ZVVZ USK Prague65-66

14-18, 19-16, 13-16, 19-16

Halcon Avenida

 

Date: 27.10.2010, 18:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Prague (CZE) Spectators: 850
Referees:  Marius Ciulin (ROU), Maka Kupatadze (GEO), Marc Hesters (BEL)
TEAM LEADERS
ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida
Evanthia Maltsi (17)PtsAlba Torrens (20)
DeLisha Milton-Jones (14)RebBelinda Snell (7), Sancho Lyttle (7)
Eva Vitecková (3), DeLisha Milton-Jones (3)ASSilvia Dominguez (6)
DeLisha Milton-Jones (2)STSancho Lyttle (3)
Katerina Elhotova (1)BSSancho Lyttle (1), Alba Torrens (1)

GAME REPORT

27.10.2010
Spanish Eyes Smiling In Prague

All the pre-game signs pointed to a tight and exciting contest in Prague and so it proved as Halcon Avenida escaped with a vital 66-65 road win to open up their EuroLeague Women 2010 account in Group B.

While both teams will feel they could and indeed probably should have shot the ball better from both inside and out, it didn't detract too much from the nail-biting clash that had been anticipated.

The visitors made most of the running in the first quarter and that enabled them to take an 18-14 lead into the second period but within three minutes, Delisha Milton-Jones levelled things at 22-22 after she converted from downtown.

Both teams then enjoyed a share of the lead heading towards the interval with a last second buzzer beating and very long two along the baseline by Katerina Elhotova ensuring the home team were only one point behind at 34-33.

When Petra Kulichova tied things back up at 44-44 with three minutes left in the penultimate period, there looked to be little chance of either team putting any daylight between each other but Halcon Avenida then looked to have done so.

Successive three-pointers by Alba Torrens and Belinda Snell briefly opened things up but six unanswered points either side of the break maintained the status quo at 50-50.

It set up a real thrilling finish and with the game still in the balance with just over a minute to go despite home favourites Lindsay Whalen and Eve Viteckova fouling out, it was left to Marketa Bednarova to put Prague in front at 63-62.

However Torrens, who finished with 20 points, stepped up from outside to drain a big triple before a free-throw by Silvia Dominguez was just enough for the Spanish side to squeeze out a victory.

The home team will certainly feel this was the one that got away and particularly Milton-Jones. So often the thorn in the side of Salamanca when donning the vest of Ros Casares, the veteran star suffered mixed fortunes on debut for her new team after claiming a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds but lacked her usual clinical finishing around the hoop.

USK Prague did at least show that even when not at their best, they certainly have a team capable of competing this season to great effect and living up to their tag as one of the dark horses this season in the competition.

 

COACH QUOTES

27.10.2010
ZVVZ USK PRAGUE vs. HALCON AVENIDA SALAMANCA Coach Quotes

Lucas Mondelo, Head Coach of Halcon Avenida Salamanca:
"It was a difficult game for us but we knew we have to expect it as the roster of USK Prague is very strong. We wanted to play our game whatever it takes but USK did not allow us. But we were figthing hard and managed to win, maybe also thanks to little bit of luck towards the end of the game."

Alba Torrens, player of Halcon Avenida Salamanca:
"As coach says we were expecting a very close game, although we had problems with rebounding in this game we managed to win. In the end of the game we played disciplined which paid back and maybe the luck stayed with us, too."

Lubor Blažek, Head Coach of ZVVZ USK Prague:
"The roster of Halcon Avenida is also very strong so we knew that we need to get ready for tough game, too. The team was preparing for this game, we knew what we wanted to play. But in the first half-time we received 9 or 11 easy ponits from fastbreaks, which cost us a lot of energy and we had troubles to keep up with the score. A final loss by 1 point is painful but at the same time it is a good motivation for us. I believe in my team and hopefully we will do better in further games."

