Enisey Krasnoyarsk defeated PARMA Perm at home, 96-77 (26-18, 22-20, 25-22, 23-17).
Enisey: Anthony Hilliard (29 + 9 reb), Zabian Dowdell (24), Alexander Gudumak (11 + 5 reb)
PARMA: Codi Miller-McIntyre (18 + 5 reb + 6 ast), Andrejs Grazulis (15), Yannick Moreira (12)
Krasnoyarsk rode a dominant performance on the glass to a comfortable 19-point win at home over PARMA. The home team out-rebounded its opponent 44-27, including a 16-8 edge in offensive boards.
Anthony Hilliard and Zabian Dowdell also combined for 53 points as Enisey outscored PARMA in every quarter and improved to 2-5.
PARMA was coming off a win vs. VEF and played CSKA and Lokomotiv-Kuban close in recent weeks, but the visitors opened the game in an 18-6 hole. Anthony Hilliard scored eight of those 18 points for Enisey, including a pair of triples.
The home team continued to pull away in the 2nd quarter, leading by as much as 17 late in the first half. Codi Miller-McIntyre, who led PARMA with 18, helped cut the deficit to 10 at halftime with an assortment of layups and a 3-pointer, but it wasn’t enough to shift the momentum in the game.
Enisey went up by 20 early in the 3rd quarter and never let the lead dip below double digits in the second half. PARMA never got hot from beyond the arc, shooting 27% (6-22), and gave up too many second-chance points (16) to make it close down the stretch.
With the win, Enisey improves to 2-1 at home and 2-5 overall, while PARMA drops to 2-7.
+17 – Enisey enjoyed a +17 on the glass, led by 10 rebounds from Suleiman Braimoh. 16 offensive boards also resulted in 16 second-chance points, one of the keys to preventing a PARMA comeback.
Enisey head coach Oleg Okulov:
– Our team needed a win, and the players did a lot to win. PARMA is not an underdog this season. Our opponent was knocked out of the Europe Cup, so they had a good amount of time to prepare. PARMA recently played well against CSKA and blew out VEF. We played better today than before. We’re getting healthy. I’d also point out that the team is starting to gel around its point guard.
PARMA head coach Nikolajs Mazurs:
– We were a lot slower than our opponent today. That showing up in losing twenty rebounds, and the many one-on-one battles that we lost. We need to be more active on defense and play better in transition offense. Congratulations to our opponent on the win.
Enisey: December 26 away vs. Khimki
PARMA: December 17 away vs. Nizhny Novgorod