UMMC85-62

23-16, 13-15, 25-16, 24-15

Universitat FC Barcelona

 

Date: 17.12.2003, 19:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Ekaterinburg (RUS) Spectators: 3500
Referees:  Aliaksandr Yarotski (BLR), Oscar Lefwerth (SWE)
TEAM LEADERS
UMMC Universitat FC Barcelona
Yolanda Griffith (21)PtsIsabel Sanchez (19)
Yolanda Griffith (12)RebTracy Reid (9)
Anna Arkhipova (5)ASIsabel Sanchez (3), Tracy Reid (3)
Anna Arkhipova (5)STIsabel Sanchez (2), Tracy Reid (2)
3 players tied with 1BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

17.12.2003
UMMC Ekaterinburg 85 Universitat FC Barcelona 62

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Tracy Reid (UB Barcelona) rejects Anna Arkhipova (UMMC)
EuroLeague Women Champions UMMC Ekaterinburg tripped Group A leaders Universitat FC Barcelona 85-62 in today`s top match. 

Right from the start UMMC and Universitat FC were playing point by point, not allowing the opponent to have the slightest lead.

Ekaterinburg first broke the chain on a beautiful blockshot by Yolanda Griffith, followed by a successful counter-attack at the hands of Svetlana Abrosimova, who connected from behind the 3-point line.

Abrosimova then added on as she found a loophole under the Spanish basket. Barcelona failed to shorten the score difference. In the 7th minute of the game they trailed 19-13. After the first quarter the guests were even down 23-16.

But the Spanish team did not lose contact. They struggled from the line and only hit 50 percent of their foul shots, but their floor game suddenly improved.

Both teams were very active both in offense and defense and Barcelona almost managed to close the gap. One minute before the end of the first period the score was 34-31. But Tameca Dixon sank two foul shots to make it 36-31 at the half.

After the break both teams still went side by side as they repeatedly exchanged successful attacks. Both kept their intensive offense and the margin always lay between 3 and 5 points.

Then UMMC got up a little momentum. Yolanda Griffith was doing her best and increased her team`s advantage to 9 points (48-39).

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Fighting for every ball: Yolanda Griffith (UMMC)
The attacks of Barcelona were not successful. The game was extremely intensive, but the players from Spain couldn’t finish their attacks. UMMC took advantage: Irina Osipova scored before the end of the 3rd period and the quarter finished with the score of 61-47.

Everybody in the Arena expected Barcelona to start a run in the final period but despite their efforts nothing happened. UMMC had full control of the situation and pushed their lead to over 20 points five minutes from the end (68-47).

It took even an time-out before Tracy Reid scored the first points for the Spanish team in the 4th quarter. The attacks of the Spain players didn’t reach the basket and everybody could see that they were tired.

UMMC was not however and the Russian side looked for revenge for the defeat by 24 points in the first game in Barcelona. The Russians failed, although they won the game 85-62 in a very impressive way. But they came up short by just one point.

Still, UMMC now lead Group A ahead of Barcelona and Bourges Basket.

MVP of the game: Yolanda Griffith (UMMC) with 21 points and 12 rebounds

Top performers

UMMC Universitat FC Barcelona

Yolanda Griffith

 

Laia Palau

21Pts15
12Reb6
2AS2
2ST1
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

UMMC Universitat FC Barcelona
32/71FG M/A24/60
28/58 (48.3%) FG2P M/A21/45 (46.7%)
4/13 (30.8%) FG3P M/A3/15 (20.0%)
17/22 (77.3%) FT M/A11/19 (57.9%)
38 (16-22) Reb (O-D) 33 (12-21)
11AS10
11TO20
11ST6
3BS3
20PF17
85Pts62

PHOTO GALLERY

UMMC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Milton-Jones, D. 304/1136.43/742.91/425.02/366.72350331411
6Dixon, T. 365/1435.75/1338.50/10.04/4100.01342100314
7Arkhipova, A. 386/1060.05/862.51/250.04/4100.01345150317
8Khazova, M. DNP
9Abrosimova, S. 112/825.02/540.00/30.01/1100.0123021005
10Penicheiro, T. 70/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011010120
12Goustilina, D. 273/742.92/633.31/1100.01/1100.0156110038
13Griffith, Y. 359/1656.39/1656.30/00.03/650.093122221421
14Osipova, I. 163/475.02/366.71/1100.02/366.7123100019
TOTAL32/ 7145.128/ 5848.34/ 1330.817/2277.316223811111132085
UNIVERSITAT FC BARCELONA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Rovira, M. 130/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0011010001
6Reid, T. 334/944.44/944.40/00.02/450.04593520110
8Gallego, S. 222/825.01/333.31/520.01/250.0134121016
9Palau, L. 277/1163.66/966.71/250.00/00.02462311115
10Congreaves, A. 292/728.62/366.70/40.02/366.7134020156
11Checa, M. DNP
12Sanchez, I. 317/1353.86/966.71/425.04/666.71013420219
13Mesa, S. DNP
14Crawley, S. 271/520.01/520.00/00.01/250.0145130143
15Carpay, M. 181/520.01/520.00/00.00/00.0213000032
TOTAL24/ 6040.021/ 4546.73/ 1520.011/1957.91221331020631762
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

UMMC Universitat FC Barcelona

Yolanda Griffith

 

Laia Palau

21Pts15
12Reb6
2AS2
2ST1
1BS1
35Min27

TEAM STATS

UMMC Universitat FC Barcelona
32/71FG M/A24/60
28/58 (48.3%) FG2P M/A21/45 (46.7%)
4/13 (30.8%) FG3P M/A3/15 (20.0%)
17/22 (77.3%) FT M/A11/19 (57.9%)
38 (16-22) Reb (O-D) 33 (12-21)
11AS10
11TO20
11ST6
3BS3
20PF17
85Pts62