Piešťanské Čajky went on a 16-0 run midway the fourth quarter to achieve a 66-56 comeback win over Hoptrans Sirenos on Friday, October 6.
Players of the game
Barbora Kašparkova showed all around performance throughout the game. She scored some important baskets in the final stanza to tally a game high 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots for a efficiency rating of 25.
Angelika Slamova sparked off a decisive run. She made two free throws and stole the ball to cut the gap to one point 53-54. She left the court with 14 points, three assists and two steals. Lenka Bartakova had five points, five rebounds and six steals.
Ukrainian international Olena Ogorodnikova stepped in for Hoptrans Sirenos to connect all five field goal attempts. She scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds. Point guard Arina Bilotserkivska added 11 points and four assists.
Hoptrans Sirenos led by eight points twice (0-8 and 33-41) and restored a five point advantage 49-54 with 08:31 left. The Lithuanians went cold for the next 07:30 minutes and it cost them dearly. They scored only two points after, while the Čajky finished the game with a 17-2 run.
Slovakia Cup winners scored 16 consecutive points in less than four minutes to establish a double digit lead (65-49) with 02:21 left. They didn`t made more field goals the rest of the way.
The Čajky were outrebounded (38-41, offensive rebounds 11-18), however, they shot better from all positions. Hoptrans Sirenos missed 8-of-13 free throw attempts for a 38% shooting accuracy from the charity line.
Group B, Pieštany
Tsmoki Minsk – Astana Tigers 62:43
Hoptrans Sirenos – Piešťanské Čajky 56:66
BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
Tsmoki Minsk: Kai Afi James, 16 points, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, eff 18
Astana Tigers: Tamara Yagodkina, 16 points, four rebounds, eff 14
Hoptrans Sirenos: Olena Ogorodnikova, 14 points, six assists, one blocked shot, eff 19
Piešťanské Čajky: Angelika Slamova, 14 points, three assists, two steals, one blocked shot, eff 9
STANDINGS, as of October 6
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)
Dynamo Moscow 0-3 (-49)
Hoptrans Sirenos 0-2 (-16)
Astana Tigers 0-2 (-55)
COMING UP NEXT
Saturday, October 7
10:00 Astana Tigers – Hoptrans Sirenos
12:30 Pieštanske Čajky – Tsmoki Minsk
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