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Group:  B | 26.11.2008, 18:00h
Group:  B | 26.11.2008, 18:00h
81-61
17 - 1524 - 1121 - 1819 - 17
17 - 1524 - 1121 - 1819 - 17
Venue: Brno (CZE) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Dariusz Lenczowski (POL), Maja Vukanovic (SRB)

GAME REPORT


Brno Bowl Over ESB Lille Metropole

Gambrinus Sika Brno ran roughshod over ESB Lille Metropole in EuroLeague Women Group B on Wednesday.

Jan Bobrovsky's team, beaten finalists in the 2007-08 campaign, prevailed 81-61 with Eva Viteckova's 17 points leading a balanced scoring attack.

Tamika Whitmore chipped in 14, Hamchetou Maiga Ba 13 and both Liene Jansone and Petra Kulichova 10 for Gambrinus as they improved to 2-4 while dropping ESB Lille to 1-4.

Gambrinus were 31 of 57 (54.2%) inside the arc while the visitors from France finished 19 of 51 (37.2%).

Maiga Ba's jump shot with 3:31 to go in the first quarter put Gambrinus on top for good at 13-11.

They did not begin to take command of the contest until midway through the second quarter, though.

Leading 27-24, Kulichova hit two consecutive baskets at the front of a 14-2 run to close the first half for Gambrinus.

Viteckova drilled a three and Maiga Ba made a lay-up immediately after the restart as Gambrinus opened up a 46-26 lead.

They stayed in control for the remainder of the contest.

Ljubica Drljaca had 14 points for ESB Lille Metropole.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Gambrinus vs. ESB Lille Metropole

Vlastimil Havlík (Assistant Coach, Brno):

"We started very bad, our players were nervous. We played very quickly in attack and our defense was perfect. In the second period we had a lot of problems with zone defense Lille. But we have the game under control."

Abdou N´Dyaye (Lille Player):

"I was satisfied with our play for only fifteen minutes. But in the end of the first period we had very bad rebounds and shooting. We lost a lot of passes. In the second period our performance was better but it wasn't possible to turn the game."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

36/72
FG
M/A

36.1%

22/61

54.4%

31/57
FG2P
M/A

37.3%

19/51

33.3%

5/15
FG3P
M/A

30.0%

3/10

40.0%

4/10
FT
M/A

73.7%

14/19

39

14/25
RT
RO/RD

38

13/25

13

AS

7

11

TO

15

9

ST

6

1

BS

2

15

PF

9

81

Pts

61

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