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Group:  A | 08.11.2012, 18:00h
Group:  A | 08.11.2012, 18:00h
56-74
14 - 2314 - 2210 - 2018 - 9
14 - 2314 - 2210 - 2018 - 9
Venue: Györ (HUN) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Petar Obradovic (BIH), Igor Poljansek (SLO), Aleksander Pavlov (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Vieru Shines As Sparta&K Stay Perfect

4. Candice Dupree (Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje), 15. Natalia Vieru    (Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje)
Candice Dupree (left) and Natalia Vieru had a team-high six rebounds apiece for Sparta&K

A superb shooting display from Natalia Vieru headlined a powerful performance by Sparta&K M.R. Vidjone who chalked up a comfortable 74-56 road win at Uni Györ to stay unbeaten in EuroLeague Women Group A.

The 23-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Good Angels Kosice, justified the decision to bring her back into the mix with an outstanding 19 points which were accrued via 8-of-9 floor shooting.

The visitors were on top pretty much from tip to buzzer, posting a 17-4 run either side of the first and second quarter break to move 34-18 ahead, and facilitate the early use of cruise control.

Only Vieru wasn't interested in slowing down and taking her foot off the gas. She fired 11 points during a terrific third period which stretched the lead out at one stage to 62-35 after one of her baskets.

The hosts outscored their opponent 14-4 during the last six minutes of the game to limit the damage just a little bit, but they were thoroughly outclassed by the former four-time champions who gave healthy minutes to their entire roster to fully showcase their strength in depth.

A miserable 1-of-11 from three-point range didn't help Uni Györ with Krisztina Raksanyi one of the few home players anywhere near par on a night to forget for the Hungarian club.

She finished with a relatively efficient 11 points and four rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Uni Györ vs. Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje

Györ head coach Ákos Fűzy:
"This was a loss we can live with. I'm happy with how we played in the second half, as a couple of my players couldn't really get in rhythm at the start of the match. Our zone defense, at least, caused some uncomfortable moments for Sparta&k, and if our rebound conversion could have been better, the final score might have been closer."

Sparta&K head coach Pokey Chatman:
"All week long we prepared for a team that knows its game very well. As much as we're dubbed a star studded team with a good offensive game, we concentrated on having good defense and converting rebounds."

Györ player Krisztina Raksányi:
"Our EuroLeague Women matches are really great for building our team. Tonight's match against Sparta&k was really good."

Sparta&K player Natalia Vieru:
"We were counting on Györ as a strong team, and got what we expected. It was a tough match, but this time we were a little better."

Accumulated statistics

38.1%

24/63
FG
M/A

50.0%

30/60

44.2%

23/52
FG2P
M/A

54.5%

24/44

9.1%

1/11
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

6/16

87.5%

7/8
FT
M/A

72.7%

8/11

35

11/24
RT
RO/RD

35

8/27

16

AS

21

17

TO

16

10

ST

10

2

BS

4

17

PF

17

56

Pts

74

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