Jones, Russian group remains unbeaten – The Nassau Guardian
Bahamian post gamer scored 13 points in controling success for UMMC Ekaterinburg
It was a quiet however efficient night for Bahamian ladies’s expert basketball gamer Jonquel ‘JJ’ Jones as she gathered 13 points for UMMC Ekaterinburg, leading them to a comfortable 95-57 success over MBA Moscow on Sunday night in Moscow, Russia. It was their 5th straight win in the Russian Women’s Basketball Premier League regular season, and they stayed undefeated however remain in second place in the standings. Eager beaver Kursk sports an unblemished 6-0 win/loss record, making the leading spot in the standings.
Jones, a 6′ 6″ post gamer, was among five Ekaterinburg players to end up in double figures, as they utilized a balanced scoring attack to remove MBA Moscow on the road.
Jones, who plays for the Connecticut Sun in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in the United States, went 5-for-7 from the field to shoot 71.4 percent in 17 minutes of play. She tried one shot from deep but missed. The Holmes Rock, Grand Bahama local was ideal from the foul line as she went 3-for-3.
Jones had the ability to complete with seven boards, one assist and a blocked shot.
Leading the way for Ekaterinburg was WNBA player from Los Angeles Stimulates Mariya Vadeeva with a double-double, scoring 26 points and grabbing 17 boards. Jones’ teammate and reigning WNBA Finals Most Prized Possession Player (MVP) from the Seattle Storm, Breanna Stewart, also cracked in with a double-double, scoring 22 points and including 12 rebounds.
Moscow’s Maria Krymova was the top-scorer on that side with 17 points and she added three rebounds and four assists.
It was Jones’ fourth game of the season and first considering that October 27. She is balancing 22 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per contest, and is shooting a blistering 61.5 percent from the field this season. She is balancing simply over 25 minutes per game.
Simply 55 seconds into their video game on Sunday, Jones scored to put her group up 2-0. The home team was able to keep the game close in the first quarter, tracking simply 22-19 after one.
The 2nd quarter was a much better quarter for the visitors as they settled in and had a better quarter offensively and defensively. They had the ability to outscore the house group 27-15 to take a convincing 49-34 lead into halftime.
It was more of the same in the third quarter as the lead was increased to 22 at the end of three, 68-46. The fourth quarter was all Ekaterinburg as they outscored their opponents, 26-11, to coast to triumph.
Ekaterinburg took care of the ball as they just turned it over 6 times compared to Moscow’s 12 turnovers. They finished the game with 12 takes and four obstructed shots. It was also an effective night for them as they shot at a high clip of 52.8 percent from the field.
The Sun all-star power forward and her Russian team will look to make it six straight wins to start the season when they go back to action in your home against Yenisei Krasnoyarsk at 7 p.m. regional time in Russia on Friday. The game will be played in Yekaterinburg, Russia.