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Group:  A | 25.11.2010, 20:30h
Group:  A | 25.11.2010, 20:30h
68-40
13 - 1117 - 1319 - 619 - 10
13 - 1117 - 1319 - 619 - 10
Venue: Taranto (ITA) |
Spectators: 1400 |
Referees: Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Petros Christophides (CYP), Zafer Yilmaz (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Taranto Back On Top After Pulverising Pecs

Cras Basket Taranto moved back to the top of EuroLeague Women Group A after completing a 68-40 rout of Pecs 2010 who endured another horror show offensively as they continue to go into freefall with this fourth straight loss.

The hosts held the Hungarian side to a paltry 24 points in the first half and if that seemed bad when the visitors sat in the locker room at the interval then surely they , must have been dismayed when they returned after the final buzzer to reflect on an abject tally of just 16 points during the second half.

Cras Basket Taranto were only up by six at 30-24 and far from fluent themselves at the midway point of the game but they didn't have to do too much to come out with a fourth win in five games.

While shocking offensively, the visitors also had trouble containing Cras Basket Taranto inside and allowed their opponents to shoot over 60%, a far cry from their own percentage of just 28%.

Things would have been even worse for Pecs had Cras Basket Taranto actually made some outside shots on a consistent basis but the one thing both teams had in common was that neither of them could hit very much at all from downtown.

The real trouble for Pecs came during the third quarter when they could only muster 6 points in ten minutes of action and with the hosts pouring in 19 at the other end of the floor, it was the end of the game as a meaningful contest ahead of the last period,

Megan Mahoney and Brooke Smith were both 7 of 10 inside as for the Italian Champions as the former claimed 14 points and the latter 16.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Cras Basket Taranto vs. Pécs 2010

Cras Basket Taranto coach, Roberto Ricchini:
"It was an intense match; quite balanced in first half. My team played pretty well, especially when they raised their defensive strength. In this way we were able to neutralize a dangerous opponent, and be able to play good offense. I am happy for our first place status in the group, but we must remain humble and confident."

Cras Basket Taranto player Sara Giauro:
"This is a new time for Cras after some difficulties. We know each other and play well. Pécs was not an easy opponent to beat, but we managed by playing collectively and with competitive spirit. I have great confidence in us going to the next round."

Pécs 2010 coach Zeljko Djokic:
"I'm sorry for this KO. My team is committed to the maximum and could even win here. But in front of us we had an equally determined opponent, which was not easy to bend as they have the best defense of Euroleague. However, I remain confident about my team for the return leg."

Pécs 2010 player Dalma Ivanyi:
"In the end we suffered because of Taranto's good defense, but my team has played strong. We are two good teams, they both deserved to win. We aim to redeem ourselves in our next game."

Accumulated statistics

51.7%

30/58
FG
M/A

26.8%

15/56

60.0%

27/45
FG2P
M/A

28.6%

14/49

23.1%

3/13
FG3P
M/A

14.3%

1/7

62.5%

5/8
FT
M/A

69.2%

9/13

39

9/30
RT
RO/RD

33

13/20

22

AS

8

16

TO

16

8

ST

9

0

BS

0

13

PF

19

68

Pts

40

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