Spartak Saint Petersburg clinched an 11-point victory against Budivelnyk in the opening leg of the EuroCup quarterfinal series. They will now have to defend it in one weeks time in the Ukrainian capital to reach the semis. Zack Wright (195-G-85, college: Central Mo.) knocked down 18 points and issued 7 assists to lead the winners. Spartak got to the aggressive start. They piled up a 23:19 lead ten minutes into the game. The Russian team maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They piled up a 43:36 halftime advantage. Budivelnyk used a 10:2 run midway through the third quarter to surge ahead 54:53. Spartak regained the lead to enter the fourth stanza up by three points 63:60. Zack Wright opened a double-digit lead for Spartak midway through the fourth quarter 75:65. Janis Strelnieks and Josh Carter (200-F-88, college: Texas A&M) drained back-to-back triples to give Spartak an 83:70 lead with just one second remaining. However Leo Lyons (206-F-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Missouri) managed to answer with a layup to finalize the score. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) delivered 17 points, while Josh Carter produced 15 points for the winning team. Leo Lyons answered with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Budivelnyk. Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) had 16 points 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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