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Group:  C | 03.11.2010, 20:00h
Group:  C | 03.11.2010, 20:00h
66-40
15 - 420 - 919 - 1612 - 11
15 - 420 - 919 - 1612 - 11
Venue: Vidnoje (RUS) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Marcin Kowalski (POL), Johannes Sarekoski (FIN), Aliaksandr Syrytsa (BLR)

GAME REPORT


Reigning Champions Show Contenders How It's Done

Reigning Euro League Women champions Sparta&K Moscow Region Vidnoje bounced back from last week's shock loss against VICI-Aistes to crush Galatasaray MP 66-40 in Wednesday evening's second round of games.

There were no signs of the previous week's problems for the hosts as they led from tip-to-buzzer against the Turkish side.

Epifaniya Prints led the scoring for Sparta&K Moscow Region Vidnoje with 19 points and five boards, with Ilona Korstin adding 15.

WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson marked her return to the Russian side with 12 rebounds to go with her seven points.

Galatasaray had no one in double figures, with Syl Fowles leading them with eight points and ten rounds, though she also turned the ball over seven times against her old club.

Sparta&K couldn't have asked for a better start as they scored the first six points of the game, and rushed into a 16-2 lead before Isil Alben cut that deficit to 12 at the first break.

That lead was still 12 after just over four second period minutes as Prints drained a three-pointer, and the same player made it 24-10 with a lay-up to take her tally to seven.

Korstin made it a 20 point game going into the final three minutes of the half, and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota wrapped up a 7-0 run to send the home side into the half-time break 35-13 ahead.

Fowles opened the second half scoring for Galatasaray, but there were no signs of a comeback as Prints hit four straight points and with Milov hitting two foul shots to close out the quarter, the home side led 54-29 going into the final break.

Melisa Can trimmed that lead at the start of the final stanza, but Prints replied with a trey at the other end, and when she hit another from downtown the game was all over at 66-36 with four minutes remaining.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Sparta&K Moscow Region vs. Galatasaray MP

Galatasaray Head Coach Ceyhyn Yildizoglu:
"First of all congratulations to Sparta&K. They are a really strong team. We had problems defending their pick and roll and stop their offensive rebounding. I beleive in my players and that we have a strong team but we urgently need to start playing as a team."

Galatasaray guard Nihan Anaz:
"We had way too many turnovers, gave up too many offensive rebounds and had too little assists. With a lack of team play you cannot win a game like this."

Sparta&K Head Coach Pokey Chatman:
"I am proud of my team for playing a great game after two tough losses. Today was a special day for us, one year after the death of Shabtai. The girls were really motivated and played very good defense against Galatasaray. It will be a long season and we still need lots of practice to go where we want to be but today I am happy."

Sparta&K guard Ilona Korstin:
"We were especailly motivated at Shabtai's anniversary. We managed to play a good game and make up for the previous losses. With this team we can go a long way."

Accumulated statistics

33.8%

24/71
FG
M/A

28.8%

17/59

38.5%

20/52
FG2P
M/A

34.0%

16/47

21.1%

4/19
FG3P
M/A

8.3%

1/12

82.4%

14/17
FT
M/A

83.3%

5/6

60

28/32
RT
RO/RD

39

15/24

12

AS

4

13

TO

15

9

ST

7

4

BS

1

11

PF

11

66

Pts

40

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