Zaporizhya - SC Kryvbas 59-76

The game in Zaporozhye was also worth to mention about. Second ranked SC Kryvbas (10-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Zaporizhya (4-9). SC Kryvbas did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 76-59. Zaporizhya was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 46-27 second half run of SC Kryvbas. They also forced 23 Zaporizhya turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Igor Boyarkin (185-95) who helped to win the game recording 10 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. International swingman Dmytro Gliebov (198-88, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four SC Kryvbas players scored in double figures. SC Kryvbas' coach Valeriy Plehanov used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Stanislav Ovdeyenko (191-84) replied with 16 points and forward Anton Buts (201-88) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Zaporizhya. Newly promoted SC Kryvbas maintains second position with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Khimik. Zaporizhya lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with nine games lost. SC Kryvbas' next round opponent will be Infiz Basket (#8) in Kyiv where they are favorite. Zaporizhya will play at home against Dynamo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SC Kryvbas: D.Lypovtsev 17+4reb+1ast, M.Nikitin 16+1ast, D.Gliebov 14+6reb+4ast, I.Boyarkin 10+7reb+9ast, D.Zabirchenko 7+5reb+2ast, A.Shchepkin 5
Zaporizhya: S.Ovdeyenko 16+4reb+2ast, Y.Kondrakov 10+1reb, Y.Zmitrovich 10+2reb+1ast, A.Buts 8+7reb+2ast, A.Rybalko 5+5reb+7ast, A.Saenko 4+3reb+1ast