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Group:  C | 16.12.2008, 18:00h
Group:  C | 16.12.2008, 18:00h
84-89
27 - 2815 - 1718 - 2124 - 23
27 - 2815 - 1718 - 2124 - 23
Venue: Sumy (UKR) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Emin Mogulkoc (TUR), Piotr Ivashkov (BLR), Alexandru Olaru (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Sumykhimprom Fail To Derail Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv Rostov tasted victory for the third time in four Group C games of the EuroChallenge on Tuesday with an 89-84 success at BC Sumykhimprom.

The Russia national team's 'White Tiger', Nikita Morgunov, drilled a shot from behind the arc with 4:04 to play in the third quarter to put Lokomomtiv Rostov in front at 57-55 and they led for the remainder of the contest.

Lokomotiv actually trailed 55-50 with 6:00 to play in the period after Vadym Matyukevych's two free throws for Sumykhimprom (1-3).

The visitors answered with 13 consecutive points, including Morgunov's go-ahead three-ball.

A pair of Matyukevych baskets finished off a 7-0 spurt to pull the Ukrainian team to within 66-64 with 8:26 to go in the game.

Fred House knocked down a three-pointer to start an 8-0 run for Lokomotiv, though, as they pulled away for good.

One reason Sumykhimprom kept the game close was their excellent 23 of 26 (88.4%) effort from the free throw line, with Lokomotiv just 14 of 21 (66.6%).

The Ukrainian team also out-rebounded Rostov 35-31.

Lokomotiv, however, made nine of 25 shots from long range compared to just five of 17 for Sumykhimprom.

House was five of 10 from the arc and finished with a game-high 26 points.

Brian Greene had with 20 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Sumykhimprom vs. Lokomotiv Rostov

Rimantas Endrijaitis, coach of BC Sumykhimprom:

"Preparing for this game we knew already how powerful and experienced Lokomotiv Rostov were. We had to play offensive basketball and we could have a chance to win. Tonight we played as a team and I am satisfied with that. My players did all they could, but I think it just wasn't enough to win. This game was amazing and I am sure the spectators enjoyed it."

Abdullahi Kuso, player of BC Sumykhimprom:

"This game was very important for both teams. We knew that three-pointers are one of the most dangerous weapons of Lokomotiv, so we tried to deal with that, and I think we managed that."

Daniel Yusup, Head Coach of BC Lokomotiv Rostov:

"Sumykhimprom are a good aggressive team and I was aware that they are very strong at home. Sumykhimprom played good defense today, especially in with regard to rebounds. This game was very important for us and I am satisfied with the level of game that my team showed tonight."

Szymon Szewczyk,  player of BC Lokomotiv Rostov:

"We lost a game before so that's why it was important for us to win tonight. I cannot say it was easy. We didn't have Antic, who got injured. We made some mistakes, but still managed to show real sport character."

Accumulated statistics

41.2%

28/68
FG
M/A

58.9%

33/56

45.1%

23/51
FG2P
M/A

75.0%

24/32

29.4%

5/17
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

88.5%

23/26
FT
M/A

66.7%

14/21

35

15/20
RT
RO/RD

31

3/28

14

AS

15

13

TO

17

10

ST

6

1

BS

0

21

PF

21

84

Pts

89

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