Ural Great Romp To Victory Over Mavpy

15 January 2008

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 (Cherkaski Mavpy)
Rolandas Jarutis led Mavpy with 18 points.
side, who upset Dynamo Moscow in Russia at the weekend, maintained its unbeaten record in Group B.

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.

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