DeLisha Milton – Jones, player of ZVVZ USK Prague:
"Both teams were fighting hard in this game, both teams wanted the victory. Although we lost the game, we have to learn from it for future games because this game can prepare us for what we can expect from other Euroleague teams. All game went in very high tempo fullcourt. Undoubtedly our team did great on rebouds, gave a lot of intensity into the game and the heart. On the other hand in hot moments we made some unneccesary mistakes and were missing those few points in the end, and togehter with the fact that we only had 5 free thows during the game it reflected in the result."

Top performers

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida

DeLisha Milton-Jones

 

Sancho Lyttle

11Pts10
14Reb7
3AS2
2ST3
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida
28/73FG M/A24/64
22/54 (40.7%) FG2P M/A20/49 (40.8%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
3/5 (60.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
50 (17-33) Reb (O-D) 34 (7-27)
12AS12
18TO11
4ST10
1BS2
16PF14
65Pts66

PHOTO GALLERY

ZVVZ USK PRAGUE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Milton-Jones, D. 344/1330.83/1030.01/333.32/450.031114352026011
5Feranciková, M. 131/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.025701000112
6Bartonova, K. DNP
*7Whalen, L. 254/1040.04/944.40/10.01/1100.002222005309
8Sujanová, E. 91/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.010100100002
*9Maltsi, E. 287/1450.04/666.73/837.50/00.0235140012-617
10Pecková, T. 51/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011010000-52
11Elhotova, K. 212/633.32/540.00/10.00/00.010122110094
12Bednárová, M. 172/633.31/333.31/333.30/00.0011010021-25
*13Kulichová, P. 243/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0268110011-36
*15Vitecková, E. 233/1030.02/728.61/333.30/00.041531005017
TEAM/COACH23500
TOTAL28/ 7338.422/ 5440.76/ 1931.63/560.0173350121841161465
HALCON AVENIDA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4De Mondt, A. 170/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000000000-10
*5Snell, B. 314/1136.43/837.51/333.32/2100.0257022003211
*6Dominguez, S. 333/837.53/650.00/20.03/475.011261103589
*7Torrens, A. 336/1442.93/1030.03/475.05/683.3145222114-220
8Sanchez, I. DNP
9Gastaminza, A. DNP
10Xargay, M. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000000-72
11Gil, L. DNP
12Montañana , A. 241/137.71/812.50/50.00/00.0022101020-72
*14De Souza, E. 296/1060.06/1060.00/00.00/00.02461410401012
*15Lyttle, S. 263/560.03/560.00/00.04/4100.0167223144210
TEAM/COACH05500
TOTAL24/ 6437.520/ 4940.84/ 1526.714/1687.5727341211102141666
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

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida

DeLisha Milton-Jones

 

Sancho Lyttle

11Pts10
14Reb7
3AS2
2ST3
0BS1
34Min26

TEAM STATS

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida
28/73FG M/A24/64
22/54 (40.7%) FG2P M/A20/49 (40.8%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
3/5 (60.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
50 (17-33) Reb (O-D) 34 (7-27)
12AS12
18TO11
4ST10
1BS2
16PF14
65Pts66

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeZVVZ USK PRAGUEScoreHALCON AVENIDA
09:48   5 B. Snell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 A. Torrens
09:34 0 - 2 15 S. Lyttle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:2213 P. Kulichová Turnover (Ball Handling)   
09:17 0 - 4 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
09:1715 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 4 
08:364 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   15 S. Lyttle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:369 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
08:13   14 E. De Souza Turnover (Out of bounds)
08:0115 E. Vitecková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 L. Whalen 
5 - 4 
07:424 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:307 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 4 
07:26 Def. Rebound   6 S. Dominguez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:447 L. Whalen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
06:44 7 - 6 7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:419 E. Maltsi Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 A. Torrens Steal
06:417 L. Whalen Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   7 A. Torrens Foul drawn
06:41 7 - 7 7 A. Torrens Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:4113 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens Free throw missed(2/2)
06:069 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Torrens Def. Rebound
05:5613 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   15 S. Lyttle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:494 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   14 E. De Souza Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
05:457 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 S. Lyttle Block
6 S. Dominguez Def. Rebound
05:36 7 - 10 7 A. Torrens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
05:189 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 9 - 10 
05:1515 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
05:074 D. Milton-Jones Steal   15 S. Lyttle Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:00 9 - 12 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 S. Lyttle
04:374 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. De Souza Def. Rebound
04:33 9 - 14 15 S. Lyttle 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
04:28Timeout   
04:124 D. Milton-Jones Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 S. Lyttle Steal
04:09 9 - 16 7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 S. Lyttle
04:029 E. Maltsi Foul drawn   7 A. Torrens Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:4913 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Kulichová 
  
