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Group:  C | 16.12.2009, 18:00h
Group:  C | 16.12.2009, 18:00h
87-72
28 - 2420 - 1719 - 2020 - 11
28 - 2420 - 1719 - 2020 - 11
Venue: Gorzów Wielkopolski (POL) |
Spectators: 900 |
Referees: Emin Mogulkoc (TUR), Henrykh Bekish (BLR), Pekka Saros (FIN)

GAME REPORT


Richards, Zurowska shoot down Prague

Samantha Richards scored 25 points and Justnya Zurowska added 21 to lift KSSSe AZS-PWSZ Gorzow to an 87-72 win over ZVVZ USK Prague in Group C of the EuroLeague Women.

Richards made 10 of 15 shots from the floor and was a perfect three of three from the free-throw line.

Zurowska was even more efficient, shooting seven of 10 from the field.

Gorzow had twice built big leads only to watch Prague come back.

A 12-1 run late in the third quarter brought the visitors back to within two, at 61-59, on Sandra Le Drean's lay-up .

But Gorzow responded with a 13-4 run of their own, capped by Yuliya Dureika's lay-up, that stretched deep into the fourth quarter and put the game out of reach.

Sidney Spencer added 15 points for the hosts.

Lindsey Whalen led Prague with 15 points, while Sonja Kireta has 12 and Le Drean, Zane Tamane and Evanthia Maltsi all had 10 each.

The win lifts Gorzow to 3-5 while Prague drop back to 4-4.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes KSSSE Gorzow vs. USK Prague

Lindsay Whalon, USK Prague player:
"Defence was our largest problem. In the beginning of the game Gorzów worked out the superiority."

Ivan Benesz, USK Prague assistant coach:
"This was for fans splendid spectacle. We are sad, because the ending of game belonged to Gorzow. Today we played disappointing in defence."

Dariusz Maciejewski, head coach KSSSE:
"I know Prague and coach Benesz from Academical Championship. Prague is the team, which play very well in attack. We did not permit them more than 72 points. This was to success key."

Samantha Richards, KSSSE point guard:
"Five weeks ago Prague showed us what is means to play in Euroleague. We won today. I am proud. We will not celebrate too long, because on Saturday we have a hard game in the Polish league."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.8%

32/63
FG
M/A

47.4%

27/57

54.8%

23/42
FG2P
M/A

54.8%

23/42

42.9%

9/21
FG3P
M/A

26.7%

4/15

77.8%

14/18
FT
M/A

93.3%

14/15

37

14/23
RT
RO/RD

26

7/19

12

AS

8

16

TO

15

7

ST

9

1

BS

1

16

PF

16

87

Pts

72

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