Halcon Avenida66-72

27-17, 17-20, 10-13, 12-22

CSKA

 

Date: 15.11.2006, 20:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Salamanca (ESP) Spectators: 4000
TEAM LEADERS
Halcon Avenida CSKA
Nicole Powell (22)PtsAnn Wauters (15), Ilona Korstin (15)
Nicole Ohlde (12)RebIlona Korstin (8)
Clara Bermejo (4)ASEdwige Lawson-Wade (5)
Nicole Powell (4)STIlona Korstin (3), Maria Stepanova (3)
Nicole Powell (1)BSAnn Wauters (3)

GAME REPORT

15.11.2006
CSKA Comeback Prevents Upset

Halcon Avenida gave a scare to Russian champions CSKA Volgaburmash, but Maria Stepanova and Co. delivered in the fourth quarter and came out 72-66 winners.

The home side got off to a blistering start behind the play of Nicole Powell.

The 189-cm forward made five three-pointers as Halcon scored an incredible 27 points in the first 10 minutes of play.

Clara Bermejo Moreno (Halcon Avenida)
Halcon Avenida scored 27 points in the first quarter.
They led by double-digits throughout the first half and were able to take a seven-point advantage into halftime.

But things changed in the second half, thanks mainly to CSKA defensive efforts, particularly on Powell.

After her hot shooting start, Powell was held in check in the second half.

"In the first half I could score easy but in second they played better defense on me,” said Powell. 

Halcon struggled offensively in the third quarter, scoring just 10 points, but they still clung to a four-point advantage going into the final stanza.

In the fourth, CSKA’s experience size proved to be too much to handle.

The combination of Stepanova and Ann Wauters controlled the paint and Halcon made crucial turnovers down the stretch that ultimately led to their fall.

Wauters and teammate Ilona Korstin each scored 15 points, while Stepanova tallied 12.

"I think we played against one of the best eight teams of Europe,” said CSKA coach Igor Grudin.

“They played very well in the first half thanks to Powell. Our experience was decisive at the end of the game. Games like this must be seen on TV."

The win was particularly special for CSKA’s Amaya Valdemoro, who finished with 10 points.

The Spanish star began her career with the Halcon before moving on to Ros Casares and eventually CSKA.

"It was very hard to beat Halcon Avenida,” she said.

“I knew that it was going to be a difficult game because the fans support with so much noise here Avenida. I'm happy to come back to the place where I developed in basketball."

Powell finished with game-high 22 points in a losing cause. A win would have made her performance all the more special.

“I'm happy but in the other hand I'm sad because this could have been a great day," she said.

Depsite the setback, Halcon coach Jose Ignacio Hernandez came away encouraged by his team’s valiant effort.

"What a pity. We were close to beating the best team in Europe,” he said.

“I think that stupid turnovers made us lose the game. I'm proud of my team, we fought, we play well, but we couldn't win."


 

Top performers

Halcon Avenida CSKA

Nicole Powell

 

Ilona Korstin

22Pts15
9Reb8
0AS3
4ST3
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Halcon Avenida CSKA
24/55FG M/A26/57
17/40 (42.5%) FG2P M/A19/41 (46.3%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A7/16 (43.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A13/19 (68.4%)
35 (12-23) Reb (O-D) 28 (9-19)
9AS14
19TO9
8ST14
1BS4
12PF15
66Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

HALCON AVENIDA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Camps, L. 181/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0123110002
5Oliva, N. DNP
*6Dominguez, S. 326/966.76/966.70/00.03/475.02133410315
7Montañana , A. 191/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0022021022
8Moreno, N. DNP
*9Bermejo, C. 301/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0033451032
11Marcos, B. DNP
*12Jansone, L. 233/837.52/633.31/250.00/00.0112011017
13Pierna Sanchez, P. DNP
*14Powell, N. 386/1540.00/50.06/1060.04/4100.04590141222
*15Ohlde, N. 386/1540.06/1540.00/00.04/4100.039121500116
TEAM/COACH10100
TOTAL24/ 5543.617/ 4042.57/ 1546.711/1291.7122335919811266
CSKA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Arteshina, O. 314/666.71/1100.03/560.02/540.02351000213
5Kostaki, A. DNP
6Plotnikova, V. DNP
7Walker, D. 133/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0112111016
8Lawson-Wade, E. 251/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0011512022
9Garifullina, M. DNP
*10Korstin, I. 333/837.52/728.61/1100.08/8100.05383230015
*11Stepanova, M. 305/1435.74/1233.31/250.00/00.00551031511
*12Wauters, A. 387/1258.37/1163.60/10.01/250.01453203215
*13Valdemoro, A. 273/742.91/250.02/540.02/450.00220320310
14Randall, E. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL26/ 5745.619/ 4146.37/ 1643.813/1968.4919281491441572
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

Halcon Avenida CSKA

Nicole Powell

 

Ilona Korstin

22Pts15
9Reb8
0AS3
4ST3
1BS0
38Min33

TEAM STATS

Halcon Avenida CSKA
24/55FG M/A26/57
17/40 (42.5%) FG2P M/A19/41 (46.3%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A7/16 (43.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A13/19 (68.4%)
35 (12-23) Reb (O-D) 28 (9-19)
9AS14
19TO9
8ST14
1BS4
12PF15
66Pts72

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Accumulated statistics

Halcon Avenida CSKA
24/55FG M/A26/57
17/40 (42.5%) FG2P M/A19/41 (46.3%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A7/16 (43.8%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A13/19 (68.4%)
35 (12-23) Reb (O-D) 28 (9-19)
9AS14
19TO9
8ST14
1BS4
12PF15
66Pts72

top performers

Halcon Avenida CSKA

Nicole Powell

 

Ilona Korstin

22Pts15
9Reb8
0AS3
4ST3
1BS0
38Min33
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