03:4513 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 B. Snell Def. Rebound
03:4115 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   5 B. Snell Foul drawn
03:41Substitution: 13 P. Kulichová out,
5 M. Feranciková in 
  
03:41 9 - 17 5 B. Snell Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:41 9 - 18 5 B. Snell Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:269 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 E. Maltsi 
  
03:164 D. Milton-Jones Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:07   14 E. De Souza Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:07Substitution: 9 E. Maltsi out,
11 K. Elhotova in 
  
02:577 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 11 - 18 
02:577 L. Whalen Foul drawn   6 S. Dominguez Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:577 L. Whalen Free throw MADE(1/1) 12 - 18 
02:40   6 S. Dominguez Turnover (Out of bounds)
02:40Substitution: 7 L. Whalen out,
12 M. Bednárová in 
  
02:40   Substitution: 14 E. De Souza out,
12 A. Montañana in
02:214 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 K. Elhotova 
  
02:155 M. Feranciková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 K. Elhotova 
14 - 18 
02:03   5 B. Snell Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:594 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Feranciková 
  
01:584 D. Milton-Jones Turnover (Travelling)   
01:58   Substitution: 5 B. Snell out,
4 A. De Mondt in
01:365 M. Feranciková Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3615 E. Vitecková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 E. Vitecková 
  
01:044 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   12 A. Montañana Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
01:04   Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
10 M. Xargay in
00:5015 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
00:494 D. Milton-Jones Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   15 S. Lyttle Foul drawn
00:24 Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:005 M. Feranciková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00   Substitution: 15 S. Lyttle out,
5 B. Snell in
TimeZVVZ USK PRAGUEScoreHALCON AVENIDA
09:4315 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Milton-Jones 
16 - 18 
09:24 16 - 20 12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:5912 M. Bednárová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 E. Vitecková 
19 - 20 
08:28   Substitution: 7 A. Torrens out,
14 E. De Souza in
08:284 D. Milton-Jones Steal   14 E. De Souza Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:235 M. Feranciková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. De Souza Def. Rebound
08:17 19 - 22 10 M. Xargay 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:494 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 E. De Souza Def. Rebound
07:384 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:2312 M. Bednárová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 E. Vitecková 
  
07:194 D. Milton-Jones 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 E. Vitecková 
22 - 22 
06:58   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 E. De Souza
06:53 22 - 24 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:415 M. Feranciková Foul drawn   12 A. Montañana Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
06:41Substitution: 5 M. Feranciková out,
13 P. Kulichová in 
  
06:41Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
9 E. Maltsi in 
  
06:41   Substitution: 4 A. De Mondt out,
7 A. Torrens in
06:41   Substitution: 12 A. Montañana out,
15 S. Lyttle in
06:3512 M. Bednárová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
06:24Substitution: 12 M. Bednárová out,
7 L. Whalen in 
  
06:099 E. Maltsi Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:027 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
06:024 D. Milton-Jones Off. Rebound   
06:024 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   15 S. Lyttle Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:024 D. Milton-Jones Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:024 D. Milton-Jones Free throw MADE(2/2) 23 - 24 
05:459 E. Maltsi Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   5 B. Snell Foul drawn
05:3911 K. Elhotova Steal   7 A. Torrens Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:387 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 25 - 24 
05:38 25 - 26 5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:359 E. Maltsi Turnover (Bad Pass)   5 B. Snell Steal
05:359 E. Maltsi Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:354 D. Milton-Jones 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
05:29Substitution: 4 D. Milton-Jones out,
8 E. Sujanová in 
  
05:29   Substitution: 5 B. Snell out,
4 A. De Mondt in
05:0911 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 E. Sujanová 
  
