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Jordan McRae scored a season-high 24 points to pace Boulogne Metropolitans 92 to a hard-fought 86-78 victory over top-seeded Joventut Badalona in Round 16 of the 7DAYS EuroCup.
McRae was the key contributor for the French team, though Will Cummings also greatly boosted his team’s efforts with 18 points and Tomer Ginat picked up 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Miralem Halilovic added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Metropolitans bounced back after last week’s defeat to Partizan and have now won six of their last seven games to improve to a 9-5 record.
Simon Birgander led the way for Joventut with 16 points, 8 rebounds, Brandon Paul added 12 points, Derek Willis had 11, while Guillem Vivs and Pau Ribas both scored 10 points apiece. Joventut tied Partizan at 11-4 though remains the boss of the Group A standings with all eight playoffs tickets already determined.
Group A Round 16 results:
Turk Telekom Ankara – Dolomiti Energia Trento 82-75
Lietkabelis Panavezys – MoraBanc Andorra 88-75
Slask Wroclaw – Partizan 71-93
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 – Joventut Badalona 86-78
Group A standings:
- Joventut Badalona* 11-4
- Partizan NIS Belgrade* 11-4
- Boulogne Metropolitans* 9-5
- MoraBanc Andorra* 9-5
- Lietkabelis Panavezys* 8-5
- Turk Telekom Ankara* 6-8
- Hamburg Towers* 5-8
- Slask Wroclaw* 3-11
- Dolomiti Energia Trento** 1-13
*qualified for the playoffs
Photo credit: EuroCup