Loko’s starting five included Mardy Collins, Joe Ragland, Pavel Antipov, Brian Qvale, and Stanislav Ilnitsky. The Krasnodar team won all four quarters. The result of the game was 97:75. Joe Ragland was the most effective player on the court in both teams: 21 points, 4 assists, 3 steals, 3 rebounds. Brian Qvale added 16 points and 6 rebounds to Loko’s success. Mardy Collins made 7/11 shots accurately and got 15 points.
Frank Elegar and Chris Babb failed to participate in the game due to slight injuries. Chris got bruise at practice, Frank had slight sprain. All other players feel healthy and are ready to play.
Lokomotiv Kuban is going to play next game against Mega Leks at 9:45 p.m. (Moscow time) on September 13th.
Pavel Antipov, Forward of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban:
- Partizan is a good team, but we are more experienced. The game wasn’t easy. We had not so many basketball practices, as we paid more attention to physical conditions in the first part of the preseason camp. So we spent some time to play in and catch the rhythm. As a result, we won. But we shouldn’t melt down. The coaching staff will explain all our failures to us. We are far away from perfect playing, but it’s great we are playing as a team.