Dynamo Novosibirsk had another good day offensively and used its final run to beat Tsmoki Minsk 89-73 on Thursday, January 17, at Sever gym.
Players of the game
Jamie Grace Scott was unstoppable from the three point line, connecting 4-of-5 attempts to finish the game with 23 points. She added eight rebounds and four assists for a efficiency rating of 26.
Olga Vorobeva also was deadly from the deep. She scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including four three pointers. Novosibirsk captain rounded out her performance with four rebounds and four assists.
Ruth Hamblin shined on both ends of the floor. Center had 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.
Victoria Cheren contributed with 14 points – four three pointers included – and six rebounds, while Elizaveta Krymova had 10 points and four assists.
Viktoryia Hasper replied with massive double-double. She scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, including a 17 point performance in the first half.
Rachel Theriot had 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting.
Ala Murauskaya finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. Katsiaryna Rybalka posted 10 points and seven rebounds.
Dynamo Novosibirsk scoring was as balanced as ever – five players scored in double figures.
The game was tied at 50 with 15 minutes to go but Novosibirsk outscored the Dragons 39-23 the rest of the way.
Vorobeva hit from the deep and Hamblin scored six consecutive points in initial run 59-54.
Theriot cut the gap to three points 61-58 with 08:59 left but Vorobeva and Scott handled the job for Dynamo Novosibirsk.
Novosibirsk bench outscored Minsk 24-8.
The home team showed amazing performance from the perimeter, connecting 16-of-29 three point attempts. It`s a tied second highest result in EWBL history, behind only 17 three pointers by the Orange Lions on October 2, 2019.
Play-offs picture, as of January 17
Žabiny Brno – ???
Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU
Nika Syktyvkar – Tsmoki Minsk
Orange Lions – Dynamo Novosibirsk
Rostov Don SFEDU – Tsmoki Minsk 87:97 (81:81)
Dynamo Novosibirsk – Astana Tigers 86:48
Astana Tigers – Rostov Don 52:67
Tsmoki Minsk – Dynamo Novosibirsk 73:89
STANDINGS, as of January 17
Dynamo Novosibirsk 6-1 (+155) Qualified
Tsmoki Minsk 6-1 (+76) Qualified
Rostov Don SFEDU 5-2 (+74) Qualified
SBŠ Ostrava 2-3 (-27)
Young Angels Košice 2-3 (-20)
Kibirkštis MRU 2-3 (-25)
Astana Tigers 1-6 (-109)
Olimpia Grodno 0-5 (-124)
SCHEDULE (arrival day included)
January 7-9, Saulkrasti, Latvia: Dynamo Moscow, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424, Nika Syktyvkar
January 9-11,Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Orange Lions
January 15-17, Novosibirsk: Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don, Astana Tigers, Dynamo Novosibirsk
January 17-19, Vilnius: Olimpia Grodno, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Kibirkštis
Playoffs: January 20 – March 1, 2020; best-of-two
A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4
Final Four: March 21-22
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