Superleague top team - Batumi (18-8) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed eighth ranked MIA (5-21) 110-89. The game without a history. Batumi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Batumi outrebounded MIA 49-31 including a 33-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by MIA's players. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian forward Leonid Stefanishin (199-85) who scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international Akaki Dvalishvili (206-91) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Batumi players scored in double figures. Batumi's coach Davit Ustiashvili felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Akaki Lomouri (198-91) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and the former international Merab Bokolishvili (196-92) added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Batumi have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-8 record. MIA lost fourth consecutive game. Defending champion stay dead last with 21 lost games. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. MIA will play against Energy Invest (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
MIA Academy: A.Lomouri 25+10reb, M.Bokolishvili 22+6reb+6ast, I.Lezhava 14+4reb+2ast, S.Lobjanidze 9+2reb+3ast, S.Gognadze 9+3reb, B.Darakhvelidze 6+3reb+2ast
Batumi: L.Stefanishin 22+9reb+7ast, A.Dvalishvili 19+8reb, I.Krivtsov 16+9reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 12+5reb+1ast, N.Tenieshvili 12+7reb+1ast, L.Eliadze 11+1reb+1ast