SUPERLEAGUE - Ukraine

Ukrainian League finals, Game 5: May 31, 2010
Azovmash Mariupol Champ Ukrainian League 2009-10 (photo sl.ukrbasket.net)BC Azovmash Mariupol successfully defended its Ukrainian League title after beating BC Budivelnyk 70-77 in Game 5 of the best-of-five finals on Monday. Ramel Curry led the winners with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and Hasan Rizvic added 17 points. Budivelnyk led for mush of the game, though usually with small margins. The hosts looked to take control when Mikhail Anisimov gave them a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, but 5 points from Maxim Ivshina had Azovmash close in no time. Budivelnyk entered the fourth quarter up by 2, however Azovmash went with a big lineup that included Rizvic, Ivshina and Demetrius Alexander and that proved to be too much for the hosts to stop. Rizvic scored 7 points in a 2-12 push as Azovmash went up 60-67. Triples by Khalid El-Amin and Richard Guinn gave Budivelnyk hope, but Curry answered with a pair of big buckets to keep Azovmash on the path to victory. El-Amin led Budivelnyk with 24 points and Guinn added 11. MORE

Ukrainian League, Finals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
2 Budivelnyk (1) 68 95 60 77 70
3 BC Azovmash (6) 80 91 77 74 77
3 Ferro-ZNTU (2) -3 place 105 79 90 x x
0 BC Kyiv (4) - 3rd place 77 73 86 x x
Ukrainian League Champion 2009-10: BC Azovmash Mariupol

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Budivelnyk (1) 79 76 68 x x
0 BC Kyiv (4) 68 62 57 x x
1 Ferro-ZNTU (2) 97 95 97 83 x
3 BC Azovmash (6) 103 87 107 90 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Budivelnyk (1) 105 85 89 x x
0 Hoverla (8) 65 79 84 x x
3 BC Kyiv (4) 91 95 76 89 x
1 BC Odesa (5) 79 77 101 53 x
3 Ferro-ZNTU (2) 89 96 97 x x
0 Dnipro (7) 72 85 86 x x
1 Kryvbasbasket(3) 49 77 58 74 x
3 BC Azovmash (6) 62 69 76 82 x

Finals and 3rd place Playoffs round games
Game 1 Budivelnyk vs. BC Azovmash 68-80 May 21
Game 1 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Kyiv 105-77 May 20
Game 2 Budivelnyk vs. BC Azovmash 95-91 May 23
Game 2 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Kyiv 79-73 May 22
Game 3 BC Azovmash vs. Budivelnyk 77-60 May 26
Game 3 BC Kyiv vs. Ferro-ZNTU 86-90 May 25
Game 4 BC Azovmash vs. Budivelnyk 74-77 May 28
Game 5 Budivelnyk vs. BC Azovmash 70-77 May 31

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Budivelnyk vs. BC Kyiv 79-68 May 6
Game 1 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Azovmash 97-103 May 7
Game 2 Budivelnyk vs. BC Kyiv 76-62 May 8
Game 2 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Azovmash 95-87 May 9
Game 3 BC Kyiv vs. Budivelnyk 57-68 May 12
Game 3 BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU 107-97 May 12
Game 4 BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU 90-83 May 14

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Budivelnyk vs. Hoverla 105-65 April 23
Game 1 Ferro-ZNTU vs. Dnipro 89-72 April 23
Game 1 Kryvbasbasket vs. BC Azovmash 49-62 April 23
Game 1 BC Kyiv vs. BC Odesa 79-88 April 22
Game 2 Budivelnyk vs. Hoverla 85-79 April 25
Game 2 Ferro-ZNTU vs. Dnipro 96-85 April 25
Game 2 Kryvbasbasket vs. BC Azovmash 77-69 April 25
Game 2 BC Kyiv vs. BC Odesa 95-77 April 24
Game 3 Hoverla vs. Budivelnyk 84-89 April 28
Game 3 Dnipro vs. Ferro-ZNTU 86-97 April 29
Game 3 BC Azovmash vs. Kryvbasbasket 76-58 April 28
Game 3 BC Odesa vs. BC Kyiv 101-76 April 28
Game 4 BC Azovmash vs. Kryvbasbasket 82-74 April 30
Game 4 BC Odesa vs. BC Kyiv 53-89 April 30

Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 30: April 13, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 30
April 13, 2010
Day Match Result
April 13 Gryfony vs. DniproAzot 79-88
April 13 BC93 Pulsar vs. Azovmash 57-73
April 13 Hoverla vs. Khimik 72-89
April 13 Dnipro vs. Ferro-ZNTU 87-100
April 13 Kryvbasb. vs. Budivelnyk 59-101
April 13 Halychyna vs. BC Odesa 80-89
April 13 BC Kyiv vs. Mykolaiv 86-89
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Budivelnyk 26 24 2 2279 1849
2 Ferro-ZNTU 26 21 5 2443 2007
3 Kryvbasbasket 26 20 6 2099 1915
4 BC Kyiv 26 17 9 1952 1831
5 BC Odesa 26 16 10 2202 2063
6 BC Azovmash Mariupol 26 15 11 2113 1967
7 Dnipro 26 14 12 2134 2144
8 Hoverla 26 13 13 1988 2010
9 MBC Mykolaiv 26 13 13 2074 2129
10 Khimik 26 11 15 2138 2239
11 Halychyna 26 10 16 1959 2008
12 DniproAzot 26 4 22 1942 2195
13 BC-93 Pulsar 26 4 22 1741 2181
14 Gryfony 26 0 26 1808 2334
15 BC Donetsk 0 0 0 0 0

Ukranian League, Season 2009-10
A new era starts for the Ukrainian League after the top two leagues in the country merged to create a stronger competition with as many as 15 teams and an improved organization. Defending champion Azovmash Mariupol will be once again the team to beat with players like Erik Daniels, Juby Johnson, Simonas Serapinas and Hasan Rizvic. It will not be easy, however, as Budivelnyk Kyiv joined the league ready to provide an upset. Budivelnyk added superstar guard Khalid El-Amin as its floor general, but also features players like Gerrod Henderson, Richard Guinn and Grigori Khizhnyak. BC Kyiv, Donetsk and Khimik will also be fighting to reach high. Kyiv has its new reference in Derrick Zimmerman. Meanwhile, Donetsk hired Ramunas Butautas as coach and put together an interesting roster featuring Marque Perry, Ricardo Marsh, Artur Drozdov and Bruno Sundov. LaVell Blanchard and Darrel Mitchell should lead Khimik this season. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv, Ferro-ZNTU, Gryfony and MBC Mykolaiv will fight for a playoff spot in the round robin, 28-game regular season. With a new system and more teams, expect the 2009-10 Ukrainian League to be better than ever.

Ukrainian Cup Final Four: March 13-14, 2010

Mar 14, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Ferro-ZNTU celebratesFerro-ZNTU is the Ukrainian Cup winner! Ferro rounded a perfect weekend and changed its own history by lifting its first-ever Ukrainian Cup title by beating BC Kyiv 82-74 in the title game on Sunday. Steve Burtt paced the winners with 22 points. Vincent Hunter added 15 and 8 rebounds, Alexander Rybalko had 12 points while Charles Thomas got 10 and 11 rebounds for Ferro. Maksym Pustozvonov led Kyiv with 23 points. Viacheslav Kravtsov and Denys Lukashov each added 17 for the runner-ups. Kravtsov gave Kyiv a 49-56 edge late in the third quarter but Burtt had 9 points in a 19-2 run that put Ferro ahead for good, 68-58, with 5 minutes left. Kyiv kept trying but all Ferro players were celebrating the cup title. Ferro had knocked off Ukrainian League leader Budivelnyk 86-89 in the first semifinal on Saturday behind 24 points from Thomas and 21 from Burtt. Gerrod Henderson led Budivelnyk with 28 points on 5-of-6 three-pointers. Budivelnyk opened the game with an 11-0 run but Ferro recovered and managed to get a 70-78 with less than 3 minutes left. A three-pointer by Khalid El-Amin got Budivelnyk within 86-87 with 10 seconds left. Burtt sank free throws and Henderson missed from downtown at the buzzer. Kyiv topped Azovmash 82-85 in overtime in the second semifinal on Saturday. Dmytro Zabirchenko led the winners with 20 points. Pustozvonov added 19 for Kyiv. Ramel Curry led Azovmash with 33 points while Demetrius Alexander added 19. A three-pointer by Rolandas Jarutis sent the game to overtime, 73-73. A go-ahead triple by Lukashov and free throws by Oleg Saltovets sealed the outcome in the final 39 seconds. In the third place game, Budivelnyk beat Azovmash 87-78 behind 36 points from El-Amin.