Galatasaray85-83

19-17, 20-23, 19-18, 19-19, 8-6

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje

 

Date: 08.12.2010, 19:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Istanbul (TUR) Spectators: 750
Referees:  Boris Gabara (SVK), Milan Mazic (SRB), Tomislav Vovk (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje
Donneka Hodges (20), Sylvia Fowles (20)PtsLauren Jackson (23)
Sylvia Fowles (12)RebLauren Jackson (8)
Tugba Palazoglu (4)ASNoel Kuin (5)
3 players tied with 2STNoel Kuin (2)
Gintare Petronyte (2), Sylvia Fowles (2)BSLauren Jackson (4)

GAME REPORT

08.12.2010
Galatasaray Edge Sparta&K In OT Thriller

Galatasaray put in their most impressive display of the season to win at home against Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje.In dire need of a victory to spark their season into life, Gala won 85-83 in overtime and are now 3-4 in Group C.

Sparta&K (4-3) blew a chance to leapfrog Halcon Avenida into first place.

VICI Aistes, who upset Sparta&K in Week 2, surprised Avenida in Kaunas on Wednesday night to leave the Spanish side 5-2.

Galatasaray haven't been consistent this season but when Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus are on their games, they'll have a chance to beat any opponent and such was the case against Sparta&K.

Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds while August finished with 18 points and six boards.

Another player that made a huge difference for Galatasaray was Donneka Hodges.

The 28-year-old shooting guard went into the contest averaging 6.6 points per game but scored 20 against Sparta&K.

With 1:43 to go in regulation, Jelena Milovanovic hit a jump shot to give Sparta&K a 77-75 lead.

However, Galatasaray went to the other end and pulled even on a jumper from Melisa Can.

Both sides spurned opportunities to go in front and the clash went to overtime.

Irina Osipova gave Sparta&K an 80-79 advantage with 2:05 to go in the extra period only for Bahar Caglar to draw a foul and earn a trip to the line where she sank both to put Gala back in front.

With 1:15 to go, Fowles made the first of two free-throws for an 82-80 lead but missed the second.

Sparta&K failed to box out Augustus, who grabbed the offensive rebound but then missed a jump shot.

Noelle Quinn was off target for Sparta&K and Fowles, who played for the Vidnoje team the previous two years, buried a jump shot for a four-point lead.

Lauren Jackson gave Sparta&K a late lifeline with an impossible three-ball, taking her points haul to a game-high 23.

After a Galatasaray timeout, Hodges sank one of two free-throws and then Caglar came up with a steal to preserve the victory.

 

COACH QUOTES

08.12.2010
Quotes Galatasaray Medical Park vs. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu, Galatasaray Medical Park coach:
“First of all I would like to congratulate Sparta&K. The fans watched a great game tonight. As you know we didn’t make a good job till now but tonight we gave our hundred percent to win and did our best. We were really good in defence and in offense. When we fight, when we run, we can also beat Halcon Avenida, ZVVZ USK Prague, VICI Aistes Kaunas or any other teams in the EuroLeague Women. This is a big win for us. I’m sure that we will be better after tonight.”

Işıl Alben, Galatasaray Medical Park guard:
“I want to congratulate our opponents for a great basketball night. We talked about winning throughout the week. And at the end of day we are extremely happy to win. I have said that we can win all the games in our home. I believe we proved that tonight.”

Pokey Chatman,  Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje coach:
“We knew that this game would be tough. We had breakdowns on defence tonight but they also had some players who made the big shots in the final minutes. My former players Sylvia [Fowles] and Seimone [Augustus] didn’t have a good game in Moscow but I think they are the leaders of this team. We knew that they can come up and lead their team. Sylvia did a good job on points, rebounds and blocks with her limited minutes. And Seimone is one of the top players in the world. She understands the game. She understands how to win the game.”

Anete Jekabsone-Zogota, Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje guard:
“We knew that this game would be hard. The coach told us the facts. It wouldn’t be the same game like in Moscow. Hodges scored a lot of points tonight. We knew that she can score but we didn’t expect that performance. We did some small mistakes in the final minutes. And we lost.”

