By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristiano Felicio registered new EuroCup career-highs 26 PIR and 20 points and Sindarius Thornwell scored an overall career-high 23 as Ratiopharm Ulm beat JL Bourg en Bresse 96 – 86 to grab its second straight win in the competition.
Felicio was quite effective, finishing with 9-12 2-pointers and 2-3 free throws in 28:35 minutes while also grabbing 10 rebounds. He had 10 of his points in the first eight minutes of the match to essentially push Ulm towards taking a 24 – 11 early lead. The German team used that advantage as a guide for the rest of the game since it never trailed afterward.
Thornwell then took over for the top-scoring performance of his professional career so far. The former NBA guard shot 6-9 triples and got five boards for a fine outing in his second EuroCup game and fifth overall in his debut season in Europe.
Semaj Christon added 13 points plus 10 assists for Ulm which now has a 4-3 record and the 5th spot of the group standings. Rasheed Sulaimon stood out from Bourg with 24 points as his team remains last in the standings with a 2-5 record. That was the only game for Group B on Tuesday.
For Group A, Turk Telekom Ankara (4-3) got the 76-70 road win against Trento (1-6) with Aubrey Dawkins leading a team effort with 15 points.
Joventut Badalona (5-2) destroyed Boulogne Metropolitans 92 (3-4), beating them by 23 points (86-63). Pau Ribas with 17 points led a solid team effort for the Spanish team which is now third in the Group standings, behind the duo of Lokomotiv Kuban and Partizan (5-1), and tied with Andorra.
In the last game of the night, Andorra (5-2) prevailed over Lietkabelis (3-4) which, despite trailing by 15 (72-57) at the start of the fourth quarter, managed to trim the lead of the hosts to three points (77-74). Still, Andorra managed to keep things in check and get the 81-76 win with Drew Crawford scoring 14 points and the duo of Codi Miller-McIntyre (11 p.) and Clevin Hannah (12 p.) making two key free throws each to seal the deal.
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