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Group:  C | 28.11.2012, 19:00h
Group:  C | 28.11.2012, 19:00h
65-67
23 - 1717 - 2512 - 913 - 16
23 - 1717 - 2512 - 913 - 16
Venue: Polkowice (POL) |
Spectators: 800 |
Referees: Zoltan Palla (HUN), Rune Ressel Larsen (DEN), Ivan Milicevic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Prague Take Win After Late Drama

8. Ilona Burgrová (ZVVZ USK Prague)
Ilona Burgrová was one of three ZVVZ USK Prague players to finish in double figures

ZVVZ USK Prague snatched victory at the death as they beat CCC Polkowice 67-65 in a EuroLeague Women Group C thriller.

In a game that saw 13 lead changes, Prague pulled ahead for the final time with 19 seconds left and then hung on as Laia Palau missed two free throws for Polkowice with one tick left on the clock.

The scores were tied at 59 when Palau made a jump-shot with five minutes to go. Jelena Skerovic's three gave Prague the lead, but, Nnemkadi Ogwumike completed a three-point play from the line to tie it up once more and Valeriya Musina's three saw the game swing in Polkowice's favour with 2:36 left to go.

Both teams missed three-pointers before Skerovic levelled it up at 65 with 66 seconds left. Musina missed a lay-up for Polkowice and Rebbekah Brunson took advantage as her jump-shot gave Prague a two-point edge.

Brunson was then called for the foul on Palau with just one second left, but she missed both, and Vaughn got the defensive rebound on the second to preserve the win.

Brunson finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Prague, while Skerovic had 15 and nine boards. Ilona Burgrova also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Ogwumike finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for Polkowice while Belinda Snell scored 14 and Musina 10.

The win lifts Prague to 2-3 while Polkowice drop to 2-4.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: CCC Polkowice vs. ZVVZ USK Prague

CCC player Belinda Snell

"It's another game we lost in the end. Losing in such circumstances, very special. During the first half we played poorly on defence. Improved in the second, but few three-points and our rivals won. We are very sad"
 
CCC head coach Jacek Winnicki

"It is difficult to say anything about this game. During the second half we played well on defence. In the end we ran out of some strength. Third game we lost in the last actions. Nevertheless, I congratulate my team's fight and character. We were worse on offensive rebounds. This was the main reason for our defeat"

USK player Jelena Skerovic

"It was a very difficult game. Both teams played well. We had more luck and we managed to win. I'm sure that Polkowice will win more than once in the Euroleague, they are a strong team."

USK coach Natalia Hejkova

"I'm very happy. We won a very important game. It was a very tough, physical game. We played at the end, just as we planned. I think our winning came from our experience. For it was crucial in the end."

Accumulated statistics

43.3%

26/60
FG
M/A

47.4%

27/57

50.0%

21/42
FG2P
M/A

46.7%

21/45

27.8%

5/18
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

6/12

61.5%

8/13
FT
M/A

46.7%

7/15

32

8/24
RT
RO/RD

39

11/28

14

AS

9

10

TO

14

10

ST

6

2

BS

3

17

PF

14

65

Pts

67

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