Donskichyte shine in defense, Kibirkštis win again

Donskichyte shine in defense, Kibirkštis win again

Dalia Donskichyte stole the ball eight times and the Kibirkštis won the battle of rebounds to post the third win of season 70-56 over the Belarus vice champions Horizont Minsk region on Sunday, December 3 at Lietuvos Rytas arena.

Players of the game
Four Kibirkštis players scored in double figures. Captain Laura Juškaite had 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while Dalia Donskichyte added 12 points and eight steals.

Gabija Meškonyte and Laurita Jurciute scored 11 points each. Urte Slavickaite finished the game one rebound short from double-double – she had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Anna Nuzhnaia replied with 16 points. Natallia Harbachova and Hanna Brych added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Key stats
Kibirkštis outrebounded Horizont (46-34, offensive rebounds 18-7) and dominated in the paint (40-18).

Horizont turner the ball over 26 times. Kibirkštis scored twice more points off turnovers (27-13), especially in fast breaks (24-7).

Kibirkštis improved to 3-2 and entered the race to the playoffs.

Group A

Liepājas Papīrs – Horizont 65:47

Kibirkštis – Royal Eagles 82:79

Bornova Becker – Good Angels 58:86

Good Angels – Lulea Basket 68:55

Royal Eagles – Liepājas Papīrs 82:95

Lulea Basket – Al Riyadi 67:90
Live stats

Horizont – Kibirkštis Vilnius 56:70

BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
Liepājas Papīrs: Ieva Vītola, 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, eff 13
Horizont Minsk: Alena Holubeva, eight points, three rebounds, five assists, eff 3

Kibirkštis Vilnius: Shenita Landry, 24 points, seven points, six assists, four steals
FSG Royal Eagles: Marlou de Kleijn, 33 points, five rebounds, three assists, six forced fouls

FSG Royal Eagles: Yfke Deel Hoek, 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, eff 24
Liepājas Papīrs: Marina Ivashchanka, 25 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, eff 24

Horizont: Natallia Harbachova, 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals, eff 10
Kibirkštis: Laurita Jurciute, 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, eff 11

LIVE TV SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME in Izmir and Vilnius)
Monday, December 4

13:00 Al Riyadi – Bornova Becker

STANDINGS, as of December 3
Group A

Good Angels 5-0 (+102)
Al Riyadi 3-1 (+41
Lulea Basket 3-1 (+17)
Liepājas Papīrs 3-2 (+9)
Kibirkštis 3-2 (-2)
Bornova Becker 2-2 (+13)
FSG Royal Eagles 0-5 (-77)
Horizont 0-5 (-103)

Stage II

December 9-10, Riga, Latvia – Group B
Hoptrans Sirenos, Tsmoki Minsk, TTT Rīga, Udominate Basket

December 9-11, Samsun, Turkey – Group B
Astana Tigers, Dynamo Moscow, Pieštanske Čajky, Samsun Canik

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