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Group:  D | 13.01.2010, 20:00h
Group:  D | 13.01.2010, 20:00h
75-78
20 - 2322 - 2618 - 1915 - 10
20 - 2322 - 2618 - 1915 - 10
Venue: Tarbes (FRA) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Emin Mogulkoc (TUR), Haydn Jones (WAL), Robert Hickman (ENG)

GAME REPORT


Spartak Escape Tarbes Upset Bid

Spartak Moscow Region escaped Tarbes GB with a 78-75 victory to remain undefeated in Group D of the EuroLeague Women.

Diana Taurasi had 33 points and hit the go-ahead three-ball with 4:29 remaining for Spartak.

Her biggest shot snapped a 73-73 tie and shortly after, Anete Jekabsone-Zogota nailed a jumper for a five-point advantage.

After Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui made a lay-up for Tarbes with 2:58 to go to close the gap to 78-75, Spartak knew they were in for a tight finish.

Both sides failed to score the rest of the way, however.

The final minute saw Janell McCarville miss a jump shot for Spartak, but after Tarbes' Frida Eldebrink grabbed the rebound, she had her pass intercepted by Irina Osipova.

Taurasi was off target with a jumper 33 seconds from the end but Eldebrink was whistled for travelling as Spartak held on.

Sylvia Fowles scored 17 points for Spartak (9-0) while for Tarbes, Eldebrink scored 19.

Tarbes missed out on the bid to claim a third win in their quest for a fourth-place finish.

They will go for win number three next week at Fenerbahce and if they get it, they have a chance of qualifying for the Eighth-Final Play-offs.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Tarbes GB vs. Spartak Moscow Region

Spartak Moscow Region coach, Pokey Chatman:
"We won against a very good Tarbes team. It wasn't the same team like the one we faced in Moscow, they were motivated. For us it was important to keep the tradition of winning, staying motivated and staying successful."

Spartak Moscow Region player, Ilona Korstin:
"We come from three consecutive games on the road before arriving to Tarbes. I think we were tired and it showed..."

Tarbes coach, Francois Gomez :
"We tried to forget that we play against such a great club - we didn't want to repeat the same mistake we did in Moscow. We have one game left, in Istanbul, we want to go and win it!"

Tarbes player, Isis Arrondo:
"We knew who we play against. I want to say that we knew we can compete against them but only if keep fighting during 40 minutes; it is hard to do better than that."

Accumulated statistics

53.7%

29/54
FG
M/A

45.6%

31/68

54.8%

23/42
FG2P
M/A

52.2%

24/46

50.0%

6/12
FG3P
M/A

31.8%

7/22

91.7%

11/12
FT
M/A

69.2%

9/13

33

4/29
RT
RO/RD

33

11/22

12

AS

13

17

TO

12

5

ST

7

3

BS

0

11

PF

9

75

Pts

78

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