Kibirkštis Vilnius played hard and scored a season high 80 points to overcome a tough resistance from Dynamo Moscow enroute to a 80-69 win on Wednesday, January 9, at Rytas arena in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Players of the game
Gabija Meškonyte erupted for a career high 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including four three-pointers.
Athletic forward posted impressive stat line, highlighted by six assists and a game high efficiency rating of 27.
Meškonyte had some crucial assists and seven points in the fourth quarter, including a game winning three pointer (72-66) with 02:27 left.
Dalia Donskichyte did important job in defense to accumulate a game high four steals. She finished the game with 11 points and five assists.
Livija Sakeviciute and Agne Bobinaite added 14 and 12 points respectively.
Natalia Potemina replied with 19 points and six assists, while Maria Savina had 17 points.
Dynamo Moscow outrebounded Kibirkštis 42-24 (offensive rebounds 16-4) and scored 14 second chance points.
The Blue-Whites didn`t matched the speed of the Sparks.
Dynamo players turned the ball over 21 times, while Kibirkštis scored 15 points off turnovers.
Kibirkštis bench outscored their opponents 28-15, including memorable cameo performances by Agne Bobinaite and Dalia Donskichyte.
Vilnius team also connected 47% shots from the three point line (9/19 vs 6/18) compared to 33% for Dynamo.
Kibirkštis may finish in the sixth place even with a six point loss against Amsterdam Angels if Horizont beats Dynamo Moscow.
STANDINGS, as of January 9
TTT Rīga 7-0 (+219) Qualified
Žabiny Brno 5-1 (+88) Qualified
Lulea Basket 4-1 (+90) Qualified
Pieštanske Čajky 3-2 (-14)
Horizont 2-4 (-41)
Kibirkštis Vilnius 1-5 (-79)
Dynamo Moscow 1-5 (-128)
Amsterdam Angels 1-5 (-117)
Horizont vs Pieštanske Čajky (1-0, +15)
Kibirkštis (1-0, +11) vs Dynamo Moscow (1-1, -8) vs Amsterdam Angels (0-1, -3)
Kibirkštis vs Dynamo Moscow (1-1, +11)
Dynamo Moscow vs Amsterdam Angels (1-0, +3)
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