Minsk Smoke Rilski Sportist

10 December 2013

EUROCHALLENGE

34. Keith Benson Jr (Tsmoki Minsk)
Keith Benson Jr. delivered another well-rounded performance for Tsmoki Minsk

Tsmoki Minsk have continued their EuroChallenge Group H winning streak, extending it to four games with a 94-75 win over Rilski Sportist, booking their Last 16 ticket in the process.

Built on an offensive effort that provided 28 first quarter points, the Belarusian hosts' winning streak never looked in any real threat of coming under fire - as they impressively passed the 20-point mark in each of the four quarters.

Whilst Rilski Sportist constantly looked to downtown for their scoring output, Tsmoki Minsk looked inside to do their damage.

The game plan of Tsmoki evidently paid bigger dividends as they outscored their guests 56-30 in the paint whilst out-rebounding them 44-21.

Meanwhile the outside shooting of Rilski faltered, with just 11 of 21 shots dropping.

Six Minsk players ended in double figures as Keith Benson Jr. led the charge, picking up 15 on five-for-six shooting, as well as collecting a steal, six rebounds and blocking three shots.

Evan Ravernel was the best of the visitors with 13 points.


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