Date: February 16, 2013 Very important is a road loss of second ranked Stelmet ZG (14-6) against eighth ranked Polpharma (9-11) on Saturday night. Visiting Stelmet ZG was defeated by Polpharma in Starogard 102-88. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Stelmet ZG. It looked good early as Stelmet ZG took an 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Polpharma took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 14 points. They made 34-of-39 charity shots (87.2 percent) during the game, while Stelmet ZG only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Stelmet ZG was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Ben McCauley (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jawan Carter (180-87, college: Delaware) who added 21 points and 6 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) responded with 29 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Marcin Sroka (200-81, agency: Promotex) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Stelmet ZG's coach Mihailo Uvalin tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Polpharma maintains eighth position with 9-11 record. Stelmet ZG at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. They share the position with Asseco Prok.. Polpharma will play against higher ranked Asseco Prok. (#3) in Gdynia in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Stelmet ZG will play on the road against the league's leader PGE Turow and will have a slim chance for a victory. Top scorers: Stelmet ZG: W.Hodge 29+3reb+4ast, M.Sroka 18+7reb+2ast, L.Seweryn 12+2reb+1ast, D.Borovnjak 9+2ast, R.Jones 9+4reb, Q.Hosley 6+7reb+1ast Polpharma: B.McCauley 32+14reb+2ast, M.Hicks 21+1reb+1ast, J.Carter 21+2reb+6ast, L.Majewski 7+4reb+1ast, M.Nowakowski 7+2reb, A.Lichodzijewski 6+4reb+1ast
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