05:098 E. Sujanová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Torrens Def. Rebound
05:098 E. Sujanová Steal   7 A. Torrens Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:067 L. Whalen Foul drawn   14 E. De Souza Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:06Timeout   
04:48Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
15 E. Vitecková in 
  
04:48   Substitution: 10 M. Xargay out,
6 S. Dominguez in
04:48   Substitution: 14 E. De Souza out,
12 A. Montañana in
04:447 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 27 - 26 
04:357 L. Whalen Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:237 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
04:1015 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 E. Vitecková 
  
04:038 E. Sujanová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 29 - 26 
03:51   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 S. Lyttle
03:5115 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   15 S. Lyttle Foul drawn
03:51 29 - 27 15 S. Lyttle Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:51 29 - 28 15 S. Lyttle Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:0015 E. Vitecková Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:00Substitution: 13 P. Kulichová out,
4 D. Milton-Jones in 
  
02:4315 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   7 A. Torrens Foul drawn
02:43 29 - 29 7 A. Torrens Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:43 29 - 30 7 A. Torrens Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:217 L. Whalen Turnover (Out of bounds)   
02:21Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
10 T. Peckova in 
  
02:074 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:584 D. Milton-Jones 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
01:58   Substitution: 7 A. Torrens out,
5 B. Snell in
01:42   6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Dominguez
01:37 29 - 32 6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE
01:207 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 E. Maltsi 
  
01:1610 T. Peckova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 E. Maltsi 
31 - 32 
00:59 31 - 34 6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:59Timeout   
00:59   Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
10 M. Xargay in
00:439 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
00:40   Substitution: 10 M. Xargay out,
6 S. Dominguez in
00:28   4 A. De Mondt 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 B. Snell
00:28Timeout   
00:28Substitution: 10 T. Peckova out,
11 K. Elhotova in 
  
00:187 L. Whalen Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:087 L. Whalen Foul drawn   6 S. Dominguez Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
00:08   Substitution: 4 A. De Mondt out,
7 A. Torrens in
00:08   Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
10 M. Xargay in
00:0011 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 L. Whalen 
33 - 34 
TimeZVVZ USK PRAGUEScoreHALCON AVENIDA
10:00Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
12 M. Bednárová in 
  
10:00Substitution: 12 M. Bednárová out,
11 K. Elhotova in 
  
10:00Substitution: 8 E. Sujanová out,
13 P. Kulichová in 
  
10:00Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
15 E. Vitecková in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 10 M. Xargay out,
6 S. Dominguez in
10:00   Substitution: 12 A. Montañana out,
14 E. De Souza in
09:41 33 - 36 15 S. Lyttle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Torrens
09:279 E. Maltsi Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 S. Dominguez Steal
09:24 33 - 38 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Torrens
09:0415 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 E. Vitecková 
  
08:589 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 E. Vitecková 
36 - 38 
08:37   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 B. Snell
08:25 36 - 40 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
08:089 E. Maltsi Foul drawn   15 S. Lyttle Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:584 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 38 - 40 
07:36   14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:364 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   15 S. Lyttle Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
07:36   Substitution: 15 S. Lyttle out,
12 A. Montañana in
07:194 D. Milton-Jones Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 B. Snell Steal
07:10 38 - 42 6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:549 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 40 - 42 
06:3313 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2113 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 42 - 42 
06:11   5 B. Snell Turnover (Travelling)
06:11Substitution: 4 D. Milton-Jones out,
5 M. Feranciková in 
  
06:11Substitution: 7 L. Whalen out,
12 M. Bednárová in 
  
05:4815 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Torrens Def. Rebound
05:4415 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   7 A. Torrens Foul drawn
05:44Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
10 T. Peckova in 
  
05:37 Def. Rebound   14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2013 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Kulichová 
  
05:039 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
04:4710 T. Peckova Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3012 M. Bednárová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. De Souza Def. Rebound
04:2213 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2213 P. Kulichová Foul drawn   14 E. De Souza Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
04:22Timeout   
04:20Substitution: 9 E. Maltsi out,
11 K. Elhotova in 
  
