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Group:  C | 12.12.2007, 20:30h
Group:  C | 12.12.2007, 20:30h
79-55
24 - 919 - 1418 - 2118 - 11
24 - 919 - 1418 - 2118 - 11
Venue: Valenciennes (FRA) |
Spectators: 1950 |
Referees: Apostolos Kalpakas (SWE), Francisco Araña (ESP), Tomasz Trawicki (POL)

GAME REPORT


Same Ohlde Story As Dexia Are Drubbed

Center Nicole Ohlde took star billing for US Valenciennes Olympic as they easily won their Group C basement battle against struggling Dexia W Namur in EuroLeague Women.

Ohlde poured in 20 points and grabbed 11 boards as USVO dominated from start to finish to progress to a 3-3 record.

The American had help from Francesca Zara (16 points) while American power forward Cathrine Kraayeveld harvested a game-high 23 points for the Belgian visitors, who remain rooted to the foot of the group on 1-5.

The writing was on the wall early on for Dexia, who slipped behind 24-9 by the end of the first quarter.

USVO then reeled off 11 straight points at the back end of the second period to take a 43-23 lead into half-time.

A couple of Zara free throws with 2:50 left in the third put the hosts 24 points up (57-33), their biggest cushion of the night up until that point.

The Belgians struggled to close the margin and it was a cakewalk from thereon in for the French champions.

They also had 12 points from American guard Laurie Michelle Koehn, while Krystyna Szymanska-Lara (12 points) was the only Dexia player to help out Kraayeveld.


COACH QUOTES


Quotes USVO vs. Dexia W Namur


Hervé Coudray, coach USVO:

"We can be proud of ourselves tonight. We imposed our game during 40 minutes. During the first 20 minutes, we could stop Kraayveld from shooting at will and Fleischer to take all rebounds. Of course we won by 24 points, but in our heads we won only by 6 points, because we lost in Namur by 18. That's why the young players didn't play. I wanted to win by more than 18 points. Now we have our destiny in our hands."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

25/50
FG
M/A

33.9%

21/62

46.5%

20/43
FG2P
M/A

34.0%

16/47

71.4%

5/7
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

5/15

80.0%

24/30
FT
M/A

66.7%

8/12

40

10/30
RT
RO/RD

26

10/16

8

AS

5

12

TO

12

8

ST

7

0

BS

1

15

PF

25

79

Pts

55

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