2016-17 KAUNASQualifying RoundRound 2
January 12, 2017 CET: 17:15
Local time: 18:15 ZALGIRIO ARENA

U18 CSKA Moscow moved one step from the final of the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Kaunas by easing past U18 VEF Riga 87-60 in Group B. Aleksandr Ershov poured in 29 points as CSKA improved to 2-0 in the group with Yury Umrikhin collecting 13 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals. CSKA next faces U18 Zalgiris Kaunas with a chance to reach Saturday’s Kaunas title game. VEF dropped to 0-2 in the group despite Edvards Mezulis picking up 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks. VEF's final game in Group B will be Friday against U18 Canarias Basketball Academy Las Palmas.

CSKA opened the game with the first 11 points and Ershov nailed 2 three-pointers as he used his full array of offensive weapons in scoring 13 points to help build a 17-3 lead. VEF, which did not score in the first 4 minutes, got the gap down to 19-10 but Alexander Khomenko hit 2 baskets for a 27-10 CSKA lead. Francis Lacis nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to get the deficit to 27-13 after 10 minutes. Ershov added 2 more three-pointers and Vasilii Posrednikov scored 4 points in a 17-6 start to the second quarter to make it 44-19 for CSKA on the way to a 50-22 halftime lead. VEF came out of the break with the first 5 points of the second half but Ershov continued his superb game with 4 more points in helping CSKA push the advantage to 34 points at 61-27. VEF came up with a 0-9 run as Oskars Hlebovickis hit for 5 points to bring the Latvian side to within 61-36. But the gap was 66-40 after 30 minutes. CSKA did not let up and Umrikhin nailed a three-pointer as the margin was 77-45 midway through the fourth quarter. Serafim Koroteev came off the bench and knocked down 2 three-pointers to put CSKA up 87-49. Rodrigo Bumeisters tried to make the final result closer with 2 three-pointers down the stretch for VEF but the game had been long decided.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
David Hein, Euroleague.net
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U18 CSKA MOSCOW27506687
U18 VEF RIGA13224060
U18 CSKA MOSCOW
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
13 SOLDATOV, NIKITA 19:51 7 1/2 1/1 2/2 1 4 5 5   2 1   1 1 15
14 MAMMADOV, KAMRAN 22:25 2 1/6     1   1 5 1 5   1 1   -3
15 KOCHERGIN, DANIIL 7:19 2 0/1   2/2 2   2 2 1         1 7
18 DOTCENKO, KONSTANTIN 15:52 2 1/6 0/2   1   1 1           1 -2
21 KOROTEEV, SERAFIM 10:50 8   2/3 2/2   1 1   1       2 1 8
22 ERSHOV, ALEKSANDR 24:08 29 7/17 4/4 3/3 5 2 7 2 3 1 2 5 1 3 29
23 KHOMENKO, ALEXANDER 21:25 9 4/8 0/2 1/2   2 2 2 5   1 1 3 5 13
25 DOLININ, SERGEY 7:38   0/2           1 1   1   1    
27 KHALDEEV, DMITRII 15:03 4 1/3   2/4 2 3 5     1 1   3 3 5
29 LAKHIN, VASILII 14:39 2 1/3     1 6 7           1   6
32 UMRIKHIN, YURY 25:20 13 4/8 1/4 2/2 1 3 4 9 5 5       2 21
35 POSREDNIKOV, VASILII 15:30 9 3/4 1/2   2   2 1 4           14
Team           5   5     1         4
Totals 200:00 87 23/60 9/18 14/17 21 21 42 28 21 15 6 7 13 17 117
        38.3% 50% 82.4%
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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 VEF RIGA
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 BUMEISTERS, RODRIGO 20:01 10 2/2 2/3     2 2 1   6       2 8
2 ZOMERFELDS, GINTS 23:22 8 0/3 2/2 2/3   2 2 2   8   2 2 4  
4 EMSINS, ALEKSIS 0:51                   1     1   -2
7 BRUMERMANIS, RALFS 6:03   0/2     1 3 4 1   1   1     1
10 HERMANOVSKIS, RAINERS 14:42 4 2/4 0/1   2 3 5 2 1 1   1 1 1 7
12 SNIPKE, ADRIANS 20:43 6 3/8 0/2   2 2 4 2 1   2 1 3   4
14 MEZULIS, EDVARDS 21:51 6 2/2   2/2 1 1 2 3   2 4     1 14
15 HLEBOVICKIS, OSKARS 17:50 5 0/1 1/6 2/2 2 3 5 1   1     2 1 3
18 LINIS, NIKS 12:51   0/3 0/1   2 1 3     1   1 2   -5
21 LACIS, FRANCIS 21:37 10 2/5 2/3 0/1 2 4 6 3   5 1   1 1 10
22 VEVERIS, VALTERS 22:31 10 2/4 2/6     2 2 1 3 6     1 2 5
50 SURKULIS, MATISS 17:38 1   0/1 1/2 2 1 3 3   1     4 1 1
Team           4 1 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 60 13/34 9/25 7/10 18 25 43 19 5 34 7 6 17 13 50
        38.2% 36% 70%
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