ETHA Encomi won the second battle of Nicosia teams on Tuesday, 74-67 over Apoel, to stay firmly in the hunt for a place in the next round of the EuroChallenge.
Thrashed 86-59 in the first Group G meeting back on November 16, ETHA Encomi returned home and got 20 points from Valdas Dabkus.
With the game knotted at 10-10 just 2:31 left in the first quarter, the hosts rattled off eight unanswered points.
Anthony King and Kenvarrios Tutt made lay-ups before King split a pair of free-throws and Dejan Cup followed with a shot from the arc.
Antonis Constantinides' men stayed in front the rest of the way.
King and Tutt each scored 13 points in the victory.
Apoel (1-3) lost despite out-rebounding ETHA 43-29.
Arthur Lee had 12 points in defeat.