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Group:  B | 11.12.2003, 18:00h
Group:  B | 11.12.2003, 18:00h
70-62
20 - 1611 - 1819 - 1220 - 16
20 - 1611 - 1819 - 1220 - 16
Venue: Pécs (HUN) |
Spectators: 3500 |
Referees: Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Caslav Cukalovic (SRB)

GAME REPORT


MIZO-Pecsi VSK 70 VBM SGAU Samara 62

20031211_MIZO Pecs 1 .jpg
Pecs' Chantelle Anderson battles against Maria Stepanova
 MIZO-Pecsi VSK added another victory to their perfect home record after a 70-62 win against the World Cup Champions VBM SGAU Samara. Today's game in Pecs was almost a carbon copy of of the Hungarians' victory attained in the first round in Samara (70-60).

Pécs took the lead after four seconds on a basket by Andrea Károlyi, and held onto it until the 8th minute in the second quarter. Ilona Korstine led the Russian attack with a variety of brilliant fast break baskets. Samara went to the locker room at halftime holding a three point lead (31-34).

The third quarter started with two three point baskets by Allison Tranquilli, and Pécs recovered the lead for good (39-38). Riding the ever more efficient inside game of Chantelle Anderson (elected the MVP of the game), Pécs built a 14 point lead with 6 minutes to go (64-50).

At that point coach Grudin of Samara practically gave up, pulling his star center Maria Stepanova from the court.

With the win Pécs took a big step towards the playoffs, while Samara, club world champions a few months ago, are virtually eliminated, after a game in which the Russians didn't score from behind the 3 point line.
 
MVP of the game: Chantelle Anderson (MIZO-Pecsi VSK)

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pécs - Samara

Laszlo Ratgeber Head Coach, MIZO-Pecsi VSK:

"We couldn´t find our rhythm in the first 20 minutes, we were slower than I wanted and received too many points from fastbreaks. I am very happy, that my players understood me at halftime."
 
Igor Grudin, Head Coach, VBM SGAU Samara:

"The team, who committed less mistakes, won the game. Pecs is more experienced than us on this level of European basketball."

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

40.0%

22/55
FG
M/A

43.6%

24/55

42.4%

14/33
FG2P
M/A

47.1%

24/51

36.4%

8/22
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/4

85.7%

18/21
FT
M/A

60.9%

14/23

27

9/18
RT
RO/RD

32

12/20

21

AS

11

11

TO

21

15

ST

15

0

BS

0

21

PF

20

70

Pts

62

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