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Group:  A | 09.01.2013, 20:00h
Group:  A | 09.01.2013, 20:00h
65-62
19 - 1818 - 1110 - 1818 - 15
19 - 1818 - 1110 - 1818 - 15
Venue: Rivas-Vaciamadrid (ESP) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Dragan Neskovic (SRB), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU), Torkild Rodsand (NOR)

GAME REPORT


Rivas Edge Bourges, Gain Ground

8. Oleksandra Kurasova (Rivas Ecopolis)
Oleksandra Kurasova was the undisputed leader of Rivas' important win against Bourges

A 26 point haul from Oleksandra Kurasova propelled Rivas Ecopolis to a nail-biting and precious 65-62 success against EuroLeague Women Group A rivals Bourges Basket.

The Ukrainian forward had a big hand in the win and especially in the clutch, as Rivas extracted sweet revenge for their loss in France earlier in the campaign.

With both clubs very familiar with each other after a riveting play-off series last season, they served up another absorbing encounter which ebbed and flowed beautifully.

After a tight opening quarter which Rivas just edged 19-18,they grabbed the initiative during the second period and opened up a double-digit lead at 37-27.

However, led by Styliani Kaltsidou and Cathy Joens, Bourges fought back and outscored Rivas 18-10 after the break to set up a thrilling and intense last ten minutes.

They even took the lead via a score by Celine Dumerc with just over two minutes to go, which put them 57-56 ahead.

But, Kurasova drained a big three-pointer to get Rivas rolling again and they held their nerve from the free-throw line to seal the win as a late triple from Joens halved the deficit for the visitors, but it was too late to save the game as time ran out.

Aneika Henry had a double-double for Rivas with 11 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Joens poured in 21 points for Bourges as they slipped to a third loss - the same number as Rivas who gave their play-off prospects a real boost.


COACH AND PLAYER QUOTES


Quotes Rivas Ecopolis vs Bourges Basket

Miguel Méndez, Rivas Ecópolis Coach:

"It's an important win for us because we are closer to earn a good berth in the play-offs. Our players showed a good mentality in this game, they knew how to be patient. And I'm also happy because we won without playing brilliantly, I think it's important to show that we can also win when we don't excel in our play. Given the lack of brilliance, our players had a lot of heart to get the win against a great team."

Oleksandra Kurasova, Rivas Ecópolis:

"I'm proud of my team-mates and of my team, we all had a big effort in this game, I want to congratulate them all because they all helped. I think that we played good on the fast-break, we had to step up our physical side. And luckily, we hit some important shots inn the last minutes. This win is going to be important for our confidence as a team."

Valerie Garnier, Bourges Basket Coach:

"We lost against a team with very good players, tonight Kurasova made the big difference. She drilled some important three-pointers and did some good work on the inside. We were out-rebounded in the first half, and improved in the second, but it's  difficult to win when you have so many turnovers."

Celine Dumerc, Bourges Basket:

"Turnovers were our big problem, because against a team like Rivas, they mean that they will secure two points on the fast-break; it was a gift for them. But we were able to come back, the game was close in the end. It's never easy playing here, but we never gave up, though missing in some situations in the end took the victory away from us."

Box Score

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
4
7
0/3
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
-3
0
*6
20
0/2
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
3/4
75.0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
2
4
3
7
21
0/2
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
3
3
2
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
*8
34
9/16
56.3
6/11
54.5
3/5
60.0
5/5
100.0
1
3
4
0
1
1
1
2
4
7
26
9
21
1/7
14.3
1/6
16.7
0/1
0.0
1/1
100.0
2
0
2
2
0
2
0
2
3
-6
3
*10
11
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
1
2
2
0
4
0
1
0
12
19
2/4
50.0
2/4
50.0
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
3
3
1
1
0
0
2
1
4
6
*13
32
5/13
38.5
5/13
38.5
0/0
0.0
1/1
100.0
3
9
12
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
11
*15
36
6/11
54.5
6/11
54.5
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
0
0
3
5
5
0
0
3
5
14
TEAM/Coach
2
0
2
0
0
TOTAL
23/59
39.0
20/52
38.5
3/7
42.9
16/17
94.1
9
19
28
12
11
13
3
16
15
65

BOURGES BASKET

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
9
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
*7
32
3/10
30.0
3/9
33.3
0/1
0.0
3/4
75.0
3
2
5
1
0
0
0
2
3
-3
9
*8
29
4/7
57.1
2/3
66.7
2/4
50.0
5/5
100.0
0
8
8
3
4
2
2
3
4
1
15
*9
35
3/7
42.9
3/6
50.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
4
5
3
5
0
0
3
1
-9
6
10
14
1/4
25.0
0/1
0.0
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
-3
3
*11
33
8/12
66.7
6/8
75.0
2/4
50.0
3/3
100.0
0
2
2
0
3
1
0
2
5
-6
21
13
13
0/3
0.0
0/3
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
2
3
0
1
0
1
0
1
8
0
*14
28
2/5
40.0
2/5
40.0
0/0
0.0
2/4
50.0
3
4
7
0
3
1
0
3
2
-2
6
15
6
1/1
100.0
1/1
100.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
2
0
-9
2
TEAM/Coach
1
1
2
2
0
TOTAL
22/49
44.9
17/36
47.2
5/13
38.5
13/16
81.3
10
25
35
8
20
4
3
15
16
62

