January magic lifts Pieštanske Čajky over Orange Lions

January magic lifts Pieštanske Čajky over Orange Lions

Jessica January posted some amazing numbers as Pieštanske Čajky conquered a 83-63 win over Orange Lions on Friday, January 10, at Liepāja Olympic Center in Latvia.

 

Players of the game

Jessica January did everything for the Čajky. DePaul standout scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished eight assists for a efficiency rating of 31.

January was omnipresent, both in defense and offense. She stole the ball a game high four times and outcompeted everyone in scoring and playmaking too.

Jessica Lubin provided spark from the bench, scored 17 points and didn`t missed a single shot including 5-of-5 inside the three point line and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.

Katarina Kuniecova shined under the baskets, finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

Danielle Hamilton Carter also was close to double-double. Swedish international had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Last but not least Alexandra Haškova chipped in 10 points for the Richard Kucsa`s team.

Karin Kuijt led the Orange Lions with 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field.

 

Key stats

Čajky outrebounded the Orange Lions 45-22.

Pieštany team applied defensive pressure throughout the game and contested every shot, limiting the Orange Lions three point accuracy to 23 percent (8/35).

Čajky showed amazing team work which resulted in 50-40-90 shooting numbers. They connected 51,8% of their field goal attempts, including 46,2% from the three point line and impressive 95% from the charity stripe (19/20).

Five Čajky players finished in double figures.

Four fans unannounced came all the way from the Slovak Republic to Latvia and relentlessly supported their team. Big respect!

 

SCORES

Group A

Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky 63:83

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5073615/

 

Best players, presented by Liepāja

Orange Lions: Karin Kuijt

Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica January

 

STANDINGS, as of January 10, CET 17:00

Group A

Nika Syktyvkar 5-2 (+86) Qualified

Žabiny Brno 5-0 (+94) Qualified

Pieštanske Čajky 5-1 (+20) Qualified

Orange Lions 4-2 (+22) Qualified

Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-25)

Horizont Minsk 2-5 (-14)

Liepāja/LSSS 1-4 (-83)

PINKK Pecsi 1-6 (-100)

 

SCHEDULE (arrival day included)

Third stage

January 7-9, Saulkrasti, Latvia: Dynamo Moscow, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424, Nika Syktyvkar

January 9-11,Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Orange Lions

January 15-17, Novosibirsk: Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don, Astana Tigers, Dynamo Novosibirsk

January 17-19, Vilnius: Olimpia Grodno, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Kibirkštis

 

Playoffs: January 20 – March 1, 2020; best-of-two

A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4

Final Four: March 21-22

 

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