2020-21 VALENCIAQualifierRound 1
December 27, 2020 CET: 16:00
Local time: 16:00 ALQUERIA DEL BASKET

Unicaja prevails over Valencia

U18 Unicaja Malaga started its Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Valencia campaign with a hard-fought 56-68 victory over host U18 Valencia Basket in Group B. Pierre Sene collected 14 points and 13 rebounds while Jose Tanchyn added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks and Rafa Santos chipped in 3 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for Unicaja, which won the rebounding battle 63-43 - including 24 offensive rebounds to offset shooting just 38.6% on two-pointers and 28.6% on three-pointers. Valencia lost despite Freds Bagatskis scoring 19 points with 5 three-pointers and Diego Rivas tallying 17 points. These two teams faced off in their final group game in last season’s ANGT Valencia and Unicaja won 60-58 to reach the first place game.

Bernard Edokpayi scored the first basket of the game for Unicaja with Bagatskis getting 5 points at the other end for Valencia’s first lead 5-4. Tanchyn knocked down 2 three-pointers and Unicaja was up 13-16, but the host side was on fire from deep as Bagatskis made a third triple, Rivas drained his second and Hector Marco also connected from long range in building a 26-18 lead, which was 26-19 after 10 minutes. Sene trimmed the deficit to 27-23 as the Valencia sharpshooters cooled off until Hugo Gomez and Rivas hit from deep midway through the quarter and Daniel Nunez also connected from the outside for a 40-31 cushion. Unicaja scored the final 6 points of the half and trailed 40-37 at the intermission.

Tamba scored the first 5 points of the second half and Unicaja extended the run to 0-13 spanning the second and third quarters and went up 40-44. Bagatskis answered with the next 5 points to put Valencia back ahead, but Unicaja reeled off a 3-14 run to grab a 48-58 lead, which was 50-58 after 30 minutes. Valencia kept Unicaja scoreless for nearly 5 minutes to start the fourth quarter, but could only manage one score to get within 52-58. Tanchyn converted a three-point play to make it a double-digit lead again and Edokpayi increased the cushion to 52-64 with less than 4 minutes to play. Bagatskis did hit a three-pointer for Valencia, but the home side just could not find any rhythm on offense and Daniil Shelist scored a big basket with 82 seconds remaining to make it 56-66.

Pierre Sene - U18 Unicaja Malaga (photo Miguel Angel Polo) - JT20
Sunday, December 27, 2020
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: 1 U18 CREW CHIEF; 2 U18 UMPIRE 1; 3 U18 UMPIRE 2
Attendance: 0 (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 31:05 19 2/4 5/9     2 2 1   2     2   12
4 LLUCH, CARLOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 RIVAS, DIEGO 30:08 17 3/6 3/7 2/2 2 4 6 2   3     2 4 17
6 MARCO, HECTOR 17:53 3 0/1 1/3   1 2 3   3 3 1   4    
12 GOMEZ, HUGO 13:06 3   1/6         1 2       4 1 -2
14 DE LARREA, SERGIO 12:24 3   1/2     2 2     2     1 1 2
23 ROMERO, JAVIER 2:23           2 2     1     2   -1
24 NUNEZ, DANIEL 4:43 3   1/2     1 1           1   2
30 ALEKSANDROV, IVAN 18:31   0/4 0/4   1   1     1     2 2 -8
32 MARI, LUCAS 27:24 3 1/3 0/6 1/6 2 5 7 3 1 2 1   2 3 1
34 SAEZ, ANDREU 24:50 3 1/6 0/3 1/2 5 4 9   2 5 1 1 3 2 -1
51 BOSCH, JOAN 17:33 2 1/4 0/2   1 3 4 2       1 4 2  
Team           3 3 6     2         4
Totals 200:00 56 8/28 12/44 4/10 15 28 43 9 8 21 3 2 27 15 26
        28.6% 27.3% 40%
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 Unicaja Malaga
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 EDOKPAYI, BERNARD 30:28 7 2/4 0/3 3/8   5 5 2 2 6   1   5 4
5 TANCHYN, JOSE 22:46 11 2/4 2/6 1/1 4 5 9 1 1 1 2     2 19
6 SANTOS, RAFA 22:36 3 0/1 0/1 3/4   3 3 5 5 4     2 5 12
7 SENE, PIERRE 26:49 14 3/13 1/5 5/9 5 8 13   1 2   2 1 6 11
10 JIMENEZ, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 TAMBA, PABLO 10:39 7 2/3 1/2   1 2 3 1 1 2     5 1 4
13 COULIBALY, JAKUB 2:19 2 1/1   0/2 1   1             1 2
14 SHELIST, DANIIL 20:49 6 2/6   2/4 2 4 6     2       2 6
15 LEON, PABLO 19:04 4 2/6     5 3 8 1   2     1 3 9
16 FOLGUEIRAS, ALVARO 15:27 5 2/4   1/2 1 2 3   2       1 1 7
17 FERNANDEZ, ALVARO 15:43 4 0/2 1/3 1/2 1 1 2 4   2     3 1 1
18 VICENTE, RUBEN 13:20 5 1/1 1/1             1     2   2
Team           4 6 10               10
Totals 200:00 68 17/45 6/21 16/32 24 39 63 14 12 22 2 3 15 27 87
        37.8% 28.6% 50%
Head coach: HERRERA, ANTONIO
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