Kyiv Into Final Four

01 March 2006

BC Kyiv clinched their spot in the Final Four of the EuroCup with a 71-64 victory over RheinEnergie Köln in the game three decider.

The Germans appeared to be on course for a victory when they took the first quarter 15-9 and they also edged the second 19-15 to boost their lead to double digits.

LaMarr Greer (BC Kyiv)
LaMarr Greer
However, Kyiv rallied strongly to win the third quarter 18-11 and cut the deficit to three points and then dominated the fourth which they took 29-19.

Afik Nissim, Goran Nikolic, LaMarr Greer all posted 11 points for the victors while Guilherme Giovannoni and Dragan Lukovski managed 10 apiece.

Giovannoni further contributed to his team's win with eight boards.

Immanuel McElroy managed 17 points and seven rebounds in a losing cause for the German team but Michael Hakim Jordan, with 15, was the only other player to manage double digits for Cologne.

In the Final Four, Kyiv will tackle DKV Joventut of Spain.

Last season the Ukrainian club lost to Dynamo St Petersburg in the final of the competition then known as the FIBA Europe League.


11.04.2006 - From Tim Hanlon, PA Sport, Barcelona
11.04.2006 - From Cindy Garcia-Bennett, PA Sport

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