Baltiyskaya Zwezda68-64

19-15, 11-21, 18-14, 20-14

MAV Coop

 

Date: 04.04.2004, 17:00hVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Miguel Betancor (ESP), Chantal Julien (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Baltiyskaya Zwezda MAV Coop
Yulia Mironova (18)PtsGina Farmer (16)
Elen Shakirova (10), Demya Walker (10)RebGina Farmer (8)
Kristen Sharp (4), Irina Routkovskaia (4)ASGina Farmer (7)
Demya Walker (4)STGina Farmer (4)
Demya Walker (1)BS

GAME REPORT

04.04.2004
Mav Coop Szolnoki 64 Baltiskaya Zwezda 68

Russian side Batliskaya Zwezda secured glory in the FIBA Europe Cup Women, and the first European title in their 5-year history thanks to a 68:64 win over Hungarian opponents Mav Coop Szolnoki.

Demya Walker was the MVP of the Final Four and the key figure in

Gina Farmer (MAV COOP)
Gina Farmer (MAV COOP)
the final as her 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and all-round aggressive play led Baltiskaya.

The Hungarians took some time to find their feet and they could only make 3/9 shots in the opening quarter. Baltiskaya settled in earlier, particularly Ioulia Mironova who scored 7 first quarter points and Irinia Routkovskaia who netted 4 points and dished 4 assists.

The first period finished 15:19 and the start of the second saw Baltiskaya continue to assert themselves. Walker scored 6 early points and suddenly the Hungarians were down 8 (19:27), forcing Szolnoki coach Peter Tapodi to call time-out.

Whatever the coach said in the timeout worked wonders, because Szolnoki came out after the break and totally dominated their opponents. Forward Gina Farmer was suddenly red hot from the floor and she scored 8 points to spark a 15:0 run for her team.

From 8 points down, Szolnoki had build a 6-point lead by halftime (36:30) and were in total control of the game. In contrast Balitskaya’s woes were compounded when Mironova picked up a 4th foul before the halftime break.

The beginning of the second half brought little change to the style of the game and Szolnoki remained in the driver’s seat. Baltiskaya coach Kira Trzheskal made the risky decision of leaving Mironova in the game, but it proved to be wise. She hit 2 three-pointers early in the 3rd quarter, the second of which brought her team to within 1-point, 43:42.

Both teams traded baskets and then Walker, whose aggressive defense was a huge plus for her side, came up with a steal and pass to Mironova for an uncontested lay-up and the lead, 45:48.

It was Szolonoki who took a small points advantage lead into the final quarter, but the momentum was firmly in favour of the Russian team. Mironova, who played almost the entire second half with 4 fouls, hit her 4th three-pointer to give Baltiskaya a 51:54 lead, which they would not surrender.

It was Walker who was the consistent presence for her team in her 35 minutes of court-time, but the experienced Elena Shakirova led them home. She scored 8 of her 14 points in

Demya Walker (Baltiyskaya Zwezda)
Demya Walker (Baltiyskaya Zwezda)
the final 4 minutes as Baltiskaya were able to maintain a 4-6 point margin and hang on for glory.

Mironova was the game’s high scorer and she finished with 18 points on 4/7 3-point shooting. Walker’s statistics were perhaps not quite impressive but her willingness to chase down every loose ball and never-give-in style made her a unanimous MVP choice.

Gina Farmer had an outstanding game for Szolonoki and finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Angela Delmis was the only other Hungarian player to crack double figures and she had 10 points.

COACH QUOTES

04.04.2004
Quotes Mav Coop Szolnoki - Baltiskaya Zwezda

Peter Tapodi, Head Coach, Mav Coop Szolonoki:

“We made too many mistakes against a strong team. We do not have much international experience or many players with experience and sometimes we play scared. When we are strong mentally we can play well.”

Kira Trzheskal, Head Coach, Baltiskaya Zwezda:

“I don’t feel anything right now because the game was difficult so it is hard to feel something. Going into the game we knew it would be tough, but when we were losing we weren’t thinking about a victory or loss.

“At halftime I asked my players to fight hard and that is what they did.”

“This victory is important for us because we are a young team. Hopefully this will bring us some money so we can develop our club.”

Demya Walker, Baltskaya Zwezda:

“This was amazing and exciting. It is the first championship I have won in my career and to be MVP is great.”

“When we were down we didn’t panic at all which is typical of our game and characteristic of our team. We didn’t play our best today but we stuck together and had great chemistry.

Top performers

Baltiyskaya Zwezda MAV Coop

Elen Shakirova

 

Gina Farmer

14Pts16
10Reb8
1AS7
1ST4
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Baltiyskaya Zwezda MAV Coop
22/53FG M/A26/64
15/32 (46.9%) FG2P M/A21/45 (46.7%)
7/21 (33.3%) FG3P M/A5/19 (26.3%)
17/23 (73.9%) FT M/A7/9 (77.8%)
33 (7-26) Reb (O-D) 31 (7-24)
13AS19
15TO13
10ST9
1BS0
18PF23
68Pts64

PHOTO GALLERY

BALTIYSKAYA ZWEZDA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mironova, Y. 307/1353.83/650.04/757.10/00.00330320418
5Sharp, K. 330/30.00/10.00/20.02/2100.0011401012
6Routkovskaia, I. 273/650.03/475.00/20.01/425.0055411047
7Walker, D. 354/1040.04/850.00/20.06/875.046103841214
9Savelyeva, E. DNP
10Chugunova, O. 71/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0112000012
11Perevoznikova, N. 233/650.00/00.03/650.00/00.0022111019
12Nevzorova, N. 111/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0000020032
13Kityzina, E. DNP
15Shakirova, E. 343/837.53/742.90/10.08/988.928101010214
TOTAL22/ 5341.515/ 3246.97/ 2133.317/2373.97263313151011868
MAV COOP
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Englert, O. 253/560.01/1100.02/450.00/00.0235552018
5Delmis, A. 384/1136.43/650.01/520.01/1100.00221310310
7Szélesy, J. DNP
8Hibbert, K. 323/1127.31/616.72/540.03/475.01344020211
10Farmer, G. 327/1450.07/1353.80/10.02/2100.02687140416
11Perovic, A. 142/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0112000024
12Bjelica, M. 102/633.32/450.00/20.01/250.0022000035
13Vida, A. DNP
14Papp, K. 243/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0044120046
15Füresz, E. 252/825.02/633.30/20.00/00.0134120044
TOTAL26/ 6440.621/ 4546.75/ 1926.37/977.8724311913902364
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

Baltiyskaya Zwezda MAV Coop

Elen Shakirova

 

Gina Farmer

14Pts16
10Reb8
1AS7
1ST4
0BS0
34Min32

TEAM STATS

Baltiyskaya Zwezda MAV Coop
22/53FG M/A26/64
15/32 (46.9%) FG2P M/A21/45 (46.7%)
7/21 (33.3%) FG3P M/A5/19 (26.3%)
17/23 (73.9%) FT M/A7/9 (77.8%)
33 (7-26) Reb (O-D) 31 (7-24)
13AS19
15TO13
10ST9
1BS0
18PF23
68Pts64