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05.02.2015, 19:30h
05.02.2015, 19:30h
78-77
17 - 1417 - 2021 - 2523 - 18
17 - 1417 - 2021 - 2523 - 18
Venue: Ashdod (ISR) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Alakbar Hasanov (AZE), Dariusz Zapolski (POL)

GAME REPORT


Maccabi Bnot Rescue Prospects

Tiffany Jackson (Challes-Les-Eaux Basket)
Tiffany Jackson (pictured here playing for Challes-Les-Eaux) came up with a massive double-double of 29 points and 20 rebounds

A stellar night from Tiffany Jackson rescued Maccabi Bnot's chances of making the last four of EuroCup Women after her team completed a thrilling 78-77 Quarter-Final first-leg win against UE Sopron.

Trailing by eleven points with six minutes left on the game clock, Maccabi kept their cool and put together a stunning finish to give themselves a one-point lead to take to Hungary next week.

With the scores locked at 34-34 at the interval, it had been the visitors who took the initiative when the action resumed.

They swiftly moved into a 46-39 lead after a triple from Bria Hartley and then three quick points from Sara Krnjic.

But the home side responded with six consecutive points to slow down Sopron, who took a 59-55 lead into the final quarter.

Serbia rising star Aleksandra Crvendakic dropped a triple to start the final quarter and things improved even further for the Hungarian side when she did the same minutes later.

When Hartley also made a perimeter play to give Sopron a double-figure lead at 70-59, Maccabi were under serious pressure but responded with a gutsy fightback.

Israel national team leader Shay Doron converted from long-range in response to spark ten unanswered points and that helped to set up an exciting finale.

While Maccabi then fell six points behind with little more than a minute left to play, they scored the last seven points in the contest to ride out winners.

Doron iced the vital free throws, prior to Iva Ciglar missing the chance for Sopron to snatch it on the buzzer.

However it was Jackson who deserved the plaudits after coming away with a monumental 29 points and 20 rebounds.

Ciglar stood out for Sopron with a brilliant double-double of her own after racking up 19 points and a sparkling 12 assists.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

40.6%

26/64
FG
M/A

45.3%

29/64

47.5%

19/40
FG2P
M/A

47.4%

18/38

29.2%

7/24
FG3P
M/A

42.3%

11/26

79.2%

19/24
FT
M/A

50.0%

8/16

40

14/26
RT
RO/RD

38

11/27

16

AS

16

14

TO

15

6

ST

7

1

BS

1

19

PF

25

78

Pts

77

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