By: Jay Yeomans
Published: September 4, 2018
It was a really good weekend for both current and former Cougars.
Not only did the BYU football team come home with an impressive 28-23 road win over Arizona, but a handful of former BYU basketball stars also had big performances in wins.
Tyler Haws started out his return to Spain with a bang as he led Levitec Huesca to a 95-68 win over Alfinden CB. The Cougars’ all-time leading scorer once again showed off his offensive prowess, finishing as the game’s leading scorer with 21 points.
It was a great start for Haws, who is looking to bounce back from an up-and-down campaign in 2017-18.
Tavernari lights it up in big win
Jonathan Tavernari also finished with a strong performance over the weekend as Pallacanestro Cantu came away with a 111-87 win over SAM Basket Massagno.
In the win, the former BYU sharpshooter was one of four Cantu players to score at least 20 points.
The team’s Twitter page shared highlights of the win, including a fastbreak lay-up from Tavernari (No. 45) as well as a right-wing 3-point shot and a nifty pass for a dunk.
Carlino shines in tight win
Matt Carlino had a fantastic game on Sunday as Chorale Roanne Basket came away with a 65-63 win over Orleans Loiret Basket.
In the close game, Carlino made his first start and finished with a team-high 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor, including 3-for-7 from beyond the arc. He added a team-best tying four assists, three rebounds and a steal in 21:19 of work.
Ambrosino leads the way in series-clinching win
Agustin Ambrosino had another huge night as CAN Oruro advanced to the Libobasquet semi-finals with an 80-72 win over Pichincha.
Ambrosino carried the load offensively with a team-high 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the field, including a make on his only 3-point shot and 5-for-6 from the foul line. He added six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 22 minutes on the floor.
Here are some highlights of the Game 5 win from the Vlady O Blanco YouTube Channel. Ambrosino is No. 35 in white.
Up next for Ambrosino and CAN Oruro is a semi-final series against regular-season leader, La Salle Tarija.
Mika sits in blowout loss
Eric Mika missed his second game in a row as Leonessa Basket Brescia got roughed up by Turkish power Anadolu Efes Istanbul, 82-62.
Brescia will be back on the floor on with two more games this week, but it is still unclear if Mika will be playing.