22 September, 2021
27 April, 2022
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Avtodor, Reggio Emilia remain unbeaten in Second Round as four home teams pick up wins

MUNICH (Germany) - It was four wins from four for the home teams on Wednesday as FIBA Europe Cup action resumed with two teams maintaining their perfect records.

Avtodor Saratov came out on top in an unbeaten clash with Bahcesehir College as they secured a hard-fought 75-70 victory to move to 3-0. Neither side led in double digits in the contest, but the visitors had looked in control at 53-46 late in the third before Avtodor rallied in the fourth and eventually moved ahead with 3:05 left on the clock.

Sam Dekker posted 16 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double, while Jamar Smith netted 15 points, though they were unable to help inspire another win for Bahcesehir as their unbeaten run came to an end.

It was a second win in the competition in 2022 for the Russian side as they had also enjoyed a dramatic 84-81 triumph over London Lions on Saturday in a previously postponed fixture.

Meanwhile, the Lions were back in action with a chance to snap their losing run but dropped to 0-3 in Group L as Bakken Bears got off the mark themselves in a 95-80 home victory. Darko Jukic led the way with a 20-point haul, while Travis Taylor pulled down 17 rebounds to go with 6 points in the win.

Unahotels Reggio Emilia are the other team to extend their perfect record to three games in the Second Round as they overcame Telenet Giants Antwerp, 86-72, in Group J. Five players reached double figures for the Italian side with Osvaldas Olisevicius netting four triples in his 17 points.

Kyiv-Basket picked up their second win in the Second Round as they held off a spirited challenge from HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim for a 73-71 success. Mike Caffey top-scored for the hosts with 20 points as they needed a 23-13 fourth quarter effort to prevail as TJ Shorts had 23 points and 9 assists in vain for the German visitors.

Elsewhere, Parma-Parimatch take on ZZ Leiden in Thursday's only fixture with three games from Gameday 3 to be rescheduled following their postponements this week.