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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Energa Torun 79% Apr.29 Rapla KK
Dynamo-Farm 78% Apr.29 Suduva
Final Four is set for April 20-21 - Mar 28, 2013


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Anufryienka
The Second Stage in Baltic League just ended. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Tsmoki-Minsk (5-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Gorizont (5-1) 60-42. It was a key game for the top position in Group A as both teams had the same 4-1 record before this meeting. The game without a history. Gorizont led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Tsmoki-Minsk to an opponent 21.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.1 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Tsmoki-Minsk 52-31 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Natalia Anufryienka (174-85) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws) and Russian-Ukrainian center Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-89) who added 13 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Russian-Belarusian guard Zhanna Horodetskaya (180-79) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Belarusian champion keeps a position of Group A leader.
One of the most interesting games of round 4 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. First ranked Tsmoki-Minsk outleveled visiting Berezina-RCOR (0-6) 69-50. The winners were led by forward Alesia Lalovich (188-79) who scored that evening 14 points and 5 rebounds and Volha Istseliatsova supported her with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Even 10 points and 5 rebounds by guard Irina Chubkavets (184-91) did not help to save the game for Berezina-RCOR. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Tsmoki-Minsk went down to second position (Group A) due to points difference. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost.
One of the most interesting games of round 4 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where first ranked Tsmoki-Minsk won against host Berezina-RCOR (0-6) 66-48. Volha Istseliatsova fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Viktoriya Pankova produced 17 points for lost side. Berezina-RCOR's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Tsmoki-Minsk went down to second position (Group A) due to points difference. Loser Berezina-RCOR still closes the standings with six games lost.

Group A
Tsmoki-Minsk - Gorizont 42-60

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Tsmoki-Minsk (5-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Gorizont (5-1) 60-42. It was a key game for the top position in Group A as both teams had the same 4-1 record before this meeting. The game without a history. Gorizont led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Tsmoki-Minsk to an opponent 21.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.1 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Tsmoki-Minsk 52-31 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Natalia Anufryienka (174-85) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds (made all of her eight free throws) and Russian-Ukrainian center Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-89) who added 13 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Russian-Belarusian guard Zhanna Horodetskaya (180-79) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Volha Istseliatsova (189-88) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Belarusian champion keeps a position of Group A leader.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: Z.Horodetskaya 11+6reb, V.Istseliatsova 9+5reb+2ast, T.Tsiruleva 7+2reb+2ast, Y.Panevina 4+1reb, T.Rebianchuk 4+1reb, A.Lalovich 3+5reb+1ast
Gorizont: N.Anufryienka 24+8reb+1ast, A.Khomenchuk 13+12reb+1ast, N.Nadzezhka 11+8reb+4ast, T.Khatsko 7+4reb, M.Kress 5+13reb+1ast, N.Baklaha 0+3reb
gschID: 233631


Tsmoki-Minsk - Berezina 69-50

One of the most interesting games of round 4 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. First ranked Tsmoki-Minsk outleveled visiting Berezina-RCOR (0-6) 69-50. Berezina-RCOR was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 40-20 second half run of Tsmoki-Minsk. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Berezina-RCOR turnovers. The winners were led by forward Alesia Lalovich (188-79) who scored that evening 14 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Volha Istseliatsova (189-88) supported her with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Even 10 points and 5 rebounds by guard Irina Chubkavets (184-91) did not help to save the game for Berezina-RCOR. Forward Yuliya Haponava (187-94) added 11 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite that victory Tsmoki-Minsk went down to second position (Group A) due to points difference. Berezina-RCOR at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Berezina: Y.Haponava 11+4reb, I.Chubkavets 10+5reb+1ast, A.Murauskaya 9+4reb, K.Turomsha 6+3reb+4ast, V.Pankova 6+3reb+1ast, H.Kalikh 4+4reb+2ast
Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Lalovich 14+5reb+2ast, V.Hasper 12+4reb+1ast, V.Istseliatsova 10+6reb+3ast, Z.Horodetskaya 8+4reb, V.Pantsiukh 8+5reb+4ast, T.Tsiruleva 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 233627


Berezina - Tsmoki-Minsk 48-66

One of the most interesting games of round 4 was a derby match between two teams from Belarus. The game took place in Borisovo where first ranked Tsmoki-Minsk won against host Berezina-RCOR (0-6) 66-48. The game without a history. Tsmoki-Minsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tsmoki-Minsk had a 26-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Tsmoki-Minsk especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Power forward Volha Istseliatsova (189-88) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Russian guard Yana Panevina (168-91) chipped in 11 points. Forward Viktoriya Pankova (184-93) produced 17 points and forward Yuliya Haponava (187-94) added 8 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Berezina-RCOR's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Tsmoki-Minsk went down to second position (Group A) due to points difference. Loser Berezina-RCOR still closes the standings with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Berezina: V.Pankova 17+2reb, Y.Haponava 8+3reb+4ast, I.Chubkavets 8+2reb+4ast, K.Novikava 4+1reb, K.Turomsha 3+1reb+3ast, K.Pratasevich 2+3reb
Tsmoki-Minsk: V.Istseliatsova 21+7reb+2ast, Y.Panevina 11+2reb+1ast, Z.Horodetskaya 10+2reb, T.Rebianchuk 7+2reb, N.Yakovits 7+3reb+1ast, A.Lalovich 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 233626


