TTT undefeated again, Baško-Melnbārde posts triple-double

TTT undefeated again, Baško-Melnbārde posts triple-double

TTT Riga cruised past Astana Tigers 88-42 on Sunday, January 14 at Salaspils sports center.

Players of the game
Gunta Baško-Melnbārde posted the first triple-double in EEWBL history. Forward had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in just 25:38 minutes of action.

Baško-Melnbārde has registered three triple-double performances in the Latvia-Estonia league – all in 2017. She led TTT to the first place finish in Group B.

The newcomers of the starting five – Liene Priede and Rūta Veidere – scored 13 and 12 points respectively. Karlīne Pilābere had a season high 11 points.

Nadezhda Kondrakova replied with 11 points and seven rebounds. She was fouled out in the second half.

Key stats
TTT went on a 21-5 run during the first five minutes. Coaches of Riga entered the bench players and they outscored the Tigers in the next five minutes 4-0.

The winners forced 25 turnovers and scored 27 points off turnovers. The Tigers posted nine points off turnovers.

TTT had 28 assists on 31 field goals. Astana had nine assists on 18 field goals.

Riga bench outscored Astana 39-17.

Group B

TTT Rīga – Astana Tigers 88:42

Tsmoki Minsk – Samsun Canik 99:33

Udominate Basket – Piestanske Cajky 70:66

Hoptrans Sirenos – Dynamo Moscow 55:81

BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
TTT Rīga: Liene Priede, 13 points, two rebounds, seven assists, three steals, eff 23
Astana Tigers: Nadezhda Kondrakova, 11 points, seven rebounds, five personal fouls, eff 9

Tsmoki Minsk: Kseniya Vabishchevich, 25 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, eff 30
Samsun Canik: Suheyla Parlak, 17 points, six rebounds, one steal, eff 1

Udominate Basket: Ana Marija Begič, seven points, 12 rebounds, one steal, five personal fouls, eff 13
Piestanske Cajky: Terezia Palenikova, 11 points, seven assists, three steals, two forced fouls, eff 11

STANDINGS, as of January 14
Group B

TTT Rīga 7-0 (+165) Qualified
Udominate Basket 6-1 (+48) Qualified
Dynamo Moscow 4-3 (+21) Qualified
Piestanske Cajky 4-3 (+82) Qualified
Tsmoki Minsk 3-4 (+36)
Hoptrans Sirenos 2-5 (+28)
Astana Tigers 1-6 (-115)
Samsun Canik 1-6 (-265)


January 15 – March 1, 2018

(A1) Good Angels – Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
(A2) Al Riyadi – Dynamo Moscow (B3)
(A3) Lulea Basket – Udominate (B2)
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs – TTT Rīga (B1)

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