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Krystyna Filevich scores 41, Berezowska and Polonia hold off Frankivsk

Updated: Feb 3

Krystyna Filevich repeated the European Women`s Basketball league`s record and scored 41 points but Polonia Warszawa defeated relentless Frankivsk, 86-74, on Friday, February 2, at the Centrum Sportu Wilanow in Warsaw, Poland.

Players of the game

Julia Berezowska scored 24 points on impressive 8/13 shooting from the three point line for Polonia Warszawa.

Guard/forward made three shots from the deep in the first half.

Berezowska lighted it up even more after the break as she hit four three pointers in the third quarter – all of them in less than five minutes.

Kayla Wells added 17 points on 7/15 shooting from the field.

A former Texas A&M player had three assists and two steals.

Martyna Leszczynska contributed with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Krystyna Filevich shined for Frankivsk.

Forward scored 41 points, repeating the EWBL scoring record.

Najai Wynn-Pollard scored 41 points on October 29, 2022, helping Levharti Chomutov to complete a comeback against Neptūnas Klaipeda.

Wynn-Pollard set her record at the Centrum Sportu Wilanow.

Fourteen months later Filevich did the same.

Forward had 14 points in the first half and 27 points in the next 20 minutes.

Filevich shot 14/24 from the field, including 5/10 from the three point line, and 8/13 from the free throw line.

She grabbed 14 rebounds and made three steals for a efficiency rating of 42.

Karyna Panchuk scored 13 points.

Olha Alekseichyk had 11 points and a game high six assists.

Key stats

Polonia Warszawa jumped in front for a 32-14 lead after the first 10 minutes of play.

The hosts led by 20 points at the half, 44-24.

Filevich heated up in the third quarter but the hot shooting by Berezowska maintained a 16 points lead for Polonia, 66-50, with 10:43 to go.

An unsportmanlike foul by Zuzanna Sklepowicz led to a 0-4 run by Frankivsk.

Filevich split the free throws but possession ended with a three pointer by Alekseichyk, 66-56.

Karyna Panchuk made both free throws to tie the game at 70 with 06:07 to go.

Eighth three pointer from Berezowska and successful actions by Leszczynska regained a seven points lead for the hosts.

The game remained tight until the last 30 seconds when a three pointer by Marta Mystigacz renewed a double digits lead for Polonia.

Efficiency in a single game

Megan Mullings, SBŠ Ostrava 44 (November 12, 2022)

Krystyna Filevich, Frankivsk 42 (February 2, 2024)

Najai Pollard, Chomutov 41 (October 29, 2022)

Tiffany Brown, Udominate 40 (February 26, 2018)

Anacia Wilkinson, SBŠ Ostrava 40 (December 11, 2022)

Points in a single game

Najai Pollard, Chomutov 41 (October 29, 2022)

Krystyna Filevich, Frankivsk 41 (October 2, 2024)

Tiffany Brown, Udominate 40 (February 26, 2018)

Game notes

Polonia Warszawa improved to 3-0, while Frankivsk dropped to 0-3.

Jerome Fournier`s team is undefeated so far.

Polonia lead the all time series against Frankivsk, 4-0.

Oksana Mollova didn`t played for Frankivsk on Friday.

SCHEDULE, local time

Friday, February 2

SKK Polonia Warszawa 86-74 BK Frankivsk

Saturday, February 3

16:00 BK Frankivsk – SBŠ Ostrava

Sunday, February 4

12:00 SBŠ Ostrava – SKK Polonia Warszawa

Standings, as of February 2, 2024

Polonia Warszawa 3-0 (+52)

SBŠ Ostrava 1-1 (+15)

Frankivsk Prykarpattya 0-3 (-67)


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