Horizont-RCOP won Minsk derby

Horizont-RCOP won Minsk derby

Horizont-RCOP, Minsk (BLR) celebrated their first victory in Group A after beating BWBL vice-champion Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) 56-51 (17-16, 14-11, 13-15, 12-9) on Monday. 

 

Visitors, Horizont-RCOP, led 31-27 at halftime, 44-22 after third quarter. Tsmoki-Minsk cut their deficit to one point (47-48) with 3:30 to play, but opponents didn’t let them to win. 

 

Home team hit 19-of-38 2-pointers (50 percent), but made just 2-of-16 3-pointers (12.5 percent).

 

Ex-Tsmoki-Minsk players Volha Ziuzkova and Marina Kress scored 24 points for winners.

 

Tsmoki-Minsk (0/1): Rachel Theriot 16 points, Hanna Lapo 14 (6 rebounds), Ala Murauskaya 7 (7 rebounds). 

 

Horizont-RCOP (1/1): Volha Ziuzkova 12 (7 assists), Marina Kress 12 (13 rebounds, 22 EFF), Nadzeya Nadzezhko 9 (11 rebounds), Hanna Brych 8, Yuliya Rytsikava 8, Galina Shylovich 7. 

 

Playewrs of the Game: Rachel Theriot (Tsmoki-Minsk) and Nadzeya Nadzezhka (Horizont-RCOP). 

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