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Group:  B | 02.12.2009, 18:00h
Group:  B | 02.12.2009, 18:00h
85-63
35 - 1118 - 1420 - 2012 - 18
35 - 1118 - 1420 - 2012 - 18
Venue: Gospic (CRO) |
Spectators: 1100 |
Referees: Georgios Tanatzis (GRE), Tomislav Kovacic (SLO), Csaba Cziffra (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Gospic Stop The Rot With Rout Of ESB Lille Metropole

Gospic Croatia ended their winless start to the EuroLeague Women on Wednesday evening with a convincing triumph over ESB Lille Metropole.

The Croatian team destroyed the French outfit in the first quarter, outscoring them 35-11 to pave the way for an 85-63 win.

Andja Jelavic poured in 19 points and Carla Thomas added 17 in the rout.

Gospic reeled off the game's first 11 points.

Jelavic's three-point play started the proceedings and that was followed by two straight three-balls from Lamisha Augustine.

Jelavic capped the spurt with a jumper for an 11-0 lead two minutes into the contest.

When Thomas drilled a jump shot with 4:46 to go in the first quarter, Gospic had a commanding 23-5 advantage.

The game was effectively over when the hosts finished the opening frame with a 9-0 run for a 35-11 lead.

At half-time, the hosts led 53-25 and by the end of the third quarter, they were on top 73-45.

Gospic hit 14 of 32 shots from long range with Thomas five of six, while Lille were just three of 13.

Both teams are now 1-5 in Group B.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Gospic Croatia vs. ESB Lille Metropole

Stipe Bralić, Gospić Croatia Osiguranje Head Coach: 

"In the beginning the passing of the ball was excellent and we made our three-pointers.  In the first quarter we had a great head start which we kept all the way until the end of the game.  We needed a 14 point difference, but we managed to make a 22 point difference.  Naturally, we are satisfied!"  

Jelena Ivezić, Gospić player: 

"In a wonderful atmosphere we began the game only the way someone could wish for.  We achieved a great lead in the score and we managed to keep this large difference all the way to the end of the game.  I am very happy that we have achieved the form we needed and I hope that in the future EuroLeague games, we will show our true side."  

Emilie Gomis, Lille Metropole player: 

"The atmosphere was wonderful,  We could see that the fans were very happy because their team was able to achieve their first win.  For sure, Gospić was a better team.  They won and we congratulate them."  

Abdou N'Diays, Lille Metropole Head Coach: 

"I have to admit that today Gospić surprised us in the first quarter with all of their three-point shots which we, with our best efforts, could not reach.  We congratulate them on their deserved win."

Accumulated statistics

42.1%

32/76
FG
M/A

40.7%

22/54

40.9%

18/44
FG2P
M/A

46.3%

19/41

43.8%

14/32
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

3/13

77.8%

7/9
FT
M/A

80.0%

16/20

33

8/25
RT
RO/RD

44

8/36

16

AS

9

16

TO

19

7

ST

1

0

BS

2

19

PF

10

85

Pts

63

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