Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje66-40

15-4, 20-9, 19-16, 12-11

Galatasaray

 

Date: 03.11.2010, 20:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Vidnoje (RUS) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Marcin Kowalski (POL), Johannes Sarekoski (FIN), Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR)
TEAM LEADERS
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray
Epiphanny Prince (19)PtsSylvia Fowles (8)
Sonja Petrovic (11), Lauren Jackson (12)RebSylvia Fowles (10), Gintare Petronyte (10)
Noel Kuin (4)ASSylvia Fowles (2)
Epiphanny Prince (3)STIsil Alben (2)
Sonja Petrovic (2)BSDonneka Hodges (1)

GAME REPORT

03.11.2010
Reigning Champions Show Contenders How It's Done

Reigning Euro League Women champions Sparta&K Moscow Region Vidnoje bounced back from last week's shock loss against VICI-Aistes to crush Galatasaray MP 66-40 in Wednesday evening's second round of games.

There were no signs of the previous week's problems for the hosts as they led from tip-to-buzzer against the Turkish side.

Epifaniya Prints led the scoring for Sparta&K Moscow Region Vidnoje with 19 points and five boards, with Ilona Korstin adding 15.

WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson marked her return to the Russian side with 12 rebounds to go with her seven points.

Galatasaray had no one in double figures, with Syl Fowles leading them with eight points and ten rounds, though she also turned the ball over seven times against her old club.

Sparta&K couldn't have asked for a better start as they scored the first six points of the game, and rushed into a 16-2 lead before Isil Alben cut that deficit to 12 at the first break.

That lead was still 12 after just over four second period minutes as Prints drained a three-pointer, and the same player made it 24-10 with a lay-up to take her tally to seven.

Korstin made it a 20 point game going into the final three minutes of the half, and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota wrapped up a 7-0 run to send the home side into the half-time break 35-13 ahead.

Fowles opened the second half scoring for Galatasaray, but there were no signs of a comeback as Prints hit four straight points and with Milov hitting two foul shots to close out the quarter, the home side led 54-29 going into the final break.

Melisa Can trimmed that lead at the start of the final stanza, but Prints replied with a trey at the other end, and when she hit another from downtown the game was all over at 66-36 with four minutes remaining.

COACH QUOTES

03.11.2010
Quotes Sparta&K Moscow Region vs. Galatasaray MP

Galatasaray Head Coach Ceyhyn Yildizoglu:
"First of all congratulations to Sparta&K. They are a really strong team. We had problems defending their pick and roll and stop their offensive rebounding. I beleive in my players and that we have a strong team but we urgently need to start playing as a team."

Galatasaray guard Nihan Anaz:
"We had way too many turnovers, gave up too many offensive rebounds and had too little assists. With a lack of team play you cannot win a game like this."

Sparta&K Head Coach Pokey Chatman:
"I am proud of my team for playing a great game after two tough losses. Today was a special day for us, one year after the death of Shabtai. The girls were really motivated and played very good defense against Galatasaray. It will be a long season and we still need lots of practice to go where we want to be but today I am happy."

Sparta&K guard Ilona Korstin:
"We were especailly motivated at Shabtai's anniversary. We managed to play a good game and make up for the previous losses. With this team we can go a long way."

Top performers

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray

Ilona Korstin

 

Gintare Petronyte

15Pts4
4Reb10
2AS0
2ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray
24/71FG M/A17/59
20/52 (38.5%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
4/19 (21.1%) FG3P M/A1/12 (8.3%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A5/6 (83.3%)
60 (28-32) Reb (O-D) 39 (15-24)
12AS4
13TO15
9ST7
4BS1
11PF11
66Pts40

