Piešťanské Čajky used home advantage to the maximum. The hosts used balanced attack to beat Horizont Minsk 74-62 and seal a spot in the last eight on Sunday, December 1, at the Diplomat Arena.
Players of the game
Jessica Lubin stepped up to score 17 points on excellent 7-of-9 shooting from the field. She connected 3-of-3 free throws and grabbed five rebounds for a efficiency rating of 19.
Jessica January was close to triple-double. She had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for a efficiency rating of 20.
Matea Tadič chipped in 11 points, while Danielle Hamilton Carter scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds.
Janae Smith posted a game high numbers for Horizont Minsk. She had 23 points and 12 rebounds for a efficiency rating of 28.
Volha Ziuzkova checked in with 12 points.
Piešťanské Čajky bench outscored Horizont 40-10.
The hosts won the battle of rebounds (41-29, offensive rebounds 10-5) and scored more points in the paint (50-32).
Čajky were close to 50/40/90 type of numbers, by 42% accuracy from the three point line and 100% (9/9) from the free throw line.
Richard Kucsa`s team has a 2-0 advantage over Nika Syktyvkar (60-53) and Horizont (74-62).
Čajky are in the playoffs. Horizont Minsk need to beat Nika Syktyvkar and Dynamo in order to qualify.
Žabiny Brno – Horizont Minsk 81:72
Piešťanské Čajky – PINKK Pecsi 62:57
PINKK Pecsi 424 – Žabiny Brno 59:82
Horizont Minsk – Pieštanske Čajky 62:74
Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen
Žabiny Brno: Michaela Vondračkova
Horizont Minsk: Volha Ziuzkova
Pieštanske Čajky: Danielle Hamilton Carter
PINKK Pecsi 424: Shenita Landry
Horizont: Mariya Trafimenkava
Pieštanske Čajky: Alexandra Haskova
STANDINGS, as of December 1
Žabiny Brno 5-0 (+94) Qualified
Pieštanske Čajky 4-1 (+0) Qualified
Orange Lions 4-1 (+42)
Nika Syktyvkar 3-2 (+45)
Horizont Minsk 2-3 (+26)
Dynamo Moscow 1-4 (-46)
Liepāja/LSSS 1-4 (-83)
PINKK Pecsi 0-5 (-78)
SCHEDULE (arrival day included)
November 22-24, Syktyvkar: Liepāja, Dynamo Moscow, Orange Lions, Nika Syktyvkar
November 29-December 1, Piestany: Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424
December 5-7, Ostrava: Rostov Don, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Dynamo Novosibirsk
December 6-8, Grodno: Tsmoki Minsk, Olimpia Grodno, Astana Tigers, Kibirkštis
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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