Top performers

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje

Sylvia Fowles

 

Lauren Jackson

20Pts23
12Reb8
0AS0
0ST1
2BS4

Accumulated statistics

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje
30/72FG M/A32/74
27/59 (45.8%) FG2P M/A24/55 (43.6%)
3/13 (23.1%) FG3P M/A8/19 (42.1%)
22/28 (78.6%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
44 (12-32) Reb (O-D) 40 (11-29)
11AS12
10TO13
8ST4
5BS5
18PF22
85Pts83

PHOTO GALLERY

GALATASARAY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Palazoglu, T. 241/714.30/10.01/616.70/00.0011431050-83
6Hodges, D. 337/1353.85/1145.52/2100.04/666.70333110141420
7Saylar, Y. DNP
8Kozluca, C. DNP
9Caglar, B. 190/30.00/10.00/20.04/4100.0022112033114
*10Alben, I. 130/50.00/20.00/30.00/00.0112000020-170
13Petronyte, G. 121/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.005500020104
*15Can, M. 243/837.53/837.50/00.02/2100.0437202051-38
21Anaz, N. 233/560.03/560.00/00.02/450.001100201288
*33Augustus, S. 438/1942.18/1942.10/00.02/2100.0156130104518
*34Fowles, S. 337/1163.67/1163.60/00.06/875.06612020217020
TEAM/COACH05500
TOTAL30/ 7241.727/ 5945.83/ 1323.122/2878.6123244111085182285
SPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Prince, E. 357/1546.74/1136.43/475.00/00.0022130042-517
6Petrovic, S. 72/366.72/2100.00/10.00/00.0101010010-54
7Vieru, N. DNP
*8Korstin, I. 232/366.72/366.70/00.00/10.0112210022144
9Milovanovic, J. 162/922.22/922.20/00.01/250.0437000141-75
11Ruzanova, E. DNP
*12Osipova, I. 302/450.02/450.00/00.01/250.014522005125
14Grishaeva, N. DNP
*15Jackson, L. 437/1838.93/933.34/944.45/771.4088011425123
23Jekabsone, A. 285/1241.75/955.60/30.04/4100.0156211035-1114
33Sokolovskaya, I. DNP
*45Kuin, N. 435/1050.04/850.01/250.00/00.0224532012111
TEAM/COACH14510
TOTAL32/ 7443.224/ 5543.68/ 1942.111/1668.8112940121345221883
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

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje

Sylvia Fowles

 

Lauren Jackson

20Pts23
12Reb8
0AS0
0ST1
2BS4
33Min43

TEAM STATS

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje
30/72FG M/A32/74
27/59 (45.8%) FG2P M/A24/55 (43.6%)
3/13 (23.1%) FG3P M/A8/19 (42.1%)
22/28 (78.6%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
44 (12-32) Reb (O-D) 40 (11-29)
11AS12
10TO13
8ST4
5BS5
18PF22
85Pts83

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGALATASARAYScoreSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
09:5210 I. Alben Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:3310 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   15 L. Jackson Block
15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
09:18 0 - 2 4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:004 T. Palazoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
08:55   15 L. Jackson Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:4833 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Can 
  
08:2610 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Osipova Def. Rebound
08:2110 I. Alben Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   4 E. Prints Foul drawn
08:21Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
08:1315 M. Can Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:024 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
07:45   12 I. Osipova Turnover (Travelling)
07:2833 S. Augustus Foul drawn   45 N. Kuin Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:2134 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
07:02 0 - 4 8 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin
07:0215 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 I. Korstin Foul drawn
07:0234 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   8 I. Korstin Free throw missed(1/1)
06:4733 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 4 
06:28 2 - 6 8 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin
06:1315 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Osipova Def. Rebound
06:0015 M. Can Steal   45 N. Kuin Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:546 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Osipova Def. Rebound
05:39 2 - 9 15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 I. Osipova
05:176 D. Hodges Foul drawn   8 I. Korstin Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:176 D. Hodges Free throw MADE(1/2) 3 - 9 
05:176 D. Hodges Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 9 
05:066 D. Hodges Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   4 E. Prints Foul drawn
05:06   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
9 J. Milovanovic in
05:06   Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
23 A. Jekabsone in
04:58   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 23 A. Jekabsone
04:564 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   23 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
04:56Substitution: 4 T. Palazoglu out,
21 N. Anaz in 
  
04:56 4 - 10 23 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:56 4 - 11 23 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:4033 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Can 
  
