Regular Season Day 6: BC Donetsk - BC Astana 76-56 (19-11, 22-12, 18-16, 17-17)
Date: November 25, 2012 There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Kazakhstan BC Astana (3-3) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Ukrainian BC Donetsk (3-3) 76-56 on Sunday. The game without a history. BC Donetsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Donetsk outrebounded BC Astana 37-23 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Serbian forward Ivan Radenovic (209-84, college: Arizona) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four BC Donetsk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Guyanese Rawle Marshall (201-82, college: Oakland, agency: Beo Basket) with 15 points and American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) scored 10 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Ukrainian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated BC Astana. BC Donetsk will face PGE Turow (#10) in Zgorzelec in the next round where they are favorite. BC Astana will play at home against the league's leader Spartak St.Petersburg (#1). Top scorers: BC Astana: R.Marshall 15+2reb+1ast, B.Cvetkovic 11+2reb+2ast, D.Simon 10+4reb+1ast, A.Kolesnikov 9+3reb+1ast, A.Glyniadakis 6+1reb, A.Ponomaryov 5+6reb BC Donetsk: I.Radenovic 14+9reb+1ast, R.Curry 14+7reb+2ast, D.Songaila 12+8reb, V.Stojanovski 11+2reb+4ast, D.Fischer 6+4reb, D.Lukashov 6+1reb+1ast
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