CSKA moved to the quarterfinal

Sergey Monya (photo cskabasket.com)
There was not Egor Vialtsev in the roster for this game. Young army guard is playing in the CSKA junior team in the Cup of Russia. The game against Yenisey was the last official game before the beginning of EuoleagueTOP16. So, all key players were in the starting five. The only surprise was the arriving 2 centers in it: Victor Alexander and Dragan Tarlac.

CSKA vs Yenisey: 103-51

Serbian center was the best sniper of our team in the first quarter. To the 3rd minute he scored 8 points already: 8-5. On the 6th minute Victor Khryapa made dunk and made 10-points advantage of CSKA: 18-8. The difference of the rate between teams excludes any intrigue. After the scoring of 20 points Yenisey players could not score any more points for long 10 minutes. The army team played freely and enthusiastically. In the middle of the second quarter Monya scored very beautiful throw after the assist of Turkcan. In the next quarter Papaloukas went to the fast break and made dunk. It was already 77-22 to CSKA. When CSKA advantage was 58 points army players has slow down. In the end of the third quarter Kozlov and Kondratenko scored two 3-pointers in a row. Dusan Ivkovic has complained about the playing if defense this moment.

Teams started the last quarter with 84-24 on the scoreboard. In first 5 minutes the army team scored only 5 points because of many mistakes in offense. Then Yenisey won 2-minutes fagment by 9-0. The head coach of our team had to take time-out. To 25 seconds to the final buzzer Jon Robert Holden has stolen the ball from Pavel Kryukov and gave assist to Victor Khryapa. Our forward made dunk – it was 101 point of CSKA this evening: 101-49. The game has finished after two resulting attacks of the teams: 103-51.

The opponent of CSKA in the quarterfinal of Cup of Russia will become known tomorrow after the second game against Lokomotiv Rostov and CSK Samara. Rostov team won the first game 98-90.

Alexey Savrasenko (photo cskabasket.com)
J.R. Holden (photo cskabasket.com)
Victor Alexander (photo cskabasket.com)
Marcus Brown (photo cskabasket.com)
Victor Kryapa (photo cskabasket.com)