Fluker set rules in the paint, Young Angels enter playoff zone

Fluker set rules in the paint, Young Angels enter playoff zone

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.

 

Key stats

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

 

SCORES

Group B

Olimpia Grodno – Young Angels 50:57

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5089481/

 

 

STANDINGS, as of January 18, CET 18:00

Group B

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)

 

Tie-breakers

SBŠ Ostrava (1-0, +4), Young Angels Košice (0-1, -4), Kibirkštis MRU (0-0)

 

SCHEDULE (arrival day included)

Third stage

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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