Cancel
07.02.2008, 18:00h
07.02.2008, 18:00h
87-51
16 - 921 - 1225 - 1925 - 11
16 - 921 - 1225 - 1925 - 11
Venue: Moscow (RUS) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Janusz Calik (POL)

GAME REPORT


BC Moscow Set Up Showdown With Chevakata

BC Moscow thrashed Panionios BC for the second week in a row to set up an all-Russian showdown with Chevakata in the EuroCup Women quarter-finals.

The Moscow team had won the first encounter in Greece 81-58, reducing the home leg to a mere formality.

They beat Panionios again on Thursday, 87-51, with Plenette Pierson scoring a game-high 20 points.

Alexander Vasin's team led 18-12 early in the second quarter when they blew the game wide open with a 17-7 run.

By half-time, the BC Moscow advantage was 37-21 and any hopes of a miracle comeback for Panionios were killed off when Elena Danilochkina buried a three-pointer to start the third quarter.

BC Moscow will now take on Chevakata, who stunned Umana Reyer Venezia on Wednesday to advance in the competition.

Jia Perkins (Electra Ramat-Hasharon)
Jia Perkins led Electra Ramat-Hasharon to the quarter finals

Electra Ramat-Hasharon showed why a team should never give up.

After losing by six points in their first-leg encounter with Extrugasa, the Israeli club fell behind 24-10 on Thursday to trail by 20 points overall.

However, they went on a 16-0 run to get back into the game with Rada Vidovic scoring eight points in that surge.

And they eventually claimed a 64-54 triumph to beat the Spanish by four points on aggregate and reach the quarter-finals.

Vidovic finished with 16 points while Jia Perkins poured in a game-high 18.

Center Daliborka Vilipic had nine rebounds to go with her 14 points for Electra.

Beretta-Famila lost 69-63 at Nadezhda but clinched their tie 149-134 on aggregate.

Betty Lennox had 20 points in the win for the home club, while Belarus international Anastasiya Veremeenko weighed in with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Elisabetta Moro scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Italian club, who now face Gospic.

MBK also lost their home game to Elitzur Ramla, 70-62, who advanced with a big win on aggregate.

Shay Doron poured in 22 points for the Israeli team, Sherill Baker 17 and Jaclyn Johnson 15 while also pulling down 12 rebounds.

Regina Palusna scored 19 points and had nine rebounds for MBK.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Moscow vs. Panionios B.C.

Takis Koroneos, coach Panionios:

"After a game like this, I have only one comment: Moscow is a very good team. We also lost the game in Athens, where we played better than here. But one of our players was injured. Moscow should be playing in the final, this is a team with very good players and coach. I cannot critisize my players, because we lost by so many points due to a big difference in class between our two teams. Still, the Eurocup is a good experience for our new team, which continues to be the leader of the national championship. I'm glad we came to Russia and played against such a good team."

Alexander Vasin, coach BC Moscow:

"Before the game, I asked my players to forget that we had won the first leg by 23 points. Of course, this should have been enough for the total win, but I wanted my team to put on a good performance at home. I think we managed just fine, and an even bigger score is proof of that. Besides, we played very quality basketball, I am very satisfied. We lead the entire game and played all four quarters with no ups and downs, even despite permitting our opponents to score quite a few three-pointers."

Accumulated statistics

55.2%

37/67
FG
M/A

34.1%

15/44

61.1%

33/54
FG2P
M/A

24.1%

7/29

30.8%

4/13
FG3P
M/A

53.3%

8/15

90.0%

9/10
FT
M/A

65.0%

13/20

35

10/25
RT
RO/RD

24

4/20

18

AS

7

13

TO

20

13

ST

3

7

BS

1

20

PF

16

87

Pts

51

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