Dynamo Novosibirsk fired from all cylinders to deliver a massive 89-57 win over the Orange Lions on Wednesday, February 19, at Sporthallen Zuid in Amsterdam.
Players of the game
Amazing, magnificent and outstanding. Jamie Grace Scott was lit – she scored 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field.
Canadian-American guard connected 5-of-6 three pointers. Scott also grabbed nine rebounds for a efficiency rating of 36.
Ruth Hamblin – Scott`s teammate since college years at Oregon State – jumped in with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting. She completed the stat sheet with six rebounds and six assists.
Ekaterina Polyashova showed her prowess, finishing with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field.
Olga Vorobeva shined with 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. She registered the second best efficiency rating of 22.
Last but not least – Elizaveta Krymova scored 12 points.
Charlotte Van Kleef led the Orange Lions with 13 points, while Esther Fokke followed with 12 points. The Dutch duo combined for seven three pointers.
Dmitry Donskov`s team posted some incredible numbers. They had 68% accuracy inside the three point line (25/37) and – even more amazing – 65% from the three point line (11/17).
The Orange Lions scored 10 three pointers but used twice as many attempts (10/34).
Dynamo Novosibirsk outrebounded their opponets 43-21 (offensive rebounds 4-6).
The Lions forced 22 turnovers but had just 11 points off turnovers. They weren`t fast enough to capitalize (fast break points 6-5).
Five Dynamo players scored in double figures.
Novosibirsk outplayed the Lions in the paint (46-12).
The Siberians have 32 point advantage before the Game Two.
Schedule (local time only)
(A1) Žabiny Brno – SBŠ Ostrava (B4)
February 6, game one: 71-47
February 9, game two: 82-45
Brno wins the series: 153-92
(A2) Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU (B3)
Wednesday, February 26, Rostov on Don, 19:00
Saturday, February 29, Pieštany, 17:00
(A3) Nika Syktyvkar – Tsmoki Minsk (B2)
January 30, game one: 69-75
February 12, game two: 59-70
Minsk wins the series: 145-128
(A4) Orange Lions – Dynamo Novosibirsk (B1)
February 19, game one: 57-89
Friday, February 21, Amsterdam, 12:00
Žabiny Brno – Tsmoki Minsk
Dynamo Novosibirsk/Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky/Rostov Don SFEDU
THE PLAYOFFS 2019
(A1) Tsmoki Minsk 122-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) A3 Basket 143-159 Žabiny Brno (B3)
(A3) Rostov Don SFEDU 177-166 Lulea Basket (B2)
(A4) Olimpia Grodno 121-188 TTT Rīga (B1)
THE PLAYOFFS 2018
(A1) Good Angels 151-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi 123-144 Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket 172-173 Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs 108-179 TTT Rīga (B1)
Final Four history
Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk
Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia
Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket
Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno
Final Four experience
Tsmoki Minsk 2016 (first time), 2019
Rostov Don SFEDU 2019 (first time)
Žabiny Brno 2019 (first time)
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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