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Group:  K | 22.01.2013, 18:00h
Group:  K | 22.01.2013, 18:00h
69-77
20 - 2317 - 1917 - 2415 - 11
20 - 2317 - 1917 - 2415 - 11
Venue: Yuzhne (UKR) |
Spectators: 1300 |
Referees: Marko Vuckovic (SLO), Ognjen Jokic (MNE), David Romano (ISR)

GAME REPORT


Krasnye Krylia Hold Off Khimik To Stay Top

Chester Simmons (Krasyne Krylia)
Chester Simmons led Krasyne Krylia to victory with a game-high 16 points

Krasnye Krylia used a big third quarter to pull away as they moved to 2-0 in Group K of the EuroChallenge with a 77-69 road win at BC Khimik Yuzhne.

The visitors had steadily built up a slight advantage to lead 42-37 at half-time but it was after the break that Krasnye went to work.

A 12-3 spurt moved them into a 57-44 lead on Omar Thomas' lay-up.

Yury Vasiliev's lay-up stretched the advantage to to 62-48, and the lead grew to 15 points when Aaron Miles started the fourth quarter with a three-pointer.

Khimik replied with six straight points but any further efforts at a fightback were hampered by poor shooting from three-point range when they needed it most.

They missed eight three-point attempts in a row in the fourth quarter before Oleksandr Prokopenko finally made one 30 seconds from time with the game out of reach.

With Khimik's shooting off, Krasnye saw it through to the finish untroubled.

Chester Simmons led Krasnye with 16 points while Miles added 15, Thomas 12 and Nikita Balashov 11.

Willie Deane, Sava Lesic and Vitaliy Kovalenko had 13 points apiece for Khimik while Devoe Joseph had 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Khimik vs. Krasnye Krylia

BC Khimik player Vitaliy Kovalenko
The first half of the game was good. In the second half we made a few mistakes, and the opponent has punished us. We struggled, tried but did not make three-point shots. Krasnye Krylia is a very good team, very experienced. I think they are one of the contenders in the Eurochallenge this season.

BC Khimik head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic
We had only one day to prepare for this game. But, I am happy with the game, especially our defence. It was unlucky for us, that our key players missed a lot of three-point shots. But I do not blame them for that. Team Krasnye Krylia has a wonderful roster, they showed a good game and deserved to win. 

BC Krasnye Krylia player Omar Thomas
Khimik is a very difficult team, but, nevertheless, we have got to play well on defence. The telling stat was that we allowed them to gather 18 offensive rebounds. It should not be, we have to learn from this. 

BC Krasnye Krylia head coach Sergey Bazarevich
First, we are pleased to win. I believe that Khimik are a very awkward opponent. We were relaxed in the first half and not ready for the intensity level which Khimik brought. But, the second half was much better. 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

37.5%

24/64
FG
M/A

46.7%

28/60

52.6%

20/38
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

23/46

15.4%

4/26
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

89.5%

17/19
FT
M/A

61.5%

16/26

34

18/16
RT
RO/RD

40

17/23

15

AS

14

15

TO

17

5

ST

10

8

BS

1

25

PF

22

69

Pts

77

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