Lotos VBW Clima74-72

22-22, 22-20, 20-15, 10-15

Lietuvos Telekomas

 

Date: 04.12.2003, 17:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Gdynia (POL) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Ilkka Weijo (FIN)
TEAM LEADERS
Lotos VBW Clima Lietuvos Telekomas
Malgorzata Dydek (19)PtsIrena Vizbariene (27)
Malgorzata Dydek (11)RebIrena Vizbariene (9)
Malgorzata Dydek (4)ASJurgita Streimikyte (5)
6 players tied with 1STDiliara Velishaieva (2), Jurgita Streimikyte (2)
Elaine Powell (1)BSIrena Vizbariene (2)

GAME REPORT

04.12.2003
Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia 74 Lietuvos Telekomas 72

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MVP of the game: Chasity Melvin (Lotos VBW Clima)

In Gdynia, Lotos VBW Clima defeated Lietuvos Telekomas 74-72 to move into 5th place in Group B of the EuroLeague Women. Experts agreed before the start of the season that this group would be the toughest of the 2 and it is proving to be the case.

With the win, Gydnia move into 5th place, still one outside a play-off spot. Lietuvos Telekomas in the meantime can consider themselves unlucky. Of the 7 games they have played this season, 5 have been decided by less than 5 points, and they have lost 4. 

The home team started the stronger with points by Malgorzata Dydek and Agnieszka Bibrzycka to gain an early 12-2 lead. Irena Baranuskaite was the only Lithuanian player to answer Gdynia with points by that time.

Later she was supported by her teammates and after a 3-pointer by Rima Valentine Lietuvos Telekomas took a 16-17 lead. Finally the host team managed to tie the first quarter at 22 with Israeli national team captain Limor Mizrachi`s points in the last seconds.

The game remained close throughout the second quarter. Jurgita Streimikyte, Valentiene and Baranuskaite (17 points in the first half) kept the pressure on Gdynia with their scoring.

In the 16th minute, Chesity Melvin caught fire and Lotos VBW Clima took 42:36 lead after the American Center scored 4 points in a row. In the end Gdynia won the first half by two points (44-42).

There were no major changes to the stlye of the game in the second half - tough defense, close result and a fast game. Gdynia took an 11-point lead after Bibrzycka's 3-pointer (72-61) with 6 minutes to go. From that point Gdynia seemed unable to score again and the Lithuanians cut their point deficit to get right back into the game.

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The worried look on the Gdynia player´s faces soon vanished
They even had a chance to win an away game in Gdynia, but couldn't make a final basket in the last seconds. After several missed shots Melvin managed to pull down a rebound with the score at 74-72 and 3 seconds left.

That action brought Melvin MVP honours. According to coach Algirdas Paulauskas Malgorzata go Dydek had the biggest influence on the final result as she was the top player of Gdynia in scoring (19), rebounds (11) and assists (4).

On the other side Krzysztof Koziorowicz (Head Coach of Gdynia) was very impressed by Irena Baranuskaite's shooting performance (27 points, 13 of 21FG).

MVP of the game: Chesity Melvin (Gdynia) with 13 points and 7 rebounds

COACH QUOTES

04.12.2003
Quotes Gdynia - Lietuvos Telekomas

Algirdas Paulauskas, Head Coach, Lietuvos Telekomas:

"Guess, we gave a lot of excitement to the fans of both teams. I don't have a right to any
claims. We lost because we weren't cool in the end. Margo Dydek had the
biggest influence on the final result, and in my opinion it was also her
fault we lost in Gdynia."

Krysztof Koziorowicz, Head Coach, Lotos VBW Clima:

"I' m amazed by the good attitude of both centers. Baranauskaite almost didn't miss a shot today and it was impossible to stop her. We gained a big lead in the end, but didn't
manage to keep it. It cost us a nervous finish. This is how basketball games
look like, so I don't complain about it. "

Top performers

Lotos VBW Clima Lietuvos Telekomas

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Irena Vizbariene

19Pts27
11Reb9
4AS2
1ST1
0BS2

Accumulated statistics

Lotos VBW Clima Lietuvos Telekomas
27/62FG M/A31/66
24/56 (42.9%) FG2P M/A25/46 (54.3%)
3/6 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
17/22 (77.3%) FT M/A4/10 (40.0%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (9-23)
13AS22
11TO10
6ST7
1BS4
17PF21
74Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

LOTOS VBW CLIMA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Vodopyanova, N. 254/944.43/650.01/333.31/250.01231010110
6Pawlak, P. DNP
7Mizrachi, L. 151/333.31/333.30/00.02/2100.0011231014
8Troina, T. 111/520.01/425.00/10.02/2100.0213001014
9Sytnyak, E. DNP
10Powell, E. 335/955.65/955.60/00.02/366.70333311212
12Dydek, M. 328/1553.38/1553.30/00.03/3100.0011114210319
13Cuprys, J. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0112000030
14Bibrzycka, A. 315/862.53/650.02/2100.00/00.01450200212
15Melvin, C. 403/1323.13/1323.10/00.07/1070.03473110413
TOTAL27/ 6243.524/ 5642.93/ 650.017/2277.3827351311611774
LIETUVOS TELEKOMAS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Zherzherunova, O. 192/825.02/540.00/30.00/00.0011300034
5Masilionene, O. 323/1030.02/633.31/425.00/00.0336201147
6Linkeviciene, S. 182/633.32/540.00/10.00/20.0022401014
7Streimikyte, J. 354/944.44/850.00/10.02/450.03585221210
8Bimbaite, A. 252/366.72/2100.00/10.02/2100.0033120006
9Valentiene, R. 223/650.00/00.03/650.00/00.0022120029
10Nikonovaite , I. 50/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000200020
12Kuktiene, V. DNP
13Vizbariene, I. 2613/2161.912/1963.21/250.00/20.03692312427
15Velishaieva, D. 182/2100.01/1100.01/1100.00/00.0011212035
TOTAL31/ 6647.025/ 4654.36/ 2030.04/1040.0923322210742172
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Lotos VBW Clima Lietuvos Telekomas

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Irena Vizbariene

19Pts27
11Reb9
4AS2
1ST1
0BS2
32Min26

TEAM STATS

Lotos VBW Clima Lietuvos Telekomas
27/62FG M/A31/66
24/56 (42.9%) FG2P M/A25/46 (54.3%)
3/6 (50.0%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
17/22 (77.3%) FT M/A4/10 (40.0%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 32 (9-23)
13AS22
11TO10
6ST7
1BS4
17PF21
74Pts72