Orange Lions maintained their perfect record with a 73-58 victory over Liepāja/LSSS on Friday, October 4, at Liepāja Olympic Center. One and a half months later both teams will travel to the Komi Republic in northern Russia.
Players of the game
Esther Fokke had the hot hand from the three point line, connecting 5-of-11 attempts. She finished the game with 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists for a efficiency rating of 22.
Charlotte Van Kleef also earned double figure and scored 12 points.
Mia Hordijk dished 11 assists. Point guard added four points and five rebounds.
Megan Rosenbohm scored 16 points for the hosts. Līna Loceniece and Rūta Veidere had 13 and 11 points respectively.
Orange Lions bench outscored their opponents 29-12, including 22-2 in the first half.
The Dutch team continued shooting spree and connected 13-of-34 three point shots, compared to 5-of-17 for Liepāja.
Liepāja/LSSS won the first quarter 18-16 thanks by Rosenbohm and Loceniece. Guard duo combined for a 12 points in the opening frame.
The hosts played without players like Kristīna Petermane, Katrīna Trankale, Ketija Vihmane and Elvija Veršele. Orange Lions missed two shooters – Ilse Kuijt and Kiki Fleuren.
Orange Lions improved to 3-0, while Liepāja dropped to 1-2.
Horizont Minsk – Orange Lions 87:90
PINKK Pecsi 424 – Liepāja/LSSS 64:69
Orange Lions – PINKK Pecsi 424 85:69
Liepāja/LSSS – Horizont Minsk 59:80
Horizont – PINKK Pecsi 424 70:41
Liepāja/LSSS – Orange Lions 58:73
Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen
Horizont: Volha Ziuzkova
PINKK Pecsi 424: Zita Vari
STANDINGS, as of October 4
Orange Lions 3-0 (+34)
Horizont Minsk 2-1 (+47)
Liepāja/LSSS 1-2 (-31)
PINKK Pecsi 0-3 (-50)
Pieštanske Čajky 0-0
Dynamo Moscow 0-0
Žabiny Brno 0-0
NIKA Syktyvkar 0-0
SCHEDULE (arrival day included)
October 1-4, Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Orange Lions, Horizont Minsk, PINKK Pecsi 424
October 3-6, Brno: Basket Žabiny Brno, Piestanske Cajky, Dynamo Moscow, Nika Syktyvkar
October 8-11, Rostov on Don: Rostov Don SFEDU, Olimpia, Kibirkštis, Dynamo Novosibirsk
October 10-13, Košice: Tsmoki Minsk, Young Angels, Astana Tigers, SBŠ Ostrava
November 22-24, Syktyvkar: Liepāja, Dynamo Moscow, Orange Lions, Nika Syktyvkar
November 29-December 1, Piestany: Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424
December 5-7, Ostrava: Rostov Don, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Dynamo Novosibirsk
December 6-8, Grodno: Tsmoki Minsk, Olimpia Grodno, Astana Tigers, Kibirkštis
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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