Kirina shoots the lights out, Rostov Don prevail over Young Angels

Kirina shoots the lights out, Rostov Don prevail over Young Angels

Alexandra Kirina worked relentlessly infront of the full stands to lift Rostov Don SFEDU (3-1) over Young Angels Košice 79-71 on Saturday, December 1, at Rostov on Don, Russia.

Players of the game

Ten field goals, 83% accuracy – Alexandra Kirina had a huge game. She scored 20 points in less than 28 minutes of action, grabbed six rebounds and blocked one shot to post a efficiency rating of 22.

Kirina alone had 40% of the field goals for the home team. Meanwhile, Anna Zaitseva filled the stat sheet with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Daria Prosolupova also added 14 points, including 4-of-5 shooting – 80% – from the three point line. Finally Eleonora Oleinikova scored 12 points and dished five assists.

Denisa Blanarova answered with 21 points. She grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots for a game high efficiency rating of 28.

Samantha Rae Logic (University of Iowa 2015) flirted with a triple-double – 11 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.


Key stats

The game was close – the hosts never led by more than 11 points (77-66) and were up by four points (66-62) with seven minutes left. There were four lead changes.

The Young Angels were aggressive and scored more points in the paint (38-42).

The Panthers earned more points after turnovers (23-16). They also shot the ball better outside the perimeter (three point shots 7/17 vs 6/21) and from free throw line (8/11 vs 3/7).



Group A

Astana Tigers – PINKK Pecsi 67:52



A3 Basket – Tsmoki Minsk 60:75



Rostov Don SFEDU – Young Angels Košice 79:71



Olimpia Grodno – SBŠ Ostrava 100:70




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


Rostov Don SFEDU: Alexandra Kirina, 20 points, six rebounds, one blocked shot, eff 22

Young Angels Košice: Denisa Blanarova, 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocks, eff 28


STANDINGS, as of December 1

Group A

Tsmoki Minsk 4-0 (+50)

A3 Basket Umea 3-1 (+27)

Rostov Don SFEDU 3-1 (+14)

Olimpia Grodno 2-2 (+17)

Young Angels Košice 2-2 (-18)

SBŠ Ostrava 1-3 (-41)

Astana Tigers 1-3 (-20)

PINKK Pecsi 0-4 (-29)



A3 Basket vs Rostov Don (1-0, +13)

Olimpia Grodno vs Young Angels (game did not happened yet)

SBŠ Ostrava vs Astana Tigers (game did not happened yet)



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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