SUPERLEAGUE - Ukraine

Ukrainian League Finals, Game 7: May 31, 2011
Budivelnik is 2011 Ukrainian League champion (Photo: superleague.ua)Budivelnik claimed its first Ukrainian League championship in over a decade on Tuesday by beating BC Donetsk 62-69 in the seventh-and-deciding contest in the best-of-seven finals series. Donetsk led by 5 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Builders dominated on the defensive end and held the hosts to 7 fourth quarter points to snatch the game, series and title. Dee Spencer scored 20 points and Zach Morley added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the new champs. J.K. Edwards put Donetsk up 57-50 at the start of the fourth quarter and a Vyacheslav Kravtsov free throw made it 60-54 midway through the quarter, but Spencer single-handedly scored the next 7 points and after Edwards put Donetsk ahead for the last time, 62-61 with 2:33 to play, Morley got to the line and made 2 to put Budivelnik ahead, Andriy Agafonov added a basket and Spencer essentially wrapped up the game from the line, allowing his team to party the night away. Edwards finished with 15 points and Sasha Vasilievich posted 9 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Ukrainian League, Finals Playoffs: best of 7 games
Record Team Game1 G. 2 G. 3 G. 4 G. 5 G. 6 G. 7
3 BC Donetsk (1) 63 72 81 66 88 59 62
4 Budivelnik (2) 88 53 77 76 74 61 69
3 3rd Hoverla (4) 73 66 82 83 x - -
1 3rd Ferro-ZNTU(6) 71 72 65 81 x - -
Ukrainian League Champion 2010-11: Budivelnik

Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 BC Donetsk (1) 81 83 62 x x
0 Hoverla (4) 74 62 58 x x
3 Budivelnik (2) 90 88 83 x x
0 Ferro-ZNTU (6) 67 82 66 x x

Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 BC Donetsk (1) 108 84 108 x x
0 Kryvbasbasket (8) 68 76 50 x x
3 Hoverla (4) 82 76 71 73 72
2 MBC Mykolaiv (5) 79 64 79 89 50
3 Budivelnik (2) 71 83 80 86 x
1 Dnipro (7) 76 78 49 71 x
2 BC Azovmash(3) 74 85 69 86 61
3 Ferro-ZNTU (6) 78 73 85 76 72

Final and 3rd place Playoffs round games
Game 1 BC Donetsk vs. Budivelnik 63-88 May 17
Game 1 Hoverla vs. Ferro-ZNTU 73-71 May 18
Game 2 BC Donetsk vs. Budivelnik 72-53 May 19
Game 2 Hoverla vs. Ferro-ZNTU 66-72 May 20
Game 3 Budivelnik vs. BC Donetsk 77-81 May 22
Game 3 Ferro-ZNTU vs. Hoverla 65-82 May 23
Game 4 Budivelnik vs. BC Donetsk 76-66 May 24
Game 4 Ferro-ZNTU vs. Hoverla 81-83 May 25
Game 5 BC Donetsk vs. Budivelnik 88-74 May 27
Game 6 Budivelnik vs. BC Donetsk 61-59 May 29
Game 7 BC Donetsk vs. Budivelnik 62-69 May 31

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 BC Donetsk vs. Hoverla 81-74 May 4
Game 1 Budivelnik vs. Ferro-ZNTU 90-67 May 5
Game 2 BC Donetsk vs. Hoverla 83-62 May 6
Game 2 Budivelnik vs. Ferro-ZNTU 88-82 May 7
Game 3 Hoverla vs. BC Donetsk 58-62 May 9
Game 3 Ferro-ZNTU vs. Budivelnik 66-83 May 10

