|Willie Kemp brought to an BC Kyiv's hopes of advancing to the Last Sixteen with 17pts and five assists to head Gaz Metan Medias' victory|
Five players scored in double figures as Gaz Metan Medias eased past BC Kyiv 82-69 at home to eliminate Kyiv from Group D in the EuroChallenge.
Willie Kemp paced 3-1 Metan with 17 points while Slavisa Bogavac added 14 points, Rares Mandache had 12, Kyle Shiloh 11 and Georgios Tsiaras chipped in 10 points.
Kyiv remain winless at 0-4 in the group, wasting a 20-point showing from Ruslan Otverchenko while Michael Davis collected 16 points and 11 rebounds in the defeat.
Medias jumped out to a 7-0 lead and continually extended their advantage out to nine points, 22-13 in the first quarter, which ended with the hosts up 22-15.
Kyiv trimmed the deficit to 22-19 but the home side went on a 13-4 run for a 35-23 advantage. The hosts' cushion was still 38-25 before Kyiv trimmed the margin to 43-36 at the intermission.
Kyiv had pulled to within 49-40 when Metan used an 11-1 surge to increase the lead to 60-41.
With his team trailing 68-50 after three quarters, Otverchenko scored to cut the gap to 77-66 with two minutes left. But five straight Medias points decided the game for good.