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24.03.2013, 19:00h
24.03.2013, 19:00h
82-56
26 - 1113 - 1327 - 2016 - 12
26 - 1113 - 1327 - 2016 - 12
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Uros Obrknezevic (SRB), Tomislav Hordov (CRO)

UMMC Crowned 2013 Champions

24.03.2013
EUROLEAGUE WOMEN
7. Sandrine Gruda (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Sandrine Gruda was a dominant presence under the basket for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the final

Turning Point: From the moment a fired-up Diana Taurasi threw a three-quarter court pass to Candace Parker to make it 8-0 in the favour of UMMC Ekaterinburg, it always was going to be a long night for Fenerbahce who found themselves on the wrong end of a woeful 17-2 start to the game.

Game Heroes: Candace Parker and Sandrine Gruda both produced great performances. Parker finished with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds, whilst the latter harvested 19 points and eight rebounds.

Stats Don't Lie: UMMC Ekaterinburg shot at an eye-popping 72% from the field during the first five minutes and dished up 10 assists in the first quarter alone, to underline just how hot they were from the tip-off and why Fenerbahce couldn't stem the tide. Fenerbahce were also 1-for-11 from three-point range and on a night they needed to make some outside shots, Cappie Pondexter was 0-for-14 from the field.

The EuroLeague Women Final Eight hosts UMMC Ekaterinburg ended a decade-long wait to be crowned champions as in excess of 5,000 jubilant fans celebrated a dazzling 82-56 success against Fenerbahce.

Overwhelming favourites throughout the season, the star-laden roster of UMMC Ekaterinburg finally delivered against expectation, crucially settling any early nerves with a blistering start to leave the hopes of their Turkish opponent hanging by a thread within a matter of minutes.

Diana Taurasi opened the scoring against her former club and was soon pumping her fist in animated fashion to highlight the focus and determination of the home favourites to come out on top.

They were on-fire during a one-sided first quarter which had Fenerbahce on the ropes and almost on the canvas, as UMMC romped into a 26-11 lead. Moving the ball with real purpose, playing with great energy and fluidity, they looked like a team who believed it was their destiny to top the podium.

At times during the first-half, UMMC were like a runaway train, the worries of Fenerbahce being compounded midway through the second quarter,when the influential Anastasiya Verameyenka picked up a third foul.

The Belarus national team center had barely taken her seat on the bench when Taurasi buried another triple to make it 32-13 and all but extinguish the hopes of Fenerbahce.

However, the Istanbul club did keep their feint hopes alive with an 11-5 run to narrow the gap, but a score by Sandrine Gruda just before the half-time buzzer made it 39-24 to UMMC.

Ivana Matovic continued to lead the Fenerbahce resistance early in the third quarter with three baskets in a row, but UMMC turned up the heat once again with a 9-0 run to make it 54-30.

Angel McCoughtry then began to grow in influence for Fenerbahce alongside Matovic and the duo helped Fenerbahce to potentially get back into the game 68-53, holding the hosts to just two points in five minutes.

But, the damage had already been done due to the early capitulation and there was to be no way back, as UMMC eased their way to the title.

It meant a third consecutive EuroLeague Women winners medal with a third different club for Spanish playmaker Silvia Dominguez who joined a select number of athletes in any sport to accomplish the feat in a continental club competition.

"It's amazing but I think I was just in the right place at the right moment each year," said a modest Dominguez.

"I am just fortunate to be in these teams with great rosters.

"We didn't expect the kind of start we had, but we have to say it was almost perfect in the first quarter for us.

"Now I play for UMMC on the same court as where I won two years ago, it was nice to win the title in front of all these home fans."

One more reason for the UMMC fans to celebrate the evening which will live long in the memory, was that there was even time for the UMMC mascot to successfully propose to his girlfriend on the court at half-time, ahead of a party which was set to last long into the night.

 

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
11
1/2
50.0
1/1
100.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
3
4
0
1
1
1
2
0
-1
2
5
22
2/7
28.6
1/4
25.0
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0
3
3
5
0
1
0
2
0
15
5
*6
18
2/2
100.0
1/1
100.0
1/1
100.0
0/0
0.0
0
4
4
2
3
0
0
1
2
11
5
*7
32
9/13
69.2
9/13
69.2
0/0
0.0
1/2
50.0
1
7
8
2
2
1
1
0
3
23
19
9
10
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
3/4
75.0
2
3
5
0
3
0
0
3
2
-5
5
11
2
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
*13
35
11/18
61.1
11/17
64.7
0/1
0.0
2/3
66.7
3
8
11
5
0
0
2
0
3
28
24
*14
30
3/10
30.0
3/9
33.3
0/1
0.0
2/2
100.0
0
2
2
6
2
4
0
1
3
28
8
15
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
1
0
21
2
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
*32
37
4/12
33.3
2/3
66.7
2/9
22.2
4/4
100.0
0
5
5
5
3
0
0
2
1
24
14
TEAM/Coach
0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL
33/67
49.3
29/51
56.9
4/16
25.0
12/15
80.0
7
36
43
25
14
8
4
12
14
82

