The presidential basketball club «Astana» completed the games with the team «Barsy Atyrau» in the framework of the regular championship of the National League with a score of 4: 0.
Astana” won the match the previous day, but it was not easy for them, the rivals from Atyrau were able to impose an extremely tough fight. And today, “Barsy Atyrau” were also intended to win, but our guys went to the court for nothing than victory. In the capital team roster again Malcolm Hill and Jeremiah Hill were included.
“Astana”, as yesterday opened the score in the match, but our guests were not at a loss very quickly took advantage. Though the leadership of “Barsy” did not last long, as our team began to gain a good pace, quite successfully playing in the attack and coping with rivals in the defense. By the fifth minute of the first quarter, the capital advantage reached 8 points and then went to the double-digit mark. “Barsy” did not sag and managed to stay afloat, reducing the gap to 6 points, but at the end of the quarter, they lost 9 points. “Astana” started in the second game segment with a mini spurt, which increased the capital's handicap to 16 points, and only after that our rivals were able to open their score in this quarter. The gap in the middle of the second quarter was 12 points in favor of the wards of Emil Rajkovic and until the end of the first half of the match, the difference between the teams did not change that much. “Astana” left for a big break with a margin of 14 points — 50:36.
After fifteen minutes of rest, the game resumed and “Barsy Atyrau” made two attacks, but the capital basketball players very quickly turned the game in the direction they needed, restored the gap and increased it by a couple of points by the fifth minute of the second half of the match. Our guests in the remaining five minutes of the third quarter were able to score the basket only twice, gaining 5 points. During this time, the advantage of our team exceeded 20 points, which made the last quarter for “Astana” quite comfortable and relaxed. Green and white could not come up with anything in the fourth quarter in order to somehow impose a competition as our guys were calm and were confidently playing towards a victory. The difference between the teams was around 20 points, and just minutes before the final buzzer, “Astana” increased the pace of the game, was able to reach a hundred and win this match — 100: 73 (26:17, 24:19, 22:15, 28:22 ).
After yesterday’s difficult match, “Astana” looked much more confident today and didn’t allow the rivals to impose their game, and as a result, won a landslide victory in the last game with “Barsy Atyrau” as part of the National League regular season. “Astana” has not lost a single tournament point since the beginning of the season, confidently holding the first line of the tournament table, and “Barsy Atyrau” still remains in third position.
Next match: Next, “Astana” goes on a trip to Estonia, where on November 25 in Tallinn a match will be held as a part of the VTB United League against the local “Kalev”. The upcoming matches of the National League will also be held in the capital on December 9 and 10, Kostanai «Tobol» will come to visit us.
Detailed information about the tournament, standings, the schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.