04:3715 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
04:2315 M. Can Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:146 D. Hodges Foul drawn   9 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:14Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
9 B. Caglar in 
  
03:5733 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
03:5234 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 6 - 11 
03:39   45 N. Kuin Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:286 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 9 - 11 
03:1033 S. Augustus Def. Rebound   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:066 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 11 - 11 
02:459 B. Caglar Steal   4 E. Prints Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:4034 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
02:3834 S. Fowles Foul drawn   15 L. Jackson Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:38   Substitution: 45 N. Kuin out,
6 S. Petrovic in
02:38   Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
12 I. Osipova in
02:3834 S. Fowles Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:3834 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(2/2) 12 - 11 
02:38Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
13 G. Petronyte in 
  
02:18Team Def. Rebound   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:18   Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in
01:5733 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 14 - 11 
01:41 14 - 14 4 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:326 D. Hodges Foul drawn   4 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
01:326 D. Hodges Free throw missed(1/2)   
01:326 D. Hodges Free throw MADE(2/2) 15 - 14 
01:21 15 - 16 4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:0121 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 17 - 16 
00:4513 G. Petronyte Block
13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound 
  15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
00:3533 S. Augustus Foul drawn   6 S. Petrovic Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:35Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
00:3533 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2) 18 - 16 
00:3533 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2) 19 - 16 
00:1633 S. Augustus Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1433 S. Augustus Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:129 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   15 L. Jackson Foul drawn
00:12   Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
8 I. Korstin in
00:12   Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
45 N. Kuin in
00:12   15 L. Jackson Free throw missed(1/2)
00:12 19 - 17 15 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:12   Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
9 J. Milovanovic in
00:12Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
TimeGALATASARAYScoreSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
10:00Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
9 B. Caglar in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in
09:489 B. Caglar Foul drawn   4 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:48   Substitution: 4 E. Prints out,
23 A. Jekabsone in
09:3310 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
09:19 19 - 20 15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Korstin
08:5333 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
08:53Substitution: 21 N. Anaz out,
4 T. Palazoglu in 
  
08:34 19 - 22 23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:2710 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   45 N. Kuin Def. Rebound
08:229 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   23 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
08:13   15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Osipova
07:5613 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound   23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:39   Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
9 J. Milovanovic in
07:3433 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   45 N. Kuin Def. Rebound
07:2013 G. Petronyte Block
13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound 
  8 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
07:124 T. Palazoglu Turnover (Bad Pass)   45 N. Kuin Steal
07:084 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   45 N. Kuin Foul drawn
07:08Timeout   
07:08Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
07:08Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
15 M. Can in 
  
07:08Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
34 S. Fowles in 
  
07:08   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
6 S. Petrovic in
06:58 19 - 24 23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:584 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   23 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
06:58   Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
8 I. Korstin in
06:58 19 - 25 23 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(1/1)
06:5034 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   9 J. Milovanovic Block
23 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
06:32 19 - 27 9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin
06:096 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound
05:55   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
05:48Team Def. Rebound   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:46Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
21 N. Anaz in 
  
05:3334 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Hodges 
21 - 27 
05:17 21 - 29 23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:5934 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 29 
04:5934 S. Fowles Foul drawn   9 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:59Substitution: 4 T. Palazoglu out,
33 S. Augustus in 
  
04:59   Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
12 I. Osipova in
04:5934 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/1) 24 - 29 
04:34 24 - 31 45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Korstin
04:286 D. Hodges Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:27   Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in
04:18Team Def. Rebound   23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:5934 S. Fowles Foul drawn   12 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:5934 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 31 
03:5915 M. Can assist   
03:5934 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 31 
03:59   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
6 S. Petrovic in
03:4321 N. Anaz Steal   6 S. Petrovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:3615 M. Can 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 28 - 31 
03:33Timeout   
03:146 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   6 S. Petrovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:066 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
03:0334 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 30 - 31 
02:5534 S. Fowles Foul drawn   23 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:0434 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/1) 31 - 31 
02:45 31 - 33 6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:386 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 33 - 33 
02:1821 N. Anaz Steal   23 A. Jekabsone Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:1533 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 35 - 33 
01:52 35 - 35 6 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:2815 M. Can 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
01:2134 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   23 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:126 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 37 - 35 
00:55   45 N. Kuin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic
00:51 37 - 37 23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 I. Osipova
00:4821 N. Anaz Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   23 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
00:48Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
9 B. Caglar in 
  
