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Group:  D | 20.01.2010, 18:00h
Group:  D | 20.01.2010, 18:00h
69-61
20 - 1716 - 2215 - 1318 - 9
20 - 1716 - 2215 - 1318 - 9
Venue: Brno (CZE) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (GER), Jaroslav Janac (SVK), Tomislav Kovacic (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Brno Turn Back Szeviép Upset Bid

Frisco Sika Brno came from behind in the second half to defeat Szeviép 69-61 in the EuroLeague Women on Wednesday night.

The Czechs overcame a 48-38 deficit midway through the third quarter to win for the sixth time in 10 games while Szeviép missed a chance to claim a victory that would have put them in the play-offs.

As it was, they slumped to a seventh setback in 10 EuroLeague Women games and Lotos Gdynia claimed the fourth play-off spot on offer from Group D.

Eva Viteckova scored 19 points for the Czechs, who had already assured themselves of a place in the Eighth-Final Play-offs..

With 5:12 remaining in the third quarter, Szeviép appeared to have a great chance to snatch victory.

They were on top 48-38 after a basket by Olena Zherzherunova.

The visitors didn't press home the advantage and instead, Brno fought back with a Viteckova three-ball trimming her team's deficit  to 52-51 at the end of the third quarter.

They finally took the lead for good midway through the fourth quarter when Hana Horakova buried a shot to make it 62-59.

Brno ended the game on an 11-2 run.

Zherzherunova had 17 points and seven rebounds in defeat.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Frisco Sika Brno vs. Szeviép

Jan Bobrovsky, Brno Coach:

"After Christmas break we are in the crisis and two of our good players, Zirkova and pivot Kulichova are out. But we played very well in the beginning of the game and had a ten point advantage. But then we made mistakes in our defense, lost a lot of balls. Our performance was better in the last quarter and decided our victory."

Tamás Bencze, Szeged Coach:

"It was very close game for us. We have to chance to win, but we lost the advantage of nine points. After we missed two or three basket, Brno shot lucky three-pointers and the game changed and we couldn't get back after that. We had only six good players and it is too little for EuroLeague."

Accumulated statistics

41.4%

24/58
FG
M/A

43.9%

25/57

35.9%

14/39
FG2P
M/A

47.6%

20/42

52.6%

10/19
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

5/15

61.1%

11/18
FT
M/A

85.7%

6/7

37

14/23
RT
RO/RD

28

8/20

8

AS

6

16

TO

15

8

ST

9

1

BS

3

12

PF

17

69

Pts

61

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