MoraBanc's clutch threes denied Zenit's comeback

Jan 16, 2019 by Print
MoraBanc's clutch threes denied Zenit's comeback

Whenever Zenit St. Petersburg tried to get back into its home game against MoraBanc Andorra, it seemed the guests answered with a big three-pointer. And those long-range shots left MoraBanc as the only undefeated team in Group H of the Top 16.

Coach Ibon Navarro's team from the Pyrenees tied its EuroCup season high with 13 made three-pointers in its 71-80 victory over Zenit. Six of those came with MoraBanc either trailing or up by 4 points or fewer.

Dylan Ennis nailed 4 three-pointers in scoring 19 points – 1 point off his career high. John Shurna's 18 points were also 1 shy of his career high and the big man knocked down 5 threes. MoraBanc connected on 13 of its 32 shots from behind the arc (40.6%) to match the 13 triples the team made in its 103-95 victory at home over ratiopharm Ulm in Round 4 of the regular season.

With all the threes falling against Zenit, MoraBanc did not need another big scoring night from Andrew Albicy, who settled for 10 points from 5 shot attempts to go with 7 assists after scoring 22 and 21 points, respectively, in the first two games of the Top 16.