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Group:  B | 18.01.2012, 17:45h
Group:  B | 18.01.2012, 17:45h
83-50
26 - 1519 - 1321 - 1217 - 10
26 - 1519 - 1321 - 1217 - 10
Venue: Polkowice (POL) |
Spectators: 800 |
Referees: Dragan Kralj (BIH), Johannes Sarekoski (FIN), Mart Uuehendrik (EST)

GAME REPORT


Polkowice Run Wild Early Against Sopron

9. Evanthia Maltsi (CCC Polkowice)
Evanthia Maltsi was firing on all cylinders for 23 points in the rout of Sopron

CCC Polkowice kept alive their bid to reach the next stage of the EuroLeague Women by blowing out UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron on Wednesday night in Poland.

Evina Maltsi and Valeriya Musina combined for 18 of Polkowice's 26 points in the first quarter when they took command and the Polish club rolled to a 83-50 victory.

Maltsi finished with a game-high 23 points and Musina ended up with 12.

Sharnee Zoll added 17 points, eight assists and six rebounds.

In snapping a two-game losing streak, Polkowice improved to 4-6.

The result means Polkowice qualify for the play-offs, since they won the heads-up with Sopron.

The game was knotted at 8-8 when Zoll buried a jumper and Maltsi followed with a three-pointer for a 13-8 Polkowice lead with 5:49 to go in the opening frame.

Hanna Zavecz hit a jump shot for Sopron, but Maltsi sank two free-throws in reply.

Polkowice finished the first quarter on a 13-5 run for a 26-15 advantage and they extended that to 45-23 with 2:56 to go in the first half after Musina drilled a shot from the arc to take her points haul to 10.

Sopron faced a huge deficit for the remainder of the contest and dropped to 3-8.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes CCC Polkowice vs. UE Sopron

UE Sopron head coach Norbert Szekely
“It was a key game for both teams. Today CCC was smarter, faster, more effective. They play really good on offense and defense too. We could play on the same level. It was not a good game for my team. I can't explain why we played so bad.”

UE Sopron center Dora Horti

"We knew that we must win but we weren`t be able to do it. I want to forget about this game as soon as possible. We need to work hard and try to play better in the next game. Now this is the most important."

CCC Polkowice head coach Arkadiusz Rusin
"Before the game we knew how important this game is for us is. We were very motivated from the first to the last minute. We were very aggressive, fast and effective. I think we have removed the stain of Sopron where we lost. I`m really proud of my team.”
 
CCC player Megan Frazee
“For us, only the victory mattered. We were very aggressive, we played fast. We scored without problems. We were good in offense and defense too. I think that was really a good game for my team and I`m so happy.”

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

52.6%

30/57
FG
M/A

27.3%

18/66

54.5%

24/44
FG2P
M/A

31.6%

18/57

46.2%

6/13
FG3P
M/A

0.0%

0/9

94.4%

17/18
FT
M/A

87.5%

14/16

38

5/33
RT
RO/RD

36

14/22

15

AS

7

10

TO

10

6

ST

4

6

BS

4

16

PF

23

83

Pts

50

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