Good Angels Kosice64-71

13-25, 15-16, 16-12, 20-18

Cras Basket Taranto

 

Date: 01.12.2010, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Kosice (SVK) Spectators: 2000
Referees:  Florin Grigoras (ROU), Caslav Cukalovic (SRB), Markos Elias Michaelides (SUI)
TEAM LEADERS
Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto
Candice Dupree (22)PtsMegan Mahoney (22)
Candice Dupree (13)RebElodie Godin (12)
Lucia Kupcikova (4)ASMichelle Greco (4), Kathy Wambe (4)
Charde Houston (5)ST3 players tied with 2
Candice Dupree (1)BSElodie Godin (1)

GAME REPORT

01.12.2010
Cras Right On The Mahoney At Kosice

Cras Basket Taranto strengthened their grip on first place in Group A of the EuroLeague Women with a 71-64 victory at Good Angels Kosice.

The Italians moved to 5-1 while Kosice lost for the second straight week and fell to 3-3.

Megan Mahoney and Elodie Godin provided a mean one-two punch for Taranto by pouring in 22 and 20 points, respectively.

Cras outscored Kosice 11-4 in a first-quarter stretch to lead 15-7.

A Mahoney three-ball increased the lead to 12 by the end of the first quarter and also ignited a 10-0 run that seemed to give the hosts a 32-13 stranglehold on the contest.

The lead was double digits until 22 seconds remained in the third quarter when Slovakia international Anna Jurcenkova's two free-throws reduced the deficit 53-44.

After baskets from Charde Houston and Candice Dupree early in the fourth, Kosice suddenly found themselves behind 55-51 and victory looked to be within their grasp.

Michelle Greco replied with a three-ball for Cras, though.

With 3:14 to go in the fourth, Good Angels' Lucia Kupcikova scored to cut the deficit to 63-59.

Mahoney's lay-up took the Cras lead back to six and they ended up with a seven-point triumph.

Dupree had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Kosice and Houston weighed in with 16 and nine.

COACH QUOTES

01.12.2010
Kosice-Taranto

Štefan Svitek, Head Coach Good Angels Kosice:
"Our opponent scored easy baskets, because our defence wasn't sufficient in the beginning. Italians had high shooting percentage, because we left them unguarded. We fought back, but it was too late."

Candice Dupree, Good Angels Kosice:
"We let our opponent to get solid lead. Then we fight to level the score, but it wasn't enough. Taranto is very strong, we had to play better from beginning."

Roberto Ricchini, Head Coach Taranto:
"It would be very unfair if we lost, because we played very good from first to last minute. Opponent manage to shorten our lead, but we respond well to improvement of the home side and repelled their pressure."

Top performers

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto

Candice Dupree

 

Elodie Godin

22Pts20
13Reb12
0AS3
0ST2
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto
26/67FG M/A26/57
21/49 (42.9%) FG2P M/A21/41 (51.2%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
37 (15-22) Reb (O-D) 35 (8-27)
11AS19
11TO9
6ST7
1BS1
17PF16
64Pts71

PHOTO GALLERY

GOOD ANGELS KOSICE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Dupree, C. 4010/1758.810/1758.80/00.02/450.06713010106-722
5Kissová, M. DNP
7Zirková, Z. 200/70.00/10.00/60.02/2100.010102002162
*9Hrickova, K. 131/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0011011040-112
10Cikosova, D. 90/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0112100010-180
*11Jalcová, I. 303/933.32/633.31/333.30/00.0022320021-57
12Jurcenkova, A. 81/1100.01/1100.00/00.03/3100.001110000485
*13Kupcikova, L. 303/933.32/728.61/250.00/00.012342005047
15Janoscíková, B. DNP
*24Houston, C. 327/1450.05/1145.52/366.70/10.0459125023116
25Bojovic, M. 131/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0112110011-43
35Lawless, E. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-90
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL26/ 6738.821/ 4942.95/ 1827.87/1070.0152237111161171664
CRAS BASKET TARANTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Mahoney, M. 327/1450.05/1050.02/450.06/6100.01561320251522
5Siccardi, V. DNP
*6Greco, M. 354/1136.43/742.91/425.01/250.0224401022710
7Gianolla, A. 111/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0022220000-52
8Dacic, D. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010-40
9Giauro, S. 220/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.004420003212
11Montagnino, J. 141/616.70/10.01/520.00/00.0000100000-83
*12Wambe, K. 292/540.01/333.31/250.02/450.0011422006127
*13Godin, E. 339/1560.09/1560.00/00.02/2100.03912302131520
*14Smith, B. 242/366.72/366.70/00.01/1100.0235210051125
15Sarni, S. DNP
TEAM/COACH01110
TOTAL26/ 5745.621/ 4151.25/ 1631.314/1782.48273519971161771
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto

