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Group:  C | 22.10.2008, 17:30h
Group:  C | 22.10.2008, 17:30h
87-72
20 - 2016 - 1824 - 1327 - 21
20 - 2016 - 1824 - 1327 - 21
Venue: Prague (CZE) |
Spectators: 485 |
Referees: Roman Kolar (SLO), Peter Papp (HUN), Milan Adamovic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Maltsi Magic Dooms Ros In Prague

Greek international Evanthia Maltsi didn't get too many opportunities at Ros Casares last season to shine and decided to sign for ZVVZ USK Prague in the summer.

That's looking like one of the best deals of the season so far after Maltsi killed her old team with 29 points on Wednesday in ZVVZ's 87-72 triumph in Prague.

Trailing 47-42 to one of the pre-season favorites to win the EuroLeague Women, USK Prague turned on the style and outscored Ros 18-4 over the last 5:27 of the third quarter to take a 60-51 advantage.

Lubor Blazek's team then reeled off the first 10 points of the fourth quarter - five by Maltsi - for a commanding 70-51 lead.

They then rolled to victory.

Maltsi wasn't the only newcomer to come up big for Prague.

Big Croatian center Sonja Kireta had 15 rebounds to go with her 13 points.

Michaela Feranciková scored 22 and USA international Lindsay Whalen had nine points, seven assists and 14 boards.

Prague out-rebounded Ros Casares 44-29.

The result has left both sides with 1-1 records early in their European campaigns.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes ZVVZ USK Prague vs. Ros Casares Valencia

Isma Cantó (coach Ros Casares Valencia):

"We played an equal game in the first half, the key moments came in the second one, when we weren't successful in shooting and we became nervous. When we couldn't score and losing balls, USK was responding quickly. In the Spanish league we played a lot of easy matches, but in the Euroleague the quality is very different."

Lubor Blazek (coach ZVVZ USK Prague):

"We realised the strength of our oponent and we wanted to make up for Valenciennes. Back there it was about poor defense and that is why we spent our last trainings mostly improving our defensive plays. I think this was the base of our victory. We were relaxed in defense and that was reflecting also in offense. Evanthia Maltsi got four fouls in the least convenient moment of the game. It was a great risk to send her in, but I knew that the game was about to be decided at this point so I took the risk. Before the game we were talking about responsibility and courage, now it is time to be modest and humble. I am very satisfied with the result, but now we are on a start of a very long run and it cannot be overrated."

Accumulated statistics

50.8%

30/59
FG
M/A

41.2%

28/68

53.3%

24/45
FG2P
M/A

43.6%

24/55

42.9%

6/14
FG3P
M/A

30.8%

4/13

75.0%

21/28
FT
M/A

60.0%

12/20

44

13/31
RT
RO/RD

29

12/17

9

AS

6

21

TO

16

9

ST

12

2

BS

2

19

PF

21

87

Pts

72

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