Medias Douse BC Kyiv Campaign



8. Willie Kemp (Gaz Metan Medias)
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.


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