Lietuvos Telekomas75-71

18-16, 22-16, 16-16, 19-23

Lavezzini Parma

 

Date: 17.12.2003, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Vilnius (LTU) Spectators: 1100
Referees:  Fedor Dmitriev (BLR), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Lietuvos Telekomas Lavezzini Parma
Jurgita Streimikyte (16)PtsGordana Grubin (22)
Jurgita Streimikyte (8)RebTaj Mc Williams (8), Dubravka Dacic (8)
Jurgita Streimikyte (3)ASGordana Grubin (4)
Diliara Velishaieva (4)STSvetlana Kouznetsova (2), Taj Mc Williams (2)
Irena Vizbariene (1)BS

GAME REPORT

17.12.2003
Lietuvos Telekomas 75 Lavezzini Parma 71

20031217_LietuvosTelekomas_LavezziniParma.jpg
Game MVP Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene
Lietuvos Telekomas went in to the game against Lavezzini Basket this evening having lost 6 matches in a row. This game had to be a turning point for the Lithuanians in this year's Euroleague as they won in Italy by 32 points and nobody would forgive them a 7th loss.

Prior to this game Ukrainian international Olena Zherzherunova was released from the Vilnius club and young Egle Sulciute stepped in to replace her. The pressure from the crowd and the press, who were waiting for the victory, and the changes in the squad made it even more difficult for the home team.

The nerviness was felt coming from the playing court. In the 7th minute of the 1st quarter the score was 9:6 as both teams missed a lot of opportunities to score. Nevertheless, Lietuvos Telekomas took the lead from the 2nd minute and won the 1st quarter 18:16.

Ausra Bimbaite (10 points, 2/2 3pts) and Vita Miklyciute (7 points) helped the team coming from the bench in the 2nd quarter and the Lithuanian side extended its lead to 8 points at the halftime (40:32).

It became very tight game in the 3rd quarter and neither of the teams would break, so after these 10 minutes ended there was no change in the points difference.

The 4th quarter started very badly for the home team. In just a couple of minutes the Italians got very close and a 3-pointer from Svetlana Kouznetsova in the 35th minute cut Lietuvos Telekomas' lead to 1 point. The shadows of the past losses started to haunt the Vilnius players. Having lost some matches by 1 or 2 points the Lithuanians had to settle their nerves. Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene and Olga Murashkina showed their experience and stayed cool, scoring some important points. Ausra Bimbaite also made a steal and dished a sweet assist behind the back to Streimikyte-Virbickiene in a fast-break. But Lavezzini Basket didn’t give up. With 8 seconds left on the clock the score was 73:71 and the Italians stole the ball from Vilnius. Happily for the home team they regained ball possession in the next second and team captain Rima Valentien went on to score 2 more points to win the game 75:71.

MVP of the game - Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene

COACH QUOTES

17.12.2003
Quotes Lietuvos Telekomas - Lavezzini Parma

Algirdas Paulauskas, Head Coach, Lietuvos Telekomas:
"We didn’t play our best basketball. I don’t know what it was, maybe the nerves, maybe some players were tired. I just hope, that it’ll be better next year."

Miodrag Veskovic, Head Coach, Lavezzini Parma:
"We played a bad defense and didn’t stop Jurgita Streimikyte. The offense was good, but the mistakes in defense were decisive."

Top performers

Lietuvos Telekomas Lavezzini Parma

Jurgita Streimikyte

 

Gordana Grubin

16Pts22
8Reb6
3AS4
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lietuvos Telekomas Lavezzini Parma
28/62FG M/A24/58
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A22/50 (44.0%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A2/8 (25.0%)
12/20 (60.0%) FT M/A21/25 (84.0%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 36 (10-26)
11AS13
10TO15
8ST6
1BS0
23PF18
75Pts71

PHOTO GALLERY

LIETUVOS TELEKOMAS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Masilionene, O. 284/757.13/475.01/333.34/666.71231100213
6Linkeviciene, S. 131/250.00/10.01/1100.00/00.0000100043
7Streimikyte, J. 375/1145.54/1040.01/1100.05/862.51783110316
8Bimbaite, A. 194/757.12/540.02/2100.00/00.00112130410
9Valentiene, R. 192/728.62/2100.00/50.00/00.0022120024
10Nikonovaite , I. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022000000
12Kuktiene, V. 173/560.02/450.01/1100.00/00.0101000007
13Vizbariene, I. 384/1330.84/1233.30/10.01/1100.0167220139
14Sulciute, E. DNP
15Velishaieva, D. 255/955.64/850.01/1100.02/540.02571340513
TOTAL28/ 6245.221/ 4744.77/ 1546.712/2060.0625311110812375
LAVEZZINI PARMA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Micovic, M. 91/425.01/333.30/10.01/250.0011010033
5Ciampoli, F. 51/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000100012
7Corbani, C. 110/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0011110010
9Grubin, G. 355/1533.34/1330.81/250.011/11100.01564110122
10Vilipic, D. 304/666.74/666.70/00.06/785.70441300214
11Mc Williams, T. 408/1266.78/1266.70/00.01/333.34481620217
12Micovic, M. 90/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0123010000
13Costalunga, A. 251/616.71/425.00/20.00/00.0011311012
14Kouznetsova, S. 191/520.00/20.01/333.32/2100.0134112045
15Dacic, D. 173/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0358100036
TOTAL24/ 5841.422/ 5044.02/ 825.021/2584.01026361315601871
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

Lietuvos Telekomas Lavezzini Parma

Jurgita Streimikyte

 

Gordana Grubin

16Pts22
8Reb6
3AS4
1ST1
0BS0
37Min35

TEAM STATS

Lietuvos Telekomas Lavezzini Parma
28/62FG M/A24/58
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A22/50 (44.0%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A2/8 (25.0%)
12/20 (60.0%) FT M/A21/25 (84.0%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 36 (10-26)
11AS13
10TO15
8ST6
1BS0
23PF18
75Pts71