EWE Baskets Cruise Past Körmend

21.11.2012

EUROCHALLENGE

23. Rickey Paulding (EWE Baskets)
Rickey Paulding led a balanced Oldenburg attack with 15 points

Ten players scored at least five points as EWE Baskets Oldenburg cruised to a 95-64 victory at home over Lami Ved Körmend to remain undefeated in Group F action in the EuroChallenge.

Robin Smeulders and Rickey Paulding both scored 15 points and Julius Jenkins and Chris Kramer each added 12 points as Oldenburg won their third straight home game to top the group.

Körmend dropped to 0-3 - with two road losses - despite Zvonko Buljan scoring 21 points, Matthew Shaw hitting for 16 and Csaba Ferencz adding 14 points.

Oldenburg jumped on the Hungarian guests right away with a 12-0 run to open a 14-2 lead. Körmend pulled to within 16-10 but the balanced hosts increased the cushion to 23-10 before leading 23-13 after one quarter.

Two scores by Buljan and a long ball from Ferencz cut the gap to 30-23. Oldenburg however rattled off a 13-5 run and led 43-28 at halftime.

Shaw and Ferencz were on target in bringing the margin to 43-33 but Jenkins answered with a triple. And after Vincent Simpson cut the deficit to 52-42, Oldenburg went on an 11-0 run for a 63-42 lead. The cushion was 71-47 after three quarters.

The hosts cruised out to a 10-2 surge to start the fourth period to bury all hopes of a comeback, leading 81-49. The lead would grow to 33 points and Körmend would not get closer than 29 the rest of the way.


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