Universitat FC Barcelona 94-70

27-18, 20-15, 28-17, 19-20

UMMC

 

Date: 29.10.2003, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Barcelona (ESP) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Valdemar Cabral (POR), Gilles Bretagne (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Universitat FC Barcelona  UMMC
Raziya Mujanovic (25)PtsTamecka Dixon (20)
Raziya Mujanovic (8)RebDeLisha Milton-Jones (11)
Laia Palau (4)ASAnna Arkhipova (3)
Andrea Congreaves (3), Isabel Sanchez (3)STSvetlana Abrosimova (5)
Tracy Reid (1), Laia Palau (1)BSIrina Osipova (1), DeLisha Milton-Jones (1)

GAME REPORT

29.10.2003
UB Barcelona 94 UMMC Ekaterinburg 70

UB Barcelona spectacularly overcame its second European challenge, beating Ekaterinburg, the current European champion, by an overwhelming margin: 94:70.

At the beginning of the match, both teams played a similar game: man-to-man defense with a lot of physical contact and quick offensive transitions. Laia Palau and Razija Brcaninovic were a difficult duo to stop, pulling down rebounds and initiating the fast break.

De Lisha Milton and Anna Arkhipova from the Ekterinburg stopped the Catalonian team from getting too far ahead in the first 10 minutes, but Barca pushed during the last minutes and gained the first head start: 27 to 18, thus ending the first quarter.

UB Barça didn't start to attack well in the second quarter, but the Russians couldn’t take advantage. Only Dixon reduced the points difference. Half way through the period, Sandra  Gallego took over and started to do what she does so well: nailing three-point shots. Her teammates caught on to her good play and the game begun to flow.

To an 18 point difference. Visic requested timeout in order to stop U B Barça's game, but the remedy was worst than the illness, as from that time on, the home team played their best basketball. A timid reaction on behalf of the Russians during the last minute allowed them to improve the scoreboard: 47 - 36 at the end of half.

When the game recommenced, the visitors tried zone defense. UB Barça noticed the change, but as the minutes passed the Catalonians played more comfortably. They again imposed a quick transition game and when one didn't score, another did. For Ekaterinburg, Dixon and Milton were the only players putting up points. Brcaninovic was untouchable in offense, even when double teamed. Thus UB Barça obtained the best results at the end of the third period: 75 - 51.

In the last quarter, UB Barça continued its individual defense with many steals, always resulting in a 2 against 1 and even 3 against 1 fast-breaks. The Russians began to lose control, fouling as a result of their inability to stop the locals. The game became rough and the Russians got into serious foul trouble. Arkhipova fouled out first, followed by Milton and the game was effectively over for the visitors. Final score: 94 - 70.

COACH QUOTES

29.10.2003
Quotes Barcelona - Ekaterinburg

Carme Lluveras, Head Coach UB Barcelona:

"We played a good game. Things have gone well from the beginning. Our good defense disorientated the Russians, who were never comfortable on the court. Ekaterinburg is an excellent team, with star players, but simply didn't have a good day."

Zoran Visic, Head Coach UMMC Ekaterinburg: 

"UB Barça played better than us this evening and that is why they won the game. They're a good team."

Anna Arkhipova, Captain UMMC Ekaterinburg: 

"We can't compete in Europe with a 7-player team. UB Barça has played better and we should congratulate them for their good play."

 

Top performers

Universitat FC Barcelona  UMMC

Raziya Mujanovic

 

DeLisha Milton-Jones

25Pts18
8Reb11
3AS1
0ST2
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Universitat FC Barcelona  UMMC
36/66FG M/A27/67
28/49 (57.1%) FG2P M/A23/51 (45.1%)
8/17 (47.1%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
14/18 (77.8%) FT M/A12/22 (54.5%)
33 (2-31) Reb (O-D) 25 (5-20)
18AS8
17TO17
11ST11
2BS2
22PF20
94Pts70
UNIVERSITAT FC BARCELONA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Rovira, M. 110/30.00/30.00/00.02/2100.0033011012
6Reid, T. 275/1145.55/1050.00/10.00/00.01341201210
8Gallego, S. 256/1250.02/450.04/850.01/250.00333320317
9Palau, L. 296/875.05/5100.01/333.33/475.00114111316
10Congreaves, A. 252/450.00/10.02/366.71/250.0077313037
11Fedorova, O. 61/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000020013
12Sanchez, I. 233/742.93/650.00/10.02/2100.0022323018
13Mesa, S. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000001000
14Mujanovic, R. 3511/1573.311/1573.30/00.03/475.00883200325
15Carpay, M. 162/450.02/450.00/00.02/2100.0145130056
TOTAL36/ 6654.528/ 4957.18/ 1747.114/1877.82313318171122294
UMMC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Milton-Jones, D. 348/1553.36/1346.22/2100.00/10.0110111521518
6Dixon, T. 387/1643.87/1546.70/10.06/785.70331820420
7Arkhipova, A. 313/933.33/837.50/10.02/2100.0000321058
8Khazova, M. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022000002
9Abrosimova, S. 304/944.43/650.01/333.31/425.01342050210
12Goustilina, D. 211/714.30/10.01/616.70/00.0123000013
14Osipova, I. 403/1030.03/742.90/30.03/837.5202121139
TOTAL27/ 6740.323/ 5145.14/ 1625.012/2254.5520258171122070
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Universitat FC Barcelona  UMMC

Raziya Mujanovic

 

DeLisha Milton-Jones

25Pts18
8Reb11
3AS1
0ST2
0BS1
35Min34

TEAM STATS

Universitat FC Barcelona  UMMC
36/66FG M/A27/67
28/49 (57.1%) FG2P M/A23/51 (45.1%)
8/17 (47.1%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
14/18 (77.8%) FT M/A12/22 (54.5%)
33 (2-31) Reb (O-D) 25 (5-20)
18AS8
17TO17
11ST11
2BS2
22PF20
94Pts70