Date: December 16, 2012 A very close game took place in Gdynia between Start Gdynia and Asseco Prok.. Ninth ranked Start Gdynia (4-8) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Asseco Prok. (7-4). Start Gdynia managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Asseco Prok.. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 26-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Start Gdynia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was power forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Maciej Kucharek (204-93) chipped in 15 points. Four Start Gdynia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) who recorded 27 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) added 15 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Start Gdynia moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Siarka Jezioro. Defending champion Asseco Prok. dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Start Gdynia will meet at home league's second-placed Trefl Sopot in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Asseco Prok. will play against the league's leader PGE Turow (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either. Top scorers: Asseco Prok.: J.Blassingame 27+1reb+4ast, L.Koszarek 15+2reb+3ast, A.Acker 11+2reb, A.Hrycaniuk 9+7reb+2ast, M.Ponitka 7+6reb, R.Mahalbasic 6+7reb+1ast Start Gdynia: M.Kucharek 15+4reb+1ast, T.Wojdyla 15+5reb, M.Jankowski 14+2reb, S.Kowalczyk 13+1reb+5ast, R.Rothbart 9+7reb+2ast, P.Pelka 5+2reb
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