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Group:  D | 12.01.2011, 20:00h
Group:  D | 12.01.2011, 20:00h
77-60
18 - 1722 - 1221 - 1616 - 15
18 - 1722 - 1221 - 1616 - 15
Venue: Bourges (FRA) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Fernando Rocha (POR), Chris Dodds (SCO), Barry Peters (NED)

GAME REPORT


Bourges Keep Pounding Away And Beat Brno

Bourges clinched their sixth win in Group D of the EuroLeague Women with a 77-60 triumph over Frisco Sika Brno in France on Wednesday night.

Pierre Vincent's team, looking to finish with a top-two spot to secure home-court advantage for the first round of the play-offs, will take on Beretta-Famila Schio next week in a battle that could determine second place.

Schio (5-3) go up against Nadezhda (4-4) on Thursday night.

Endene Miyem made nine of 12 shots and poured in 22 points for Bourges, who trailed 13-12 midway through the first quarter after a lay-up by Jelena Skerovic but then went in front to stay after two Maja Miljkovic free-throws and a Miyem jumper.

Brno had already been eliminated from play-off contention but they battled and kept it close.

Bourges went on a 10-4 run to close the first half, though, with Miyem and Emmeline Ndongue each contributing four points in the spurt.

That gave them a 40-29 advantage and when the second half started, Bourges delivered the knockout.

Ndongue made a jumper, Miljkovic a lay-up and Miyem hit another jump shot for a 46-29 lead.

Their lead never dipped below 10 the rest of the way.

Cheryl Ford had another monster game for Brno with 19 points and 21 rebounds, though the American center also turned the ball over a game-high nine times.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Bourges vs. Frisco Brno

Bourges Head Coach Pierre Vincent:
"The game was not as easy as Brno is playing a very simple but very constructive game which lets lots of options so the match can become quickly very complex. Some players were in difficulties sometimes, but they have reacted and have corrected their games. It was a quite good game."

Bourges player Emmeline Ndongue:
"I'm pleased as the group really played as one tonight with lots of positive energy. They have been able to alternate both internal and external game and they have been able to do good shoots."

Accumulated statistics

45.5%

30/66
FG
M/A

45.0%

27/60

48.0%

24/50
FG2P
M/A

54.5%

24/44

37.5%

6/16
FG3P
M/A

18.8%

3/16

84.6%

11/13
FT
M/A

42.9%

3/7

32

8/24
RT
RO/RD

39

10/29

18

AS

15

6

TO

17

5

ST

6

2

BS

2

12

PF

15

77

Pts

60

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