Ural Great Perm broke open a close game late in the second quarter and pulled away for a 93-73 home triumph against Cherkaski Mavpy in the EuroCup Qualifying Round on Tuesday.
American point guard Andrew Wisniewski had 18 points while Vanja Plisnic contributed 17 as the Perm (4-0)
|Rolandas Jarutis led Mavpy with 18 points.|
Ukrainians Mavpy (1-3) led 10-7 early in the opening quarter, but the home side reeled off 12 straight points for a 19-7 advantage.
Mavpy battled back and went from trailing 30-19 to leading 32-30 with Martynas Andriukaitis' jump shot capping the 13-0 that put them in front.
Ural Great would go on another 6-0 spurt and lead 43-35 with less than three minutes remaining on a Wisniewski three-pointer, but Lithuanian point guard Rolandas Jarutis' three-ball reduced the deficit 43-40 one minute before half-time.
Ural Great then went on an 11-0 run over the next three minutes that bridged the second and third quarters to gain control for good at 54-40.
They led by double-digits the rest of the way.
Cherkaski, who were limited to just 12 points in the third quarter, went into the last stanza trailing 71-52 and never seriously threatened again.
The hosts out-rebounded their opponents, 27-17.
There was little the Ukrainian team's defense could do as Ural Great enjoyed a fine shooting night, making 30 of 40 (75%) inside the arc and eight of 21 (38.1%) beyond it.
Jarutis had a team-high 18 points in defeat.