Channon Tiara Fluker registered second best result in offensive rebounds ever and the Young Angels Košice posted the third win with a 57-50 success over Olimpia Grodno on Saturday, January 18, at Mykolas Romeris Universitu in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Players of the game
Channon Tiara Fluker had 11 offensive rebounds – the second best result in EWBL history after Dynamo Novosibirsk center Ruth Hamblin grabbed 12 boards on December 7, 2019.
California State University at Northridge (CSUN) graduate and two times Big West Conference player of the year (2017, 2018) finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Fluker had two assists, four steals and two blocked shots for a effieciency rating of 18.
Former Kentucky player and Southeastern Conference freshman of the year (2012) Bria Goss chipped in with 14 rebounds, six rebounds and four steals.
Michaela Balazova had eight points and five rebounds, while Vanda Kozakova contributed with three points, five rebounds and five steals.
Nadzeya Nadzezhka led Grodno with 16 points and 13 rebounds for a efficiency rating of 21.
Aryna Masko also had 16 points. She added four steals.
Young Angels outworked Olimpia in defense and had 19 steals.
They also outrebounded the Belarus team under the offensive glass (22-10) and scored more second chance points (14-8).
Young Angels led by as much as 18 points and allowed only 30 points in the first 30 minutes of the game.
Channon Fluker had more offensive rebounds than entire Grodno team (11-10).
Play-offs picture, as of January 17
Žabiny Brno – ???
Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU
Nika Syktyvkar – Tsmoki Minsk
Orange Lions – Dynamo Novosibirsk
Olimpia Grodno – Young Angels 50:57
STANDINGS, as of January 18, CET 18:00
Dynamo Novosibirsk 6-1 (+155) Qualified
Tsmoki Minsk 6-1 (+76) Qualified
Rostov Don SFEDU 5-2 (+74) Qualified
Young Angels Košice 3-3 (-13)
SBŠ Ostrava 2-3 (-27)
Kibirkštis MRU 2-3 (-25)
Astana Tigers 1-6 (-109)
Olimpia Grodno 0-6 (-131)
SBŠ Ostrava (1-0, +4), Young Angels Košice (0-1, -4), Kibirkštis MRU (0-0)
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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