Meshkov Brest keep on marching towards this season's Final 4 tournament. They were on Tuesday afternoon with 35:21 better than Steaua Bucuresti at home making a bold statement that their goal is to keep up with strong, quality performances from right before the winter break and once again book their place among best four regular season teams in the regional competition.
Match was a one-way street from the very first minute with hosts opening the gap to five (8:3) less than 15 minutes into the encounter additionally enlarging it to nine (19:10) until the half-time break. There wasn’t much guests could do in the second half either in order to prevent the goal difference from growing with Yurinok giving his team first double-digit lead (28:18) with just over ten minutes left until the final buzzer. In the end huge 35:21 with Sandro Obranovic, Sime Ivic and Alexander Shkurinsky leading their team’s offense in this one combining for nine goals and 16 assists. Gabriel Florea, Krsto Milosevic and Marin Vegar on the other side netted four each for Steaua.
Another win means another step towards qualifying for the final tournament for Belarusian champions while Steaua on the other hand have a lot to work on in order to prepare in the best possible way for what’s waiting for them in the Romanian Championship after losing the opening two matches of the second half of SEHA season, against NEXE and now Meshkov, with a combined goal difference of -26.