Basketball: Towers make Milan suffer

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London Towers 65 Stefanel Milan 56

London Towers produced a night to remember at Wembley last night by beating the former European champions Stefanel Milan in their European Cup group match.

London's little American Danny Lewis dominated play to be top-scorer with 24 points, but it was his team-mates' desire to contest every inch of the floor that wore down the star-studded Italians from Europe's richest league.

Neither team scored for nearly four minutes, setting the tempo for the low-scoring game that Towers' coach, Kevin Cadle, believed his team had the best chance of winning.

Towers, scrapping and hustling for every ball, frustrated Milan's playmakers, Ferdinando Gentile and the Greek international George Sigalis.

Lewis, Paul Deppisch, Karl Brown and the outstanding Martin Gottfried steered Towers to one of the outstanding results in English club basketball.