In an all-French showdown, Paris Levallois picked up its first Eurocup win by hitting 12triples in 83-65 win over Asvel Villeurbanne Lyon on Tuesday. Win improved Paris to 1-3, while Asvel dropped to 2-2 in Group C. Behind Landing Sane and Daniel Ewing, the hosts made a 21-4 run that bridged the first and second quarters, grabbed 31-16 lead and never relinquished it. Sane had 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Nicolas Lang also scored 16 for the hosts. Elton Brown had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, Malaye Ndoye netted 12, and Daniel Ewing had 7 points and 8 assists in victory. Chris Wright scored 13 for Asvel, Edwin Jackson had 11 and Amara Sy 10 in defeat.
Andrew Albicy opened the game with a triple, and Ndoye hit one behind the arc for Paris in the early going, but Jackson scored 6 of 7 free throws, and with a help from Wright and Travis Leslie, made it 10-12 midway through the first quarter. But the hosts did not allow a field goal for more than 4 minutes, as Sane hit a three to spark a run, and Ndoye hit another one to help make it 22-14 after the first quarter. With Ewing feeding his teammates, Sane added to a tally with a fastbreak layup and a triple in the second quarter, before Ndoye made it 31-16. The two teams proceeded to trade baskets, before a triple from Giovan Oniangue, and couple more from Lang extended it to 46-27. Marko Keselj hit Asvel’s first three-pointer of the night, sparking a run that cut it to 46-34 at halftime. After the break, Wright nailed a triple and Uche Nsonwu strung together 6 points for 51-43, but Albicy and Lang scored from downtown to snap the run and re-establish a double-digit advantage. Teams continued trading baskets throughout the third quarter, with Aloysius Anagonye and Brown helping the hosts to 63-52 at the end of three quarters, before Sane and Ewing created 6-0 at the start of the fourth as Paris pulled away to 69-52. Thomas Larrouquis hit a jumper, later a triple for Asvel, but Brown extended it to 19 points, before Sane and Lang hit triples in the closing minutes to round out the scoring.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013