First semifinalist of the Dudu Dadiani Memorial is known
First semifinalist of the Dudu Dadiani Memorial is already known. Batumi, trained by Gia Kazanjian and Lasha Ochkhikidze, defeated Titebi 92:79 in the final match of group G and took the first place with 2/2 victories. Titebi went to the second place and Vera went to the third.
Batumi has a quite balanced team both with Georgian players and legionnaires. They won the first quarter by 12 points. However, it should be mentioned, that Lasha Gamkrelidze’s team didn’t lose concentration and won the next two periods. Accordingly, the game continued equally and the difference was just 3-5 points in the beginning of the final quarter.
Batumi played very well in the decisive minutes, especially their American legionnaire – Collin Malcolm and Nikola Vujovic. As a result of their eefective game, Batumi managed to reach 10 points leadership and thanks to Chachanidze’s accurate 3-pointer, the fate of the match was finally decided. Batumi won 92:79 and went to the first place of the group. Vujovic led the winners with 23 points and 13rebounds. Junious Prowell scored 16 points, Malcolm had 15 ponts and 9 rebounds. Levan Maskhulia was also effective with 13 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Nika Metreveli was the top scorer with 20 points and 9 rebounds in Titebi. Trstin Walley collected 19 points.
Other teams participating in the semifinals will be revealed in the remaining 2 matches.