2018-19 KAUNASQualifierRound 2
February 09, 2019 CET: 10:15
Local time: 11:15 ZALGIRIO ARENA
Yannick Nzosa - U18 Stellazzurra Rome (photo Zalgiris) - JT18

Stellazzurra survives scare against Copenhagen

U18 Stellazzurra Rome gave up a 14-point lead and barely survived a fight against debutant U18 DBA Copenhagen 70-77 to stay alive in the race for the first-place game of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Kaunas. Yannick Nzosa collected 19 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks while Matteo Visintin added 11 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks as Stellazzurra improved to 1-1 in Group B. Leo Menalo and Maximilian Ladurner both scored 10 points and Dut Mabor chipped in 9 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks as Stellazzurra out-rebounded Copenhagen 67-50 to make up for 28 turnovers. Jonathan Klussmann picked up 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Gustav Knudsen had 12 points and 4 rebounds for Copenhagen, which fell to 0-2 in the group.

Nzosa picked up 4 early points as Stellazzurra moved ahead 3-9. Copenhagen answered with 4 straight points but Mabor tallied 5 points as the Italian side went up 7-17 and the lead was 11-18 after 10 minutes. A Klussmann three-ball early in the second quarter cut the gap to 18-20. Stellazzurra scored the next 5 points and was later up 24-31 but the newcomer from Denmark tallied the final 6 points for the first half and trailed just 30-31 at the break. Stellazzurra started the second half strong and went up 34-42 and two scores from Ladurner and a three-pointer by Visintin sparked a 4-13 surge for a 43-57 Stellazzurra lead after three quarters. Copenhagen started the final frame with great intensity and worked its way back into the game with Klussmann scoring 8 points in an 18-4 run to knot it at 61-61. A Menalo three-pointer put Stellazzura ahead 66-70 just inside the 3 minute mark but Linus Gron evened the game at 70-70 a minute later. Three straight Copenhagen turnovers allowed Visintin’s free throws with 58 seconds to put the Italian side up 70-74 and Copenhagen could not score again.

Saturday, February 9, 2019
David Hein, Euroleague.net
Referees: 1 Neutral Referee ANGT ; 2 Neutral Referee ANGT; 3 Neutral Referee ANGT
Attendance: 63 (Tentative)
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U18 DBA COPENHAGEN11191327
U18 STELLAZZURRA ROME18132818
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U18 DBA COPENHAGEN
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ANDERSEN, MADS 34:00 8 1/3   6/8 1 3 4 1 7 5 1 1 3 7 15
5 STURUP, AUGUST DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 KLUSSMANN, JONATHAN 34:12 31 6/13 3/10 10/13   6 6 4   4   2 2 11 27
7 MORTENSEN, ANDREAS 10:02               1   4     3   -6
8 ADOU, JONATHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 PEDERSEN, PATRICK 7:15   0/1               2   1 1   -5
10 LESCEVSKI, MARIUS 14:55 4 2/6 0/1   6 4 10 2 4 2     1   12
11 DIBBA, BAKARY 26:06 3 0/2 0/2 3/4   4 4 1 2 1 2 1 5 3 3
12 KNUDSEN, GUSTAV 34:31 12 4/12 0/1 4/5 2 2 4   1 4   2   3 4
13 GRON, LINUS 18:14 4 2/4       1 1   1 4 2 1 4   -3
14 BANK, JONATHAN 20:45 8 2/6 1/4 1/3 2 7 9 1 1 2 1 2 1 3 9
15 POSBORG, NICHOLAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 4 6               6
Totals 200:00 70 17/47 4/18 24/33 13 31 44 10 16 28 6 10 20 27 62
        36.2% 22.2% 72.7%
Head coach: BITTMAN, EREZ
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 28:18 10 3/13 1/5 1/3 2 4 6 2   5 2 1 4 3 -3
7 KLACZEK, KACPER 8:30 6 3/3     2 1 3 1 1 3     3   5
8 GIORDANO, NICOLA 22:44 7 3/4 0/3 1/4       2 2 3     2 5 4
9 QUERCI, LORENZO 26:16 4 0/8 1/3 1/2   4 4 3 5 1 1 4 4 3  
10 PENE, ABRAMO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 VISINTIN, MATTEO 22:48 11 3/9 1/3 2/2   3 3 4 2 4   1 4 1 4
13 MOTTA, FELIPE 9:45   0/2 0/1   1   1 1   1     2   -4
14 ADEOLA, EMMANUEL 4:49   0/1       3 3     2     1   -1
19 NZOSA, YANNICK 34:57 19 9/15   1/2 5 6 11 1 3 5 3   1 2 26
20 MABOR, DUT 24:38 9 3/4   3/6 5 8 13 1 1 1 2   4 5 22
41 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN 11:47 10 5/9     3 2 5       1   2   10
53 DIGNO, LUCA 5:28 1   0/1 1/2 1 1 2   2 1 1     1 4
Team           6 2 8               8
Totals 200:00 77 29/68 3/16 10/21 25 34 59 15 16 26 10 6 27 20 75
        42.6% 18.8% 47.6%
Head coach: D'ARCANGELI, GERMANO
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