EWE Baskets Remain Unbeaten



Bobby Brown - EWE Baskets
Bobby Brown had 20 points for the EWE Baskets, who are looking like favourites in the EuroChallenge

EWE Baskets underlined their status as one of the teams to beat in the EuroChallenge with an 83-77 victory at Fuenlabrada.

The German club swept the Spanish side after outscoring them 26-18 in the last quarter.

EWE Baskets hammered Fuenlabrada 85-66 in their November 15 meeting in Oldenburg.

The two sides have clinched their spots in the Last 16.

Tuesday's game wasn't decided until the final minute.

Ferran Laviña's three-pointer for Fuenlabrada had knotted the game at 76-76 with 55 seconds to go.

Laviña then fouled Bobby Brown and the guard sank both free-throws to take his points haul to 20 and put the visitors back in front.

Rickey Paulding, whose six shots from behind the arc had helped bury Fuenlabrada in the first encounter, next made a big play for EWE Baskets.

Paulding stole the ball from 23-year-old guard Joaquin Colom and dunked almost immediately after to stretch the lead to 80-76.

Leo Mainoldi earned a trip to the line for Fuenlabrada but made just the first of two free-throws and Paulding came down with the rebound after the miss.

Fuenlabrada fouled Kenny Hasbrouck and he sank only one of two at the line, but Kirk Penny was off target for Fuenlabrada from long range and Brown rebounded for the visitors.

The hosts fouled Brown and he missed both, yet Mainoldi was off target from behind the arc and Adam Chubb capped a terrific performance with a dunk for the six-point victory.

Chubb finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners, with teammate Milan Majstorovic adding 17 points and seven boards.

Mainoldi had a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds in defeat for Fuenlabrada, who played without big man Gustavo Ayon - the Player of the Month for November in the Liga Endesa.

Fuenlabrada turned the ball over 21 times.

Chubb had a game-high three steals.

The winners were nine of 29 from long range and Fuenlabrada 13 of 30.


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