|03 December 2013|
|Courdon Higgins assured Triumph Lyubertsy remained perfect with 19 points.|
Triumph Lyubertsy booked their ticket to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with an 80-70 victory at Körmend to remain perfect at 4-0 in Group D.
Courdon Higgins led Triumph with 19 points while Dmitry Kulagin scored 15 points and Kyle Landry collected 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Körmend dropped to 1-3 despite Zarko Rakocevic scoring 20 points. Rolland Török added 14 points and Muhammad El-Amin had 12 points in the loss.
With the guests leading 12-9, Higgins and Kulagin combined for 10 points in a 12-0 Lyubertsy run to open a 15-point lead 24-9. The cushion was 26-14 after one quarter.
Körmend were able to close the gap to eight points in the second quarter - 32-24 - but Lyubertsy were up 42-30 at intermission.
The hosts trimmed the deficit to nine points but Triumph used a 7-0 surge to take a game-high 16-point advantage, 53-37. After closing the gap to 10 points, Körmend trailed 65-53 after three quarters.
Gergely Kutasi's triple trimmed the margin to nine points and it was only an eight-point game 76-68 with 1:23 left to play. But Körmend turned the ball over on their next two possessions.