Big Three carry Frankivsk Prykarpattya past Neptūnas
Krystyna Filevich, Oksana Mollova and Taisiia Udodenko combined for 66 points to lift Frankivsk Prykarpattya over Neptūnas Klaipeda 90-82 on Thursday, January 5, at Klaipeda, western Lithuania.
Players of the game
Krystyna Filevich is born for the big games.
Ukraine international scored 27 points against the loaded French team in a famous 90-71 win on November 11, 2021.
Filevich had 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line at Klaipeda.
Forward grabbed five rebounds and forced seven fouls for a game high efficiency rating of 26.
Oksana Mollova showed her mastery, by making 4-of-6 three pointers.
Forward had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four assists before she was fouled out.
A long time Polish league regular forced seven fouls and registered an efficiency rating of 25.
Taisiia Udodenko stepped up with 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the court.
Kharkiv native added eight rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots for an efficiency rating of 20.
Olha Alekseichyk scored 15 points and stole the ball four times.
Viktoria Balaban led Neptūnas with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.
Ukrainian guard stole the ball three routes enroute to a team high efficiency rating of 16.
Dalia Donskichyte posted 15 points and five assists.
Linda Victorine Ndoli had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Agne Černeckyte contributed with 13 points.
Frankivsk Prykarpattya scored at least 20 points in every point.
Yurii Protsiyk`s team was even more productive in the first half to gain a 50-47 lead.
Prykarpattya starters outscored Neptūnas 86-51.
Frankivsk had a 47% shooting percentage, including a 42% from the three point line (11/26).
Neptūnas numbers weren`t bad either, with 43 and 38 percent respectively (10/26).
Prykarpattya won the battle of rebounds (44-34, offensive rebounds 19-14) and scored more second chance points (21-14).
Frankivsk Prykarpattya improved to 2-1.
Ivanofrankivsk`s team has a 7-0 record in Ukraine`s Superleague.
Neptūnas suffered third consecutive defeat but maintained chances to advance.
Martynas Airošius team has a 10-1 record in the Women`s Baltic Basketball league.
Neptūnas posted its tenth win on December 29, 2022, after beating Aistes LSMU Kaunas 91-69.
SCHEDULE (local time, GMT+3h)
Thursday, January 5, Klaipeda
Neptūnas Klaipeda 82–90 Frankivsk Prykarpattya
Saturday, January 7, Rīga
14:00 Frankivsk Prykarpattya – TTT Rīga (Depo gym, Jūrkalnes 1)
Standings, as of January 5, 2023
SKK Polonia Warszawa 5-0 (+46) Qualified
Levharti Chomutov 2-3 (+16)
SBŠ Ostrava 2-2 (+3)
TTT Rīga 2-2 (+7)
Šiauliai Vilmers 2-2 (-44)
Frankivsk Prykarpattya 2-1 (+8)
RSU 1-4 (-29)
Neptūnas Klaipeda 1-3 (-7)
Tie-breaker: Ostrava 1-1, +14; TTT Rīga 1-1, +3; Šiauliai Vilmers 1-1, -17.