Dynamo Moscow outperformed Hoptrans Sirenos 81-55 to punch the last ticket to the EEWBL playoffs on Sunday, January 14.
The Blue-Whites moved up to the third place in Group B and will meet the Lebanon Cup winners Al Riyadi in the best-of-two series.
Players of the game
Four Dynamo players scored in double figures. Ekaterina Riabova had 18 points on 6/9 shooting from the field. She also forced five fouls for a efficiency rating of 19.
Evgeniia Korotygina had a perfect shooting day. She hit all four three pointers and added one two pointer to finish the game with 14 points.
Albina Razheva scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Lindsay Wilson rounded out the Fantastic Four – she had 10 points and five assists.
Ieva Šimkute led Sirenos with 11 points and six rebounds, while Arina Bilotserkivska added 10 points.
Dynamo Moscow won the battle of rebounds (38-34) and scored more points in the paint (42-26).
Hoptrans Sirenos never led by more than two points. They connected 5-of-24 three point attempts while the Muscovites were deadly from the downtown, shooting with 60% accuracy (6-of-10).
The Blue Whites forced 18 turnovers and scored 17 points off turnovers.
TTT Rīga – Astana Tigers 88:42
Tsmoki Minsk – Samsun Canik 99:33
Udominate Basket – Piestanske Cajky 70:66
Hoptrans Sirenos – Dynamo Moscow 55:81
BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
TTT Rīga: Liene Priede, 13 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, eff 23
Astana Tigers: Nadezhda Kondrakova, 11 points, seven rebounds, five personal fouls, eff 9
Tsmoki Minsk: Kseniya Vabishchevich, 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, eff 30
Samsun Canik: Suheyla Parlak, 17 points, six rebounds, one steal, eff 1
Udominate Basket: Ana Marija Begič, seven points, 12 rebounds, one steal, five personal fouls, eff 13
Piestanske Cajky: Terezia Palenikova, 11 points, seven assists, three steals, two forced fouls, eff 11
Hoptrans Sirenos: Rasa Knyzaite, two points, one rebound, three assists
Dynamo Moscow: Ekaterina Kuzmenkova, eight points, two rebounds, two assists, eff 11
STANDINGS, as of January 14
TTT Rīga 7-0 (+165)
Udominate Basket 6-1 (+48)
Dynamo Moscow 4-3 (+21)
Piestanske Cajky 4-3 (+82)
Tsmoki Minsk 3-4 (+36)
Hoptrans Sirenos 2-5 (+28)
Astana Tigers 1-6 (-115)
Samsun Canik 1-6 (-265)
COMING UP NEXT
January 15 – March 1, 2018
(A1) Good Angels – Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi – Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket – Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs – TTT Rīga (B1)
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