In the third day of the Eurobasket in Riga Ukrainian team finally ground out their first victory. After a disappointing defeat against Lithuania and the defeat of the Czech Republic “blue-yellow” unable to cope with team Estonia – 71:78.
Main Creator of success became a naturalized American Jerome Randle, who for the first time in the tournament came not in the starting five, and on target. The defender quickly cheat not uspevshih him Estonians and regularly scoring as with the middle distance, three-pointers and foul shots. In the end, Randle collected 22 points.
And here at the center Kyrylo Fesenko awesome game but the captain looked tired, got only the first point of the team in the match, and then settled permanently on the bench.
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In the first quarter of Ukrainians were mostly playing catch-up (3:11), but in the end took the lead at 15:14. Things went from fun – after the first half “+10” (38:28).
However, we have thought up to themselves problems, missing spurt is 13:0 and already “flying” 40:43. From the account 40:30 we reached 44:55, ie lost a game segment 4:25! Estonia!!!
At the last minute Ukrainians podabrus, a little “woke up” Fesenko (6 points), kissed Max Kornienko and Sanja Mishula (8), Igor Zaitsev scored an important three-pointer. Reduced the gap to one point (65:66). But Randle passed the ball into the hands of the Estonians and those scored “three points”. Everything became clear…