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Group:  A | 01.12.2010, 18:00h
Group:  A | 01.12.2010, 18:00h
64-71
13 - 2515 - 1616 - 1220 - 18
13 - 2515 - 1616 - 1220 - 18
Venue: Kosice (SVK) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Florin Grigoras (ROU), Caslav Cukalovic (SRB), Markos Elias Michaelides (SUI)

GAME REPORT


Cras Right On The Mahoney At Kosice

Cras Basket Taranto strengthened their grip on first place in Group A of the EuroLeague Women with a 71-64 victory at Good Angels Kosice.

The Italians moved to 5-1 while Kosice lost for the second straight week and fell to 3-3.

Megan Mahoney and Elodie Godin provided a mean one-two punch for Taranto by pouring in 22 and 20 points, respectively.

Cras outscored Kosice 11-4 in a first-quarter stretch to lead 15-7.

A Mahoney three-ball increased the lead to 12 by the end of the first quarter and also ignited a 10-0 run that seemed to give the hosts a 32-13 stranglehold on the contest.

The lead was double digits until 22 seconds remained in the third quarter when Slovakia international Anna Jurcenkova's two free-throws reduced the deficit 53-44.

After baskets from Charde Houston and Candice Dupree early in the fourth, Kosice suddenly found themselves behind 55-51 and victory looked to be within their grasp.

Michelle Greco replied with a three-ball for Cras, though.

With 3:14 to go in the fourth, Good Angels' Lucia Kupcikova scored to cut the deficit to 63-59.

Mahoney's lay-up took the Cras lead back to six and they ended up with a seven-point triumph.

Dupree had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Kosice and Houston weighed in with 16 and nine.

COACH QUOTES


Kosice-Taranto

Štefan Svitek, Head Coach Good Angels Kosice:
"Our opponent scored easy baskets, because our defence wasn't sufficient in the beginning. Italians had high shooting percentage, because we left them unguarded. We fought back, but it was too late."

Candice Dupree, Good Angels Kosice:
"We let our opponent to get solid lead. Then we fight to level the score, but it wasn't enough. Taranto is very strong, we had to play better from beginning."

Roberto Ricchini, Head Coach Taranto:
"It would be very unfair if we lost, because we played very good from first to last minute. Opponent manage to shorten our lead, but we respond well to improvement of the home side and repelled their pressure."

Accumulated statistics

38.8%

26/67
FG
M/A

45.6%

26/57

42.9%

21/49
FG2P
M/A

51.2%

21/41

27.8%

5/18
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

70.0%

7/10
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

37

15/22
RT
RO/RD

35

8/27

11

AS

19

11

TO

9

6

ST

7

1

BS

1

17

PF

16

64

Pts

71

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