Vice-champion of Ukraine “Kyiv-basket” won an important victory in the away match of the first round of the second round of the European Cup, defeating champion of the Netherlands “Zwolle” with the score 86:77.
Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Kiev-Basket (Ukraine) 68:77 (17:17, 11:24, 23:14, 17:22)
The teams played an equal first quarter, the result of which was a draw 17:17 after the opening 10 minutes of the game. But in the second quarter, the Kiev scored a breakthrough, thanks to which the team Ainars Bagatskis got the advantage before the big break. It is worth noting when the shepherd – Pavlov, which for two scored 20 points in the first part of the game. Guests were defending against the fast attacks of the opponent, hit their long shots and got 13 points advantage after the second quarter.
“Kiev-basket” was able to win on the road champion of the Netherlands (photo: Bq “Kiev-basket”)
In the second half the hosts managed to come close to Kiev for a distance of one point – it happened at the beginning of the fourth quarter. However, the team of Bagatskis responded with another spurt, which gave the Ukrainian club a more comfortable advantage. Team van den BelTA clung until the very end of the game and every time at the “Kiev-Basket” were a response to the attempts of the opponent to neutralize the gap.
The most high-scoring match in European competitions this season, held the Briefcase shepherd, who scored 24 points (two point 5/7, 4/8 three-pointers, 2/2 free throws), 5 rebounds and 4 assists, with 3 losses (D 25) and helped to start the second round with a victory – 77:86.
The next game in the European Cup FIBA “Kyiv-basket” will play December 18 at home against Hungarian Charmed.