Candice Dupree

 

Elodie Godin

22Pts20
13Reb12
0AS3
0ST2
1BS1
40Min33

TEAM STATS

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto
26/67FG M/A26/57
21/49 (42.9%) FG2P M/A21/41 (51.2%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
37 (15-22) Reb (O-D) 35 (8-27)
11AS19
11TO9
6ST7
1BS1
17PF16
64Pts71

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGOOD ANGELS KOSICEScoreCRAS BASKET TARANTO
09:429 K. Hrickova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 B. Smith Def. Rebound
09:22 0 - 2 14 B. Smith 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 E. Godin
09:2213 L. Kupcikova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   14 B. Smith Foul drawn
09:22 0 - 3 14 B. Smith Free throw MADE(1/1)
09:094 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 3 
08:464 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2924 C. Houston 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Jalcová 
5 - 3 
08:1813 L. Kupcikova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
08:18   12 K. Wambe Free throw missed(1/2)
08:18 5 - 4 12 K. Wambe Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:054 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Assist: 13 L. Kupcikova 
  
07:58 5 - 6 4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:449 K. Hrickova Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 M. Mahoney Steal
07:29   4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 B. Smith
07:12 5 - 8 6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 E. Godin
07:0124 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   13 E. Godin Block
13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
06:454 C. Dupree Block
9 K. Hrickova Def. Rebound 
  12 K. Wambe 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
06:384 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 L. Kupcikova 
  
06:3313 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
06:21 5 - 10 4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:5713 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 10 
05:34 7 - 12 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Greco
05:0824 C. Houston Turnover (Travelling)   
05:05Timeout   
05:05Substitution: 9 K. Hrickova out,
10 D. Cikosova in 
  
04:53 7 - 15 4 M. Mahoney 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Wambe
04:3724 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 9 - 15 
04:3724 C. Houston Foul drawn   13 E. Godin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
04:3724 C. Houston Free throw missed(1/1)   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
04:13 9 - 17 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Greco
03:5924 C. Houston 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 M. Mahoney Def. Rebound
03:3910 D. Cikosova Def. Rebound   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:1924 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 C. Houston 
  
03:1524 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 B. Smith Def. Rebound
02:59Substitution: 11 I. Jalcová out,
35 E. Lawless in 
  
02:59Substitution: 24 C. Houston out,
9 K. Hrickova in 
  
02:59Substitution: 13 L. Kupcikova out,
25 M. Musovic in 
  
02:55   6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 E. Godin
02:52 9 - 19 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:3825 M. Musovic Foul drawn   14 B. Smith Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:29   Substitution: 13 E. Godin out,
9 S. Giauro in
02:239 K. Hrickova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 M. Mahoney Def. Rebound
02:15   12 K. Wambe 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:599 K. Hrickova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 19 
01:46 11 - 22 12 K. Wambe 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 B. Smith
01:27   Substitution: 12 K. Wambe out,
7 A. Gianolla in
01:114 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 D. Cikosova 
  
00:584 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 D. Cikosova 
13 - 22 
00:40 13 - 25 4 M. Mahoney 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:2210 D. Cikosova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
00:014 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 S. Giauro Def. Rebound
TimeGOOD ANGELS KOSICEScoreCRAS BASKET TARANTO
10:00   Substitution: 6 M. Greco out,
11 J. Montagnino in
09:34 13 - 27 4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 J. Montagnino
09:1825 M. Musovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
09:154 C. Dupree Turnover (Out of bounds)   
08:504 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   11 J. Montagnino 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3825 M. Musovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 25 M. Musovic 
  
08:1635 E. Lawless 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 S. Giauro Def. Rebound
07:58 13 - 30 11 J. Montagnino 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Gianolla
07:52Substitution: 35 E. Lawless out,
24 C. Houston in 
  
07:52Substitution: 25 M. Musovic out,
11 I. Jalcová in 
  
07:52   Substitution: 14 B. Smith out,
13 E. Godin in
07:4324 C. Houston Foul drawn   13 E. Godin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:3311 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Gianolla Def. Rebound
07:289 K. Hrickova Steal   7 A. Gianolla Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:249 K. Hrickova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
07:13 13 - 32 7 A. Gianolla 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Giauro
06:524 C. Dupree Foul drawn   4 M. Mahoney Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:52Substitution: 9 K. Hrickova out,
7 Z. Zirková in 
  
