TSU won in Rustavi and established its leadership in the Super League

TSU won in Rustavi and established its leadership in the Super League

4 victories after 4 rounds – TSU coached by Leqso Lapanashvili is leading with 100% result. Before the start of the championship, Tbilisi State University lost the leader of the team, member of the national team, Giorgi Tsintsadze for a long time due to injury, however the lineup was so well balanced that TSU is undefeated.

The University team gained the next victory in Rustavi against the current champion. Qvemo Qartli coached by Anatoli Boisa had the best match of the current season, but it was not enough for defeating TSU. Rustavi kept the chance to win the game until the last minutes, so the successful game was reflected in that. Let us remind you that the current champion worsened its results after replacing legionnaires. They lost all five matches in a row in the current season, which includes Dudu Dadiani Memorial and Super League.

Rustavi was mainly in the role of a follower, but despite periodic solid difference, they managed to equalize the score several times. Qvemo Qartli players were shooting mainly from long distances, because they encountered solid resistance under the cover.

1:40 minutes before the end of the match, Rustavi’s American point guard Christian Keeling reduced the gap to a minimum, in the remaining time, however, Lovell Cabbil decided the fate of the match with a three-pointer and accurate free throws. TSU’s defense also played a solid role in the victory, which tightened the Rustavi team in the most necessary moment and didn’t give them a chance to shoot the ball, so, eventually, TSU remained undefeated. The final score is 78:70 (Statistics) – in favor of the Tbilisi club.

Lovell Cabbil became the best player of the match, he had 19 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Ryle Owens score 17 points, Nikoloz Darbaidze and Pape Diop had 16-16 points each. Diop also had 17 rebounds, which is a record for the current championship. Christian Keeling was the most effective in Rustavi with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Ishmael Hollis finished the match with 18 points.

The remaining 3 matches of the 4th round of the Super League will be hosted by the Olympic Palace on November 6.