Potemina shines in Vilnius, Dynamo Moscow erase Horizont`s playoff hopes

Potemina shines in Vilnius, Dynamo Moscow erase Horizont`s playoff hopes

Dynamo Moscow finished its third season in the EWBL with a 58-50 win over Horizont Minsk, denying Belarus team the last chance to qualify for the playoffs. It happened on Thursday, January 10, at Rytas arena in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Players of the game

Natalia Potemina emerged as a go-to player for the Blue-Whites. She had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field.

Potemina proved herself as a versatile threat by scoring from all positions. She connected 7-of-9 two points shots and 4-of-5 free throws.

Even more, she registered a team high five steals, dished three assists and forced five fouls for a game high efficiency rating of 25.

Ekaterina Chistiakova also showed her all around game. She had 12 points, seven rebounds and a game high six assists.

Polina Fedorova scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Volha Ziuzkova led Horizont Minsk with 13 points and five assists. Captain added four rebounds and five forced fouls.

Evgeniia Korotygina played for 40 minutes and registered 11 points, while Bojana Stevanovich had four points and six rebounds.

 

Key stats

Dynamo Moscow took an early lead and never looked back, extending its lead up to 18 points 49-31 with 13:05 list.

The Blue-Whites scored just nine points the rest of the way but it was enough for a 58-50 win.

Dynamo Moscow will finish in the fifth place if the Amstedam Angels beat Kibirkštis Vilnius. It makes a three way tie: Dynamo (2-0, +11), Angels (1-1, +2), Horizont (0-2, -13).

The Blue-Whites will finish in the sixth place if Kibirkštis beat the Amsterdam Angels. It makes another three way tie: Kibirkštis (1-1, +10), Dynamo (1-1, -3), Horizont (1-1, -7).

Pieštanske Čajky qualify for the playoffs.

 

Playoff teams

Group A: #1 Tsmoki Minsk, #2 A3 Basket, #3 Rostov Don SFEDU, #4 Olimpia Grodno.

Group B: #1 TTT Riga, Žabiny Brno (TBD – seed to be decided), Lulea Basket (TBD), Pieštanske Čajky (TBD).

 

Best players presented by FISKARS

Horizont: Natallia Anufryienka (DNP).

Dynamo: Natalia Potemina, 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, five steals, eff 25.

 

STANDINGS, as of January 10, CET 16:00

Group B

TTT Rīga 7-0 (+219) Qualified

Žabiny Brno 5-1 (+88) Qualified

Lulea Basket 4-1 (+90) Qualified

Pieštanske Čajky 3-2 (-14) Qualified

Horizont 2-5 (-33)

Kibirkštis Vilnius 1-5 (-79)

Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-120)

Amsterdam Angels 1-5 (-117)

 

Tiebreakers

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)

Horizont (1-1, -7) vs Dynamo (1-1, -3) vs Kibirkštis (1-1, +10)

Horizont (0-2, -13) vs Dynamo (2-0, +11) vs Angels (1-1, +2)

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