BC Khimki Youth team started BEKO PBL Championship with a brilliant victory over last year champion Lokomotiv-Kuban-2 — 72-57. The repeated game will take place on Friday, October 28, at 15.00 msk.
— Lokomotiv-Kuban-2 — 72-57
(7-19, 22-12, 20-12, 23-14)
BC Khimki best scorers:
E.Karpeko (14 + 7 rebounds), Dudu (14 + 3 rebounds), Pushkov (10 + 6 rebounds + 2 blocks), Pichkurov (9), Karpachev (8 + 3 rebounds), Plotnikov (7 + 4 assists), A.Karpeko (4 + 7 rebounds), Sakharov (4), Orlenko (2), Chislov, Chichaikin.
Ramunas Cvirka, BC Khimki Youth team head coach:
— Before the game I told the players that all would depend on defense. We lost only 57 points — it's a good result but we failed in the first quarter — couldn't cope with opponent's defense and attack. Moreover we did all our best at rebounding. I'm glad we did a few turnovers in comparison with the last season (10 to 19). All the guys were of benefit today. We try to make progress from game to game. I suppose tomorrow we'll see another Lokomotiv — more concentrated and tough but we are ready to face it.