On Tuesday evening, the second half of the 2021-22 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season began with four Round 10 games. Bourg was the big winner with a game-winning three on the buzzer by C.J. Harris to make it the only road winner among the night’s games. The other three games were all in Group A, where Lietkabelis, Partizan, and Joventut all rolled to blowout wins at home. Round 10 continues on Wednesday with five more clashes. Among them, Andorra hosts Lokomotiv in Group A, and Gran Canaria visits Cedevita in Group B.
Lietkabelis Panevezys 88-65 Slask Wroclaw
Lietkabelis Panevezys took an important step toward the 7DAYS EuroCup knock-out rounds by downing Slask Wroclaw 88-65 at Cido Arena on Tuesday. Lietkabelis improved to 5-5 in Group A and has a 2-0 record against Slask, which dropped to 1-9. Panagiotis Kalaitzakis paced the winners with 18 points, Vytenis Lipkevicius added 16, Djordje Gagic had 14 and Dovydas Giedraitis 10 for Lietkabelis. Kodi Justice led Slask with 13 points, and Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Karolak each had 11 for the guests. Kalaitzakis stepped up early, getting help from Dovydas Giedraitis and Lipkevicius to give Lietkabelis a 29-19 margin at the end of the first quarter. Kalaitzakis remained on fire as Lietkabelis buried nine first-half three-pointers for a 50-38 halftime advantage. Little changed after the break, as Gagic and Dovydas Giedraitis helped Lietkabelis extend the margin to 20 after 30 minutes as the hosts cruised until the final buzzer.
Reyer Venice 78-81 Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
As time expired, C.J Harris hit a three-pointer to lift Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse to a 78-81 road win over Umana Reyer Venice on Tuesday night at Palasport Taliercio. The visitors blew a 10-point lead but survived after Harris broke the fourth tie of the fourth quarter to give Bourg the win. The result took Bourg’s record to 3-7 and dropped Reyer to 4-5. Harris finished with 19 points and four steals to pace the winners, Pierre Pelos added 13 points, Rasheed Sulaimon scored 12, JaCorey Williams 11, and Jalen Jones 10. Stefano Tonut led Reyer with career-highs of 22 points and six assists, and Andrea De Nicolao added 10.
Partizan NIS Belgrade 102-77 Hamburg Towers
Partizan NIS Belgrade showed it means business by stopping the recent run of Hamburg Towers with a historic 102-77 win at home in Group A. Partizan set a club record for the most points in a half in surging to an 8-2 mark, including five wins in the last six games. Mathias Lessort led the way with 22 points and five steals for Partizan, which improved to 6-0 at home. Zach LeDay chipped in 18 points and eight rebounds, Kevin Punter scored 15 points, and Balsa Koprivica added 13 points. EuroCup debutant Hamburg saw its three-game winning streak come to a close to fall to 4-6. Robin Christen scored a career-high 20 points for the German side, while Caleb Homesley had 14 points, and Ray McCallum finished with 11 points.
Joventut Badalona 82-65 Dolomiti Energia Trento
Joventut Badalona grabbed its fourth consecutive win in Group A by downing Dolomiti Energia Trento 82-65 at home on Tuesday. Joventut improved to 8-2 in the standings while Trento fell to 1-9. Vladimir Brodziansky led the winners with 21 points, Brandon Paul added 14, and Ante Tomic had 10 for Joventut. Johnathan Williams paced Trento with 15 points, and Diego Flaccadori and Cameron Reynolds each added 11 for the visitors. Joel Parra shined early and got help from the entire Joventut frontcourt to give the hosts a double-digit margin, 24-11, after 10 minutes. Tomic, Paul, and Brodziansky soon helped Joventut boost the margin to 43-24 at halftime. Williams stepped up after the break, and Toto Forray and Flaccadori brought Trento within single digits, 56-48, at the end of the third quarter. The guests kept their chances open for the best part of the fourth quarter, but Brodziansky buried three consecutive three-pointers to seal the outcome down the stretch.