Cancel
Group:  A | 20.01.2010, 19:00h
Group:  A | 20.01.2010, 19:00h
92-53
26 - 1324 - 1418 - 1624 - 10
26 - 1324 - 1418 - 1624 - 10
Venue: Ekaterinburg (RUS) |
Spectators: 5000 |
Referees: Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Andres Tobi (EST), Aytug Ekti (TUR)

GAME REPORT


UMMC Sign Off Qualifying Round Play With Rout Of Riga

UMMC Ekaterinburg made sure they will go into the EuroLeague Women Eighth-Final Play-offs as the Group A winners after throttling TTT Riga on Wednesday afternoon in Russia.

Gundars Vetra's team improved to 9-1 on the season with a 92-53 triumph.

Sandrine Gruda poured in 18 points, doing most of her damage when Ekaterinburg took control.

The Russians led for the entire game and had all but sealed victory by half-time when they had a 50-27 advantage.

Gruda had 13 of her points by the break.

TTT Riga went into the contest with two wins and seven defeats and only trailed 8-7 after a jump shot by Spain international Cindy Lima.

Ekaterinburg replied by scoring 11 unanswered points with France international Gruda pouring in seven.

Vetra's team landed some more blows when they stretched a 19-11 advantage to 28-13.

The Latvian club continued to fight and closed the gap to 28-22 after Latvia national team playmaker Kristine Karklina made a jumper with 7:33 to go in the second quarter.

Another 12-0 run triggered by Elena Volkova's three-pointer extended Ekaterinburg's lead to 42-24 and they pulled away for a decisive victory.

Svetlana Abrosimova finished with a game-high 21 points for UMMC.

A member of the all-tournament team at last year's EuroBasket Women for silver-medal winning Russia, Abrosimova scored 16 of her points after half-time.

Candace Parker had 14 points in for UMMC.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. TTT Riga

Candace Parker, UMMC Ekaterinberg:

''It was very important for us to start the game properly, and the starting five worked effectively, and headily put the team into the game. The rest of the game went on according to the plan.''

Aigars Nerips, TTT Riga Coach:

''UMMC is a team of high class, they played very quick basketball, made full-fledged substitutions, there were no failures in their game. They were dictating pace, while not all of our players played their best''

Gundars Vetra, UMMC Coach:

''I'd like to congratulate the team and the fans on our qualifying into the Eighth-Final and  to thank our players for their good job. The group was strong enough with such teams like ''Ros Casares'' and ''Galatasaray''. Step by step we were improving our skills and the team work, and today we have demonstrated high motivation and good team chemistry. We needed a good game after the hard one against Kursk (in the Russian league), and we succeeded.''

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

61.4%

35/57
FG
M/A

31.3%

21/67

72.2%

26/36
FG2P
M/A

33.3%

16/48

42.9%

9/21
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

86.7%

13/15
FT
M/A

75.0%

6/8

40

8/32
RT
RO/RD

21

7/14

18

AS

11

17

TO

13

9

ST

14

8

BS

1

11

PF

16

92

Pts

53

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