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Group:  C | 29.01.2014, 20:30h
Group:  C | 29.01.2014, 20:30h
71-66
20 - 177 - 1615 - 1529 - 18
20 - 177 - 1615 - 1529 - 18
Venue: Zagreb (CRO) |
Spectators: 300 |
Referees: Maja Vukanovic (SRB), Anne Panther (GER), Andrada Monika Csender (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Novi Zagreb Snatch A Play-Off Lifeline

Milica Dabovic (WBC Novi Zagreb)
Milica Dabovic kept the WBC Novi Zagreb playoff dream alive and kicking with a team-high 19 points

The play-off dream of WBC Novi Zagreb lives on after they squeezed past CCC Polkowice 71-66 to claim only their second EuroLeague Women Group C victory of the season.

The Croatian side had to show some real mental toughness after trailing by double-digits in the third quarter, before keeping their heads and executing in a nerve-wracking finale.

There was nothing much between the teams in the first quarter, before CCC Polkowice grabbed the momentum by reducing the hosts to just seven points in the second period to lead 33-27 at the break.

Things deteriorated further for Novi Zagreb when they fell 48-36 behind, but they managed to retain hope and eight points in a row without reply gave them a renewed impetus.

With the game locked at 57 heading down the stretch, Zagreb moved six points clear at 63-57, but with 30 seconds left, they were hanging on when Belinda Snell sunk a trey to trim their lead to a solitary point.

However, Milica Dabovic subsequently kept her cool from the foul line and grabbed the last of five precious steals to seal the deal. The Serbian playmaker also added 19 points and five assists.

Luca Ivankovic meanwhile was clinical in the paint with an efficient 15 points.

The loss was particularly tough on Magdalena Leciejewska who plundered 18 points and eight rebounds for Polkowice.

COACH AND PLAYER QUOTES


Quotes: WBC Novi Zagreb vs. CCC Polkowice

 Player Milica Dabovic
"We started the game very concentrated. We couldn't lose anything in this game. We fought until the end. We had problems with their zone defence, but when the team fights it is easy to play and win some games."

WBC Novi Zagreb Head Coach Vladimir Ivankovic
"Congratulations to all my players. They showed extremely big heart and pride today. Key point of the game was when we started to play with more aggression when Polkowice had a 12-point lead. Polkowice still have the advantage because they won by nine points in Polkowice. But we will fight till the very end. This is a big step towards the play offs." 

CCC Polkowice Head Coach Jacek Winnicki
"We lead most of the game, but at the end we lost concetration and we let Zagreb win."

CCC Polkowice Player Jelena Skerovic
"In the second half we had a lot of turnovers and a bad reaction to the zone defence which was the key of the game."

Box Score

WBC 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
*5
28
4/8
50.0
4/6
66.7
0/2
0.0
3/3
100.0
0
1
1
5
3
1
0
3
3
19
11
6
14
2/2
100.0
2/2
100.0
0/0
0.0
0/1
0.0
0
2
2
0
0
2
0
1
1
16
4
*9
37
4/9
44.4
3/7
42.9
1/2
50.0
1/2
50.0
3
3
6
1
2
0
0
4
1
5
10
10
2
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
-8
0
11
2
0/1
0.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
-1
0
12
13
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
0
1
1
2
3
0
0
1
1
-9
0
*14
27
7/10
70.0
7/9
77.8
0/1
0.0
1/2
50.0
2
5
7
1
3
0
2
2
4
-10
15
*31
38
6/10
60.0
4/6
66.7
2/4
50.0
5/5
100.0
2
2
4
5
7
5
0
1
4
5
19
*44
39
4/15
26.7
3/11
27.3
1/4
25.0
3/4
75.0
4
3
7
1
2
1
0
3
3
8
12
TEAM/Coach
1
1
2
0
0
TOTAL
27/55
49.1
23/42
54.8
4/13
30.8
13/17
76.5
12
18
30
15
21
11
2
15
18
71

