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Group:  A | 16.09.2006, 19:00h
Group:  A | 16.09.2006, 19:00h
80-74
26 - 1620 - 2021 - 1513 - 23
26 - 1620 - 2021 - 1513 - 23
Venue: Kiev (UKR) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Marko Juras (SRB)

GAME REPORT


Pecherov Helps Ukraine Top Poland

Oleksiy Pecherov scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Ukraine to an 80-74 win over Poland.

Despite the loss, Poland still will qualify for EuroBasket 2007 as the result of finishing first in Group A with a record of 4-2.

Ukraine improved to 3-3.

Vitaly Lebedintsev’s men jumped out to a 20-6 start to take control of the game and held a double-digit advantage for most of the entire game.

With the score tied at four, Ukraine would outscore Poland 16-2 over a five-minute stretch to take a double digit lead.

Serhiy Lishchuk led the way during the run by tallying six points, while Yevgeniy Podorvannyy capped the spurt with a three-pointer.

Ukraine held a 10-point lead at halftime and increased the difference to 17 (61-44) on a three-pointer from Pecherov with 2:06 to go before the end of the third quarter.

Pecherov’s jumper at the 7:32 mark in the fourth quarter made the score 74-55.

Poland attempted to comeback and got within six (76-70) with 1:58 to go, but Pecherov made a free-throw to break the Polish momentum as the Ukraine would hold on to claim victory.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

43.9%

25/57
FG
M/A

34.3%

23/67

59.3%

16/27
FG2P
M/A

42.5%

17/40

30.0%

9/30
FG3P
M/A

22.2%

6/27

77.8%

21/27
FT
M/A

64.7%

22/34

39

10/29
RT
RO/RD

35

15/20

14

AS

11

15

TO

10

6

ST

8

6

BS

1

29

PF

27

80

Pts

74

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