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Group:  C | 15.01.2014, 20:30h
Group:  C | 15.01.2014, 20:30h
68-48
15 - 2218 - 819 - 1016 - 8
15 - 2218 - 819 - 1016 - 8
Venue: Salamanca (ESP) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Fabiana Martinescu (ROU), Damir Kunosic (BIH), Anne Panther (GER)

GAME REPORT


Avenida On Fire, Romp Past Galatasaray

14. Eshaya Murphy (Perfumerias Avenida)
Too hot to handle for Galatasaray: Avenida's Eshaya Murphy

On a EuroLeague Women night when revenge was the main theme, Perfumerias Avenida grabbed their own sweet slice by completing a fantastic 68-48 win against high-flying Galatasaray odeabank.

Fresh from their Turkish Cup success against Fenerbahce, the visitors were left stunned as Eshaya Murphy torched her former club with a near double-double of 23 points and nine rebounds, to carry Avenida to an eye-opening Group C success.

Without the sickness-stricken Alba Torrens to pitch into battle on her former home-court, Galatasaray couldn't match the impressive intensity and defence of Avenida who produced a monstrous rebounding display.

That proved to be the main building block for victory, despite a slow start which witnessed Avenida fall 22-15 behind.

An 18-8 second period restored the confidence of the Spaniards and by doing an excellent job in containing the dangerous Shavonte Zellous, they were able to continue slowing Galatasaray down offensively.

A spectacular 17-4 run across the third and fourth quarter break effectively sealed the deal for Avenida, who are yet to taste defeat at Pabellon Wurzburg.

It also avenged their 81-56 loss in Istanbul on the first night of the season.

Isil Alben top-scored for Galatasaray with 14 points and also added six rebounds and three assists.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Perfumerias Avenida vs. Galatasaray odeabank

Galatasaray player Sancho Lyttle
"We lost, that´s all. They came out stronger, with more energy and we couldn't be at this level. I don't blame us with having played four games in five or six days, but we were tired."
 
Galatasaray head coach Ekrem Memnun
"It was a disaster, a terrific game. My team's second half was really bad, I can't explain why. Obviusly we were very tired, because we played four games in a row, but it is not an acceptable result for us."
 
Avenida player Shay Murphy
"I am really happy with this victory, I can´t believe now that we won by twenty. Thanks to my teammates, to God and, obviously to this fans, it is unblelievable to play here. I love the EuroLeague".
 
Avenida head coach Víctor Lapeña
"I am happy, very, very happy and very proud of my players, all of them (the ones who played and the ones who did not play). It is a very important victory to us but I did not think yet about being in the next round, it is game by game."

Accumulated statistics

43.5%

27/62
FG
M/A

31.7%

19/60

43.1%

22/51
FG2P
M/A

39.5%

17/43

45.5%

5/11
FG3P
M/A

11.8%

2/17

81.8%

9/11
FT
M/A

66.7%

8/12

48

16/32
RT
RO/RD

28

9/19

10

AS

9

12

TO

11

5

ST

4

2

BS

2

14

PF

17

68

Pts

48

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