Tsmoki-Minsk won against defending champions

Tsmoki-Minsk won against defending champions

Vice-champions Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) won away against defending champions Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) 72-68 (26-18, 26-25, 13-9, 7-16) on Wednesday. 

 

After Sūduva’s loss Energa, Torun (POL, 7/0) secured first place in Group A.

 

Tsmoki-Minsk led in the first quarter 11-5, 20-11. Sūduva cut their deficit to two points (37-39) in the 16th minute, but visitors moved away again. Tsmoki-Minsk led 63-49 in the 25th minute. Home team came close to rivals at the end of match.

 

Sūduva outrebounded their opponents 35-25, but committed 26 turnovers.

 

Tsmoki-Minsk guard Rachel Theriot set a season high for steals (9).

 

Players of the game: Laura Svarytė (Sūduva) and Ala Murauskaya (Tsmoki-Minsk). 

 

Sūduva (3/2): Laura Svarytė 25 points (7 turnovers, 29 EFF), Ieva Kazlauskaitė 11 (5 turnovers), Rita Milieškienė 10 (6 rebounds), Ieva Šimkutė 9 (6 rebounds), Neringa Skadaitė 6 (6 assists, 5 rebounds).

 

Tsmoki-Minsk (3/3): Rachel Theriot 22 (9 steals, 7 assists, 5 turnovers, 30 EFF), Ala Murauskaya 20 (9 rebounds, 5 assists, 24 EFF), Hanna Lapo 14, Viktoryia Hasper 7 (7 rebounds).

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