|03 December 2013|
|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.