Start of the season: two wins for Sūduva

Start of the season: two wins for Sūduva

The 24th Baltic Women’s Basketball League (BWBL) Open Championship began on Saturday in Marijampolė (LTU). Hosts Sūduva won two times against Olimpia, Grodno, bronze medallists of the Belarusian Championship. In the first game of the season Lithuanian champions beat Olimpia 78-71. On Sunday, Sūduva won 89-86.

Sūduva hit just 4-of-18 3-pointers (22.2 percent) in the first game, but next day they made 13-of-27 3-point field goals (48 percent).

On Saturday, Sūduva led 37-24 in the 15th minute, 54-53 after third quarter. Visitors went ahead 56-60 with 7 minutes to play, but home team managed to win the game.

On Sunday, Sūduva again were in the lead most of the match. They led 58-48 in the 21st minute, 72-68 after third quarter. Olimpia gained a four-point lead 76-80 with 4:40 to play. But again victory went to Lithuanian champions.

Best players of the two games: Rita Milieškienė (Sūduva) and Nataliya Dashkevich (Olimpia).

Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) – Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) 78-71 (25-18, 20-18, 9-17, 24-18).

Sūduva: Lina Mikelevičienė 16 (6 rebounds), Danielle McCray 13 (11 rebounds), Greta Tamašauskaitė 13, Stephanie Gardner 12 (5 rebounds, 6 turnovers), Justina Matuzonytė 9 (7 rebounds), Rita Milieškienė 8 (6 rebounds), Neringa Skadaitė 5 (9 rebounds).

Olimpia: Nataliya Dashkevich 25, Volha Kapylova 16, Nadzeya Nadzezhka 12 (7 rebounds, 7 steals), Aryna Masko 6 (7 rebounds).

Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) – Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) 89-86 (30-26, 25-22, 17-20, 17-18).

Sūduva: Rita Milieškienė 19 (5-of-7 3-pointers, 8 rebounds, 22 EFF), Lina Mikelevičienė 17, Neringa Skadaitė 15, Stephanie Gardner 15 (5 assists), Ligita Tamutytė 7, Danielle McCray 7 (6 rebounds), Justina Matuzonytė 6 (5 rebounds).

Olimpia: Volha Kapylova 24 (6-of-8 3 pointers, 9 rebounds, 28 EFF), Nataliya Dashkevich 23, Valiantsina Myshapud 12, Darya Mahalias 8, Aryna Masko 6, Sviatlana Kudrashova 6.

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