Oradea In Control Against Paks



Oradea are still in with a chance to progress to the Second Round after their home win against Paks

CSM Oradea had four players score 17 points or more in collecting a crucial 90-74 home victory over Atomerömü Paks in Group B of the EuroChallenge.

Radovan Markovic led the way with 20 points while Titus Nicoara had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Sean Denison added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Oradea, who improved to 2-2 in the group. Vujadin Subotic chipped in 17 points in the win.

Rodney McGruder poured in 27 points for Atomerömü, who dropped to 1-3 with the defeat. Janos Eilingsfeld added 18 points in the losing effort.

After Oradea jumped ahead 11-2, Atomerömü fought their way back into the game and tied it at 17-17. The hosts were up 21-17 after one quarter.

Oradea pushed the lead to 27-19 but Atomerömü answered with an 11-3 run to knot it again at 30-30. William Franklin and Nicoara combined for 11 points in Oradea's 15-2 surge and led 45-34 at halftime.

An 11-2 Oradea run made it 56-36 and the hosts were up 68-48 after three quarters.

Atomerömü started the fourth quarter with a 14-4 run and then Gergely Körtélyesi and Deonta Vaugh nailed three-balls to cut the deficit to 76-70 with four minutes left. But Oradea used a 10-2 to finish off the game.


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