MINSK, 21 October (BelTA) – BC Tsmoki Minsk edged out Merlins Crailsheim for an 81-77 triumph in Germany for their second win in the FIBA Europe Cup Group G, BelTA has learned.
The visitors won the first half with the advantage of 14 points just to find themselves trailing three points behind following the third quarter. The Dragons held their nerve in the last quarter to secure a victory. Jason Clark led the team with 19 points. In the opening game Tsmoki Minsk held off Peristeri 87-85 in OT. The Belarusian champions are set to play their final match in the first round against Bakken Bears on 27 October.
The Group G team standings are as follows: Tsmoki Minsk – 4 points, Crailsheim – 3, Peristeri – 3, and Bakken Bears – 2.
The best two teams from each of eight preliminary quarters will advance to the next round.