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22.02.2005, 17:55h
22.02.2005, 17:55h
80-70
26 - 2016 - 1720 - 1518 - 18
26 - 2016 - 1720 - 1518 - 18
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Apostolos Kalpakas (SWE), Sergiy Chaykovskyy (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Lietuvos Telekomas 80 vs. Dexia Namur 70

Lietuvos telekomas got off to a good start in their first appearance in the EuroLeague Women play-offs since 2001.

Sandra Valuzyte
Lietuvos telekomas didn't get the usual stellar performance they are used to from Katie Douglas. Douglas, who was averaging a competition high 22.5 ppg going into Tuesday's game, was held to just 7 points on 2/14 shooting.

Although Dexia managed to neutralise Douglas, her teammates stepped up to take the offensive load. Rima Valentiene hit 5/9 three-pointers to tie a season high 18 points and Sandra Valuzyte added 18 of her own, also a season best.

Lietuvos controlled the pace throughout and although Dexia stayed close, they could not take the advantage.

Dexia threatened in the second period, drawing to within 1 point (27-26), but 7 straight points from Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene soon saw Lietuvos telekomas back in front.

The Belgian side attempted a last ditch comeback in the final period, but could get no closer than 4 points. Lietuvos telekomas stretched away in the closing minutes and are one step away from the quarter-final play-offs.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lietuvos Telekomas vs. Dexia Namur

Algirdas Paulauskas, Head Coach, Lietuvos telekomas:

"We felt some psychological pressure and this is why the game was so hard for us."

Rima Valentiene, Lietuvos telekomas:

"It will be hard in Belgium, but I hope that Belgians will not return to Vilnius."

Patrick Delsaux, Head Coach Dexia Namur:

"We played a good game in defense, but lost on rebounds. This is what we have to improve if we are about to win at home."

Accumulated statistics

34.3%

23/67
FG
M/A

44.8%

26/58

33.3%

17/51
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

22/44

37.5%

6/16
FG3P
M/A

28.6%

4/14

80.0%

28/35
FT
M/A

77.8%

14/18

45

19/26
RT
RO/RD

33

8/25

14

AS

8

13

TO

18

11

ST

7

4

BS

3

18

PF

26

80

Pts

70

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