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Group:  K | 26.02.2013, 20:00h
Group:  K | 26.02.2013, 20:00h
86-65
23 - 1419 - 1425 - 2319 - 14
23 - 1419 - 1425 - 2319 - 14
Venue: Samara (RUS) |
Spectators: 1170 |
Referees: Dragan Neskovic (SRB), Erez Gurion (ISR), Tomislav Hordov (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Krasnye Top Tofas To Remain Unbeaten

4. Omar Thomas (Krasnye Krylia)
Omar Thomas was clinical on Tuesday night, providing 18 points in Krasnye Krylia's win

Krasnye Krylia kept their unbeaten record in Group K of the EuroChallenge as they saw off Tofas SC 86-65 to finish the Last 16 round at 6-0.

While Krasnye were long since assured of their place in the quarter-finals, Tofas at least started the game with hopes of progressing before news of BC Khimik Yuzhne's rout of the Norrkoping Dolphins came through.

Even so, they never looked like having much chance in this one as Krasnye built a big early lead and then held them at arm's length the rest of the way.

Andre Smith opened the game with back-to-back threes before Aaron Miles added another to make it 9-0, and the lead reached double figures when Omar Thomas's jump shot extended it to 23-13.

Tofas rallied early in the second quarter, using an 11-2 run that was sparked by Inanc Koc's three-pointer to make it 29-25 on Joshua Heytvelt's dunk.

But Krasnye got the message and scored seven unanswered to pull clear once more, going in at half-time 42-28 up thanks to Chester Simmons' late three-pointer.

Tofas never got within single figures again, and an 8-2 run to the finish of the third quarter gave the hosts a commanding 67-51 lead thanks to big threes from Viktor Zaryazhko.

They then scored the first four points of the fourth quarter through Thomas to make it 71-51 and it was essentially over.

Thomas led Krasnye with 18 points while Zaryazhko had 15 and Dmitry Kulagin 10.

Heytvelt was Tofas' sole player in double figures with 13 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Krasnye Krylia - Tofas SC

Tofas head coach Ahmet Caki

"This is our first year in the EuroChallenge, and first year for our players, and we had chances to reach [the] quarter finals. Unfortunately one of our players could not take part in the game. But nevertheless we are happy to participate in EuroChallenge, this is important for our club."

Tofas player Kenan Sipahi

"Our assistant coach kept an eye on the game in Yuzhne, and we knew that the Ukrainian team took the lead from the very beginning. We tried to play tough, but the players of Krasnye Krylia performed better."

Krasnye Krylia head coach Sergei Bazarevich

"We wanted to continue our perfect run in EuroChallenge, and we achieved this goal. During the game we wanted to give an opportunity to get game time for some of our players which do not play often. Also we needed to give some rest to the leading players, as we have a tough schedule."

Krasnye Krylia player Victor Zaryazhko

"I am glad that I managed to prove worthy of the coach's trust, as it was the first time this season that I came out in the starting five. It was a good game, and our opponent fought until the end. It was important for us to win after defeat in Donetsk in the VTB League game."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

31/62
FG
M/A

43.1%

22/51

52.6%

20/38
FG2P
M/A

41.7%

15/36

45.8%

11/24
FG3P
M/A

46.7%

7/15

81.3%

13/16
FT
M/A

73.7%

14/19

27

10/17
RT
RO/RD

32

11/21

20

AS

16

10

TO

19

10

ST

8

1

BS

3

21

PF

20

86

Pts

65

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