06:52Substitution: 10 D. Cikosova out,
13 L. Kupcikova in 
  
06:52   Substitution: 4 M. Mahoney out,
6 M. Greco in
06:524 C. Dupree Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:524 C. Dupree Free throw MADE(2/2) 14 - 32 
06:3724 C. Houston Def. Rebound   11 J. Montagnino 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:2324 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 16 - 32 
06:07 16 - 34 6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 E. Godin
05:4411 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
05:404 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 18 - 34 
05:2111 I. Jalcová Def. Rebound   7 A. Gianolla 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:584 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 S. Giauro Def. Rebound
04:39 18 - 36 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:2911 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   7 A. Gianolla Def. Rebound
04:2324 C. Houston Steal   7 A. Gianolla Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:174 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 C. Houston 
20 - 36 
04:13Timeout   
04:13   Substitution: 7 A. Gianolla out,
12 K. Wambe in
04:1111 I. Jalcová Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
04:0124 C. Houston Def. Rebound   6 M. Greco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:424 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 22 - 36 
03:314 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   11 J. Montagnino 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:144 C. Dupree Foul drawn   9 S. Giauro Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:14   Substitution: 9 S. Giauro out,
14 B. Smith in
03:1011 I. Jalcová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
02:49 22 - 38 14 B. Smith 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Wambe
02:3113 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
02:11 22 - 40 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 B. Smith
01:5611 I. Jalcová Turnover (Out of bounds)   
01:4324 C. Houston Def. Rebound   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3011 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 40 
01:1111 I. Jalcová Def. Rebound   6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:024 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Jalcová 
26 - 40 
01:024 C. Dupree Foul drawn   14 B. Smith Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:02Timeout   
01:02Substitution: 13 L. Kupcikova out,
9 K. Hrickova in 
  
01:02   Substitution: 11 J. Montagnino out,
4 M. Mahoney in
01:02   Substitution: 13 E. Godin out,
9 S. Giauro in
01:024 C. Dupree Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 24 C. Houston 
  
00:597 Z. Zirková Foul drawn   6 M. Greco Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
00:597 Z. Zirková Free throw MADE(1/2) 27 - 40 
00:597 Z. Zirková Free throw MADE(2/2) 28 - 40 
00:4024 C. Houston Steal   12 K. Wambe Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:3724 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 C. Houston 
  
00:3424 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 K. Wambe Def. Rebound
00:219 K. Hrickova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
00:089 K. Hrickova Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
00:08 28 - 41 12 K. Wambe Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:0824 C. Houston Def. Rebound   12 K. Wambe Free throw missed(2/2)
00:017 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
TimeGOOD ANGELS KOSICEScoreCRAS BASKET TARANTO
10:00Substitution: 9 K. Hrickova out,
13 L. Kupcikova in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 9 S. Giauro out,
13 E. Godin in
09:417 Z. Zirková Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 M. Greco Steal
09:23 28 - 43 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 M. Mahoney
09:0324 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 43 
08:44 Def. Rebound   4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2913 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
08:2411 I. Jalcová Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
08:09   14 B. Smith 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 B. Smith
07:5013 L. Kupcikova Def. Rebound   4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:464 C. Dupree Foul drawn   4 M. Mahoney Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:3913 L. Kupcikova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 B. Smith Def. Rebound
07:1924 C. Houston Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   4 M. Mahoney Foul drawn
07:05   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Greco
07:037 Z. Zirková Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   6 M. Greco Foul drawn
06:59   6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 M. Greco
06:55 30 - 45 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Greco
06:4113 L. Kupcikova Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 M. Mahoney Steal
06:2624 C. Houston Steal   12 K. Wambe Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:1711 I. Jalcová Foul drawn   14 B. Smith Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
06:17Substitution: 13 L. Kupcikova out,
9 K. Hrickova in 
  
06:044 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 45 
05:489 K. Hrickova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   4 M. Mahoney Foul drawn
05:31    Turnover (24 secs)
05:1824 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 34 - 45 
05:03   Substitution: 14 B. Smith out,
9 S. Giauro in
05:019 K. Hrickova Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   4 M. Mahoney Foul drawn
05:01Substitution: 9 K. Hrickova out,
10 D. Cikosova in 
  
