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True fight against the leader!

11 March 2022
True fight against the leader!

Halfway there. Zenit-M tied the series with MBA-2 in the home games of the regular season of the VTB Youth League

March 10: Zenit-M – IBA-2: 65-63 (+2)

Z: Linkin (5), Ivanov (4 + 5 rebounds), Rural (13 + 6 rebounds), Sorokin (14 + 5 rebounds), Prokopenko (8 + 3 rebounds + 4 assists) – start; Kolosov (1 interception), Tikhomirov (0), Kozin (0), Bokaro (6 + 4 assists), Antipov (1 matching), Ryzhov (15 + 16 rebounds), Borisov (2), Fedkina (0).

M: Ismailov (11 + 5 rebounds), Tkachenko (10 + 5 assists), mozharovskyi (4), sign (2 rebounds), Esipov (22 + 6 rebounds) – start; Zimin (4) Savchenko (7), Salonen (not played), Chizhikov (4), Pachinko (1 + 6 rebounds), Hook (1 matching), Tarasov (0).

March 11: Zenit-M – IBA-2: 68-83 (-15)

Z: Bokarev (3), Ivanov (7 + 5 rebounds), Zemsky (3 + 6 rebounds), Sorokin (14 + 11 rebounds), Prokopenko (4 + 3 assists) – start; Kolosov (2), Lenkin (5), Tikhomirov (4 + 3 assists), Kozin (0), Antipov (10), Ryzhov (15 + 8 rebounds), Borisov (6 + 4 assists), Fedkin (did not play).

M: Ismailov (5 + 5 rebounds), Tkachenko (7), Mozharovsky (6 rebounds + 5 assists), Malinin (25 + 12 rebounds), Esipov (29) – start; Zimin (2 assists), Savchenko (4 rebounds), Shalonin (did not play), Chizhikov (10), Ostrovko (7), Hook (did not play), Tarasov (did not play).

Maxim Uchaykin, Head Coach Zenit-M:

Nothing worked for us on offense today, we tried all the options in defense, but it didn’t help. A few situations in the attack worked as it should, but the opponent always found the right answers. If we hadn’t lost the “unnecessary” games, we wouldn’t be upset about defeats now. The most important thing we learned from this tour is the following. The heat in the Final Eight will be just crazy. There aren’t many secrets in basketball at this level. The question is how do you implement your game. Today we were put in such a situation that we could not perform our best qualities. Runa-2 will arrive with exactly the same attitude.

Next game

On March 14-15, we are hosting the Runa-2 Moscow team on the floor of the Zenit Basketball Academy.