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"Cherkasy Monkeys" lost to "Rivne" in the Favbet Super League match

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
"Monkeys" suffered a home defeat. Source: FBU.

"BC Rivne" defeated "Cherkasy Monkeys" with a score of 94:89 in the final match of the Cherkasy Super League Favbet pool.

The beginning of the match was quite productive, with Smith for "Rivne" and Ahafonov for "Cherkasy Monkeys" playing solo in the opening minutes – Smith scored all 9 of the team's first points, and Ahafonov 7 of 9 with the score at 9:9. Until the first break, the teams were evenly matched, with a 24-21 advantage in the first quarter in favor of the Monkeys.

But the start of the second quarter was unfortunate for "Rivne" – the team missed 12 points in the first four minutes and scored only three after Solovyov's long-range shot. "Cherkasy Monkeys" earned a double-digit lead, which they confidently held until the break.

Statistically, the first half was equal – "Cherkasy Monkeys" had a slightly better rebounding game (22 vs. 15) and made much more free throws (13 of 17 vs. 2 of 3 for "Rivne"). It was the fact that the home team hardly ever fouled that gave them the advantage.

In the third quarter, "Cherkasy Monkeys" controlled the situation on the court, but everything changed in the last minute of the ten-minute period when Artem Vodolazkyi made three consecutive long-range shots, including a basket from downtown, and the teams went into the last break with a +2 advantage, 64:66.

''Cherkasy Monkeys'' lost to ''Rivne'' in the Favbet Super League match

The last quarter was quite emotional and nervous for the teams. Carousels began on the court – the teams took turns taking the lead, but four minutes before the end, "Rivne" managed to make two consecutive interceptions, giving the team a +5 advantage.

This moment inspired "Rivne", whose players made several bright highlights at the end and won the match, gaining a second victory over "Cherkasy Monkeys" in Cherkasy, winning the season series against the opponent, and gaining their 14th victory of the season. This allowed Mykhailo Pereverziy's team to move up to second place in the standings. "Cherkasy Monkeys" remained fourth.

Super League. Regular season

Cherkasy, PS "Budivelnyk"

"Rivne" – "Cherkasy Monkeys" – 94:89 (21:24, 17:24, 26:18, 30:23)

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