Alec Peters had the hot hand for Baskonia on Sunday against Real Betis, leading his team to a 103-76 victory.
Peters, a former Valparaiso University and Phoenix Suns (2017-18) player, knocked down 6 of 7 from 3-point range, shot 10-for-11 overall, and scored a game-best 27 points as Baskonia raised its record to 15-4 in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He also pulled down eight rebounds.
Luca Vildoza chipped in with 17 points and five assists for Baskonia, which led 52-36 at halftime. Teammate Achille Polonara had 15 points and five rebounds. Rokas Giedraitis matched Polonara’s scoring output. Youssoupha Fall had 11 points and five boards in 19 productive minutes.
Alec Peters sets new standard
After his stint with the Suns, Alec Peters, a power forward, joined CSKA Moscow in 2018. He later suited up for the Turkish club Anadolu Efes before signing with Baskonia last July.
In the Spanish Liga Endesa squad’s latest victory, Peters surpassed his previous top offensive game. He had 21 points on Jan. 10 versus Unicaja Malaga, a game in which Baskonia won 91-79.
Peters is now averaging 10.5 points per game.
Key Real Betis players
Yakuba Ouattara paced Real Betis with 22 points. Youssou Ndoye, who scored 10 points, was the team’s only other double-digit scorer.
Real Betis slipped to 4-15 as Alec Peters’ stellar performance proved too much to overcome.