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Group:  C | 02.11.2011, 18:00h
Group:  C | 02.11.2011, 18:00h
86-68
23 - 1323 - 1321 - 1719 - 25
23 - 1323 - 1321 - 1719 - 25
Venue: Vidnoje (RUS) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Miodrag Licina (SRB), Marek Maliszewski (POL), David Romano (ISR)

GAME REPORT


Sparta&K Storm To Convincing Victory

4. Candice Dupree (Sparta&K Moscow Region)
Forward Candice Dupree had 12 points and five rebounds for Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Sparta&K Moscow Region Vidnoje rode a strong start to victory in their EuroLeague Women home game against Gospic Croatia on Wednesday.

In the uncustomary position of having just a single win from their opening three games, Pokey Chatman's team returned home to Russia and rolled to an 86-68 triumph in Group C.

With Seimone Augustus pouring in six points, the hosts led 10-4 less just 3:30 into the contest.

After Jelena Ivezic buried a three-ball to cut the gap to three, Sparta&K scored 10 unanswered points.

Candice Dupree (two), Jelena Milovanovic and Marina Kuzina had baskets in that run and Irina Osipova also added two free-throws.

The advantage was 23-13 by the end of the first quarter and 46-26 by half-time.

Sparta&K, upset by Rivas Ecopolis last week in Madrid, coasted in the second half to a resounding triumph that has left Gospic 1-3 on the young campaign.

Augustus and Dupree each had 12 points to lead a balanced Sparta&K attack.

Sandra Mandir had 20 points in defeat for Gospic.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Sparta&K Moscow Region vs. Gospic CO

Gospic Head Coach Stipe Bralic:
"Sparta&K is just too strong for us and the fact that in the first half we were terrible on offense, especially when it came to three-point shooting, did not give us any chance in today's game. Sparta&K is just too good and thanks to their 10 very good players too deep."

Sparta&K Head Coach Pokey Chatman:
"We were able soon the establish our game and while using our transition game as a weapon we were able to stop their transition game as well as their pick and roll offense. This is was a team effort and that is one of the things which make me hopeful for the continuation of the season."

Gospic player Sandra Mandir:
"What can I say, our game is running and three-point shooting. Especially in the first half we were terrible from behind the arc and that, in combination with the fact that Sparta&K is a great deep team, brought the final negative result. I am sure we will do better in the future."

Sparta&K player Ksenia Tikhonenko:
"I am very happy today. It was not only that I played well in a EuroLeague Women game or that we won. It mainly was that thanks to us listening to what our coaches told us, and thanks to our team effort we beat a good and dangerous team."

Accumulated statistics

43.0%

37/86
FG
M/A

34.2%

25/73

49.3%

33/67
FG2P
M/A

46.3%

19/41

21.1%

4/19
FG3P
M/A

18.8%

6/32

61.5%

8/13
FT
M/A

70.6%

12/17

55

17/38
RT
RO/RD

45

12/33

21

AS

13

8

TO

13

10

ST

3

2

BS

1

15

PF

20

86

Pts

68

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