PHOTO GALLERY

SPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Prince, E. 338/1650.05/1050.03/650.00/10.03252530211919
6Petrovic, S. 201/333.31/250.00/10.02/2100.05611010201144
7Vieru, N. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-30
*8Korstin, I. 246/1060.06/1060.00/00.03/475.03142020021815
9Milovanovic, J. 233/1030.03/837.50/20.04/4100.03361110421110
11Ruzanova, E. DNP
*12Osipova, I. 250/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0448110120200
14Grishaeva, N. DNP
*15Jackson, L. 263/1323.13/933.30/40.01/250.04812011111247
23Jekabsone, A. 202/825.01/333.31/520.00/00.0235221011115
33Sokolovskaya, I. DNP
*45Kuin, N. 231/714.31/616.70/10.04/4100.0437421003166
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL24/ 7133.820/ 5238.54/ 1921.114/1782.4283260121394111166
GALATASARAY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Palazoglu, T. 150/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0000011011-80
6Hodges, D. 172/633.32/2100.00/40.00/00.0011031101-134
7Saylar, Y. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
8Kozluca, C. 81/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0134010000-12
*9Caglar, B. 150/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0123010030-130
*10Alben, I. 252/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.0112102001-94
12Gümüsay, G. 131/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0000000020-172
13Petronyte, G. 152/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.05510000000-74
15Can, M. 221/616.71/616.70/00.01/250.0134021022-133
21Anaz, N. 143/3100.03/3100.00/00.00/00.0000101010-96
*33Augustus, S. 273/1520.02/1216.71/333.30/00.0112000013-217
*34Fowles, S. 282/825.02/825.00/00.04/4100.03710271013-198
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL17/ 5928.816/ 4734.01/ 128.35/683.315243941571111140
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

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray

Ilona Korstin

 

Gintare Petronyte

15Pts4
4Reb10
2AS0
2ST0
0BS0
24Min15

TEAM STATS

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray
24/71FG M/A17/59
20/52 (38.5%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
4/19 (21.1%) FG3P M/A1/12 (8.3%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A5/6 (83.3%)
60 (28-32) Reb (O-D) 39 (15-24)
12AS4
13TO15
9ST7
4BS1
11PF11
66Pts40

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJEScoreGALATASARAY
09:548 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 0 
09:3645 N. Kuin Def. Rebound   4 T. Palazoglu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:184 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
09:124 E. Prints Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:0215 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 L. Jackson 
  
09:024 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Osipova 
  
09:0212 I. Osipova Turnover (Travelling)   
08:5215 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3112 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Korstin 
  
08:278 I. Korstin Foul drawn   9 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:278 I. Korstin Free throw MADE(1/2) 3 - 0 
08:278 I. Korstin Free throw MADE(2/2) 4 - 0 
08:104 E. Prints Steal   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:0315 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin 
6 - 0 
07:5315 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4315 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 I. Alben Def. Rebound
07:2015 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:144 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
06:334 E. Prints Def. Rebound   9 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:20Timeout   
06:20Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
9 J. Milovanovic in 
  
06:1212 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 B. Caglar Def. Rebound
06:00   9 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles
05:469 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:384 E. Prints Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 I. Alben Steal
05:33 6 - 2 10 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:109 J. Milovanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
04:49   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles
04:43   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 B. Caglar
04:2612 I. Osipova Def. Rebound   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:154 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
03:5812 I. Osipova Def. Rebound   9 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:449 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 B. Caglar Def. Rebound
03:3345 N. Kuin Steal   9 B. Caglar Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:278 I. Korstin Foul drawn   4 T. Palazoglu Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:27Substitution: 4 E. Prints out,
6 S. Petrovic in 
  
03:27Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
15 L. Jackson in 
  
03:27   Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
6 D. Hodges in
03:27   Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
13 G. Petronyte in
03:278 I. Korstin Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:278 I. Korstin Free throw MADE(2/2) 7 - 2 
03:27Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in 
  
03:27   Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
15 M. Can in
03:16   6 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 M. Can
03:036 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   4 T. Palazoglu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:349 J. Milovanovic Turnover (Ball Handling)   6 D. Hodges Steal
02:329 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   6 D. Hodges Foul drawn
02:32   Substitution: 4 T. Palazoglu out,
12 D. Gümüsay in
02:2015 L. Jackson Steal   15 M. Can Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:1445 N. Kuin Foul drawn   15 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:1445 N. Kuin Free throw MADE(1/2) 8 - 2 
02:1445 N. Kuin Free throw MADE(2/2) 9 - 2 
02:14Substitution: 45 N. Kuin out,
4 E. Prints in 
  
