Cancel
Group:  B | 10.01.2008, 18:30h
Group:  B | 10.01.2008, 18:30h
85-90
24 - 2220 - 2217 - 2424 - 22
24 - 2220 - 2217 - 2424 - 22
Venue: Prague (CZE) |
Spectators: 670 |
Referees: Engin Kennerman (TUR), Gil Oved (ISR), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Wisla Triumph At Prague

Wisla Can-Pack Krakow won a vital road game at ZVVZ Prague on Thursday in the EuroLeague Women.

Spain international Marta Fernandez erupted for 24 points to lead the team from Poland to a fourth victory in eight Group B games.

The result means both Wisla and Bourges are 4-4 heading into the final two weeks of group play, with one of these two sides likely to finish in second by undefeated UMMC Ekaterinburg (8-0).

Janell Burse (ZVVZ Prague)
Janell Burse had 19 points and 8 rebounds for ZVVZ Prague
The defeat is a hammer blow to Prague, with coach Lubor Blazek admitting before the game that victory was a must for his team to have a realistic chance of staying alive in the competition.

Prague twice led by as many as five points in the first half, with Janel Burse causing problems for the Polish team's defense.

Her jump shot midway through the second quarter took her points haul to nine and gave the home side a 35-30 lead.

They would also move in front at 44-39, but Wisla scored the last five points of the period to leave the game at 44-44 at half-time.

Fernandez and the Krakow team were in the ascendancy in the third quarter.

A three-pointer and lay-up by the Spaniard on consecutive possessions gave her 15 points for the contest and pushed the visitors ahead at 56-47 with 5:39 to go in the third quarter.

But Prague did not let them pull away and a Burse lay-up cut the deficit to 58-55.

Burse was aggressive under the basket and drew a foul with 5:50 remaining and sank both shots from the stripe to reduce the arrears to three one last time at 75-72.

Fernandez, the sister of DKV Joventut star Rudy Fernandez, replied with a jumper and two more free throws to give Wisla that one final push which helped them prevail.

Burse finished with 19 points while Lindsay Whalen led Prague with 22.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes ZVVZ Prague vs. Wisla Can-Pack

Lubor Blazek, coach ZVVZ Prague:

"Our opponent scored 90 points in today's game, which indicates we made too many mistakes in defence, we weren't able to manage 1 on 1 situations and we allowed too many easy baskets. 

We also had too many turnovers."


Tomasz Herkt, coach Wisla Can-Pack Krakow:

"It was a very good game from both teams.

We tried hard to prepare well for this game and I am very satisfied with the result. This game was very important for us because our goal is to finish among the best 8 teams in the EuroLeague and this will be easier to achieve if we finish second in our group. The dominant team is Ekaterinburg but all other teams play on the same level and tonight's game just confirms that."


Sandra Le Dréan (ZVVZ USK Prague):

"This game was very important for us and we are disappointed that we lost. It will be very difficult now to qualify for the Play-Offs.

In the EuroLeague you can't win with so many mistakes in defence."

Accumulated statistics

49.3%

33/67
FG
M/A

56.7%

34/60

50.9%

28/55
FG2P
M/A

63.3%

31/49

41.7%

5/12
FG3P
M/A

27.3%

3/11

70.0%

14/20
FT
M/A

82.6%

19/23

36

10/26
RT
RO/RD

29

2/27

12

AS

10

11

TO

11

6

ST

7

0

BS

3

20

PF

21

85

Pts

90

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