EYBL-89: The first day10 may 2008

The “Final four” of European Youth Basketball League among players born 1989 in Basketball Center Khimki Moscow Region started off. The basketball holiday started by official conference, consecrated the 10 jubilee of EYBL . The leaders of EYBL: the president EYBL Guntis Shenkhofs, The EYBL vice-president, the General Director of Basketball Khimki Victor Bychkov, the EYBL Vice-president, the president of Russian Basketball Federation Sergey Chernov and others representatives of European Youth Basketball League from others countries.

After it the first semifinalists BC “Zalgiris” and ASK “Riga” got on the court. Lithuanian team gained the initiative and won convincingly.
In second match of day the home team – Khimki played against BC “Kiev”. Our team built an early lead and didn’t blow it. Novikov, Zaytsev, Babunashvili, Agababyan, Pichkurov were brilliant and continue to score. But it is very difficult to mark some players. All players acted as a single whole.

Semifinalists, May,9
«Zalgiris» (Lithuania) – ASK “Riga” (Latvia) — 116-77 (39-19, 30-23, 15-16, 32-19).
BC Khimki (Russia) – BC Kiev (Ukraine) — 94-70 (27-18, 24-11, 27-22, 16-19).
BC Khimki top scorers: Novikov (18), Babunashvili (15).

13.00 Match for 3 place. ASK “Riga” (Latvia) — BC Kiev (Ukraine).
15.00 Final. BC Khimki (Russia) — «Zalgiris» (Lithuania).
17.00 The grand closing ceremony