Kavkasia defeated Mega and leads the A League with three victories
The A League competition continues with the usual tension. The first of the 2 matches scheduled for today at the Olympic Palace is over. Kavkasia defeated Mega in a tense battle – 87:83 (Statistics) and strengthened leadership in the standings.
Kavkasia trained by Beka Tsivtsivadze won in a dramatic final. However, the game started in such a way that Mega’s advantage was obvious. In the first period of the match, the team coached by Guga Pataraia won 24:9, in the second quarter, they even advanced by 17 points and had all the conditions to gain the second victory in A League, however, Kavkasia showed an example of fighting to the end. With the right tactics and actions on the court, the Caucasians started to reduce the gap. Before the big break, the difference was reduced to 9 points and in the third period Caucasians finally spread their wings.
After winning by 10 points (24:14) in the third ten minutes, Kavkasia advanced, after which an equal battle broke out. Kavkasia gained an important lead with 8 points at the end of the final quarter. It happened after Devon Coly’s three-pointer, however, Mega players managed to regain a chance. They reduced the gap to 2 points – 83:85 and started the attack 27 seconds before the end of the match. 13 seconds before the final siren, Luka Giorgadze tried to advance Mega with three points, but did not succeed, his teammate Vaso Kutaladze got the ball, but he was blocked under cover by Kavkasia players. It was tactical foul and Tato Zuzadze scored both of them, advancing his team 87:83 and Kavkasia became unreachable.
Devon Coly led the winners with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Shannon Fawuler scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Tato Zuzadze had 18 points. Aston Francis was the most effective in Mega with 33 points. Jermaine Marrow and Trevond Barnes scored 12-12 points each.
There is another meeting today. Sportuni against Zestaponi.