05:01 34 - 46 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:01 34 - 47 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:4824 C. Houston Turnover (Travelling)   
04:36 34 - 49 4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Wambe
04:144 C. Dupree Foul drawn   9 S. Giauro Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
04:14Substitution: 24 C. Houston out,
12 A. Jurcenkova in 
  
04:0311 I. Jalcová Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 E. Godin Steal
03:5210 D. Cikosova Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   4 M. Mahoney Foul drawn
03:52Substitution: 10 D. Cikosova out,
13 L. Kupcikova in 
  
03:52 34 - 50 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:52 34 - 51 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:4313 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
03:2611 I. Jalcová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 L. Kupcikova 
37 - 51 
02:59 Def. Rebound   4 M. Mahoney 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:57   Substitution: 4 M. Mahoney out,
11 J. Montagnino in
02:4811 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 M. Greco Def. Rebound
02:27   6 M. Greco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 E. Godin
02:004 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:507 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 Z. Zirková 
  
01:4213 L. Kupcikova Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 K. Wambe Steal
01:3513 L. Kupcikova Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)   9 S. Giauro Foul drawn
01:35Substitution: 7 Z. Zirková out,
24 C. Houston in 
  
01:35Substitution: 11 I. Jalcová out,
25 M. Musovic in 
  
01:35   Substitution: 12 K. Wambe out,
7 A. Gianolla in
01:35 37 - 52 9 S. Giauro Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:35 37 - 53 9 S. Giauro Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:2024 C. Houston Foul drawn   6 M. Greco Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:1112 A. Jurcenkova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 L. Kupcikova 
39 - 53 
01:1112 A. Jurcenkova Foul drawn   13 E. Godin Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
01:1112 A. Jurcenkova Free throw MADE(1/1) 40 - 53 
01:11   Substitution: 13 E. Godin out,
8 D. Dacic in
00:5625 M. Musovic Def. Rebound   11 J. Montagnino 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:494 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 25 M. Musovic 
42 - 53 
00:24   8 D. Dacic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2212 A. Jurcenkova Foul drawn   8 D. Dacic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:22   Substitution: 6 M. Greco out,
4 M. Mahoney in
00:2212 A. Jurcenkova Free throw MADE(1/2) 43 - 53 
00:2212 A. Jurcenkova Free throw MADE(2/2) 44 - 53 
00:00   4 M. Mahoney Turnover (Ball Handling)
TimeGOOD ANGELS KOSICEScoreCRAS BASKET TARANTO
10:00   Substitution: 8 D. Dacic out,
13 E. Godin in
10:00   Substitution: 9 S. Giauro out,
14 B. Smith in
09:47 44 - 55 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Gianolla
09:2625 M. Musovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Jurcenkova 
47 - 55 
09:124 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   11 J. Montagnino 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5824 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 49 - 55 
08:40   4 M. Mahoney 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 E. Godin
08:2324 C. Houston Steal   14 B. Smith Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:154 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 51 - 55 
08:11Timeout   
08:11   Substitution: 7 A. Gianolla out,
6 M. Greco in
08:11   Substitution: 11 J. Montagnino out,
12 K. Wambe in
08:0124 C. Houston Def. Rebound   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:5012 A. Jurcenkova Foul drawn   14 B. Smith Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
07:4613 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 M. Greco Def. Rebound
07:22 51 - 58 6 M. Greco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 K. Wambe
06:584 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 M. Mahoney Def. Rebound
06:4712 A. Jurcenkova Def. Rebound   13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:4412 A. Jurcenkova Foul drawn   14 B. Smith Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 5th)
06:44Substitution: 25 M. Musovic out,
7 Z. Zirková in 
  
06:44Substitution: 12 A. Jurcenkova out,
11 I. Jalcová in 
  
06:327 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
06:1513 L. Kupcikova Def. Rebound   4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5511 I. Jalcová 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 53 - 58 
05:3913 L. Kupcikova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)   6 M. Greco Foul drawn
05:39   6 M. Greco Free throw missed(1/2)
05:39 53 - 59 6 M. Greco Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:39Timeout   
05:297 Z. Zirková Turnover (Bad Pass)   13 E. Godin Steal
05:1424 C. Houston Steal   4 M. Mahoney Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:1224 C. Houston 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 M. Mahoney Def. Rebound
04:54 53 - 61 6 M. Greco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:357 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 M. Mahoney Def. Rebound
04:124 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   6 M. Greco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:027 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
03:5424 C. Houston 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 L. Kupcikova 
56 - 61 
03:297 Z. Zirková Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   13 E. Godin Foul drawn
03:29Substitution: 7 Z. Zirková out,
25 M. Musovic in 
  
