SBŠ Ostrava (1-0) entered the new season with a 59-47 road win over Liepāja/LSSS (0-4) on Thursday, December 2, at the Liepāja Olympic Center in western Latvia.
Players of the game
Sona Svetlikova scored 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
Slovak player added 14 rebounds and two steals for a game high efficiency rating of 31.
Eliška Kubičkova had 14 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Anna Kubičkova stole the ball four times in a nice cameo performance.
Ketija Vihmane led Liepāja with 14 points. Sharpshooter made 4-of-10 three point shots.
Vihmane added three assists and three steals for a team high efficiency rating of 14.
Maiara Pereira scored five points and grabbed 10 boards before she was fouled out.
Elvija Veršele and Daniela Grigorjeva added eight points each.
Liepāja had 15 assists and 26 turnovers.
SBŠ Ostrava scored 22 points off turnovers and shot the ball better.
Liepāja players, except Vihmane, made 1-of-16 three point attempts.
Svetlikova and Eliška Kubičkova combined for a 14 field goals inside the three point line – the same number as the whole Liepāja team.
Liepāja played without point guard Maija Gertsone for the second consecutive game.
SBŠ Ostrava won the first game since October 24.
Liepāja has only theoretical chances to qualify.
Schedule (local time, CET+1h)
Tuesday, November 30
Liepāja/LSSS vs Tsmoki Minsk 49:60
Thursday, December 2
Tsmoki Minsk – Young Angels 74:69
Liepāja/LSSS – SBŠ Ostrava 47:59
Friday, December 3
16:00 SBŠ Ostrava – Tsmoki Minsk
18:30 Young Angels – Liepāja/LSSS
Photos: Ģirts Gertsons
STANDINGS, as of December 2
Nika Syktyvkar 2-0 (+70)
Peresvet SFEDU 2-0 (+23)
Tsmoki Minsk 2-2 (-35)
SBŠ Ostrava 1-0 (+12)
Liepāja/LSSS 0-4 (-65)
Young Angels Košice 0-1 (-5)
Playoffs: January 17 – February 28, 2022; best-of-two
A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4
Final Four: March 25-27, 2022
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