Two wins for Olimpia at the end of regular season

Two wins for Olimpia at the end of regular season

Photo: Tomas Gaubys

Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) won at home against Lithuanian champions Sūduva, Marijampolė 79-53 and 78-61 on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. It was last two games of the BWBL regular season.

On Tuesday Olimpia led 38-27 at halftime, 53-44 after third quarter. In the fourth quarter they went on a 15-0 run to increase their lead to 24 points (68-44; 36th minute). Sūduva made just 20-of-64 field goals (31 percent).

On Wednesday Sūduva led 30-11 in the 12th minute. Visitors had just four points advantage (36-32) at halftime. Sūduva led 48-46 after third quarter, but they lost the fourth quarter 13-32.

Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) – Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) 79-53 (17-9, 21-18, 15-17, 26-9).

Olimpia: Darya Mahalias 20 points, Nadzeya Nadzezhka 20 (7 rebounds), Nataliya Dashkevich 17 (12 rebounds, 5 turnovers), Palina Zelinskaya 7 (6 rebounds); Yuliya Ruksha 8 assists.

Sūduva: Justina Matuzonytė 13 (5 rebounds), Danielle McCray 10, Ligita Tamutytė 8 (8 rebounds, 5 turnovers), Neringa Skadaitė 8 (5 rebounds), Greta Tamašauskaitė 8; Kateryna Dobrikova 9 rebounds.

Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) – Sūduva, Marijampolė (LTU) 78-61 (11-24, 21-12, 14-12, 32-13).

Olimpia: Nataliya Dashkevich 21 (5 rebounds), Darya Mahalias 15 (4 assists), Nadzeya Nadzezhka 14 (10 rebounds, 5 turnovers), Sviatlana Kudrashova 12 (10 rebounds, 4 assists), Yuliya Ruksha 11 (5 assists).

Sūduva: Danielle McCray 15 (9 rebounds), Greta Tamašauskaitė 13 (5 rebounds), Neringa Skadaitė 8 (8 rebounds), Stephanie Gardner 8 (4 assists, 4 turnovers), Kateryna Dobrikova 7 (4 assists).

Inventa, Kursk (RUS, 9/3) became the winners of the regular season. Tsmoki-Minsk (BLR, 7/5) took the second place, Sūduva (5/7) is third and Olimpia (3/9) finished in the fourth position.

Final Four will be held on March 17-18. In the semi-finals Inventa will play against Olimpia and Tsmoki-Minsk against Sūduva.

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