Super League champion “Cherkassk Mavpy” has successfully overcome the latest round of qualification of the Cup of Europe FIBA.
In the return match with “Keravnos” “Mavpy” tried to hold 11-point margin produced last week in Cherkassy. At the start of the game with this problem wards Maxim Michelson could not cope Cypriots efforts of American Legionnaires already in the first quarter played 8 points.
After a nervous debut of “Mavpy” off the attack of the hosts, and gradually began to get closer in the score. Both teams are frankly poorly acted in the attack that completely satisfied guests.
The second half of the match, “Mavpy” began a series of precise attacks and for the first time took the lead. The Champions of Ukraine without superfluous nerves kept comfortable handicap, but in the end helped Dnipro, losing only a difference of three points, which leaves the Vice-champion of super League a good chance of getting into the group stage of the Cup of Europe FIBA in the status of “lucky loser”.
In the group of the Cup of Europe FIBA “Cherkassk Mavpy” play with “Bakken bears” (Denmark”), “Prishtina” (Kosovo) and Steaua (Romania).
The keravnos (Cyprus) – Cherkasy Mavpy (Ukraine) 64:61 (23:15, 11:14, 15:17, 15:15), the first match – 64:75
The keravnos: Willis (18 + 11 rebounds + 4 blocked shots), Reid (13), Michael (8 + 5 rebounds).
Cherkasy Mavpy: young (13 + 4 assists), Chumakov (10), Tkachenko (8 + 5 rebounds), Konev (7), Kobets (7).
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