Gambrinus JME52-57

15-11, 14-14, 7-17, 16-15

Lotos VBW Clima

 

Date: 16.04.2004, 20:30hVenue:   Pécs (HUN) Spectators: 5000
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Raul Chaves (ARG)
TEAM LEADERS
Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
Hana Horakova (14)PtsLimor Mizrachi (11)
Jana Veselá (7)Reb3 players tied with 8
Romana Hamzova (3)ASElaine Powell (2)
Romana Hamzova (6)STNatalia Vodopyanova (8)
Rankica Sarenac (1), Eva Vitecková (1)BSMalgorzata Dydek (5)

GAME REPORT

16.04.2004
Gambrinus JME Brno 52 Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia 57

It may not have been pretty, but Gdynia’s tight victory over Brno displayed the type of intensity and tenacity needed to win a championship. The result propels the Polish side to their second EuroLeague Women Final in 2 years. As in 2002, when they last reached this stage, they will face French team Valenciennes for the title on Sunday.

The first quarter was an indicator that the game would not be remembered for its aesthetic value. It finished 15:11 in favour of Brno and was a harbringer of the type of low scoring style to come.

The 2nd quarter proved to be no different. Gdynia center Margo Dydek did not make any shots in the first half ((0/3 field goals), but she had 2 blocked shots and set the tone for her team’s stifling defense.

Gdynia shot 39% from the floor in the first 20 minutes, point guard Elaine Powell paced the team with 9 points on 3/4 shooting.

Brno were not much more successful. They hit 34% from the floor and could only make 2/5 free throws.

Going into the second half the score was just 29:25 in favour of Brno and the game was in the balance. Brno began strongly, but it was Gdynia who stole the momentum and began to build a small lead. Once again it was not pretty and most of the Polish team’s points came from the foul line. Nonetheless, Agnieszka Bibrzycka and Margo Dydek combined for 10 consecutive points and Gdynia led 36:42 going into the final period.

The Polish opened the 4th with 2 baskets to make the lead 10 points (36:46), but on the next possession Powell fouled out. Brno took advantage and closed the gap to 3 points on a driving lay-up from Hana Machova, but would get no closer.

At the death it was Powell’s replacement, Limor Mizrachi, who sealed the victory. Her drive and basket with 1 minute on the clock gave Gdynia a 6-point lead (50:56) and she followed that by splitting a pair of free throws to make the game 100% safe.

Mizrachi finished as Gdynia’s top scorer with 11 points. It was Natalia Vodopyanova though who was the team’s best player on the day. She played outstanding defense, finishing the game with 8 steals, 8 rebounds and 10 points. Bibrzycka also had 10, but missed all 4 of her three-point attempts.

Top performers

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima

Ivana Vecerová

 

Natalia Vodopyanova

7Pts10
6Reb8
0AS0
4ST8
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
20/70FG M/A19/43
15/48 (31.3%) FG2P M/A18/34 (52.9%)
5/22 (22.7%) FG3P M/A1/9 (11.1%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A18/30 (60.0%)
31 (16-15) Reb (O-D) 27 (11-16)
9AS5
16TO20
22ST23
2BS7
28PF18
52Pts57

PHOTO GALLERY

GAMBRINUS JME
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Veselá, J. 343/1030.03/1030.00/00.03/475.0527032039
5Vecerová, I. 163/650.03/650.00/00.01/250.0606004057
6Uhrová, M. 20/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000010000
7Kovacova, A. 120/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0202121050
9Horakova, H. 336/2030.04/1136.42/922.20/10.00662330414
10Hamzova, R. 302/728.62/450.00/30.01/1100.0112326045
11Sarenac, R. 242/922.21/616.71/333.30/00.0156112115
12Zirková, Z. 120/40.00/20.00/20.00/20.0000012020
14Silva Dos Santos, C. 101/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0112000032
15Vitecková, E. 273/837.51/425.02/450.02/2100.00002321110
TOTAL20/ 7028.615/ 4831.35/ 2222.77/1258.31615319162222852
LOTOS VBW CLIMA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Vodopyanova, N. 344/666.74/666.70/00.02/2100.07180180210
6Pawlak, P. 100/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000020010
7Mizrachi, L. 184/850.03/475.01/425.02/450.00111241111
8Troina, T. DNP
9Sytnyak, E. DNP
10Powell, E. 263/560.03/560.00/00.03/475.0011234059
12Dydek, M. 341/520.01/520.00/00.03/650.0088070535
13Cuprys, J. 162/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.0011100014
14Bibrzycka, A. 293/1127.33/742.90/40.04/580.00001250110
15Melvin, C. 342/450.02/450.00/00.04/944.4448032148
TOTAL19/ 4344.218/ 3452.91/ 911.118/3060.01116275202371857
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 Lotos VBW Clima

Ivana Vecerová

 

Natalia Vodopyanova

7Pts10
6Reb8
0AS0
4ST8
0BS0
16Min34

TEAM STATS

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
20/70FG M/A19/43
15/48 (31.3%) FG2P M/A18/34 (52.9%)
5/22 (22.7%) FG3P M/A1/9 (11.1%)
7/12 (58.3%) FT M/A18/30 (60.0%)
31 (16-15) Reb (O-D) 27 (11-16)
9AS5
16TO20
22ST23
2BS7
28PF18
52Pts57