Promitheas blows out Le Mans to complete sweep

2024-01-09T21:27:25+00:00 2024-01-09T22:40:42+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

09/Jan/24 21:27

After a win on the road, Promitheas triumphs at home and progresses to the Round of 16 of the Basketball Champions League

By Eurohoops Team/

Drawing a double-digit lead early in the first period and never looking back, Promitheas was decisive in knocking out Le Mans.

Behind a much larger margin than the final, 91-78, most of the way in Dimitris Tofalos Arena, the team coached by Ilias Papatheodorou finished the Basketball Champions League Play-In series at 2-0 on Tuesday.

Maryland product Anthony Cowan Jr. went for 21 points, seven assists, three steals, and one rebound in Game 2 of the best-of-three series. Jamal Jones tallied 14 out of his 17 points in the second half of the one-sided contest and Hunter Hale followed with 16 points. Colombian center Jaime Echenique was ruled out for Game 2.

Taking advantage of a second opportunity to reach the Round of 16, the Patras outfit joined AEK Betsson and UCAM Murcia in Group L. The fourth part of the double-legged round-robin schedule will correspond to the winner of the Play-In series Hapoel Holon or Filou Oostende.

On the losing end of the Play-In Gameday 2 affair, MSB failed to contain the opponents and was overpowered in Greece, similar to last week’s loss to Promitheas in Antares. Cameroonian center Williams Narace packing 21 points fell narrowly shy of a new personal best in the 2023-24 campaign. D’Shawn Schwartz scored 16 points.

Wrapping up the continental campaign, the team coached by Elric Delord is tasked with improving from a current midtable record of 8-10 in France’s Betclic Elite.

Postgame press conference

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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