By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
JONQUEL Jones celebrated her 27th birthday with a double double the following night to lead another dominant performance for her UMMC Ekaterinburg Foxes in the Russian Premier League.
Jones finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds (both team highs) in a 99-42 win over Nika Syktyvkar Wednesday in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
She shot 6-11 from the floor, made her only three point attempt and also added three blocks with three assists in just over 25 minutes.
The Foxes are the only undefeated team in the league at 10-0. Eleven games remain in the regular season which concludes March 11.
Through six games, Jones is averaging 19.8 points, 10 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game.
The Foxes returned from the midseason break after they finished EuroLeague Group C first round play at 3-0 at the FIBA designated bubble in Girona, Spain. The second EuroLeague group round hub matches will be played January 19-22.
Last season, Jones’ first with the club, Ekaterinburg captured their second consecutive and fifth EuroLeague title with a 91-67 win over Dynamo Kursk in Sopron, Hungary.
She appeared in eight games averaging 19.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
UMMC has won five EuroLeague titles (2003, 2013, 2016, 2018 and 2019) and are perennial Final Four competitors.