Pieštanske Čajky showed excellent teamwork enroute to a 82-48 win over Liepāja/LSSS on Saturday, January 11, at Liepāja Olympic Center in Latvia.
Players of the game
Danielle Hamilton Carter scored 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field. Swedish international added eight rebounds and two steals for a efficiency rating of 25.
Jessica Lubin was equally deadly inside. She had 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting and converted 6-of-7 free throws.
Matea Tadič posted 14 points and eight assists.
Megan Rosenbohm had 11 points and ten rebounds for Liepāja/LSSS. Missouri native registered a team high efficiency rating of 16.
Ilze Gotfrīda and Elvija Veršele contributed with eight points each, while Katrīna Trankale had seven points.
Pieštanske Čajky outscored the hosts in the paint 54-16, including 30-6 in the first half.
Slovak team opened the game with a 14-0 run and finished the first quarter with a 7-0 run for a 25-8 lead.
Danielle Hamilton Carter and Jessica Lubin combined for 42 points on 17-of-21 shooting from the field.
Liepāja had 11 field goals inside the three point line.
Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky 63:83
Liepāja/LSSS – Žabiny Brno 48:114
Žabiny Brno – Orange Lions 72:53
Liepāja/LSSS – Pieštanske Čajky 48:84
Best players, presented by Liepāja
Orange Lions: Karin Kuijt
Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica January
Liepāja/LSSS: Megan Rosenbohm
Žabiny Brno: Justina Matuzonyte
Žabiny Brno: Petra Zaplatova
Orange Lions: Loyce Bettonvil
Liepāja/LSSS: Katrīna Trankale
Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica Lubin
STANDINGS, as of January 11
Žabiny Brno 7-0 (+179) Qualified
Pieštanske Čajky 6-1 (+54) Qualified
Nika Syktyvkar 5-2 (+86) Qualified
Orange Lions 4-3 (+3) Qualified
Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-25)
Horizont Minsk 2-5 (-14)
Liepāja/LSSS 1-6 (-183)
PINKK Pecsi 1-6 (-100)
Play-offs picture, as of January 11
A1 Žabiny Brno – SBŠ Ostrava
A2 Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU B3
A3 Nika Syktyvkar – Dynamo Novosibirsk B2
A4 Orange Lions – Tsmoki Minsk B1
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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