CSKA Hang Ten On Group Opponents With Win Over MKB

22.01.2008

CSKA Moscow capped an impressive Group A campaign in the EuroLeague Women with an 82-61 home triumph over MKB Euroleasing on Tuesday.

Russia international Maria Stepanova had a game-high 16 points and brought down 11 rebounds as her team kept up their unbeaten run this season in all competitions.

Ann Wauters (CSKA Moscow)
Ann Wauters had 15 points for CSKA as they finished perfect in their group.
They finished top of the group with 10 wins in as many games.

CSKA had big contributions from French guard Edwige Lawson-Wade and Belgian center Ann Wauters, who added 15 points apiece.

Despite defeat, MKB Euroleasing still progress to the next round as third of the group.

They had five triumphs in their 10 games.

The Hungarian giants' offense stalled in the first quarter as CSKA stormed out to a 24-10 lead, with Stepanova scoring 12 points in that stanza.

The hosts went on a 12-5 run at the start of the second quarter and eventually built a 44-26 cushion by half-time.

With the score at 52-36 midway through the third quarter, three consecutive three-pointers by CSKA (two from Nicole Powell and one from Lawson-Wade) put paid to any hopes MKB would have had of a comeback.

They trailed 70-44 going into the final 10 minutes and lost heavily in the end.

Vetra Gundars' side out-rebounded MKB 41-30.

Hungarian shooting guard Katalin Honti led the Hungarian side with 13 points.

CSKA were 21 of 44 (47.7%) from two-point range and finished seven of 22 (31.8%) from behind the arc while their opponents made just four of their 16 (25%) from long range.


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