Anthony Cowan Jr. fuels the winning sprint for Promitheas

2023-10-31T20:33:30+00:00 2023-10-31T21:41:57+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

31/Oct/23 20:33

Coming back late in the fourth quarter, Promitheas edges out Rytas and goes up to 2-0 in the Basketball Champions League

By Eurohoops Team/

Promitheas rallied past Rytas with Anthony Cowan Jr. making a huge contribution in the fourth quarter, especially in a game-winning 6-0 run.

The Patras outfit prevailed, 78-76, in Gameday 2 of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season.

Cowan, 26, registered ten of his 19 points in the fourth quarter. The former Maryland standout put four points, one assist, and one steal in a game-winning run, lifting his side to a three-point advantage with less than one minute left in the fourth period.

Bouncing back from a loss to Peristeri bwin and falling to 3-1 in Greece’s Basket League on Saturday, the team coached by Ilias Papatheodorou held on to improve to 2-0 in Group B. On the wrong end of the close game, the visitors were forced down to 0-2, in contrast to a 7-0 start in Lithuania’s Betsafe LKL.

More double-digit scoring contributions beyond Cowan for the Greek club stretched to 30-year-old Greek forward Linos Chrysikopoulos chipping in 15 points, Colombian center Jaime Echenique tallying 14 points, and American guard Hunter Hale adding 13 more points. Forward/center Deshawn Stephens (knee) has yet to be cleared for action.

For the team coached by Giedrius Zibenas, Justin Gorham packing a game-high 20 points alongside six rebounds, four assists, and one steal was not enough for the win in Dimitris Tofalos Arena. Shaking off a slow start, Keith Hornsby ended up with 13 points with 11 in the second half.

Postgame press conference

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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