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Group:  B | 19.11.2008, 20:30h
Group:  B | 19.11.2008, 20:30h
82-73
23 - 2223 - 2012 - 1824 - 13
23 - 2223 - 2012 - 1824 - 13
Venue: Venezia-Mestre (ITA) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Marin Mehandjiev (BUL), Gian Luigi Giancecchi (SMR)

GAME REPORT


Undefeated Umana Reyer Rule Final Period, Top Gambrinus

Unbeaten Umana Reyer Venezia looked to be in danger of falling to Gambrinus Sika Brno in Italy on Wednesday but they turned on the style in the fourth quarter and won 82-73.

The Group B leaders improved to 6-0 while Gambrinus fell to 2-4.

Zsófia Fegyverneky's three-pointer at the end of the third quarter gave Gambrinus a 60-58 lead and an upset appeared as if it might be on the cards.

Mariangela Cirone hit a three-pointer and Mery Andrade followed with a jump  shot at the start of the fourth quarter, though, to spark a 15-0 run that put the Italian team in control for good.

They twice led by 13 in the final period before settling for a nine-point triumph.

Italy international Simona Ballardini poured in 20 points for Umana Reyer, who got a dominating effort from Vanessa Hayden-Johnson on the boards.

The 26-year-old American had 21 rebounds to go with her nine points in just 24 minutes.

Umana Reyer were nine of 23 from long range compared to five of 11 for Gambrinus.

Petra Kulichová had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Gambrinus.

COACH QUOTES


Umana Reyer Venezia vs. Gambrinus SIKA Brno Quotes

Brno ASSISTANT COACH HAVLIK  VLASTIMIL:

"What I like about the Venice team is that they play as a team on defense as well as offense and they play with heart. We were not concentrated the first game that we played against Venice but this time we were concentrated and wanted to win."

Reyer COACH MASSIMO RIGA:

"Six wins in a row is very important for Italian basketball. Today we were assured of a third place finish. The next game that Venice plays in the EuroLeague is important to decide first and second place. Now I need to think about not letting our enthusiasm get the better of us."

Accumulated statistics

43.9%

29/66
FG
M/A

38.6%

27/70

46.5%

20/43
FG2P
M/A

37.3%

22/59

39.1%

9/23
FG3P
M/A

45.5%

5/11

75.0%

15/20
FT
M/A

73.7%

14/19

48

16/32
RT
RO/RD

46

16/30

14

AS

4

11

TO

17

9

ST

8

6

BS

3

18

PF

22

82

Pts

73

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