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Home sweet home: Polonia reserves score 43 points in a win

Photos: Nikola Krawczyk

SKK Polonia Warszawa bench outscored Neptūnas Klaipeda reserves 43-36 to beat the Lithuanian team 85-75 and finish the first EWBL stage undefeated on Sunday, October 30, at the Centrum Sportu Wilanow in the Polish capital.

Players of the game

Klaudia Sosnowska shined again for the hosts.

Polish forward scored 13 points, including a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Sosnowska grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists and stole the ball twice for a team high efficiency rating of 22.

Martyna Leszczynska also entered the game from the bench to score a team high 15 points.

Angeliki Vintsilaiou had a huge game, impacting its outcome in many ways.

Starting point guard dished out a game high seven assists and registered the best +/- ratio of 26

Vintsilaiou had nine points, five rebounds and three steals for a efficiency rating of 16.

Andjelina Radič posted 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Anna Pawlowska scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field.

Agne Černeckyte led the charge for Neptūnas, scoring a game high 24 points.

Klaipeda captain was especially deadly from the deep, connecting 6-of-10 three point attempts.

Černeckyte took over when Dalia Donskichyte fouled out.

Both of them had six assists each to keep the team running.

Linda Ndoli put up a fight under the basket.

Cameroon international had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Ukrainian duo of Uliana Datsko and Viktoria Balaban scored 10 points each, while the latter added four assists and three steals.

Key stats

Neptūnas Klaipeda used its three point weapon well, by making 12-of-32 field goal attempts from the deep.

Polonia Warszawa focused on efforts in the paint, outscoring the Lithuanians 40-22.

This was where the Warsaw reserves came in.

Sosnowska and Leszczynska attacked fearlessly.

They scored more points from the free throw line than the opponent team (10/12 vs 9/12).

Polonia also scored more points off turnovers (22-14) and used its nine player rotation extremely well.

Game notes

The Polish team could afford a loss by 1-8 points to finish first in the Warsaw stage.

Maciej Gordon`s team focused on winning instead and earned a 3-0 record.

Chomutov finished second after two consecutive wins.

Neptūnas needed to win by 10 points to get into the pole-position.

Standings, as of October 30, 2022 (Warsaw stage only)

SKK Polonia Warszawa 3-0 (+26)

Levharti Chomutov 2-1 (+29)

Neptūnas Klaipeda 1-2 (+1)

Rīga Stradiņš University 0-3 (-56)

SCHEDULE (local time, GMT+2h)

Friday, October 28

BC Neptūnas Klaipeda 68–48 Rīga Stradiņš University

SKK Polonia Warszawa 100–91 BK Levharti Chomutov

Saturday, October 29

BK Levharti Chomutov 88–79 BC Neptūnas Klaipeda

Rīga Stradiņš University 54–61 SKK Polonia Warszawa

Sunday, October 30

BK Levharti Chomutov 87–58 Rīga Stradiņš University

SKK Polonia Warszawa 85–75 BC Neptūnas Klaipeda

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