Donetsk Topple Ploiesti

08.12.2009

Goran Ikonic and Anthony Tucker fired BC Donetsk to victory over CSI Asesoft Ploiesti in EuroChallenge Group E on Tuesday.

Ikonic scored 23 points and Tucker poured in 19 while also grabbing 10 rebounds in an 86-74 triumph for the Ukrainian team.

Ramunas Butautas' side improved to 2-1, the same record as Belgacom Liege and Enisey Krasnoyarsk while Romanians Ploiesti slumped to 0-3.

The turning point in the contest came with 5:31 to go in the second quarter with Ploiesti leading trailing 29-28.

Adrian Blidaru was fouled by Donetsk's Artur Drozdov while attempting a three-pointer.

He made two of the three free-throws for a 30-29 Ploiesti advantage.

Tucker responded with a three-point play and followed that with a lay-up to spark a 13-2 run that was capped by three-balls from Ikonic and Haywood Owens.

That made it 42-32 with 2:20 left in the third quarter.

Ploiesti twice clawed the deficit back to five points in the fourth quarter, the first at 47-42 on a Kevin Burleson jump shot and the second at 49-44 on Dumitru Carutasu's lay-up.

Donetsk held on for the victory, though.

Catalin Burlacu scored 19 points for the visitors.


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