Kutaisi defeated Marneuli and finished the second round in the first place
The last games of the 16th round of the Super League are hosted by the Tbilisi Olympic Palace. The leader of the championship – Kutaisi defeated Delta 81:63 and finished the second round in the first place.
Despite the final account, the game was tense. 6 minutes before the end, the difference was 3 points. Kutaisi was winning 66:63 and Marneuli couldn’t catch the chances for further reducing.
Jonathan Lee led the winners with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Akaki Dvalishvili scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Akaki Lomouri accumulated 14 points. Saba Lobjanidze was the most effective in Marneuli, he scored 22 points. Nicholas Neal scored 13 points.
In the next match Dinamo and Batumi will meet each other.
Kote Tughushi – Kutaisi head coach:
“It was a difficult game, the outgoing games are always difficult. Moreover, Marneuli is really a progressive team, so we were expecting a big fight. In the first half, we completed all the tasks and it was reflected on the account, but unfortunately, in the third period we gave our opponent the chance to return. We had to win the game for the second time and I am glad, that we won.”
Temur Kankia – “Delta” head coach:
“Unfortunately, we were drowned under the shield. We couldn’t manage to get the rebounds, that’s why we lost. I congratulate Kutaisi on the victory.”