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Ekaterinburg Step Closer To Advancing

03 December 2013
EUROCHALLENGE
22. Lance Harris (Ural Ekaterinburg)
Lance Harris paced Ural Ekaterinburg with 21 points

Lance Harris's 21 points paced four players in double figures as Ural Ekaterinburg picked up a crucial home victory in Group F of the EuroChallenge, beating KRKA Novo Mesto 79-68.

Aaron McGhee added 18 points, Dmitry Flis had 13 and Anton Glazunov chipped in 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Ekaterinburg, who improved to 3-1 in the group.

Matej Rojc led Novo Mesto with 11 points while three others had 10 points as the Slovenians dropped to 2-2 in the group.

The game was tight in the first quarter until the hosts used a 10-0 run to finish the period with a 27-20 lead. Ekaterinburg scored the first five points of the second quarter to push the run to 15-0.

After Novo Mesto trimmed the deficit to eight points, the hosts built their biggest lead of the game, 47-31. The score was 47-34 at intermission.

Novo Mesto went on an 8-0 run to start the second half and got the margin down to 52-49 before Ekaterinburg answered with a 10-0 surge and were up 66-53 after three quarters.

Novo Mesto pulled the deficit to 74-68 with 2:10 remaining but Ekaterinburg did not allow another point the rest of the way.

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