Rostov Don SFEDU (4-1) secured the home court and third position in the standings after a convincing 75-61 win over PINKK Pecsi 424 on Sunday, December 2.
Players of the game
Anna Zaitseva scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She also dished four assists, stole the ball three times and blocked one shot for a game high efficiency rating of 22.
Eleonora Oleynikova had 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting in less than 17 minutes.
Anastasiia Maksimova chipped in eight points, five assists and two steals, while Ekaterina Osipova contributed with six points and nine rebounds.
Jovana Markovic posted 14 points and nine rebounds for PINKK Pecsi 424. Reka Szucs had 11 points.
PINKK Pecsi 424 started strong, won the first two quarters and limited Rostov Don SFEDU to 27 points in the first half 27-29.
The Panthers returned with another level of focus. They scored 37 (!) points in the third quarter to turn the game around 64-42.
Rostov on Don bench outscored their opponents 31-15.
The Panthers forced 21 turnovers, stole the ball 13 times and scored more points in fast breaks (22-8).
Rostov Don SFEDU improved to 2-0 while playing at home. PINKK Pecsi 424 lost chances to qualify for the playoffs.
Astana Tigers – PINKK Pecsi 67:52
A3 Basket – Tsmoki Minsk 60:75
Rostov Don SFEDU – Young Angels Košice 79:71
Olimpia Grodno – SBŠ Ostrava 100:70
Young Angels – Astana Tigers 78:73
SBŠ Ostrava – A3 Basket 51:96
PINKK Pecsi 424 – Rostov Don SFEDU 61:75
Tsmoki Minsk – Olimpia Grodno 79:59
BEST PLAYERS, PRESENTED BY FISKARS
Astana Tigers: Nadezhda Kondrakova, 13 points, six rebounds, two blocked shots, eff 14
PINKK Pecsi: Lilla Zsilinszki, 17 points, two rebounds, one steal, eff 16
Rostov Don SFEDU: Alexandra Kirina, 20 points, six rebounds, one blocked shot, eff 22
Young Angels Košice: Denisa Blanarova, 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocks, eff 28
Young Angels Košice: Michaela Balazova, 23 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, eff 21
Astana Tigers: Tamara Yagodkina, 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals, eff 20
PINKK Pecsi 424: Reka Szucs, 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, four steals, eff 11
Rostov Don SFEDU: Iuliia Grabovskaia, three rebounds, one assist
STANDINGS, as of December 2
Tsmoki Minsk 5-0 (+70) Qualified
A3 Basket Umea 4-1 (+72)
Rostov Don SFEDU 4-1 (+28)
Young Angels Košice 3-2 (-13)
Olimpia Grodno 2-3 (-3)
SBŠ Ostrava 1-4 (-86)
Astana Tigers 1-4 (-25)
PINKK Pecsi 0-5 (-43)
A3 Basket vs Rostov Don (1-0, +13)
SBŠ Ostrava vs Astana Tigers (game on January 6, 2019)
UP NEXT: STAGE 3
Group A: January 5-6, 2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, SBŠ Ostrava
Group A: January 5-6, 2019, Košice, Slovakia
Young Angels Košice, A3 Basket Umea, PINKK Pecsi, Olimpia Grodno
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