XXVIII Сhampionship of Kazakhstan among men's teams of National league
National league, Regular season
04.02.2020, 19:30 Tu
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Nur-Sultan)
Main time
22:13 27:16 26:11 21:15
Game number: 59
Spectators: 0

In the final series of the National League, “Astana“ will play at home against “Synegorye” 

03.02.2020, 18:00    Просмотров: 158
Источник: Press service
The Presidential Basketball “Astana” will hold a home series of matches with the Kokshetau “Sinegorye” at the end of the regular season of the National League, the games will be held in the capital on February 4 and 5.

“Sinegorye” - is a Kazakhstani professional basketball club from the city of Kokshetau, founded in 2017. 

  • Bronze medalist of the Major League Championship of Kazakhstan: 2017/2018.

Basketball club Sinegorye 2019/2020

The upcoming series will be the final in the regular season not only for “Astana” and “Sinegorye”, but in generally for this season. The first official games between the capital and Kokshetau teams took place on October 24 and 25, in the capital. Then, “Astana” won two confident victories: on October 24 with a score of 81:55, and the second game ended with a score of 94:53. That series was the first for the Kokshetau team in the season and after that they played two episodes with the rest of the rivals, winning half of their matches — 8 out of 16. “Sinegorye” have never been able to beat “Barsy of Atyrau”, twice won “Tobol” in one game at home and away, and also won three times in “Aktobe” and “Kaspiy”, losing one match away. Formally, the Sinegorye team should be the host of the series, but due to the workload of the capital team, the Kokshetau team agreed to transfer the games to Nur Sultan.

Tournament position: both teams have already secured their final places in the regular season standings and the upcoming series cannot affect their position. “Astana” confidently takes the first place, and “Sinegorye” is in fourth position.

Changes in the roster: this season, the roster of the Kokshetau team has changed quite noticeably. The Ukrainian center Stanislav Zavadsky left the team, as well as two Kazakhstanis joined the team “Aktobe”: a guard Azim Yagodkin and forward Alexander Papshiv. The team was strengthened by Kazakhstani guard Konstantin Neff, who started this season at Aktobe, and most recently the American forward Karim Bryuton joined the team.

Leaders of the rivals: the most effective player in the team is the departed Stanislav Zavadsky, and now forward Roman Lagutin took on this role, gaining an average of 17.4 points per game and making 3.6 assists. Forward Roman Marchuk, the brother of our Maxim Marchuk, in each game earns more than 10 points. Under the ring, the most experienced Uzbek center Dmitry Sviridov, who has long been playing for Kazakhstan teams, demonstrates a very confident game. The main point guard for the Kokshetau team is Vadim Korzhov, who makes an average of almost 4 assists per game. It is also worth noting the experienced forwards Vasily Petrishenets and Stanislav Rovovoy, who very often come out at the start. As for the American Karim Bruton, he spent only one match for the team and he scored 16 points and 7 had rebounds.

Matches will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday on February 4 and 5 in Nur Sultan in the Saryarka cycle track arena. Beginning at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time. Free admission. Online broadcast of matches will be available on the main page of our website.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, the schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

«Astana» did not leave a single chance to «Sinegorye» in the penultimate match of the regular season

05.02.2020, 10:00    Просмотров: 140
Источник: Press service
The Presidential Basketball Club “Astana” is one step away from absolute leadership in the National League regular season after defeating «Sinegorye» in the first of two matches of the final series.

In today's match, along with Kazakhstan players, Stephen Holt and Dusan Ristic were listed in the roster for the game. Unlike the previous two matches of the National League against «Kaspiy», in which the foreign players never appeared on the court, in this game both Dushan and Stephen were in the starting five. In addition to them, Robert Pan, Rustam Murzagaliev and Maxim Marchuk appeared on the court at the start of the match.

After a toss, the ball went to our opponents, but they did not fulfill their first attack, but in our first attack, Robert Pan opened the score in the match. The beginning of the game was led by our guys, who were building up their advantage every minute. Exactly 4 minutes had passed when Dusan Ristic brought the gap to 10 points. Our rivals managed to reduce the gap, but most of the time the difference until the end of the first quarter was around 10 points. The second quarter had passed according to a similar scenario, like the second part of the first quarter when the teams played on equal terms. Even when Andrey Litvinenko brought his team’s lead to 14 points, «Sinegorye» continued to resist, and by the middle of the quarter, the difference had again reduced to 9 points. In the remaining five minutes of the first half of the match, our team again began to «tighten the screws» and rushed to increase the advantage. The pace of the game of the capital's basketball players had been growing very quickly and in the last minute before a long break, Stephen Holt had realized two free throws, setting the final score in the first half — 29:49.

The 20-point advantage in the first half was the first “bell” on the victory of «Astana» in the whole match, especially since the team of Emil Rajkovic continued to lead the game according to their scenario in the third quarter. Despite the fact that our rivals made a spurt in the third quarter, our guys quickly neutralized all the zeal of their rivals quickly set them back to their previous advantage. At the end of the third ten-minute, “yellow-turquoise” completely dominated, not giving rivals a single chance. Stephen Holt and Vadim Shcherbak brought the gap of the capital's team by the end of the third quarter to 35 points. In less than two minutes of the final quarter, when again Vadim Shcherbak with his next three-pointer made the position of “Astana”' already inaccessible. A few minutes later, Alexander Zhigulin carried out several successful attacks, and «Astana» already had 48 point-advantage. Such a difference did not promise anything well for «Sinegorye», especially since there was very little time left to play. The guests finally found the strength for their last breakthrough, but in the end, “Astana” won a crushing victory with a score of 55:96 (13:22, 16:27, 11:26, 15:21).

Most productive:
  • “Astana” — Dushan Ristic gained 12 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 block shots. Stephen Holt chalked up 16 points and 4 rebounds. The most productive and efficient player among Kazakhstanis is Vadim Shcherbak — 12 points and 3 steals, and Alexander Zhigulin, Dmitry Gavrilov and Rustam Murzagaliev scored 10 points today.
  • “Sinegorye” — the best among our rivals was the American forward Karim Bruton — 19 points and 4 rebounds, Kazakhstan forward Vasiliy Petrishinets — 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Consequences: for our team, as well as for our rivals, there is only one match left, the positions of the teams in the standings remain unchanged, and the capital team is in one victory away from a win-win regular season.

Next match: tomorrow, February 5, the final game between «Astana» and «Sinegorye» will be held as part of the National League regular season. The match starts at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time.

Detailed information about the tournament, standings, the schedule and match results are published in the Tournaments section.

We kindly remind you that Ticketon.kz has started the sale of tickets for the next home matches of the capital team in the VTB United League; on February 10 against «CSKA» Moscow and February 14 against «Khimki».

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2000 Team colors: white, dark blue
Country: Kazakhstan Arena: CYSS «Triathlon»
City: Kokshetau Website: www.scsg.kz


“Sinegorye” - is a Kazakhstan professional basketball club from the city of Kokshetau, founded in 2017.


  • Bronze medalist of the Major League Championship of Kazakhstan: 2017/2018.

Overall team photo