CCC POLKOWICE

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
36
7/17
41.2
6/11
54.5
1/6
16.7
2/5
40.0
1
4
5
4
7
0
0
4
7
-5
17
*5
18
1/5
20.0
1/4
25.0
0/1
0.0
0/0
0.0
1
1
2
0
2
0
0
1
0
-6
2
*7
34
3/9
33.3
1/4
25.0
2/5
40.0
0/0
0.0
3
2
5
0
3
1
0
3
2
-14
8
*10
33
3/6
50.0
2/4
50.0
1/2
50.0
0/0
0.0
3
1
4
8
5
2
0
2
2
-7
7
12
22
3/6
50.0
3/6
50.0
0/0
0.0
0/0
0.0
4
3
7
0
2
0
2
5
0
10
6
*15
35
8/11
72.7
8/9
88.9
0/2
0.0
2/2
100.0
3
5
8
0
1
1
0
3
1
-5
18
33
22
1/4
25.0
1/4
25.0
0/0
0.0
6/7
85.7
1
0
1
3
2
0
0
0
3
2
8
TEAM/Coach
1
1
2
1
0
TOTAL
26/58
44.8
22/42
52.4
4/16
25.0
10/14
71.4
17
17
34
15
23
4
2
18
15
66

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

49.1%

27/55
FG
M/A

44.8%

26/58

54.8%

23/42
FG2P
M/A

52.4%

22/42

30.8%

4/13
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

4/16

76.5%

13/17
FT
M/A

71.4%

10/14

30

12/18
RT
RO/RD

34

17/17

15

AS

15

21

TO

23

11

ST

4

2

BS

2

15

PF

18

71

Pts

66

PLAY BY PLAY

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

WBC NOVI ZAGREB

vs

CCC POLKOWICE

31 M. Dabovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
09:53
09:42
7 B. Snell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 B. Snell

0-2

09:40
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7 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
44 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 44 J. Ivezic
09:22
31 M. Dabovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
09:17
15 M. Leciejewska Steal
09:02
4 V. Musina Turnover (Ball Handling)
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5 E. Babkina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 31 M. Dabovic

2-2

08:58
14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
08:39
5 T. Oblak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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9 E. Komplet 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Babkina

4-2

08:23

4-4

08:01
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15 M. Leciejewska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Skerovic
14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:40
7 B. Snell Def. Rebound
14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
07:40
10 J. Skerovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Babkina

6-4

07:23
06:44
7 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 B. Snell
14 L. Ivankovic Block
06:41
7 B. Snell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
06:32
15 M. Leciejewska 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
5 E. Babkina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:13
5 T. Oblak Def. Rebound
31 M. Dabovic Def. Rebound
06:03
4 V. Musina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
44 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 44 J. Ivezic
05:55
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14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE

8-4

05:37
14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
05:14
4 V. Musina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
31 M. Dabovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:06

8-6

04:47
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15 M. Leciejewska 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 V. Musina
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9 E. Komplet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

11-6

04:33

11-8

04:14
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15 M. Leciejewska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Skerovic
5 E. Babkina 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Ivankovic
03:52
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14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE

13-8

03:50
Def. Rebound
03:29
4 V. Musina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:27
Substitution: 15 M. Leciejewska out,
12 A. Majewska in
14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 31 M. Dabovic
03:02
44 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Ivankovic
02:57
14 L. Ivankovic Foul drawn
02:52
4 V. Musina Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
Timeout
02:52
14 L. Ivankovic Turnover (Bad Pass)
02:45
10 J. Skerovic Steal

13-11

02:40
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7 B. Snell 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Skerovic
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44 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

15-11

02:23
9 E. Komplet Def. Rebound
02:09
5 T. Oblak 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
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31 M. Dabovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE

17-11

02:02
14 L. Ivankovic Block
01:36
12 A. Majewska 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Majewska
01:20
Turnover (24 secs)
01:29
Substitution: 10 J. Skerovic out,
33 M. Skorek in
31 M. Dabovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:17
12 A. Majewska Def. Rebound

17-13

01:02
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33 M. Skorek 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
31 M. Dabovic Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:53

17-15

00:49
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4 V. Musina 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
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44 J. Ivezic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE

20-15

00:33

20-17

00:13
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4 V. Musina 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
14 L. Ivankovic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:03
4 V. Musina Def. Rebound
QUARTER 1Q 1
QUARTER 2Q 2
QUARTER 3Q 3
QUARTER 4Q 4

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