By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
After a couple of losses at home, Prometey upset Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, 87-79, to improve to 1-2 in Basketball Champions League Regular Season Group A on Wednesday evening.
D.J. Kennedy drew up a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double and also dished out five assists at Palaserradimigni. Two steals added on the solid showing for the former St. John’s standout at Sardinia. The effort led to the 32 efficiency rating and was instrumental for his side to dig its way out of a 16-point hole and confidently hold on with pressure delivered heavily by the hosts in crunch time.
Louisville-born Chris Dowe shared the game-high 17 points in the Round 3 fixture. D’Angelo Harrison chipped in 16 points, Illya Sydorov banked in 14 points, and D.J. Stephens had ten points.
Eimantas Bendzius, Jason Burnell, and Kaspar Treier shared a team-high 14 points, while Anthony Clemmons had 13 points for Sassari, forced to 0-3 with the loss at home. Being held to 39.4% with merely 28/71 field goals proved impossible to overcome.
The Ukrainian champions, coached by Ronen Ginzburg, have been missing Olexandr Mishula still recovering from shoulder surgery from the beginning of the 2021-22 season, but are 8-0 in their country’s SuperLeague. They will resume the BCL campaign at Lenovo Tenerife on November 10.
On the opposite end, the team coached by Demis Cavina, currently carrying a 3-2 record in Italy’s LBA Serie A, a home game versus MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg in an approaching Monday “Game of the Week”, follows on 8 November.
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