01:5323 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:454 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 11 - 2 
01:36   12 D. Gümüsay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
01:36   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
21 N. Anaz in
01:11   15 M. Can Turnover (Out of bounds)
00:5815 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 E. Prints 
13 - 2 
00:41Team Def. Rebound   6 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:40   Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
34 S. Fowles in
00:40   Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in
00:249 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 23 A. Jekabsone 
15 - 2 
00:00 15 - 4 10 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
TimeSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJEScoreGALATASARAY
10:00   Substitution: 12 D. Gümüsay out,
33 S. Augustus in
09:54   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Travelling)
09:5015 L. Jackson Turnover (Bad Pass)   
09:459 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4223 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 J. Milovanovic 
17 - 4 
08:21 17 - 6 21 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 I. Alben
08:0123 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
07:459 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
07:45Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
8 I. Korstin in 
  
07:45Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
12 I. Osipova in 
  
07:3223 A. Jekabsone Steal   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:2312 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 M. Can Def. Rebound
07:15 17 - 8 21 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:524 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 E. Prints 
  
06:344 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic 
  
06:329 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 8 
06:12   33 S. Augustus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 S. Fowles
06:09 19 - 10 34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:474 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Korstin 
22 - 10 
05:179 J. Milovanovic Def. Rebound   15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:058 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Osipova 
  
05:008 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 23 A. Jekabsone 
  
04:424 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 24 - 10 
04:364 E. Prints Foul drawn   34 S. Fowles Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
04:36Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in 
  
04:36Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
45 N. Kuin in 
  
04:36   Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
4 T. Palazoglu in
04:36   Substitution: 21 N. Anaz out,
9 B. Caglar in
04:364 E. Prints Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound: 4 E. Prints 
  
04:3015 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
04:1645 N. Kuin Foul drawn   9 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
04:16Substitution: 4 E. Prints out,
6 S. Petrovic in 
  
04:106 S. Petrovic Foul drawn   33 S. Augustus Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:106 S. Petrovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 10 
04:106 S. Petrovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 26 - 10 
03:5415 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:43Timeout   
03:43   Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
6 D. Hodges in
03:3745 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Osipova 
  
03:298 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin 
28 - 10 
03:23   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:23   Substitution: 4 T. Palazoglu out,
12 D. Gümüsay in
03:068 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 30 - 10 
02:47 30 - 13 33 S. Augustus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 34 S. Fowles
02:246 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 13 
02:036 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   9 B. Caglar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:5845 N. Kuin Turnover (Ball Handling)   34 S. Fowles Steal
01:47   12 D. Gümüsay 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
01:45Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in 
  
01:4515 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4523 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 35 - 13 
01:00Off. Rebound: 15 L. Jackson   6 D. Hodges block
01:0045 N. Kuin Off. Rebound   
01:0015 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 L. Jackson 
  
01:0045 N. Kuin Off. Rebound   
01:00Timeout   
01:00   Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
4 T. Palazoglu in
01:00   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
10 I. Alben in
00:5323 A. Jekabsone Turnover (Ball Handling)   10 I. Alben Steal
00:5023 A. Jekabsone Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   10 I. Alben Foul drawn
00:286 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   12 D. Gümüsay 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2845 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic 
  
00:2823 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJEScoreGALATASARAY
10:00Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
4 E. Prints in 
  
10:00Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
8 I. Korstin in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
13 G. Petronyte in
10:00   Substitution: 12 D. Gümüsay out,
33 S. Augustus in
09:36   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 I. Alben
10:00   Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
10 I. Alben in
09:2512 I. Osipova Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2545 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound
09:254 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   34 S. Fowles Foul drawn
09:25 35 - 14 34 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:25 35 - 15 34 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:4215 L. Jackson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 45 N. Kuin 
  
08:4215 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound
08:338 I. Korstin Steal   4 T. Palazoglu Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:2845 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Korstin 
37 - 15 
08:08 37 - 17 13 G. Petronyte 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:504 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 39 - 17 
07:2415 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   10 I. Alben 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:1845 N. Kuin Turnover (Bad Pass)   4 T. Palazoglu Steal
07:164 E. Prints Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   4 T. Palazoglu Foul drawn
07:028 I. Korstin Def. Rebound   4 T. Palazoglu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:544 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Osipova 
  
