Georgia won over Ukraine in one of the most important games of the group for the third place. Georgia needed 69:53 to take 2-2 record and steps closer to advance to the Second Round.
It was a tough start for both teams and they managed to score only 4 points in the first 5 minutes. Lishchuk made it 6:4 and Steve Bertt (185-G-84, college: Iona) nailed a three for 9:4 lead. Shermadini and Haynes reduced to just 1 point, but Pecherov nailed two long range shots for 15:10 advantage. Moreover Fesenko closed the first period at 17:10. Again Pecherov fired from the arc for 20:13 and Kolchenko brought 24:17 after an amazing assist from Zabirchenko. The latter nailed three right after for 27:19 and Fesenko gave Ukraine double figures lead. Georgia however dominated the rest of the quarter and Georgi Tsintsadze (192-G-86) sent the teams to the lockers at 33:30. Georgia started the second half better and grabbed the lead early in the third. Pachulia, Georgi Tsintsadze and Manuchar Markoishvili (195-G-86) gave Georgia 38:35 and Georgi Tsintsadze increased to 5. Haynes and Tornike Shengelia (207-F-91) gave Georgia 46:39, while another five points in a row were too much for Ukraine. Steve Bertt broke the silence for 51:41 and Pachulia scored for 53:44. Sanikidze increased the lead to 11 and he also made it 57:44. Lukashov nailed three in response for 57:47 and Sanikidze made an alley-oop, while Tornike Shengelia made the things clear at 15 points with 5 minutes to go. Manuchar Markoishvili scored for 65:50 and Manuchar Markoishvili brought plus 17. Sanikidze made the final result in the game at 69:53. Georgi Tsintsadze and Manuchar Markoishvili poured in 14 points each, while Tornike Shengelia notched 12. Pecherov and Steve Bertt delivered 11 points each in the losing effort.
BC Kremen Kremenchuk - MBC Mykolaiv 59:81 (14:21, 13:29, 12:11, 20:20) Pre-season tournament Havrilov's memorial is going on. This time MBC Mykolaiv destroyed BC Kremen Kremenchuk with 22 points. MBC Mykolaiv showed a great team work, where Oleksandr Kushnirov (208-C-92) made 14 and Olexiy Onufriyev (200-F-82) 13 pts Artem Shvets (202-F/C-85) also added 9 rebounds in the win. This is second lost game for BC Kremen Kremenchuk in this tournament. Even 16 pts+8 reb from Kristian Luhovtsov (1... [read more]
SC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih clinched the victory at the pre-season tournament Hovorunov's memorial. Henry Dugat (183-PG-87, college: Baylor) nailed amazing 27 pts, 5 reb, 4 as, Pavlo Krutous (195-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 13 pts and Vitaliy Zotov (186-PG-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) 10 pts. But it was not enough to win. Budivelnyk Kyiv lost 74-80. On the other hand Vitali Malchevskiy (204-F-87) gived 15 pts, Dmytro Tykhonov (205-F/C-92) added 10 pts, 8 reb and Mykola Vilkhovetsk... [read more]
MBC Mykolaiv - Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov 87:93 (19:30, 21:26, 27:24, 20:13) Gavrilov memorial had started in Ukraine. In first game Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov overcomes MBC Mykolaiv. They got win thanks to a powerful end in a first quarter 19-30. Anton Rochnyak (206-F/C-91) made an amazing double-double 22 pts, 13 reb, 4 as, 4 st. Roman Kozlov (191-G-90) added 21 pts and Anton Mikhailov (197-F-91) 15 pts, 6 reb in the win. Oleksandr Kushnirov(208-C-92) with 21 pts, 10 reb couldn't... [read more]
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