Russian Championship. Victory in Lyubertsy15 november 2008
The second match of Moscow Region duel became very interesting. Yellow blue team dictated the game and won — 72-65 (14-12, 28-23, 16-13, 14-17).Next match in Russian Championship BC Khimki will play away against Dynamo Moscow on 19th of November.
Top scorers: Lampe (22), McCarty (15)Palacio (12), Fridzon (10).
In BC Khimki entry list Vladimir Dyachok and Mile Wilkinson came back. And Jerome Moiso was out of entry. The starting line was: Ponkrashov, Delfino, McCarty, Wilkinson, and Garbajosa.
From first minutes BC Khimki players gained the initiative. And this evening as last match against “Triumph” the BC Khimki captain Kelly McCarty was the leader. In first period he scored 10 points. In second period Lampe supported the captain. The yellow-blue increased the lead +12.
“Triumph” tried to offer resistance. The derby Khimki – “Triumph” becomes always very difficult and interesting match, but the lead of Yellow-blue was undeniable.
Kestutis Kemzura, the BC Khimki head coach:
— I think we deserved the victory. We showed our character and team spirit. I am satisfied with all players. In second period because of good defense we took the lead.