Group B
Eclex Tallinn - Berezina 59-41

Very significant was Latvian Eclex Tallinn's (#3, 2-4) victory against one of their biggest challengers Belarusian Berezina-RCOR (0-6) 59-41. The game was mostly controlled by Eclex Tallinn. Berezina-RCOR was better in fourth quarter 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Estonian power forward Annika Koster (185-92) who helped to win the game recording 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Estonian guard Mirjam Nikolai (177-86) who added 8 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Viktoriya Pankova (184-93) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and forward Yuliya Haponava (187-94) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Eclex Tallinn maintains third position in Group A with 2-4 record having just three points less than leader Gorizont. Loser Berezina-RCOR still closes the standings with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Berezina: V.Pankova 14+6reb, Y.Haponava 9+7reb, Y.Styapanava 6+1reb+1ast, K.Pratasevich 4+5reb, A.Murauskaya 4+1reb, I.Chubkavets 2+3reb
Eclex Tallinn: L.Mesila-Kaarmann 9+5reb, A.Ptitsona 8+1reb+1ast, M.Nikolai 8+7reb+2ast, A.Koster 8+9reb+4ast, G.Kostla 8+1reb+1ast, K.Arbet-Lenear 6+2reb
gschID: 233630


Victoria - Kibirkstis-Tiche 59-86

Not a big story in a game in Grodno where one of their biggest challengers Belarusian Victoria-UOR (1-5) was rolled over by second ranked Lithuanian Kibirkstis-Tiche (4-2) 86-59 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Kibirkstis-Tiche led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Victoria-UOR's 26. They outrebounded Victoria-UOR 57-28 including a 23-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of center Kristina Alminaite (205-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds and guard Mante Kvederaviciute (180-90) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Kibirkstis-Tiche players scored in double figures. Kibirkstis-Tiche's coach Tadas Stankevicius felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side Maryia Rashchenia (185-92) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Alena Holubeva (176-94) scored 18 points. Kibirkstis-Tiche maintains second position in Group B with 4-2 record behind leader Gorizont. Victoria-UOR lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Victoria: M.Rashchenia 19+12reb, A.Holubeva 18+3reb+3ast, K.Padshyvalava 12+6reb, H.Tsarevich 6+2reb+1ast, H.Yermachkova 2+2reb, N.Pratskaila 2+1ast
Kibirkstis-Tiche: M.Kvederaviciute 17+5reb+2ast, K.Alminaite 16+19reb+1ast, I.Preskienyte 13+8reb+2ast, E.Sniokaite 10+5reb+1ast, L.Pikciute 10+9reb+3ast, R.Valentiene 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 233629
  



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Baltic League Standings
Group C
 1 Energa Torun 5-1 
 2 Suduva 4-2 
 3 Interkhim 2-4 
 4 Olimpia 1-5 
Group D
 1 Dynamo-Farm 6-0 
 2 Rapla KK 3-3 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-4 
 4 Tim-Scuf 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Miriam URO-NILE
  Tim-Scuf
  (188-C-94)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Uro-Nile, Tim-Scuf19.9 
 2. Morris, Energa T.18.5 
 3. Svaryte, Suduva18.2 
 4. Zavidna, Tim-Scuf17.1 
 5. Gajda, Energa Torun15.7 
 6. Dashkevich, Olimpia15.7 
 7. Kapylova, Olimpia15.3 
 8. Kolotovska, Inter.15.3 
 9. Mesila-K., Rapla K.14.7 
 10. Saurazaite, Aiste.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laura SVARYTE
  Suduva
  (190-C/F-92)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Svaryte, Suduva11.1 
 2. Kress, Gorizont9.6 
 3. Karp, Interkhim9.3 
 4. Hasper, Tsmoki-M.8.6 
 5. Uro-Nile, Tim-Scuf8.4 
 6. Sema, Dynamo-Farm8.2 
 7. Mesila-K., Rapla K.8.2 
 8. Olkhovyk, Tim-Scuf7.6 
 9. Cain, Energa Torun7.5 
 10. Dashkevich, Olimpia7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Julie MCBRIDE
  Energa T.
  (165-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. McBride, Energa T.7.9 
 2. Kolotovska, Inter.5.9 
 3. Puu, Rapla KK5.8 
 4. Gajda, Energa Torun5.4 
 5. Saurazaite, Aiste.5.4 
 6. Bilocerkivsk., Suduva5.1 
 7. Morris, Energa T.5.0 
 8. Petronelia-D., Rapla K.4.6 
 9. Theriot, Tsmoki-Minsk4.1 
 10. Tsyruliova, Gorizont4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Martyna CEBULSKA
  Energa T.
  (165-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cebulska, Energa T.3.0 
 2. Saurazaite, Aiste.3.0 
 3. Puu, Rapla KK2.7 
 4. Gajda, Energa Torun2.5 
 5. McBride, Energa T.2.3 
 6. Theriot, Tsmoki-Minsk2.3 
 7. Melinauskait., Aistes-L.2.3 
 8. Golovchenko, Dynamo-F.2.1 
 9. Burovaya, Dynamo-F.2.1 
 10. Uro-Nile, Tim-Scuf1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Laura ZELNYTE
  Aistes-LSU
  (190-C/F-94)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Zelnyte, Aistes-LSU1.2 
 2. Karp, Interkhim1.2 
 3. Michael, Energa T.1.2 
 4. Paulauskaite, Aistes-L.1.1 
 5. Olkhovyk, Tim-Scuf1.0 
 6. Ivashchanka, Energa T.1.0 
 7. Juceviciute, Aiste.1.0 
 8. Cain, Energa Torun1.0 
 9. Liubinets, Tim-Scuf0.9 
 10. Rytsikava, Gorizont0.9 
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