|03 February 2009|
Proteas EKA AEL trounced Ural Great in Cyprus on Tuesday for their second straight win in as many EuroChallenge Top 16 games.
Dragan Raca's team turned this contest into a laugher in the third quarter and rolled to a 102-75 triumph in Group K.
The Cypriot giants, who hosted last year's EuroCup Final Four, reeled off the game's first six points and kept the pressure on, opening a 26-16 lead early in the second quarter on Aleksandar Radojevic's tap-in off a missed Vujadin Subotic lay-up.
Milan Dozet scored eight of his 15 points in the game in that strong start for Proteas.
Quincy Taylor's one-of-two effort at the line with three seconds remaining in the second quarter increased his points haul to 13 and gave the home side a 50-37 half-time advantage.
Proteas big man Haris Mujezinovic sparked a 7-0 run at the start of the third quarter with a three-pointer to give Raca's team a 57-37 lead and they kept the pressure on.
With 10 minutes to go, the home team's lead had ballooned to 80-52 and they was no chance of a Ural Great comeback.
Darrel Mitchell had a team-high 25 points for Proteas with Taylor contributing 23.
Proteas finished 10 of 21 from long range.
Darius Vashington had a game-high 26 points in defeat for Ural Great.