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Group:  H | 13.01.2009, 20:00h
Group:  H | 13.01.2009, 20:00h
78-46
18 - 817 - 1425 - 1218 - 12
18 - 817 - 1425 - 1218 - 12
Venue: Kiev (UKR) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Engin Kennerman (TUR), Georgios Tanatzis (GRE), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT)

GAME REPORT


Kyiv Thump Skyliners To Go Through

BC Kyiv secured their progression from EuroChallenge Group H with a 78-46 rout of Deutsche Bank Skyliners on Tuesday night.

In a battle of second and third-placed teams, Kyiv left little to chance in a lop-sided battle that saw the hosts take a 15-3 first-quarter lead and never look back.

Manuchar Markoishvili and Kenan Bajramovic had 17 points each for the victors, who made 24 of 47 (51%) from the field, including eight of 17 (47%) from beyond the arc.

That compared with some miserable shooting from the hosts, who made only 17 of 50 (34%) of their shots, and failed to get a player into double figures.

Derrick Allen and Ilian Evitmov were the highest scorers for the Skyliners with eight each.

Kyiv dominated in every department, and forced 20 turnovers from the visitors.

Kyiv finished the group 4-2 while the Skyliners drop to 2-4.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Kyiv vs. D. Bank Skyliners

Sasa Obradovic, Kyiv Coach:

"I can be satisfied with how the team played from the first minute till the last minute, considering we had the pressure to get the result. I think the fans loved the game - we showed a really attractive game. Now we have to wait for the results of the remaining matches to find out who our opponents will be."

Manuchar Markoishvili, Kyiv Player:

"We found the right chemistry from the first minute and perfectly executed both on offense and on defense. We must try to keep this level because the games in the next round will be much tougher."

Murat Didin, Skyliners Coach:

"We could have had chances to get a win if we played tougher and more aggressive on defense. We failed to do that today. We lost the game in the key, and whoever gives up the pained area, gives up the game. I wish Kyiv luck in the remainder of the season, I think they have the chances to make it to the final four and then I will be proud we played in the same group and managed to have at least one good game against Kyiv.

Accumulated statistics

51.1%

24/47
FG
M/A

34.0%

17/50

53.3%

16/30
FG2P
M/A

38.7%

12/31

47.1%

8/17
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

88.0%

22/25
FT
M/A

77.8%

7/9

28

6/22
RT
RO/RD

25

9/16

10

AS

9

9

TO

20

13

ST

6

3

BS

0

16

PF

22

78

Pts

46

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