Ukraine and The Czar

Ukraine beat Austria 68-57 to secure a spot in the FIBA European Basketball Championship next summer! Sergii Gladyr led the team in scoring with 17 points, and Maxym Korniyenko had a double-double with12 points and 12 rebounds. Our bench did a good job and helped us to a 17-7 run down the stretch to close out a very tight game. On Wednesday we will face undefeated Croatia on their home turf in Slavonski Brod.

Photo courtesy of Anatolii Riabukha.

Ukraine and The Czar

On Saturday Ukraine beat Austria 61-57 in a come-from-behind coup. Nine of our players contributed to the scoreboard. Oleksiy Pecherov led us in scoring with 11 points, and Maxym Korniyenko was big on the boards with 8 rebounds. Sergii Gladyr put up two clutch 3-pointers down the stretch, and we wound up outscoring Austria 13 to 6 in the fourth quarter. Next up we face Croatia in Game 4 at home in Kiev.


Photo courtesy of Anatolii Riabukha.