14february

Krasny Oktyabr Soars At Home

Krasny Oktyabr defeated Enisey at home, 92-66. Volgograd led by 26 at halftime and never allowed Enisey to threaten in the second half, picking up its 8th win of the season.

Recap
Volgograd overcame a 25-point deficit in Riga last week, stunning VEF to win, 94-92. On Sunday, Oktyabr picked up where it left off, putting on a show for the home fans.

Perimeter shooting from Evgenii Voitiuk, Andrei Mateiunas and Alexey Zozulin gave Krasny Oktyabr a 12-point lead in the opening period.

Unfortunately for Enisey, Volgograd was just getting warmed up. Jerry Jefferson, Viacheslav Zaitcev and Ekene Ibekwe couldn't miss in the 2nd quarter, helping Volgograd stake a 52-26 lead entering the locker room.

Alexey Vzdykhalkin scored five quick points for Enisey to start the 3rd quarter, but the visitors never truly threatened. Jerry Jefferson and Vasily Zavoruev ensured Volgograd's lead stayed between 20-30 points. Up 28 entering the 4th quarter, Oktyabr cruised to a second straight win, improving to 8-11.

Star Player
Jerry Jefferson. Oktyabr's 29-year-old American forward has been dominant since joining the club in late December. On Sunday, he enjoyed his best game in a Volgograd uniform, erupting for 32 points, while pulling down 10 rebounds to go with four assists, three steals and a 37 efficiency rating.

Stat of the Game
51% (35-68) - Volgograd made more than half of its field-goal attempts. The Steelmen's offense put the team ahead early and allowed them to cruise to a big win.

Quotes
Krasny Oktyabr head coach Kirill Bolshakov:
- The guys did a good job preparing for this game. Over the last 3-4 weeks they have done a lot of one-on-one work. I come to practice an hour early and they are already in the gym. I think that work gets the credit for today's win. The team shot a good percentage from the field and played smart on offense. Most importantly, we were organized and disciplined on defense. Thanks to everyone for a good team game.

Enisey head coach Oleg Okulov:
- First of all, I want to say that I'm embarrassed for this game. Unfortunately, I didn't find the right words to motivate the team to play like we had agreed on initially. Congratulations to our opponent, but the fact that it didn't go well for us is a reason to get to work. We'll try to win our upcoming games.

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