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Schio Bracing For Hard Game In Gorzow

03 November 2010

Beretta Famila Schio steamrolled Frisco Sika Brno 89-44 in their EuroLeague Women opener last week, but a tough game awaits in Poland on Wednesday when the Italians play at Gorzow.

That is the expectation of Schio coach Sandro Orlando.

11. Yelena Leuchanka (Belarus)
Yelena Leuchanka played the best basketball of her life during the World Championship in September and Gorzow hope to get the same out of her this season

"Gorzow is a team that has invested a lot," Orlando said.

"And when you invest, it means that you have certain aims and you will do everything possible to achieve them."

Gorzow have brought in Belarus international Yelena Leuchanka, a member of the All-Star Five at the FIBA World Championship for Women.

The team also signed Great Britain's Johanna Leedham and American Kalana Greene and still has Australia international Samantha Richards.

They fell in their first EuroLeague Women contest, 57-50, at Bourges.

"It will be for sure a harder game than the one against Brno, as the Polish team is probably more competitive," Orlando said.

"A win in this game would be very important for us because we would then go to face Valencia with a wave of enthusiasm."

Indeed, next week Schio will take on undefeated Ros Casares of Valencia in Italy.

Ros Casares throttled Bourges Basket, 74-47, on Tuesday night.

 

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