The Belarusian team faced Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk, which boasts a strong position in the middle range of Ukrainian basketball. Previously, Minsk-2006 defeated the squad in an away match in the first round — 79:73, gaining a higher position within Group A of the WTB United League than their opponent. At Minsk-Arena, the Belarusian team (coached by Andrey Krivonos) again confidently beat their rival — 85:74. American legionaries Melvin Sanders and Tywain La Shawn McKee scored the most points, each claiming 19, while their country mate, Sean King, managed a welcome 16 points.
In the first round, Minsk-2006 also defeated Finnish Honka and lost to basketball grands Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, UNICS Kazan and CSKA Moscow. Now, with nine points, Minsk-2006 is placed fourth in the tournament table. It’s too early to speak of beating the admitted leaders of the competition but our team is likely to be inspiring a few concerns. The next match within the WTB United League sees Minsk-2006 play Honka on January 28th (an away match).