Frankivsk Prykarpattya break the ice and defeat TTT
Five Frankivsk Prykarpattya players scored in double figures as Yurii Protsiyuk`s team posted a 67-50 win against TTT Rīga on Saturday, January 7, at the Depo training gym in Rīga, Latvia.
Players of the game
The Big Three turned into the Big Five.
Oksana Mollova scored six of her 16 points in the fourth quarter to deny TTT comeback attempt.
Experienced forward grabbed 12 rebounds for a team high efficiency rating of 19.
Krystyna Filevich struggled from the field but was close to the triple-double.
Forward had 10 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Filevich forced a team high seven players and went on a 6-of-7 shooting from the free throw line.
Taisiia Udodenko had 13 points and six rebounds before she was fouled out.
A Kharkiv native blocked two shots.
Olha Alekseichyk had her biggest day so far.
Point guard used her lightning speed and quick hands to accumulate 10 points, seven assists and four steals.
Anzelika Liashko provided a spark from the bench, as she scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field.
She played a big role during Prykarpattya`s run in the second quarter.
Emilia Košla led TTT with 13 points.
Polish guard added five rebounds, three assists and seven forced fouls.
Gunta Baško had some impressive numbers.
Evergreen forward scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists.
Baško stole the ball five times for a team high efficiency rating of 19.
Kate Vilka un Katrīna Trankale scored 10 points each.
TTT jumped in front for a 5-12 lead, thanks to seven points by Vilka.
Prykarpattya had one field goal during the first seven minutes.
Alekseichyk and Liashko provided a big boost for Prykarpattya, while Udodenko used her experience in the paint.
Prykarpattya went on a 17-0 run midway the second quarter for a 34-19 lead.
TTT averaged 11 points during the last three quarters and trailed by double digits the rest of the way.
Filevich, Mollova and Udodenko combined for a 3-of-12 from the three point line but found another ways to score.
The Big Three had a 9-of-18 night two days ago in Klaipeda.
TTT finished the game, shooting 30% from the field (18/59), including 21% from the three point land (5/23).
Prykarpattya players made 42% of their field goal attempts (24/56).
Frankivsk Prykarpattya improved to 3-1 and jumped to the second place.
Filevich and Mollova played 40 minutes each, while Udodenko was fouled out after playing for 33:26 minutes.
With Veronika Kosmach out, Yurii Protsiyk`s team had a seven player rotation.
TTT played its first game in 20 days.
The Rigans had six active players this week, as five juniors participated at the Baltic Sea Cup on January 3-5, 2023.
TTT dropped to 2-3 before the last two regular season games on January 21-22.
SCHEDULE (local time, GMT+3h)
Thursday, January 5, Klaipeda
Neptūnas Klaipeda 82–90 Frankivsk Prykarpattya
Saturday, January 7, Rīga
Frankivsk Prykarpattya 67–50 TTT Rīga (Depo gym, Jūrkalnes 1)
Standings, as of January 7, 2023
SKK Polonia Warszawa 5-0 (+46) Qualified
Frankivsk Prykarpattya 3-1 (+25)
TTT Rīga 2-3 (-10)
Levharti Chomutov 2-3 (+16)
SBŠ Ostrava 2-2 (+3)
Šiauliai Vilmers 2-2 (-44)
RSU 1-4 (-29)
Neptūnas Klaipeda 1-3 (-7)
Tie-breaker (1): TTT Rīga 1-0, +8; Levharti Chomutov 0-1, -8.
Tie-breaker (2): SBŠ Ostrava 1-0, +21; Šiauliai Vilmers 0-1, -21.