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Group:  B | 20.01.2010, 18:00h
Group:  B | 20.01.2010, 18:00h
84-85
29 - 2617 - 2015 - 1723 - 22
29 - 2617 - 2015 - 1723 - 22
Venue: Gospic (CRO) |
Spectators: 300 |
Referees: Milija Vojinovic (SRB), Haris Bijedic (BIH), Gentian Cici (ALB)

GAME REPORT


Unlucky Gospic Fall To Wisla

Wisla Can-Pack Krakow held on for an 85-84 win at Gospic Croatia to finish 9-1 in EuroLeague Women Group B.

Ewelina Kobryn had another all-star performance for the Poles, scoring 15 points and corralling 14 rebounds.

In a remarkable story, Wisla have been one of the best teams of the EuroLeague.

Originally scheduled to be in the EuroCup Women, they left to join the EuroLeague Women just days before the start of the competition following the withdrawal of CSKA Moscow.

They nearly suffered a second defeat on Wednesday night but Jelena Ivezic and Ivana Jurcevic each missed jump shots for the Croatians.

Gospic led by five points in the third quarter but Wisla clawed their way back and went to the last frame on top, 63-61.

With 5:13 left, an Ivezic three-pointer knotted the contest at 71-71.

Janell Burse answered with two free-throws and a jumper.

After a three-point play by Andja Jelavic cut the Wisla lead to 75-74, Burse hit another jumper.

Jurcevic drilled a jump shot but Burse replied with another one of her own to make it 79-76.

The Poles then twice went in front by six points but Gospic refused to go away.

Carla Thomas drilled two three-pointers in the last 1:08 to make it 85-84 and after Katerina Zohnová missed for Wisla, the door was open for a Gospic win.

But the Croatian club missed its potential game-winning jump shots at the end to finish 1-9 in the competition.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Gospic Croatia vs. Wisla Can-Pack

Stipe Bralić, Gospić Head Coach: 

"I think that we gave our best in the game, but as the results showed, we did not have any luck tonight.  In the last ten seconds, our players tried to get a basket three times and the ball just wouldn't go into the hoop.  Of course, we congratulate Wisla on their win." 

Anđa Jelavić, Gospic: 

"I played my best even though my back hurts a lot.  We fought during the entire game, but at the end, luck was not on our side.  We had the game in our hands, but we were just unable to get the final basket to win the game.  I feel that we made it very difficult for Wisla to win, but unfortunately in the final end, we were just unable to get the basket we needed to win the game."  

Jose I. Hernandez, Wisla Can-Pack Head Coach: 

"If we had played anywhere else, we would have won easily, but here it was very difficult to win.  Gospić is an excellent team and I believe that next year they will play in the EuroLeague again."  

Marta Fernandez, Wisla Can-Pack: 

"Gospić has great players in all of their positions.  It was difficult for us, but we managed to fight to the end and win, even if only by half a basket."

Accumulated statistics

42.7%

32/75
FG
M/A

45.7%

32/70

43.9%

18/41
FG2P
M/A

45.3%

24/53

41.2%

14/34
FG3P
M/A

47.1%

8/17

75.0%

6/8
FT
M/A

68.4%

13/19

42

17/25
RT
RO/RD

40

13/27

17

AS

13

15

TO

17

6

ST

7

1

BS

2

13

PF

13

84

Pts

85

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