A strong second half performance from BC Khimki put paid to Dijon's FIBA Europe League season on Monday night in France.
In a topsy-turvy contest, Khimki stretched away from the home side in the second half behind a season high 30 points from Oscar Torres.
|Oscar Torres was on fine form for Khimki|
Khimki allowed the French side back into the contest in the second quarter as they suddenly struggled with their shooting, and by halftime their lead was reduced to 1 point, 42-43.
As soon as the second half started, Khimki rediscovered their touch. They ammassed 35 points in the third quarter, enough for a 17-point lead, and cantered to victory in the fourth.
Ruben Wolkowisky added 17 points to Torres' 30 and Melvin Booker scored 12 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished 5 assists.
Khimki now face fellow Russian side and FIBA Europe League champions Unics Kazan in the quarter-final play-offs. The two sides have had similar fortunes in the Russian Superleague where Kazan currently lie in 3rd postition (13-6) and Khimki are in 5th (12-7).
In their 2 domestic match-ups so far this season, Kazan has won on both occasions, including a 96-93 victory in Kazan on 8th January.
Game 1 of the 3-game series will be on 15th March in Moscow.