Fireworks in Zielona Gora as Zastal defeat Šiauliai
Enea Zastal Zielona Gora scored 75 points in the first 23 minutes to stop the 2022 ENBL finalist Šiauliai, 109-83, on Wednesday, September 27, at the CRS hall in Zielona Gora.
Players of the game
Three Zastal players scored 20 or more points.
Jan Wojcik had 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field.
Power forward added four rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
Marcin Woroniecki scored 22 points in almost perfect night as he went for 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line.
Novak Musič contributed with 20 points.
Serbian guard registered 14 assists and five steals.
Fourteen assists is the second best performance in the ENBL history after Aigars Šķēle epic game in March 12, 2023 when Latvian dished out 19 assists.
Tomaš Pavelka led Šiauliai with a team high 14 points.
Enea Zastal Zielona Gora shot 64% from the field and registered 40 field goals on 62 attempts.
Three point percentage was even more impressive – 65% as the hosts made 13 threes on 20 attempts.
The Polish team held visitors to 44% shooting accuracy (31-of-69).
Zastal led by 19 points after the first 10 minutes, 38-19.
The hosts scored 62 points in the first half for a 62-41 lead.
David Dedek`s team got off to a winning start.
Šiauliai had two wins last week, including a first success at the LKL.
Nikolajs Mazurs team was outgunned on the road, as Šiauliai dropped to 1-1.
Assists made in a single game
Aigars Šķēle 19 March 12, 2023, Zastal 97-94 BM Stal
Novak Musič 14 September 27, 2023, Zastal 109-83 Šiauliai
Donatas Sabeckis 13 March 30, 2022, Liepāja 81-83 Šiauliai
D.J. Cooper 13 December 27, 2022, Ness Ziona 94-80 Brno
D.J. Cooper 13 December 28, 2022, Szczecin 89-86 Ness Ziona
Bryce Alford 13 March 12, 2023, Zastal 97-94 BM Stal
Standings, as of September 27, 2023
Šiauliai 1-1 (-18)
Zastal Zielona Gora 1-0 (+26)
CSO Voluntari 0-1 (-8)
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