04:1210 T. Peckova Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 A. Torrens Steal
04:11 42 - 44 7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:4910 T. Peckova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   7 A. Torrens Block
5 B. Snell Def. Rebound
03:405 M. Feranciková Def. Rebound   14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2213 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 44 - 44 
03:04 44 - 47 7 A. Torrens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 E. De Souza
02:4311 K. Elhotova Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 A. Montañana Steal
02:26   14 E. De Souza Turnover (Travelling)
02:26Substitution: 10 T. Peckova out,
7 L. Whalen in 
  
02:26Substitution: 13 P. Kulichová out,
4 D. Milton-Jones in 
  
02:077 L. Whalen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   5 B. Snell Def. Rebound
02:015 M. Feranciková Def. Rebound   6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:5312 M. Bednárová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 B. Snell Def. Rebound
01:355 M. Feranciková Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:264 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 M. Feranciková 
  
01:265 M. Feranciková Turnover (Out of bounds)   
01:26Timeout   
01:2012 M. Bednárová Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
01:015 M. Feranciková Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5312 M. Bednárová Turnover (Bad Pass)   14 E. De Souza Steal
00:44 44 - 50 5 B. Snell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
00:254 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 46 - 50 
00:044 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeZVVZ USK PRAGUEScoreHALCON AVENIDA
10:00   Substitution: 14 E. De Souza out,
15 S. Lyttle in
10:00Substitution: 5 M. Feranciková out,
8 E. Sujanová in 
  
10:00Substitution: 12 M. Bednárová out,
15 E. Vitecková in 
  
09:4411 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
09:424 D. Milton-Jones Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   15 S. Lyttle Foul drawn
09:2911 K. Elhotova Block
4 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound 
  5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
09:0911 K. Elhotova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
09:0311 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 48 - 50 
08:507 L. Whalen Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
08:50Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
9 E. Maltsi in 
  
08:4415 E. Vitecková Def. Rebound   6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:234 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 50 - 50 
08:094 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   15 S. Lyttle Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
15 S. Lyttle Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:5115 E. Vitecková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Montañana Def. Rebound
07:477 L. Whalen Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   5 B. Snell Foul drawn
07:47   Substitution: 5 B. Snell out,
4 A. De Mondt in
07:47   Substitution: 15 S. Lyttle out,
14 E. De Souza in
07:31 50 - 52 14 E. De Souza 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Montañana
07:078 E. Sujanová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   7 A. Torrens Def. Rebound
07:0215 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 5th)   7 A. Torrens Foul drawn
07:02 50 - 53 7 A. Torrens Free throw MADE(1/2)
07:02 50 - 54 7 A. Torrens Free throw MADE(2/2)
07:029 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 A. Montañana Def. Rebound
07:024 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   7 A. Torrens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:547 L. Whalen Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)
7 L. Whalen Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
06:54Substitution: 8 E. Sujanová out,
13 P. Kulichová in 
  
05:52   12 A. Montañana 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 E. De Souza
05:464 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   12 A. Montañana 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:394 D. Milton-Jones Foul drawn   14 E. De Souza Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
05:394 D. Milton-Jones Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:394 D. Milton-Jones Free throw MADE(2/2) 51 - 54 
05:3213 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   6 S. Dominguez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2013 P. Kulichová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Milton-Jones 
53 - 54 
05:044 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   4 A. De Mondt 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:529 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 55 - 54 
04:397 L. Whalen Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)   6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
04:39   Substitution: 4 A. De Mondt out,
5 B. Snell in
04:39   Substitution: 12 A. Montañana out,
15 S. Lyttle in
04:39 55 - 55 6 S. Dominguez Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:39 55 - 56 6 S. Dominguez Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:39   Substitution: 7 A. Torrens out,
4 A. De Mondt in
04:229 E. Maltsi Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 S. Lyttle Steal
04:054 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:579 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Milton-Jones 
58 - 56 
03:3212 M. Bednárová Def. Rebound   5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:3211 K. Elhotova Turnover (Ball Handling)   
03:32Timeout   
03:169 E. Maltsi Def. Rebound   5 B. Snell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1613 P. Kulichová Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)   15 S. Lyttle Foul drawn
03:16 58 - 57 15 S. Lyttle Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:16 58 - 58 15 S. Lyttle Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:0311 K. Elhotova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 B. Snell Def. Rebound
02:53 58 - 60 5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:339 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 P. Kulichová 
61 - 60 
02:154 D. Milton-Jones Def. Rebound   5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:504 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Milton-Jones 
  
