UMMC Ekaterinburg89-81

12-20, 16-23, 24-9, 24-24, 13-5

Ros Casares

 

Date: 29.10.2008, 19:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Ekaterinburg (RUS) Spectators: 6500
Referees:  Mehmet Keseratar (TUR), Mindaugas Vecerskis (LTU), Aleksandar Glisic (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
UMMC Ekaterinburg Ros Casares
Cappie Pondexter (23)PtsAmaya Valdemoro (22)
Sandrine Gruda (9)RebErika De Souza (15)
Deanna Nolan (4)ASElisa Aguilar (7)
Agnieszka Bibrzycka (4)STErika De Souza (5)
BSErika De Souza (2)

GAME REPORT

29.10.2008
Valdemoro Forces OT But Ekaterinburg Clinch Win

UMMC Ekaterinburg took a big step towards Group C supremacy by beating Spanish powerhouse Ros Casares 89-81 on Wednesday in front a 6,500-crowd in Russia.

Laurent Buffard's Russian giants improved to 3-0 while Ros dropped to 1-2.

The Valencia outfit led 43-28 at half-time but were pegged back in the third quarter when Ekaterinburg outscored them 24-9 to leave the game knotted at 52-52.

Ekaterinburg looked to be headed for victory at the end of regulation but Amaya Valdemoro's basket with 1.5 seconds remaining tied the game at 76-76 to force overtime.

The home side then marched to victory.

USA international Cappie Pondexter hit a couple of baskets at the start of the extra period for Ekaterinburg as they opened up a commanding 85-78 lead.

Isma Canto, the Ros Casares coach, wasn't too downhearted.

"We had the opportunity to win on a very difficult court but we are left with a bitter taste," he said.

"However, we have shown that we are able to compete against the best Russian teams."

Pondexter, who joined Ekaterinburg shortly before the season from Fenerbahce, had a game-high 23 points but finished with just three assists and six turnovers.

Polish international Agnieszka Bibrzycka poured in 22 points and like Pondexter pulled down five rebounds but also came up with a team-high four steals.

Spain national team ace Valdemoro had 22 points to lead Ros Casares in scoring while Brazilian Erika De Souza scored 16 and added game highs in rebounds (15) and steals (five).

Team USA's Delisha Milton-Jones also poured in 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Ros and Elisa Aguilar scored eight points and dished out seven assists.

Ros out-rebounded Ekaterinburg 40-30 while the Russians shot the ball better from long range, hitting seven of 15 (46.7%) to just five of 18 (27.8%) for the Spanish team.

 

 

 

COACH QUOTES

29.10.2008
Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Ros Casares

Head Coach of UMMC Laurent Buffard:

"In the lockerroom at half-time the ‘Foxes' were offered a choice to either return the keys or to start playing agressively in defense."

Head Coach of Ros Casares Isma Canto:

"In such games nobody never knows what happens next. In overtime the free throws were the decisive factor."

Top performers

UMMC Ekaterinburg Ros Casares

Agnieszka Bibrzycka

 

Erika De Souza

22Pts16
5Reb15
2AS2
4ST5
0BS2

Accumulated statistics

UMMC Ekaterinburg Ros Casares
35/73FG M/A31/67
28/58 (48.3%) FG2P M/A26/49 (53.1%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A5/18 (27.8%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A14/21 (66.7%)
30 (22-8) Reb (O-D) 40 (28-12)
16AS25
18TO23
11ST15
0BS5
16PF22
89Pts81

PHOTO GALLERY

UMMC EKATERINBURG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Nolan, D. 333/837.52/540.01/333.33/475.00114130310
5Rakhmatulina, O. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000
6Vodopyanova, N. DNP
7Leuchanka, Y. 121/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0000200012
*10Taylor, P. 172/450.02/450.00/00.01/1100.0202020025
*12Bibrzycka, A. 408/1266.74/580.04/757.12/366.75052240122
*13Gruda, S. 366/1060.06/966.70/10.01/250.06392220313
15Vedlya, N. DNP
*23Pondexter, C. 4210/1952.69/1752.91/250.02/2100.05053610423
*24Jones, A. 344/1233.34/1233.30/00.03/650.04262410211
25Abrosimova, S. 41/333.30/20.01/1100.00/00.0011110003
44Baranova, E. 50/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000000000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL35/ 7347.928/ 5848.37/ 1546.712/1866.72283016181101689
ROS CASARES
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Veselá, J. 222/366.72/366.70/00.01/425.0101221145
6Dacic, D. 91/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0314111122
*7Milton-Jones, D. 337/1353.87/1258.30/10.01/1100.06283610315
*8Hodges, R. 120/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0000010000
9Palau, L. 210/10.00/10.00/00.03/475.0202312123
*10Aguilar, E. 283/560.01/1100.02/450.00/00.0000722028
11Tornikidou, E. 232/366.72/366.70/00.02/2100.0325421016
12Ferragut, M. DNP
13Valdemoro, A. 298/1942.15/1050.03/933.33/475.05052420422
*14De Souza, E. 347/1450.07/1450.00/00.02/450.087152152316
15Montañana , A. 151/425.01/250.00/20.02/2100.0000130014
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL31/ 6746.326/ 4953.15/ 1827.814/2166.728124025231552281
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

UMMC Ekaterinburg Ros Casares

Agnieszka Bibrzycka

 

Erika De Souza

22Pts16
5Reb15
2AS2
4ST5
0BS2
40Min34

TEAM STATS

UMMC Ekaterinburg Ros Casares
35/73FG M/A31/67
28/58 (48.3%) FG2P M/A26/49 (53.1%)
7/15 (46.7%) FG3P M/A5/18 (27.8%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A14/21 (66.7%)
30 (22-8) Reb (O-D) 40 (28-12)
16AS25
18TO23
11ST15
0BS5
16PF22
89Pts81