00:48Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
00:48 37 - 38 23 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(1/1)
00:2921 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 39 - 38 
00:07 39 - 40 12 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin
00:0021 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeGALATASARAYScoreSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
10:00Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
4 E. Prints in
10:00   Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
8 I. Korstin in
09:59 39 - 42 45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:4934 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 41 - 42 
09:49Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
15 M. Can in 
  
08:5315 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   45 N. Kuin Foul drawn
08:43 41 - 45 4 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:266 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 43 - 45 
08:0915 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   15 L. Jackson Foul drawn
08:0415 M. Can Steal   8 I. Korstin Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:5315 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Osipova Def. Rebound
07:4134 S. Fowles Block
33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound 
  4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
07:336 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Can 
  15 L. Jackson Block
07:2533 S. Augustus Foul drawn   15 L. Jackson Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:2121 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 45 
06:576 D. Hodges Steal   45 N. Kuin Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:4415 M. Can Foul drawn   12 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
06:4415 M. Can Free throw MADE(1/2) 46 - 45 
06:4415 M. Can Free throw MADE(2/2) 47 - 45 
06:2315 M. Can Def. Rebound   12 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:1234 S. Fowles Turnover (Bad Pass)   
06:04 47 - 47 45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:53   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in
05:53   23 A. Jekabsone Steal
05:53   23 A. Jekabsone assist
05:4221 N. Anaz Foul drawn   23 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:4221 N. Anaz Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 47 
05:4215 M. Can assist   
05:4221 N. Anaz Free throw MADE(2/2) 49 - 47 
05:24   45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 45 N. Kuin
05:19 49 - 50 4 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin
04:5933 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 51 - 50 
04:3434 S. Fowles Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   12 I. Osipova Foul drawn
04:34Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
04:34   12 I. Osipova Free throw missed(1/2)
04:34 51 - 51 12 I. Osipova Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:2033 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 I. Alben 
  
04:1033 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
04:0534 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   23 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
03:5715 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   15 L. Jackson Foul drawn
03:54 51 - 52 15 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:54 51 - 53 15 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:54Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
13 G. Petronyte in 
  
03:54Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
9 B. Caglar in 
  
03:54   Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
9 J. Milovanovic in
03:3421 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   15 L. Jackson Block
23 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
03:28Team Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:169 B. Caglar Turnover (Bad Pass)   
03:05Team Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4513 G. Petronyte 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 53 - 53 
02:30   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic
02:2510 I. Alben Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   9 J. Milovanovic Foul drawn
02:25   9 J. Milovanovic Free throw missed(1/2)
02:25 53 - 54 9 J. Milovanovic Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:25Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
4 T. Palazoglu in 
  
02:054 T. Palazoglu Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 L. Jackson Steal
01:49   15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic
01:41   15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic
01:26 53 - 56 4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:0610 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   23 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
01:01 53 - 58 23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:479 B. Caglar Foul drawn   9 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
00:47Timeout   
00:47Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
13 G. Petronyte in 
  
00:479 B. Caglar Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 58 
00:47Substitution: 21 N. Anaz out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
00:479 B. Caglar Free throw MADE(2/2) 55 - 58 
00:40   Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
12 I. Osipova in
00:349 B. Caglar Def. Rebound   23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:3133 S. Augustus Turnover (Ball Handling)   45 N. Kuin Steal
00:276 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:014 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Hodges 
58 - 58 
TimeGALATASARAYScoreSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
10:00   Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in
09:4813 G. Petronyte Foul drawn   12 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
09:4313 G. Petronyte Free throw MADE(1/2) 59 - 58 
09:434 T. Palazoglu assist   
09:4313 G. Petronyte Free throw MADE(2/2) 60 - 58 
09:17 60 - 60 15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 A. Jekabsone
09:019 B. Caglar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
08:5113 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:416 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 62 - 60 
08:1713 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:116 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 65 - 60 
08:08Timeout   
08:08   Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
8 I. Korstin in
08:05 65 - 62 15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:599 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   15 L. Jackson Foul drawn
07:59 65 - 63 15 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(1/1)
07:4433 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Palazoglu 
67 - 63 
07:184 T. Palazoglu Steal   12 I. Osipova Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:094 T. Palazoglu Turnover (Bad Pass)   
07:08Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
34 S. Fowles in 
  
