XXIX Сhampionship of Kazakhstan among men's teams of National league
National league, Play-offs 1/2 final
27.04.2021, 19:30 Tu
Arena: Velotrek «Saryarka» (Nur-Sultan)
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Aktau «Caspiy» will be the opponent of «Astana» in the National League semifinals

26.04.2021, 18:20    Просмотров: 38
Источник: Press service
Basketball club «Astana» will start defending the championship title of the National League in the semifinal series to the count of three victories against Aktau «Kaspiy». All possible five matches will be held in Nur-Sultan from April 26 to May 1, the beginning of the first three games is scheduled for 19:30 Nur-Sultan time.

ATTENTION! — In connection with the restrictive measures introduced in the capital because of the coronavirus pandemic, the match will be held without spectators with empty stands.
«Kaspiy» is a Kazakhstani professional men's basketball club from the city of Aktau.

The basketball club «Kaspiy» was created in April 2008 by the efforts of the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of the Mangistau region and the Akimat of the Mangistau region.

  • Bronze medalist of the Championship of Kazakhstan: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2016/2017
  • Bronze medalist of the Kazakhstan Cup: 2012, 2013, 2017

Basketball club Caspiy 2020/2021

“Astana” confidently won all 4 games against the Aktau team in the regular season, leaving the latter no chances. Thus, our team is the favorite in the semifinal series. In the drawing of both Cups, which took place this season, it was “Kaspiy” that stood in the way of our team in the semifinal games, and both times “Astana” won confident victories.

Changes in the squad: Since the last game in the National League, which took place in November of the last calendar year, two new players have joined the opponent team. Both of them came from the “Almaty Legion”: Russian guard Roman Lagutin is already well known to Kazakhstani basketball fans, he has been playing for the third season in Kazakhstani teams — “Almaty Legion”, “Sinegorye” and now “Kaspiy”. Kazakhstani guard Roman Marchuk was once a member of our team, and his brother Maksim still wears the colors of “Astana”.

Leaders of the rivals: The leader in efficiency and effectiveness of the Aktau team is American Colin Doherty, but he has not appeared on the court since January this year. Another American, Eugene Artison, did not come out in the last two games of the team, although he was in the roster. Both Romans — Lagutin, and Marchuk perfectly joined the team and became one of the leaders of the Aktau squad. The team also includes Russian center Denis Orlenko and Kazakhstani forward Denis Degtyarev.

All matches of the series will be held in Nur-Sultan at the arena of the Republican cycle track «Saryarka». The first three games, which will take place on April 27, 28, and 30, are scheduled to start at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time. Live broadcast of the matches will be available on the home page of our website and on our YouTube channel.

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

«Astana» confidently took the lead in the semifinal series with the Aktau «Caspiy»

28.04.2021, 10:00    Просмотров: 38
Источник: Press service
Basketball club «Astana» started the semifinal series of games in the National League against «Kaspiy» with a confident victory.

In the very first attack, our captain Rustam Murzagaliev opened the scoring with a three-pointer “and one”. And in the first minute, Maxim Marchuk and Ojars Silins supported him with their points. The rivals' coaching staff had to take a time-out to stop Astana's breakthrough, and only after that, «Kaspi» opened their scoring in the game. Further, in our teams, the attacks were implemented by all the same Murzagaliev, Silins, Marchuk, as well as Dmitry Gavrilov, but the opponents also acted very confidently. “Kaspiy” gradually reduced its lag and even took the lead four minutes before the end of the period. Now our team was forced to take a time-out, and the one-minute break changed the course of the game. By the end of the quarter, Vadim Shcherbak, Anton Ponomarev, Nikolay Bazhin, and Andrey Litvinenko opened their personal scoring accounts, and our advantage increased to 8 points — 28:20. The first half of the second quarter was played more evenly. During this time, besides Shcherbak and Silins, Askar Maidekin and Ruslan Aitkali scored productive balls, but our advantage in five minutes increased by only two points and amounted to ten. Before the end of the first half, the difference between the teams increased by another five points. The difference of 15 points after two quarters was quite comfortable, but one hundred percent confidence in the victory with a score 47:32 has not yet been achieved.

Dmitry Gavrilov

After a long break, the hosts rushed forward and our advantage very quickly reached twenty points and exceeded this figure. Our opponents did not play well, and the “Kaspiy” coaching staff had to take a minute break once again. But the time-out did not help the rivals and “Astana” confidently increased it. Immediately after the equator of the quarter, Astana's handicap reached 25 points, and as a result, before the final quarter, our team was confidently leading by 28 points — 67:39. In the third period, Maxim Marchuk and Askar Maidekin scored six points each, and Robert Pan also scored the first points. Almost thirty points behind did not leave our rivals any special chances to win, especially since they were able to score only 7 in the third quarter. In the last ten minutes, “Kaspiy” was no more productive than in the previous period and was able to earn only seven more points. But our players completely dominated the court and actively earned points, half of which were obtained from a long distance: Silins scored twice, Andrey Litvinenko scored one accurate point, and Askar Maidekin scored three, adding it to his accurate attempt from a medium distance. In addition, Ruslan Aitkali, Maxim Marchuk, and Anton Ponomarev distinguished themselves from the game with accurate throws, and Dmitry Gavrilov scored points exclusively from the free-throw line. As a result, “Astana” won a major victory — 91:46.

Consequences: “Astana” confidently took the lead in the semifinal series, but before reaching the final, our team has to win two more victories.

Most productive:
  • «Astana» — All the players of our team, who took to the court today, have earned points. Askar Maidekin reached double-double — 15 points, 10 rebounds, 2 interceptions. Ojars Silins earned 13 points and 7 rebounds. Maxim Marchuk had 12 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals. 11 scoring points, 5 rebounds, and 1 block shot from Dmitry Gavrilov. Anton Ponomarev scored 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
  • “Caspiy” — Roman Marchuk became the best today — 17 points, 7 rebounds, and Roman Lagutin chalked up 10 points.

Next match: Tomorrow, on April 28, the capital's team will play the second match of the semifinal series against «Kaspiy». The next game will also take place at the home court of our team, starting at 19:30 Nur-Sultan time.

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

Information about the opponent

Established year: 2008 Team colors: white, dark blue
Country: Kazakhstan Arena: SC «Batyr»
City: Aktau Website: www.bccaspiy.kz


«Caspiy” — is Kazakhstan professional men's basketball team from the city of Aktau.

Basketball club «Caspian» was created in April 2008 by the Office of Physical Culture and Sports Mangistau region and Akimat of Mangistau region.

  • Bronze medalist of Kazakhstan Championship: 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2016/2017
  • Bronze medallist of the Cup of Kazakhstan: 2012, 2013, 2017

Overall team photo