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Group:  C | 31.10.2012, 19:00h
Group:  C | 31.10.2012, 19:00h
83-77
25 - 1414 - 2024 - 2620 - 17
25 - 1414 - 2024 - 2620 - 17
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Gili Cohen (ISR), Florin Grigoras (ROU), Alakbar Hasanov (AZE)

GAME REPORT


UMMC Beat Resilient Novi Zagreb

Diana Taurasi (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Diana Taurasi's 25 points were needed by UMMC Ekaterinburg as Novi Zagreb proved to be a tough opponent for 40 minutes

UMMC Ekaterinburg didn't set the world on fire with their first performance of the 2012-13 EuroLeague Women campaign but held on to beat Novi Zagreb in Russia on Wednesday afternoon.

Newcomer Diana Taurasi, who helped fire UMMC's rivals Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje to European titles in 2007, '08, '09 and '10 and spent the last two seasons playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce and then Galatasaray, had 25 points for Ekaterinburg as they beat Novi Zagreb, 83-77.

Sandra Mandir, just a couple of months removed from making her Olympic debut with Croatia, led a spirited Zagreb attack with 20 points but Olaf Lange's squad prevailed in the Group C game.

UMMC went in front by 16 points in the first half but their opponents from Croatia fought back and twice pulled level early in the third quarter.

Courtney Vandersloot's three-pointer knotted the game for the second time at 43-43.

Taurasi went to the other end and put the hosts back in front with a three-ball of her own.

She finished three of eight from behind the arc and seven of 13 overall from the field.

Playing just one day after the announcement that Ekaterinburg would serve as hosts for this season's Final Eight, the Russians made hard work of it the rest of the way against Zagreb.

They only led 63-60 going into last frame following a jumper by Latoya Williams for Zagreb.

Sandrine Gruda caught a pass from Anna Petrakova and made a jumper to start the last period for UMMC.

Petrakova then fed Taurasi on a fast-break and the USA international nailed a jump shot.

Gruda capped the 6-0 run with another jumper, this time after a pass from Taurasi, as Ekaterinburg established control.

A three-point play by Mirna Mazic reduced the UMMC advantage to four points with less than two minutes to go but they got no closer.

Russia's Olympic forward Petrakova was outstanding on her EuroLeague Women bow with UMMC, scoring 14 points and corralling 10 rebounds.

Silva Dominguez, a EuroLeague Women winner the past two seasons with Perfumerias Avenida and Ros Casares, played 25 minutes and had 12 points with three assists for UMMC.

COACH AND PLAYER QUOTES


Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Novi Zagreb

UMMC head coach Olaf Lange
"Obviously the best thing about the game is the result. I am happy that we started the EuroLeague Women campaign on a positive note. Still we have a lot of room for improvement especially in defense. We must work hard to shut down the opponent's fast breaks and overcome the counter attacks. One of our problems is few points in the opponent's zone. Now we face a period of team building and it's normal that we play one game really good and another one not so well."

UMMC guard Diana Taurasi
"As the coach has already said we have improvements to make. It is good that we won the game, but it is also evident that we still have some weak points to work on."

Novi Zagreb head coach Vladimir Ivankovic
"I would like congratulate UMMC for the victory. If someone had told me before the game that we will lose by 6 points, I would sigh with relief. My players demonstrated a good game full of heart and energy. I am sorry that we could not upset Ekaterinburg, but it is quite difficult to win a team of 12 superb players. You need to have a lot of heart and luck to do it. We made a few mistakes in the last quarter, but even if UMMC was the leader for the whole game, we were very close. It fills me with energy and confidence before out next game."

Novi Zagreb player Courtney Vandersloot
"UMMC has a lot of high-quality and skilled players but we showed a good team game. In order to win we had to confuse their tactic combinations, but unfortunately we could not do it. On the other hand we demonstrated a good game of our level and it makes me glad."

Box Score

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
23
1/6
16.7
0/2
0.0
1/4
25.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
3
1
0
1
2
1
-4
3
6
25
3/7
42.9
0/1
0.0
3/6
50.0
3/4
75.0
0
1
1
3
4
1
0
4
3
4
12
*7
26
6/14
42.9
6/14
42.9
0/0
0.0
5/10
50.0
2
2
4
1
0
2
0
0
6
0
17
13
19
3/5
60.0
3/5
60.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
3
3
6
2
3
2
1
1
1
-3
6
*14
21
1/4
25.0
1/2
50.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
2
2
0
0
2
0
1
0
6
2
15
18
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
2
3
4
1
2
0
2
0
7
2
*21
26
5/11
45.5
2/7
28.6
3/4
75.0
1/2
50.0
4
6
10
5
1
0
0
0
3
1
14
22
9
1/4
25.0
1/2
50.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
2
*32
33
7/13
53.8
4/5
80.0
3/8
37.5
8/8
100.0
0
8
8
7
2
1
2
2
5
7
25
TEAM/Coach
0
0
0
1
0
TOTAL
28/66
42.4
18/40
45.0
10/26
38.5
17/24
70.8
11
27
38
25
13
10
4
12
19
83

