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Ukraine: Kyiv Trounce Pulsar

25 October 2005

BC Kyiv prepared for their EuroCup opener against Latvian side BC Barons Riga by smashing Superliga rivals Pulsar 112-53.

Kyiv were in scintillating form from the start as Ratko Varda, Michael Harris and Dragan Lukovski helped them take a 38-11 lead by the end of the first quarter.

After that it was just a case of how many points Kyiv could run up against their outclassed opponents.

"Our players had a very difficult game in their previous Superliga match (against Budivelnyk). So today they were full of desire to win," said club president Olexander Volkov.

However, the Ukrainian giants know they will face a more serious challenge on Tuesday against Barons, who coach Renato Pasquali believes will be the dark horses of Group G.

"I think that they could produce one or two surprises in the competition," he said.

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