Russian League, Regular Season, Game 3: October 14-17, 2007
by: Euroleague.net
October 18, 2007
Sergey Chikalkin - Unics KazanDefending champion CSKA Moscow and Triumph Lyubertsy top a list of four unbeaten teams in the Russian League midway through October. CSKA, which beat CSK VVS-Samara 97-62 on Wednesday, leads all teams with a 5-0 record. Alexey Savrasenko and David Andersen led CSKA with 14 points apiece. Lyubertsy improved to 4-0 by taking down University-Ugra Surgut 88-72, behind Sergey Toporov's 14 points. Khimky Moscow is now 3-0 following a 97-67 home win over Spartak St. Petersburg. Daniel Ewing led all scorers with 16 points in that game. Dynamo Moscow won its second game by downing Lokomotiv-Rostov 72-67 as Niksa Prkacin posted a double-double. Unics Kazan was pushed to the limit before finding an answer for Zendon Hamilton in an 86-85 win over Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Sergei Chikalkin and Dusko Savanovic combined for 45 points for Kazan, while Hamilton posted 21 in defeat. Also this week, Ural Great beat Spartak VGUES Primorie 69-53 behind Brent Wright's 16 points and 12 rebounds.

CSKA came out firing, built a 31-13 lead after 10 minutes, increased it to 55-29 by halftime and coasted home for a 97-62 home victory against Samara. Savrasenko led Moscow with 14 points and 8 rebounds, Andersen also scored 14, Trajan Langdon added 13, J.R. Holden 12 and young Alexey Shved shipped in 11. For Samara, Alex Scales and former Euroleague champ Yaniv Green had 14 apiece. Lyubertsy put up 34 points in the second quarter on the way to a 21-point halftime lead as it dumped Surgut 88-72. Riding a huge advantage in the second half, Lyubertsy played much of the latter part of the game with reserves, allowing Surgut to make the final score more respectable. Toporov finished with 14 and Terrell Lyday 11 for the winners, for whom every player played at least 12 minutes and scored a field goal. Chudney Gray led Surgut with 16.

Khimky Moscow outscored Spartak St. Petersburg in each of the four quarters on the way to a 97-67 home win. The opening period ended 25-11 and Khimky led 52-31 at the half as it cruised home. Ewing paced Khimky with 16, Kelly McCarty added 15 and Vladimir Veremeenko had 11 points and 8 rebounds for the victors. Rafael Araujo led St. Petersburg with 14 points and 7 boards. Dynamo Moscow won its second game by downing Lokomotiv-Rostov 72-67 in a close encounter. The visitors led 29-36 at halftime and held a 3-point lead heading into the fourth, but a big night from Prkacin helped Dynamo come back for the win. Prkacin finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Henry Domercant added 14, Antonis Fotsis had 12 points and 9 boards and young Dmitri Khvostov scored 10. Szymon Szewczyk led Rostov with 14. Unics Kazan was pushed to the limit before finding an answer for Zendon Hamilton in an 86-85 win over Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Unics started strong and lead 34-25 after a high-scoring opening period, but lost its touch after that as Krasnoyarsk cut the gap to 50-48 at halftime and took a 5-point lead after 30 minutes. But Chikalkin and Savanovic made sure the night had a happy ending for the home team. Chikalkin finished with 23 points, Savanovic had 22 points and 9 rebounds, Virgil Stanescu scored 11 and Jerry McCullough 10. Hamilton posted 21 points and 9 boards in defeat.


LAST GAME GAME 3
October 14-17, 2007
DayMatchResult
Oct. 17CSKA Moscow vs. Samara97-62
Oct. 17Dinamo M.reg. vs. Uni. Ugra88-72
Oct. 16UNICS Kazan vs. Enisey 86-85
Oct. 16Khimky vs. Spartak St.Pet.97-67
Oct. 16Dynamo M. vs. Lokomotiv72-67
Oct. 14Ural-Great vs. Spart. VGUES69-53
NEXT GAME GAME 4
October 19-21, 2007
DayMatch
Oct. 19Sibirtelekom vs.Dynamo M.
Oct. 20UNICS Kazan vs. Khimky
Oct. 20Samara vs. Spartak VGUES
Oct. 20Ural-Great vs. St.Pet.
Oct. 20Lokomotiv vs. Enisey
Oct. 21Ugra vs. Dynamo Moscow


STANDINGSTGWLP+P-
1CSKA Moscow550471 317
2Khimky Moscow region330304 212
3Dinamo Moscow reg.440374 287
4Dynamo Moscow220168 134
5UNICS Kazan321257 243
6Ural-Great Perm312225 231
7Lokomotiv-Rostov312213 239
8Spartak VGUES Primorie312197 226
9Spartak St.Petersburg312224 255
10University-Ugra Surgut202151 174
11Enisey Krasnoyarsk404292 360
12CSK VVS-Samara303194 293
13Sibirtelekom-Lokomotiv202126 225

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