Žabiny Brno secured the first place in group A with a dominant 114-48 win over Liepāja/LSSS on Friday, January 10, at Liepāja Olympic Center in Latvia.
Players of the game
Justina Matuzonyte scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the first half alone. Lithuanian center finished the game with 16 points and nine rebounds
Petra Zaplatova registered 14 points, four asists and three steals.
Beata Adamcova stole the ball nine times. Czech national team forward scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds and dished five assists.
Žabiny Brno scored 30 points on fastbreaks in just 20 minutes, while Liepāja/LSSS answered with two points.
Seven Brno players – Matuzonyte, Zaplatova, Vondrackova, Galickova, Stoupalova, Krivankova and Soukalova – finished in double figures.
The Frogs outscored the hosts 36-15 in the opening frame and extended their lead up to 37 points just before the halftime break 63-26.
Liepāja/LSSS played without two experienced players – Kristīna Petermane and Rūta Veidere.
Žabiny Brno hold advantage (1-0, +34) against Pieštanske Čajky. The Frogs will try to finish the regular season undefeated.
Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky 63:83
Liepāja/LSSS – Žabiny Brno 48:114
Best players, presented by Liepāja
Orange Lions: Karin Kuijt
Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica January
Liepāja/LSSS: Megan Rosenbohm
Žabiny Brno: Justina Matuzonyte
STANDINGS, as of January 10
Žabiny Brno 6-0 (+160) Qualified
Nika Syktyvkar 5-2 (+86) Qualified
Pieštanske Čajky 5-1 (+20) Qualified
Orange Lions 4-2 (+22) Qualified
Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-25)
Horizont Minsk 2-5 (-14)
Liepāja/LSSS 1-5 (-149)
PINKK Pecsi 1-6 (-100)
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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