Samara Too Much For Plannja
CSK-VVS Samara secured a comfortable 84-70 win over Plannja Basket to progress to the qualifying round of the EuroCup on Tuesday.
The Russian side led 91-73 after the first game in Sweden and never looked likely to relinquish that advantage, dominating the boards by 48 rebounds to 35.
Marque Perry scored 29 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while Daniel Oppland managed 23 points for the visitors.
In a tight opening quarter CSK managed to take a 25-16 lead, but in the second period Plannja Basket reduced the gap to 39-36 at half-time.
Perry then scored 12 points in the third quarter, which CSK finished with 12 unanswered points to lead 63-49 going into the final quarter.
Plannja started the fourth quarter with five points without reply to claw their way back into the game again at 63-54.
Perry started pouring in the points again though and CSK opened up a 14-point lead at 78-64 with 4:47 remaining to end both the tie and the game as a contest.