06:58 67 - 66 15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:3933 S. Augustus Turnover (Travelling)   
06:33 67 - 69 45 N. Kuin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 E. Prints
06:134 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
05:5134 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   12 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:4734 S. Fowles Foul drawn   12 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
05:48Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
15 M. Can in 
  
05:48   Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
9 J. Milovanovic in
05:366 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound
05:3234 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:2533 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Hodges 
69 - 69 
05:05 69 - 71 15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:4315 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus 
71 - 71 
04:27 71 - 73 45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:1033 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 73 - 73 
03:4434 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:366 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
03:3334 S. Fowles Foul drawn   4 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:33   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in
03:33Timeout   
03:234 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles 
  
03:2034 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 75 - 73 
03:094 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   23 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
03:02 75 - 75 4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:3633 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
02:224 T. Palazoglu Def. Rebound   15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:594 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 E. Prints Def. Rebound
01:47   23 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic
01:43 75 - 77 9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:1515 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Palazoglu 
77 - 77 
01:0133 S. Augustus Block
33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound 
  9 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:40Timeout   
00:40   Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
12 I. Osipova in
00:3634 S. Fowles Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:37Timeout   
00:276 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:1233 S. Augustus Foul drawn   23 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)
00:12Timeout   
00:0533 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Can 
  
00:0115 M. Can 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   15 L. Jackson Block
TimeGALATASARAYScoreSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
05:00   Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
8 I. Korstin in
04:4315 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 5th)   15 L. Jackson Foul drawn
04:43   15 L. Jackson Free throw missed(1/2)
04:43 77 - 78 15 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:304 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 I. Korstin Def. Rebound
04:05   Team Turnover (24 secs)
03:489 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
03:3034 S. Fowles Def. Rebound   4 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:0933 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 T. Palazoglu 
79 - 78 
02:5033 S. Augustus Def. Rebound   45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:3233 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 L. Jackson Def. Rebound
02:1734 S. Fowles Block   15 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Korstin
02:144 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 5th)   8 I. Korstin Foul drawn
02:14Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in 
  
02:05   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in
02:05 79 - 80 12 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:449 B. Caglar Foul drawn   4 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
01:449 B. Caglar Free throw MADE(1/2) 80 - 80 
01:449 B. Caglar Free throw MADE(2/2) 81 - 80 
01:299 B. Caglar Def. Rebound   23 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:1534 S. Fowles Foul drawn   12 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 5th)
01:1534 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/2) 82 - 80 
01:1534 S. Fowles Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 33 S. Augustus 
  
00:5133 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 E. Prints Def. Rebound
00:4521 N. Anaz Def. Rebound   45 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2834 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 B. Caglar 
84 - 80 
00:25Timeout   
00:19   4 E. Prints Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:1521 N. Anaz Foul drawn   9 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)
00:1521 N. Anaz Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:1521 N. Anaz Free throw missed(2/2)   9 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound
00:09   23 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 45 N. Kuin
00:04 84 - 83 15 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:05Timeout   
00:05   Substitution: 4 E. Prints out,
8 I. Korstin in
00:05Substitution: 21 N. Anaz out,
6 D. Hodges in 
  
00:046 D. Hodges Foul drawn   8 I. Korstin Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
00:04   Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
4 E. Prints in
00:046 D. Hodges Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:046 D. Hodges Free throw MADE(2/2) 85 - 83 
00:009 B. Caglar Steal   4 E. Prints Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:009 B. Caglar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   

Accumulated statistics

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje
30/72FG M/A32/74
27/59 (45.8%) FG2P M/A24/55 (43.6%)
3/13 (23.1%) FG3P M/A8/19 (42.1%)
22/28 (78.6%) FT M/A11/16 (68.8%)
44 (12-32) Reb (O-D) 40 (11-29)
11AS12
10TO13
8ST4
5BS5
18PF22
85Pts83

top performers

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje

Sylvia Fowles

 

Lauren Jackson

20Pts23
12Reb8
0AS0
0ST1
2BS4
33Min43
Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 1-1
Galatasaray - Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 85-83
08.12.2010, Istanbul (TUR)
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje - Galatasaray 66-40
03.11.2010, Vidnoje (RUS)

GAME PREVIEW

07.12.2010
Game of the Week: Galatasaray v Sparta&K
6. Sonja Petrovic (Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje), 33. Seimone Augustus (Galatasaray MP)
Sonja Petrovic had 11 rebounds in the first game in Russia, when Sparta&K thrashed Galatasaray 66-40

By Paul Nilsen

Back in October when everyone was speculating as to the season ahead, it would have seemed inconceivable that after just six weeks of action, these two clubs would have already racked up six defeats between them and astonishingly, not managed a single success on the road in a combined six attempts.

