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04.02.2009, 18:00h
04.02.2009, 18:00h
79-70
22 - 1617 - 1420 - 2120 - 19
22 - 1617 - 1420 - 2120 - 19
Venue: Sopron (HUN) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Nikolaos Papadimitriou (GRE), Robert Paulik (CZE), Maja Vukanovic (SRB)

GAME REPORT


MKB Hold Their Nerve To See Off Wisla

MKB Euroleasing Sopron held their nerve and beat Wisla Can-Pack Krakow 79-70 in the deciding third game of their EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals play-off tie.

Australian Kathleen MacLeod hit the go-ahead basket with 2:41 remaining on Wednesday night for a 67-66 lead and after Candace Dupree missed a jump shot for Wisla, Jelena Milovanovic's lay-up left the home side on top at 69-66.

Coming out of a Wisla time-out, Ewelina Kobryn scored down low for the visitors to make it a one-point game only for Milovanovic, one of the players expected to represent Serbia at this year's EuroBasket Women in Latvia, answered with another lay-up just 1:26 from the end.

Dupree was off target with a jump shot on Wisla's next possession and MKB fouled Milovanovic who sank both attempts for a 73-68 lead.

Skerovic gave the Polish outfit hope with a lay-up to reduce the arrears to three but again Wisla fouled and Dóra Horti drilled both attempts from the stripe.

Following a missed three-ball attempt from Wisla's Marta Fernandez, the visitors put Amber Holt on the line and she made both free throws before Horti completed the scoring with a lay-up.

Horti and Holt each scored 16 points while Milovanovic contributed 15.

For Wisla, Dupree poured in a game-high 24.

Wisla missed all nine of their attempts from behind the arc.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes MKB Euroleasing vs. Wisla Can-Pack

Norbert Székely (coach MKB-Euroleasing Sopron):
"This is a great success for our young team! We are very happy. We didn't play so well tonight, but [we still played] with a big heart."

Wojciech Downar-Zapolski (coach Wisla Can-Pack Krakow):
"It was a great game. Congratulations to Sopron! I'm sad, because we fought well, we had a chance to win, but we missed a few shots in the key minutes before the end of the game."

Honti Katalin (MKB-Euroleasing Sopron):
"We are very happy! This is fantastic, what we did. I hope our fans are also very happy, let's start celebrating."

Agnieszka Palka (Wisla Can-Pack Krakow):
"Congratulations to Sopron! We made a lot of mistake in defense. We have to concentrate now, for the Polish Cup and League."

Accumulated statistics

50.8%

32/63
FG
M/A

45.0%

27/60

59.2%

29/49
FG2P
M/A

52.9%

27/51

21.4%

3/14
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/9

70.6%

12/17
FT
M/A

76.2%

16/21

32

8/24
RT
RO/RD

37

12/25

15

AS

10

12

TO

17

8

ST

9

3

BS

1

17

PF

23

79

Pts

70

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