Piešťanské Čajky beat Horizont Minsk to advance

Piešťanské Čajky beat Horizont Minsk to advance

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.

 

Key stats

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.

 

SCORES

Group A

Žabiny Brno – Horizont Minsk 81:72

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030129/

 

Piešťanské Čajky – PINKK Pecsi 62:57

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030131/

 

PINKK Pecsi 424 – Žabiny Brno 59:82

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030133/

 

Horizont Minsk – Pieštanske Čajky 62:74

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030135/

 

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

Group A

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)

Second stage

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

 

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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