Avtodor Dominates In Czech Republic

Avtodor defeated Nymburk on the road, 92-73. The visitors picked up a double-digit lead in the opening period and never looked back, leading by as much as 32 points in the second half. With the win, Saratov maintains its grip on 6th place, while Nymburk drops to 8th, a game and a half back of Avtodor.

Nymburk has been terrific at home and had an opportunity to move into a tie for 6th place with a win. But Saratov was also motivated by the chance to create some separation in the standings and keep the pressure on 5th-place Khimki.

The visitors took control from the opening tip. Avtodor's up-tempo style, sparked by point guard Paul Stoll, contributed to the strong start. Six minutes into the game, Zack Wright's fast-break finish put the visitors on top by 11, 16-5.

Saratov maintained a furious pace throughout the first half, scoring often in transition for a 24-point advantage at halftime, 55-31.
The visitors didn't stop there. Jeremy Chappell's '3' late in the 3rd quarter made it a 32-point game (77-46).

The Czechs chipped away at the deficit in the 4th quarter, but there would be no miracle comeback. Avtodor cruised to a 92-73 win, the team's 14th victory of the season.

Star Player
Paul Stoll. The American guard spearheaded Avtodor's early run, scoring nine points in the opening period to set the tone for Avtodor on offense. With his team firmly in control, Stoll focused on distributing the ball the rest of the way, finishing with eight assists.

Stat of the Game
55% (34-55) - Saratov's solid shooting percentage from inside the arc laid the foundation for the win.