Three former Cougars delivered very strong performances on the hardwood on Friday.
Matt Carlino had his best game of the young season as Chorale Roanne Basket came away with an 81-68 win over Poitiers.
The former BYU guard took home game MVP honors, finishing with a game-high 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point land and a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line. Carlino added five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in 25 minutes off the bench.
Carlino did most of his damage on the offensive end of the floor in the fourth quarter, registering 13 points including three clutch triples to turn a close game into a comfortable win.
On the season, the well-traveled guard is third in the league in scoring, averaging 23.5 points on 61.5 percent shooting from the floor, 54.5 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 24 minutes a contest.
Davies shines in EuroLeague action
Brandon Davies had another terrific showing in EuroLeague, but it wasn’t enough as Zalgiris Kaunas fell to Fenerbahce Istanbul, 82-75.
In the tough home loss, Davies finished second on the team with 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. He added six rebounds (two on the offensive end), and two steals in 24:58 of work.
Davies shared his thoughts on the loss in a postgame interview shared by the BC Zalgiris Kaunas YouTube channel.
In three EuroLeague games, Davies is averaging 12.7 points on 53.6 percent shooting with 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 26:16.
Luckily for Davies and Zalgiris, they won’t have too much time to dwell on the setback as they step right back into Lithuanian League play where they will square off with Dzukija on Monday.
Haws leads the way in key win
Tyler Haws came through with a strong outing as Levitec Huesca knocked off previously undefeated Retabet Bilbao Basket, 76-69.
Haws led the way for Huesca in the win with a team-high 15 points on the strength of a 9-for-9 shooting day from the charity stripe. He also contributed four rebounds and an assist while playing a game-high 33 minutes.
It’s the fourth straight double-figure scoring night for Haws to start the season while leading Huesca to three wins in its first four tries.
On the season, BYU’s all-time leading scorer is averaging 14.3 points a night on 48.7 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent from the foul line. He also chips in with 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 28:22.