03:29Timeout   
03:29 56 - 62 13 E. Godin Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:29 56 - 63 13 E. Godin Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:1413 L. Kupcikova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Jalcová 
59 - 63 
02:5725 M. Musovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   12 K. Wambe Foul drawn
02:57 59 - 65 4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 M. Greco
02:4425 M. Musovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 K. Wambe Steal
02:41 59 - 67 12 K. Wambe 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:40Timeout   
02:2913 L. Kupcikova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 61 - 67 
02:07   12 K. Wambe 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 M. Mahoney
01:514 C. Dupree Def. Rebound   4 M. Mahoney 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:264 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 C. Houston 
  
01:1825 M. Musovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 S. Giauro Def. Rebound
01:0624 C. Houston Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   9 S. Giauro Foul drawn
01:06Substitution: 25 M. Musovic out,
7 Z. Zirková in 
  
00:53   4 M. Mahoney Turnover (Travelling)
00:4511 I. Jalcová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 E. Godin Def. Rebound
00:3613 L. Kupcikova Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)   4 M. Mahoney Foul drawn
00:36 61 - 68 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:36 61 - 69 4 M. Mahoney Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:267 Z. Zirková 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 C. Dupree 
  
00:234 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 63 - 69 
00:234 C. Dupree Foul drawn   9 S. Giauro Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
00:234 C. Dupree Free throw MADE(1/1) 64 - 69 
00:16 64 - 71 13 E. Godin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 9 S. Giauro
00:057 Z. Zirková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound

Accumulated statistics

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto
26/67FG M/A26/57
21/49 (42.9%) FG2P M/A21/41 (51.2%)
5/18 (27.8%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
7/10 (70.0%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
37 (15-22) Reb (O-D) 35 (8-27)
11AS19
11TO9
6ST7
1BS1
17PF16
64Pts71

top performers

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto

Candice Dupree

 

Elodie Godin

22Pts20
13Reb12
0AS3
0ST2
1BS1
40Min33
Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto 0-2
Cras Basket Taranto - Good Angels Kosice 74-59
28.10.2010, Taranto (ITA)
Good Angels Kosice - Cras Basket Taranto 64-71
01.12.2010, Kosice (SVK)

GAME PREVIEW

01.12.2010
Game Of The Week: Good Angels vs Cras

By Paul Nilsen

The riveting race for pole position in the wide-open EuroLeague Women Group A continues as the current group leaders Cras Basket Taranto head to Slovak Republic where they can expect a thorough examination of their credentials by Good Angels Kosice.

12. Kathy Wambe (Cras Basket Taranto)
Guard Kathy Wambe is the head of the controlled play of Cras Basket Taranto

The Italian champions have enjoyed another solid start to the season which is only their second campaign in the competition an having beaten their opponents way back on the opening day, will be expecting a tough game as the hosts seek revenge. Cras Basket Taranto are an intriguing team.

Unlike a lot of EuroLeague Women clubs who rely on some big name players, the Italian side rely on a hard-nosed team approach. They wear teams down with their all round depth, voracious appetite for defence and by having dangers all over the floor.

Everybody contributes and that means it is hard for opponents to really focus their defence on a couple of key players and in essence, Taranto are just heard to break down and stop. The only question mark remains whether the lack of a truly big time player might catch up with them in the later stages and cost them a potential place in the last eight or even at Final Four.

It is a tough task for Good Angels Kosice but they will be confident they can bounce back from last week's defeat at Wisla Can-Pack. They know Taranto already have one road loss to their name and they do have enough firepower to trouble the visitors with their vibrant approach to the game. However the pressure is perhaps on the home team to deliver since defeat would arguably end their prospects of topping the group.

Previous Meeting - The teams met on the opening day of the season and Cras Basket Taranto enjoyed a comfortable 74-59 home win.

The Form - Cras Basket Taranto are 4-1 and sat proudly at the top of Group A having lost only once - in France against USO Mondeville. Domestically, they are 5 and 1 after six games but already have the SuperCup a tucked away in the Trophy cabinet. Good Angels Kosice meanwhile are 3 and 2 having lost on the opening day of the season at Taranto and also losing to Wisla Can-Pack last time out in our previous Game Of The Week. As usual, Good Angels Kosice remain undefeated domestically.