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
39
7/17
41.2
6/11
54.5
1/6
16.7
5/5
100.0
1
7
8
7
6
2
1
2
4
-6
20
5
14
0/2
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
2/4
50.0
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
2
2
3
2
*7
37
6/12
50.0
3/6
50.0
3/6
50.0
0/0
0.0
3
7
10
4
5
2
0
2
1
-6
15
8
10
2/4
50.0
2/4
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
9
4
12
2
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
*13
28
7/16
43.8
7/16
43.8
0/0
0.0
1/1
100.0
2
2
4
1
0
0
0
3
2
-15
15
14
22
5/7
71.4
5/7
71.4
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
3
3
0
1
0
0
2
0
4
10
*15
20
1/5
20.0
1/4
25.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
2
2
0
2
2
0
3
1
-10
2
*22
27
3/10
30.0
2/7
28.6
1/3
33.3
2/2
100.0
4
2
6
6
2
1
0
4
2
-9
9
TEAM/Coach
1
1
2
0
0
TOTAL
31/73
42.5
26/57
45.6
5/16
31.3
10/12
83.3
12
25
37
19
17
8
1
19
12
77

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

42.4%

28/66
FG
M/A

42.5%

31/73

45.0%

18/40
FG2P
M/A

45.6%

26/57

38.5%

10/26
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

70.8%

17/24
FT
M/A

83.3%

10/12

38

11/27
RT
RO/RD

37

12/25

25

AS

19

13

TO

17

10

ST

8

4

BS

1

12

PF

19

83

Pts

77

PLAY BY PLAY

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

UMMC EKATERINBURG

vs

NOVI ZAGREB

09:44
4 S. Mandir 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 S. Mandir
7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
09:38
22 C. Vandersloot 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:16
13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
09:01
4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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21 A. Petrakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 O. Arteshina

3-0

08:48
4 O. Arteshina Block
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
08:25
7 M. Vrdoljak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
21 A. Petrakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:18
4 S. Mandir Def. Rebound
4 O. Arteshina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:10
4 S. Mandir Foul drawn

3-1

08:10
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4 S. Mandir Free throw MADE(1/2)

3-2

08:10
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4 S. Mandir Free throw MADE(2/2)
14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:56
7 M. Vrdoljak Def. Rebound
21 A. Petrakova Def. Rebound
07:47
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

5-2

07:40

5-4

07:31
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22 C. Vandersloot 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 S. Mandir
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32 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

7-4

07:12

7-7

06:56
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7 M. Vrdoljak 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 22 C. Vandersloot
7 S. Gruda Foul drawn
06:30
15 L. Williams Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 A. Petrakova
06:20
21 A. Petrakova Foul drawn
06:17
4 S. Mandir Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
4 O. Arteshina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:07
4 S. Mandir Def. Rebound
05:47
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 22 C. Vandersloot
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
05:44
22 C. Vandersloot 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

9-7

05:37

9-10

05:27
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4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
4 O. Arteshina Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:02
7 M. Vrdoljak Steal
14 D. Nolan Steal
04:58
7 M. Vrdoljak Turnover (Bad Pass)
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21 A. Petrakova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

12-10

04:55
Substitution: 32 D. Taurasi out,
6 S. Dominguez in
04:51
Substitution: 21 A. Petrakova out,
13 C. Parker in
04:51
7 S. Gruda Steal
04:41
7 M. Vrdoljak Turnover (Ball Handling)
13 C. Parker Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:34

12-12

04:24
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13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 22 C. Vandersloot
7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 C. Parker
04:03
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

14-12

03:59
Substitution: 4 O. Arteshina out,
15 T. Popova in
03:42
Timeout
03:42
03:34
4 S. Mandir Turnover (Bad Pass)
13 C. Parker Foul drawn
03:24
4 S. Mandir Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
Substitution: 7 S. Gruda out,
22 E. Kobryn in
03:23
Turnover (24 secs)
03:10
Substitution: 14 D. Nolan out,
32 D. Taurasi in
03:07
15 T. Popova Steal
02:49
7 M. Vrdoljak Turnover (Bad Pass)
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32 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 T. Popova

16-12

02:44
13 C. Parker Block
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
02:29
4 S. Mandir 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
15 T. Popova Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:21
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
02:10
22 C. Vandersloot 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
02:02
22 C. Vandersloot Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
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6 S. Dominguez Free throw MADE(1/2)

17-12

02:02
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6 S. Dominguez Free throw MADE(2/2)

18-12

02:02
01:50
15 L. Williams 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 22 C. Vandersloot
01:46
22 C. Vandersloot 2PtsFG (Tip-in) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Mazic
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
01:43
13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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22 E. Kobryn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez

20-12

01:38
22 E. Kobryn Def. Rebound
01:24
15 L. Williams 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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32 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 T. Popova

23-12

01:14
01:01
7 M. Vrdoljak 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 22 C. Vandersloot

23-14

00:45
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13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 22 C. Vandersloot
32 D. Taurasi Foul drawn
00:28
22 C. Vandersloot Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
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32 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(1/2)

24-14

00:28
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32 D. Taurasi Free throw MADE(2/2)

25-14

00:28
00:08
15 L. Williams Turnover (Ball Handling)
6 S. Dominguez 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:03
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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