|Blake Schilb hurt Cluj with his 17 points, 5 assists and 5 steals as Elan Chalon wnet on to win on the road |
Malcolm Delaney poured in 33 points to spark Elan Chalon in an 85-81 victory at CSU Mobitelco on Tuesday.
In the EuroChallenge Regular Season opener for both sides, Delaney hit nine of his 16 shots from the floor, including three of six from behind the arc.
After Blake Schilb scored six points in a row for Chalon to knot the Group E encounter at 65-65 with 7:13 to go in the game, Delaney struck with one of his shots from long range to put the visitors in front for good.
Kendall Dykes was sensational for the Romanian team and his dunk midway through the fourth quarter cut the French outfit's lead to 70-69.
Chalon then reeled off six consecutive points, including a jumper by Delaney and a three-ball by Nicolas Lang.
A Dykes three with five seconds to play trimmed the Chalon advantage to 83-81, but the hosts fouled Delaney and he sank two free-throws before time expired.
Schilb finished with 17 points and five steals.
Dykes had 23 points in defeat.