Basketball club «Astana» begins the away series of the National League in Aktobe with a major victory and scores another hundred. Emil Rajkovic announced Devin Marble and Martins Meyers from the foreign players for the game.
The score was opened by Martins Meyers, who was effective in the next attack, gaining the first five points for “Astana” in this game. The first couple of minutes the hosts responded with effective attacks and kept the balance in the game. But then Ruslan Aitkali, for whom, by the way, Aktobe is his hometown, realized three three-pointers in less than two minutes and made the advantage of his team double-digit, even in the first half of the starting period. In addition to Ruslan, Rustam Murzagaliev, Anton Ponomarev, Vadim Shcherbak and Maxim Marchuk distinguished themselves by performance, after the next throw of which the difference between the teams exceeded twenty points. “Astana” was in the lead by 23 points according to the results of the first period — 13:36. In the second quarter, the capital's team was also very productive, however, the rivals also improved their accuracy, gaining more points than in the first period. Aktobe players tried to impose a fight and sometimes they succeeded, but our guys controlled the situation on the court and in the last seconds of the first half of the match, after Askar Maidekin's points, the capital's handicap exceeded thirty points — 35:66.
After a long break, the performance of both teams worsened noticeably, but the lead remained with the players of our team. In the first half of the third period, the teams made quite a lot of mistakes, but in any case, «Astana» scored 10 points and in the middle of the period were ahead of the hosts by 34 points. Until the end of the third period, our team gained five more points of advantage, and the final score after the third period was set by Ruslan Aitkali at the very end of the ten-minute — 49:88. The final stretch of the match went with an equal fight, and a more than comfortable advantage absolutely suited our team, and they confidently moved to victory in this game. In the middle of the period, there was a rather long goalless pause on the court, which was interrupted by Rustam Murzagaliev, with an accurate throw from behind the arc, and his points allowed the team to once again overcome the mark of one hundred points. Until the end of the match, the capital squad realized several more attacks and achieved another major victory — 68: 109.
both teams remained in their positions in the standings, «Astana» is on the confident first line, and «Aktobe» closes the table.
- «Astana» — all our players who entered the court in this match scored points, and seven of them gained ten points or more at once. Devin Marble was the most effective with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Rustam Murzagaliev has 14 points and 6 assists, and Ruslan Aitkali also has 14 points. Askar Maidekin and Martins Meyers have 11 points each, while Anton Ponomarev and Maxim Marchuk each have 10 points.
- «Aktobe» — Sergey Bormatenkov became the best of the opponent — 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Alexander Papshiv scored the most points — 19.
The second game of the series with “Aktobe” will take place tomorrow, February 7, in Aktobe at “Konys” sports palace. The match starts at 16:00 Nur-Sultan time. The online broadcast of the game 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