Gambrinus JME63-65

25-20, 13-11, 14-17, 11-17

Lotos VBW Clima

 

Date: 28.01.2004, 16:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Brno (CZE) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Volodymyr Drabikovskyi (UKR), Markus Grievink (GER)
TEAM LEADERS
Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
Eva Vitecková (13)PtsElaine Powell (18)
Jana Veselá (8)RebChasity Melvin (13)
Romana Hamzova (4)ASElaine Powell (4)
Hana Horakova (4)STElaine Powell (4)
Jana Veselá (1)BSChasity Melvin (1)

GAME REPORT

28.01.2004
Gambrinus JME Brno 63 Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia 65

Brno and Gdynia both went into today's EuroLeague Women game knowing that the winner would take a significant step towards the play-offs. Both clubs had identical 7-4 records before the game.

Gdynia hit for 4 quick points, but Brno returned after a 3-pointer from Romana Hamzova to a 5:4-lead. The stakes were definitely high for all the players, which was shown later on, as both teams struggled to find their rhythm. Gdynia were also handicapped by early foul trouble on star center Margot Dydek, as she picked up 3 early fouls.

At the end of the first quarter, Eva Viteckova shot 2 three-pointers and Brno led by five, 25:20. The best players of Gdynia were their two Americans, Elaine Powell and Chasity Melvin. Both played very well on offense and Melvin dominated on the boards.

But Brno also played well on defense and at half-time, the result looked quite promising for the locals: 38:31. 

Gdynia worked their way back into the game in the 3rd quarter, scoring 8 points and taking control. Brno struggled with their scoring and it wasn't until 5 minutes into the quarter that Alena Kovacova hit their first points. The home team's troubles were increased when Ivana Vecerova fouled out.

Despite all these setbacks, Brno returned and earned an 8-point advantage (52:44) in minute 29. Gdynia faced trouble of their own when Dydek also fouled out, but got inspiration from the outside in the form of point guard Limor Mizrachi.

The Israeli national team captain hit 2 three-pointers and took the lead. 3 successful free throws from Brno tied the game, but Gdynia would have the last say. It came through Russian center Natalia Vodopyanova, whose final basket was the decider in Gdynia's vital win.

MVP of the game: Elaine Powell (Gdynia) with 18 points 

COACH QUOTES

28.01.2004
Quotes Brno - Gdynia

Jan Bobrovsky, Head Coach, Gambrinus JME Brno:

"Very bad performances in the beginning of the second period were decisive in our defeat. Our pivots played very bad, Rankica Sarenac didn´t shoot any point, Cintia Dos Santos only 2 and Alena Kovacova 7 points. We were not able to win the game with performances like these."

Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Head  Coach, Lotos VBW Clima Gdynia:

"We played very good in defense in the second period and had very good offensive rebounds. I was a little bit wondering when I read the result five minutes ago, because we played without our best player Malgorzata Dydek. It is a big success to win in Brno."

Top performers

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima

Jana Veselá

 

Elaine Powell

9Pts18
8Reb2
1AS4
3ST4
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
20/57FG M/A18/54
15/45 (33.3%) FG2P M/A15/41 (36.6%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
18/23 (78.3%) FT M/A26/35 (74.3%)
28 (9-19) Reb (O-D) 35 (13-22)
11AS5
12TO15
11ST10
1BS1
28PF23
63Pts65

PHOTO GALLERY

GAMBRINUS JME
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Veselá, J. 394/757.14/757.10/00.01/425.0358113139
5Vecerová, I. 192/728.62/728.60/00.04/580.0415110058
6Uhrová, M. DNP
7Kovacova, A. 192/633.31/520.01/1100.02/2100.0101110047
9Horakova, H. 294/850.04/666.70/20.02/2100.00442340310
10Hamzova, R. 211/333.30/00.01/333.31/250.0044440034
11Sarenac, R. 90/50.00/40.00/10.00/00.0101002010
12Zirková, Z. 313/1127.32/825.01/333.33/3100.00441120310
14Silva Dos Santos, C. 81/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0011010032
15Vitecková, E. 253/742.91/520.02/2100.05/5100.00001000313
TOTAL20/ 5735.115/ 4533.35/ 1241.718/2378.39192811121112863
LOTOS VBW CLIMA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Vodopyanova, N. 343/742.93/742.90/00.04/757.14480100310
6Pawlak, P. DNP
7Mizrachi, L. 222/728.60/20.02/540.00/00.0213000026
8Troina, T. 140/30.00/20.00/10.02/2100.0112010012
9Sytnyak, E. DNP
10Powell, E. 364/1040.04/944.40/10.010/10100.00224240418
12Dydek, M. 251/520.01/520.00/00.05/862.5156022057
13Cuprys, J. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
14Bibrzycka, A. 294/1330.83/742.91/616.72/2100.00110630411
15Melvin, C. 374/944.44/944.40/00.03/650.058131211411
TOTAL18/ 5433.315/ 4136.63/ 1323.126/3574.31322355151012365
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima

Jana Veselá

 

Elaine Powell

9Pts18
8Reb2
1AS4
3ST4
1BS0
39Min36

TEAM STATS

Gambrinus JME Lotos VBW Clima
20/57FG M/A18/54
15/45 (33.3%) FG2P M/A15/41 (36.6%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
18/23 (78.3%) FT M/A26/35 (74.3%)
28 (9-19) Reb (O-D) 35 (13-22)
11AS5
12TO15
11ST10
1BS1
28PF23
63Pts65