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.


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