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09.02.2012, 18:00h
09.02.2012, 18:00h
71-56
17 - 1314 - 1721 - 1819 - 8
17 - 1314 - 1721 - 1819 - 8
Venue: Vologda (RUS) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Miroslav Tomov (BUL), Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR), Aytug Ekti (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Chevakata March Into Last Four

Chevakata won convincingly over Arras on Wednesday to book a spot in the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals.

Svetlana Makhlina led the scoring parade with 17 points as the Russian team prevailed in the second leg of the Quarter-Final tie, 71-56.

Chevakata won by 24 points on aggregate.

Arras had reached the EuroCup Women Final last year but lost to Elitzur Ramla.

They needed a strong start at Chevakata to have a chance of overhauling the first-leg deficit.

Late in the first half, the visitors from France went on top 28-25 after four straight points by Alexandra Tchangoue.

Loree Moore and Makhlina didn't allow Arras to build any confidence, however, as they answered with back-to-back three-pointers to put Chevakata in front, 31-28.

Arras stayed within striking distance and only trailed 52-48 after Tchangoue made a pair of free throws at the end of the third quarter.

Chevata went on a 12-0 run at the beginning of the final period to put the result beyond doubt.

Katerina Keyru and Maria Cherepanova each hit shots from the arc and Olga Malashenko had a pair of jump shots before Elena Baranova capped the run with a basket for a 64-48 second-leg lead with 6:23 to go.

The Russians then coasted to victory.

Arras were led by their Russia, Nadezda Grishaeva, who had 18 points and 13 rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Chevakata vs. Arras

Arras Head Coach Petit Thibaut
"Today we saw the best game of Chevakata out of all we had in this season. In the second half, when Chevakata did their best, we were taken aback. We had practically no chances."

Chevakata Assistant Coach Vladimir Krashenin
"We faced a zone defence today. We had to resort to the help of long-distance shots. Our ‘snipers' were the best. It was the way to success."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

45.2%

28/62
FG
M/A

35.6%

21/59

40.5%

17/42
FG2P
M/A

35.6%

16/45

55.0%

11/20
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

50.0%

4/8
FT
M/A

69.2%

9/13

40

8/32
RT
RO/RD

39

10/29

16

AS

9

20

TO

20

6

ST

9

2

BS

1

12

PF

16

71

Pts

56

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