Gambrinus JME59-57

10-19, 8-10, 21-12, 20-16

USVO

 

Date: 17.12.2003, 16:45hGroup:  BVenue:   Brno (CZE) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Istvàn Valovics (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Gambrinus JME USVO
Zuzana Zirková (16)PtsAllison Feaster-Strong (14)
Ivana Vecerová (9)RebAnn Wauters (8)
Romana Hamzova (5)ASEdwige Lawson-Wade (4)
Ivana Vecerová (5)STAudrey Sauret-Gillespie (7)
Eva Vitecková (1), Ivana Vecerová (1)BSSandra Le Dréan (2)

GAME REPORT

17.12.2003
Gambrinus JME Brno 59 - US Valenciennes 57

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Suzy Batkovic (USVO) keeps the ball safe from Brno's Jana Vesela
Although from the final score this looks like a tight match-up from start to finish, Gambrinus JME only took the lead in the last 10 minutes of the game.

Valenciennes started with very tough precision play in defense and Brno didn´t know how to play against these tactics. After four minutes the French team was in leading 9:0 as Brno had problems with communication, they very often lost the ball and the first two points came from Jana Vesela only in the 5th minute. USVO allowed Brno absolutely no space or even air to breathe. The home team had to fight for every shooting possibility, whereas the Valenciennes side was able to find and take shots from everywhere on the court.

Brno coach Jan Bobrovsky tried to make changes by switching the players but only Zuzana Zirkova started with a good performance and with eight points was after first period the leading scorer for Gambrinus. For the Valenciennes team Belgian center Ann Wauters was the best player in first period with five rebounds while Audrey Sauret shot 8 points.

After the half-time break Brno tried everything, and managed to pull closer step by step with the help of Hana Machova, who shot four 3-pointers in a short time to narrow USVO's lead. In the 29th minute the score stood at 39:39 and Valenciennes started to get very nervous. In the third period both Brno centers Ivana Vecerova and Slovak Alena Kovacova played very well indeed and in defense Romana Hamzova was excellent. In the last quarter Brno stepped up their aggressivity once more and showed the necessary determination to take the win.

Two minutes before the end the score was 58:54 for Brno and Valenciennes tried to retake the game but the home team didn´t give their rivals the chance to return.

"It was very important victory for us. We improved our defense in the second half and that decided our success," commented Zuzana Zirkova after the game.

MVP of the game - Zuzana Zirkova (Gambrinus JME Brno)

Top performers

Gambrinus JME USVO

Ivana Vecerová

 

Edwige Lawson-Wade

14Pts10
9Reb3
1AS4
5ST1
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Gambrinus JME USVO
22/67FG M/A22/54
16/47 (34.0%) FG2P M/A19/42 (45.2%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
9/12 (75.0%) FT M/A10/15 (66.7%)
39 (16-23) Reb (O-D) 29 (4-25)
16AS8
14TO18
12ST11
2BS2
13PF15
59Pts57

PHOTO GALLERY

GAMBRINUS JME
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Veselá, J. 181/616.71/520.00/10.00/00.0134021002
5Vecerová, I. 377/1546.77/1450.00/10.00/20.05491251214
6Uhrová, M. DNP
7Kovacova, A. 233/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0235310016
9Horakova, H. 305/955.61/250.04/757.10/00.00112430314
10Hamzova, R. 291/616.70/30.01/333.30/00.0033512033
11Sarenac, R. 121/520.01/520.00/00.00/00.0437020012
12Zirková, Z. 363/1225.02/633.31/616.79/1090.03474210116
14Silva Dos Santos, C. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000000000
15Vitecková, E. 131/714.31/520.00/20.00/00.0123100122
TOTAL22/ 6732.816/ 4734.06/ 2030.09/1275.016233916141221359
USVO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Le Dréan, S. 231/616.71/616.70/00.00/00.0044133232
6Feaster-Strong, A. 295/955.63/475.02/540.02/2100.00550200514
7Lawson-Wade, E. 313/560.03/560.00/00.04/4100.00334110410
8Batkovic, S. 292/825.02/633.30/20.00/10.0055040024
9Sauret-Gillespie, A. 376/1346.25/862.51/520.00/20.00222270013
10Dieng, F. DNP
11Brown, Y. 160/20.00/20.00/00.02/2100.0112000012
12Wauters, A. 355/1145.55/1145.50/00.02/450.03581600012
14Bertal, E. DNP
15Juras, S. DNP
TOTAL22/ 5440.719/ 4245.23/ 1225.010/1566.7425298181121557
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

Gambrinus JME USVO

Ivana Vecerová

 

Edwige Lawson-Wade

14Pts10
9Reb3
1AS4
5ST1
1BS0
37Min31

TEAM STATS

Gambrinus JME USVO
22/67FG M/A22/54
16/47 (34.0%) FG2P M/A19/42 (45.2%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
9/12 (75.0%) FT M/A10/15 (66.7%)
39 (16-23) Reb (O-D) 29 (4-25)
16AS8
14TO18
12ST11
2BS2
13PF15
59Pts57