The Dragons are red hot! Tsmoki Minsk (4-0) used strong shooting from the three point line to inflict a 75-60 loss to previously undefeated A3 Basket Umea (3-1) on Saturday, December 1, at Minsk, Belarus.
Players of the game
Danielle McCray (University of Kansas 2006-2010) was literally unstoppable from anywhere. Former Connecticut Sun forward erupted for 22 points in just 25 minutes of play.
McCray hit 7-of-9 shots from the field, including 2-of-3 three point shots. She added perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe as well as nine rebounds and five steals for a efficiency rating of 32.
Tsmoki Minsk outscored A3 Basket by 20 points with McCray on the court.
Kseniya Vabishchevich added damage from downtown. She scored 17 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the three point land.
Ala Murauskaya had 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Alyssa Lawrence (University of MASSachusetts 2015-2017) scored 19 points for Umea. She added eight rebounds and three steals, while Tiffany Brown (Georgia Southern) had 10 points.
Hollie Mershon (Drexel, 2013 WNIT Champion and MVP) returned to action with nine points and five assists.
The Dragons made 35% of their three point attempts (9/26), while A3 Basket connected just 11% (2/19).
Minsk team also controlled the battle of rebounds (45-36, offensive rebounds 16-13).
Lawrence cut the gap to five points 44-39 with 15:49 left. Tsmoki Minsk went on a 16-4 run after that to build their lead up to seventeen points 60-43.
Astana Tigers – PINKK Pecsi 67:52
A3 Basket – Tsmoki Minsk 60:75
Rostov Don SFEDU – Young Angels Košice
Olimpia Grodno – SBŠ Ostrava
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
STANDINGS, as of November 30
A3 Basket Umea 3-0 (+42)
Tsmoki Minsk 3-0 (+35)
Rostov Don SFEDU 2-1 (+6)
Young Angels Košice 2-1 (-10)
SBŠ Ostrava 1-2 (-11)
Olimpia Grodno 1-2 (-13)
PINKK Pecsi 0-3 (-14)
Astana Tigers 0-3 (-35)
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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