Hapoel Holon moved to 2-0 in Basketball Champions League action with a 84-79 win over Rio Breogan in their temporary home in Riga, Latvia. The purples controlled the game throughout the 40 minutes as Amine Noua scored the critical baskets as time wound bound to give Holon the victory.
Noua led the way with 19 points while CJ Harris scored 15 points in the win. Stefan Momirov paced the visitors with 21 points in the loss.
“The Latvian Federation have made us feel so much at home and have done everything for us to make us comfortable,” Holon head coach Amit Sherf began. “We need to play better on one-on-one defense and we can’t allow four straight 3-pointers which got them back into the game. I’m happy that our veteran guys knew how to handle the situation as we picked up the win.”
CJ Harris also spoke about the win, “It’s was an amazing overall game for us and everyone contributed. They played well but we were able to stick together during the tough times to get the win which is great.”