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Group:  A | 01.02.2012, 20:00h
Group:  A | 01.02.2012, 20:00h
78-49
28 - 1911 - 525 - 1014 - 15
28 - 1911 - 525 - 1014 - 15
Venue: Bourges (FRA) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Ronny Denis (BEL), Carlos Santos (POR), Gian Luigi Giancecchi (SMR)

GAME REPORT


Bourges Win Decisively Over VICI Aistes

11. Catherine Joens (Bourges Basket)
Catherine Joens top-scored for Bourges Basket with 17 points

Bourges Basket claimed a convincing home triumph over VICI Aistes on Wednesday night.

The French giants rolled to a 78-49 victory to finish Round 1 with seven wins and seven defeats.

Valérie Garnier's team will enter the post-season as the fifth-place team from Group A.

The blows Bourges landed that VICI Aistes didn't recover from came at the end of the opening quarter.

On top 22-19 with 1:26 go in the frame, Catherine Joens and then Kiesha Brown hit three-pointers for a nine-point advantage.

Neither side put points on the board again until Ieva Kublina sank two free-throws almost 2:30 into the second quarter for an 11-point lead.

Garnier's team held VICI Aistes to just five points in the quarter and took a 39-24 advantage to half-time.

Bourges then poured in the first eight points of the third quarter to take a vice-like grip on the game.

The result was beyond doubt as they led 47-24 with 7:42 to play in the frame.

Joens had 17 points to lead Bourges, who made 29 of their 61 shots from the floor compared to an 18-of-49 night for VICI Aistes.

The Lithuanian club ended their EuroLeague Women campaign with just two victories.

COACH QUOTES


BOURGES BASKET vs. VICI AISTES KAUNAS

Bourges Basket head coach Valérie GARNIER
"It's a victory and it was a nice game. All players have time to play tonight. The only regret is the 19 turnovers but the result is here. We know Kaunas is a dangerous team because all the girls can score but we played good defense tonight. We will have a big game against Montpellier on saturday and playing agains Kaunas was really good to prepare for the game."

Bourges point guard Celine DUMERC
"It was a nice game tonight and we can feel the team playing together more and more. It was also good to give time to see the youngest Bourges players on the field."

Kaunas forward Aija PUTNINA
"It's always hard to come to play in Bourges. This game was our last game in EuroLeague this year but obviously we were not ready tonight. We also missed our American inside player. Without her it was just impossible to win tonight."

Kaunas head coach Mantas SERNIUS
"It was our last game but we were motivated to gain our 3rd victory. We made too many mistakes, missed a lot of shots and in Bourges it's too hard to win playing like this. The difference beetween our league and the EuroLeague is too big. We have to grow up more. Bourges is a smart team and tonight took the right decisions in the game."

Accumulated statistics

47.5%

29/61
FG
M/A

36.7%

18/49

50.0%

25/50
FG2P
M/A

35.1%

13/37

36.4%

4/11
FG3P
M/A

41.7%

5/12

76.2%

16/21
FT
M/A

66.7%

8/12

38

14/24
RT
RO/RD

26

7/19

17

AS

12

19

TO

26

12

ST

9

1

BS

1

15

PF

20

78

Pts

49

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