Lokomotiv Kuban hand BC Oostende the first loss in Group L
Lokomotiv Kuban-BC Oostende 70:62
Lokomotiv Kuban hand BC Oostende the first loss in Group L of EuroChallenge. The Russian team grabbed 3-2 record on the second place after 70:62 home win.
Kuban started the game with 10-0 run and dominated the first period. After 22-6, the guests however closed the quarter at 22:10 as Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) made a jump shot. In the second period the hosts added 20-19 to take 42:29 halftime advantage when Lionel Chalmers (184-G-80, college: Xavier) sent the teams to the lockers. Trailing 40:50 in the end of the third frame, BC Oostende scored the last four points to go to the last period trailing just 6. Moreover Marcus Faison (196-G-78, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Siena) nailed three for 50:49 and Caleb Green kept the guests alive at 53:51. Lokomotiv Kuban however did not allo the opponents to win and due to 20-18 in the last stanza won the game.
Lionel Chalmers paced all the winners with 22 points and Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) added 17. Michael Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) finished the game with 11 points and Aleksei Surovtsev (202-G-84) scored 8. Caleb Green responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the losing case as the Belgian team dropped to 4-1 record. Darrel Mitchell (180-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: LSU) notched 14, whilst Marcus Faison netted 12.
Lokomotiv Kuban: Lionel Chalmers 22, Jeremiah Massey 17, Michael Wilkinson 11, Aleksei Surovtsev 8
BC Oostende: Caleb Green 21+10 rebs, Darrel Mitchell 14, Marcus Faison 12