|12 March 2013|
|Lamayn Wilson had a solid debut for Krasnye Krylia with 12 points and 9 rebounds|
An understrength Telekom Baskets Bonn have been left with everything to do to remain alive at home on Thursday, falling to Krasnye Krylia 80-60 in game one of the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs on Tuesday night.
After being gracious hosts by allowing their visitors to score the opening points of the night, Krasnye Krylia bit back with a vengeance, picking up 12 points over the course of the next two minutes to open up a 12-2 lead.
Half-time arrived and the early advantage given up still had not been breached as Chester Simmons' sharp-shooting from beyond the arc stretched the home team's lead out to 19 points when the hooter sounded.
Simmons completed the opening half with 13 points on three-for-four three-point shooting whilst fellow American Omar Thomas had 11.
If Telekom Baskets were going to make an indent on the deficit they were facing in the second half, it was going to require someone to light up from outside the arc.
However, the nine-man roster could only manage a paltry 3-for-21 from downtown on the night, as the guests failed to make an impression on the hefty gap.
Sergey Bazarevich used his sizable half-time advantage to rotate his bench for the last 20 minutes with every one of his 12 players seeing at least eight minutes court time, meaning his starting players barely troubled the scorers in the second half.
Simmons went on to finish with a team-high 16 points, whilst Thomas was one back with 15. New signing Lamayn Wilson chipped in with 12 points and nine boards.
Robert Vaden topped scoring for the Germans with 14 points.