Perimeter & Penetration - Zuzana Zirkova being fit is hugely significant for Good Angels Kosice in the backcourt. She is averaging 16 points and 5 assists per game and is hugely influential in getting the ball down low to Dupree and Houston when mismatches occur. Katarina Hricova, Ivana Jalcova and Miljana Musovic can all step things up for the Angels although they are not game changing players like Zuzana.
Expect the class and high court IQ of Belgian Kathy Wambe to shine in the backcourt for the visitors while the return of Michelle Greco from her thumb injury is a big boost as she will also help to pull the strings along with Angela Gianolla coming off the bench. Jami Montagnino had an explosive rookie season last year but as so often happens, has found the second year more tough with opponents keying in on her. She is shooting way below her best and at sub thirty percent, will be hoping the team can get her open a little more. The team have also been looking inside a lot more too so her minutes have suffered as well.


In The Paint
- Candice Dupree and Charde Houston will continue to lead the way for Good Angels

4. Candice Dupree (Good Angels Kosice)
Comeback queen Candice Dupree is again leading the way for the Good Angels

Kosice and provide the main offensive threat. Without Zirkova they carry a heavy burden and also might not get the ball in the right spots on the floor quite as often as if she is in the line-up. Dupree has the raw aggression that you have to love, a real ‘in your face' approach and while always effective, she is due a major performance some time soon. Lucia Kupcikova will also provide some good support for the duo. They have their work cut out against an in-form Taranto frontcourt with three players really excelling right now. Brooke Smith is having an excellent first season in EuroLeague Women while Megan Mahoney is just doing it all for her team right now, especially defensively. French star Elodie Godin meanwhile is averaging a near season double-double with a rock solid and impressive 9 points and 9 rebounds per game. In fact the trio are responsible for a combined 35 points and 25 rebounds per game. You can also throw in the added experience of Sara Giauro and Dubravka Dacic into the mix too.

The Hot Hands - While Taranto rely on their all round team approach and strength in depth rather than any so called marquee players as with other clubs, Megan Mahoney is arguably the kingpin for the team so far. She is contributing all over the floor in terms of her offensive production as leading scorer, her efficient rebounding ability to dish up an assist while most impressively of all, her anticipation and quick hands continue to get her almost 3 steals per game. While for Good Angels Kosice, Houston, Dupree and Zirkova are almost all equally liable to have the hot hand on any given night in this competition.

The ‘X Factors' - Aside from the obvious in terms of the health of Zirkova, you have to think that the home team have to somehow avoid being worn down by the all-round depth of Taranto. Competing well on the glass will be imperative and it is noticeable that the visitors have struggled badly from the perimeter so far. With that in mind I expect Kosice will pack bodies in the paint defensively and perhaps pick their poison of giving up a little more outside than usual. After all, the inside finishing of the Italians is reliable whereas this season their perimeter play has been poor. Having said that, with a shooter like Montagnino due a big game, it will be a long night for the hosts if Cras Basket Taranto get hot on both sides of the three-point line!

Rising Star Watch - Both teams generally rely on experience so there is little to anticipate as far as rising talents are concerned.

Did You Know? - Cras Basket Taranto are the best defensive team in EuroLeague Women this year by quite some way - a massive 8 points in fact. They have only given up 53.8 points per game and the next best defensive team are Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje who give up 61.8!

Fighting For Fitness - Zuzana Zirkova is again doubtful having missed the game last week in Krakow against Wisla-Can Pack.

What They Say - Cras Basket Taranto shooter Jami Montagnino, "We are in a different kind of group this year than we were last time. This year, it seems like every team is really strong at home and can beat anyone else in the group on any night. I think it will come down to which team can perform well consistently and pull out the most wins on the road that will lead to a first place spot in our group. Kosice played very well at our place and we feel that they are the team to beat especially on the road. I've heard so many things about how tough it is to play there. We are looking forward to the challenge, however."

Good Angels Kosice play-caller Stefan Svitek, "We are going to play the match against the leader of Group A and we are aware of their qualities. Actually, it can be said, that we were easily defeated by this team in our first match, which we played in Taranto. We are going to play against a really good team, which consists of skilled players with a big amount of experience, but we will try to take advantage of homeland. Despite this, we are going to play aggressively and we want to use the opportunity, because we are have been able to play some really good matches recently."

Good Angels Kosice Cras Basket Taranto 0-2
Cras Basket Taranto - Good Angels Kosice 74-59
28.10.2010, Taranto (ITA)
Good Angels Kosice - Cras Basket Taranto 64-71
01.12.2010, Kosice (SVK)