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Loko ties the quarterfinal series against UNICS07.05.2017

Lokomotiv Kuban dominated UNICS at home in the second game of the quarterfinal series of the VTB United League – 92:76. The most valuable player of Loko was Taylor Rochestie (26 points). The series continues in Kazan on May 10th and May 12th.


Taylor Rochestie scored first four points for Loko in the game. Then Ryan Broekhoff shot accurately twice. But UNICS responded by Parakhouski’s free throws and Ponkrashov and Langford’s threes. Banic’s and-one let UNICS take the lead. But Rochestie and Broekhoff managed to shoot three-pointers accurately, while Collins helped the team under the rim. Our defense did their best to prevent UNICS from scoring. Due to Ian Vougioukas’ efforts, the first quarter ended with the score 28:18 in favor of Loko.

The second quarter started with Langford’s shot under the rim, but Rochestie responded him by two 2P. Vougioukas shot a free throw, and Broekhoff together with Rochestie improved our team’s advantage. Kazan stood up due to Langford’s individual playing, who made 7 points in a row. Voronov and Broekhoff exchanged with three-pointers. After Loko’s timeout, Collins shot from downtown and Broekhoff shot two free throws. 47:35 in favor of Loko – the result of the second period.

At a start of the second half, Taylor Rochestie shot two-pointer. Ponkrashov responded by three. In the mid of the quarter Joaquin Colom got two technical fouls and left the court. UNICS continued shooting free throws accurately. However, Vougioukas’ free throws and Broekhoff’s dunk didn’t let Kazan approach to Loko in the score. The result of the third period – 73:59 in favor of Lokomotiv.

In the fourth quarter, Shukhovtsov scored under the rim, Broekhoff shot three and made the gap grow to 19 points. The result of the whole game – 92:76 in favor of Lokomotiv Kuban.

Loko’s most valuable player of the game was Taylor Rochestie (26 points). Ryan Broekhoff made double-double – 21 points and 12 rebounds. Mardy Collins scored 19 points.





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