Agnieszka Bibrzycka had 24 points to lead UMMC Ekaterinburg to a 74-53 road win over the offensively-challenged TTT Riga in EuroLeague Women Group A action.
While Bibrzycka lit up the scoreboard by making five of eight (62.5%) from three-point range, Riga got desperately little done, making only 18 of 66 (27.2%) shots from the field all game.
Lisa Willis was the lone Riga player to make double figures with 12 points. Even those came at a struggle as she made just four of 22 (18%) shots from the field.
The suffocating defence from UMMC also showed up in the rebounding column, as 37 of their 42 came on the defensive end.
Olga Arteshina added 16 points and Ann Wauters had 14 in a convincing victory for the group leaders, who now boast a 4-1 record.
Riga drop to 1-4, only just better off than winless TEO Vilnius.
Gundars VETRA, UMMC Head Coach:
"I`m not happy with the quality of our game. We`ve been hit all the time in the same place - point guard position. Dumerc was injured in the beginning of the season and didn`t play in the first games of EuroLeague. Pondexter was injured, arrived later and showed good performance in our win over Galatasaray."
Aija BRUMERMANE, TTT Riga Player:
"This was our fifth game in the EuroLeague Women and we were not afraid. We have faced many of the opponent players while representing the national team so we knew what to expect. Our bench contributed well today, all girls were fighting hard for the team and as the team. I`m happy for our bench players and their contribution. Ieva Veinberga made successful home debut and scored many points."
Aigars NERIPS, TTT Riga Head Coach:
Congratulations to our opponents. Self dedication and fighting until the end in every single episode were our keys in this game. We have very few reserves. Several of our players were injured in previous games (Dreimane, Weaver). Without self dedication and self respect it`s impossible to win. We showed good team work and I thanked my girls for their attitude, dignity and fighting spirit."