Lietuvos Telekomas77-73

18-17, 19-8, 19-23, 21-25

USVO

 

Date: 22.10.2003, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Vilnius (LTU) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS), Aare Halliko (EST)
TEAM LEADERS
Lietuvos Telekomas USVO
Irena Vizbariene (22)PtsSandra Le Dréan (15)
Irena Vizbariene (10)RebAnn Wauters (11)
Jurgita Streimikyte (8)ASAudrey Sauret-Gillespie (6)
Jurgita Streimikyte (4)STSandra Le Dréan (3)
Irena Vizbariene (2)BSAnn Wauters (1)

GAME REPORT

22.10.2003
Lietuvos Telekomas 77 US Valenciennes Olympic 73

Lietuvos Telekomas pulled off the biggest upset on the opening night of EuroLeague Women action as they overcame last season’s runners-up Valenciennes, 77-73 in Vilnius.

In fact, this was Lietuvos Telekomas’ first ever victory over Valenciennes. In their previous 4 meetings the French team has won by an average of 30 points, making Lietuvos Telekomas’ achievement tonight all the more remarkable.
 
Having won all of their 14 preseason games, Lietuvos Telekomas came into the game with confidence and it showed in the first quarter. Good defense and 3-point shooting allowed the Lithuanians to take a 1-point advantage into the break (18:17).

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Ann Wauters (left) and Olga Murashkina

It was an advantage that the home team were able to increase, as aggressive defense held the French to just 9 2nd quarter points, and the lead ballooned to 12 (37:25).

The inevitable fightback came in the second halft as Valenciennes slowly worked their way back into the game. Lietuvos Telekomas’ advantage was cut to just 1-point with 2 minutes and 30 seconds left to play, making for a nervous ending for the home team.

However, strong play from Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene and Irena Baranauskate guided Lietuvos Telekomas to the victory.

Baranauskate was elected game MVP for her contribution of 22 points and 10 rebounds.

COACH QUOTES

22.10.2003
Quotes Lietuvos Telekomas - US Valenciennes Olympic

Laurent Buffard, Head Coach, USVO:

“We played many games last week. The team is a bit tired after the World Cup. "Lietuvos telekomas" made a good game and Irena Baranauskate was exceptional. It will be hard for other teams to win in Vilnius.”

Algirdas Paulauskas, Head Coach, Lietuvos Telekomas:

“We still have a lot of work to do, so that we can play throughout all four quarters like the way we did in the second one. But the result is positive and I’m happy with all the players, who did their best to win.”

Top performers

Lietuvos Telekomas USVO

Irena Vizbariene

 

Sandra Le Dréan

22Pts15
10Reb4
1AS3
3ST3
2BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lietuvos Telekomas USVO
26/62FG M/A22/54
16/42 (38.1%) FG2P M/A19/42 (45.2%)
10/20 (50.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
15/19 (78.9%) FT M/A26/32 (81.3%)
32 (11-21) Reb (O-D) 29 (8-21)
14AS18
18TO15
13ST10
2BS1
24PF19
77Pts73
LIETUVOS TELEKOMAS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Zherzherunova, O. 142/633.30/30.02/366.70/00.0011201006
5Masilionene, O. 283/933.31/520.02/450.07/977.80110330315
6Linkeviciene, S. 221/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0224130023
7Streimikyte, J. 283/1225.03/1225.00/00.05/683.34378240311
8Bimbaite, A. 120/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0101010010
9Valentiene, R. 244/850.00/10.04/757.12/2100.01341300314
10Nikonovaite , I. 181/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0101111052
12Kuktiene, V. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
13Vizbariene, I. 3610/1376.98/988.92/450.00/00.019101332322
15Velishaieva, D. 162/633.32/633.30/00.00/00.0123011044
TOTAL26/ 6241.916/ 4238.110/ 2050.015/1978.911213214181322477
USVO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gomis, J. DNP
5Le Dréan, S. 284/666.74/580.00/10.07/887.51343130415
6Feaster-Strong, A. 275/1050.02/540.03/560.00/00.02131310213
7Lawson-Wade, E. 261/520.01/333.30/20.08/8100.00114120210
8Batkovic, S. 141/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.0033021033
9Sauret-Gillespie, A. 404/1040.04/666.70/40.05/683.31236410213
10Dieng, F. DNP
12Wauters, A. 374/1330.84/1330.80/00.04/666.738113421212
13Pelikanova, E. 283/650.03/650.00/00.01/250.0134100047
14Bertal, E. DNP
TOTAL22/ 5440.719/ 4245.23/ 1225.026/3281.38212918151011973
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

Lietuvos Telekomas USVO

Irena Vizbariene

 

Sandra Le Dréan

22Pts15
10Reb4
1AS3
3ST3
2BS0
36Min28

TEAM STATS

Lietuvos Telekomas USVO
26/62FG M/A22/54
16/42 (38.1%) FG2P M/A19/42 (45.2%)
10/20 (50.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
15/19 (78.9%) FT M/A26/32 (81.3%)
32 (11-21) Reb (O-D) 29 (8-21)
14AS18
18TO15
13ST10
2BS1
24PF19
77Pts73