Tuesday marked some record performances, a triple-double from Aleksei Ugriomov and our first medals. Let’s overlook everything with our daily review!
Biggest win: UD – 68 points (111-43 vs Santander)
Top scorer: Arvydas Venclovas (Omega Kaunas) – 30
Most rebounds: Maksim Susloparov (Interwood) – 16
Most assists: Aleksei Ugriumov (Dinamo) – 11
Interwood and Basketclub, the two 45+ aged teams, met in the 45+ final, where it was an easy victory for the first team. They dominated throughout the game, took an 82-54 win and earned their first medals, with a chance to fight for the 40+ age group medals too! Maksim Susloparov was the highlight performer with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
In the other M40/45 games, UD continued proving their dominance, as they brushed aside yet another team, winning by a record 68 points, 111-43. The Ukrainians had five players in double-digit scoring with Oleksii Iangicher and Volodymyr Gurtovyy leading the way with 20 and 19 points, respectively.
Veteranos Torrelavega continued their undefeated run with a 65-55 win against Spanish foes Margutsa. They held the lead for most of the game and finished ahead by 10, 65-55. Ricardo Gonzalez led the way with a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds.
Dinamo cruised past Old Guns Germany with a 92-49 win to get their second W in the tournament. Led by 23 points and 10 rebounds from Mikhail Borisov and a triple-double of 19 points, 10 boards and 11 assists from Aleksei Ugriumov, the Russians coasted to an easy win.
The other M50 game between Omega Kaunas and Great & Co ended up in a comeback win for the Lithuanians. They were down after three quarters but were dominant in the final quarter and took a 70-62 victory. Arvydas Venclovas had a day-high 30 points, as Dmirtrii Denisov responded with 26 for the other team.
Aladushkin Group managed to get their first victory in a close game against Atskalunas. The 59-51 loss meant that Atskalunas dropped to a 0-2 record. Valerii Sergeev was the game’s highest scorer with 21 points. Andrei Tiubin was beasting amongst the boards with 9 points and 15 rebounds.
In a nail-biting finish, KFU Gorod Kazan edged Perlas 68-65. The teams missed a lot of their free-throws, and that ultimately was the reason Perlas lost. Kamil Khakimullin was the top scorer for the Kazan side with 20 points.
CSKA Veterans handed Vilniaus Statybos Senjorai their third loss, going 70-44. The Russians were led by 20 points from Victor Petrakov, whereas the Lithuanian side barely had two players in double-digit scoring.
Babailar had the better of Ranga-Statyba, making it a very exciting group to watch. The 65-55 win makes them the only undefeated team in the group, as they’ve won all three of their games. Boris Nefedov was scoring high, with 28 points and 10 rebounds to his name.
Only one game in the Women’s group was played, as Maximum, International continued their successful run again with a 75-47 win against Koshki. That makes it two wins in a row, as Elena Turetckaia led the scoring charts with 20 points. Ekaterina Loginova added another 19 points to the tally.