Dynamo St Petersburg delivered a first-quarter knockout punch against French visitors Cholet on Tuesday in an 86-57 triumph in EuroCup Group A.
Vladimir Veremeenko scored seven of his game-high 16 points in that early run, and he also added the last basket of the first quarter to give Dynamo a 28-9 advantage.
They were never challenged after.
Fotis Katsikaris, the Dynamo coach, will look to finish Round I with a sixth consecutive victory next week at home to Romanian outfit CSU Asesoft.
Cholet, who were 1-3 before the game with only a slim chance of reaching Round II, were eliminated.
They will finish their campaign against Azovmash, who won 77-69 at Asesoft on Tuesday.