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Quotes Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg

08 April 2011

Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje Head Coach Pokey Chatman:
"You saw two teams, they are both strong, and know each other very well. Before half-time UMMC played well, but in the second half we changed our defense, played zone defense, managed to dominate the court, and were lucky to win. Our players have made a great job."

Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje player Sue Bird:
"We are really happy that we have won this game. UMMC is a very strong team, so it was not easy for us to beat them. According to the statistics, the score is not big, and the shooting percentage was low. But as soon as we started, nobody could stop us. The EuroLeague Women Final Four is not over yet, we have an important game to play."

UMMC Ekaterinburg Head Coach Gundars Vetra:
"I cannot but agree with Deanna, we are very much disappointed now. We played very well in defense, especially in the first half, and controlled the pace. After half-time the opponents changed their defense, they started to play zone defense, one-to-one, slowed us, and we failed to find right decisions on the ground. Our offense lacked confidence, and influenced the defense."

UMMC Ekaterinburg player Deanna Nolan:
"We are very disappointed. We hoped this year the prize will be ours. We played well in the first half, but in the second we missed the shots we are usually good at and made many mistakes."

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