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Group:  B | 03.12.2009, 20:30h
Group:  B | 03.12.2009, 20:30h
69-62
24 - 1716 - 1117 - 1712 - 17
24 - 1716 - 1117 - 1712 - 17
Venue: Schio (ITA) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Sérgio Silva (POR), Petros Christophides (CYP)

GAME REPORT


Beretta-Famila Stave Off MiZo-Pecs Comeback

Beretta-Famila moved closer to clinching a spot in the Eighth-Final Play-Offs of the EuroLeague Women with a 69-62 victory over MiZo Pecs.

Sandro Orlando's side, which improved to 4-2 in Group B, got 22 points from Mudju Ngoyisa and 18 from Italy superstar Laura Macchi.

Had Mizo won, they would have been level with the Schio club at 3-3 but instead, they fell to 2-4.

A lot of work is to be done by the Hungarian giants if they are to progress to the next phase of the competition.

Beretta-Famila seemed to take control of proceedings with the blink of an eye.

Trailing 17-15, Marissa Jo Coleman connected from long range and Macchi followed with back-to-back three-pointers for a 24-17 lead.

The run continued into the second quarter with Ngoyisa making a lay-up, Macchi splitting two free-throws and Coleman sinking a jumper.

That made the Schio advantage 29-17.

When Chiara Pastore sank one of two free-throws with 1:43 remaining, the Schio lead was 40-23.

MiZo are a resilient bunch and not surprisingly, they fought hard to get back into the game.

Trailing 57-45, the Hungarian side began the fourth quarter on a 12-0 run to close the gap to 59-57.

Hungary international Zsófia Fegyverneky scored eight points in the spurt.

Macchi knocked down a three-pointer and Ngoyisa followed with a three-point play for a 65-57 lead.

The Italians held on over the last 1:30 for a seven-point triumph.

Ákos Füzy's MiZo were just 14 of 33 inside the arc compared to Beretta-Famila's 22 of 43.

Anna Vajda finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for MiZo.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Beretta Schio - Mizo Pecs

Sandro Orlando, Beretta Famila Schio head coach:
"We played a great game with the right intensity for all fourty minutes. Despite Antibe was missing, the team reacted well and all the players brought us precious minutes." 

Raffaella Masciadri, Beretta Famila Schio player:
"A crucial victory, that could guarantee us he third place in the group. We played a great game versus a great team, that until the last minute tried to come back into the match."

Akos Fuzy, Mizo Pecs head coach:
"In the first half we played without the necessary determination and Schio took an important lead. Unfortunately we started to play at our level too late. Congratulation to Schio, a good team that tonight deserved the win."

Accumulated statistics

45.8%

27/59
FG
M/A

37.7%

20/53

51.2%

22/43
FG2P
M/A

42.4%

14/33

31.3%

5/16
FG3P
M/A

30.0%

6/20

62.5%

10/16
FT
M/A

76.2%

16/21

33

7/26
RT
RO/RD

37

9/28

11

AS

4

9

TO

14

6

ST

6

2

BS

1

19

PF

20

69

Pts

62

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