Tsmoki-Minsk nearly made a 21-point comeback

Tsmoki-Minsk nearly made a 21-point comeback

Photo: Nataliya Dobriyan

Inventa, Kursk (RUS) won their second game of the 24th Baltic Women’s Basketball League (BWBL) Open Championship. On Friday, defending champions won against Belarusian champions Tsmoki-Minsk away 80-78.

Home team trailed by 14 points (33-47) at halftime. Visitors increased their lead to 21 point (62-41) in 27th minute. Tsmoki-Minsk cut their deficit to one point with 20 seconds to play. But Inventa kept a small advantage.

Inventa made 29-of-48 2-pointers (60 percent).

Players of the game: Viktoryia Hasper (Tsmoki-Minsk) and Anna Burovaya (Inventa).

Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) – Inventa, Kursk (RUS) 78-80 (18-29, 15-18, 17-19, 28-14).

Tsmoki-Minsk: Viktoryia Hasper 32 points (8 rebounds, 30 EFF), Kai Afi James 18 (5 rebounds), Kseniya Malashko 9 (6 rebounds), Rachel Theriot 9 (6 assists).

Inventa: Ekaterina Polyashova 14, Kristina Shabanova 14, Anna Burovaya 12, Olesia Safonova 11, Yulia Kozik 8; Tatiana Sema 9 rebounds, 7 turnovers.

On Thursday, Inventa defeated Tsmoki-Minsk 75-63.

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