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Group:  A | 02.02.2005, 17:55h
Group:  A | 02.02.2005, 17:55h
54-50
18 - 185 - 1023 - 118 - 11
18 - 185 - 1023 - 118 - 11
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Oscar Lefwerth (SWE), Nail Saitgaleev (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Lietuvos Telekomas 54 vs. Gambrinus JME 50

After 7 previous attempts in recent years, Lietuvos telekomas finally defeated Gambrinus Brno on Wednesday night in the EuroLeague Women.

Sandra Valuzyte
The victory put an end to Brno's 7-game winning streak this season and will give the Lithuanian side a huge confidence boost going into the play-offs.

The game's high stakes were evident throughout the 40 minutes and both teams began nervously. The scoreline fluctuated constantly, as Brno and Lietuvos tried and failed to build a lead, and after 10 minutes it was all square, 18-18.

The second quarter was no better. Both sides struggled on the offensive end and combined for just 15 points, with Lietuvos telekomas scoring just 5.

It was in the third that the home side began to pull away. They outscored Brno 12-3 in the final 6 minutes of the period and took a 46-39 lead into the final quarter.

Brno fought back and a Taj McWilliams jump shot at the 4:42 minute mark saw them go back in front, 48-49. But Rima Valentiene hit a three-pointer which saw Lietuvos regain the advantage.

Valentiene struggled on the night, hitting just 1 of her 3 three-point attempts. But the one she nailed was a huge lift to her team and the 2,500 home fans.

Katie Douglas hit 3/4 free throws in the final 15 seconds and Lietuvos held on for the win.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lietuvos Telekomas vs. Gambrinus JME

Algirdas Paulauskas, headcoach Lietuvos:
„We were lucky today, but we also deserved to win because our girls were fighting from the first to the last minute of the game. Their attitude decided the game today.”

Milan Veverka:
“Both teams were nervous today. Vilnius just had a little bit more luck in the end.”

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

29.3%

17/58
FG
M/A

33.8%

22/65

35.7%

15/42
FG2P
M/A

40.7%

22/54

12.5%

2/16
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/11

81.8%

18/22
FT
M/A

60.0%

6/10

40

9/31
RT
RO/RD

44

12/32

9

AS

7

12

TO

14

11

ST

9

3

BS

4

16

PF

18

54

Pts

50

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