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Akoon-Purcell shines in Europe Cup - Oct 31, 2017


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In the FIBA Europe Cup, guard Akoon-Purcell led Bakken to a 95-76 win over Portuguese Benfica on 25th October in a Group B contest. He had 25pts & 5rebs as Bakken improved its record to 1-1. In their opening game on the 18th October Bakken went under 73-76 to Russian Avtodor. He scored 17pts in the loss but they still maintained the top position after two rounds.
Meanwhile in the Danish competition, Devaughn Akoon-Purcell tallied 13pts, 5rebs & 2assists for Bakken but they still went under 81-89 to Horsholm on 28th October in the Ligaen League. Currently, Akoon-Purcell is averaging 18.3pts, 7.3rebs & 2.3a per game. With the loss Bakken dropped to a 2-1 record and fifth spot in the standing.

In Spain, Kyle Rowley missed out on a double-double with 8pts & 10rebs as 13th ranked Castello suffered a 63-78 loss to 14th ranked Huesca on 27th October. With the loss Castello dropped to eleventh position, with a 2-4 record, in the LEB Gold League.

Over on the US NCAA D1 circuit, 7' center Johnny Hamilton scored 8pts, 5rebs & 2blks in his debut for University of Texas, Arlington in a 99-84 win over the Oklahoma Sooners. And, fellow senior guard Mairega Clarke (6-5), who also has T&T heritage, added 9pts in the away charity scrimmage game on 28th October.

  



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