurra went on an 0-10 run to go up 66-68 with less than 2 minutes left. However, the Italian side could not score in the final 1:27 minutes. Meanwhile, Pokhodiaev answered with a three-pointer and Denis Gafurov followed with a score with 39 seconds left as CSKA pulled out a victory.

Friday, February 8, 2019
David Hein, EuroLeague.net
Referees: 1 Neutral Referee ANGT ; 2 Neutral Referee ANGT; 3 Neutral Referee ANGT
Attendance: 129 (Tentative)
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U18 CSKA MOSCOW17261612
U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME22141715
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U18 CSKA MOSCOW17435971
U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME22365368
U18 CSKA MOSCOW
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 TISHIN, VSEVOLOD 16:31 5 2/2   1/2   2 2 1 3 4     1 1 6
3 CHADOV, ALEKSANDR 13:10 10 3/7 0/3 4/4 3 4 7   1         2 13
4 EVSEEV, ALEKSANDR 3:33 2 1/1                       1 3
10 MALTSEV, ALEKSANDR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 DYACHOK, NESTOR 0:38                         1   -1
15 BELOUSOV, IVAN 21:02 11 3/7 1/2 2/4 1 2 3 2   1 1   2 3 10
16 POKHODIAEV, DANILA 23:35 10 2/3 2/7   2 3 5 2 1 3     1 3 11
23 KARDANAKHISHVILI, ANTON 23:43   0/2 0/1   1 2 3 6 1 3     3   1
24 KOVALEV, DENIS 34:39 11 1/4 3/6     3 3 4   5   1 2 1 5
25 GAFUROV, FILIPP 27:20 8 3/7 0/1 2/5   5 5 3 2 3     1 4 10
30 LAKHIN, VIKTOR 20:48 8 3/4   2/4 2 4 6 2 1 2 3   4 4 15
50 GOLDIN, VLADISLAV 15:01 6 2/7   2/3 3 4 7 3 1   1 1 2 3 12
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 71 20/44 6/20 13/22 15 31 46 23 10 21 5 2 17 22 90
        45.5% 30% 59.1%
Head coach: SHARAFAN, MAXIM
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 STELLAZZURRA ROME
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MENALO, LEO 16:18 5 2/6   1/2 1 1 2 3 2 3   1 4 3 2
7 KLACZEK, KACPER 14:52   0/2 0/1     1 1 2 1   1   2    
8 GIORDANO, NICOLA 32:27 16 3/6 2/3 4/4   4 4 4 3 4   1 4 6 20
9 QUERCI, LORENZO 31:21 13 2/7 3/9     6 6 6 2 2     1 1 14
10 PENE, ABRAMO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 VISINTIN, MATTEO 28:40 10 5/8 0/2     3 3 1 2 3   1   2 9
13 MOTTA, FELIPE 3:55   0/2                   1 1 1 -3
14 ADEOLA, EMMANUEL 5:45   0/1 0/1             1   1     -4
19 NZOSA, YANNICK 28:03 13 6/7   1/1 1 4 5   3 2 1   4 1 16
20 MABOR, DUT 8:13 3 0/2   3/4 1 1 2           1 3 4
41 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN 19:03 8 4/5       3 3     2     3   5
53 DIGNO, LUCA 11:23     0/2   2   2   1       2   -1
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 68 22/46 5/18 9/11 6 27 33 16 14 18 2 5 22 17 66
        47.8% 27.8% 81.8%
Head coach: D'ARCANGELI, GERMANO
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