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Group:  C | 17.11.2010, 18:00h
Group:  C | 17.11.2010, 18:00h
87-55
27 - 1015 - 1526 - 1219 - 18
27 - 1015 - 1526 - 1219 - 18
Venue: Vidnoje (RUS) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Branislav Mrdak (SRB), Jaroslav Janac (SVK), Athanasios Ikonomou (SWE)

GAME REPORT


Sparta&K Hammer Tarbes

Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje showed no mercy against Tarbes on Wednesday by hammering the defending champions of France 87-55 in the EuroLeague Women.

With two narrow defeats in their opening three games, Pokey Chatman's team got back to .500 and had victory in the bag late in the first half when Lauren Jackson's two free-throws gave them a 42-23 stranglehold on proceedings.

Jackson, coming off her third MVP season in the WNBA, had 17 points in the first half.

Nearly two minutes into the third quarter, the rout was well and truly on as Jackson scored on a fastbreak for a 51-25 lead.

With 37 seconds to go in the third quarter, Spartak's lead ballooned to 35 when Anete Jekabsone-Zogota fed Irina Sokolovskaya and the Russia international made a lay-up.

Trailing 68-35, the rest of the contest was an exercise in damage limitation for Tarbes.

Jackson ended up playing 24 minutes and scoring 24 points to lead Sparta&K, who face a very tough test next week when they host Halcon Avenida.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje vs. Tarbes GB

Pokey Chatman, Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje coach:
"It was great to see our whole roster play good defense especially during two quarters. We are going to a good direction but we need a lot of work. I especially have to say ‘good work to Kuin, Petrovic and Korstin for holding Dublijevic to 8 points below her average."

Sonja Petrovic, Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje player:
"I have to compliment my teammates for a job well done. On a personal note I am happy to start feeling better and I am positive with some more hard work. In combination with all the support I have been getting from the entire Sparta&K organization I will be able to contribute more in our effort."

Alain Jardel, Tarbes coach:
"We are too weak to play against [teams like] Sparta&K. We really need to improve to compete in games like this. As they say in France ‘we were not invited'. I wish the best of luck to Sparta&K for the remaining of the season."

Erin Thorn, Tarbes player:
"They played well, we did not. It is as simple as that. Actually we made a good team [look] even better with the way we played. We had to come out fighting and we did not."

Accumulated statistics

47.8%

32/67
FG
M/A

37.3%

22/59

44.9%

22/49
FG2P
M/A

40.0%

20/50

55.6%

10/18
FG3P
M/A

22.2%

2/9

92.9%

13/14
FT
M/A

90.0%

9/10

35

7/28
RT
RO/RD

36

8/28

19

AS

16

10

TO

18

15

ST

6

5

BS

1

13

PF

11

87

Pts

55

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