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Group:  B | 05.12.2007, 19:00h
Group:  B | 05.12.2007, 19:00h
90-64
23 - 1819 - 1927 - 1221 - 15
23 - 1819 - 1927 - 1221 - 15
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Fatih Söylemezoglu (TUR), Karolina Andersson (FIN), Tomasz Trawicki (POL)

GAME REPORT


UMMC Sink Halcon Avenida

UMMC Ekaterinburg used a dominant second-half showing to see off Halcon Avenida 90-64 in the EuroLeague Women.

The game was finely poised at half-time with Ekaterinburg (5-0) leading 42-37, but they pulled away over the final two quarters to maintain their perfect record and put the Spanish at 2-3.

Halcon only held the lead for the briefest of periods in the first quarter but caused their hosts considerable discomfort over the first 20 minutes.

A jump shot from Ivanka Matic pulled the scores level at 18-18 towards the end of the first quarter and Anke De Mondt again restored parity at 23-23 with a tap-in in the second.

But Agnieszka Bibrzycka made a three-pointer followed by a jump shot to help the Russians establish a lead at the midway point.

And things quickly took a decisive turn in the third quarter as Ekaterinburg went on a 16-3 run, helped by all eight of Suzy Batkovic's points for the match, to pull into a 62-45 lead.

Halcon never recovered, despite 16 points and six rebounds from Brazil star Alessandra Santos and Anna Montanana's contribution of 15 points and nine rebounds.

Bibrzycka poured in a game-leading 17 points for the winners, while Australia star Penny Taylor pulled down 11 rebounds to go with her nine points.

Sandrine Gruda contributed 16 points and six rebounds.


COACH QUOTES


Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Halcon Avenida

Halcon Avenida coach, Jose Hernandez Fraile:

"We congratulate the Ural team for their win. It was a really interesting match in the first half, but after the break we couldn’t provide any resistance to them."

UMMC Ekaterinburg coach, Laurent Buffard:

"It was a very good game against a very good team. Our opponents demonstrated an organised team work and a very quick basketball thus the problems we had in the first half. Tonight I felt the whole team worked well together. Agnieszka Bibrzycka contributed greatly at the proper moments. Special thanks to our supporters!"
 

Accumulated statistics

51.4%

37/72
FG
M/A

43.1%

25/58

52.5%

32/61
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

22/44

45.5%

5/11
FG3P
M/A

21.4%

3/14

91.7%

11/12
FT
M/A

52.4%

11/21

36

10/26
RT
RO/RD

32

9/23

14

AS

14

13

TO

20

14

ST

3

2

BS

3

22

PF

14

90

Pts

64

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