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Born to be King: Eads The Third explodes in the fourth

James Eads III ruled on the floor in the fourth quarter to lift King Szczecin over BM Stal Ostrow 72-56 on Tuesday, December 27, at the STAREZ Arena Vodova in Brno, Czechia.

Players of the game

King Szczecin fans were treated with amazing performance on the third day of Christmas.

James Eads III scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter.

He was born next to the Magic Kingdom – in Orlando, Florida, to be exact.

Eads III represented Tuskegee University – a NCAA Division II school in Alabama.

A former Golden Tiger (2015-2020) started his professional career at CS Phoenix Galati in Romania and continued at Torun – a home city of world famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

James Eads III went for a perfect 8-of-8 shooting inside the three point line highlighted by his athleticism and amazing hands.

He registered a game high three steals too.

May the Fourth be with you!

Kacper Borowski had 12 points.

Power forward added a game high nine rebounds and two steals.

Tony Meier chipped in with 11 points.

A Wildwood, Missouri native played for Milwaukee (2008-2012) during his student years.

Mateusz Zebski led BM Stal Ostrow with 13 points.

Backcourt player had eight rebounds, two steals and seven forced fouls.

Montenegro big man Nemanja Djurišič added 12 points.

Key stats

King Szczecin dominated in the first half and led by as much as 21 points 36-15.

Zebski and Djurišič sparked a 5-11 run to cut the gap to 15 points at the halftime 41-26.

BM Stal Ostrow allowed only 10 points in the third quarter and came within striking distance before the final 10 minutes 51-44.

James Eads III outscored BM Stal Ostrow in the final frame 14-12.

He made all five field goal attempts and added four more points from the free throw line.

King Szczecin scored more points on fast breaks 18-6.

Szczecin bench outscored Ostrow 46-22.

Eads III had 20 points and Borowski 12 points.

Game notes

Both teams had 11 active players.

BM Slam Ostrow played without Latvian guard Aigars Šķēle.

King Szczecin improved to 3-0 while BM Stal Ostrow dropped to 1-1.

SCHEDULE (local time only)

Tuesday, December 27, Brno (GMT+2h)

Ironi Ness Ziona 94–80 Basket Brno h

BM Stal Ostrow 56–72 King Szczecin

Tuesday, December 27, Tartu (GMT+3h)

Tartu Ulikool Maks&Moorits 72–76 Trefl Sopot

Wednesday, December 28, Brno

15:30 King Szczecin – Ironi Ness Ziona

18:00 Basket Brno – BM Stal Ostrow

Wednesday, December 28, Valmiera (GMT+3h)

12:00 Valmiera Glass VIA – Trefl Sopot

Thursday, December 29, Tartu

18:00 Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits – Valmiera Glass ViA

STANDINGS, as of December 27, 2022

Group B

King Szczecin 3-0 (+29)

Ironi Ness Ziona 2-1 (+6)

Trefl Sopot 1-2 (-8)

Stal Ostrow 1-1 (+0)

Tartu University 1-1 (-2)

Basket Brno 0-3 (-25)

BC Wolves 0-0

Valmiera Glass VIA 0-0


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