Far East: GAME 1 UPDATE; May 14th, Quianjiang.
GAME 1 UPDATE, May 14, Quianjiang.
Reach USA 87
Athletas of Lithuania 81
Following a long travel day that got the team to Quianjiang around 4:30 for a 7:30 game, Reach USA fought back for an 87-81 win over Athletas of Lithuania. Down by as much as 16 early in the second half, the US squad went on a run that finished with a six point win.
Reach USA was led in scoring by University of Louisiana@ Lafayette point guard, Elfrid Payton, with 23 points. He also just missed a triple double with 9 assists and 9 rebound. Other double figure scorers were TJ Price of Western Kentucky with 15, George Fant of Western Kentucky with 13, and JP Kambola of Marshall with 10. Kambola also grabbed a team high 14 rebounds.
Reach USA record is now at 1-0.
LITH. 33-66 8-26 7-9 10+23=33 23 19 9 0 - 81