Regular Season Round 34: Furstenfeld - UBSC Graz 106-67 ( Igor Chumakov)

Seventh ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (16-18) crushed at home 10th ranked UBSC Graz (9-25) by 39 points 106-67, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-67. Furstenfeld Panthers dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to UBSC Graz's 30. They outrebounded UBSC Graz 48-20 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Furstenfeld Panthers shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Ukrainian center Igor Chumakov (207-90) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Croatian swingman Luka Katura (194-89) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. Slovenian guard Jure Pelko (190-90) produced 25 points and Lithuanian center Povilas Gaidys (208-91, college: Southeastern) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. UBSC Graz's coach Peter Stahl gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Furstenfeld Panthers moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Wels. UBSC Graz lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet league's second-placed Redwell Gunners Oberwart on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. UBSC Graz will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.