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Group:  C | 03.02.2005, 19:00h
Group:  C | 03.02.2005, 19:00h
86-78
22 - 1922 - 2125 - 2017 - 18
22 - 1922 - 2125 - 2017 - 18
Venue: Parma (ITA) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Alexandre Chimko (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Lavezzini Parma 86 vs. Tarbes GB 78

After a miserable start to the EuroLeague Women campaign, Italian side Lavezzini Parma finished the regular season in style, defeating French visitors Tarbes, 86-78.

Eva Nemcova

Parma lost 6 of their first 7 games in the competition and in December looked like an unlikely bet to make the play-offs. But the 2004 Italian finalists rallied in 2005, winning 4 of their 5 games, including Thursday night's victory which guarantees them a place in the eighth-final play-offs.

Despite a close first half, Parma were the better team throughout and thoroughly deserved their victory. Tarbes managed to hang on in the first 20 minutes, but the Italians' held 4-point halftime lead (44-40), after which they never looked back.

Greek international Anastasia Kostaki had an outstanding game for Parma and came close to a triple-double (21 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists) while Eva Nemcova added 17 points.

Katryna Gaither had a game-high 22 points for Tarbes and guard Laure Savasta had 14 points including 4/7 3-pointers.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lavezzini Parma vs. Tarbes GB

Miodrag Veskovic, Head Coach Basket Parma:

"We won 4 games in the second part of the season and qualified for the play-offs. We had again problems in defence, but tonight I want to think only about the positive things.

After loosing 6 of our first 7 games it was basically impossible for us to pass the round, but now we realized a very big thing by qualifying for the play-offs."

Accumulated statistics

51.5%

35/68
FG
M/A

47.5%

29/61

61.7%

29/47
FG2P
M/A

46.2%

24/52

28.6%

6/21
FG3P
M/A

55.6%

5/9

76.9%

10/13
FT
M/A

65.2%

15/23

40

10/30
RT
RO/RD

33

9/24

11

AS

6

16

TO

16

14

ST

15

1

BS

0

20

PF

14

86

Pts

78

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