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"Rivne defeated Zaporizhzhia in the central match of the day of the Favbet Super League

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
"Zaporizhzhia lost in Rivne. Source: FBU

"Rivne started the Favbet Super League home bubble with an important victory against a direct competitor, defeating Zaporizhzhia with a score of 81:76.

The teams played an even game: the guests were in the lead before the big break, and in the second part of the match, Rivne had the advantage, keeping it in a tense clutch. "Rivne was better from long range, committed fewer turnovers, and played more efficiently in the fast break.

"Zaporizhzhia had an advantage under the boards, with the visitors' starting five players playing well, each scoring at least 11 points. Rivne's starters included Elijah Joyner, who scored 25 points and made 6 assists, and the MVP of the game was Oleksandr Shepelev, who stepped up his game after coming off the bench with 19 points + 10 rebounds (RE 30).

"Rivne won the season series against Zaporizhzhia, securing second place in the standings. The hosts will continue their home bubble with a Saturday match against Kryvbas, while Zaporizhzhia will face Prykarpattya-Hoverla.

Super League. Regular season

Rivne, CYSS-4

"Rivne - Zaporizhzhia - 81:76 (24:23, 20:20, 21:20, 16:13)

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