Tsmoki-Minsk won the tournament in Lithuania for the second time in a row

Tsmoki-Minsk won the tournament in Lithuania for the second time in a row

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Six teams from Belarus, Latvia, Russia and Lithuania have participated in the 3rd International Jūratė Daktaraitė and Angelė Rupšienė women‘s basketball tournament in Palanga, a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Tournament was organised by Baltic Women’s Basketball League (BWBL) on 10-13th of September, 2018. Belarus champions Tsmoki-Minsk defended the title. They defeated third-place winners of the EuroLeague Women and Russian vice-champions Dynamo, Kursk 81-77 (19-21, 22-20, 14-22, 26-14) in the final on Thursday. 

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Two time BWBL champions Inventa, Kursk (RUS) beat third-place winners of Belarus Championship Olimpia, Grodno 80-51 (21-16, 23-3, 16-16, 20-16) in the match for the third place.

In the fifth place match Vilkmergė, Ukmergė (LTU) won against Liepaja/LSSS (LAT) 73-61 (18-17, 10-11, 29-14, 16-19).

Tsmoki-Minsk center Viktoryia Hasper was elected the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. She scored 69 points, grabbed 26 rebounds and collected 79 efficiency points. Victorya made a game-winning buzzer-beater in the overtime of the match against Inventa.

Best players of the tournament:

MVP – Viktoryia Hasper (Tsmoki-Minsk)

Ala Murauskaya (Tsmoki-Minsk)

Natalia Anoikina (Dynamo)

Elena Kirillova (Dynamo)

Yulia Kozik (Inventa).

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RESULTS

Group A

Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) – Liepaja/LSSS (LAT) 90-32 (33-5, 21-11, 27-6, 9-10).

Ala Murauskaya 15 points, Katsiaryna Rybalka 15, Viktoryia Hasper 12 (7 rebounds), Ekaterina Karchevskaya 10;

J’nae Squires-Horton 11, Laura Pelše 5 (7 rebounds), Ilze Kalna 4, Elvija Veršele 4.

Liepaja/LSSS (LAT) – Inventa, Kursk (RUS) 32-100 (6-25, 7-22, 8-23, 11-30).

Maryna Ivashchanka 15, Lina Loceniece 5 (6 rebounds), Luize Briede 4, Elvija Veršele 4;

Ksenia Nesterova 20 (8 rebounds), Valentina Kozhukar 14 (7 rebounds), Evgeniia Frolkina 11, Olesa Safonova 10 (6 rebounds), Olga Frolkina 9, Yulia Kozik 9.

Inventa, Kursk (RUS) – Tsmoki-Minsk 78-79 OT (15-18, 12-12, 16-13, 26-26; 9-10).

Yulia Kozik 20, Olga Frolkina 16 (11 rebounds), Anna Pachurina 9 (11 rebounds), Kristina Safonova 8, Ksenia Nesterova 7, Elizaveta Shabanova 7;

Viktoryia Hasper 29 (12 rebounds), Ala Murauskaya 14 (8 rebounds), Lenka Bartakova 13 (7 rebounds, 6 assists), Yauheniya Stsiapanava 9, Rachel Theriot 7.

Standings (place, team, wins, losses):

1. Tsmoki-Minsk 2  0

2. Inventa 1  1            

3. Liepaja/LSSS 0  2.

Group B 

Dynamo, Kursk (RUS) – Vilkmergė, Ukmergė (LTU) 106-32 (20-13, 26-11, 29-4, 31-4).

Elena Kirilova 25, Natalia Anoikina 22 (15 rebounds), Kseniia Levchenko 13, Tatiana Vidmer 12 (9 rebounds), Natalia Zhedik 11;

Vesta Peregorodejevaitė 9, Klaudija Serkevičiūtė 6, Urtė Bukauskaitė 5 (6 rebounds), Goda Vašurenkaitė 4, Patricija Sribikytė 4.

Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) – Dynamo, Kursk (RUS) 48-117 (15-29, 12-31, 6-32, 15-25).

Volha Kapylova 10 (5 rebounds), Ulyana Skiba 8, Yuliya Vasilevich 8, Nadzeya Nadzezhka 6, Maryia Kryzhanouskaya 6;

Natalia Anoikina 21 (8 rebounds), Tatiana Vidmer 19 (13 rebounds), Kseniia Levchenko 14, Elena Kirillova 14, Natalia Zhedik 14 (4-of-4 3-pointers).

Vilkmergė, Ukmergė (LTU) – Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) 44-64 (18-19, 8-17, 14-20, 4-8).

Aurelija Putramentaitė 13 (9 rebounds), Patricija Sribikytė 9, Goda Kuzminskytė 8 (6 rebounds), Klaudija Serkevičiūtė 5 (6 rebounds). Urtė Bukauskaitė 9 rebounds;

Nadzeya Nadzezhka 17 (12 rebounds), Volha Kapylova 12 points (5 rebounds), Valiantsina Myshapud 11 (5 rebounds), Yuliya Vasilevich 8 (7 rebounds), Maryia Kryzhanouskaya 6 (6 rebounds).

Standings (place, team, wins, losses):

1. Dynamo 2  0

2. Olimpia 1  1            

3. Vilkmergė 0  2.

Final. Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) – Dynamo, Kursk (RUS) 81-77 (19-21, 22-20, 14-22, 26-14).

Viktoryia Hasper 28 (7 rebounds), Lenka Bartakova 16 (7 assists), Ala Murauskaya 14, Rachel Theriot 13;

Nataliia Anoikina 20 (12 rebounds), Tatiana Vidmer 13 (9 rebounds), Elena Kirillova 12, Natalia Zhedik 12 (5 rebounds, 5 steals), Mariia Cheremisina 10, Kseniia Levchenko 10.

Third place match. Inventa, Kursk (RUS) – Olimpia, Grodno 80-51 (21-16, 23-3, 16-16, 20-16).

Yulia Kozik 11 (5 rebounds), Valentina Kozhukhar 10, Elizaveta Shabanova 10 (6 rebounds), Evgeniia Frolkina 9, Viktoria Sazonova 8 (7 rebounds), Anna Burovaya 8;

Valiantsina Myshapud 10, Yulia Vasilevich 9 (6 rebounds), Katsiaryna Karpuk 8, Volha Kapylova 5 (9 rebounds), Anhelina Ambrazhevich 5.

Fifth place match. Vilkmergė, Ukmergė (LTU) – 73-61 (18-17, 10-11, 29-14, 16-19).

Aurelija Putramentaitė 15 (10 rebounds), Goda Kuzminskytė 12 (7 rebounds), Urtė Bukauskaitė 12 (7 rebounds), Evelina Šataitė 11, Goda Vašurenkaitė 9 (9 rebounds), Klaudija Serkevičiūtė 8;

Maryna Ivashchanka 17 (8 rebounds), Elvija Veršele 10 (5 rebounds), Kerena Ansone 9 (8 rebounds), Lina Loceniece 9, Laura Pelše 6 (8 rebounds).

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Jūratė Daktaraitė became the first Lithuanian to win World Champion title in 1959. She won gold medals of the European Championships in 1960 and 1962. Angelė Rupšienė (nee Jankūnaitė) is two-time Olympic Champion (1976 and 1980), two-time World Champion (1971 and 1975) and three-time European Champion (1972, 1976 and 1978).

First international J. Daktaraitė and A. Rupšienė women‘s basketball tournament was held in 2016 in Druskininkai. Eight teams from Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania had participated in this tournament. Dynamo-1, Moscow (RUS) became the winners. One year later four teams from Belarus, Poland and Lithuania had competed in the second tournament in Druskininkai. Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR) took the first place.

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