Sūduva and Tsmoki-Minsk exchange victories

Sūduva and Tsmoki-Minsk exchange victories

Photo: Tomas Gaubys

Belarusian champions Tsmoki-Minsk won against Sūduva, Marijampolė 80-74 on Tuesday, but Lithuanian champions took revenge on Wednesday 88-75. Both games were played in Marijampolė.

Tsmoki-Minsk (6/4) is second and Sūduva (5/5) is third.

On Tuesday Tsmoki-Minsk led 36-35 at halftime, 57-54 after third quarter. Sūduva took the lead 59-57 in the 31st minute, but  visitors went on a run 10-0 to gain a 67-59 advantage (33rd minute). Sūduva cut their deficit to 74-77 with 45 seconds to play and later had a chance to level the score. Stephanie Gardner missed a 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play.

Tsmoki-Minsk out-rebounded their opponents 52-33.

On Wednesday Tsmoki-Minsk played without Viktoryia Hasper, Ala Murauskaya, Kai Afi James and Kseniya Malashko. Sūduva led 38-20 in the 14th minute, 44-37 at halftime and 70-54 after third quarter.

Tsmoki-Minsk guard Kseniya Vabishchevich made 8-of-9 3-pointers!

Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) – Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) 74-80 (16-16, 19-20, 19-21, 20-23).

Sūduva: Stephanie Gardner 17 points (8 assists), Neringa Skadaitė 14, Danielle McCray 12 (7 rebounds, 22 EFF), Lina Mikelevičienė 12, Greta Tamašauskaitė 7.

Tsmoki-Minsk: Viktoryia Hasper 23 (10 rebounds, 25 EFF), Kai Afia James 16 (8 rebounds), Kseniya Malashko 12, Anastasiya Sushchyk 12 (6 assists), Katsiaryna Rybalka 11 (8 rebounds, 21 EFF), Ala Murauskaya 4 (7 rebounds, 6 assists).

Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) – Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) 88-75 (26-20, 18-17, 26-17, 18-21).

Sūduva: Greta Tamašauskaitė 20 (5 rebounds, 4 assists, 29 EFF), Neringa Skadaitė 12 (5 rebounds), Justina Matuzonytė 11, Lina Mikelevičienė 11, Stephanie Gardner 9, Kateryna Dobrikova 7, Danielle McCray 7 (11 rebounds).

Tsmoki-Minsk: Kseniya Vabishchevich 28 (8-of-9 3-pointers, 29 EFF), Yauheniya Stsiapanava 15, Katsiaryna Rybalka 7, Anastasiya Sushchyk 7 (5 rebounds, 5 turnovers).

Best players of the two games: Greta Tamašauskaitė (Sūduva) and Kseniya Vabishchevich (Tsmoki-Minsk).

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