Quick double-double for Poluyanova, Nika improve to 3-2

Quick double-double for Poluyanova, Nika improve to 3-2

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.

 

Key stats

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).

 

SCORES

Group A

Pieštanske Čajky – Dynamo Moscow 63:53

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030121/

 

Orange Lions – Nika Syktyvkar 85:91

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030123/

 

Dynamo Moscow – Orange Lions 76:90

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030125/

 

Nika Syktyvkar – Liepāja/LSSS 94:68

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5030127/

 

Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen

Dynamo Moscow: Ekaterina Chistiakova

Orange Lions: Ilse Kuijt

 

STANDINGS, as of November 24

Group A

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)

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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