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Group:  A | 11.01.2012, 20:00h
Group:  A | 11.01.2012, 20:00h
99-46
30 - 1327 - 1223 - 819 - 13
30 - 1327 - 1223 - 819 - 13
Venue: Istanbul (TUR) |
Spectators: 200 |
Referees: Robert Lottermoser (GER), Haris Bijedic (BIH), Gentian Cici (ALB)

GAME REPORT


Gala Deliver Early Knockout Against Györ

13. Diana Taurasi (Galatasaray)
Diana Taurasi was red-hot and only limited court time could keep her at 28 points against Györ

Galatasaray blew away Uni Seat Györ on Wednesday in the first EuroLeague Women clash of the 2012 for both sides.

Hosting the game in Istanbul, Ceyhun Yildizoglu's side got 28 points from Diana Taurasi and stormed to a 99-46 victory.

The USA superstar played less than 21 minutes and did everything well, making 11 of 13 shots from the floor.

She drilled both of her attempts from long range.

Veteran center Ivanka Matic added 18 points and 12 rebounds while Tina Charles scored 15 points and Alba Torrens 14.

The result was beyond doubt by the end of the first quarter, when Galatasaray led 30-13.

Taurasi's 16 points in that frame led the home side.

With 6:15 to play in the opening half, the rout was well and truly on with Gala leading 39-14.

The rest of the contest was an exercise in damage limitation for the Hungarian outfit.

Ticha Penicheiro, who played several games with ZVVZ USK Prague, has joined Galatasaray and she played 18 minutes on Wednesday and had four assists, four rebounds and three steals to go with her two points.

Gala improved to 9-2 with the win and remained firmly in the hunt for first place in Group A while Györ fell to 2-9.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Galatasaray MP vs Uni Seat Györ

Galatasaray Medical Park small forward Gulsah Gumusay
"It was the first game after the break. We played really good defense. They got a lot of rebounds but we still played good defence. You know Ticha is new on the team. I think we're gonna do better with her." 

Galatasaray Medical Park Head Coach Ceyhun Yildizoglu
"Today, for the first time we played with Penicheiro. She's a very experienced point guard and I hope that in the next games she will help us much more. We won by maybe 50 points, we still continue for our offensive rebound weakness. Especially we played very good on defence and offensively sometimes we made mistakes but mostly very smart and together. I also say that Matic is a very experienced player too. She did not play in the Turkish League, only in the EuroLeague Women games. In the first half she played really good. She can post up, she can shoot, she can have offensive rebounds for us. Next week we'll play a very important game."

Uni Seat Györ Head Coach Ákos Füzy
"Our team was very bad today. They disappointed me. The mentality was not enough. We will work hard and try to change the mistakes that we made tonight. Only Hollingsworth played at her level. Congratulations to Galatasaray." 

Uni Seat Gyor point guard Kata Fürtös
"We didn't play very well. We had a meeting before the game but unfortunately we couldn't do what we've been told there. We have lots of turnovers and they scored so many fast breaks. Hopefully we will do the right things next time. Taurasi, of course everybody knows that she is a really good player and played almost perfectly tonight"  

Accumulated statistics

57.1%

36/63
FG
M/A

23.3%

17/73

60.0%

30/50
FG2P
M/A

25.8%

16/62

46.2%

6/13
FG3P
M/A

9.1%

1/11

80.8%

21/26
FT
M/A

55.0%

11/20

48

8/40
RT
RO/RD

41

20/21

22

AS

7

12

TO

20

10

ST

8

4

BS

1

16

PF

24

99

Pts

46

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