Ware checks in, Enisey put an end to Brno streak
Enisey (2-0) withstood the comeback attempts by Basket Brno (3-1) and posted a 88-83 win on Wednesday, December 29, at the Daugava sports hall in Riga, Latvia.
Players of the game
Casper Ware entered the game from bench and led all scorers with 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.
Long Beach State standout made 4-of-7 three point shots and 3-of-4 free throws.
Ware added three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five forced fouls.
Enisey starting center James Thompson scored eight point in his debut.
Former Eastern Michigan player grabbed six rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked one shot.
Enisey power forward Vladislav Trushkin also had a memorable debut. He posted 10 points and four rebounds.
Aleksandr Gudumak also scored 10 points before he was fouled out.
Richard Balint made four three pointers in the fourth quarter to finish the game with a team high 16 points.
Balint scored 16 points also on Tuesday`s double overtime classic against Šiauliai-7bet. Today he connected 5-of-6 three point shots.
Dean Hunter Mickelson had 13 points and five rebounds.
Kansas standout stole the ball once and forced five fouls.
Richard Korner and Travis Atson (St. Francis at Brooklyn) also finished in double figures, scoring 12 and 10 points respectively.
Enisey outrebounded Brno 39-23 (offensive rebounds 12-4).
Siberian giants scored more points in the paint (40-34) and especially the second chance points (12-4).
Enisey outscored Brno in the second and third quarter with a combined result 53-27.
The VTB league club extended its lead up to 21 points 70-49 with ten minutes left.
Richard Balint scored four three pointers in the fourth quarter to cut the gap to five points.
Brno centers Dean Mickelson, Simon Puršl and Jakub Krakovič combined for a 25 points and 10 rebounds – their smallest production this season.
James Thompson IV, Vladislav Trushkin and Casper Ware played their first game in the ENBL.
Drazen Anzulovic`s team had three games in four days, including a VTB league road contest at CSKA Moscow.
Enisey improved to 2-0, while Basket Brno dropped to 3-1.
Darral Willis (Wichita State) hasn`t played yet.
Photos: Renārs Koris
STANDINGS, as of December 29
Tartu Ulikool 3-1 (+25)
Basket Brno 3-1 (+21)
Liepāja 2-1 (+12)
Enisey 2-0 (+45)
Anwil 2-0 (+34)
Šiauliai 7bet 1-1 (+29)
Borisfen 0-5 (-125)
Valmiera Glass/ViA 0-4 (-41)
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