Fleuren strikes one more time, Angels rise again

Fleuren strikes one more time, Angels rise again

Kiki Fleuren had another memorable night as the Amsterdam Angels went on an early shooting spree to beat the Kibirkštis Vilnius 76-62 on Thursday, January 10, at Rytas arena in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Players of the game

Kiki Fleuren hit a season high six three-pointers to tie the second best effort in the EWBL four year history.

Oxana Ossipenko scored six three-pointers on November 29, 2015, helping the Astana Tigers to beat Kibirkštis Vilnius in overtime 91-82.

The record belongs to Roneeka Hodges from Al Riyadi Beirut. She made eight three-pointers on December 3, 2017, while the Lebanese team outscored Lulea Basket 90-67. It happened in Izmir, Turkey.

Fleuren scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field, including 6-of-11 from the three point land.

Her total in Vilnius? Eleven of eighteen three-pointers. Yes, you got it right, 11-of-18.

Yfke Hoek had big day as well. She posted 17 points and seven rebounds for a +/- ratio of 20 and efficiency rating of 18.

Lisanne De Jonge had the highest efficiency rating 20. Captain scored 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished a game high five assists.

Gabija Meškonyte replied with 17 points, including coast-to-coast drive. Forward added six rebounds and two blocks.

 

Key stats

The Angels outscored the Sparks 31-18 during the first 10 minutes.

Hakim Salem`s team scored 50 points in the first half for a 50-36 lead.

Fleuren alone outscored Vilnius from the three point line (6/11 vs 2/16).

Kibirkštis players used their speed and ball movement to score 14 points in fast breaks, compared to six points for the Angels.

The Angels finished with a 2-0 record in Vilnius and jumped from the eighth to sixth place in Group B.

Kibirkštis registered a 1-1 record at home court before switching attention to Latvia-Estonia-Lithuania league.

Ačiū, Vilnius!

 

Playoff teams

Group A: #1 Tsmoki Minsk, #2 A3 Basket, #3 Rostov Don SFEDU, #4 Olimpia Grodno.

Group B: #1 TTT Riga, Žabiny Brno (TBD – seed to be decided), Lulea Basket (TBD), Pieštanske Čajky (TBD).

 

Playoff picture

#1 TTT Rīga – Olimpia Grodno #4

#2 TBD – Rostov Don SFEDU #3

#3 TBD – A3 Basket #2

#4 TBD – Tsmoki Minsk #1

 

STANDINGS, as of January 10

Group B

TTT Rīga 7-0 (+219) Qualified

Žabiny Brno 5-1 (+88) Qualified

Lulea Basket 4-1 (+90) Qualified

Pieštanske Čajky 3-2 (-14) Qualified

Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-120)

Amsterdam Angels 2-5 (-103)

Horizont 2-5 (-33)

Kibirkštis Vilnius 1-6 (-93)

 

Tiebreakers

Dynamo (2-0, +11) vs Angels (1-1, +2) vs Horizont (0-2, -13)

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