By Antigoni Zachari / email@example.com
Partizan NIS Belgrade used effective teamwork to sweep Slask Wroclaw with a 93-71 victory on the road in Round 16 of 7DAYS EuroCup to win its second game in a row and improve to an 11-4 record in Group A.
Kevin Punter scored 15 points and Yam Madar tied his season-best performance with 15 points as well to lead the way for the Serbian club. Zach LeDay added 14 points, Aleksa Avramovic followed with 11 and Balsa Koprovica added 10 points and 8 rebounds. Partizan took a 21-point digit lead in the first half and never looked back.
Jakub Karolak scored 14 points for Slask, Travis Trice picked up 13 points, 9 rebounds, and four assists and Kerem Kanter dropped 12 points and 8 rebounds. Slask has lost its second game in a row to drop to 3-11, yet sealed their qualification to the playoffs following the elimination of Lokomotiv from further competing, as decided by the ECA Shareholders Tuesday.
Earlier on Tuesday, Turk Telekom used a fourth-quarter rally to beat Trento at home 82-75 to snap a three-game skid and improve to a 6-8 record in Group A. Aubrey Dawkins scored a new season-high with 17 points for the home team, Anthony Clemmons added 13 points and 7 rebounds while Jared Terrell also had 13. Jordan Caroline led the efforts of the visitors with 15 points, Diego Flaccadori and Cameron Reynolds shared 13 points each, Toto Forray added 12 and Desonta Bradford had 10. Trento which has now lost 10 in a row is eliminated from playoffs contention.
Lietkabelis bounced back from last week’s defeat to Joventut to take down MoraBanc Andorra 88-75 at home and improve to an 8-7 record to remain in the fifth seed of Group A. Djordje Gagic, Gediminas Orelik and Panagiotis Kalaitzakis all scored 19 points for the Lithuanian side, while Vytenis Lipkevicius added 11 points. Andorra, which had won three in a row prior to their visit to Panavezys, had Codi Miller-McIntyre lead the way with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds along with two steals. Drew Crawford tapped 15 points and Oriol Pauli added 10.
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