2020-21 BELGRADEFinalsGame 1
March 28, 2021 CET: 12:00
Local time: 12:00 ZELEZNIK HALL
Mikhail Vedishchev - U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - ANGT Belgrade 2020-21 (photo Dorde Kostic - Zvezda) - JT20

Lokomotiv wastes big lead, beats Cluj for 7th place

U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar finished seventh at the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Belgrade after beating U18 U-BT Cluj Napoca 67-71 for its first victory in the Serbian capital. Mikhail Vedishchev led the way with 18 points and Lev Kuzmenko scored 15 points, including a big jumper with 24 seconds left after Lokomotiv had wasted a 17-point lead. Cluj failed to get a win in its first appearance in the competition despite Dragos Lungu tallying 19 points and Modibo Diaby picking up 12 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 blocks and 10 fouls received.

After Lokomotiv scored the first three points, Alexandru Turdean and Stefan Grasu hit three-pointers in an 8-0 run to go up 8-3. Lokomotiv punched back with Artem Oreshnikov scoring five points in a 3-12 run to go ahead 11-15, and the score was 13-17 after 10 minutes. Darius Coste hit a triple to get Cluj within 18-19 but Vedishchev hit from deep and Nikita Evdokimov converted an and-one in a 0-10 run for a 18-29 advantage. And Lokomotiv closed the first half on a 2-13 surge to lead 27-42 at the break.

Vedishchev increased the margin to 17 points at the start of the second half and the lead was 35-49 before Vlad Marinau drained a triple to cut the deficit to 43-50. Iaroslav Niagu connected from deep at the other end and Lokomotiv was up 49-57 after 30 minutes. Diaby scored four points to bring the margin down to 56-57. Kuzmenko countered with seven points and Lokomotiv was back up 58-66. Vlad Nistor converted a three-point play at the other end and Lungu added a triple and two free throws to even the game 67-67 with 71 seconds left. After Niagu split two free throws, Cluj failed to score and Kuzmenko hit a jumper with 24 seconds remaining to make it 67-70. And Lungu missed a triple at the other end to decide the game for good.

Sunday, March 28, 2021
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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Referees: 1 U18 CREW CHIEF; 2 U18 UMPIRE 1; 3 U18 UMPIRE 2
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
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U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17251514
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U18 U-BT Cluj Napoca13274967
U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17425771
U18 U-BT Cluj Napoca
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 NASTRUT, LUCA 7:45   0/1 0/2     1 1               -2
11 GRASU, STEFAN 28:00 9 1/2 1/9 4/6   1 1 4 1 4   1 4 3 -2
13 LAPUSTE, DAVID 6:15 2 1/1       1 1           1   2
15 DIABY, MODIBO 31:52 12 2/8 0/1 8/10 1 8 9 1 6 2 2 3 3 10 23
16 BALAZS, BENCE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 MARINAU, VLAD 30:42 6 0/2 1/2 3/6   3 3 6 1 2   1 4 4 7
22 PASCA, ALEXANDRU 22:12 5 1/2 1/7   2 1 3 2 1 1     2   1
32 NISTOR, VLAD 9:36 3 1/3   1/1 1 1 2           1 1 3
33 COSTE, DARIUS 14:47 6   2/3     2 2 1   1     1 1 7
35 SCHMIDT, MARIAN 4:57 2 1/1                         2
45 TURDEAN, ALEXANDRU 8:13 3   1/2         1 1 4     1   -1
77 LUNGU, DRAGOS 35:41 19 2/6 3/6 6/8 3 2 5 3 3 5   1 4 8 19
Team           1 5 6               6
Totals 200:00 67 9/26 9/32 22/31 8 25 33 18 13 19 2 6 21 27 65
        34.6% 28.1% 71%
Head coach: PEROVIC, MILORAD
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
U18 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 GRUSHEVSKII, ILIA 18:04 3 0/1 1/1         3   1     1   3
4 KUSHNERUK, GRIGORII 13:23 3   1/4     1 1 1 1   1   2   2
5 SHCHETININ, SERGEI 16:08 1   0/3 1/2   5 5 1 1 3     5 1 -3
8 EVDOKIMOV, NIKITA 18:47 4 1/2 0/1 2/3   2 2 4 2 1     3 3 8
16 YUSUPOV, ARSLAN 10:58   0/2     1 2 3     1     4 1 -3
17 ORESHNIKOV, ARTEM 12:34 9 3/5   3/4 3 2 5   1 1 1 2   3 13
28 KUZMENKO, LEV 21:58 15 6/8 1/4   1 3 4   1 1     1 2 15
31 VOLKOV, DANIIL 18:46 8 0/1 2/4 2/2 1 2 3 5   3     1 3 12
32 SHEIANOV, DANIL 23:30 6 2/8 0/1 2/2   9 9 3 2 5 1   3 2 8
44 VEDISHCHEV, MIKHAIL 23:54 18 3/3 2/3 6/8   1 1 2 2 4     3 4 17
51 TIKHONENKO, SEMEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
99 NIAGU, IAROSLAV 21:58 4 0/4 1/3 1/2 1 10 11 3 2 3 3   4 2 11
Team           3   3     2         1
Totals 200:00 71 15/34 8/24 17/23 10 37 47 22 12 25 6 2 27 21 84
        44.1% 33.3% 73.9%
Head coach: SEMERNINOV, ROMAN
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