24january

CSKA Streak Reaches 14

CSKA defeated Vita at home on Sunday, 98-62. The Red-Blues overpowered the opposition early, holding Vita to 27 points in the first half. CSKA continued to add to the lead in the second half, cruising to a 14th-consecutive win.

Recap
The visitors from Tbilisi got some unexpected support at the game: more than 100 children from the Iveria Dance Group showed up to the game and wowed the crowd with several scintillating Georgian dances during halftime.

Despite the emotional boost for Vita, CSKA seized control from the opening tip. The home team limited Vita's opportunities on offense, holding the visitors to 10 points in the opening period. At the other end, CSKA was efficient, scoring 23 points in the 1st quarter and 24 in the 2nd to lead by 20 at halftime, 47-27.

Nando De Colo led the way for the Army Men in the first half, knocking down three 3's to go with three assists and a steal.

Vita's deficit continued to grow in the second half. Victor Khryapa played a season-high 15 minutes for CSKA, collecting 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and three blocks.

The Army Men ultimately outscored the visitors by 36, 98-62, and improved to 17-1.

Star Player
Ivan Lazarev. The CSKA center was very active in the paint at both ends, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and five blocks in 24 minutes!

Stat of the Game
16 - CSKA set a new league record for blocks, surpassing Zalgiris's old mark by four.

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