|Kyle Shiloh had 15 points for Gaz Metan Medias in domestic action at the weekend|
Three of the eight teams that are involved in do-or-die games on the final day of EuroChallenge Last 16 action will enter the fight with their morale high, following victories on the domestic front at the weekend.
VENTSPILS AND MEDIAS CRUISE, KATAJA FALL
BK Ventspils registered a comfortable 83-59 victory over the Latvia U18 side in LBL action on Sunday, even affording the chance to give playing time to all the players on their squad.
Janis Timma led all scorers with 17 points and added five rebounds while Martins Laksa finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Gaz Metan Medias extended their winning streak in the Romanian LNB to five games with a 71-55 victory on the road at BCM U Pitesti, behind a strong fourth quarter in which they outscored their hosts 22-8.
Joensuun Kataja trailed from start to finish and lost 92-78 away at league leaders KTP-Basket in the Finnish Korisliiga at the weekend.
SZOLNOKI TRIUMPH, PARIS LOSE AT HOME
Playing at home, Szolnoki Olaj came back from eight points down in the final quarter to beat Cedevita 64-59 in Adriatic ABA league action on Saturday.
Paris Levallois saw one of the two players who missed last week's EuroChallenge game against BCM Gravelines Dunkerque through injury return to the line-up at the weekend, but their fortunes did not improve.
Center Sean May played for 27 minutes and contributed 10 points and nine rebounds and forward Jawad Williams did not feature as the Parisians slumped to a 78-70 loss to Dijon at home in French Pro A League action.
BCM meanwhile confirmed their good momentum with a 71-68 win over Le Mans to improve to 15-5 and stay at the top of the Pro A standings.
|Abdul Aminu is in a fine vein of form for Pinar Karsiyaka, scoring 20 points on the weekend|
BAD WEEKEND FOR TOFAS, KHIMIK, DOLPHINS
Khimik Yuzhne gave up 50 to Mykolaiv in the second half of their Ukraine Superleague encounter and succumbed to an 82-68 defeat on the road, despite leading by one point at the half-time interval.
Norrköping Dolphins never managed to overcome a poor start to the game and suffered a shock 80-67 home defeat to LF Basket in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday.