One of the central matches of the Super League was held today in Rustavi, where Kutaisi was playing. Both teams held the previous matches with Dinamo. Kutaisi defeated the current champion with 1 point, Rustavi lost – 57:86. It was difficult to define who would win between Rustavi and Kutaisi, but the final result indicated the victory of the hosts.
After the first equal period of the match, Rustavi gained the advantage in the 2nd quarter and took the lead for a big break, after winning the second period 52:42. They were playing well in defense. Revaz Chachanidze, Goga Tsekvava and Brian bernard made three point shots, while Jack Crook and Tyrell Nelson were dominating under the shield with Paul Cooper and in the 3rd period Rustavi made a loud statement about victory.
After winning the 3rd period 25:19, Rustavi took the lead with 16 points. Finally, they won 100:84. With this result, Rustavi is leading in the standings of the Super league.
Tyrell Nelson was leading the winners today, with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Adam Blazek and Brian Bernard scored 16-16 points each. Revaz Chachanidze added 15 points. Dejuan Wright was the most effective in Kutaisi, he scored 25 points, Akaki Dvalishvili accumulated 19 points.
The next match of the Super League will be held on December 28thin Kutaisi, where Cactus will play.
Ramaz Gogoberishvili, (Rustavi head coach):
“Eventually, we won with a big difference, but it was not an easy match. We received lots of points in defense, but we really looked well in the attack and we managed to win. We will continue to work and meet future matches in better form. I would like to take a chance, congratulate all fans and wish them Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Kote Tughushi, (Kutaisi head coach):
“We played really badly, especially in defense and we gave our opponents an opportunity to play with their tactics, so the result is visible. Rustavi players scored 14 three-point shots and they had a big advantage under the shield. We lost today, but we have principal matches ahead and we will prepare for them more willingly.”