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Group:  C | 22.10.2008, 18:00h
Group:  C | 22.10.2008, 18:00h
79-70
31 - 1929 - 1714 - 155 - 19
31 - 1929 - 1714 - 155 - 19
Venue: Sibenik (CRO) |
Spectators: 480 |
Referees: Marcello Reatto (ITA), Georgios Tanatzis (GRE), Dragan Kralj (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Jolly Strike Early Against Hainaut

Jolly JBS Sibenik destroyed Union Hainaut Basket in their EuroLeague Women encounter in Croatia on Wednesday.

While the final score was 79-70, the Croatian team led from start to finish and had a vice-like grip on proceedings at half-time with a 60-36 advantage.

At the break, Kerri Garden had 21 of her game-high 28 points.

Jolly JBS stormed into a 16-4 lead midway through the opening quarter and were on top 31-19 by the end of the opening frame.

The blowout was on after the home side reeled off the first seven points of the third quarter for a 38-19 advantage.

Jolly JBS were in command the rest of the way, though they did go cold late in the game when failure to score for more than three minutes allowed Union Hainaut Basket to close the gap to 75-68 with 1:17 remaining.

The visitors from France got no closer, however.

Kathy Wambe led Union Hainaut Basket with 16 points. They outrebounded Jolly JBS 41-33 but their three-point shooting was an abysmal four of 17 (23.5%).

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Jolly JBS Sibenik vs. Union Hainaut Basket

Fabrice Courcier, coach Union Hainaut Basket:

"Sibenik surprised us with their agressive game and great 3-point shooting and we couldn't respond to that in the first half. In the second part of the match we tried to catch up by playing more agressively, but the difference was already unbeatable. I have to say that Gardin, Jinks and Jurcevic created most of our problems, so there's nothing else than congratulate the Sibenik team on their earned victory. We hope that we'll play good in the next game and try to make it to the next round of the competition."

Stipe Bralic, coach Jolly JBS Sibenik:

"We won a great game, especially because of an excellent performance in the first half. To score 60 points in one half against Union is a great success. We knew that we'd have some problems in the second part of the game, because they had 10 equal players and we have a lack of two players in each rotation. That makes this victory even bigger. I congratulate my players, this is their victory."

Accumulated statistics

49.2%

29/59
FG
M/A

37.5%

27/72

54.8%

17/31
FG2P
M/A

41.8%

23/55

42.9%

12/28
FG3P
M/A

23.5%

4/17

50.0%

9/18
FT
M/A

75.0%

12/16

33

11/22
RT
RO/RD

41

18/23

18

AS

14

22

TO

21

10

ST

19

5

BS

1

13

PF

17

79

Pts

70

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