Cancel
15.03.2012, 19:00h
15.03.2012, 19:00h
69-55
14 - 914 - 1319 - 1822 - 15
14 - 914 - 1319 - 1822 - 15
Venue: Kayseri (TUR) |
Spectators: 7200 |
Referees: Doru Vinasi (ROU), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Chris Dodds (SCO)

GAME REPORT


Kayseri Kaskispor Win Big In First Leg

15. Latoya Sanders (Kayseri Kaskispor)
Latoya Sanders led Kayseri Kaskispor to the important victory with a double-double in points and rebounds

Kayseri Kaskispor ran away from Dynamo Kursk in the fourth quarter to take command in the EuroCup Women Final.

Playing in Turkey on Thursday night, Kayseri outscored Kursk 22-15 in the last period and claimed a 69-55 first-leg triumph.

Kursk will have to win by 15 in front of their own fans next week in the return leg if they are going to prevail in the competition.

The margin of victory could have been greater for Kayseri, though, as they went in front by 18 with 1:25 to go after Latoya Sanders made one of two at the free-throw line.

But Ausra Bimbaite sank two at the charity stripe and Ekaterina Lisina added a lay-up as Kursk closed the game on a 4-0 run to give themselves a fighting chance of overturning the deficit.

Sanders and Nicole Sanford have provided a mean one-two punch all season for Kayseri and they came up big against Kursk.

Sanders had 19 points and 13 rebounds while Sanford scored 15 and corralled eight boards.

Anna De Forge chipped in 13, Doneeka Hodges 11 and Bahar Ozturk nine for Kayseri.

Leading 45-40 with 12 minutes remaining, Kayseri went on a 12-2 run to take a firm grip on proceedings.

Sanford and De Forge each had four points in that spurt.

Kayseri will now hope to travel well and celebrate the most famous moment in club history when they play the second leg in Russia next week.

Temeka Johnson had 20 points for Kursk in a losing effort.


COACH QUOTES


Quotes Kayseri Kaskispor vs. Dynamo Kursk

Dynamo Kursk Head Coach Alfredas Vainauskas
"We had a very hard schedule in the last 14 days. We had Russian league games, Russian cup games and the Eurocup final game. So we are tired and our condition is bad. But we have the second game in Kursk."

Kayseri Kaskispor Head Coach Ayhan Avci
"First of all I'm happy to win this game against a team that was undefeated until this day. For the point difference, I don't want to say something because it could be more than 14 but we didn't use the last possessions well. We won the first half of this game but we have the second in Kursk. I congratulate Kursk because they are a really good team. After this Kayseri will be in a really good position in Europe with these fans and with this awesome gym. I would like to thank all of our fans, there were 10.000 people in here."

Dynamo Kursk player Natalia Vodopyanova
"The game was really hard and also the fans are really good in here. We played badly and the game finished with a 14-point deficit, but we have a chance in the second game."

Kayseri Kaskispor player Tuğçe Canbaz
"We won the first half but we want to win the second game. We don't care about the point difference, we want to win. They had two wins against us. We took revenge for the first and now it's time to get the second."

Accumulated statistics

45.0%

27/60
FG
M/A

33.9%

21/62

57.9%

22/38
FG2P
M/A

32.7%

16/49

22.7%

5/22
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

5/13

76.9%

10/13
FT
M/A

72.7%

8/11

37

8/29
RT
RO/RD

35

12/23

10

AS

11

14

TO

17

7

ST

7

5

BS

2

16

PF

19

69

Pts

55

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