One of the leaders of the current championship – Rustavi hosted Sokhumi and defeated with 19 points difference. Although, this victory wasn’t really easy. 4 minutes before the end of the match, the advantage of the hosts has been just 4 points (69:65).
Two legionaries left Sokhumi and the team became even weaker. Rustavi won the first half with 17 points – 49:32 and the fate of the game was already decided. However, Sokhumi players showed great fighting capabilities and got the chance to win the match.
Thanks to Levan Revazishvili, Oto Buliava and mostly Kwan Waller, Sokhumians won the third period 27:15 and reduced the difference to 5 points. In fact, the fight started again and Ramaz Gogoberishvili the head coach of Rustavi had to take minute breaks several times. 5 minutes were left before the end of the match and Sokhumi trained by Mikheil Kobeshavidze, reduced the difference to 4 points, However.. This was the alarm call for Rustavi. They became more mobilized, increased the advantage with more than 15 points and finally, gained the victory – 88:69.
Tyrell Nelson led the winners with 20 points and 12 rebounds, Paul Cooper accumulated 13 points and 11 rebounds. Levan Tsekvava scored 18 points. Kwan Waller was the most effective with 22 points in Sokhumi. Oto Buliava scored 17 points. Levan Revazashvili had 12 points and 8 rebounds.