Cancel
04.02.2011, 20:30h
04.02.2011, 20:30h
74-83
16 - 1816 - 1621 - 1717 - 194 - 13
16 - 1816 - 1621 - 1717 - 194 - 13
Venue: Rivas-Vaciamadrid (ESP) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Chris Dodds (SCO), Nikolaos Somos (GRE)

GAME REPORT


UMMC Survive Madrid OT Thriller

UMMC Ekaterinburg needed overtime to complete a sweep of Rivas Ecopolis and advance to the last eight of the EuroLeague Women with an 83-74 win.

Both teams had a chance to win it in a topsy-turvy close to regulation time, but once the extra period had begun, it was one way traffic as UMMC outscored their hosts 13-4.

Rivas had led 64-60 with four minutes of the fourth quarter left, but Maria Stepanova's lay-up started a 6-0 UMMC run as Olga Arteshina and Cappie Pondexter added baskets.

Courtney Paris got one back from the free-throw line, but the score swung back in Rivas' favour as Dewanna Bonner's three-pointer put them 68-66 up.

It was 70-66 on Amaya Valdemoro's lay-up with 55 seconds left, but late scores from Sandrine Gruda and Celine Dumerc forced the extra period as Valdermoro missed Rivas' final chance and Arteshina came up short for UMMC.

The sides traded baskets at the start of overtime, but Pondexter's jump-shot started a 6-0 run and it was Pondexter and her fellow American Candace Parker that finished the job.

Pondexter and Arteshina each had 19 points for UMMC, while Parker added 16 and Gruda 13.
Bonner led all scorers with 22 points, while Paris added 18 for Rivas and Valderomo 14.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Rivas Ecópolis vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg

Javier Fort, Rivas Ecopolis coach:
"My players were very tired tonight, following our long journey back from Russia . We are very happy with our work in this round because we did our best in both games. We played against the most difficult team in Europe and we have competed in Ekaterinburg and here. We are talking about the great favourite to win this EuroLeague."

Laura Nicholls, Rivas Ecopolis player:
"You must do a great job to play overtime against a team like UMMC Ekaterinburg. You also need a little bit of luck to win but I'm satisfied with the team's work. The key of our game was to not allow them to run and receive the ball but it was almost impossible [to execute it]. We must focus on the Spanish League now."

Gundars Vetra, UMMC Ekaterinburg coach:
"Rivas Ecopolis really improved during this season. They have become a better team, despite the problems [they had]. If you look at the rosters our team seems better but only five players performed well on the court tonight. We stayed with our game plan and we broke their game, that's why we won it. We want to win every game, going step by step and we want to see who's our next opponent. Our goal is still intact: to win the EuroLeague."

Candace Parker, UMMC Ekaterinburg player:
"It was a very important win for us. I think we came out and played well. We knew they were a great team and it was hard to win on the road again. This year the EuroLeague is crazy. There are a bunch of good teams so let's see what happens in the next couple of weeks."

Accumulated statistics

45.3%

29/64
FG
M/A

53.0%

35/66

50.0%

27/54
FG2P
M/A

58.5%

31/53

20.0%

2/10
FG3P
M/A

30.8%

4/13

82.4%

14/17
FT
M/A

69.2%

9/13

33

15/18
RT
RO/RD

35

14/21

11

AS

13

14

TO

15

5

ST

12

3

BS

3

13

PF

16

74

Pts

83

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