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Group:  B | 21.11.2007, 19:00h
Group:  B | 21.11.2007, 19:00h
78-63
22 - 1723 - 1719 - 1614 - 13
22 - 1723 - 1719 - 1614 - 13
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Mehmet Keseratar (TUR), Sergiy Chaykovskyy (UKR), Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR)

GAME REPORT


Not So Jolly For Sibenik In Ekaterinburg

So far, so good for UMMC Ekaterinburg after they beat Jolly JBS Sibenik of Croatia 78-63 on Wednesday for their third win in as many games in the EuroLeague Women.

Looking to step out of the giant shadow cast by CSKA Moscow and Spartak Moscow Region

Sandrine Gruda (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Sandrine Gruda had 10 points to keep UMMC Ekaterinburg perfect in EuroLeague Women play.
in Russia, Ekaterinburg look well on their way to accomplishing that mission.

In their latest victory, Asjha Jones had a team-high 18 points but Laurent Buffard's unit had a balanced scoring attack.

Agnieszka Bibrzycka scored 13, Deanna Nolan weighed in with 12 and Sandrine Gruda 10.

Ekaterinburg got their noses in front early, but Jolly JBS Sibenik put forth a determined display and refused to let them pull away.

With just under six minutes remaining in the first half, Ekaterinburg only led 30-27.

That is when Buffard's team went on an 8-0 run that put them comfortably ahead for the remainder of the game.

American Nolan and Russian national team point guard Oxana Rakhmatulina hit back-to-back jump shots for a 34-27 advantage.

And after Nolan went up and tapped in a miss, she fed Jones who struck with another jumper for a 38-27 advantage with 3:24 to go in the first half.

The lead grew to 16 early in the fourth quarter, but Jolly did a good job in limiting the damage and in the end, and lost only by 15.

Tihana Juric had 22 points and seven rebounds in a losing effort for Jolly JBS Sibenik, who slipped to 1-2 on the campaign.

Ekaterinburg won the battle of the boards 40-32, and they forced Sibenik into 17 turnovers  while committing just 10 themselves.

The Croatian team did have a better game shooting the ball inside the arc, making 20 of 34 (58.8%) to just 42.1% for Ekaterinburg, but the home side took nearly twice as many shots (27 of 64).

Accumulated statistics

41.9%

31/74
FG
M/A

41.0%

25/61

42.2%

27/64
FG2P
M/A

58.8%

20/34

40.0%

4/10
FG3P
M/A

18.5%

5/27

85.7%

12/14
FT
M/A

80.0%

8/10

40

10/30
RT
RO/RD

32

6/26

19

AS

10

10

TO

17

9

ST

3

1

BS

2

15

PF

16

78

Pts

63

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