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Group:  C | 22.11.2006, 19:00h
Group:  C | 22.11.2006, 19:00h
61-49
13 - 1216 - 516 - 1016 - 22
13 - 1216 - 516 - 1016 - 22
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 4500 |

GAME REPORT


Batkovic Leads The Way As Ekaterinburg Beat Fener

UMMC Ekaterinburg broke open a close game midway through the second quarter en route to a 61-49 triumph over Fenerbahce.

Both sides entered the Group C showdown with two victories in their first three games, and it was the Russians who proved stronger in a game in which both sides struggled shooting the ball.

Suzy Batkovic (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Suzy Batkovic finished with 19 points.
UMMC were 19 of 59 (32.2%) inside the arc and four of 10 (40%) from three-point range.

Fener were 12 of 36 (33.3%) from two-point range, and six of 24 (25%) on their three-balls.

Fenerbahce's chances did look good when Linda Frohlich's tap-in gave them a 16-15 advantage with 7:42 to go in the first half, but the game then turned decisively for the Russians.

Suzie Batkovic's lay-up 27 seconds later started a 14-0 run for UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Batkovic, who would finish with a game-high 19 points, had six in that spurt.

Fenerbahce did not help their cause in that surge as they committed turnovers, missed three-pointers and lay-ups and even worse, free throws.

With 2:31 to play in the first half, forward Saziye Karsli was fouled by Adia Barnes while attempting a three-pointer.

Karsli, a national team player who shone at EuroBasket 2005 for Turkey, went to the line with Fenerbahce trailing 23-16 and promptly missed all three attempts.

A half-minute later and Barnes drained a three to extend the UMMC advantage to 26-16.

Fenerbahce clawed their way back to 31-25 midway through the third quarter, but the wheels fell off for the visitors.

Batkovic scored again to spark a 12-0 run, and UMMC cantered home.

The Russians held a 45-37 advantage on the boards.

Fenerbahce, who were led by Cappie Pondexter's 15 points, also had shooting woes at the charity stripe where they were just seven of 13 (53.8%).

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

33.3%

23/69
FG
M/A

30.0%

18/60

32.2%

19/59
FG2P
M/A

33.3%

12/36

40.0%

4/10
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

6/24

68.8%

11/16
FT
M/A

53.8%

7/13

45

13/32
RT
RO/RD

37

9/28

10

AS

8

9

TO

11

8

ST

4

0

BS

2

16

PF

19

61

Pts

49

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