Holders Tenerife respond with win over Ludwigsburg
Iberostar Tenerife overcame MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg after losing their first game of the tournament last week.
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.