CAI Zaragoza got back to its winning ways, running over Belfius Mons Hainaut 65-104 on Tuesday. Win improved Zaragoza to 3-3, getting it back into Last 32 race, while Belfius Mons remained winless and all but mathematically eliminated. Zaragoza controlled things the entire game, and pulled away with a 2-15 run late in the second quarter for 33-48 halftime lead. Margin kept growing in the second half, and reached 51 points late in the game. Michael Roll and Jonathan Tabu scored 14 points apiece for Zaragoza, Albert Fontet had 12 points in 10 minutes, while Pere Tomas and Jon Stefansson each had 11 points. Talor Battle scored 16 points in defeat, while Robert Vaden had 12, and Demontez Stitt had 10 for the hosts who did not attempt a single free throw in the game.
Tabu and Tomas hit triples for an early 2-9 lead, before Battle strung together 7 points to get the hosts within 13-16. A three-pointer from Vaden at the end of the first quarter made it 18-20, and Lorenzo Giancaterino kept the hosts in touch. However, the visitors put together a 2-15 run, as Tabu nailed three-pointers on both ends of the run, and with help from Giorgi Shermadini and Tomas, Zaragoza pulled away to 26-41. Before the end of the quarter, Tabu hit another one from downtown, but Monwell Randle answered with a three-pointer, and a layup from Stitt made it 33-48 at halftime. Margin kept growing in the fourth quarter, with six different scorers in as many minutes, capped with a three-pointer from Viktor Sanikidze for 38-62. Vaden answered with back-to-back threes for the hosts, but Fontet made sure margin stays unchanged, 48-72 after three quarters. In the fourth, with game out of hand, Vaden nailed his third three-pointer and 55-75, but Zaragoza soon went on a 2-18 run. Pedro Llompart sparked it with a triple, Javier Martin and Jon Stefansson hit shots from downtown, too, before Fontet made it 63-104, biggest margin of the night.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013