|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.