“Dnepr” took the Belarusian “Borisfen” in the second qualification match of the Cup of Europe FIBA, with over 25 points advantage, which was produced in an away match.
The Dnieper — The Borysthenes 81:71 (24:15, 13:15, 25:15, 19:26)
The hosts controlled the game from the start, seizing a 9-point advantage at the end of the first quarter, and was leading the score until the completion of the first half. “Dnepr” well we moved the ball, attacked with a good percentage trying to play fast in attack and aggressive in defense.
The main issue for Dnipro were 13 losses that the owners have made during the first half. “Borisfen” though, and played more cautious, but the attack was the problem, having only 28% of shots from the game that did not allow them to catch in the first half.
The second half went similar to the first: the hosts won the third quarter, during which was maximum in this match 27 points advantage. However, to keep the concentration in the final quarter, which was already a formality, the team of Denis Zhuravlev failed. “Dnepr” allowed the opponent to win the final stage of the match, but the final result of the match and the whole confrontation is not affected.
“Dnipro” won the second match at “Borisfen” (81:71), to book their place in the group stage of the Cup of Europe FIBA. In the main part of the tournament “Dnepr” will play against “Kyiv-basket”, the Belarusian “Tsmoki-Minsk” and Bulgarian “Levski”.