Third-Quarter Proples Sumykhimprom Past Siroki

11.11.2008

BC Sumykhimprom defeated CBC Siroki 91-82 at home on Tuesday to clinch their place in the EuroChallenge.

As the first leg finished in a 73-73 draw, Sumykhimprom prevailed 164-155 on aggregate.

At half-time, the contest had all the hallmarks of a classic with the Ukrainian side leading by just two points.

They were on top 43-40 shortly after the restart.

That's when the hosts grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.

Brian Greene dunked and Linas Lekavicius followed with a three-ball to start a 9-0 run for Sumykhimprom.

They ended up outscoring the visitors 27-16 in the quarter.

Sumykhimprom took a 68-54 lead to the final period and held on for a comfortable triumph.

Greene had 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Sumykhimprom, who won the rebounding battle 41-29.

The Ukrainian outfit shot 25 of 43 (58.1%) inside the arc and nine of 26 (34.6%) beyond it.

Josip Vranković's Siroki were 19 of 35 (54.%) from two-point range and 10 of 27 (37%) from long range.

Artem Butskyy contributed 18 points for the winners, while Carlos Alberto Morban Rivera poured in 21 and Ivan Siriscevic 18 for the visitors.


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