Russia (bbabo.net) - The United League basketball regular championship has resumed after the New Year's pause, more than intriguingly. One of the giants of the league, St. Petersburg “Zenith” unsuccessfully opened the calendar year. Away Javier Pascual's wards unexpectedly lost to the Permian “Parma” - 67:77.
Especially badly, the St. Petersburg team spent the first half of the meeting, in which they scored only 23 (!) Points: 14 in the first quarter and 9 in the second. After a long break, the guests played better. In the last quarter, Zenit were close to Parma at a distance of only six points. But the Permians did not allow the opponent to catch up, largely thanks to the game of Jeremiah Hill, who scored 13 points in the final ten minutes. In total, Hill has 19 points, and he is the most productive player of the match.
This victory allowed Parma to gain a foothold in fifth place in the United League regular season table. The Permians only have less to win in ten matches than “Zenith” - six with four defeats. And the first three looks like this: CSKA, UNICS, Avtodor. They have the same ratio of wins and losses - 8-2.