Nika Syktyvkar finish group stage with five consecutive wins

Nika Syktyvkar finish group stage with five consecutive wins

Nika Syktyvkar extended its streak to five with a 66-61 success against Horizont Minsk on Thursday, January 9, at Saulkrasti sports center in Latvia.


Players of the game

Julia Poluyanova posted double-double, finishing with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field. She also grabbed 10 rebounds and registered three assists for a efficiency rating of 23.

Natallia Dashkevich scored 13 points in winning effort, including two three point shots.

Tatiana Burik was reliable as always. She had 12 points, five rebounds and a game high seven assists.

Janae Smith led all scorers with 27 points on impressive 11-of-17 shooting from the field. Horizont star added 13 rebounds for a game high efficiency rating of 35.

Yanina Inkina and Alexis Robinson also finished in double figures. Both players scored 10 points. Breanna Alford chipped in four points and 11 rebounds.


Key stats

The game remained tight until the last minute thanks to Janae Smith. Her work under the baskets allowed Horizont to stay in the fight.

Nika players shot the ball better, especially from the three point line. They connected 9-of-26 attempts from downtown compared to 1-of-13 for Horizont.

Syktyvkar improved to 5-2, while Horizont Minsk dropped to 2-5.

Nika will learn its next opponent next week.



Group A

Dynamo Moscow – Horizont Minsk 93:58



Nika Syktyvkar – PINKK Pecsi 108:72



PINKK Pecsi – Dynamo Moscow 80:66

Live stats


Horizont Minsk – Nika Syktyvkar 61:66



Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen

Dynamo Moscow: Ekaterina Chistiakova

Horizont Minsk: Yanina Inkina


Nika Syktyvkar: Natallia Dashkevich

PINKK Pecsi 424: Emma Stach


STANDINGS, as of January 9

Group A

Nika Syktyvkar 5-2 (+86) Qualified

Žabiny Brno 5-0 (+94) Qualified

Pieštanske Čajky 4-1 (+0) Qualified

Orange Lions 4-1 (+42) Qualified

Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-25)

Horizont Minsk 2-5 (-14)

Liepāja/LSSS 1-4 (-83)

PINKK Pecsi 1-6 (-100)


SCHEDULE (arrival day included)

Third stage

January 7-9, Saulkrasti, Latvia: Dynamo Moscow, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424, Nika Syktyvkar

January 9-11,Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Orange Lions

January 15-17, Novosibirsk: Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don, Astana Tigers, Dynamo Novosibirsk

January 17-19, Vilnius: Olimpia Grodno, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Kibirkštis


Playoffs: January 20 – March 1, 2020; best-of-two

A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4

Final Four: March 21-22


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