Russian Cup.1/4 finals. “Triumph” – BC Khimki 8 november 2008

The new campaign for trophy the owner of Russian Cup started in Lyubertsy. First match against “Triumph” became very difficult for BC Khimki. Guest team started well, but allowed to “Triumph” to show its best — 55-62 (17-14, 10-20, 12-19, 16-9).Next match of face-off will be held in Khimki, where yellow-blue will have possibility to cut the lead and continue the challenge for Russian Cup.

Top scorers: McCarty (17+9 reb), Lampe (14+7 reb), Delfino (10=9 reb).

Kestutis Kemzura, the BC Khimki head coach:
— It is very difficult to win, scoring 55 points. We started not bad, but the opponent gained the initiative. Players from “Triumph” scored many points after fast breakthrough. At the end we cut the lead because of zone defense. But we had some problems with playing discipline. This defeat -7 gives our a chance to a success finally. At home in Khimki with support of our fans we will try to win.