Landry, Juškaite and Meškonyte save the day for Kibirkštis

Landry, Juškaite and Meškonyte save the day for Kibirkštis

Marlou de Kleijn and Laura Westerik combined for a 54 points but it wasn`t enough for FSG Royal Eagles to complete a comeback against Kibirkštis Vilnius. The hosts won 82-79 in front of their home crowd on Saturday, December 2 at Lietuvos rytas arena.

Players of the game
Shenita Landry used her full skill set to post a highly impressive stat line – 24 points on 9/15 shooting from the field and 6/8 in free throws, seven rebounds, a game high six assists and four steals. She also forced six fouls.

Gabija Meškonyte scored the final two baskets for the Kibirkštis, including a game winning shot with 58 seconds left. She had 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Laura Juškaite played with her usual effectiveness, stopping one rebound short from double-double. Vilnius captain scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished five assists.

Key stats
Kibirkštis scored 50 paints in the paint, the Eagles – 30. Vilnius bench outscored Apeldoorn 22-7 including 13 points from Ieva Savickaite in less than 13 minutes of play.

Group A

Liepājas Papīrs – Horizont 65:47

Kibirkštis – Royal Eagles 82:79

Bornova Becker – Good Angels 58:86

Good Angels – Lulea Basket 68:55

BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
Liepājas Papīrs: Ieva Vītola, 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, one blocked shot, eff 13
Horizont Minsk: Alena Holubeva, eight points, three rebounds, five assists, eff 3

Good Angels: Marta Palenikova, five points, eight rebounds, six assists, one blocked shot, eff 10
Lulea Basket: Adrienne Motley, 20 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, eff 20

Kibirkštis Vilnius: Shenita Landry, 24 points, seven points, six assists, four steals
FSG Royal Eagles: Marlou de Kleijn, 33 points, five rebounds, three assists, six forced fouls

LIVE TV SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME in Izmir and Vilnius)
Sunday, December 3

12:00 FSG Royal Eagles – Liepājas Papīrs

14:00 Lulea Basket – Al Riyadi

14:30 Horizont – Kibirkštis Vilnius

Monday, December 4
13:00 Al Riyadi – Bornova Becker

STANDINGS, as of December 2
Group A

Good Angels 5-0 (+102)
Lulea Basket 3-1 (+40)
Bornova Becker 2-2 (+13)
Al Riyadi 2-1 (+18)
Liepājas Papīrs 2-2 (-4)
Kibirkštis Vilnius 2-2 (-16)
FSG Royal Eagles 0-4 (-64)
Horizont 0-4 (-89)

Stage II

December 2-3, Vilnius, Lithuania – Group A
Horizont, Kibirkštis, Liepājas Papīrs, Royal Eagles

December 1-4, Izmir, Turkey – Group A
Al Riyadi, Bornova Becker, Good Angels Košice, Lulea Basket

December 9-10, Riga, Latvia – Group B
Hoptrans Sirenos, Tsmoki Minsk, TTT Rīga, Udominate Basket

December 9-11, Samsun, Turkey – Group B
Astana Tigers, Dynamo Moscow, Pieštanske Čajky, Samsun Canik

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