Horizont Minsk held Olimpia Grodno to 16 points in the second half and posted a 60-48 win to stay in the playoff hunt on Wednesday, January 12, at the Mykolas Romeris university in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Players of the game
Anastasiya Verameyenka led Horizont Minsk with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field.
The reigning league MVP grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists.
Victoryia Hasper had nine points and 10 rebounds for a game high efficiency rating of 15.
Adrienne Nicole Webb scored 10 points, including a 6-of-6 effort from the free throw line.
Lousiana State University graduate added five rebounds and two steals.
Anastasiya Sushchyk replied with 16 points.
Olimpia point guard stole the ball four times and forced four fouls for a team high efficiency rating of 11.
Nadzeya Nadzezhka and Natallia Dashkevich scored seven and six points respectively.
Olimpia Grodno led by three points at the halftime 29-32.
Horizont Minsk outscored their opponents 31-16 the rest of the way.
Minsk players connected 19-of-40 two point field goal attempts and forced 21 fouls to add 13 points from the charity stripe.
Horizont outrebounded Olimpia 46-31 and moved the ball better (assists 17-7).
Grodno team forced 20 turnovers and scored more points off turnovers 10-17.
Horizont Minsk will wait for the outcome of the game between Žabiny Brno and Pieštanske Čajky on January 26.
Nataliya Trafimava`s and Zlatan Presič`s team need Žabiny win in order to advance.
Horizont suffered three losses against Žabiny Brno, BC Samara and Kibirkštis MRU before the game against Olimpia.
Photos: Vainius Sodeika
STANDINGS, as of January 12, 2022
Žabiny Brno 3-1 (+45) Q
BC Samara 3-1 (+24) Q
Kibirkštis MRU 3-1 (+2) Q
Horizont Minsk 2-3 (+3)
Pieštanske Čajky 2-2 (+15)
Olimpia Grodno 0-5 (-75)
Nika Syktyvkar 3-0 (+85) Q
Tsmoki Minsk 3-2 (-32) Q
Peresvet SFEDU 2-1 (+8)
SBŠ Ostrava 1-1 (+9)
Young Angels Košice 1-1 (+0)
Liepāja/LSSS 0-5 (-70)
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