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Euroleague Group C | Round 5 | 17/11/2011 | 21:00 |  Ch. 10
Maccabi Electra69
Final Score
59Belgacom Spirou

Maccabi Electra

Leading scorers
Lior Eliyahu
8
15 Pts
David Blu
7
12 Pts
Richard Hendrix
5
8 Pts
Yogev Ohayon
12
8 Pts
Shawn James
15
6 Pts

Belgacom Spirou

Leading scorers
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שחקן ריק
שחקן ריק
שחקן ריק
שחקן ריק
 
 
1
2
3
4
 
1
2
3
4
Maccabi Electra
Quarter result
Quarter result
22
13
15
19
Quarter Ending
22
35
50
69
Belgacom Spirou
Quarter result
Quarter result
11
24
19
5
Quarter Ending
11
35
54
59
Quarter result
Maccabi Electra
22
13
15
19
Belgacom Spirou
11
24
19
5
Quarter Ending
Quarter result
22
35
50
69
Belgacom Spirou
11
35
54
59
Game Zone

Brilliant Defense Saves the Day, 69 – 59 Over Belgacom Spirou

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv scraped together a 69 – 59 win over Belgacom Spirou in Week 5 of the Euroleague. Yogev Ohayon was fantastic with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and a lot of leadership. Top scorers were Eliyahu (15 points) and Blu (12 points).

17/11/2011
HOME · News Archive · Brilliant Defense Saves the Day, 69 – 59 Over Belgacom Spirou

By Amy Samin

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv pulled out a tough 69 – 59 win over a stubborn Belgacom Spirou team in Week 5 of the Euroleague. At the conclusion of the first round of games, Maccabi remains on top in Group C with a 4 – 1 record. Yogev Ohayon, who played exceptionally well throughout the game, was named MVP. Eliyahu led Maccabi’s scorers with 15 points, and Blu contributed 12. Next up: Ljubljana on Saturday in the Adriatic League, then Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli League on Sunday.

Maccabi’s starters were Lior Eliyahu, Jordan Farmar, Yogev Ohayon, Shawn James and Keith Langford. The home team looked good early on, thanks to James (excellent defense), a dunk by Langford, and two straight assists by Ohayon to Eliyahu, giving Maccabi a 9 – 4 lead after three minutes. Demond Mallett from Belgacom Spirou showed off his impressive ability and pulled his team within two, 11 – 9. James continued to dominate on defense with a string of blocks, while David Blu scored from the right corner and Richard Hendrix downed a putback to give Maccabi some breathing room, 17 – 9 with just under three minutes left in the period. The pair each scored again, with Blu nonchalantly draining a mega-three from close to half court and Hendrix adding two from the foul line, and the quarter ended with Maccabi leading 22 – 11.

The Belgians came out strong at the start of the second quarter, outscoring Maccabi 9 – 0 and narrowing the gap once again to two, 22 – 20. Points from the charity stripe by Theo Papaloukas stopped the Belgian run, and points by James extended the lead to six, 26 – 20. But Belgacom Spirou refused to give up, battling their way to a 27 – 26 lead just past the halfway mark in the period. A trey by Ohayon, a massive block by James (one of four on the night) and a dunk by Eliyahu put Maccabi back on top. Points by Hendrix (assist Langford) and Langford kept Maccabi in the lead until a long two by Mallett sent the teams into halftime with the score tied 35 – 35.


Doing what he does best, Blu opened the third quarter with a catch-and-shoot from the left side to put Maccabi on top 38 – 35. A putback by Sofo Schortsanitis and a smooth reverse layup by Farmar extended the lead, but the visitors kept responding. A stop and pop by Farmar halfway through the period put Maccabi up 45 – 41, but Belgacom Spirou and Mallet matched Maccabi shot for shot until two straight buckets at the end of the period put the Belgians up 54 – 50 at the buzzer.

The fourth quarter got underway with points by Hendrix and Eliyahu to tie the score, with the go-ahead basket scored by Blu (assist Ohayon), 57 – 54. Two ferocious dunks by Devin Smith gave Maccabi some breathing room, 62 – 56 with less than four minutes left in the game. But it was Maccabi’s brilliant defense, led by Guy Pnini and Ohayon, that really saved the day, with full court presses, steals, deflected passes, and plenty of hustle rattling the Belgians and giving up a mere five points in the quarter. In the end, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv came away with a hard-won 69 – 59 win over Belgacom Spirou of Charleroi.

BOXSCORE:

Maccabi: Eliyahu 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Blu 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal; Ohayon 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals; Hendrix 8 points, 3 rebounds, James 6 points, 6 rebounds; Farmar 5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists; Schortsanitis 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist; Langford 4 points, 2 assists; Smith 4 points, 1 rebounds; Papaloukas 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Pnini 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals.

Leading scorers for Spirou: Mallett 18 points; Hill 15 points.


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#

Player

Min

Pts
2 Pts
M/A  %
3 Pts
M/A  %
1 Pts
M/A  %
Rebounds
DR    OR    TR
Fouls
FF    FA

ST    TO    AS
Blocks
BKF    BKA

VAL
-
Team
0
0
0/0
0%
0/0
0%
0/0
0%
2
3
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
4
7
2
0/2
0%
0/0
0%
2/2
100%
0
1
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
5
9
8
3/5
60%
0/0
0%
2/3
66.7%
2
1
3
4
4
0
4
0
0
2
2
6
15
4
2/2
100%
0/3
0%
0/0
0%
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
7
21
12
0/1
0%
4/7
57.1%
0/0
0%
1
0
1
1
1
1
2
0
0
0
8
8
20
15
6/10
60%
0/0
0%
3/4
75%
1
2
3
1
3
1
1
1
0
0
16
9
25
5
2/5
40%
0/2
0%
1/2
50%
6
1
7
1
3
0
5
2
0
1
4
10
17
0
0/0
0%
0/3
0%
0/0
0%
4
0
4
1
1
2
2
2
0
0
3
11
11
0
0/0
0%
0/2
0%
0/0
0%
2
1
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
32
8
0/3
0%
1/2
50%
5/6
83.3%
6
2
8
2
3
2
0
5
0
0
19
15
18
6
2/7
28.6%
0/0
0%
2/3
66.7%
5
1
6
1
3
0
1
0
4
0
11
21
13
5
2/5
40%
0/0
0%
1/2
50%
3
1
4
1
4
0
1
1
0
0
8
22
12
4
2/2
100%
0/2
0%
0/1
0%
0
0
0
1
3
0
1
2
0
0
4
-
Total
200
69
19/42
45.2%
5/21
23.8%
16/23
69.6%
33
13
46
17
27
6
17
14
4
3
83

Belgacom Spirou



#

Player

Min

Pts
2 Pts
M/A  %
3 Pts
M/A  %
1 Pts
M/A  %
Rebounds
DR    OR    TR
Fouls
FF    FA

ST    TO    AS
Blocks
BKF    BKA

VAL
-
Team
0
0
0/0
0%
0/0
0%
0/0
0%
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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