06:484 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 I. Osipova 
41 - 17 
06:2812 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   34 S. Fowles Foul drawn
06:28   Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
6 D. Hodges in
06:28 41 - 18 34 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:28 41 - 19 34 S. Fowles Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:28   Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
15 M. Can in
06:1615 L. Jackson block   Off. Rebound: 13 G. Petronyte
06:1115 L. Jackson Off. Rebound   
06:0415 L. Jackson Foul drawn   15 M. Can Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
06:0415 L. Jackson Free throw MADE(1/2) 42 - 19 
06:0415 L. Jackson Free throw missed(2/2)   13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound
05:56 42 - 21 33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:3712 I. Osipova block   Off. Rebound: 13 G. Petronyte
05:23   33 S. Augustus Off. Rebound
05:16 42 - 23 33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:118 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 44 - 23 
05:0312 I. Osipova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
05:03Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
7 N. Vieru in 
  
05:03Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
9 J. Milovanovic in 
  
05:03Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
23 A. Jekabsone in 
  
05:03   Substitution: 4 T. Palazoglu out,
21 N. Anaz in
04:51Team Def. Rebound   15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:3523 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn   21 N. Anaz Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:2045 N. Kuin 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
04:14   Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
12 D. Gümüsay in
04:14   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
34 S. Fowles in
04:029 J. Milovanovic Steal   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:5745 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 45 N. Kuin 
  
03:52Substitution: 7 N. Vieru out,
15 L. Jackson in 
  
03:5245 N. Kuin Foul drawn   12 D. Gümüsay Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
03:5245 N. Kuin Free throw MADE(1/2) 45 - 23 
03:5245 N. Kuin Free throw MADE(2/2) 46 - 23 
03:52Substitution: 4 E. Prints out,
6 S. Petrovic in 
  
03:52   Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
9 B. Caglar in
03:32 46 - 25 21 N. Anaz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:196 S. Petrovic Turnover (Bad Pass)   21 N. Anaz Steal
03:13 46 - 27 6 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 21 N. Anaz
02:579 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 23 A. Jekabsone 
48 - 27 
02:44 48 - 29 12 D. Gümüsay 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 34 S. Fowles
02:2623 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic 
  
02:249 J. Milovanovic Foul drawn   12 D. Gümüsay Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:24Substitution: 45 N. Kuin out,
4 E. Prints in 
  
02:249 J. Milovanovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 49 - 29 
02:249 J. Milovanovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 50 - 29 
02:24Timeout   
02:0515 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:5123 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 E. Prints 
  
01:474 E. Prints 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 52 - 29 
01:2823 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:219 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
01:0923 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound   6 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:5415 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic 
  
00:4815 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 J. Milovanovic 
  
00:449 J. Milovanovic Foul drawn   9 B. Caglar Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:44Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
8 I. Korstin in 
  
00:44Substitution: 23 A. Jekabsone out,
12 I. Osipova in 
  
00:44   Substitution: 9 B. Caglar out,
13 G. Petronyte in
00:44   Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
15 M. Can in
00:449 J. Milovanovic Free throw MADE(1/2) 53 - 29 
00:449 J. Milovanovic Free throw MADE(2/2) 54 - 29 
00:338 I. Korstin Steal   6 D. Hodges Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:264 E. Prints Turnover (Travelling)   
00:006 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeSPARTA&K M. R. VIDNOJEScoreGALATASARAY
09:398 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 56 - 29 
09:26 56 - 31 15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:076 S. Petrovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound
08:5512 I. Osipova Def. Rebound   13 G. Petronyte 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:309 J. Milovanovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic 
  
08:124 E. Prints Turnover (Travelling)   
08:11   Substitution: 21 N. Anaz out,
8 C. Kozluca in
08:11Substitution: 6 S. Petrovic out,
45 N. Kuin in 
  
08:02   6 D. Hodges Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:464 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin 
59 - 31 
07:41   6 D. Hodges Turnover (Out of bounds)
07:41   Substitution: 6 D. Hodges out,
10 I. Alben in
07:359 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 G. Petronyte Def. Rebound
07:109 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   15 M. Can Foul drawn
07:0845 N. Kuin Def. Rebound   13 G. Petronyte 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:579 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 C. Kozluca Def. Rebound
06:499 J. Milovanovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)   15 M. Can Foul drawn
06:49Substitution: 9 J. Milovanovic out,
15 L. Jackson in 
  
