Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com-Scanpix
Credit ZUMAPRESS.com-Scanpix

Gran Canaria (1-1) took their first victory in the new 7DAYS EuroCup season.

The Spanish team 85-81 (25-25, 24-19, 17-22, 19-15) beat Promitheas Patras (0-2) away from home.

With 2:13 left to play, Ray Kendrick made a 3-pointer and cut the hosts' deficit to 1 point (80-81). However, Artem Pustovyi answered with a bucket, while John Shurna made both free throws at the end and secured Gran Canaria's victory (85-81).

Gran Canaria was led by Shurna, who finished the game with 17 points (4/6 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 3/3 FT), 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 blocks, and 26 PIR.

For Promitheas, Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos scored 21 points (0/3 2PT, 6/8 3PT, 3/3 FT), and added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 28 PIR.

The hosts made 16 3-pointers out of 30 tries (53%), but that wasn't enough for the victory. However, Gran Canaria was also solid from deep, finishing with 13 threes out of 29 attempts (45%).

Promitheas: Nikolaos Rogkavopoulos 21 (6/8 3PT, 28 PIR), Isaiah Miles 14 (4/6 3PT), Kendrick Ray 13 (3/6 3PT), Jerai Grant 12.

Gran Canaria: Dylan Ennis 20 (5/9 3PT), John Shurna 17 (4/6 2PT, 11 REB, 26 PIR), Artem Pustovyi 10 (5/9 2PT), Andrew Albicy 10 (8 AST).

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