Burgos extends home dominance in the BCL

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Giannis Askounis

02/Nov/21 23:22


Nearly untouchable at Coliseum Burgos, Hereda San Pablo Burgos takes down EWE Baskets Oldenburg as well

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

After ten lead changes, Hereda San Pablo Burgos built distance midway through the third quarter paving the way to defeat EWE Baskets Oldenburg, 92-80, on Tuesday.

Suleiman Braimoh hit seven of his 16 points in the 22-7 sprint generating the first double-digit advantage for the team coached by Zan Tabak. The former Rice big enjoyed a perfect shooting evening with 2/2 threes and 3/3 twos made in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season contest. Experienced guard Tyrus McGee netted the game-high 22 points.

The back-to-back champions jumped to 2-1 in Group H and also upped their all-time home record in the BCL to 16-1. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez was the only team to win at Burgos, back in the 2019-20 Regular Season.

Tai Odiase got to 20 points in the losing effort for Oldenburg. Former Maccabi Tel Aviv guard Max Heidegger fouled out late with 18 points, while Cameron Clark combined ten points with seven rebounds. Bennet Hundt also finished with ten points at Coliseum Burgos.

The Spanish side, 3-5 in the ACB, snapped a four-game losing streak across all competitions forcing a sixth straight defeat for the team coached by Mladen Drijencic. The German club is now 1-2 in the Champions League after dropping to 1-5 in Germany’s easyCredit BBL.

Marc Garcia remained out and will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Burgos announced prior to the Round 3 match. On the opposite end, Michal Michalak stayed on the injury list due to a back issue.

Round 4 will bring up the reverse fixture. The two teams will meet again on 17 November.

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Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League