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19-13, 22-12, 12-14, 26-10

Pays D´Aix Basket 13

 

Date: 02.03.2004, 16:30hVenue:   Gdynia (POL) Spectators: 1400
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Jaroslav Janac (SVK)
TEAM LEADERS
Lotos VBW Clima Pays D´Aix Basket 13
Chasity Melvin (16)PtsLara Mandic (15)
Malgorzata Dydek (11), Natalia Vodopyanova (10)Reb4 players tied with 4
Malgorzata Dydek (7)AS3 players tied with 3
6 players tied with 1STNathalie Lesdema (2), Sviatlana Volnaya (2)
Malgorzata Dydek (2)BSSonja Kireta (2)

GAME REPORT

02.03.2004
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Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia sent a powerful message to the remaining 8 teams in the EuroLeague Women after their 30-point destruction of French side Pays d’Aix Basket in the first game of their quarter-final play-off series.

Gdynia fell one step short of reaching the final four last season after losing to eventual champions Ekaterinburg in the play-offs. Based on their home performance against Pays, they look confident of reaching the final four for the second time in three years (they finished 2nd in the competition in 2002).

Gdynia dominated their French opponents in almost every phase of the game. They outrebounded Pays 46-21 and hit 57% of their 2-point shots. Pays had offensive problems the whole night as indicated by their 33% field goal percentage and the fact that they shot just 3 free throws in 40 minutes.

Gdynia led from the start and 41:25 at halftime. Pays managed to slow down the Polish champions, who have lost just once at home all season, in the 3rd quarter, but Gdynia got back on track in the 4th and cantered to an easy win.

Chasity Melvin top scored for Gdynia with 16 points, while center Margo Dydek had 12 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks.

Lara Mandic was the only Pay player to hit double figures in scoring. She had 15 points.

COACH QUOTES

02.03.2004
Quotes Gdynia - Pays d'Aix Basket

Abdou N'Diaye, Head Coach, d'Aix Basket 13 Provence:

"Today we played against the team which got its rythm, which played very agressively and we couldn't find a way to face that. I promise we will come back to Gdynia for the third game."

Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Head Coach, Lotos VBW Clima:

"Of course I'm satisfied with the result of the game but this only the first game. But the most important for us is to be focused on the second game. In this series you have to win two times to advance."

Joanna Cuprys, Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia:

"Many people asked me before the game what it would be like. I expected a very tough and close game and our 10 point victory. So this game was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I know that the second game will be much harder."

Top performers

Lotos VBW Clima Pays D´Aix Basket 13

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Lara Mandic

12Pts15
11Reb4
7AS3
0ST0
2BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lotos VBW Clima Pays D´Aix Basket 13
33/63FG M/A22/66
27/47 (57.4%) FG2P M/A19/54 (35.2%)
6/16 (37.5%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A2/3 (66.7%)
46 (14-32) Reb (O-D) 21 (8-13)
17AS11
17TO10
6ST7
3BS3
9PF14
79Pts49

PHOTO GALLERY

LOTOS VBW CLIMA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Vodopyanova, N. 345/1050.04/757.11/333.32/2100.055101010113
6Pawlak, P. 31/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0000000002
7Mizrachi, L. 120/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022120000
8Troina, T. 132/450.01/333.31/1100.01/250.0145011016
9Sytnyak, E. 41/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0000010012
10Powell, E. 284/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.0235611018
12Dydek, M. 306/1060.06/1060.00/00.00/00.0110117702312
13Cuprys, J. 193/650.01/1100.02/540.00/00.0202111018
14Bibrzycka, A. 275/1145.53/650.02/540.00/00.01560110112
15Melvin, C. 306/875.06/875.00/00.04/850.02351311016
TOTAL33/ 6352.427/ 4757.46/ 1637.57/1258.3143246171763979
PAYS D´AIX BASKET 13
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Volnaya, S. 281/911.10/70.01/250.00/00.0101322023
5Obama, M. 192/633.32/366.70/30.00/00.0112110014
6Carmona, A. DNP
7Mandic, L. 337/1643.87/1546.70/10.01/1100.01343100115
8Willoughby, K. 353/742.91/333.32/450.00/00.0022311018
10Lacroix, M. 222/825.02/728.60/10.00/00.0224011044
11Villain, J. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
12Reolid, M. DNP
13Lesdema, N. 313/742.93/650.00/10.01/250.0134122117
14Kireta, S. 274/1330.84/1330.80/00.00/00.0224011248
TOTAL22/ 6633.319/ 5435.23/ 1225.02/366.7813211110731449
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 Pays D´Aix Basket 13

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Lara Mandic

12Pts15
11Reb4
7AS3
0ST0
2BS0
30Min33

TEAM STATS

Lotos VBW Clima Pays D´Aix Basket 13
33/63FG M/A22/66
27/47 (57.4%) FG2P M/A19/54 (35.2%)
6/16 (37.5%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A2/3 (66.7%)
46 (14-32) Reb (O-D) 21 (8-13)
17AS11
17TO10
6ST7
3BS3
9PF14
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