Astana Tigers (1-3) allowed just 35 points in the last three quarters and earned a 67-52 win over PINKK Pecsi (0-4) on Saturday, December 1, at Rostov on Don, Russia.
Players of the game
Tamara Yagodkina led all scorers with 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field. She played for 38:36 minutes, had nine rebounds and five assists for a game efficiency rating of 18.
Nadezhda Kondrakova forced five fouls and connected 5-of-6 free throw attempts. She scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in less than 23 minutes.
Anna Vinokurova and Mariya Astapenko added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Lilla Zsilinszki replied with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, including perfect 2-of-2 from the three point land. Zsofia Jahni had 10 points and nine rebounds.
The Tigers outrebounded their opponents 48-36 and scored more points inside the paint 30-18.
Hungarian players led by Miklos Laczka and Emilija Podrug jumped to a quick 6-12 with 05:48 left in the first half but struggled in offense the rest of the way.
PINKK Pecsi scored 22 points throughout the second and third quarters. And only 40 points in the last 35 minutes compared to 61 point for their opponents.
Astana players connected more than 50% of their two point attempts (22/43), while PINKK Pecsi attacked with a 34% accuracy (16/47).
The Tigers also forced seven fouls more (19-12) and scored six more points with free throws (11/15 vs 5/7).
Astana Tigers – PINKK Pecsi 67:52
A3 Basket – Tsmoki Minsk
Rostov Don SFEDU – Young Angels Košice
Olimpia Grodno – SBŠ Ostrava
BEST PLAYERS, PRESENTED BY FISKARS
Astana Tigers: Nadezhda Kondrakova, 13 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots, eff 14
PINKK Pecsi: Lilla Zsilinszki, 17 points, two rebounds, one steal, eff 16
STANDINGS, as of November 30
A3 Basket Umea 3-0 (+42)
Tsmoki Minsk 3-0 (+35)
Rostov Don SFEDU 2-1 (+6)
Young Angels Košice 2-1 (-10)
SBŠ Ostrava 1-2 (-11)
Olimpia Grodno 1-2 (-13)
PINKK Pecsi 0-3 (-14)
Astana Tigers 0-3 (-35)
UP NEXT: STAGE 3
Group A: January 5-6, 2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, SBŠ Ostrava
Group A: January 5-6, 2019, Košice, Slovakia
Young Angels Košice, A3 Basket Umea, PINKK Pecsi, Olimpia Grodno
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