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Group:  A | 12.12.2007, 18:00h
Group:  A | 12.12.2007, 18:00h
65-61
21 - 2017 - 1512 - 1715 - 9
21 - 2017 - 1512 - 1715 - 9
Venue: Sopron (HUN) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Damir Javor (SLO), Tonci Anzulovic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


MKB Euroleasing Edge Ice Cold ESB Lille

Olexandra Gorbunova scored 14 points and buried a couple of key jump shots late to lead MKB Euroleasing to a 65-61 home win over ESB Lille Metropole in EuroLeague Women Group A.

Gorbunova, an Ukraine international, also had 11 rebounds as the Hungarian team clinched its third win in six games.

The Lille club was in a good position to claim their second success in six EuroLeague Women games with a 59-54 lead six minutes from the end.

But they went ice cold the rest of the way, scoring just two more points.

A Gorbunova jump shot put MKB in front at 60-59 before Jucimara Evangelista Dantas split a pair of free throws for Lille with 2:20 remaining to level the scores.

With 1:51 to go, Belgium international Kathy Wambe went to the stripe and made one of two to put the visitors ahead again at 61-60.

Gorbunova replied with a jumper to give the home side the lead for good.

Bintou Diémé went to the other end and was off target with a three-ball, and guard Barbara Semsei struck with a jumper for MKB to extend the advantage to 64-61.

The French outfit still had a chance to get back on level terms, but Diémé missed again from long range and MKB rebounded.

Katalin Honti added a free throw for the Hungarian side for the final score.

Geraldine Yema Robert had 13 points and 10 boards for ESB Lille Metropole, who dropped to 1-5.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes MKB Euroleasing vs. ESB Lille Metropole


Norbert Szekely, coach  MKB-EUROLEASING SOPRON:

"This game was like a russian roulette! We won this game in the last 5 minutes. Many thanks to our fans, they helped a lot."

Abdou N'diaye, coach ESB Lille Metropole:

"We knew, that it will be a hard game. It wasn't a beautiful game, but it was exciting. We are a little bit disappointed, because we had a chance to win."

Barbara Semsei, player MKB-EUROLEASING SOPRON:

"We didn't play well, but fought for every ball. I would like to say a big thank you to our fans. They helped us until the end."

Ljubica Drljaca, player ESB Lille Metropole:

"We played well for 40 minutes, but made a lot of mistakes in the last few moments. Congratulations to Sopron, they were very motivated."

Accumulated statistics

45.3%

24/53
FG
M/A

39.7%

23/58

50.0%

22/44
FG2P
M/A

48.8%

20/41

22.2%

2/9
FG3P
M/A

17.6%

3/17

78.9%

15/19
FT
M/A

66.7%

12/18

33

8/25
RT
RO/RD

36

14/22

12

AS

11

15

TO

15

11

ST

12

3

BS

1

23

PF

22

65

Pts

61

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