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Group:  C | 10.11.2010, 19:30h
Group:  C | 10.11.2010, 19:30h
82-58
23 - 1124 - 1318 - 1317 - 21
23 - 1124 - 1318 - 1317 - 21
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Doru Vinasi (ROU), Marin Mehandjiev (BUL), Igor Poljansek (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Galatasaray Pull Away To Top VICI

Galatasaray Medical Park bounced straight back from their mauling in Moscow last week as they dished out an 82-58 trouncing of their own to VICI Aistes who crashed to successive defeats in EuroLeague Women Group C.

Already likely to face a backlash from Galatasaray after their miserable performance against Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje during their last game, the Lithuanians gave themselves an even bigger mountain to climb with a shocking start.

The home team scored the first ten points out the game while VICI Aistes could only manage a solitary point during the first six minutes as Galatasaray moved 16-1 in front.

To their immense credit, the visitors stuck to their task and worked hard to get themselves back into the game and briefly they accomplished that.

By early in the second quarter they had managed to reduce a once 15 point defific to just five points at 25-20 after a downtown score by Rima Valentiene.

As it turned out, it was a short-lived pleasure as Galatasaray began to pile on the agony with a devastating 22-4 run up until the half.

That killed off any notion VICI Aistes could muster the kind of performance to produce their second shock result of the season and the second half proved to be something of an anti-climax as the home team coasted to victory.

Sylvia Fowles was the pick for the home team with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds although perhaps the story of the night in defeat for VICI Aistes was the double-double of 20 year old Giedre Paugaite who claimed 16 points and 10 rebounds.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Galatasaray Medical Park vs. VICI Aistes Kaunas

Ceyhun Yıldızoğlu, Galatasaray Medical Park coach:
"We were very strong at the beginning of the game tonight. I think at the end of the first half we showed them how tough we are. We played as a real team. And we can say that the EuroLeague Women season starts right now for us. Maybe Kaunas were not the best team in this group. But as everybody knows they beat Sparta&K two week ago. Of course we still have weaknesses. I hope that we will solve all the problems within two or three weeks. But we played as a real team tonight. And that was important for us."

Yasemen Saylar, Galatasaray Medical Park guard:
"We watched their videos throughout the week. We knew that they were good in hustle play. They have young players and also experienced guards. But our focus was on our playing style. We always want to be better for the next game. Tonight it was a big step for our future in the EuroLeagueWomen competition."

Mantas Sernius, VICI Aistes Kaunas coach:
"We gave up a lot of second chance points. We gave up a lot of threes. They ran and were intensive. We couldn't stop their transition game. And we lost. We have played like a team against Sparta&K, but not tonight. Then we made so many good shots. We had the rhytm! That's why we won that game."

Giedre Paugaite, VICI Aistes Kaunas forward:
"Tonight we didn't get our combinations to work. But this is a very good experience for us, especially for me, playing thirty minutes in the EuroLeague Women - it is so important for the future."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

31/62
FG
M/A

31.6%

18/57

53.1%

26/49
FG2P
M/A

35.1%

13/37

38.5%

5/13
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

5/20

71.4%

15/21
FT
M/A

81.0%

17/21

44

11/33
RT
RO/RD

28

6/22

20

AS

8

14

TO

15

10

ST

8

5

BS

0

16

PF

18

82

Pts

58

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