06:49   Substitution: 12 D. Gümüsay out,
33 S. Augustus in
06:49   Substitution: 13 G. Petronyte out,
34 S. Fowles in
06:49   15 M. Can Free throw missed(1/2)
06:49 59 - 32 15 M. Can Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:3012 I. Osipova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Korstin 
  
06:258 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 I. Korstin 
  
06:148 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound
06:06 59 - 34 8 C. Kozluca 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:4015 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 45 N. Kuin 
61 - 34 
05:2445 N. Kuin Def. Rebound   33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0645 N. Kuin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Can Def. Rebound
04:534 E. Prints Steal   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:478 I. Korstin 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 E. Prints 
63 - 34 
04:43Timeout   
04:43Substitution: 8 I. Korstin out,
6 S. Petrovic in 
  
04:43Substitution: 12 I. Osipova out,
7 N. Vieru in 
  
04:43Substitution: 45 N. Kuin out,
23 A. Jekabsone in 
  
04:31 63 - 36 34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:134 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 66 - 36 
03:596 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   34 S. Fowles 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:4915 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 C. Kozluca Def. Rebound
03:4915 L. Jackson Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   34 S. Fowles Foul drawn
03:4315 L. Jackson Def. Rebound   15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:3923 A. Jekabsone Turnover (Bad Pass)   15 M. Can Steal
03:277 N. Vieru Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
02:584 E. Prints Def. Rebound   15 M. Can 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4315 L. Jackson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   34 S. Fowles Def. Rebound
02:36   34 S. Fowles Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:36Timeout   
02:36Substitution: 15 L. Jackson out,
9 J. Milovanovic in 
  
02:36   Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
6 D. Hodges in
02:36   Substitution: 34 S. Fowles out,
13 G. Petronyte in
02:244 E. Prints 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 M. Can Def. Rebound
02:08 66 - 38 6 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:504 E. Prints Turnover (Ball Handling)   
01:27   10 I. Alben 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 G. Petronyte
01:21 66 - 40 13 G. Petronyte 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:166 S. Petrovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 D. Hodges Def. Rebound
01:166 S. Petrovic Def. Rebound   6 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:359 J. Milovanovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   8 C. Kozluca Def. Rebound
00:274 E. Prints Steal   8 C. Kozluca Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:26   Substitution: 15 M. Can out,
9 B. Caglar in
00:26   Substitution: 10 I. Alben out,
7 Y. Saylar in
00:1923 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic 
  
00:156 S. Petrovic block   Off. Rebound: 13 G. Petronyte
00:1023 A. Jekabsone Off. Rebound   
00:0423 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 S. Petrovic 
  
00:006 S. Petrovic block   Off. Rebound: 13 G. Petronyte
00:00   8 C. Kozluca Off. Rebound
00:00   8 C. Kozluca 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed

Accumulated statistics

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray
24/71FG M/A17/59
20/52 (38.5%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
4/19 (21.1%) FG3P M/A1/12 (8.3%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A5/6 (83.3%)
60 (28-32) Reb (O-D) 39 (15-24)
12AS4
13TO15
9ST7
4BS1
11PF11
66Pts40

top performers

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray

Ilona Korstin

 

Gintare Petronyte

15Pts4
4Reb10
2AS0
2ST0
0BS0
24Min15
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray 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

03.11.2010
Game Of The Week: Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje v Galatasaray

This game was always going to be a headliner in the context of the Group due to the respective quality of both rosters and of course, with the added dimension of the return to the Russian capital of Sylvia Fowles - one of the main driving forces behind the success of Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje during the last couple of seasons.

However, this game has been given added spice with the shockwaves that reverberated around the tournament after the reigning champions were shot down in Kaunas by the unfancied VICI-Aistes last week. Their misery then cruelly compounded by a domestic loss over the weekend to fellow EuroLeague Women participants Nadezhda.

