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Group:  A | 26.11.2008, 20:00h
Group:  A | 26.11.2008, 20:00h
72-51
16 - 1217 - 1520 - 1419 - 10
16 - 1217 - 1520 - 1419 - 10
Venue: Bourges (FRA) |
Spectators: 2300 |
Referees: Francisco Araña (ESP), Carlos Santos (POR), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU)

GAME REPORT


French Giants Bourges Dominate Boards, Wisla

Bourges Basket joined Halcon Avenida at the top of Group A in the EuroLeague Women after a 72-51 demolition of Wisla Can-Pack Krakow.

Pierre Vincent's team won for the fifth time in seven games while dropping Wisla to 4-3.

The French giants showed yet again they are one of the top rebounding sides in the competition, corralling 42 to just 22 in for Wisla.

Brazilian center Alessandra scored 15 points and pulled down 10 boards while teammate Ana Lelas also impressed with 15 and eight.

Bourges only led 33-27 at half-time but then took a firm grip on the game in the 88 seconds of the third quarter with a 7-0 run.

Immediately after the restart, Katarina Manic hit a jump shot, Lelas a three-point and Alessandra a jumper for a 40-37 lead.

Wisla managed to reduce the deficit to seven after baskets from Ewelina Kobryn and Slobodanka Maksimovic sandwiched two free throws by Dominique Canty.

Bourges re-established a 53-41 advantage by the end of the third quarter and then blew the game wide open in the fourth for a decisive triumph.

Kobryn had 14 points for Wisla.

COACH QUOTES


Bourge-Wisla Coaches Quotes

Wisla - Wojciech DOWNAR-ZAPOLSKI

"We knew before the game that it would be difficult without Chamique and Anna. We played with seven players and after the first half time with a fast game some players begun to be tired. Against us we had Bourges who used ten players so after 25 minutes we knew it was imposssible to win tonight."

"Now we have to focus on our next game at home against Pecs. This game is going to be very important for the rest of the EuroLeague Season."

Bourges - Pierre VINCENT

"We win tonight but even if Wisla miss two girls, they still have very good players. In Krakow it was easier because we scored a lot in the first half time."

"Here we have a better defense in the first half but in attack we lost 11 balls. Sometines at home, players try to play fast and it's more risky with players like Slobodanka who have a great reading of the game."

"In the seconf half, we took the best options in attack and we scored more."

Accumulated statistics

47.3%

26/55
FG
M/A

36.8%

21/57

55.3%

21/38
FG2P
M/A

45.7%

21/46

29.4%

5/17
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/11

75.0%

15/20
FT
M/A

75.0%

9/12

42

11/31
RT
RO/RD

22

4/18

18

AS

11

19

TO

15

7

ST

9

4

BS

1

13

PF

14

72

Pts

51

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