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02.02.2010, 17:00h
02.02.2010, 17:00h
98-49
19 - 1424 - 1233 - 1322 - 10
19 - 1424 - 1233 - 1322 - 10
Venue: Vidnoje (RUS) |
Spectators: 1150 |
Referees: Nikolaos Papadimitriou (GRE), Juha-Pekka Orava (FIN), Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR)

GAME REPORT


Spartak Overcome Slow Start To Rout Gdynia

Spartak Moscow Region delivered a second-quarter knockout punch against Lotos Gdynia in the opening game of their EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals tie.

The three-time defending champions, who trailed 10-0 at the start of the game but replied with an 11-0 run, ended up winning 98-49.

4. Janel Mc Carville (Spartak Moscow Region)
Janel Mc Carville was the top scorer in a once again balanced Spartak offense

Janel McCarville scored a game-high 22 points and Sylvia Fowles had 21.

Spartak's big early run gave them their first lead with 4:00 to go in the first quarter.

Erin Phillips answered with a jumper to give Gdynia their last lead at 12-11 because shortly after, Fowles powered her way up for a lay-up to start a 6-0 scoring spurt for the home side.

Spartak took a 19-14 lead by the end of the opening quarter and went to half-time in command at 43-26.

At the interval, Fowles had 14 points and McCarville 10.

The Russian giants pulled away in the second half for a 49-point triumph.

Diana Taurasi went from scorer to distributor for Spartak. She had a game-high 10 assists to go with her seven points.

Game 2 is on Friday in Gdynia.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Spartak Moscow Region vs. Lotos Gdynia

Spartak Moscow Region - Vidnoje head coach Pokey Chatman:
After a long layover from the Russian Cup I was happy with our performance. We played good defense and we were able to get our transition game going

Spartak power forward Janel McCarville:
We did a good job of executing our half court offence which resulted in me getting some good shots which I was able to know down. Now we have to play again well in Gdynia

Lotos Gdynia head coach Jacek Winnicki:
Congratulations to Spartak they were a better team and they fully deserved to win. Now we are waiting for them in Gdynia....

Accumulated statistics

53.7%

36/67
FG
M/A

30.6%

19/62

57.4%

27/47
FG2P
M/A

30.2%

13/43

45.0%

9/20
FG3P
M/A

31.6%

6/19

94.4%

17/18
FT
M/A

71.4%

5/7

42

12/30
RT
RO/RD

27

13/14

21

AS

11

16

TO

21

11

ST

8

6

BS

2

9

PF

18

98

Pts

49

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