Blanchard Sparks Khimik In First Win


Khimik Yuzhny hit back from defeats in their opening two EuroChallenge games and beat Strasbourg IG on Tuesday.

Darrel Mitchell had 24 points and seven assists for the Ukrainian team in a 95-88 Group B triumph.

The third quarter was decisive.

On top 50-48, Lavell Blanchard ignited a 14-4 Khimik run by scoring six straight points for the home side.

They went to the last quarter with a 68-56 lead.

Strasbourg pulled to within five points late in the contest but got no closer.

Blanchard was excellent with 18 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Oleksandr Kolchenko poured in 20 points.

The winners were 14 of 17 at the free-throw line and 30 of 48 (62.5%) inside the arc.

Strasbourg shot the ball well from behind the arc (11 of 27, 40.7%) but made just 17 of 42 (40.5%) from two-point range.

They were 21 of 27 at the charity stripe.

Khimik also out-rebounded Strasbourg, 45-35.

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