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.
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.
Dynamo Moscow – Horizont Minsk 93:58
Nika Syktyvkar – PINKK Pecsi 108:72
PINKK Pecsi – Dynamo Moscow 80:66
Live stats http://ewbl.eu/game/5080145/
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
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)
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
EWBL member countries so far: Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey.
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