FENERBAHCE

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
5
23
3/9
33.3
2/5
40.0
1/4
25.0
2/2
100.0
0
3
3
1
4
1
0
1
2
-6
9
*7
29
0/3
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
-31
0
9
5
0/2
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
*11
22
0/3
0.0
0/2
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
4
4
0
0
0
0
3
0
-13
0
12
11
1/3
33.3
1/3
33.3
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
2
1
-1
2
*15
37
11/15
73.3
11/15
73.3
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
3
4
0
2
1
0
3
0
-30
22
21
2
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
-1
0
*23
35
0/14
0.0
0/12
0.0
0/2
0.0
1/2
50.0
1
4
5
4
2
1
0
3
3
-25
1
*35
38
9/21
42.9
9/20
45.0
0/1
0.0
4/7
57.1
2
5
7
3
4
5
1
2
6
-25
22
TEAM/Coach
0
1
1
0
1
TOTAL
24/70
34.3
23/59
39.0
1/11
9.1
7/11
63.6
7
22
29
9
12
9
1
15
12
56

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

49.3%

33/67
FG
M/A

34.3%

24/70

56.9%

29/51
FG2P
M/A

39.0%

23/59

25.0%

4/16
FG3P
M/A

9.1%

1/11

80.0%

12/15
FT
M/A

63.6%

7/11

43

7/36
RT
RO/RD

29

7/22

25

AS

9

14

TO

12

8

ST

9

4

BS

1

12

PF

15

82

Pts

56

PLAY BY PLAY

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

UMMC EKATERINBURG

vs

FENERBAHCE

14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
09:45
11 A. Verameyenka Def. Rebound
14 D. Nolan Steal
09:31
35 A. McCoughtry Turnover (Ball Handling)
6 S. Dominguez Foul drawn
09:25
11 A. Verameyenka Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
7 S. Gruda Foul drawn
09:09
15 I. Matovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
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32 D. Taurasi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

2-0

09:02
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
08:44
15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nolan

4-0

08:33
08:16
35 A. McCoughtry Turnover (Out of bounds)
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14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 C. Parker

6-0

07:53
32 D. Taurasi Def. Rebound
07:37
23 C. Pondexter 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

8-0

07:30
Timeout
07:28
7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
07:18
7 B. Vardarli 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:12
23 C. Pondexter Def. Rebound
6 S. Dominguez Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:06
23 C. Pondexter Foul drawn

8-2

07:00
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15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 C. Pondexter
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

10-2

06:43
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
06:30
35 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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6 S. Dominguez 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 S. Gruda

13-2

06:19
7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
06:02
23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:50
15 I. Matovic Def. Rebound
13 C. Parker Block
6 S. Dominguez Def. Rebound
05:34
15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
6 S. Dominguez Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:28
35 A. McCoughtry Steal
14 D. Nolan Steal
05:25
35 A. McCoughtry Turnover (Bad Pass)
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 14 D. Nolan

15-2

05:19
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
04:59
11 A. Verameyenka 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 S. Dominguez

17-2

04:43
6 S. Dominguez Def. Rebound
04:29
23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
7 S. Gruda 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:14
Def. Rebound
Substitution: 6 S. Dominguez out,
5 A. Jekabsone in
04:09

17-4

03:56
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15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
14 D. Nolan Turnover (Out of bounds)
03:41
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
03:22
35 A. McCoughtry 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 32 D. Taurasi

19-4

03:00
7 S. Gruda Def. Rebound
02:46
11 A. Verameyenka 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
14 D. Nolan 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
02:36
23 C. Pondexter Def. Rebound
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
02:29
23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Jekabsone

21-4

02:17
Timeout
02:16
Substitution: 7 S. Gruda out,
9 Q. Hollingsworth in
02:16
02:16
Substitution: 11 A. Verameyenka out,
12 I. Kublina in
14 D. Nolan Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:04
35 A. McCoughtry Foul drawn

21-5

02:04
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35 A. McCoughtry Free throw MADE(1/2)
13 C. Parker Def. Rebound
02:04
35 A. McCoughtry Free throw missed(2/2)
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32 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Jekabsone

24-5

01:50

24-7

01:28
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15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
5 A. Jekabsone 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:08
35 A. McCoughtry Def. Rebound

24-9

00:42
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15 I. Matovic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
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13 C. Parker 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE

26-9

00:28
00:11
23 C. Pondexter 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 I. Kublina

26-11

00:05
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12 I. Kublina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
32 D. Taurasi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:00
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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