Kramer makes Champions League history in EWE Baskets win


Chris Kramer made Basketball Champions League history as EWE Baskets kept their battle for a top-two place in Group C alive with a 106-77 win over Muratbey Usak Sportif.

The point guard reached double figures for points, assists and rebounds in the victory on Tuesday, the first player to achieve such a feat.

Kramer's 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds made him EWE Baskets' key player in a big win that keeps them level with Neptunas Klaipeda and one point behind group leaders ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne.

The group's top two sides both lost their latest matches, with Lyon going down 77-72 to Ventspils, ending their eight-game winning streak, while Neptunas were beaten 82-73 by a Thaddeus McFadden-inspired PAOK.

Varese ended their four-game losing streak to the side just above them in Group C, Rosa Radom, Eric Maynor with 21 points in their 74-61 triumph.

Two of Group E's big guns went head to head in Athens and it was the home side who came out on top, AEK beating rivals MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg 82-72 to give them what could be a crucial head-to-head advantage come the end of the group stages.

William Hatcher left it late to snatch a 65-63 win for Partizan over Proximus Spirou, the point guard netting back-to-back lay-ups to seal the win for the visitors with 0.3 seconds remaining - moving them level with Ludwigsburg on an 8-4 record.

In Group B, Khimik recorded back-to-back victories as they dealt a blow to CSM CSU Oradea's play-off hopes with a 78-49 success, while Umana Reyer Venezia moved top of the group with a 78-68 win over Kataja Basket.

Meanwhile in Group A, Yancy Gates scored 15 points as Ironi Nahariya beat Helios Suns 69-60 to stay in with a chance of progression.