Lotos Gdynia87-75

16-24, 27-14, 21-15, 23-22

Dexia Namur

 

Date: 11.11.2004, 17:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Gdynia (POL) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Juha-Pekka Orava (FIN), Olegs Latisevs (LAT)
TEAM LEADERS
Lotos Gdynia Dexia Namur
Malgorzata Dydek (27)PtsKrystyna Szymanska-Lara (24)
Malgorzata Dydek (17)RebNakia Sanford (10)
Elaine Powell (4), Deanna Nolan (4)ASKrystyna Szymanska-Lara (4)
Deanna Nolan (3)STNakia Sanford (1), Rebekkah Brunson (1)
Malgorzata Dydek (6)BSNakia Sanford (1), Rebekkah Brunson (1)

GAME REPORT

11.11.2004
Lotos Gdynia 87 Dexia Namur 75

Margo Dydek's decision to return to Gdynia paid off dividends for the Polish champions in the first EuroLeague Women match of the season. Dydek's 27 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks paced Gdynia to an 87-75 win over Belgian club Dexia Namur.

Although it is their first season in the √ČuroLeague, Dexia have shown that they belong. They opened the competition with a win against Vojvodina and started out strong against Gdynia, last year's finalists.

Margo Dydek had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks against Dexia

Dexia almost ran Gdynia off the floor in the opening quarter with their fastbreak style. Dexia's Krystyna Szymanska (a European Championship silver medallist with Poland in 1999) did most of the damage as she accumulated 14 first quarter points.

The first quarter barrage was part of Dexia's strategy.

"We knew that if we don't make a quick start we would be in trouble later in the game" - said Dexia's coach Martens about the first quarter.

Trailing 16-24 after 10 minutes, Gdynia managed to tie the game at 26 late in the second quarter. Szymanska managed just two second quarter points, while at halftime Dydek already had 12 points and 8 rebounds in what was a furious paced game.

It was clear that neither Dydek nor Szymanska  could win the game single-handedly and in the end it was Dydek who got more help from her team-mates.

They were able to build an 11-point lead by the end of the third quarter and had the game well under control in the final 10 minutes.

COACH QUOTES

11.11.2004
Quotes Lotos Gdynia vs. Dexia Namur

Bobby Martens, Head Coach, Dexia Namur:
"First of all I would like to congratulate Lotos Gdynia for the victory. We came here and played without any fear because we had nothing to loose and we had everything to win. In the first quarter we played what we need to play against such a great team. I knew if we had problems in the first minutes we could have lost it by many points. So we won this quarter and this helped us a lot.

We are not yet strong enough to play an entire game like we played the first ten minutes, Our American players are just about two weeks with us and I am sure we will become stronger and stronger each game.

The most important reasons we lost the game were: the second quarter which we lost 27:14, an unstoppable Margo Dydek and our poor 2-point shooting effiecieny. Even with Margo Dydek playing such a good game we could fight for the victory if we only got much higher 2-point shot efficiency."

Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Head Coach, Lotos Gdynia:
"We won the game against a tough rival. This game confirms my opinion that there are no weak teams in the EuroLeague. We had many problems in finding good shooting positions especially early in the game beacause of Dexia's hard defence. Later it seemed like they were a little bit tired so we controlled the result to the end. My team is very young and we still need some time to play better."

Top performers

Lotos Gdynia Dexia Namur

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Krystyna Szymanska-Lara

27Pts24
17Reb5
2AS4
1ST0
6BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lotos Gdynia Dexia Namur
34/74FG M/A26/75
30/56 (53.6%) FG2P M/A19/57 (33.3%)
4/18 (22.2%) FG3P M/A7/18 (38.9%)
15/17 (88.2%) FT M/A16/17 (94.1%)
38 (10-28) Reb (O-D) 40 (11-29)
17AS11
8TO12
7ST2
8BS2
19PF20
87Pts75

PHOTO GALLERY

LOTOS GDYNIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Veselovski, M. 162/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0022230005
5Janyga, K. DNP
6Pawlak, P. 132/366.72/2100.00/10.00/00.0101200034
7Motyl, K. DNP
*8Troina, T. 152/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0325010044
*9Nolan, D. 355/1338.54/850.01/520.04/4100.00004231015
*10Powell, E. 276/1346.26/1154.50/20.01/1100.02354100413
11Kobryn, E. 273/742.93/742.90/00.02/2100.0224001148
*12Dydek, M. 3410/1471.410/1471.40/00.07/977.8215172016227
13Chomac, A. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
*14Bibrzycka, A. 314/1526.72/825.02/728.61/1100.00443020211
15Stefanovskaia, E. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL34/ 7445.930/ 5653.64/ 1822.215/1788.2102838178781987
DEXIA NAMUR
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Khalturina, N. 62/633.31/333.31/333.30/00.0000000025
5Szymanska-Lara, K. 337/1450.04/944.43/560.07/887.51454600224
6Vercauteren, K. 51/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000000012
7Blommaers, A. DNP
*9Brunson, R. 315/1533.35/1435.70/10.01/1100.02790011311
*10Sanford, N. 292/825.02/825.00/00.04/4100.03710121138
*11Mowlik, E. 344/1233.32/633.32/633.30/00.01452300410
12Charlier, S. 111/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0022100002
*14Agabalova, O. 303/742.92/633.31/1100.02/2100.0213310029
*15Wielebnowska, A. 211/812.51/616.70/20.02/2100.0246000034
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 7534.719/ 5733.37/ 1838.916/1794.11129401112222075
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 Dexia Namur

Malgorzata Dydek

 

Krystyna Szymanska-Lara

27Pts24
17Reb5
2AS4
1ST0
6BS0
34Min33

TEAM STATS

Lotos Gdynia Dexia Namur
34/74FG M/A26/75
30/56 (53.6%) FG2P M/A19/57 (33.3%)
4/18 (22.2%) FG3P M/A7/18 (38.9%)
15/17 (88.2%) FT M/A16/17 (94.1%)
38 (10-28) Reb (O-D) 40 (11-29)
17AS11
8TO12
7ST2
8BS2
19PF20
87Pts75