Regular Season Day 13: Triumph - Tsmoki-Minsk 80-66 (15-17, 15-22, 26-7, 24-20)
Date: February 2, 2013 Not a big story in a game in Lubertsy where bottom-ranked Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk (0-13) was defeated by sixth ranked Russian Triumph Lyubertsy (6-7) 80-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 50-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Triumph Lyubertsy dominated on the defensive end, holding Tsmoki-Minsk to just 7 points in third quarter. Triumph Lyubertsy forced 19 Tsmoki-Minsk turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Sergey Karasev (202-93) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals. Four Triumph Lyubertsy players scored in double figures. Triumph Lyubertsy's coach Vasiliy Karasev used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) produced 22 points and Australian forward Ater Majok (208-87, college: Connecticut) added 12 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for lost side. Triumph Lyubertsy maintains sixth place with 6-7 record. Tsmoki-Minsk lost their thirteenth game in a row. Defending Belarusian champion still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy will face higher ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against Neptunas (#9) in Klaipeda and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Triumph: S.Karasev 18+6reb+3ast, T.Mitchell 14+1reb, K.Landry 12+9reb, T.McKee 12+6reb+9ast, E.Valiev 9+2reb+2ast, A.Vikhrov 4+3reb+5ast Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Kudrautsau 22+3reb+2ast, A.Majok 12+8reb+2ast, D.Korshuk 9+4reb+1ast, A.Pustahvar 7+2reb+2ast, V.Ginevicius 6+2ast, P.Ulyanko 4+1reb
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