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Group:  A | 05.12.2012, 18:00h
Group:  A | 05.12.2012, 18:00h
70-68
21 - 2014 - 1320 - 2015 - 15
21 - 2014 - 1320 - 2015 - 15
Venue: Vidnoje (RUS) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Branislav Mrdak (SRB), Erez Gurion (ISR), Mindaugas Vecerskis (LTU)

GAME REPORT


Sparta&K Slip Past Resilient Rivas

33. Seimone Augustus (Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje)
Seimone Augustus finished with 18 points, sealing the final score with a three-point play

There was considerable relief and joy for Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje who found Rivas Ecopolis a tough nut to crack as they slipped past the Spanish club 70-68 to stay top of EuroLeague Women Group A.

Both teams headed into the contest off the back of losses to Wisla Can-Pack, and it was Sparta&K who avoided successive defeats thanks mainly to excellent contributions from Seimone Augustus and Candice Dupree who combined for 32 points.

Both clubs kept pace with each other for the most part during a tight first half, which the home team just shaded 35-33.

During the third quarter, it looked as if Sparta&K had finally managed to make a decisive and potentially game-changing run, when a three-pointer by the impressive Becky Hammon put them 53-46 to the good.

But, Rivas responded with an 11-2 burst either side of the third and fourth quarter break which left the home team stunned as Ziomara Morrison firstly tied the game, before handing her team the lead at 57-55.

Ultimately, it boiled down to who would execute more clutch plays, and it was Augustus who proved the game-winner.

Rivas led by a point with less than two minutes to play, but she came up with an and-one play to put her team 70-68 ahead and seal the game as the visitors blew their chance of overtime or a shock win by turning the ball over in the closing seconds.

Aneika Henry had 15 points and nine rebounds for Rivas.

COACH AND PLAYER QUOTES


Quotes Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje vs. Rivas Ecopolis

Rivas head coach Miguel Martinez:
"Even though we lost I am happy and proud of my team. I had four players in double digits and that was mainly because they played as a complete team and they played with their heart. The decision making of the last two minutes might have not been the best but that happens many times when you play against a quality team like Sparta&k."

Rivas player Katalin Honti:
"I am sad because we lost but at the same time surely we surprised many people in Europe. Actually we were hoping to surprise them even more with a victory in the home of one of the better teams in Europe. I am very proud of my teammates and I can say that I did my share of this result. I am sure that we will continue playing well."

Sparta&K head coach Pokey Chatman:
"Our target was to keep our opponent to the mid-60s and I can say by keeping a good team as Rivas is to 68 points was a success. What was also important was that our offense worked well and that can be proven on all the open shots my players had. They just did not fall in today. All we have to do is to continue working hard and surely we will see the results of that work."

Sparta&K player Elisa Aguilar:
"I tried to put my emotions on side because after all last year I enjoyed a great year with Rivas. But Sparta&k is now my team and I did my best to help our team win this important game. We played good defense but we surely could have been luckier in offense. But in the last minutes we showed our character and helped maintain first place in our group."

Box Score

SPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE

Name
Min
FG
M/A
%
2P FG
M/A
%
3P FG
M/A
%
FT
M/A
%
Reb
O
D
Tot
AS
TO
ST
BS
PF
C
D
+/-
Pts
*4
29
7/11
63.6
7/11
63.6
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
2
5
7
3
1
1
1
2
0
10
14
*7
29
3/8
37.5
3/8
37.5
0/0
0.0
0/1
0.0
2
7
9
0
2
0
0
2
3
10
6
8
15
0/7
0.0
0/4
0.0
0/3
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
1
2
0
1
2
1
0
0
-15
0
9
10
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
1
0
-6
2
*10
31
5/9
55.6
4/7
57.1
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0
4
4
2
4
0
0
2
0
9
11
11
11
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
-8
3
15
11
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
2
1
3
1
1
0
0
4
2
-8
2
22
1
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-3
0
*25
30
5/11
45.5
3/9
33.3
2/2
100.0
2/2
100.0
0
4
4
3
0
0
0
1
3
17
14
*33
34
7/13
53.8
6/9
66.7
1/4
25.0
3/3
100.0
0
4
4
2
0
1
0
1
5
4
18
TEAM/Coach
2
2
4
1
0
TOTAL
30/67
44.8
25/53
47.2
5/14
35.7
5/6
83.3
9
29
38
13
12
5
3
13
13
70

RIVAS ECOPOLIS

Name
Min
FG
M/A
%
2P FG
M/A
%
3P FG
M/A
%
FT
M/A
%
Reb
O
D
Tot
AS
TO
ST
BS
PF
C
D
+/-
Pts
*6
25
4/7
57.1
4/5
80.0
0/2
0.0
2/2
100.0
1
2
3
0
4
0
0
1
2
-6
10
7
15
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
*8
32
4/10
40.0
2/6
33.3
2/4
50.0
4/4
100.0
1
3
4
1
2
0
0
3
1
-6
14
9
15
2/7
28.6
1/5
20.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0
7
7
2
2
0
0
1
1
3
5
*10
32
3/8
37.5
3/8
37.5
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
5
5
1
2
1
2
2
2
-12
6
12
19
4/8
50.0
4/6
66.7
0/2
0.0
2/2
100.0
1
0
1
1
0
2
0
2
1
9
10
*13
28
6/10
60.0
6/10
60.0
0/0
0.0
3/3
100.0
3
6
9
1
3
0
0
3
4
-1
15
*15
33
4/15
26.7
4/13
30.8
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
5
6
3
0
2
0
1
1
-1
8
TEAM/Coach
1
0
1
0
0
TOTAL
27/66
40.9
24/53
45.3
3/13
23.1
11/11
100.0
8
29
37
14
13
5
2
13
12
68

