Samara, the reigning Super League champion, went to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in a bad mood – after losing to Runa Basket. On a visit to the winner of the last regular season “East-65”. However, the Volga did not bother. They won an incredible match in their tension, the first two quarters of which ended in a draw.
But in the third, the guests suddenly ran away in isolation – 65:55. It seemed that the Sakhalin residents did not pay attention to such a course of events: in the last period only two and a half minutes passed, and the distance was reduced to one throw – 69:67. That’s just more Samara residents did not allow the owners. The ending, although it was nervous, nevertheless passed under their dictation. As a result – 87:83 in favor of the champion.
As part of Vostok-65, Evgeny Karpeko was noted with 20 points and 7 rebounds. In Samara Vladimir Pichkurov scored 27 points and made 7 rebounds, 15 points were scored by Maxim Dybovskiy.