BYU Cougs in the news: Davies has great shooting night in big win; Aytes shines in first pro game

By: Jay Yeomans

Published: September 11, 2018

Brandon Davies delivered another strong performance in limited minutes on Sunday as Zalgiris Kaunas hammered Nevezis, 99-64.

The former BYU big man has a terrific day shooting the ball in the big win, totaling nine points on 80 percent shooting from the floor, while converting on his only free throw. Davies added five rebounds, two assists, a pair of steals and a block in just 15:53 of action.

The BC Zalgiris Kaunas YouTube channel shared highlights of the game, including every basket from Davies.

Ambrosino shines as CAN Oruro advances to league finals

Agustin Ambrosino came through in a big way as he had terrific games on back-to-back nights as CAN Oruro upset La Salle Tarija 3-1 to advance to the Libobasquet championship round.

Ambrosino was especially good in the 91-88 game 3 win when he totaled 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from distance. He also contributed five rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

In the 80-76 game 4 win, Ambrosino added 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field. He also chipped in with seven rebounds and an assist as to help knock off the regular-season champions and make in to the finals.

In the three wins, Ambrosino managed 15.7 points on 60 percent shooting from the field, 57.1 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the charity stripe. He also recorded 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26.7 minutes.

Aytes has big game in huge win

Jamal Aytes had a really nice showing as his Starwings Basket Regio Basel crushed Swiss lower division team BC Baeren Kleinbasel, 102-55 over the weekend.

The former Cougars finished second on Starwings in scoring as he poured in 16 points.

The latest on Tavernari in Italy

Tavernari had two solid showing over the weekend as Pallacanestro Cantu advanced to the Finals for the Lombadia Trophy before losing their first game of the year.

In a 96-89 win over Vanoli Cermona, the former BYU deep threat totaled six points, before contributing nine points in a 94-76 loss to Varese Pallacanestro.

Abouo shows off all-around game in tough losses

Charles Abouo didn’t have much success shooting the ball over the weekend in a pair of losses, but did show off his ability to impact the game in other ways.

His best overall showing came in a 94-67 setback against Le Portal where the former BYU swingman finished with six points, a team-best six assists, five rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes of a work.


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