MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – BC Tsmoki Minsk celebrated their second victory in the EWBL new season, defeating Young Angels Kosice 74-69 on 2 December, BelTA has learned.
The Belarusian vice champions played strong in the first quarter and controlled it till the final hooter. Rachel Theriot led the team with 15 points.
In the opening match BC Tsmoki Minsk beat Liepaja/LSSS 60-49.
In the first tour of the EWBL current season BC Tsmoki Minsk played in Rostov-on-Don, losing to the Russian teams: Peresvet-SFEDU (63-74) and Nika (43-83).
Two more Belarusian teams are taking part in the competitions. EWBL reigning champion and Belarusian champion BC Horizont will kick off their campaign next week. They will play in Piesќany, Slovakia against the local team Piestanske Cajky (7 December), Zabiny Brno (8 December) and BC Samara (9 December). Olimpia Grodno played in the Czech Republic in late October and lost there to Zabiny Brno 53-75 and Piestanske Cajky 57-74.
In the previous season's final BC Horizont defeated BC Nika 70-60 in Molodechno.
The tournament has been regularly held since the 2015/2016 season. In the final of the 2019 edition BC Tsmoki Minsk won silver losing to TTT. The 2020-2021 season was not finished due to the coronavirus pandemic.