Paris Find Another Gear, Beat Szolnoki

29 January 2013
15. Jawad Williams (Paris Levallois)
Jawad Williams was instrumental in Paris Levallois' win, scoring 23 points.

Paris Levallois raced away in the final quarter to hand Szolnoki Olaj their first defeat in Group J of the EuroChallenge Last 16, 93-71.

Szolnoki had dominated the second period, outscoring Paris 28-16 to erase a narrow home lead and go in at half-time leading 45-35.

Akos Horvath's three-pointer made it 48-37 early in the third period, but that proved to be Szolnoki's high-water mark as Paris rallied, drawing level at 55 when John Cox's jump-shot capped an 8-0 spurt.

Maleye Ndoye soon followed it with a three-pointer, and Paris kept piling it on to lead 64-59 at the end of the period.

The run continued in the fourth quarter, becoming a 24-4 charge when Sean May completed a three-point play from the line with 8:53 to go.

Paris went on to outscore the visitors 54-26 in the second half.

Jawad Williams led Paris with 23 points while Cox and Antoine Diot had 15 each. Andrew Albicy had 13 and May 11.

James Florence and Rashad Bell led Szolnoki with 13 each, while Horvath and Sead Sehovic collected 10 apiece.


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