|Andrew Albicy and Paris Levallios came back from 19 points in arrears to win their opening EuroChallenge encounter of the new season|
Maleye Ndoye scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Paris Levallois to a fantastic comeback, reversing a 19-point third quarter deficit for a 91-75 victory at BCMU Pitesti in Group E of the EuroChallenge.
Four other Paris players scored in double figures including Jawad Williams with 13 points and Andrew Albicy, who had 12 points and eight assists. Marcel Jones paced the Romanian home side with 21 points and seven rebounds while Damien Kinloch added 16 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort.
Pitesti used an 11-2 run for an 18-8 first quarter lead. Alexandru Negut and Drasko Albijanic both nailed triples to push the cushion to 28-15 after 10 minutes.
Sean May scored the first seven points of the second quarter for Levallois and a John Cox triple trimmed it to 30-25. But Jones and Kinloch combined for all 11 points in an 11-0 run and Pitesti went into the locker room ahead 49-31.
The lead increased to 52-33 on Negut's triple early in the third quarter. But Ndoye made five straight shots including four three-pointers to start an 11-0 Paris run and the French side was within 61-58 after three quarters.
Williams tallied six points in a 15-0 Paris rampage to start the fourth for a 73-61 lead and triples by Williams and Ndoye made it 79-63 and the hosts would not get closer than 10 points the rest of the way.