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Group:  A | 15.12.2010, 19:00h
Group:  A | 15.12.2010, 19:00h
57-58
19 - 2413 - 1217 - 88 - 14
19 - 2413 - 1217 - 88 - 14
Venue: Krakow (POL) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR), Tanel Suslov (EST), Vladyslav Isachenko (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Taranto 'Cras' Party At Wisla

Cras Basket Taranto wrapped up first place in EuroLeague Women Group A on Wednesday night with a heart-stopping triumph at Wisla Can-Pack Krakow.

France international Elodie Godin had 14 points - including a go-ahead jumper with 35 seconds remaining - to lift Taranto (7-1) to a 58-57 win.

Erin Phillips had a chance to put Wisla back in front after Godin's basket but missed.

Jose Ignacio Hernandez's side now have a fight on their hands to lock up second place as they are level with Good Angels Kosice at 5-3 with two games remaining.

After the next game at TTT Riga, Wisla will head south to Slovakia to face Good Angels in a contest that could decide which team finishes runner-up to Taranto.

Taranto had to dig deep to win this one.

With 5:30 to go, they were staring at a 53-46 deficit after a Phillips jump shot.

Baskets from Sara Giauro, Michelle Greco and Brooke Smith cut the home side's lead to 53-52 with 3:47 to go.

Australia international Phillips scored, taking her points haul to 18, but Greco replied with a jumper for Taranto and then passed to Godin, who struck to put her team in front at 56-55.

Dorota Gburczyk-Sikora gave Wisla their last advantage at 57-56 with 43 seconds to go.

Godin scored for the second straight trip down the floor and it proved to be the game-winner.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Wisla Can-Pack vs. Cras Basket Taranto

Roberto Ricchini, Cras Basket Taranto coach:
"I am very happy and proud of my team. We knew it would be hard and we have respect for Wisla Krakow."

Jose Hernandez, Wisla Can-Pack coach:
"I am sorry. We lost and it is mine and my players' responsibility. We cannot make such stupid turnovers. They should not even think that, they are professionals. We have time now [ahead of us] to think and analyze all that happened. Congratulations to the Taranto team."

Accumulated statistics

39.1%

25/64
FG
M/A

46.7%

28/60

42.0%

21/50
FG2P
M/A

52.8%

28/53

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/7

60.0%

3/5
FT
M/A

66.7%

2/3

33

8/25
RT
RO/RD

37

5/32

11

AS

20

11

TO

14

8

ST

9

2

BS

1

9

PF

14

57

Pts

58

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