CSKA won the Superleague opening game

03.10.2007
Alexey Shved (photo M. Serbin)
CSKA secured their first win in the Russian Superleague championship, that started today in Vladivostok, beating the local team Spartak-Primorye 89-63. Messinas team managed to gain a comfortable advantage only in the third quarter, which allowed the coaches to test the young CSKA players immediately on the court.

Spartak Primorje vs. CSKA: 63-89 (22-25, 12-20, 9-19, 20-25)


Ettore Messina, CSKA head coach:

- I said yesterday that Spartak-Primorye is a very dangerous team and they completely proved it in the first 20 minutes of the game. Only after the half-time we managed to extend our dominance. Im very glad that we have won, but I still believe that Spartak is dangerous, especially here in Vladivostok.

When will Siskauskas be able to play?

- I think he will definitely play in Novosibirsk. Krasnoyarsk remains undecided. He had a really bad injure.
Photos
Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen  (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Shved (photo M. Serbin)
Trajan Langdon (photo M. Serbin)
Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin)
Andrey Vorontsevich (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
Jon Robert Holden (photo M. Serbin)
Theodoros Papaloukas (photo M. Serbin)
Artem Zabelin (photo M. Serbin)
Ettore Messina and Nikos Zisis (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen (photo M. Serbin)
Alexey Shved (photo M. Serbin)
Matjaz Smodis (photo M. Serbin)
Zakhar Pashutin (photo M. Serbin)
David Andersen and Alexey Savrasenko (photo M. Serbin)