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Group:  A | 23.01.2008, 20:45h
Group:  A | 23.01.2008, 20:45h
68-65
10 - 1317 - 2026 - 1315 - 19
10 - 1317 - 2026 - 1315 - 19
Venue: Naples (ITA) |
Referees: Carlos Mateus (FRA), Fabrizio Pizio (SUI), Francisco Araña (ESP)

GAME REPORT


TTT Riga Suffer Heartbreak At Phard Napoli

Phard Napoli upset TTT Riga 68-65 on Wednesday to knock the Latvian club out of the EuroLeague Women.

Riga went into the contest fourth in Group A, but with the same 3-6 record as fifth-placed ESB Lille Metropole.

French club Lille upset Fenerbahce 60-59, meaning Riga had to win their game in Italy but Phard Napoli ruined their night and European season.

Kedra Holland-Corn (Phard Napoli)
Kedra Holland-Corn did a lot of damage to TTT Riga on the night

In the first half, TTT Riga had a 25-12 lead but they weren't able to build on the advantage.

Instead, Napoli, with Kedra Holland-Corn doing much of the damage on offense, charged back and tied the game at 37-37 four minutes into the second half.

Corn had nine of her game-high 22 points by that stage.

The Italian club then went in front, and with 3:30 left, led 64-54.

Riga, remarkably, appeared to save their season by reeling off 11 straight points to take a 65-64 lead with Micaela Martins Jacintho's three-ball capping the run 1:19 from the end.

Turkey international Yasemin Horasan sank a couple of free throws to put Phard Napoli back on top at 66-65, yet four missed shots from the charity stripe by the hosts in the last 35 seconds left the door open for Riga to pull level again.

However, Ticha Penicheiro's three-ball was off target at the end as Phard Napoli won for just the second time in the EuroLeague this season.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Phard Napoli vs. TTT Riga

Nino Molino, coach Phard Napoli

"It was a match we wanted to honour until the end and win even if we knew that we wree eliminated from the next round of Euroleague. We are very sorry for the Riga team but we don't give gifts to anyone. Especially because this match was a very good preparation in view of our next games in the Italian league."

Kedra Holland- Korn, player Phard Napoli:

"We are really happy for this victory even if it wasn't useful for us. We played a very concentrated match most of all in defense, giving very few space to the other team. It was the best way to say goodbye to our Euroleague audience."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

48.8%

21/43
FG
M/A

40.3%

25/62

50.0%

15/30
FG2P
M/A

37.0%

17/46

46.2%

6/13
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

8/16

76.9%

20/26
FT
M/A

53.8%

7/13

28

6/22
RT
RO/RD

36

17/19

6

AS

5

16

TO

16

12

ST

13

0

BS

0

18

PF

19

68

Pts

65

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