Polonia Warszawa survive RSU comeback attempt, improve to 2-0
Photos: Nikola Krawczyk
SKK Polonia Warszawa hit a century mark on Friday and struggled from the three point land on Saturday but withstood the RSU offensive in the second half to post a 61-54 victory at the Centrum Sportu Wilanov.
Players of the game
Klaudia Sosnowska had a good night – just like the most of players in her team.
Polish forward scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and stole the ball twice for a team high efficiency rating of 14.
Sosnowska played a little less than 20 minutes – a common sight for Polonia rotation on Saturday night.
Angeliki Vintsilaiou led all scorers with 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.
Greek guard had three assists, two steals and six forced fouls.
Andjelina Radič also finished in double figures – she scored 10 points and stole the ball four times.
Jessica Jackson (Arkansas 2017) contributed with nine points, four rebounds and three steals.
Luīze Šepte led RSU`s comeback attempt and registered six of her seven steals in the second half.
Rīga captain scored nine points and forced six fouls but struggled from the charity stripe.
Latvia U16 national team center Evelīna Otto had nine points, 16 rebounds and two steals for a game high efficiency rating of 17.
Alise Bruzinska chipped in with seven points and six rebounds.
Enija Vīksne dished out eight assists and registered three steals too.
Both teams combined for 54 points in the first half – almost twice less than in a Friday`s night encounter between Polonia and Levharti Chomutov.
Polonia made just three shots from the three point line for a 16% accuracy.
The tournament hosts controlled the paint (36-28) and scored more points off turnovers (23-15) to build a 17 point lead in the end of the third quarter 49-34.
RSU thanks to Šepte`s tenacious defense returned into the game and cut the gap to seven points with 45 seconds to play.
Matīss Rožlapa`s team added two more steals but couldn`t score in the last two possessions.
Polonia Warszawa improved to 2-0, while RSU dropped to 0-2.
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
11:00 BK Levharti Chomutov – Rīga Stradiņš University
13:30 SKK Polonia Warszawa – BC Neptūnas Klaipeda
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