Holders Tenerife respond with win over Ludwigsburg
Defending champions Iberostar Tenerife got up and running in the Basketball Champions League with an 82-72 defeat ofÂ MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg.
The Spanish side started the defence of their title with aÂ 73-72 loss to Ventspils in Latvia last week, but responded with a victory on Tuesday.
TenerifeÂ were four points behind early on, but led throughout after a slow start asÂ Mateusz Ponitka top scored with 16 points and Tim Abromaitis helped himself to 15 without a miss to consignÂ Ludwigsburg to a first Group B loss.
AEK Athens also claimed their first win in Group C, seeing offÂ Umana Reyer Venezia 103-101 away from home after overtime
The Greek outfit were behind for much of the contest, but came from seven points down in the final quarter to level at 85-85 and force overtime before going on to deny Venezia,Â Dimitris Mavroeidis leading the way with 18 points.
AS Monaco made it two wins out of two with an 85-56 Group A defeat of Hapoel Holon, while PinarÂ Karsiyaka have also won both matches following a 90-78 victory over Juventus Utena.
Stelmet Zielona Gora, CEZ Nymburk, Elan Chalon andÂ Besiktas Sompo Japan were also matchday two winners.