Liepājas Papīrs had a perfect weekend in the Lithuanian capital. Armands Misus team led for 35:42 minutes to take down the young FSG Royal Eagles 95-82 on Sunday, December 3 at Lietuvos Rytas arena in Vilnius.
Players of the game
Belarus international Marina Ivashchanka grabbed some early offensive rebounds, scored second chance points and continued her winning ways throughout the game. Liepāja center finished the game with 25 points on 11/19 shooting from the field.
Ilze Jākobsone was brilliant organizing her team and taking over in offense when necessary. Latvian national team representative stole three balls in less than one minute and scored seven points in the last five minutes of the game. Jākobsone had 19 points and seven assists for a game high efficiency rating of 25.
Yfke Deel Hoek had a great game too. She flirted with triple double, amassing 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Captain Marlou de Kleijn and Laura Westerik added 23 points each.
Liepājas Papīrs held their opponents to 22 field goal attempts in the first half, committed just four turnovers and got 11 offensive rebounds.
Armands Misus team during the first 20 minutes scored three times more points in the paint (24-8) and went on a 11-0 run midway the second quarter to extend its lead up to 18 points 46-28.
Liepāja scored more points off turnovers (23-10). The Eagles were more successful in fast breaks (7-15) but couldn`t stop Ilze Jākobsone in the final minutes.
Liepājas Papīrs – Horizont 65:47
Kibirkštis – Royal Eagles 82:79
Bornova Becker – Good Angels 58:86
Good Angels – Lulea Basket 68:55
Royal Eagles – Liepājas Papīrs 82:95
BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
FSG Royal Eagles: Yfke Deel Hoek, 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists, two steals, eff 24
Liepājas Papīrs: Marina Ivashchanka, 25 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots, eff 24
LIVE TV SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME in Izmir and Vilnius)
Friday, December 1
14:30 Horizont – Kibirkštis Vilnius
Monday, December 4
13:00 Al Riyadi – Bornova Becker
STANDINGS, as of December 2
Good Angels 5-0 (+102)
Lulea Basket 3-1 (+40)
Bornova Becker 2-2 (+13)
Al Riyadi 2-1 (+18)
Liepājas Papīrs 2-2 (-4)
Kibirkštis Vilnius 2-2 (-16)
FSG Royal Eagles 0-4 (-64)
Horizont 0-4 (-89)
COMING UP NEXT
December 1-4, 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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