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Horizont bids for European Cup

Minsk’s basketball club eventually secures its second win during preliminary stage of European Cup draw

By Vladimir Dmitriev

In a tough struggle, our Belarusian girls beat Dynamo Moscow 73:67, giving them first position in A Group and allowing them to stay in the running for the next round. Tatiana Troina (22 points, 9 passes and 5 resultful passes) was named the top player in the Belarusian line-up. Victoria Gasper earned 17 points while Natalia Anufrienko had one less.

The victory over the Russian squad is revenge for the defeat Horizont sustained in Minsk (69:81). The Belarusian girls also exchanged wins with Lombos Portugal (92:67 and 79:84) but lost in an away match to Turkish Botasspor (55:79). Playing against this Turkish team on December 6th in Minsk, Horizont will finish the preliminary European Cup round. As a result, two teams will be chosen to continue on to the next stage. Within the group so far, Horizont boasts 7 points (5 matches), Botossport has 6 (3), Dynamo has 6 (4), and Lombos has just 4 (4).

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