Polski Cukier Start Lublin earn first international medal
Polski Cukier Start Lublin went on a 28-5 run midway the game to defeat King Szczecin, 86-62, and earn the bronze medal on Wednesday, April 12, at the Arena Ostrów in Ostrów Wielkopolski.
Players of the game
Benas Griciūnas had a great night for Polski Cukier Start Lublin.
Lithuanian center scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots.
Scoochie Smith dropped 12 points and dished out six assists.
Gabe DeVoe had nine points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting from the field.
Bryce Brown provided an offensive spark for King Szczecin with 15 points and four assists.
He was included in the All Star team.
Kacper Borowski scored nine points.
Polski Cukier Start Lublin shot 50 percent from the three point line in the first half.
Early barrage gave Artur Gronek`s men a 14 points lead but King Szczecin recovered.
Wilki players stormed the paint and better played one on one.
Kacper Borowski tied the game at 31 with 03:18 left in the second quarter.
Andrzej Mazurczak put King up by two points but Start rallied for a 11-3 run.
Cleveland Melvin scored five points, including a three pointer in final possession, for a 42-36 lead.
King Szczecin went scoreless from the field during the next seven minutes.
Start capitalized on it with a 17-2 run for a 59-38 lead.
Maciej Žmudzki was injured on Tuesday but returned on the floor the next day.
Phil Fayne didn`t dressed for the game.
Wataha – King Szczecin fans – supported their team for the second consecutive day.
They stayed in the game until the last minute.
Both teams were awarded right after the game.
Troy Barnies from Polski Cukier Start Lublin and Bryce Brown from King Szczecin were included in the All Star team.
Polski Cukier Start Lublin earned a first medal in international competitions.
Artur Gronek`s team finished second in Polish Cup this February.
Tuesday, April 11
King Szczecin 55-58 BC Wolves
BM Stal Ostrów 86-74 Polski Cukier Start Lublin
Wednesday, April 12
Polski Cukier Start Lublin 86-62 King Szczecin
BM Stal Ostrów – BC Wolves
21:00 Award ceremony