Fuenlabrada Pull Away From Pesky Nitra



5. Mouhamed Sene (Fuenlabrada)
Mouhamed Sene and Fuenlabradaimproved to 4-2 in the EuroChallenge regular season

Sergio Sánchez poured in 21 points and both Leo Mainoldi and Kirk Penny 17 apiece as Fuenlabrada beat Bemaco SPU Nitra in the EuroChallenge.

The Spaniards, who had already clinched a place in the Last 16 but had no chance of overtaking EWE Baskets for first place in Group A, won 93-80 over Nitra to improve to 4-2.

The visitors from Slovakia arrived at the Pabéllon Fernando Martin with just a single victory in five EuroChallenge games, a triumph claimed last week against Norrköping Dolphins.

They led briefly against Fuenlabrada with Robert Vaden hitting a three-pointer to start proceedings.

Sánchez made a lay-up and Lubos Barton followed with a dunk before Sánchez again scored on a drive for Fuenlabrada.

The hosts also got a three-point play by Mouhamed Sene in opening up a 10-3 lead.

Porfirio Fisac's side had their noses in front to stay, although Nitra didn't go away.

Fuenlabrada had a 27-16 advantage by the end of the first quarter and were on top 53-44 at half-time.

Nitra closed the gap to 60-54 with 3:54 to go in the third quarter on a dunk by Ater Majok and after two Mainoldi free-throws, Vaden hit a three-ball to make it 62-57.

Fuenlabrada then pulled away and went in front by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter.


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