Legend

Min
Minutes played
Tot
Total rebounds
BS
Blocked shots
M/A
Made/Attempts
AS
Assists
Pts
Points
%
Shooting percentage
PF
Personal fouls
*
Starters
O
Offensive rebounds
TO
Turnovers
DNP
D
Defensive rebounds
ST
Steals
FG
+/-
Team's net points while on court
C
Committed fouls
D
Drawn fouls

PHOTO GALLERY

ACCUMULATED STATS

44.8%

30/67
FG
M/A

40.9%

27/66

47.2%

25/53
FG2P
M/A

45.3%

24/53

35.7%

5/14
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

3/13

83.3%

5/6
FT
M/A

100.0%

11/11

38

9/29
RT
RO/RD

37

8/29

13

AS

14

12

TO

13

5

ST

5

3

BS

2

13

PF

13

70

Pts

68

PLAY BY PLAY

QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

SPARTA&K M.R. VIDNOJE

vs

RIVAS ECOPOLIS

33 S. Augustus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:49
8 O. Kurasova Def. Rebound
25 R. Hammon Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:37
6 K. Honti Foul drawn

0-1

09:37
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6 K. Honti Free throw MADE(1/2)

0-2

09:37
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6 K. Honti Free throw MADE(2/2)
33 S. Augustus Foul drawn
09:22
8 O. Kurasova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
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33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(1/2)

1-2

09:22
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33 S. Augustus Free throw MADE(2/2)

2-2

09:22
33 S. Augustus Def. Rebound
09:10
15 A. Cruz 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE

4-2

09:01

4-4

08:48
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15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
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4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 25 R. Hammon

6-4

08:24
10 E. Aguilar Def. Rebound
08:06
15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
25 R. Hammon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:50
7 I. Yacoubou Off. Rebound
07:43
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10 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus

8-4

07:42
7 I. Yacoubou Def. Rebound
07:31
8 O. Kurasova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
7 I. Yacoubou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:17
07:07
10 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound
4 C. Dupree Steal
07:02
6 K. Honti Turnover (Bad Pass)
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25 R. Hammon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 E. Aguilar

11-4

06:56
06:42
13 A. Henry Turnover (Travelling)
Timeout
06:42
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33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

13-4

06:25
10 E. Aguilar Def. Rebound
06:11
6 K. Honti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
33 S. Augustus 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:03
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound
10 E. Aguilar Def. Rebound
05:51
13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
25 R. Hammon Foul drawn
05:42
13 A. Henry Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
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25 R. Hammon Free throw MADE(1/2)

14-4

05:42
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25 R. Hammon Free throw MADE(2/2)

15-4

05:42
Substitution: 25 R. Hammon out,
8 E. Beliakova in
05:42

15-6

05:20
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15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
8 E. Beliakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:05
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound

15-8

04:54
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8 O. Kurasova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:47
15 A. Cruz assist
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10 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

17-8

04:42
4 C. Dupree assist
04:36
33 S. Augustus Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:25
8 O. Kurasova Foul drawn
Substitution: 7 I. Yacoubou out,
15 N. Vieru in
04:25

17-9

04:25
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8 O. Kurasova Free throw MADE(1/2)

17-10

04:25
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8 O. Kurasova Free throw MADE(2/2)
10 E. Aguilar Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:17
10 L. Nicholls Steal
04:14
15 A. Cruz 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Henry

17-12

04:08
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6 K. Honti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 A. Henry
33 S. Augustus 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:53
13 A. Henry Def. Rebound

17-14

03:33
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13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
8 E. Beliakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:15
8 O. Kurasova Def. Rebound

17-16

02:57
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15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Timeout
02:53
Substitution: 10 E. Aguilar out,
25 R. Hammon in
02:53
02:53
Substitution: 8 O. Kurasova out,
9 Q. Casas in
02:53
Substitution: 13 A. Henry out,
12 Z. Morrison in
4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 N. Vieru
02:40
15 N. Vieru 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:36
9 Q. Casas Def. Rebound
02:25
6 K. Honti 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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4 C. Dupree 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 S. Augustus

19-16

02:01
Substitution: 33 S. Augustus out,
9 N. Baric in
01:46
4 C. Dupree Def. Rebound
01:41
15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
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25 R. Hammon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE

21-16

01:30
01:17
9 Q. Casas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Def. Rebound
01:12
8 E. Beliakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:56
9 Q. Casas Def. Rebound

21-18

00:46
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6 K. Honti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 Q. Casas
15 N. Vieru 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:27
10 L. Nicholls Block
6 K. Honti Def. Rebound

21-20

00:05
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10 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 Q. Casas
25 R. Hammon Foul drawn
00:02
15 A. Cruz Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
Substitution: 4 C. Dupree out,
7 I. Yacoubou in
00:00
Substitution: 8 E. Beliakova out,
11 M. Kuzina in
00:00
Substitution: 15 N. Vieru out,
22 E. Ruzanova in
00:00
Substitution: 25 R. Hammon out,
33 S. Augustus in
00:00
00:00
Substitution: 6 K. Honti out,
7 C. Bermejo Moreno in
00:00
Substitution: 15 A. Cruz out,
8 O. Kurasova in
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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