|Kyle Shiloh led the way for Gaz Metan Medias on Tuesday evening with 17 points|
Gaz Metan Medias picked up a second road win in Group D of EuroChallenge as they held off Kormend to triumph 73-68 in Hungary.
Medias led almost from start to finish, but had a scare when Kormend rallied to tie it with a little over six minutes to go.
Their response was swift and firm, however, as they reeled off nine unanswered points to ensure Kormend could not trouble them again.
Kyle Shiloh led the way with 17 points while Aurelian Dumitrescu added 12 and Slavisa Bogavac had 11.
Medias jumped out to an early 7-2 lead and the game quickly settled down, the visitors holding a narrow lead which Kormend only once snatched for themselves - Devon Moore scoring six quick points to have them up 27-26.
They enjoyed the lead for all of 13 seconds before Shiloh took it back, and it looked as though Medias would pull away for good as another Shiloh basket early in the third period made it 43-33.
But Kormend kept scrapping, and a Jeremy Fears jump-shot tied it at 59 with 6:19 to go.
Again Medias crushed the rally before it could gain any further traction, with Shiloh scoring five in a 9-0 run.
Attila Farkas' three-pointer and a Gergely Kutasi lay-up gave Kormend hope, down four with 1:53 to go and Fears made it a two-point game when he went to the line with 21 seconds left for two free throws.
Willie Kemp responded at the opposite end to make it 72-68 with 19 seconds left and a Fears turnover then effectively ended Kormend's night.
Fears led the hosts with 19 points while Zarko Rakocevic added 16 and Farkas 14.
Gaz Metan Medias Head Coach Marcel Dan Tenter
"It was a good game with a good opponent and I am very happy that we won this game. Once we believed that a seven to nine-point lead is enough for us the home team players started to fight again. We are in a very difficult situation in our local championship and in the EuroChallenge as well so this great win came at a very good time. I think it will have a good result also on the team spirit.
Inkognito Fashion Körmend BC Head Coach Tamás Hencsey
"Congratulations to the winning team. We made a lot of mistakes in our defence but I can accept the 73 points we got. We had more problems with the offence. We could rise sometimes from the gaps we had but when I check our three-point shooting accuracy which was 3-of-20. That tells me the reason for the result."
Gaz Metan Medias Player Aurelian Dumitrescu
"It was a very tough game. We are very happy to win because at home in the championship, the last game we lost, and now this win comes at the right time. Congratulations to Körmend becasue they played well."
Inkongnito Fashion Körmend Player Attila Farkas
"I can say the same as our coach. There was some parts of the offence where we have to improve. There were time lapses which caused our loss. Congratulation to Medias. We have to improve and go on our way."