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Group:  C | 19.12.2012, 18:00h
Group:  C | 19.12.2012, 18:00h
70-101
17 - 3018 - 2718 - 2617 - 18
17 - 3018 - 2718 - 2617 - 18
Venue: Zagreb (CRO) |
Spectators: 400 |
Referees: Petar Denkovski (MKD), Damir Kunosic (BIH), Anne Panther (GER)

GAME REPORT


Stepanova Returns As UMMC Rout Zagreb

11. Maria Stepanova (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Maria Stepanova played 11 minutes in her EuroLeague Women comeback

Having made her return to action in the Russian League last weekend, veteran star Maria Stepanova was back on a EuroLeague Women duty once again as UMMC Ekaterinburg swept their way to a 101-70 Group C success at Novi Zagreb.

The tournament favourites racked up the highest tally of the competition so far this season and became the first to register a three-digit score in a one-sided encounter, to remain unbeaten after seven games.

But, it will be the handful of minutes for Stepanova which will bring most cheer for the orange army of Ekat fans back home, many of whom watched in utter dismay in March of this year when she sustained an ACL injury at the Final Eight in Istanbul.

The margin of victory could probably have been even greater for the Russian side had they not eased up during the closing stages although it was to be expected after giving another awesome display of their power and depth.

Anete Jekabsone and Diana Taurasi impressed in the backcourt as they sunk eight triples between them, with the latter also handing out seven assists.

Whilst in the paint, Candace Parker and Sandrine Gruda were certainly on song and went 12-of-16 under the basket to provide yet more headaches for the home side.

Perhaps mindful of their distinctly lacklustre offering against Novi Zagreb earlier in the campaign, this time around there was no room for any criticism as Ekat opened up with a 30-17 first quarter to lay the tone and that pattern continued.

Mirna Mazic had 17 points and eight rebounds in defeat.

COACH AND PLAYER QUOTES


Quotes Novi Zagreb vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg

UMMC head coach Olaf Lange:
"I'm much happier than after the first game we played against Novi Zagreb. The first time we weren't prepared for the zone. We prepared this time and we showed up for this game. We were solid. This is the strongest team I have coached, much like a WNBA team."

UMMC player Anete Jekabsone:
"Pretty easy game for us. In the beginning they played good defense. Afterwards we picked up and the end result represents what the game looked like."

Novi Zagreb head coach Vladimir Ivankovic:
"We played well for 17 minutes of the game. It was tough after that. Nothing we didn't expect though, since we expected nothing less from a team such as UMMC Ekaterinburg. The next four rounds are very crucial for us. We are hoping to win some games and to make it to the next round. If that doesn't happen - it won't be a tragedy."

Novi Zagreb Leilani Mitchel:
"We didn't play all that well. There were too many mistakes made. UMMC is one of the best teams in the world. We are getting better. We just need to pick up the improvement phase since we are playing important games after New Year's."

Box Score

NOVI ZAGREB

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
32
6/15
40.0
3/7
42.9
3/8
37.5
2/2
100.0
0
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
1
-22
17
5
12
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1/2
50.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
-23
1
*6
33
4/10
40.0
3/6
50.0
1/4
25.0
2/2
100.0
0
1
1
3
2
3
0
3
4
-22
11
*7
26
0/6
0.0
0/5
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
2
2
4
1
4
5
0
2
2
-28
0
8
10
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
-22
2
10
6
1/1
100.0
1/1
100.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
-3
2
11
4
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
12
4
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
*13
38
6/11
54.5
6/11
54.5
0/0
0.0
5/6
83.3
3
5
8
1
3
1
0
3
5
-21
17
*15
32
7/13
53.8
7/12
58.3
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
2
5
7
1
3
4
0
2
1
-19
14
21
3
1/1
100.0
1/1
100.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
TEAM/Coach
4
0
4
3
0
TOTAL
27/63
42.9
23/49
46.9
4/14
28.6
12/15
80.0
11
16
27
10
18
13
0
16
16
70

UMMC EKATERINBURG

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
17
5/8
62.5
3/5
60.0
2/3
66.7
0/1
0.0
4
1
5
2
1
0
0
1
2
-8
12
5
19
4/9
44.4
0/2
0.0
4/7
57.1
2/2
100.0
0
3
3
2
2
0
0
0
3
9
14
*6
29
2/5
40.0
2/2
100.0
0/3
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
4
4
4
2
0
0
2
1
25
6
*7
16
7/9
77.8
7/9
77.8
0/0
0.0
0/1
0.0
1
3
4
1
0
2
1
1
2
20
14
9
15
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
2
3
5
1
5
0
1
2
1
21
2
11
11
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
1/2
50.0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
-3
3
*13
15
5/7
71.4
5/7
71.4
0/0
0.0
3/3
100.0
4
4
8
2
3
3
0
0
3
18
13
*14
21
4/7
57.1
1/2
50.0
3/5
60.0
0/0
0.0
1
2
3
5
1
2
0
2
0
33
11
15
10
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
1
1
2
0
3
0
3
2
21
14
2/4
50.0
2/2
100.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
1
2
0
1
0
0
1
1
2
4
22
9
2/3
66.7
2/3
66.7
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
1
2
2
0
0
0
2
0
4
4
*32
24
6/11
54.5
2/4
50.0
4/7
57.1
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
7
2
2
1
2
2
31
16
TEAM/Coach
2
4
6
1
0
TOTAL
40/71
56.3
27/44
61.4
13/27
48.1
8/11
72.7
16
28
44
27
20
11
4
16
16
101

