Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje head coach Pokey Chatman
"Every time we play this team they are extremely physical. I think we missed some shots early and some of them were open. But it is so difficult to get clean shots because they are very good on the ball and their rotations. We didn't make much early on but fortunately we did steal a few possessions with our zone. That gave us momentum and we really did get it done on the defensive end which allowed us to get on the transition. We knew it would be a battle because it always is againgt this team. We are just fortunate to make a few more shots in the second half. "
Sparta& K guard Rebekka Hammon
"We didn't start the game the way wanted to. They are a very good defensive team. Nothing is easy offensively against them. We have a lot of respect for them. They are well coached and they smacked us good a couple of times. It was just a hard-fought game. Both teams played physical and we are happy to come out with a win."
Wisla Can-Pack head coach Jose Hernandez
"We knew that it was hard to beat Sparta&K. It was the most important game of the group for us. We had a great first half with very good defense and inside game. But we made lots of mistakes and committed turnovers in the second."
Wisla guard/forward Anke De Mont
"It was a great game for both teams. We started really good but in the second half Sparta&K came out strong. They did not allow us to score easy points and won the game."