Mazionyte shows character, Umea sets all-Swedish showdown

Mazionyte shows character, Umea sets all-Swedish showdown

Tiffany Brown stole the ball with one minute left and led Udominate Basket to a 70-66 win over Pieštanske Čajky on Sunday, January 14 at Salaspils sports center.

Udominate improved to 6-1 and will meet the Swedish champions Lulea Basket in the best-of-two series.

Players of the game
Tiffany Brown engineered the decisive fast break of the game to extend Udominate lead up to five points 67-62. American guard finished the game with eight points, four assists and four steals.

Gintare Mazionyte got injured, returned and scored a game high 22 points on 8/12 shooting from the field. Brianna Kiesel had 18 points and five assists.

Former Croatia international Emilija Podrug scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. Jenna Smith added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Key stats
Pieštanske Čajky went on a 10-0 run to cut the gap to two points 64-62 with less than two minutes to go. The Slovakians trailed by double digits 64-52 just a couple of minutes earlier.

Udominate outrebounded their opponents 36-28. The Swedes grabbed 14 offensive rebounds and scored 13 second chance points. The Čajky grabbed just six offensive rebounds and added two points.

Group B

TTT Rīga – Astana Tigers 88:42

Tsmoki Minsk – Samsun Canik 99:33

Udominate Basket – Piestanske Cajky 70:66

Hoptrans Sirenos – Dynamo Moscow 55:81

BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
TTT Rīga: Liene Priede, 13 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, eff 23
Astana Tigers: Nadezhda Kondrakova, 11 points, seven rebounds, five personal fouls, eff 9

Tsmoki Minsk: Kseniya Vabishchevich, 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, eff 30
Samsun Canik: Suheyla Parlak, 17 points, six rebounds, one steal, eff 1

Udominate Basket: Ana Marija Begič, seven points, 12 rebounds, one steal, five personal fouls, eff 13
Piestanske Cajky: Terezia Palenikova, 11 points, seven assists, three steals, two forced fouls, eff 11

Hoptrans Sirenos: Rasa Knyzaite, two points, one rebound, three assists
Dynamo Moscow: Ekaterina Kuzmenkova, eight points, two rebounds, two assists, eff 11

STANDINGS, as of January 14
Group B

TTT Rīga 7-0 (+165) Qualified
Udominate Basket 6-1 (+48) Qualified
Dynamo Moscow 4-3 (+21) Qualified
Piestanske Cajky 4-3 (+82) Qualified
Tsmoki Minsk 3-4 (+36)
Hoptrans Sirenos 2-5 (+28)
Astana Tigers 1-6 (-115)
Samsun Canik 1-6 (-265)


January 15 – March 1, 2018

(A1) Good Angels – Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi – Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket – Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs – TTT Rīga (B1)

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