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

TOP PERFORMERS

ACCUMULATED STATS

42.9%

27/63
FG
M/A

56.3%

40/71

46.9%

23/49
FG2P
M/A

61.4%

27/44

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

48.1%

13/27

80.0%

12/15
FT
M/A

72.7%

8/11

27

11/16
RT
RO/RD

44

16/28

10

AS

27

18

TO

20

13

ST

11

0

BS

4

16

PF

16

70

Pts

101

PLAY BY PLAY

QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4
NOVI ZAGREB
vs
UMMC EKATERINBURG
0-2
09:54
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nolan
4 S. Mandir Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:41
14 D. Nolan Steal
0-4
09:37
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14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 C. Parker
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 M. Vrdoljak
09:19
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:14
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
15 L. Williams Steal
09:05
13 C. Parker Turnover (Bad Pass)
6 L. Mitchell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 L. Williams
08:49
7 M. Vrdoljak 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:44
14 D. Nolan Def. Rebound
0-6
08:39
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi
Team Turnover (24 secs)
08:14
13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
08:01
32 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
6 L. Mitchell Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:48
7 S. Gruda Steal
07:38
32 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
0-8
07:36
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE
13 M. Mazic Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:21
13 C. Parker Steal
7 M. Vrdoljak Steal
07:18
13 C. Parker Turnover (Bad Pass)
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15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
2-8
07:12
7 M. Vrdoljak Steal
07:02
13 C. Parker Turnover (Bad Pass)
7 M. Vrdoljak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
06:58
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4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 M. Vrdoljak
5-8
06:52
7 M. Vrdoljak Steal
06:45
6 S. Dominguez Turnover (Bad Pass)
15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:25
6 S. Dominguez Def. Rebound
15 L. Williams Steal
06:21
6 S. Dominguez Turnover (Bad Pass)
7 M. Vrdoljak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: Team
06:14
32 D. Taurasi Block
Timeout
06:14
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13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
7-8
06:07
05:47
7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
13 M. Mazic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
05:47
13 C. Parker Foul drawn
7-9
05:47
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13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(1/2)
7-10
05:47
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13 C. Parker Free throw MADE(2/2)
4 S. Mandir Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:28
7 S. Gruda Steal
05:22
13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
7-12
05:13
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32 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 C. Parker
4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:56
Team Def. Rebound
04:35
6 S. Dominguez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
7-14
04:32
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
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4 S. Mandir 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Mitchell
9-14
04:18
6 L. Mitchell Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
04:11
32 D. Taurasi Foul drawn
04:09
Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
5 A. Jekabsone in
04:09
Substitution: 13 C. Parker out,
22 E. Kobryn in
04:06
5 A. Jekabsone 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 S. Gruda
9-16
03:59
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22 E. Kobryn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
7 M. Vrdoljak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Mazic
03:42
13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
03:39
22 E. Kobryn Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
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13 M. Mazic Free throw MADE(1/2)
10-16
03:39
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13 M. Mazic Free throw MADE(2/2)
11-16
03:39
11-18
03:24
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32 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
13 M. Mazic Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:12
14 D. Nolan Steal
13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
03:06
14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
6 L. Mitchell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:57
5 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
15 L. Williams Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:53
5 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
Timeout
02:53
11-20
02:37
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:13
7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
13 M. Mazic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
02:09
7 S. Gruda Foul drawn
7 M. Vrdoljak Steal
02:01
32 D. Taurasi Turnover (Bad Pass)
6 L. Mitchell Foul drawn
01:55
32 D. Taurasi Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
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6 L. Mitchell Free throw MADE(1/2)
12-20
01:55
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6 L. Mitchell Free throw MADE(2/2)
13-20
01:55
13-23
01:36
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14 D. Nolan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:23
5 A. Jekabsone Def. Rebound
6 L. Mitchell Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
01:22
5 A. Jekabsone Foul drawn
13-24
01:22
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5 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(1/2)
13-25
01:22
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5 A. Jekabsone Free throw MADE(2/2)
4 S. Mandir Foul drawn
01:11
14 D. Nolan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
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4 S. Mandir Free throw MADE(1/2)
14-25
01:11
6 L. Mitchell assist
01:11
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4 S. Mandir Free throw MADE(2/2)
15-25
01:11
15-27
01:01
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 22 E. Kobryn
15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 15 L. Williams
00:47
7 S. Gruda Block
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15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
17-27
00:42
17-30
00:32
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14 D. Nolan 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Gruda
6 L. Mitchell Foul drawn
00:23
14 D. Nolan Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:08
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
15 L. Williams Steal
00:03
32 D. Taurasi Turnover (Ball Handling)
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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