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

39.0%

23/59
FG
M/A

44.9%

22/49

38.5%

20/52
FG2P
M/A

47.2%

17/36

42.9%

3/7
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

5/13

94.1%

16/17
FT
M/A

81.3%

13/16

28

9/19
RT
RO/RD

35

10/25

12

AS

8

11

TO

20

13

ST

4

3

BS

3

16

PF

15

65

Pts

62

PLAY BY PLAY

QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4
RIVAS ECOPOLIS
vs
BOURGES BASKET
0-2
09:45
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8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
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8 O. Kurasova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 L. Nicholls
2-2
09:25
2-4
08:59
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14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
6 K. Honti Foul drawn
08:48
8 S. Kaltsidou Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
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6 K. Honti Free throw MADE(1/2)
3-4
08:48
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6 K. Honti Free throw MADE(2/2)
4-4
08:48
10 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:32
7 E. Miyem Foul drawn
4-5
08:32
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7 E. Miyem Free throw MADE(1/2)
13 A. Henry Def. Rebound
08:32
7 E. Miyem Free throw missed(2/2)
15 A. Cruz Foul drawn
08:18
11 C. Joens Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:17
9 C. Dumerc Def. Rebound
08:09
9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 E. Ndongue
10 L. Nicholls Steal
08:05
14 E. Ndongue Turnover (Bad Pass)
10 L. Nicholls Turnover (Travelling)
07:59
8 O. Kurasova Def. Rebound
07:48
8 S. Kaltsidou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
07:30
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8 O. Kurasova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz
6-5
07:29
6-8
07:08
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8 S. Kaltsidou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 C. Dumerc
8 O. Kurasova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Henry
06:44
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13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
8-8
06:40
10 L. Nicholls Steal
06:29
14 E. Ndongue Turnover (Bad Pass)
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8 O. Kurasova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 K. Honti
10-8
06:24
8 O. Kurasova Foul drawn
06:19
7 E. Miyem Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:19
Substitution: 8 S. Kaltsidou out,
10 P. Krawczyk in
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8 O. Kurasova Free throw MADE(1/1)
11-8
06:19
13 A. Henry Def. Rebound
05:59
10 P. Krawczyk 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
15 A. Cruz Turnover (Out of bounds)
05:51
05:50
11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 C. Dumerc
10 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound
05:47
9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 O. Kurasova
05:39
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13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
13-8
05:34
15 A. Cruz Steal
05:09
14 E. Ndongue Turnover (Bad Pass)
15 A. Cruz Turnover (Out of bounds)
04:31
Substitution: 8 O. Kurasova out,
9 Q. Casas in
04:31
13-10
04:24
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11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
6 K. Honti Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:24
11 C. Joens Foul drawn
13-11
04:24
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11 C. Joens Free throw MADE(1/1)
13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 Q. Casas
04:06
6 K. Honti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 A. Henry
04:01
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15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
15-11
03:50
10 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
03:30
11 C. Joens Foul drawn
Substitution: 10 L. Nicholls out,
8 O. Kurasova in
03:30
03:30
Substitution: 14 E. Ndongue out,
13 S. Skrba in
03:18
9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 E. Miyem
03:12
13 S. Skrba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 E. Miyem
13 A. Henry Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
03:08
7 E. Miyem Foul drawn
15-12
03:08
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7 E. Miyem Free throw MADE(1/2)
15-13
03:08
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7 E. Miyem Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:08
Substitution: 10 P. Krawczyk out,
8 S. Kaltsidou in
6 K. Honti 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 Q. Casas
02:51
9 Q. Casas Foul drawn
02:44
8 S. Kaltsidou Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
15 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:43
8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
15-15
02:26
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8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
6 K. Honti Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:26
8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
Substitution: 6 K. Honti out,
7 C. Bermejo Moreno in
02:26
15-16
02:26
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8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw MADE(1/1)
8 O. Kurasova Foul drawn
02:09
7 E. Miyem Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
02:09
Substitution: 7 E. Miyem out,
14 E. Ndongue in
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8 O. Kurasova Free throw MADE(1/2)
16-16
02:09
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8 O. Kurasova Free throw MADE(2/2)
17-16
02:09
01:54
8 S. Kaltsidou Turnover (Travelling)
8 O. Kurasova Offensive Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
8 O. Kurasova Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:46
11 C. Joens Foul drawn
01:46
Substitution: 9 C. Dumerc out,
4 R. Bernies in
01:33
11 C. Joens Turnover (Travelling)
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13 A. Henry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
19-16
01:13
7 C. Bermejo Moreno Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
00:51
8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
19-17
00:51
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8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw MADE(1/2)
19-18
00:51
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8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw MADE(2/2)
7 C. Bermejo Moreno 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:49
14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
00:33
11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 S. Skrba
9 Q. Casas Steal
00:29
13 S. Skrba Turnover (Bad Pass)
8 O. Kurasova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:01
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
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