Lotos Gdynia66-77

22-4, 10-25, 10-32, 24-16

VBM-SGAU

 

Date: 02.12.2004, 17:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Gdynia (POL) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Sergiy Chebyshev (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Lotos Gdynia VBM-SGAU
Deanna Nolan (19)PtsIlona Korstin (23)
Tatyana Troina (10)RebMaria Stepanova (14)
5 players tied with 2ASOlga Arteshina (6)
3 players tied with 2STOlga Arteshina (3)
Malgorzata Dydek (3)BSOlga Arteshina (3)

GAME REPORT

02.12.2004
BK Lotos 66 vs. VBM-SGAU 77

In tonight's clash between the two undefeated teams in Group C, VBM-SGAU Samara defeated Lotos Gdynia 66:77 (22:4, 10:25, 10:32, 24:16) in Gdynia.

The Game MVP went to Ilona Korstine of Samara.

Deanna Nolan Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia
Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Lotos' head coach, was still remembering the hard lesson his team received from Samara in the final of FIBA World League in September. Lotos, playing without Margo Dydek, lost that final game against VBM-SGAU 67:83.

To avoid a repeat of that result Gdynia, this time with Dydek on the team, started very strong. Thanks to an outstanding defence the local side were able to run a few fast breaks and gained a big lead early in the game. The Fans in the GOSiR arena had expected a close game however their team led 22:4 after 10 minutes.

"It was one of the greatest 10 minutes in the history of the club", said the Russian coach at the press conference. "My team could not make a shot over Margo beacause they were afraid of her. Her blocks and rebounds let Gdynia score many easy points with fast breaks."

Later Gdynia started to lose their momentum and power in both offence and defence, so that the Russian team, led by Ilona Korstine, came back to just 3 points right before halftime (32:29).

The third quarter was the decider for the final result. Samara whipped Gdynia 32:10 over the 10 minute period. The Gdynia players got really tired, mainly because of the lack of help from the bench.

With Dydek resting on the bench after a full 20 minute perfomance in the first half, and with Bibrzycka playing with an knee injury and Ewelina Kobryn as the only post player who could act as back up for Dydek, it was almost impossible to face the Russian advance.

Gdynia managed to win the final 10 minutes 24:16 to avoid a complete humiliation.

COACH QUOTES

02.12.2004
Quotes BK Lotos vs. VBM-SGAU

Igor Grudin,  Head Coach, VBM-SGAU Samara:

"I am satisfied with the result of the game. I think Lotos and Dynamo will be our rivals in the Final Four.
In my opinion, the game was very attractive fot the fans because we came back from 2:18 and won the game. My team had a psychological problem playing in Gdynia as they remebered they lost here by 26 points last year. That is why we had such a bad start. My players were also afraid of Margo. Later we calmed down and found our game. Olga Naymushina made two very important 3-pointers and got a really good impact on the rest of the team. Later we played like we used to play and just won the game."

Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Head Coach, Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia:

"I am also satisfied with the game, although we lost it. Tonight I did not have enough players to make a right rotations on the team. So after a very good, maybe even too good first half it was not possible to play like this till the end of the game. If I had Bibrzycka in full shape and Kobryn to help Margo, I think it would be a quite different game."

Margo Dydek, Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia:

"In my opinion, the two best teams of Euroleague met tonight in Gdynia. It was more satisfying for me what we showed in the first quarter. If coach Grudin borrowed us one or two bench players tonight it would be a different game. It is the start of the season and I hope the revenge in Russia will be a more competitive game."

Top performers

Lotos Gdynia VBM-SGAU

Tatyana Troina

 

Ilona Korstin

13Pts23
10Reb3
2AS1
1ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lotos Gdynia VBM-SGAU
27/74FG M/A31/69
24/59 (40.7%) FG2P M/A28/56 (50.0%)
3/15 (20.0%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
9/14 (64.3%) FT M/A12/16 (75.0%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 46 (11-35)
12AS18
11TO17
11ST8
5BS3
19PF13
66Pts77

PHOTO GALLERY

LOTOS GDYNIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Veselovski, M. 224/850.02/366.72/540.02/450.00002010212
5Janyga, K. DNP
6Pawlak, P. 111/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101112012
7Motyl, K. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011010000
*8Troina, T. 335/1050.04/757.11/333.32/2100.019102110413
*9Nolan, D. 358/1844.48/1747.10/10.03/475.00332321119
*10Powell, E. 293/1030.03/933.30/10.00/00.0112221126
*12Dydek, M. 343/1127.33/1127.30/00.00/20.0279211336
14Bibrzycka, A. 212/1118.22/633.30/50.02/2100.0044102026
15Stefanovskaia, E. 131/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0325021042
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 7436.524/ 5940.73/ 1520.09/1464.38273512111151966
VBM-SGAU
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Arteshina, O. 354/944.44/666.70/30.00/00.0369623328
5Koroleva, Y. DNP
7Swoopes, S. 141/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0022010012
*8Lawson-Wade, E. 234/580.03/3100.01/250.01/250.01124000210
9Firsova, O. 173/837.51/250.02/633.30/00.0101132018
*10Korstin, I. 319/1369.29/1369.20/00.05/683.31231220123
*11Stepanova, M. 343/1225.03/1127.30/10.03/475.011314431039
12Wauters, A. 244/1040.04/1040.00/00.02/2100.02791200110
13Sutton-Brown, T. 30/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0011010001
*14Shchegoleva, T. 193/742.93/742.90/00.00/00.0235130026
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL31/ 6944.928/ 5650.03/ 1323.112/1675.01135461817831377
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

Lotos Gdynia VBM-SGAU

Tatyana Troina

 

Ilona Korstin

13Pts23
10Reb3
2AS1
1ST2
0BS0
33Min31

TEAM STATS

Lotos Gdynia VBM-SGAU
27/74FG M/A31/69
24/59 (40.7%) FG2P M/A28/56 (50.0%)
3/15 (20.0%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
9/14 (64.3%) FT M/A12/16 (75.0%)
35 (8-27) Reb (O-D) 46 (11-35)
12AS18
11TO17
11ST8
5BS3
19PF13
66Pts77