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Group:  B | 23.01.2008, 20:30h
Group:  B | 23.01.2008, 20:30h
76-96
24 - 1822 - 1711 - 3219 - 29
24 - 1822 - 1711 - 3219 - 29
Venue: Salamanca (ESP) |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Michel Glod (LUX)

GAME REPORT


Ekaterinburg Wake-Up At Half-Time, Win Big

UMMC Ekaterinburg came back from an 11-point deficit at half-time to record a 96-76 victory at Halcon Avenida.

Poland's Agnieszka Bibrzycka was five of seven from three-point range and led Ekaterinburg with 22 points as the Russian outfit clinched its ninth victory in 10 Group B games.

Avenida were already assured of a top-four finish in the group and they ended their group campaign with a 4-6 record.

Ekaterinburg, who easily have one of the most talented rosters in Europe, trailed 46-35 at half-time and looked to be in trouble.

They outscored their hosts 32-11 in the third quarter, though, and then pressed home that advantage in the final period for a decisive victory.

Penny Taylor, one of Ekaterinburg's three Australia internationals, finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

Alessandra Santos, the Avenida center, led her team with 15 points and nine rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Halcon Avenida vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg

Laurent Buffard, coach UMMC Ekaterinburg:

"At the end we got the win after two bad first quarters. About the spanish fans, they are incredible, some of the best supporters in Europe."

José Ignacio Hernández, coach Halcon Avenida:

"Everybody played a great game. We played very well in the first half, but against us was one of the best teams of Europe. But we need to remember that CSKA might be even stronger."

Clara Bermejo, player Halcon Avenida:

"In the first two quarters we dreamt about victory, but after half time, we woke up. They are a great team and are able to go far in this season's EuroLeague."

Accumulated statistics

37.9%

22/58
FG
M/A

57.1%

36/63

48.7%

19/39
FG2P
M/A

57.8%

26/45

15.8%

3/19
FG3P
M/A

55.6%

10/18

85.3%

29/34
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

30

10/20
RT
RO/RD

36

7/29

9

AS

16

13

TO

13

8

ST

7

0

BS

0

17

PF

26

76

Pts

96

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