Gambrinus Too Strong For MiZo

07 February 2007

Gambrinus Sika Brno recovered from an early deficit to book their place in the quarter-finals of EuroLeague Women with a 67-48 win over MiZo Pecs.

Gambrinus were trailing 22-19 at the end of the first quarter, but used a 13-2 run, capped by Deanna Nolan's jumper, at the start of the second to take control of the game.

Petra Kulichová (Gambrinus Sika Brno)
Petra Kulichová scored 14 for Gambrinus.
MiZo scored the final five points of the first half to head into the break trailing 37-32.

They closed the gap further in the third, and Dalma Ivanyi three-pointer with 6:14 left in the third quarter.

But Gambrinus responded once again, and Hana Machova made two free-throws late in the third that gave them a 52-44 lead.

Another 13-2 run at the start of the final quarter, sparked by Zuzana Zirkova's three-pointer, then effectively settled the game with Petra Kulichova's jumper making it 67-46 with 2:38 to go.

Ivanyi added two free throws for MiZo but they were the only points scored in the closing stages.

Ivana Vecerova and Kulichova had 14 points apiece for the victors, with Kulichova added nine rebounds.

Nolan and Machova both finished with nine points.

Vickie Johnson led MiZo with 14 points while Ivanyi finished with 12.

Gambrinus out-rebounded Mizo 39-23.

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