Budivelnyk ensured their Ukrainian Cup Final Four appearance following a road win over BC Donetsk. The Kyiv outfit entered the game having a 3-point buffer after the opening leg. They however had to face some early trouble. BC Donetsk opened the game confidently taking a massive 26:8 lead in the first frame. The hosts secured a 28:15 lead after ten minutes of action. Budivelnyk slowly came back to life in the second term. The visitors narrowed the gap to 8-point mark at halftime 38:46. The Kyiv team grew more aggressive defensively in the second half. They trimmed the distance to just 5 points heading into the fourth frame. Budivelnyk finally adjusted their offence in the final quarter unleashing 36 points and cruising to the victory past stunned opponents. Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) produced 24 points to lead the effort. Dmytro Zabirchenko (191-PG-84, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav) added 18 points, while Jack McClinton (185-PG-85, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav, college: Miami, FL) contributed 17 points in the win. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84, college: Arizona) answered with 18 points each in the loss.
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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