Sparta&K Strength In Depth Downs Brno

17.01.2013

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

7. Isabelle Yacoubou (Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje)
Isabelle Yacoubou claimed a 11-point, 10-rebound double-double in 21 minutes on the floor

Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje moved back to the summit of EuroLeague Women Group A after completing a ruthless 83-51 demolition of BK Imos Brno on the road to secure their eighth win in ten games.

The sheer strength in depth of Sparta&K provided the main thrust for the victory, with head coach Pokey Chatman able to rely on 27 points from her bench players.

Sparta&K entered the court with a bad taste in their mouths having been blown out in the Russian Cup Final by arch rivals UMMC Ekaterinburg, so it was imperative they got back to business and winning ways.

And, they did so in emphatic fashion after an extraordinary second quarter when they managed to limit Brno to just three points during the entire period.

This gave Sparta&K a 43-23 cushion at the midway point of the game and whilst both teams laboured from behind the three-point line, the visitors had too much power in the paint, managing to shoot over 57% inside.

A 14-4 run either side of the third and fourth quarter break underlined the gulf in class as Sparta&K eventually cruised over the finishing line.

There were a bunch of strong performances from the winning team, with French national team centre Isabelle Yacoubou claiming 11 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Nicole Ohlde was the only player to excel for Brno with 19 points.


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