Tsmoki Minsk started the classification games with a 88-70 road win over Kibirkštis Vilnius on Thursday, February 8 at Mykolas Romeris University.
Players of the game
The Sparks played without their leader Laura Juškaite. She and head coach Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene together with the Lithuania National team flew to EuroBasket Women 2019 qualifiers game in Albania.
Four Kibirkštis players scored in double figures. Shenita Landry posted 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Gabija Meskonyte and Laura Jurciute added 11 points each, while Dalia Donskichyte had 10 points.
Kai Afi James reigned under the baskets, finishing the game with 22 points and 10 points before she was fouled out. Anastasiya Sushchyk was huge also – she had 21 points.
The Dragons shot the ball better from all positions, especially from the free throw line. They scored 12-of-16 free throws or 75% compared to 46% for the hosts (11/24).
The Belarus champions were more accurate inside and outside the perimeter too, finishing with 35 field goals on 74 attempts. The Sparks replied with 28 field goals on 72 attempts.
COMING UP NEXT
(A1) Good Angels – Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
February 22, Pieštany, 18:00
February 28, Košice, 18:00
(A2) Al Riyadi – Dynamo Moscow (B3)
Dynamo wins game one 75:59
Live stats http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/EYBL/817142/bs.html
February 11, Beirut, 15:00 (Moscow 16:00)
(A3) Lulea Basket – Udominate (B2)
February 20, Lulea, 19:00
February 26, Umea, 19:00
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs – TTT Rīga (B1)
February 24, Liepāja, 14:00
February 28, Rīga, 17:30
Kibirkštis Vilnius – Tsmoki Minsk (for the 9th place)
Tsmoki wins game one 88:70
February 9, Vilnius, 12:00
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