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Group:  C | 10.11.2010, 20:00h
Group:  C | 10.11.2010, 20:00h
72-77
18 - 2521 - 1418 - 1815 - 20
18 - 2521 - 1418 - 1815 - 20
Venue: Tarbes (FRA) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: Mathieu Bayot (BEL), David Musard (SUI), Peter Zenis (SVK)

GAME REPORT


Avenida Hold Off Tarbes In Thriller

After squeezing out a narrow win last week against ZVVZ USK Prague, Tarbes GB had high hopes of securing successive home victories in EuroLeague Women Group C but couldn't find the defensive stops to prevent visiting Halcon Avenida picking up a 77-72 success.

In a real roller-coaster of a game that had the fans in suspense right up until the closing stages, it was Salamanca who made the best start as they built up a 25-18 lead after the end of the first quarter.

When Sancho Lyttle put the visitors 34-25 ahead with just over five minutes to go until the interval, it looked ominous for Tarbes but they rallied and changed the entire reflection of the game by the time the half-time buzzer was sounded.

Led by Jelena Dubljevic, they finished with a 14-5 run to ensure the game was tied up at 39-39.

Both teams held marginal leads during the third with a triple by Belinda Snell levelling matters at 55-55 when the home side had threatened to put some daylight between the teams.

After a further basket by each team, the fourth quarter started level and with the game in the balance, it was Halcon Avenida who found the strength to pull away with a 9-2 run when it mattered during the middle part of the quarter.

That gave them the cushion they needed down the stretch and just enough to hang on to a third win from three games.

Belinda Snell finished with 17 points for Halcon Avenida while Sancho Lyttle had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Dubljevic finished with a game high 24 points for the losing team.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Tarbes GB vs. Halcon Avenida

Lucas Mondelo, Halcon Avenida coach :
"I have lot of respect for the team of Tarbes. Their inside players could stop our inside players but at the end of this game, they found out how they can make the difference."

Anke de Mondt, Halcon Avenida player:
"Tarbes were French champions last year. We came with lot of competitive spirit, we had to do our best to win this game."

Alain Jardel, Tarbes coach:
"Of course I'm disappointed because we lost a game at home even though we knew it was going to be difficult. At the end they dominated us on the boards and they got easy baskets while we lost a lot of balls. But it was a very interesting game for us."

Jelena Dubljevic, Tarbes player:
"We could keep up with them for 35 minutes, but we had to be concentrated until the end and it was difficult."

 

Accumulated statistics

56.0%

28/50
FG
M/A

50.0%

29/58

59.5%

25/42
FG2P
M/A

55.8%

24/43

37.5%

3/8
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

5/15

92.9%

13/14
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

22

2/20
RT
RO/RD

27

8/19

11

AS

13

21

TO

17

5

ST

12

0

BS

1

18

PF

19

72

Pts

77

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