Rampant Petrovic Blows Away Kibirkstis


5. Sonja Petrovic (Sparta&K MR Vidnoje)
Sonja Petrovic led the charge for Sparta&K with a remarkable all-round display

A stunning effort from Sonja Petrovic helped Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje return to winning ways in EuroLeague Women Group C with a 97-56 demolition of Kibirkstis VICI-Vilnius.

The Russian outfit returned to the scorching form which had witnessed them win six games in a row as they dented the play-off dreams of Kibirkstis, who had arrived in Vidnoje full of confidence after their win against WBC Novi Zagreb.

Petrovic has been an irresistible driving force for Sparta&K this season and once again she proved to be the kingpin with an exceptional display.

The Serbian registered a truly sparkling all-action display of 27 points from 8-of-10 floor shooting, eight rebounds, six steals and five assists.

Kibirkstis had initially battled hard to keep their illustrious opponents in check and when Greta Sniokaite converted towards the end of the first period, it was still only a one-shot game at 23-20.

However, Sparta&K turned the screw and by the break, had accumulated a sizeable 57-35 advantage.

And, any hopes of a surprise comeback by the Lithuanians were promptly extinguished by the hosts who posted a spectacular 18-2 start to the third quarter to put the outcome beyond any doubt.

Natalia Vieru also impressed by securing successive double-doubles with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Vita Kuktiene top-scored for Kibirkstis with 13 points.




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