Sonko scores 17, Enisey set records in a debut win
Enisey Krasnoyarsk (1-0) took off to a lightning start and posted a largest winning margin in a 86-46 win over Borisfen on Tuesday, December 28, at the Daugava sports hall in Riga, Latvia.
Players of the game
Dmitriy Sonko scored 17 points for the winners on 5-of-13 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
A 20 year old forward dished out three assists, stole the ball twice and forced five fouls.
Sergei Mitusov was another one from six Enisey players with two steals. Enisey guard had 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
Timofey Yakushin chipped in with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Enisey captain Aleksandr Gudumak posted the most impressive stat line – six points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
And two steals, of course.
Vlad Mikulski led Borisfen with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field.
Nathan Hoover (Wofford) had 10 points, despite six misses from the three point land.
Florida Atlantic standout Cornelius Taylor scored seven points.
Marcanvis Hymon (Ole Miss) filled the stat line with five points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Enisey moved the ball really well and had 25 assists on 33 field goals.
Borisfen struggled at the both ends of the court. The Knights registered just eight assists, compared to 26 turnovers.
Siberian giants outrebounded the Knights 48-29.
Enisey scored more points off turnovers (19-9) and especially on fast breaks (16-6).
The winners stole the ball 14 times.
Brynton Lemar (University of California at Davis), Gudumak, Sonko, Gerasimov, Balashov and Mitusov had two steals each.
Enisey led by 16 points at the half 45-29.
The second half result was even more impressive 41-17.
Enisey held Borisfen to 46 points (the least points scored, Liepāja scored 53 points against Tartu).
Drazen Anzulovic`s team posted a largest winning margin – 40 points (previous record –
25 points – belonged to Tartu).
Enisey put up a fight on Sunday in a VTB league road clash against CSKA Moscow (88-97).
Two starters – Vladislav Trushkin and center James Thompson IV (Eastern Michigan) – didn`t played against Borisfen.
Casper Ware (Long Beach State) and Darral Willis (Wichita State) also skipped the opener.
Photos: Renārs Koris
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