Cancel
14.02.2013, 18:00h
14.02.2013, 18:00h
62-68
18 - 1617 - 1315 - 1412 - 25
18 - 1617 - 1315 - 1412 - 25
Venue: Vologda (RUS) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Maja Vukanovic (SRB), Asa Jernmo (SWE), Konstantin Simonow (GER)

GAME REPORT


Toliver Takes Dynamo Moscow To Final

20. Kristi Toliver (Dynamo Moscow)
Kristi Toliver scored a personal season-best to lead Moscow to the EuroCup Women Final

A sensational last five minutes and a 28-point performance by Kristi Toliver propelled Dynamo Moscow to a 68-62 win at Chevakata and into the 2013 EuroCup Women Final.

Already leading by nine points courtesy of their 82-73 semi-final first-leg win, Dynamo had extended their lead in the tie to 15 points as they moved 12-6 ahead, although they were then placed under intense pressure by the home side for long periods.

With the game tied at 24-24, Chevakata began to turn the defensive screw and seriously tested the resilience of their opponents as they fired seven unanswered points which helped them into a 35-29 lead heading to the locker rooms at the interval.

Dynamo needed to find a way to get the well-shackled Crystal Langhorne into the game when they returned to the floor since their in-form forward was frustratingly scoreless due to some great defensive work by the hosts.

During the third quarter, the three-point shooting of Dynamo Moscow also continued to fail and, as they missed their seventh perimeter attempt in a row, Chevakata finally wiped out the arrears in style as Svetlana Makhlina drilled a three-ball to make it 46-37.

As the third quarter drew to a close, Langhorne finally made a couple of quick-fire baskets to compliment her hard work on the boards - although the visitors trailed 50-43, meaning the outcome still hung tantalisingly in the balance.

It set up a dramatic conclusion and with nothing to separate the clubs in the context of the tie with six minutes remaining at 56-47 to Chevakata, the visiting team suddenly exploded to post a devastating 21-6 run and power their into the Final.

Glory Johnson had her customary double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds for the losing team.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Chevakata vs. Dynamo Moscow

Chevakata head coach Dmitry Donskov:
"Hope never dies. I am not ashamed today at all. We played a good game, but let's be objective - Dynamo is better staffed. We did the same mistakes today as we did in Moscow, but the quality of the game was much higher today."

Chevakata player Victoria Solovyeva:
"We fought for the ball today, we had a great wish, but something prevented us from the win."

Dynamo Moscow head coach Vladimir Shtam:
"We played worse than we could. Chevakata had a good game and we understand that we have more ‘star' players in the team. But they are people. I admire Chevakata's head coach, he did a great job."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

42.4%

25/59
FG
M/A

42.4%

28/66

56.4%

22/39
FG2P
M/A

48.2%

27/56

15.0%

3/20
FG3P
M/A

10.0%

1/10

90.0%

9/10
FT
M/A

64.7%

11/17

32

10/22
RT
RO/RD

47

22/25

13

AS

7

16

TO

18

13

ST

9

2

BS

1

20

PF

17

62

Pts

68

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