2020-21 VALENCIAQualifierRound 2
December 28, 2020 CET: 12:00
Local time: 12:00 ALQUERIA DEL BASKET

Joventut fends off Unicaja, sets up first-place date with Barcelona

U18 Joventut Badalona will face off against local rival U18 FC Barcelona in the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Valencia first-place game after knocking off U18 Unicaja Malaga 60-55. Conrad Martinez came off the Joventut bench for 14 points and 5 assists as the 2013 continental champion improved to 2-0 in Group B. Ruben De Oliveira added 12 points and 7 rebounds and Iker Montero pitched in 10 points. The Joventut starting five was held to 21 points but the team prevailed and will battle Barcelona for a spot at the ANGT Finals at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Cologne, Germany in May 2021. Bernhard Edokpayi tallied 18 points for Unicaja, which fell to 1-1.

Unicaja jumped ahead 0-8 with four different players scoring before Guillem Vazquez hit a three-pointer to get Joventut on the board after more than 3 minutes. Pablo Tamba netted 5 points as Unicaja increased the lead to 5-15 before Joventut closed to within 10-16 after 10 minutes. Edokpayi made it 12-18 for Unicaja, but Joventut picked up its defense and went on an 11-2 run to take a 23-20 lead. Edokpayi was Unicaja’s main answer with 5 straight points to move back ahead 28-29. Jordi Rodriguez and Omar Thiam hit three-pointers at the other end as Joventut went up 34-29 and led 34-32 at intermission.

Montero tallied 5 points early in the second half as Joventut was up 40-36 to which Unicaja replied with the next 5 points to take the lead 40-41 on Pierre Sene’s three-pointer. There were three more lead changes the rest of the quarter and Joventut led 46-45 going into the final 10 minutes. Alvaro Fernandez opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer for Unicaja, but De Oliveira scored 4 points as Joventut answered with a 7-0 run over the next 6 minutes to push ahead 53-48. Daniil Shelist and Edokpayi cut the gap to 2, but Vazquez and De Oliveira had answers and then Rafa Santos's free throws brought Unicaja within 57-55 with 38 seconds to play. Miguel Allen answered with a dunk off a pass from Martinez with 20 seconds remaining and Sene missed a three-pointer at the other end.

Iker Montero - U18 Joventut Badalona (photo Miguel Angel Polo) - JT20
Monday, December 28, 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 Joventut Badalona
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THIAM, OMAR 26:09 3 0/1 1/3   2 4 6     1 1 1 4   1
00 DE OLIVEIRA, RUBEN 24:44 12 6/8   0/2 4 3 7   3 1 1   4 1 15
1 RODRIGUEZ, JORDI 4:41 3   1/3         1         1   1
2 ALLEN, MIGUEL 27:32 5 2/9 0/1 1/2 2 1 3   1   1 2 3 2 -2
7 MONTERO, IKER 29:03 10 1/4 2/10 2/4 1 6 7 3 3 2     3 3 8
9 MARTINEZ, CONRAD 30:05 14 4/9 0/5 6/8 1 3 4 5 2 4     2 4 11
13 BOSCH, GERARD 13:36 2 0/2 0/2 2/2 2 1 3   1 2   1 2 2 -1
15 RAMOS, ARNAU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 VILAR, FERNAND 1:30                              
32 NOGUES, ISAAC 24:42 3 1/4 0/1 1/2   3 3 1 5 1     4 3 5
77 VAZQUEZ, GUILLEM 17:58 8 2/8 1/1 1/3 2 1 3 1 1 3   3 4 4 -1
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 60 16/45 5/26 13/23 17 24 41 11 16 15 3 7 27 19 41
        35.6% 19.2% 56.5%
Head coach: JIMENO, DAVID
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 33:01 18 6/7 0/2 6/9 1 1 2 1   3     1 11 22
5 TANCHYN, JOSE 14:22 3 0/2 0/2 3/4 2 3 5   1 2       2 4
6 SANTOS, RAFA 27:40 4 1/3 0/1 2/2   7 7 5 1 7     3 1 5
7 SENE, PIERRE 21:39 7 1/2 1/5 2/3 1 3 4     1 2   2 3 7
10 JIMENEZ, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 TAMBA, PABLO 22:11 7 2/5 0/3 3/4 1 5 6 1 1 5   1 4 5 3
13 COULIBALY, JAKUB 9:58     0/2   1 1 2 1   1     1 1  
14 SHELIST, DANIIL 19:01 8 4/6     3 4 7       3   1 1 16
15 LEON, PABLO 20:53 2 0/6   2/2 3 1 4   1 2 1 1 2 1 -2
16 FOLGUEIRAS, ALVARO 8:17   0/1       2 2     2 1   2 1 -1
17 FERNANDEZ, ALVARO 13:56 6 0/1 2/2     3 3   2 3     1 1 7
18 VICENTE, RUBEN 9:02   0/3 0/1         1       1 2   -6
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 55 14/36 3/18 18/24 13 33 46 9 6 27 7 3 19 27 58
        38.9% 16.7% 75%
Head coach: HERRERA, ANTONIO
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