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Group:  B | 22.10.2008, 20:30h
Group:  B | 22.10.2008, 20:30h
70-59
16 - 1919 - 2217 - 918 - 9
16 - 1919 - 2217 - 918 - 9
Venue: Venezia-Mestre (ITA) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Jose Martin (ESP), Vincent Delestrée (BEL), Aleksandar Milojevic (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Newcomers Umana Reyer Make It Two In A Row

Umana Reyer Venezia won for the second consecutive week by prevailing 70-59 triumph over MKB Euroleasing on Wednesday night.

Vanessa Hayden-Johnson led the way for the Italian team with 23 points and nine rebounds.

The Sopron club gave Umana Reyer fits for 34 minutes but then went ice cold the rest of the way.

Kathleen Jane MacLeod's basket which cut Umana Reyer's lead to 60-59 with 5:56 remaining proved to be the last points of the game for the Hungarian side.

Umana Reyer outscored them 10-0 the rest of the way.

Katalin Honti had 15 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Norbert Székely's MKB Euroleasing.

The visitors shot the ball very well from the free throw line, making 19 of 23 (82.6%). Umana Reyer were nine of 13 (69.2%) at the charity stripe.

Inside the arc, Umana Reyer were 26 of 55 while the Hungarian team was 14 of 39.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Umana Reyer vs MKB Euroleasing

Massimo Riga, coach Umana Reyer:

"Sopron are a team with lot of qualities and great speed. They made our lives difficult with  penetrations, especially during the first and second periods. More attention to and concentration in defense changed the game for us in the second half. Inside the paint, Vanessa Hayden was very important, but I'm very satisfied because all team supported here well, and because of that we played better than last Sunday, vs Geas. Surely we are in EuroLeague to get international experience, to get used to play twice a week, but it's also true that we are proud to be here and we want to honour our participation in the competition."

Norbert Székely, coach MKB Euroleasing:

"In the first half we played with good rhythm and intensity, but we had a lot of difficulties during the last two periods, and it was so hard especially when Reyer raised their inside game. Reyer made the best of Vanessa Hayden under boards; look at the statistics sheet - [her] weight and centimetres killed us. We tried to isolate the American player with zone defense and it worked for a while, but at the latest stages there was nothing more we could do."

Accumulated statistics

46.8%

29/62
FG
M/A

38.3%

18/47

47.3%

26/55
FG2P
M/A

35.9%

14/39

42.9%

3/7
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

4/8

69.2%

9/13
FT
M/A

82.6%

19/23

36

13/23
RT
RO/RD

33

12/21

5

AS

5

11

TO

17

8

ST

4

0

BS

7

18

PF

17

70

Pts

59

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