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Group:  C | 12.12.2007, 17:30h
Group:  C | 12.12.2007, 17:30h
62-84
16 - 1815 - 2411 - 2520 - 17
16 - 1815 - 2411 - 2520 - 17
Venue: Kosice (SVK) |
Spectators: 7120 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Karolina Andersson (FIN), Ersan Kartal (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Bird On Song For Spartak In Kosice

Spartak Moscow Region went 5-1 in EuroLeague Women Group C with a 84-62 win at Kosit 2013.

Kosit battled well with the defending champions and trailed just 18-16 after the first quarter in front of a record crowd of 7120 fans.

Sue Bird hit a couple of shots from behind the arc early in the second as Spartak raced into a 32-18 lead although Kosit managed to reduce the gap to 42-31 before half-time.

The Russians completely dominated the third quarter and took control of the game as they pulled 67-42 ahead.

Kosit needed something special to avoid defeat and slipping to 2-4 but they could not produce it, despite Luisa Michulkova scoring 16 points.

Tatiana Shchegoleva led the way for Spartak with 19 points and also pulled down five rebounds.

Spartak's superiority from behind the arc was the difference between the teams as they shot nine of 21 three-pointers to the Slovakians three from nine.

Spartak's win means they are all but through to the last 16, while Kosit will need a strong finish to the qualifying round to join them.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Kosit 2013 vs. Spartak Moscow Region

Vladimir Karnay, coach KOSIT:

"In a great atmosphere and before such a huge audience we saw some spectacular moments and actions. We tried to keep up with our opponent and the fans hopefully enjoyed the game. But Moscow with their lineup are just too strong for us. We couldn't keep up with them."

Janel McCarville, player KOSIT:

"I'm glad that we had an opportunity to play against an opponent like this. We tried our best but they could score from every position."

Diana Taurasi, player Spartak Moscow Region:

"There is a difference in atmosphere during matches in America and here in Europe. Firstly the players in the league are different. But here in Kosice the atmosphere was comparable with WNBA."

Natalia Hejkova, coach Spartak Moscow Region:

"We played a good game today, I also hope that the people enjoyed the match. Good performance in a good atmosphere, it was very a good advertisement for basketball."

Accumulated statistics

31.9%

22/69
FG
M/A

43.7%

31/71

33.3%

19/57
FG2P
M/A

44.0%

22/50

25.0%

3/12
FG3P
M/A

42.9%

9/21

68.2%

15/22
FT
M/A

81.3%

13/16

45

19/26
RT
RO/RD

44

11/33

9

AS

13

14

TO

9

5

ST

9

2

BS

2

17

PF

18

62

Pts

84

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