Batumi’s 18-points victory against Tskhum-Apkhazeti
8th round of the Superleague started in Batumi today. Batumi, trained by Gia Kazanjian, hosted Tskhum-Apkhazeti and defeated with 18-points difference – 108:90. Batumi became a leader of the standings for now, but TSU and Olimpi are playing tomorrow, which will change the situation somehow.
Today’s match turned out to be historical. American legionnaire of Batumi – Collin Malcolm scored 22 points in just one period, which is a record of the decade. Giorgi Markoishvili owns the previous record, he collected 75 points while playing for TSU in the match against Batumi. That match ended with the victory of TSU 162:81.
Let’s return to today’s match and mention that Batumi won the first period – 34:19 with the help of Malcolm’s 22 points, it was a huge step forwards winning. Batumi lacked a guard – Junious Prowell, who left the team and went to America. However, Batumi still didn’t have any problems today.
Malcolms scored 37 points eventually and increased a record of Kwan Waller by 1 point. Serbian Nikola Vujovic was also very effective collecting 23 points, 14 rebounds and 9 assists. Vujovic scored 11/12 two-pointers. Levan Maskhulia had 13 points. Levan Babilodze contributed 12 points. Obry Makalpin was the most effective with 22 points in Tskhum-Apkhazeti.
Batumi has 5 victories and 3 losses and is a leader of the standings for now. Tskhum-Apkhazeti has 3 victories and 4 defeats and takes the 6th place. The next two matches of the 8th round will be held on November 30 at Tilisi Olympic Palace.