Rustavi hosted Batumi today. The Adjarian team played very mobilized and didn’t give their opponents a chance to win. Batumi won the match 73:63, which means the second team of the leader’s trio has been defeated in the last two rounds.
The Adjarian team hosted Kutaisi in the previous round and won (79:60) without giving them any chances. Levan Tsekvava didn’t play today in Rustavi, he was disqualified for one match, which was a great loss, especially with the team’s traumatic background.
The Batumians gained the leadership from the very beginning – The Adjarian team won the first period 18:15, the score was 32:28 for a big break. Both teams were missing shoots, but especially – Rustavi. The main weapon of the hosts – long shoots were ineffective, finally they only used 6 chances from 28 attempts.
The guests strengthened their leadership even more in the third period, so they met the final quarter with 9-points lead – 52:43. There was a chance for Rustavi to tie the game in the 4th quarter, when they reduced the difference to 4 points 4 minutes before the final siren (59:64). But it turned out to be maximum of the hosts.
Stefan Andrejevic led the winners with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Spencer Collins collected 15 points. Eric Chilldress scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Adam Blazek was the most effective with 23 points in Rustavi. Brian Bernard scored 13 points and Tyrell Nelson was the only player who had double-double in this match – 10 points, 10 rebounds.