Cancel
29.02.2008, 18:00h
29.02.2008, 18:00h
65-55
12 - 1521 - 1019 - 1113 - 19
12 - 1521 - 1019 - 1113 - 19
Venue: Brno (CZE) |
Spectators: 2100 |
Referees: Sreten Radovic (CRO), Damir Javor (SLO), Benjamin Barth (GER)

GAME REPORT


Gambrinus Beat Ros Casares To Set Up Decider

Gambrinus Sika Brno beat Ros Casares convincingly on Friday to set up a do-or-die EuroLeague Women quarter-final clash in Valencia on Wednesday.

All nine players who saw action for the Czech juggernauts scored, led by Hamchetou Maiga's 15 points, in a 65-55 victory over Ros who lost for only the second time in Europe this season.

After winning a close game at home, Manolo Real's team had to travel to Brno, where Gambrinus won the title two years ago by beating CSKA Volgaburmash (now CSKA Moscow).

They trailed Gambrinus by 18 points early in the fourth quarter but launched a furious fight back and had a chance to close the gap to one with just under 2:30 remaining  but Katie Douglas, the game's leading scorer with 22 points, turned the ball over and the Czech team pulled away.

Gambrinus out-rebounded Ros 39-27 and shot 25 of 47 (53.1%) inside the arc compared to Ros' 18 of 42 (42.8%).

The Spanish had their moments early on, going on an 8-0 run to lead 17-12.

But Jan Bobrovsky's team hit right back as Ivana Vecerová, one of the players in Bobrovsky's Czech national side, made a pair of baskets to spark an 8-0 run.

Hana Machova, who left Game One at half-time after picking up a minor injury, followed with a lay-up and Eva Viteckova capped the spurt with a jump shot to make it 20-17 midway through the second quarter.

Gambrinus gradually took command, leading 33-25 at half-time and once play resumed, they padded the advantage and had a 52-36 stranglehold by the end of the third quarter.

When Maiga opened up the final quarter with a lay-up, the lead ballooned to 54-36.

Ros showed their battling qualities, which bodes well for next week's game, by closing the gap to 59-55 with 2:49 remaining on a jump shot by Douglas.

Her shot forced Gambrinus coach Bobrovsky to call a timeout and when play resumed, Viteckova missed from long range but Douglas turned the ball over immediately after and Zuzana Zirkova, Viteckova and Machova finished the scoring for the 10-point triumph.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Gambrinus Brno vs. Ros Casares

Jan Bobrovsky, Brno Coach:

"We were very nervous at the start of the game. We made a lot of mistakes and only in the third quater did our team play according to how we conceived the game plan.  We lost an 18 point advantage and at that moment our players were tired. They moved slowly and Valencia took advantage.  We had luck in the end of the game, our rival made mistakes too."

   
Manolo Real, Ros Casares Coach:

"Two minutes before the end we were down by only four points. Brno had a very good team with good physical condition.  We played very bad in third quater." 

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

29/58
FG
M/A

39.7%

23/58

53.2%

25/47
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

18/42

36.4%

4/11
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

100.0%

3/3
FT
M/A

57.1%

4/7

39

8/31
RT
RO/RD

27

6/21

15

AS

6

19

TO

15

7

ST

8

3

BS

1

16

PF

11

65

Pts

55

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