01:454 D. Milton-Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 S. Lyttle Def. Rebound
01:37 61 - 62 5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:23   Substitution: 4 A. De Mondt out,
7 A. Torrens in
01:0712 M. Bednárová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 K. Elhotova 
63 - 62 
00:58 63 - 65 7 A. Torrens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez
00:4312 M. Bednárová Foul drawn   6 S. Dominguez Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
00:329 E. Maltsi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 D. Milton-Jones 
  
00:324 D. Milton-Jones Turnover (Ball Handling)   15 S. Lyttle Steal
00:2412 M. Bednárová Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 2nd)   6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
00:24Timeout   
00:24   6 S. Dominguez Free throw missed(1/2)
00:24 63 - 66 6 S. Dominguez Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:24   Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
10 M. Xargay in
00:069 E. Maltsi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 65 - 66 
00:07Timeout   
00:07   Substitution: 10 M. Xargay out,
6 S. Dominguez in
00:0013 P. Kulichová Def. Rebound   5 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida
28/73FG M/A24/64
22/54 (40.7%) FG2P M/A20/49 (40.8%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A4/15 (26.7%)
3/5 (60.0%) FT M/A14/16 (87.5%)
50 (17-33) Reb (O-D) 34 (7-27)
12AS12
18TO11
4ST10
1BS2
16PF14
65Pts66

top performers

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida

DeLisha Milton-Jones

 

Sancho Lyttle

11Pts10
14Reb7
3AS2
2ST3
0BS1
34Min26
ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida 0-2
ZVVZ USK Prague - Halcon Avenida 65-66
27.10.2010, Prague (CZE)
Halcon Avenida - ZVVZ USK Prague 93-65
01.12.2010, Salamanca (ESP)

GAME PREVIEW

27.10.2010
Game Of The Week: ZVVZ USK Prague vs Halcon Avenida Salamanca

By Paul Nilsen

ZVVZ USK Prague v Halcon Avenida Salamanca

Finally, the new EuroLeague Women season is here and we have picked out a superb opening clash for you from Group C as our featured Game Of The Week. It's certainly been a busy summer for ZVVZ USK Prague who have bolstered their roster in impressive fashion and consequently expectations are high on the eve of the big tip-off.

Having retained the services of their top performers from last season, they have drafted in veteran All Star and former ELW champion Delisha Milton-Jones and pulled off real coup by luring Eve Viteckova and Petra Kulichova from arch rivals Frisco Sika Brno. There is a real buzz around the club and certainly Prague look like one of the teams who have seriously upgraded during the off-season and have the impetus to make some serious noise.

7. DeLisha Milton-Jones (Ros Casares), 10. Elisa Aguilar (Ros Casares), 12. Anna Montañana  (Ros Casares)
We meet again: former teammates DeLisha Milton-Jones and Anna Montañana were a great front court duo for Ros Casares and now face each other again as opponents

Halcon Avenida meanwhile look to be as strong as ever and they too have arguably upgraded since the 2010 campaign by luring players from their arch rivals also. Erika De Souza, Belinda Snell and Anna Montanana who all arrived from Valencia while the club has managed to keep last season's stand-out Sancho Lyttle which is a sensational re-signing.

Overall it promises to be an absolute cracker with both teams having genuine ambitions of not only doing well in Group C but also progressing in the knockout phase.

The Form - With no EuroLeague Women games having played, domestic form is all we have to measure right now and not surprisingly, USK Prague have dominated in their first couple of domestic league games winning them both by more than 50 points. Halcon Avenida meanwhile have not only won all five games in their domestic league but also have one piece of silverware safely tucked away in the trophy cabinet having won the Spanish SuperCopa.

