The London Lions remain perfect on the road in Europe as they power past a tough Wolves side in Vilnius.
Canadian forward Conor Morgan erupted for 22-points (5/8 3PM) as London move to 7-2 in this season’s EuroCup.
The London Lions have surprised many with a series of impressive wins in Europe this season. Before their match in Lithuania on Tuesday evening, the British Basketball League reigning champions had lost just two of their eight European games this season - which came in a double-overtime thriller against Paris and in a well-fought battle against Tel Aviv.
Looking to end London’s impressive road form was BC Wolves, who were in scorching hot form having won 10 of their previous 11 games in all compeititons. The visitors however were boosted by the return of Sam Dekker, who showed no signs of rust on a cold evening in Eastern Europe
The first quarter was evenly matched with just two points separating the two teams in the opening 10 minutes. From here, a couple of highlight plays from the guests saw the Lions click into gear and ignite a 13-31 run in the second quarter.
Heading into the game, the Wolves were the best defensive rebounders in this season’s campaign. London themselves ranked second in offensive boards this season, which was reflected in a game that showcased a fierce battle on the glass.
The Lions’ grit, aggression and determination in the game was phenomenal. Center Josh Sharma managed to accumulate an astonishing four blocks in his 14 minutes played, whilst the opposition failed to register any in the match.
The home crowd continued to cheer their side on in the third quarter, who fought hard to trim the deficit to 14-points.However, the Lions have closed games so well throughout the season and did the same again to secure yet another crucial EuroCup win.
The Wolves move to 4-4 in this season’s campaign, whilst London solidify their spot in second.