|06 November 2012|
|Adam Chubb had 10 points and 7 rebounds as EWE Baskets began their 2012/2013 EuroBasket campaign with a win|
Julius Jenkins scored 19 points and Dru Joyce did a great job setting up his teammates as EWE Baskets Oldenburg picked up an 87-70 victory at home over Szolnoki Olaj in Group F play of the EuroChallenge.
Rickey Paulding added 17 points for the German hosts while Adam Chubb had 10 points and seven rebounds and Joyce collected eight points and 12 assists. Marton Bader paced the Hungarian guests with 16 points and seven rebounds while Sead Sehovic added 14 points and Brandon Gay scored 13.
Oldenburg took the lead 13-8 early and the gap grew steadily to 10 points, 24-14, before Szolnoki added three late points to be back with seven at the end of the first quarter.
Gay and Balazs Simon nailed three-pointers to spark a mini 9-2 run to bring Szolnoki within 33-31. Joyce answered with a long ball of his own and the Germans led 42-34 at halftime.
Jenkins and Paulding opened the second half with three balls to spark a 10-0 run for a 52-34 advantage. Bader would not let his team die without a fight but Oldenburg were too deep, pulling ahead 65-50 after three quarters.
Szolnoki Olaj had one more run in them, a 10-0 surge to start the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 67-60. But Dominik Bahiense de Mello and Jenkins both nailed triples in a 10-2 run to make it 79-64 with just over two minutes left to decide the game.