Bria Holmes showed some star power as the Žabiny Brno hold Kibirkštis MRU under 50 points in a 65-45 win on Sunday, October 31, at Hala Rosnička in Brno.
Players of the game
Bria Holmes made 8-of-10 field goals enroute to a game high 18 points.
West Virginia graduate didn`t stopped there. Holmes dished out four assists and stole five balls for a efficiency rating of 23.
Natalie Stoupalova had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field. Brno captain added four rebounds.
Katerina Galickova chipped in with seven points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Livija Sakevičiute led the Sparks once again. Vilnius captain scored 11 points, grabbed four rebounds and forced one foul.
Karolina Kazočiunaite had eight points and five rebounds. Kibirkštis newcomer also blocked one shot for a team high efficiency rating of 12.
Žabiny Brno won the second half 38-19, including a 26-12 run in the third quarter.
The Frogs held the Sparks to 35% shooting accuracy. Vilnius had just 16 field goals.
Žabiny outscored Kibirkštis in the paint 42-22 and scored more second chance points (13-6) too.
Brno team was particularly effective with Anna Jurčenkova on the floor – they outscored Kibirkštis by 23 points with the Slovak center under the basket.
Viktor Pruša`s team has a 4-1 record in international games this autumn, including 2-1 at the EuroCup Women.
Kibirkštis MRU own a tie-breaker against Pieštanske Čajky.
STANDINGS, as of October 31, 2021
Žabiny Brno 2-0 (+42)
Kibirkštis MRU 1-1 (-16)
Pieštanske Čajky 1-1 (+13)
Olimpia Grodno 0-2 (-39)
Horizont Minsk 0-0
BC Samara 0-0
Tiebreaker: Kibirkštis vs Čajky (1-0, +4)
Photos: Miroslav Štěpánek