Round 7 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season opened on Tuesday with four games. Andorra and Joventut both won at home to move even on wins with the Group A co-leaders – Lokomotiv and Partizan, which play on Wednesday. Group A’s other Tuesday game featured the night’s lone road winner, Turk Telekom, triumphed in Trento. Ulm bested Bourg in Tuesday’s only Group B fixture. Six games will wrap up the action on Wednesday, including Group B leader Buducnost facing Gran Canaria.
ratiopharm Ulm 96-86 Mincidelice JL Bourg
ratiopharm Ulm knocked down a season-high 15 three-point shots to run past the visiting Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse 96-86 on Tuesday night. The win lifted Ulm’s record to 4-3 in Group B while Bourg dropped to 2-5. Ulm pulled away to a double-digit margin in the first half behind Cristiano Felicio and Sindarius Thornwell, then never allowed Bourg to get closer than 7 points in the second half. Thornwell netted 23 points on 6-for-9 three-point shooting, and Felicio collected 20 points and ten rebounds. Semaj Christon had 13 points and ten assists while Thomas Kleipesz added 13 and 6, respectively, for the winners. Fedor Zugic also scored double figures for Ulm with 10 points in 13 minutes. Calvin Harris and Rasheed Sulaimon each scored 24 for Bourg. Pierre Pelos had 12, and Maxime Courby netted 11 in a losing effort.
Dolomiti Energia Trento 70-76 Turk Telekom Ankara
Turk Telekom Ankara celebrated its first road win in Group A by defeating host Dolomiti Energia Trento 70-76 on Tuesday. Turk Telekom improved to 4-3, three victories better than any of the three teams behind it in Group B entering Round 7. One of those was Trento, which fell to 1-6. Trento never trailed in the game and led by as much as 13 points in the third quarter, but still had to shake off a Trento charge in the final 5 minutes to prevail. Aubrey Dawkins had 15 points for the winners, while JaJuan Johnson added 12, Dorukhan Engindeniz 11, and Can Ogut 10 plus 6 assists. For Trento, Cameron Reynolds had 21 points, while Jordan Caroline had 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Joventut Badalona 86-63 Boulogne Metropolitans 92
Joventut Badalona bounced back finely in rolling past Boulogne Metropolitans 92 with an 86-63 victory at home in Group A. Joventut took control of the game with an 18-3 run spanning the second and third quarters in improving its record to 5-2. Pau Ribas paced four Joventut scorers in double figures with 17 points, while Vladimir Brodziansky scored 13 points, Brandon Paul had 11, Joel Parra chipped in 10, and Ante Tomic tallied 8 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in fewer than 18 minutes. Vince Hunter was Metropolitans’ leading scorer with 19 points, Will Cummings added 17 points, and Miralem Halilovic scored 10. But that was not enough as the French side dropped its second straight game to fall to 3-4.
Morabanc Andorra 81-76 Lietkabelis Panevezys
Morabanc Andorra claimed a hard-fought win over Lietkabelis Panevezys 81-76 at Poliesportiu D’Andorra on Tuesday night. The hosts, who remained unbeaten at home and improved to 5-2 overall, had six three-point plays in the second quarter to build a 53-40 at halftime and entered the last period leading 72-57. The visitors didn’t surrender and got within a single possession, 77-74, but free throws by Codi Miller-McIntyre and Clevin Hannah in the last minute saved the day for the home team. Drew Crawford was Andorra’s top scorer with 14 points, while Hannah netted 12 and Miller-McIntyre posted 11 points and six assists. Gediminas Orelik scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds for a PIR of 29, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis contributed 13 points, and Djordje Gagic added 11 for Lietkabelis, which dropped to 3-4.
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