Cedevita destroys the Russian representative
Cedevita — Dynamo Moscow 97:61
Cedevita destroys the Russian representative in the first leg of the Eurocup Qualifying Round. The Croatian side downed Dynamo Moscow 97:61.
Cedevita ran out to a 24-9 lead, but Draper hit a jumper for Dynamo to end the first quarter with his team down 29:13. Corsley Edwards (206-C/F-79, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Cent.Conn.St.) scored for 30:13 and Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) brought 36:15. The latter also sent the teams to the lockers for 54:27. In the third quarter Dynamo managed to score the biggest number of points in the game, 21. Cedevita however did not slow down and produced 26 for 80:48 advantage. Alexey Zhukanenko (210-F-86) made two free throws to start the last period, but Pettway made a dunk at 87:57. Kovacevic closed the game from the free throw line for the final success.
Marino Bazdaric paced all the winners with 21 points and Corsley Edwards added 18. Vedran Vukusic (206-F-82, college: Northwestern) and Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) followed them with 15 points in the winning effort. Alexey Zhukanenko answered with 18 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Khvostov scored 11.
Cedevita: Marino Bazdaric 21,Corsley Edwards 18, Vedran Vukusic 15, Dontaye Draper 15
Dynamo Moscow: Alexey Zhukanenko 18+12 rebs, Khvostov 11