By: Jay Yeomans
Published: October 27, 2018
Jimmer Fredette came up huge, scoring 17 of his team’s 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Shanghai Sharks overcame a 10-point deficit to knock off the Jilin Northeast Tigers, 109-102.
The former BYU guard led the way for Shanghai in the home win, registering 32 points on 11-for-25 shooting from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the foul line. He added seven rebounds to go along with game bests of seven assists and five steals in 45 minutes of work.
Luis Scola added 25 points, 11 rebounds and five assists while Dong Qilin totaled 14 points and nine rebounds as the Sharks improved to 3-1 on the young season.
Former NBA players Dominique Jones and Maciej Lampe carried the load for Jilin in the loss. Jones totaled 38 points and 10 rebounds while Lampe recorded 35 points, 20 rebounds and four assists.
Through four games, Fredette is averaging 34.5 points on 50 percent shooting from the field, 41.2 percent from 3-point land and 100 percent from the foul line (28-for-28) in 40 minutes a night.
Up next for Jimmer and the Sharks is a Halloween date with the Jiangsu Dragons who are riding a two-game winning streak.
Davies comes up big in EuroLeague overtime thriller
Despite being in foul trouble most of the night, Brandon Davies delivered a fantastic offensive performance and BC Zalgiris Kaunas held on to beat Greek power Panathinaikos Opap Athens, 87-83 in overtime.
The former BYU big man finished with a team-high 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field and 6-for-8 from the foul line. He added four rebounds (two on the offensive end) and a block in just 22:14 on the floor.
Davies also provided the biggest bucket of the night as he tapped in a missed shot in the final 10 seconds of regulation to tie the score at 76 and push the game into the extra session.
The BC Zalgiris Kaunas Twitter page shared highlights of Davies doing work on the offensive end.
On the EuroLeague season, Davies is averaging 14 points on 56.8 percent shooting with 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25:16.
Haws scores season-high in big win
Tyler Haws had his best offensive showing of the season as Levitec Huesca crushed Caceres Patrimonio de la Human 86-59.
Haws paced Huesca in the win with a team-high 18 points on 7-for-11 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-6 from beyond the arc while making his only free throw in 25 minutes of action.
On the season, Haws is averaging 15 points a night on 52 percent shooting from the floor with 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27:39.
Collinsworth makes first appearance with the 905
Kyle Collinsworth made the start as the Raptors 905 dismantled the Erie Bayhawks, 141-102.
While the former BYU guard didn’t look to score much, Collinsworth did a little bit of everything else in the win. He finished with two points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes.
It was the lone preseason game for Collinsworth and the 905 who have a week off before they start the regular season at home against the Delaware Blue Coats next Saturday.
The latest on Carlino and Abouo in France
Matt Carlino had another solid night off the bench as Roanne stayed undefeated with an 80-61 win over Nantes. He finished with seven points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 23 minutes.
On the season, Carlino is putting up 18 points a night on 52.9 percent shooting from the field, 50 percent from distance and 100 percent from the line. He also chips in with 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.7 minutes.
As for Charles Abouo, he totaled seven points, five assists and three rebounds in 24 minutes as Blois knocked off Denain, 74-58.
On the season, Abouo is averaging 10.7 points on 50 percent shooting with 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.3 minutes.
Mika struggling to find minutes with Brescia
Eric Mika has had a difficult time finding his way in his first season in Brescia. The former BYU inside force had another difficult night as his Germani Brescia Leonessa crawled out of a 22-point first-quarter hole to beat Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, 69-61.
In the win, Mika totaled two points on 50 percent shooting with a rebound and a block in. He also committed three turnovers and pick up three fouls in just 6:30 on the court.
In four EuroCup games, Mika is averaging 3.8 points on 55.6 percent shooting with 2.0 rebounds in 10:32.