20 September, 2018
01 May, 2019
44 Deyan Ivanov (LUKO), 1 Ilari Seppala (KATA), 6 Bozhidar Avramov (LUKO)
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Lukoil Levski and Alba Fehervar double win tallies; Petrolina AEK edge Belfius Mons-Hainaut

MUNICH (FIBA Europe Cup) – Lukoil Levski and Alba Fehervar maintained their momentum in the FIBA Europe Cup, securing their second wins of the Regular Season on Tuesday evening, while Petrolina AEK got on the board with a close-fought bounce-back win over Belfius Mons-Hainaut.

Kaloyan and Deyan Ivanov carried the Bulgarian title holders Levski to a 2-0 record in Group F with a 94-86 triumph over Kataja Basket, who were coming off a sensational upset over Aris in Thessaloniki.

The twin towers overpowered their opponents from Finland in Sofia with a combined effort of 35 points, 26 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Kaloyan Ivanov registered 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Deyan chipped in with a 15-point and 13-rebound double-double with 4 assists.

Kaloyan Ivanov dominated against Kataja Basket

Bozhidar Avramov also filled the boxscore with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists for the home side. Meanwhile, the Kataja Basket one-two punch of Ilari Seppala and Rahlir Jefferson had 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Alba Fehervar could not do without another dramatic finish in Group F, edging the visiting Rilski Sportist 84-80 in Hungary to maintain an undefeated record.

The Branislav Dzunic-coached side had six different players in double figures, with Kyron Cartwright leading the way with 15 points and 7 assists. Allerik Freeman collected 14 points, while Marko Filipovity contributed with 12 points.

Kyron Cartwright played a key role in guiding Alba Fehervar to a 2-0 mark 

For Rilski Sportist, Arthur Edwards had 18 points, as Martin Marinov and Jalen Jenkins chipped in with 15 points apiece in the losing effort.

In the last game of the day, Petrolina AEK earned their first victory of the FIBA Europe Cup campaign, beating Belfius Mons-Hainaut 83-78 behind terrific play by point guard Kyle Vinales.

The 26-year-old player finished the night with a game-high 31 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 12-of-13 form the free-throw line. Jure Skific and Iakovos Panteli added 14 points each.

Kyle Vinales scored 31 points for Petrolina AEK

Despite erasing a 14-point deficit and jumping out to a 75-69 lead in the fourth quarter, Mons-Hainaut let the game slip out of their hands, as the guests from Nicosia mounted a 14-3 run to close the game.

Chris Jones was the top scorer for the hosts with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, while Idris Lasisi added 14 points and 5 assists.