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UNICS won Zenith

UNICS won Zenith
Date: 05 october 2017
Source: Press BC UNICS
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The home match of the championship of the VTB United League with the St. Petersburg "Zenith" Kazan UNICS today opened the official ninth season. Kazan confidently won with a score 94:60.

 

A new team, new coaches, a new form, an updated interior of the "Basket Hall" - all today came together in the match UNICS - "Zenith". The eventful off-season is over, like all preliminary comments. All questions will be answered only by the game itself. That's why we were waiting for this day.

"Zenith", like all St. Petersburg clubs, is full of ambition, well, at least for the first time in its history go beyond the semifinals of the VTB United League. And this club did an impressive selection campaign in the summer. If UNICS acquired 10 new players, then Zenith - 8, but lost nine. In terms of teamwork, the Kazan team definitely had the advantage, playing and training in the same team for almost a month and a half, Zenith in full line gathered very shortly before the start of the season, which, however, did not mean that it would be easy for the hosts. The opponent is among the leaders of the league. The more interesting it was to look at the very confrontation on the floor.

But the most known player of "Zenith" guard Evgeny Voronov, who played for the last two seasons at UNICS, did not come to Kazan. As for the hosts, they released such a starting five: Melvin Ejim, Qino Colom, Stephane Lasme, Jamar Smith, Trent Lockett. Grigoriy Shukhovtcov and Martins Meiers were not included in the application. A minute and a half passed, and the score was 6: 0,  Ejim and Colom charged from a distance. The answer is "Zenith" - 8: 8. Quick start. To the delight of respectable guests, the match was visited by the president of the VTB United League, Sergey Kushchenko, who watched the game at the parquet in the campaign of the UNICS president Yevgeny Bogachev.

A good start from UNICS, 17:11. It was time for the first substitutions from the hosts, Kostas Kaimakoglou and Anton Ponkrashov came out, our Greek scored from behind the arc with the first touch, 20:11!. And Kaimakoglou scored seven points in a row in a minute, 26:13. Vladislav Trushkin and Andrei Koshcheev entered the game.

So the second quarter the hosts started in a completely new line-up, to those who had left earlier to replace, Yevgeny Kolesnikov was added, a Russian-speaking team was formed under the supervision of Kaimakoglou. Normal came out, the second timeout "Zenith" with a score of 35:17, this is Kolesnikov made three-pointer. We played until the "plus 20" - 37:17 after the addition of Ponkrashov. Smith, Lasme and Colom returned to the site. And even 50:27 after the next "three" from Colom. UNICS plays great! Quickly and effectively.

 

Plus 28 at the beginning of the third quarter after a long hit by Lockett, 59:31. The hosts confidently lead the game, guests sometimes reduce the gap to 23-25 ??points, 63:40. Again on the floor, the Russian-speaking five UNICS, headed by Kaimakoglou. But the attacking hosts lost the exact attack, including the economy mode, in the first 10 minutes scored 28 points, in the second 22, in the third - 19. Logically, the main thing is not a three-digit account, but a positive result.

 

 In the ranks of UNICS appeared the last declared on the game, not appearing on the floor until now, Pavel Sergeev, not counting young Alexander Bille. Not scoring three periods, Smith, is gaining 5 points in a row, 80:48, what is there to say about the fate of the match for 6-32 to the end? But for the native public nothing is a pity, Kaimakoglou and Lasme have always organized an impressive alley-up, or a parachute in our way, and another "three" from the "Smetanin" - 85:50. You can firmly say that for the preseason and the first official match UNICS (for those who forgot: University + Culture + Sports, the child of KSU, so deciphers the name of the club) earned "excellent." But there are two full semesters ahead.

UNICS (Kazan) - Zenit (St. Petersburg) - 94: 60 (28:15, 22:14, 19:17, 25:14). The most productive: UNICS - Kolom (16), Lasme (20), Kaymakoglu (15), Ponkrashov (11); Zenit - Gordon

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TOURNAMENTS
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VTB League
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
CSKA
Moscow, Russia
9 9 18
2
Lokomotiv-Kuban
Krasnodar, Russia
8 7 15
3
Zenit
St. Petersburg, Russia
8 7 15
4
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
7 6 13
5
Khimki
Moscow region, Russia
8 5 13
6
Avtodor
Saratov, Russia
8 4 12
7
Tsmoki-Minsk
Minsk, Belarus
9 4 13
8
Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
7 2 9
9
Enisey
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
7 2 9
10
Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
8 2 10
11
Parma
Perm, Russia
9 2 11
12
VEF
Riga, Latvia
7 1 8
13
Kalev
Tallinn, Estonia
9 1 10
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
Eurocup
season 2017/2018, group A
g w pts
1
Darussafaka
Istanbul, Turkey
8 7 15
2
UNICS
Kazan, Russia
8 5 13
3
Cedevita
Zagreb, Croatia
7 4 11
4
Fiat Turin
Torino, Italy
7 3 10
5
MoraBanc Andorra
Andorra, Spain
7 2 9
6 7 1 8
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;
#
United League VTB U21
season 2017/2018,
g w pts
1
Khimki-2
Moscow region, Russia
12 11 23
2
Lokomotiv-Kuban-2
Krasnodar, Russia
14 12 26
3
UNICS-2
Kazan, Russia
14 11 25
4
Samara-2
Samara, Russia
12 7 19
5
Zenit-2
St. Petersburg, Russia
14 6 20
6
CSKA-2
Moscow, Russia
12 5 17
7
Parma-2
Perm, Russia
12 4 16
8
Nizhny Novgorod-2
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
14 3 17
9
Enisey-2
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
10 2 12
10
Avtodor-2
Saratov, Russia
10 1 11
Glossary: g - games played; w - games won; pts - tournament points;

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