|Sergiy Popov added 6 points to Khimik's tally as they Ukrainian side beat BK Ventspils|
Rehshawn Terry helped fire Khimik to an 81-67 Group D triumph over BK Ventspils on day one of the EuroChallenge Regular Season.
Playing at home in Yuzhny, Khimik broke open a close game early in the second half and coasted to a victory.
Terry had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Khimik, with teammates Aaron McGhee (16), Predrag Miletic (13) and Oleksandr Prokopenko (11) also hitting double digits in points.
The result avenged the two-game sweep the Ukraine outfit suffered at the hands of Latvians Ventspils last year in the EuroChallenge Regular Season.
Trailing 27-26 midway through the second quarter on Tuesday, Khimik reeled off six straight points - four by Terry - to take the lead for good.
They went to half-time on top, 42-34, and then lowered the boom in the third quarter with a 7-0 spurt for a 54-38 stranglehold.
Darrel Mitchell had four points and Prokopenko a three-ball in that surge.
By the end of the frame, the lead was 18 points and Terry's three-pointer with 7:35 to play extended the advantage to 73-52.
There was no way back for Ventspils, who got 15 points from Janis Strelnieks.
Sasa Vasiljevic had eight of the winners' 21 assists to go with his two points.
"I want to congratulate Khimik. They were very good on defence. They destroyed our game by the pressure on our guards. We were ready for a tough game, but we didn't do our best. We will try to play better and better in the future."
BC Khimik Head Coach Darko Russo:
"We played a good game tonight. I'm satisfied, but I'm not happy because the difference could be bigger. In the last three minutes we made mistakes on defence and we didn't play clever on offence. But, it was a good game for us. Everyone put hard on the court. The result is good for us."
BK Ventspils player Janis Strelnieks:
"A really tough game for us. They put pressure on me every time. In the second half they pushed me out and we can't get back."
BC Khimik player Predrag Miletic:
"Today is was a very good game for our team. I want to thank my team-mates. If we will play every game like tonight, we will win every game."