Then again, perhaps the respective record of both teams away from the comfort of their respective homes merely underlines just how competitive EuroLeague Women is becoming.

Consequently it is pretty difficult to assess this game on the basis that Galatasaray Medical Park have lost their last three games on the road but are now back where they like to be while Sparta&K M.R Vidnoje have been in super form on their own court but are also yet to win on their travels.

Should this trend continue then surely it will be Galatasaray having the last laugh when the final buzzer sounds but it doesn't look to be straight forward. The pressure of performing now rests firmly on the shoulders of the home team since any excuses about tough road trips have evaporated.

Of course this is not what it was supposed to be like for the hosts of this game. They were under pressure to deliver and keep pace with fierce rivals Fenerbahce during the summer and genuinely looked to have put a roster together capable of doing their club proud.

While not exactly dripping with quite as many star names, they still looked to have put together a team that was capable of a serious challenge in the Group and perhaps even beyond.

That notion has been shattered and they are now fighting for their lives and languishing outside of the top four in Group C. However, the season is still salvageable. Another defeat today and their hopes could be left hanging by a thread although a loss would not be a fatal blow with two further home games still remaining albeit against the classy Halcon Avenida and an unpredictable USK Prague.

Opportunity nevertheless knocks for Galatasaray. This game is a chance to put three woeful weeks behind them and dramatically shift the momentum of their entire season while also laying to rest the ghost of their pitiful performance in Moscow.

As for the visitors, well they were always going to drop down a level ever so slightly after the changes to their roster and resources during the summer. They still do have Sue Bird to add later in the tournament and of course are ram packed with talent.

Worryingly they also have Lauren Jackson finding form and Epifaniya Prints a revelation and on fire right now. Will the reigning champions really lose a third game on the road and remain winless on their travels? It is a question on Galatasaray can answer - and it is a tough one.

Previous Meeting - Galatasaray Medical Park were thrashed 66-40 in a nightmare showing in Russia back on the second week of the season.

The Form - The home team have won two and lost four games so far and are lying fifth in Group C while domestically, they lie in joint second place. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje are 4-2 and in second place in the Group while they sit in second place domestically behind UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Perimeter & Penetration - Galatasaray have not been delivering to their potential in the backcourt, that's for sure. Donneka Hodges is a much better player than the currently galling 22.5% field goal percentage she has produced, mainly because she is an eye watering 1 of 19 this season from the perimeter and an upturn in form is essential as far as she is concerned. Seimone Augustus has been solid rather than the spectacular which is probably required to dig the team out of their slump and has averaged 12.7 points to provide the main thrust. Isil Alben meanwhile has averaged 3.5 assists and shot the ball pretty well from outside and ditto for Tugba Palazoglu but perhaps there is an exciting spark and aggression missing at the moment. In stark contrast, Epiphanny Prince is the heartbeat of the backcourt for the visitors and in sensational form while Ilona Korstin and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota have all been solid enough although Noel Kuin is perhaps still warming up and hasn't quite had her usual numbers from outside.

In The Paint - Lauren Jackson is really beginning to shift through the gears right now and even if the hosts match up with her, she is regularly stepping outside and draining triples to remind us she is truly world class. Thankfully for home fans they have the super Sylvia Fowles to provide a real boost in the paint. Irina Osipova and Jelena Milovanovic will provide a solid base for the visiting team while Bahar Caglar, Ginatre Petronyte and Melisa Can will do the dirty work on the glass for Galatasaray.

The Hot Hands - Lauren Jackson comes into the game as the reigning Player Of The Week while Epifaniya Prints has been one of the best and certainly one of the most consistent players in the tournament this year. Active across a host of categories, she really does have plenty in her locker and the full suite of skills. Meanwhile it really has been slim pickings for the home team with only Syl Fowles even remotely near being included in this category with her season double-double although things could have been even better had she shot the ball better from the line.

