19 September, 2017
06 May, 2018
7 Jamal Shuler (FRA)
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Nanterre set the tone early in rout of Aris

NANTERRE (Basketball Champions League) - Nanterre 92 cruised to a 91-63 victory over Aris on Tuesday evening, setting up a three-way-tie atop Group D, alongside Besiktas and Nymburk.

Nanterre, now 7-3, opened on a 15-4 run to set the tone for the contest, as they would lead from start to finish in a one-sided affair.

Alade Aminu had 18 points to take the scoring load for Nanterre, as Shuler only had 7 points but registered 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Terran Petteway had 14, Lahaou Konate finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists and Bathiste Tchouaffe joined them in double figures with 12 points.

"I think my teammates did a good job of finding me and I think we played well together," Aminu said.

"We were moving the ball very unselfishly, you could see it on the court, we did well defensively, holding them to 60-something points, and offensively we were flowing . It was good for everybody, I think we all played well together today.

Gary Bell and Lefteris Bochoridis led Aris with 15 points-a-piece.

Nanterre held a commanding 48-30 lead at halftime. Aminu (15) Konatae (11) combined for 26 in the first half whilst missing just four shots between them, as the onslaught would continue in the second half.

The French side would lead by as many as 30, as they registered 19 assists and 13 steals in a game that was strictly one way traffic.

"We came out a little sluggish and put ourselves in a bad hole that we couldn't overcome," a dismayed Bell commented. "That sums it up."