TTT Rīga tied a EWBL record in three pointers made (17) to win the first quarterfinal game against SBŠ Ostrava 89-57 on Tuesday, March 2, at the Daugava Sports hall in Riga.
Players of the game
Ilze Jākobsone made 8-of-10 three pointers to tie a league record, set by “Al Riyadi” player Roneeka Hodges on December 3, 2017.
TTT guard had three long balls in the first half and added five more after the break.
Jākobsone finished the game with 26 points.
Jessica Thomas scored 21 points and added 11 assists for a season record. Miami standout grabbed three rebounds for a game high efficiency rating of 28.
Dinija Pāvelsone made three three-pointers in the first half enroute to 11 points.
Gunta Baško had eight points and nine rebounds in her EWBL return.
Nikolina Zubac replied with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Bosnian international registered a team high efficiency rating of 24.
Tereza Motycakova followed with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.
TTT scored 10 second chance points early in the game but struggled from the three point line (2/10 in the first quarter).
Riga team connected 7-of-11 three pointers in the second quarter and 8-of-15 in the second half.
Hot shooting hands by Jākobsone, Pulvere and Thomas extended TTT lead up to 22 points at the break 50-28.
Jākobsone added five more three pointers in the second half.
SBŠ Ostrava turned the ball over 21 times, compared to 11 for Riga.
TTT played with two bigs – Klakocka, Pilābere – and lost the battle of rebounds (33-39, offensive rebounds 9-11).
Riga bench outscored Ostrava 37-12.
Schedule (local time only)
(A1) Prometey – Kibirkštis MRU (B4)
(A2) Pieštanske Čajky – Nika Syktyvkar (B3)
Monday, March 15, Riga, 19:00
Tuesday, March 16, Riga, 15:00
(A3) Young Angels – Horizont Minsk (B2)
(A4) SBŠ Ostrava – TTT Rīga (B1)
Tuesday, March 2, Riga: 57-89
Wednesday, March 3, Riga, 12:00
Prometey/Kibirkštis – Young Angels/Horizont
TTT Rīga/SBŠ Ostrava – Pieštanske Čajky/Nika
THE PLAYOFFS 2020
(A1) Žabiny Brno 153-92 SBŠ Ostrava (B4)
(A2) Pieštanske Čajky 155-126 Rostov Don SFEDU (B3)
(A3) Nika Syktyvkar 128-145 Tsmoki Minsk (B2)
(A4) Orange Lions 133-167 Dynamo Novosibirsk (B1)
THE PLAYOFFS 2019
(A1) Tsmoki Minsk 122-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) A3 Basket 143-159 Žabiny Brno (B3)
(A3) Rostov Don SFEDU 177-166 Lulea Basket (B2)
(A4) Olimpia Grodno 121-188 TTT Rīga (B1)
THE PLAYOFFS 2018
(A1) Good Angels 151-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi 123-144 Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket 172-173 Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs 108-179 TTT Rīga (B1)
Final Four history
Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk
Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia
Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket
Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno
Brno 2020: season five cancelled due to pandemic
Playoffs: March 2-16, 2021; best-of-two
A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4
Final Four: April 2021
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