Pieštanske Čajky overcame the poor start and controlled the rest of the game to held Lithuania vice champions Kibirkštis Vilnius to 42 points 58-42 on Friday, October 12, at Sport Hall Rosnička in Brno, Czech Republic.
Players of the game
Janee Thompson (Kentucky) had a great opening night. Pieštanske Čajky point guard proved her shooter reputation, connecting 9-of-11 attempts from the field! She made all three three pointers.
Chicagoan finished the game with 21 points. Thompson added three rebounds and a game high four assists for a efficiency rating of 24.
Martina Matejcikova had 11 points, including 3-of-5 shooting from the three point line, while Jessica Lubin (UQAM – University du Quebec a Montreal, Canada) added eight points and four steals.
Gabija Meškonyte replied with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. She also had three rebounds and three assists.
Kibirkštis led by seven points midway the first quarter 13-6, but struggled in offense the rest of the way, scoring just 29 points in remaining 35 minutes.
Čajky held Kibirkštis to 42 field goal attempts compared to 62 shots for the winning team.
The Slovakian team forced 21 turnovers and scored 21 points off turnovers. The Sparks got just four points off turnovers.
Čajky bench outscored Kibirkštis 20-4.
Pieštanske Čajky – Kibirkštis Vilnius 58:42
BEST PLAYERS, PRESENTED BY FISKARS
Pieštanske Čajky: Janee Thompson, 21 points, three rebounds, four assists, eff 24
Kibirkštis Vilnius: Gabija Meškonyte, 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, eff 15
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