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Group:  F | 15.11.2011, 19:00h
Group:  F | 15.11.2011, 19:00h
55-72
12 - 2116 - 2010 - 1617 - 15
12 - 2116 - 2010 - 1617 - 15
Venue: Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Yaari Rainisch (ISR), Dragan Kralj (BIH), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)

GAME REPORT


Another Triumph For Lyubertsy

Triumph Lyubertsy clinched a valuable road win at ETHA Engomi in Cyprus on Tuesday in EuroChallenge Group F.

Jerry Jefferson and Kyle Landry each had 16 points as Triumph clinched a 72-55 victory.

The Russians improved to 2-0 while ETHA, who won last week in Turkey at Olin Edirne, dropped to 1-1.

Triumph gave themselves a perfect launch pad by pouring in the game's first seven points and outscoring the hosts 21-12 in the first quarter.

They went to the break on top 41-28 and extended that to 57-38 by the end of the third quarter.

Valdemaras Chomicius' side, which also got 15 points from Sergey Karasev, coasted to a decisive triumph in the last period.

Boris Lalovic scored 16 points in defeat.

Triumph out-rebounded the home side, 44-35.

ETHA struggled at the line, making just 14 of 23 free-throws and they were also just 16 of 44 inside the arc compared to 26 of 46 for Triumph.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes ETHA vs. Triumph

Triumph Head Coach Valdemaras Chomicius
"When the game is finished, we have a good result and I am only happy now. We did a good job and we won the game outside and we beat a good team. You know a coach wants better and better. We did a little stop but we normally have a very young team, we have very young players, we have a very good result and at some moments we stopped. Our good players played well and we came back to the game. I want to congratulate the coach and to say we don't have only wins."

ETHA Engomi Head Coach Antonis Constantinides
"We have to congratulate Triumph for their win and coach Chomicius. They deserved the game. To be honest when we managed to reduce the score to nine points I wonder if we deserved to win the game. It was clear which team deserved the game. Although coach Chomicius said that they have a young team, that young team showed us how to play basketball. After six consecutive wins in the Cypriot league and Europe, we selected wrong game to play badly. For the past two years that we are playing in the EuroChallenge this was the worst game we had. We need to concentrate because today we showed very bad signs. We did not have concentration on defence and offence. We had very low percentage on shooting. We had on our side 16% on 3-point shots and our 2-point shots was 36%. We need to study what went wrong although we don't have many days on our next local league game."

Triumph player Jerry Jefferson
"We played very well today. We straggled in the Russian league. We came here to win the game. We had a very tough game. We saw their game against Spartak St. Peterburg, and we saw how good they are. We played very well on defence and that is why we won."

Etha Engomi player Valdas Dabkus
"We had a very difficult game, we had the worst game in our season, offensively and defensively. We lost the game because we did not follow our coach's instructions. Congratulations to Triumph."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

30.2%

19/63
FG
M/A

48.2%

27/56

36.4%

16/44
FG2P
M/A

56.5%

26/46

15.8%

3/19
FG3P
M/A

10.0%

1/10

60.9%

14/23
FT
M/A

73.9%

17/23

35

13/22
RT
RO/RD

44

11/33

8

AS

20

16

TO

21

10

ST

8

3

BS

4

22

PF

25

55

Pts

72

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