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 BC Donetsk vs. Kryvbasbasket 108-68 April 21
Game 1 Budivelnik vs. Dnipro 71-76 April 21
Game 1 BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU 74-78 April 26
Game 1 Hoverla vs. MBC Mykolaiv 82-79 April 21
Game 2 BC Donetsk vs. Kryvbasbasket 84-76 April 23
Game 2 Budivelnik vs. Dnipro 83-78 April 23
Game 2 BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU 85-73 April 28
Game 2 Hoverla vs. MBC Mykolaiv 76-64 April 23
Game 3 Kryvbasbasket vs. BC Donetsk 50-108 April 26
Game 3 Dnipro vs. Budivelnik 49-80 April 26
Game 3 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Azovmash 85-69 April 30
Game 3 MBC Mykolaiv vs. Hoverla 79-71 April 26
Game 4 Dnipro vs. Budivelnik 71-86 April 28
Game 4 Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Azovmash 76-86 May 1
Game 4 MBC Mykolaiv vs. Hoverla 89-73 April 28
Game 5 BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU 61-72 May 3
Game 5 Hoverla vs. MBC Mykolaiv 72-50 May 1

Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 50: April 17-18, 2011
LAST GAME GAME 50
April 17-18, 2011
Day Match Result
Apr. 17 Dnipro vs. Hoverla 86-91
Apr. 17 BC Donetsk vs. Budivelnik 94-82
Apr. 17 Azovmash vs. BC Kyiv 88-73
Apr. 17 Mykolaiv vs. DniproAzot 64-58
Apr. 18 Khimik vs. Ferro-ZNTU 91-96
Apr. 18 Odesa vs. Kryvbasbasket 94-69
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoff

Match

BC Donetsk(1) vs. Kryvbas.(8)

Budivelnik(2) vs. Dnipro(7)

Azovmash(3) vs. Ferro-ZNTU(6)

Hoverla(4) vs. Mykolaiv(5)

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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 BC Donetsk 48 37 11 3934 3427
2 Budivelnik 48 36 12 3857 3368
3 BC Azovmash Mariupol 48 30 18 3915 3783
4 Hoverla 48 30 18 3724 3602
5 MBC Mykolaiv 48 28 20 3604 3608
6 Ferro-ZNTU 48 25 23 3951 3922
7 Dnipro 48 24 24 3735 3730
8 Kryvbasbasket 48 21 27 3565 3751
9 Dnipro Azot 48 19 29 3547 3728
10 BC Odesa 48 18 30 3793 3965
11 Halychyna 48 17 31 3793 3962
12 Khimik 48 16 32 3755 3834
13 BC Kyiv 48 11 37 3296 3789


Ukrainian Super Cup, Final Four in Dnipropetrovsk, Feb. 12-13, 2011
Semifinals
Final
BC Donetsk
Dnipro
Dnipro (Champion)
vs.
BC Azovmash
BC Azovmash
Ferro-ZNTU

Cup Games
Semifinals
BC Donetsk vs. Dnipro
Feb. 12
Semifinals
BC Azovmash vs. Ferro-ZNTU
Feb. 12
3rd place game
Ferro-ZNTU vs. BC Donetsk
Feb. 13
Final
BC Azovmash vs. Dnipro
Feb. 13


Ukrainian League, Season 2010-11
The 2010-11 Ukrainian League starts with 12 teams trying to defeat reigning champion BC Azovmash, still the team to beat in the country. Azovmash lifted six Ukrainian League titles in the last seven years and returns with the same core of players such as Fred House, Ramel Curry and Demetrius Alexander. Charles Thomas and Maksym Pustozvonov are its main additions. Budivelnyk is the top candidate to dethrone Azovmash with players like Billy Keys, Dee Spencer, Andy Betts, Lamayne Wilson or Zach Morley. BC Donetsk, that folded last season, returns with Sasa Obradovic as head coach and players like Luis Flores, Jasmin Hukic, Branko Cvetkovic or JK Edwards. Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk relies on Steve Burtt and Mario Austin to reach high this season. Ukrainian Cup holder Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye could do even better this season with Terrence Roberts, Kevin Tiggs and Vincent Hunter as its main players. Other teams to consider are BC Kyiv, led by Ruslan Otverchenko and Vitaly Kovalenko, BC Odessa, featuring Jamison Brewer and Gary Buchanan, or Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih, with Louis Hinnant as its main addition. Above all, expect the overall level to be better than ever, as the Ukrainian League gets more and more competitive every season.