Inventa finishes regular season with two wins

Inventa finishes regular season with two wins

Photo: Tomas Gaubys

Reigning BWBL champions Inventa, Kursk (RUS) finished regular season with two wins against leaders of the Belarussian Championship Olimpia, Grodno. Inventa won 75-58 and 77-58 in Druskininkai (LTU) on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.

Inventa became the best team of the regular season with 9 wins and 3 losses. Olimpia lost all their 8 matches.

On Tuesday Inventa led 35-30 at halftime, 51-37 in the 25th minute. Olimpia cut their deficit to four points (53-57) in the 32nd minute, but then Russian team went on an 18-5 run.

Inventa out-rebounded their opponents 56-35. Olimpia made just 19-of-63 field goals (30 percent).

Inventa’s center Elizaveta Shabanova achieved a double-double with 28 points and 20 rebounds (season-high). She also set a season-high for efficiency rating (36).

On Wednesday Inventa led 42-39 at halftime, 56-47 after third quarter.

Inventa out-rebounded their opponents 47-30. Olimpia made just 2-of-16 3-pointers (12 percent).

Inventa, Kursk (RUS) – Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) 75-58 (18-15, 17-15, 20-18, 20-10).

Inventa: Elizaveta Shabanova 28 points (20 rebounds, 36 EFF), Polina Fedorova 8, Olga Frolkina 8 (6 rebounds),Ekaterina Golovchenko 7 (5 turnovers), Ksenia Nesterova 6 (8 rebounds).

Olimpia: Nataliya Dashkevich 17 (9 rebounds), Volha Kapylova 12, Sviatlana Kudrashova 7 (5 assists, 4 steals, 8 turnovers), Nadzeya Nadzezhka 6 (6 rebounds).

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Inventa, Kursk (RUS) – Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) 77-58 (20-18, 22-21, 14-8, 21-11).

Inventa: Olga Frolkina 14 (5 rebounds), Yulia Kozik 13 (6 rebounds), Elizaveta Shabanova 11 (10 rebounds, 5 turnovers), Polina Fedorova 10, Anna Burovaya 9 (6 rebounds), Kristina Safonova 8 (5 rebounds).

Olimpia: Nataliya Dashkevich 11 (6 rebounds), Aryna Masko 10, Nadzeya Nadzezhka 10 (7 rebounds), Maryia Kryzhanouskaya 7, Sviatlana Kudrashova 7 (7 turnovers).

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