Consequently this game now appears to be about how Pokey Chatman and her team will react to consecutive losses inside a week, rather than just about the return of Fowles. You can also throw the stellar talent of Lauren Jackson into the mix too with the WNBA champion back in Moscow to help spark an inevitable run to the latter stages once again. While she shot an almost unthinkable 1 of 9 against Nadezhda at the weekend, you suspect jet-lag will have played a part and she will be back on song a little more against Galatasaray.

34. Sylvia Fowles (Spartak Moscow Region)
Everyone at Sparta&K thinks very highly of Sylvia Fowles - which is why they'd prefer it if she wasn't paying them a visit

One factor which I think is intriguing is whether this is a game that you would want if you were a Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje player. After such a high profile loss and compounded by a domestic defeat too, is it better to face a so-called lesser team again but this time on your home-court to build-up confidence once more, or is there no better way to make a statement and confirm last week was just a blip by playing and winning a subsequent game against a classy team like Galatasaray?

Of course they don't have the choice and they have been handed the latter option. I tend to think successful teams sometimes operate better under pressure and are sometimes vulnerable to the banana-skin of playing teams who have nothing to lose and so this is actually a good fixture for Pokey Chatman to focus on. Well, if she can mastermind a win that is.

It is easy to perhaps focus too much on the hosts after what happened last week and I guess that as far as Galatasaray are concerned, this is a good early test of their credentials. I am not sure how much the home win over Tarbes GB told us. With due respect to the French side, they are more likely to be stronger at home and had the fixture been in France, this might have told us a lot more about Galatasaray. It underlined Augustus and Fowles will spearhead the challenge but that of course we already knew.

This game will be a much more accurate measurement as to how far Galatasaray can improve. Last year's fourth place group finish was maybe a little disappointing and to be fair, they were in a tough group but this season they have ambitions to improve on that and win or lose in this game I feel it is important they play strongly and show the rest of the tournament they are capable of catapulting themselves into the small but select number of teams who realistically can make a play for Final Four.

The Form - Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje head into the game having lost that opener against VICI-Aistes in Kaunas and having lost against Nadezhda in the Russian league. Galatasaray meanwhile won their ELW opener against Tarbes GB and moved to 2-0 at the weekend in the Turkish league after a hard fought 76-69 win against Mersin.

Perimeter & Penetration - Epiphanny Prince, Noelle Quinn, Ilona Kirsten and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota will be the main four going up against the Galatasaray quartert of Doneeka Hodges, Seimone Augustus, Tugba Palazoglu and Isil Alben. On paper and taking into account form, I can't see a whole lot of difference with the visitors likely to push the ball down the floor and look for more buckets in transition. I am really interested to see how Ephianny Prince performs after a great debut last week despite the loss and I wonder if she can control the tempo which might be crucial. Throw Sue Bird into this game and the balance tips firmly the way of the defending ELW champions.

In The Paint - Watching Sylvia Fowles go to work against her former team has top billing of course and she will get support from the likes of Bahar Caglar, Ginatre Petronyte and Melisa Can. Matching up with Fowles won't be easy. While for the home team, Lauren Jackson will lead the way along with Irina Osipova, Jelena Milovanovic and Irina Sokolovskaya. As with the backcourt, I can't see a lot of difference other than the magic that Jackson could possibly provide - even at less than peak condition. itp erhaps proves that neither side have any kind of significant edge over the other.

The Hot Hands - It has almost gone unnoticed that forward Irina Osipova has really stepped it up so far this year and the hard working forward is certainly one of the players who is looking to increase her influence on this Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje team. Having averaged very modest numbers in years gone by but still being an integral part of he roster due to her work wthic and dealing in intangibles, now she is increasing production and this is important. Her 15 points and 7 rebounds in round 1 of ELW were overshadowed by the result in Kaunas and she has had a couple of big games domestically so watch out for her contribution in this one.

Similarly Epiphanny Prince had 22 points and 5 assists last week which was also impressive on debut and she too is in good form and currently the top scorer on the home roster. Meanwhile as far as Galatasaray are concerned it has been the Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus show so far so they are definitely the dangerous duo for the visitors.

