|11 August 2010|
Ukraine got off the mark in their EuroBasket qualifying campaign with a win over Hungary on Wednesday night.
Having lost their first two games, Ukraine steadied the ship as Serhiy Lishchuk poured in 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a dominating performance.
Lishchuk proved the difference in a tight game that was a one-point contest early in the fourth quarter.
That was when Adam Hanga's jump-shot closed the gap to 64-63.
But Ukraine pulled clear from there and Rostyslav Kryvych's three-pointer with 4:13 to go gave them a 73-66 advantage.
Hungary came back once more with a Hanga dunk followed by Peter Lorant's jump-shot that made it 75-71, but they could not score again as Denys Lukashov and then Lishchuk iced the game from the free-throw line.
Oleksiy Pecherov added 15 points for Ukraine and Dmytro Gliebov chipped in with 14 points.
Hanga had 22 points in vain for Hungary, while David Vojvoda and Lorant both collected 12 and Akos Horvath finished with 10.
Ukraine improve to 1-2 and Hungary drop to 1-3.