12. Irina Osipova (Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje), 9. Bahar Caglar (Galatasaray MP), 34. Sylvia Fowles (Galatasaray MP)
Sylvia Fowles will have a lot of work against the complete Sparta&K frontline, says Galatasaray coach Ceyhun Yıldızoglu

The ‘X Factors' - Galatasaray Medical Park just don't seem to have the explosive kind of penetration to match their rivals in this group and to offer what Prints does offensively. They have been too one dimensional and to have any chance they really have to play excellent defence as they don't have the firepower or diversity within their offensive options to really get involved in a shoot-out. Just 63 points per game tell the story of the season to date. They have been poor finishing inside but incredibly, the visitors have been even worse. Therefore the key to this game is how the home team defend the perimeter as Sparta&K MR. Vidnoje have shot the ball pretty impressively from outside for most of the season. The scouting report surely reads - make them put the ball on the floor but control the penetration of Prints. They need to step up their defence! too and try to get some easy buckets in transition - something sadly lacking this season.

Rising Star Watch - Many fans will be disappointed to see former Young Player Of The Year Ginatre Petronyte get handed only 10 minutes per game this season when she was initially paraded as someone who would be central to the team. Still only 21 years old there is plenty more to come from her if given the opportunity and she is fully fit and can find some form. Incidentally she was perhaps the only player to come out of the first game in Moscow with any credit by claiming 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes. The visitors meanwhile have a string of 21 year olds in Jelena Milovanovic who has had a really solid start, Sonja Petrovic who is slowly coming back from yet another injury blow and Russian frontcourt duo Nadezda Grishaeva and Natalia Vieru who are grabbing minutes whenever they can.

Did You Know? - Galatasaray Medical Park have the worst field goal percentage in the entire tournament at just 40.1%.

Fighting For Fitness - No major players are likely to be missing due to injury, but Dürdane Gümüsay is out of action until after Christmas with a foot injury.

What They Say
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje coach Pokey Chatman:
"As everyone knows, the Galatasaray game will be a huge challenge. Despite their record, everyone knows this is a very good team, especially at home. We expect their leaders in ‘Mone' and ‘Big Syl' to have their squad ready to do battle.
"We will try to continue building momentum defensively (as a unit), since we know it will take a huge defensive effort to contain the transition and half-court attack of Galatasaray. We've enjoyed success at home, but haven't faired well on the road so far. We're hoping we can change that trend."

Galatasaray Medical Park Head Coach, Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu:
"We all know the potential power of our opponent. Maybe they have some problems compared to the previous year but they are the current champions, are well-regarded stuff and have worthy players like Lauren Jackson, Ilona Korstin, Anete Jakobsone-Zogota, Sonja Petrovic and Jelena Milovanovic.
"In Moscow they were especially motivated because of the Shabtai Kalmanovitch anniversary. We had problems defending their pick and roll and couldn't play as a team. They really deserved to win. Now we are a strong team mentally and I believe that the things will be better compared to the first game. My players also agree with me.
"We will give our hundred percent to win and do our best. We had an advantage at the beginning of the group phase. The opponents came to our home and we won against them. Then the road games started and you know the story. We have match-up problems against the other teams in Group C. We can only have the advantage on five. Epifaniya Prints (1.78 cm.) and Noel Kuin (1.83 cm.) have taken the advantage of their height against us. Sonja Petrovic played as a three and had 11 rebounds in Moscow.
"We have accepted their superiority in the air but if we can be better team on defence and in our transition game then all the things can be different. We will have an advantage again. We are going to play three of four games at home and go to Lithuania to have the challenge against VICI Aistes Kaunas.
"Maybe we should have been more deliberate about our goals for the EuroLeague Women season because we wanted to win desperately in our first four road games. We've fallen behind by 10 points or more on every game. That fact made us de-motivate but we can still win all the games. From now on we have to show the character and this Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje game can be a fresh start for us."

Galatasaray Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 1-1
Galatasaray - Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 85-83
08.12.2010, Istanbul (TUR)
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje - Galatasaray 66-40
03.11.2010, Vidnoje (RUS)