By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Avtodor Saratov is the new standings leader in the VTB League 10 rounds into the 2021-22 season and after the team’s 83 – 74 away win over Zenit St. Petersburg.
Grant Jerrett had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Saratov to this triumph that improved his squad’s winning streak to 7-0 and the overall record to 8-1. Unics Kazan is also 8-1 but Saratov defeated them in Round 4 to get the tiebreaker.
Anton Johnson scored 14 points for Saratov while Anton Kvitkovskikh and Pavel Sergeev added 12 points apiece. Billy Baron had 15 points for a Zenit squad that was without guard Jordan Loyd, and big man Jordan Mickey, while coming off a double-game week in EuroLeague.
Saratov’s dominance so far will be challenged by CSKA Moscow on January 4. CSKA is now 6-2 after crushing Zielona Gora 59 – 93 on the road behind 15 points, five rebounds and five assists by Iffe Lundberg, a former player of the Polish side.
VTB League Results of the Week:
Enisey – Tsmoki Minsk 86 – 79
Nizhny Novgorod – Lokomotiv Kuban 108 – 104 (OT)
Parma – Astana 108 – 101 (3OT)
Zenit St. Petersburg – Avtodor Saratov 74 – 83
Zielona Gora – CSKA Moscow 59 – 93