We take revenge from Samara

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UNICS won the final 5 minutes of the friendly game with a score of 13:1 and took revenge against the current Russian Cup winner Samara - 67:56.

Kazan. Friendly game.
UNICS (Kazan) – Samara – 67:56 (12:12,17:14,16:20, 22:10).
UNICS: Macon (18+4 rebounds), Reynolds (12+4 rebounds), Labeyrie (12+13 rebounds+3 assists), Hunter (12+5 rebounds), Zhbanov (5+2 rebounds), Brown (4+2 rebounds+2 assists), Kulagin (4+2 assists).
Samara: Umrikhin (14+3 assists), Ennis (8), Rivers (8+4 rebounds), Sheleketo (8), Knight (5), Gafurov (4), Zverev (4).

The key to victory was the dominance of the white-green under the boards. The hosts took three times more rebounds on offense (17 against 6), which resulted in their four–fold superiority in second-chance points scored - 16 to 4. In addition, the basketball players of UNICS made twice more steals (11 against 6) and forced the guests to lose the ball 21 times. The most productive member of our team was Daryl Macon, who scored 18 points and added 4 rebounds to them. Louis Labeyrie shone on both sides of the court and scored a double-double of 12 points, 13 rebounds (7 of them on offense), 3 steals and 3 assists.

On Saturday, September 17, at 17.00, a second meeting of the teams will take place.