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Group:  C | 09.11.2011, 20:00h
Group:  C | 09.11.2011, 20:00h
112-70
27 - 1428 - 2132 - 1525 - 20
27 - 1428 - 2132 - 1525 - 20
Venue: Rivas-Vaciamadrid (ESP) |
Spectators: 800 |
Referees: Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Ronny Denis (BEL), Benjamin Barth (GER)

GAME REPORT


Rivas Roll To Third Win In A Row

If Frisco Brno were on a high last week after upsetting Wisla Can-Pack Krakow for their first win of the EuroLeague Women campaign, Rivas Ecopolis brought them back down to earth on Wednesday.

The Spanish club cruised to a 112-70 victory - their third in a row after opening Group C with two defeats.

Asjha Jones had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Rivas, who also got 15 points and six boards from recent signing Jelena Dubljevic.

Anna Cruz was terrific with 16 points and eight rebounds and evergreen point guard Elisa Aguilar scored 14 points and dished out 11 assists.

The Spanish club won the battle of the boards, 55-30, and shot 57.1% (44 of 77) inside the arc.

Now coached by Miguel Martinez Mendez, Rivas took control early.

They scored the first six points of the game and led 25-12 with 1:48 to go in the first quarter.

Brno managed to stay within striking distance but fell away over the last 4:37 of the second quarter when Rivas outscored them 14-7 for a 55-35 lead.

Rivas thrilled the home crowd with a decisive second half and won by 42 points.

Jasmine Thomas had 18 points in defeat.

Brno are now 1-4.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Rivas Ecópolis vs. Frisco Brno

Frisco Brno Head Coach Jan Boborvsky
"Rivas played very well, we had trouble trying to stop them. It's so difficult to win when you allow so many points from your opponent, and many of them were easy points. Besides, we let them dominate the boards."

Rivas Ecópolis Head Coach Nacho Martínez
"We're very happy because both targets we had for this game were matched. First of all, it's a demonstration that all the work we've planned is going alright. And second, this team has a great concetration and heart. We knew that the key to this game was to set our rhythm right from the start, playing with quickness and playing an intelligent defense."

Frisco Brno player Jasmine Thomas Frisco Brno
"We have to learn to play away the same way we do at home. We struggled a lot on the defensive end, letting them score many points. That was the clear key to the game, we need to play defense like we do at home."

Rivas Ecópolis player Jelena Dubljevic
"We just have to care about our game and not focus on rivals. That's what we did today, set our tempo and be quick. That has always been the Rivas style, and we just recreated it in this game. Besides, many players were on good shooting streaks, which helped us to build this difference."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

52.9%

46/87
FG
M/A

42.0%

29/69

57.1%

44/77
FG2P
M/A

41.1%

23/56

20.0%

2/10
FG3P
M/A

46.2%

6/13

90.0%

18/20
FT
M/A

54.5%

6/11

55

20/35
RT
RO/RD

30

9/21

22

AS

11

5

TO

10

7

ST

3

4

BS

2

9

PF

16

112

Pts

70

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