The ‘X Factors' - The contribution of Lauren Jackson is the deal breaker for me in this game. 99 times out of 100 it would be an insult to LJ to even think of her as an ‘X factor'. Ordinarily she would be the kind of near guaranteed stamp of class along with the likes of Fowles. However having only been back with the team a few days and not likely to be at the kind of devastating peak she reached during her sensational WNBA summer, much will rely on her shrugging off the effects of travelling back to Russia at the weekend and managing to find her groove. Even at sixty or seventy percent, she could find enough to put Galatasaray to the sword. Conversely, the strategy employed to contain LJ will be essential for Galatasaray and nullifying her potent threat would go a! long way to maximising their chances of returning home with a famous road win.

Lauren Jackson (Spartak)
A jet-lagged Lauren Jackson had 1 for 9 from the field on Saturday, in the Sparta&K loss to Nadezhda in the Russian League

Rising Star Watch - Ginatre Petronyte is a former FIBA Europe Young Player Of The Year and it is easy to forget she is still only 21 and currently trying to bridge the gap betwen established rising star and bona-fide ELW senior star like Jelena Milovanovic who incredibly is the same age. That is a clash that really excites those who like to watch the evolution of younger players! Petronyte hasn't played perhaps as many minutes as many might have expected so far but you sense she will soon explode in a game.

Did You Know? - Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje have never lost successive games EuroLeague Women.

Fighting For Fitness - Sonja Petrovic missed last weeks games and continues to struggle against her injury problems while Sue Bird is still missing and won't arrive in Moscow until the New Year. Galatasaray have a full strength team to choose from minus Monique Curry of course who is the American not registered for European competition because of the inclusion of Fowles and Augustus.

What They Say

Galatasaray Medical Park center Sylvia Fowles:"I think it will be a very competitive game because we have great players and we have good coaches that we have played for. Also Sparta&K M.R Vidnoje have important names but they play team basketball. We actually have to be really worried about that. So I'm looking for challenge. As a team we want to win. You can be sure that we will play as hard as possible on Wednesday."

Galatasaray Medical Park head coach Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu: "We started great against Tarbes GB and especially we played great in the first five minutes both on the defensive and offensive sides. But then we can never be good enough on defence. When they tried changable defence we couldn't attack well against them. But at the end of the day, we won. And of course we are happy for that. If we can play like first period in the whole game we can be a great team. We have enough time to succeed with that. I trust my players because they want to solve all the problems. And they really are great players!"

Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje Coach Pokey Chatman: "Obviously I was disappointed with the loss in Kaunas. And as you know with sport, we immediately analyze our mistakes, try to eliminate then the next time we take the floor and make sure we move in the right direction in terms of not repeating those same mistakes. I however will not take credit away from a hungry Kaunas team. We were out played and the scoreboard reflected this. Gala is a tough team. It's easy to look at the roster and see the talent that is prevalent at each position with the likes of Fowles, Augustus, Caglar, Petronyte, Palazoglu, Hodges, Currie, et a! l. Add to that, after watching film you can tell they're deliberate in their attack and love to get out in transition. It will be a huge task to contain their offensive prowess.
"In terms of Syl Fowles coming ‘home'? Well, with all due respect, I would feel a lot better if Syl were not coming home! As you know, she's a tremendous player and an extraordinary human being. With that being said, it will be a joy to see her and a battle to contain her. As for LJ, it's going to take a little time for Lauren to get to her level. She definitely improves the team simply by taking the court, so we'll try to maximize her ability, with the understanding she's not where she needs or wants to be in terms of her level of fitness, and comfort level joining the team only a few days ago. However she's a quick study, so we shall see."

Prediction - Losses for great teams in ELW can often become a little bit like buses. You wait so long for one to arrive and then two come at once. While that has been sort of true with the domestic loss to Nadezhda hot on the heels of the Kaunas shock, I suspect that with specific regard to EuroLeague Women, the Lauren Jackson factor surely gives the home team the edge and will prevent successive losses in this competition. I am therefore going for Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to bounce back and edge it but having said that, Galatasaray might just smell blood in the water right now and must fancy their chances of piling on the agony. They certainly have the players capable of making it another riveting and dramatic ELW contest!

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Galatasaray 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)