Perimeter & Penetration - It looks to me like the home team have a very slight edge in the backcourt and on the perimeter and on that basis, I think it is essential Halcon Avenida play well defensively to lock down some potentially devastating shooting by Viteckova and Elhotova. Similarly Maltsi and Whalen pose big threats so expect Dominguez and De Mondt to be pretty busy in this game trying to disrupt the rhythm and ball movement of the USK Prague offence with pressure at the top. While I am no coach, I think I would be less concerned the hosts threw the ball inside rather than had space to hit jump shots or get into their shooting motion via penetration.

In The Paint - This is where the key battleground surely is in this game. The paint is dripping with experience, genuine All Star quality and is saturated with talent and production. Both teams have real strength in those areas but I feel this time it is the visiting team who an take advantage. Erika De Souza is in great form and looking as powerful as ever while Sancho Lyttle is an ever present danger. With Montanana offering additional experience, you sense Milton-Jones and Kulichova will do well to match their opponents on the boards and around the hoop. I expect Salamanca might bang the ball inside quite a bit. Equally I feel Halcon Avanida could be a tough nut to crack inside for the Prague forwards on offence.

The Hot Hands - USK Prague will be looking to new signing Eve Viteckova to continue her hot streak from the FIBA World Championship Women and the first couple of weeks of the domestic season. She has really shot the ball superbly well and thee has been a barrage of buckets from downtown - long may that continue hail Prague supporters. While for Halcon Avenida, Erika De Souza has enjoyed a great start to the season with her new club and after five games is averaging a near double-double with Sancho Lyttle hot on her heels for the status of being the kingpin.

The ‘X Factors' - I mentioned it in my Paulball Previews but I want to underline it again - I am intrigued to see how USK Prague are defensively in comparison to last season when they were poor. The addition of Milton-Jones and Kulichova inside should assist with the powerful front-court of the visitors but can the team play the kind of defence to hold Salamanca to a low enough tally to prevail? Oh and who is going to compete with the athleticism of Sancho Lyttle around the rim? Perhaps the biggest ‘X Factor' of all however will be Belinda Snell who has the versatility to defend a couple of positions and is the perfect kind of ‘glue' player in a game like this to do a little bit of everything.

15. Katerina Elhotova (ZVVZ USK Prague)
Katerina Elhotova has been a constant threat from outside last season but needs to step up on defence to meet lofty expectations

Rising Star Watch - With an energetic and action-packed game combined with some silky skills, Alba Torrens is one of the most exciting young players in Europe and watching her is always a treat. She has also had a great start to the season in Liga Femenina. For the home team, Katerina Elhotova is a little more than a rising star having already made a name for herself in the past couple of seasons but it will be interesting to see if that continues and how she will be used alongside Viteckova. Another couple of players worth keeping an eye on despite probably only being given handful of minutes are USK Prague guard Katerina Bartonova and Halcon Avenida guard Marta Xargay. Their respective roles in this game and during the season are worthy of keeping a roving eye on.

Did You Know? - The first home game for Prague last season was also against Spanish opposition in the form of a clash with Rivas Ecopolis. For the record, they lost 83-76.

Fighting For Fitness - Both teams should be at relatively full strength for this ELW opener!

What They Say - Halcon Avenida guard Anke De Mondt "'It's a tough start for us on the road first of all and against a great team. All players they have possess a lot of experience at the highest level, both in club and national team competitions. Therefore we have to be at our best and really concentrated to try and take the win back home! Every game in this group is going to be a big fight, so let's see what it's going to bring for us on this first EuroLeague Women game day!'

Prediction - A nightmare to predict the outcome of this one, my heart says USK Prague will progress well in this competition and led by Eve Viteckova they will grab a tight home win to start off. However my head is telling me never to bet against a quality team like Salamanca. It's a tough one to call, especially first up but on balance, I am going for the strength of the visitors inside to prevail and for them to possibly shade it.

ZVVZ USK Prague Halcon Avenida 0-2
ZVVZ USK Prague - Halcon Avenida 65-66
27.10.2010, Prague (CZE)
Halcon Avenida - ZVVZ USK Prague 93-65
01.12.2010, Salamanca (ESP)