Hoptrans Sirenos showed team work in a 66-47 win over Astana Tigers to celebrate their first ever success in the Eastern European Women`s basketball league on Saturday, October 7.
Players of the game
Rasa Knyzaite led the way for the 2016 Lithuanian champions, finishing the game with 10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and six forced fouls for a efficiency rating of 20.
Guard Arina Bilotserkivska scored a team high 13 points, made three steals and forced four fouls, while Kriste Druskyte added 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Tamara Yagodkina replied with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Five Sirenos players – Bilotserkivska, Knyzaite, Druskyte, Dovile Saurazaite and Rasa Zemantauskaite-Matlasaitiene – scored at least nine points, while Olena Ogorodnikova was sitting on the bench.
The Lithuanians outrebounded their opponents 43-33. Sirenos grabbed 22 offensive rebounds, while Tigers got only 3. Captain Egle Malasauske took seven offensive rebounds alone, while team scored 13 second chance points.
Sirenos also made 16 steals and scored 29 points off turnovers – almost five times more than the Tigers (6 points off turnovers).
Group B, Pieštany
Astana Tigers – Hoptrans Sirenos 47:66
STANDINGS, as of October 6 (12:00)
TTT Rīga 3-0 (+41)
Udominate Basket 2-1 (+5)
Piestanske Cajky 2-0 (+46)
Tsmoki Minsk 2-0 (+25)
Samsun Canik 1-2 (+3)
Hoptrans Sirenos 1-2 (+3)
Dynamo Moscow 0-3 (-49)
Astana Tigers 0-3 (-74)
COMING UP NEXT
December 2-3, Vilnius, Lithuania – Group A
Horizont, Kibirkštis, Liepājas Papīrs, Royal Eagles
December 2-4, Izmir, Turkey – Group A
Al Riyadi, Bornova Becker, Good Angels Košice, Lulea Basket
December 9-10, Riga, Latvia – Group B
Hoptrans Sirenos, Tsmoki Minsk, TTT Rīga, Udominate Basket
December 9-11, Samsun, Turkey – Group B
Astana Tigers, Dynamo Moscow, Pieštanske Čajky, Samsun Canik
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