Fersped Rabotnicki suffered a tough loss in Skopje to a strong BC Kiev team before a crowd of 1,600 spectators. The Macedonian Champions fell behind early in the game and were unable to recover.
The visiting Ukrainian team made their presence known as they jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the 5th minute, and led by as many as 20 points in the first half. The young Fershped Rabotnicki team, which was only finalised 10 days ago, struggled with their passing and shooting.
Despite the large deficit facing Fersped Rabotnicki at half time, they came out strong in the third quarter with a 12-3 run. However, a dominating Kiev team managed a run of their own and came out on top 88-62. In the end Chikalkin, Janulis, and Greer proved to be too strong for Fersped Rabotnicki.
The MVP of the match for Fersped Rabotnicki was Dimitrovski, who ended the game with 23 points. Janulis led BC Kiev with 17 points.
Renato Pascvali (Head Coach - Kiev):
I am very happy that we have played an away game after two years time.
The defense was crucial for us to score easy points. This is has been a good win for the beginning.
Jordancho Davitkov (Head Coach - Fersped Rabnotnicki):
The game was more lost by us than won by them. We have played poorly, however we will work harder during the following period and we will prove to be better.
Janis Janulis (Player- Kiev):
We have been prepared from the beginning and we have been ready for the tactics for this game. We stopped their offence, and our defense has proven to be very good.