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Group:  B | 13.01.2009, 19:00h
Group:  B | 13.01.2009, 19:00h
81-94
23 - 2624 - 2317 - 2617 - 19
23 - 2624 - 2317 - 2617 - 19
Venue: Strovolos/Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 70 |
Referees: Christos Mastraftsis (GRE), Yaari Rainisch (ISR), Sergiy Chaykovskyy (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Vashington Fires Ural Past Keravnos

Ural Great wrapped up their EuroChallenge Group B campaign on Tuesday night with a 94-81 road win over last-placed Keravnos.

Darius Vashington and Vanja Plisnic each scored 19 points and Jumaine Jones added 17 for the group leaders.

Twelve of Vashington's points came from three-point range as he made four of five (80%) from beyond the arc.

With little riding on the game, Ural allowed Keravnos to live with them for much of the game and the hosts were ahead, 35-31, when Panagiotis Trisokkas slammed home a dunk with 7:13 to go in the second quarter.

But Ural were back in front before half-time and blew the game open with an 11-3 run, capped by Vashington's lay-up, early in the third quarter.

They easily held Keravnos at arm's length the rest of the way to finish the group with a 5-1 record. Keravnos are last at 1-5.

LaMarr Greer led Keravnos with 23 points while Aleksandar Damjanovic had 19 points and 15 rebounds. Trisokkas chipped in with 14 points and Jarrett Hart had 12.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Keravnos vs. Ural Great

Mr Roman Dvinyaninov - Ural Great Perm Coach:

"Tonight we played well. We passed the ball around well and we had a good percentage from outside. We tried to control the rebounds and once we did this the second half was easy. We knew that Keravnos might not be so interested about this game and I believe my players were not so concentrated and that is why we had so many turnovers."

Mr Vasilis Frangias - Keravnos Nicosia Coach:

"Congratulations to Ural Great. They played very well and deserved to win. The game for us tonight was a good opportunity to use as many players as possible and to try some new systems. We tried to stay close to the score and succeeded to do so in the first half. Ural Great had an excellent percentage from outside and managed to control the rebounds. Good luck to Ural Great. For us the European campaign is now over and we can now concentrate on the domestic League and Cup."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

40.0%

28/70
FG
M/A

57.1%

36/63

46.4%

26/56
FG2P
M/A

61.8%

21/34

14.3%

2/14
FG3P
M/A

51.7%

15/29

82.1%

23/28
FT
M/A

77.8%

7/9

28

14/14
RT
RO/RD

43

13/30

10

AS

20

5

TO

20

15

ST

1

0

BS

6

14

PF

25

81

Pts

94

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