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Group:  A | 22.10.2003, 19:00h
Group:  A | 22.10.2003, 19:00h
75-50
15 - 1420 - 1118 - 1522 - 10
15 - 1420 - 1118 - 1522 - 10
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Tomasz Kudlicki (POL), Agnis Perkons (LAT)

GAME REPORT


UMMC Ekaterinburg 75 Euroleasing-Orsi Sopron 50

Reigning EuroLeague Women Champions UMMC Ekaterinburg’s first fixture in this season’s competition began with a medal ceremony as the team received their winners medals from last year’s Russian Championship.

A laser show followed, after which Ekaterinburg made the first step in their EuroLeague Women title defence with victory over Hungarian club Euroleasing-Orsi Sopron.

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Ekaterinburg's Irina Ossipova scores in the lane
Ekaterinburg only suited up 7 players for the game, but they still had enough firepower to pull away from Sopron in the second quarter and win the game with room to spare, 75-50.

Sopron stayed in the game until the final minutes of the second quarter, when Ekaterinburg went on a 10-0 run to build a 35:25 halftime lead.

De Lisha Milton stepped up for the home team in the third quarter, scoring 8 points and helping Ekaterinburg to extend the lead to 14 points (49:35). Ekaterinburg kept up their strong play until the end, outscoring Sopron by 12 points in the 4th quarter to run out 75:50 winners.

Milton was named MVP of the game after her 27 point, 8 rebound performance. Anna Arkhipova and Svetlana Abrosimova scored 13 points apiece. Abrosimova added 12 rebounds and 6 steals.

Serb and Montenegrin guard Gordana Kovacevic was a bright spark for Sopron as she scored 21 points. Center Oxana Zakalyuzhnaya was the only other player in double figures with 11, along with 11 rebounds.

Game MVP: De Lisha Milton

Accumulated statistics

46.6%

27/58
FG
M/A

32.8%

20/61

50.0%

26/52
FG2P
M/A

35.4%

17/48

16.7%

1/6
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

3/13

76.9%

20/26
FT
M/A

50.0%

7/14

40

11/29
RT
RO/RD

26

9/17

18

AS

11

9

TO

7

15

ST

10

1

BS

0

17

PF

20

75

Pts

50

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