Nika Syktyvkar registered a perfect 2-0 home record after achieving consecutive 90 point performances and defeating Liepāja/LSSS 94-68 on Sunday, November 24, at Renova sports center.
Players of the game
Julia Poluyanova registered one of the quickest double-doubles in EWBL history. She posted 19 points and 10 rebounds in just 16:55 minutes of action. Poluyanova connected all three attempts from the three point line for a game high efficiency rating of 26.
Ekaterina Ryabova showed consistency and speed. She had 18 points, five rebounds and five steals – everything in just 15:49 minutes.
Viktoriya Ponamarchuk also scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including impressive 4-of-5 from three point line.
Belarus international Natallia Dashkevich chipped in 10 points. She also blocked three shots.
Seventeen year old Katrīna Trankale replied with a game high 20 points. Liepāja guard was perfect from the free throw line (8-of-8). Trankale forced seven fouls and grabbed five rebounds for a efficiency rating of 20.
Rūta Veidere added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven forced fouls. Megan Rosenbohm and Kerena Ansone scored 12 and 10 points respectively.
Nika Syktyvkar outscored Liepāja 28-10 in the second quarter. The hosts went on a run to finish the first half with 18 points advantage 55-37.
Syktyvkar players won the battle of rebounds (51-36, offensive rebounds 12-11). They were also super active from the deep, connecting 14-of-36 three point attempts.
Trankale and Veidere forced 14 fouls, compared to 12 fouls for Nika team.
Liepāja registered 30% accuracy inside the three point line (15/50), while Syktyvkar had 59% (22/37).
Pieštanske Čajky – Dynamo Moscow 63:53
Orange Lions – Nika Syktyvkar 85:91
Dynamo Moscow – Orange Lions 76:90
Nika Syktyvkar – Liepāja/LSSS 94:68
Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen
Dynamo Moscow: Ekaterina Chistiakova
Orange Lions: Ilse Kuijt
STANDINGS, as of November 24
Orange Lions 4-1 (+42)
Nika Syktyvkar 3-2 (+45)
Žabiny Brno 3-0 (+62)
Horizont Minsk 2-1 (+47)
Pieštanske Čajky 2-1 (-17)
Dynamo Moscow 1-4 (-46)
Liepāja/LSSS 1-4 (-83)
PINKK Pecsi 0-3 (-50)
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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