Big 4th Quarter Carries Reggio Emilia



Greg Brunner (Reggio Emilia)
Greg Brunner had 12 points on the night as one of five Reggio Emilia players to record double figures

Reggio Emilia used a 14-1 fourth quarter run to power to an 86-75 home victory over Team TEHO Sport Kotka to secure first place in Group E and reach the Last 16.

All five starters scored in double figures for 4-1 Reggio Emilia, paced by 18 points from Troy Bell. Andrea Cinciarini added 14 and Greg Brunner had 12.

Kotka dropped to 2-3 despite 21 points from Sharaud Curry with Jukka Matinen scoring 17 and Ryan Ayers adding 16.

Reggio pulled ahead 6-0 and led 13-10 when Kotka used a 6-0 run to take their first lead. It went back and forth with Emilia up 22-18 and the guests leading 23-22 after one quarter.

The back and forth rhythm continued until Kotka's 12-0 run for a 38-30 advantage. Emilia answered with the next 10 points to regain the lead but trailed 41-40 at intermission.

Neither team could break away in the third quarter, which ended with Reggio up 54-53.

Kotka scored the first six points of the fourth quarter but Reggio punched right back with a 14-1 run for a 68-60 lead.

The margin was up to 10 points at 76-66 and grew to as many as 13 late in the game.



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