Marina Kress hit a game winning shot with 17 seconds left in regulation to help Horizont Minsk beat Kibirkštis Vilnius 66-65 on Sunday, October 14, at Sport Hala Rosnička in Brno, Czech Republic.
Players of the game
Evgeniia Korotygina was recognized as the Minsk`s best player in the game against Žabiny Brno. Two days later she made a game winning assist to Kress. One minute earlier she also gave her team a one point lead 64-63.
Korotygina finished the game with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists for a team high efficiency rating of 15. She also connected all six attempts from the charity stripe.
Kress scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds. Belarus center also dished three assists. Point guard Volha Ziuzkova had 11 points, three assists and two steals.
Justina Kraujunaite replied with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. She also had six rebounds and one steal for a efficiency rating of 15.
Gabija Meškonyte scored 11 points but missed the last shot.
Game featured 12 lead changes and seven ties, including nine lead changes in the final 10 minutes.
Horizont players struggled from the three point line (3/11 or 27%) but connected 13-of-13 free throws compared to 9-of-13 accuracy for the Sparks.
Kibirkštis women were less successful inside the three point line (22/45 against 19/46).
Pieštanske Čajky – Kibirkštis Vilnius 58:42
Žabiny Brno – Horizont Minsk 67:59
Horizont Minsk – Pieštanske Čajky 71:56
Kibirkštis Vilnius – Žabiny Brno 67:79
Horizont Minsk – Kibirkštis Vilnius 66:65
Žabiny Brno – Pieštanske Čajky 73:39
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
Žabiny Brno: Petra Zaplatova, 26 points, three rebounds, three assists, six steals, eff 29
Horizont Minsk: Evgeniia Korotygina, 21 points, one rebound, two assists, three steals, eff 14
Horizont Minsk: Volha Ziuzkova, 10 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, eff 9
Pieštanske Čajky: Dominika Deptova, 15 points, four rebounds, two steals, eff 13
Kibirkštis Vilnius: Urte Slavickaite, 11 points, two assists, eff 7
Žabiny Brno: Marques Webb, 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three steals, eff 17
Horizont Minsk: Marina Kress, seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, eff 11
Kibirkštis Vilnius: Justina Kraujunaite, 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, eff 15
Žabiny Brno: Michaela Vackova, 12 points, six rebounds, one steal, eff 15
Pieštanske Čajky: Rebeka Mikulasikova, 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks, eff 15
STANDINGS, as of October 14
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)
Žabiny Brno 3-0 (+54)
Horizont 2-1 (+8)
Lulea Basket 2-0 (+90)
TTT Rīga 2-0 (+75)
Pieštanske Čajky 1-2 (-33)
Dynamo Moscow 1-2 (-79)
Kibirkštis Vilnius 0-3 (-29)
Amsterdam Angels 0-3 (-86)
Group B: December 8-9, Pieštany, Slovakia
Pieštanske Čajky, Dynamo Moscow, Basket Žabiny Brno, Amsterdam Angels
Group B: December 8-9, Latvia
TTT Rīga, Lulea Basket, Kibirkštis Vilnius, Horizont Minsk
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