CB Rivas 64-56

15-16, 16-15, 20-17, 13-8

Bourges Basket

 

Date: 29.02.2012, 20:00hVenue:   Rivas-Vaciamadrid (ESP) Spectators: 1250
Referees:  Mauro Pozzana (ITA), Athanasios Ikonomou (SWE), Zafer Yilmaz (TUR)
TEAM LEADERS
CB Rivas  Bourges Basket
Essence Carson (20)PtsCatherine Joens (18)
3 players tied with 8RebEmmeline Ndongue (10)
Anna Cruz (5)AS3 players tied with 2
Asjha Jones (3)STStyliani Kaltsidou (4)
Sandra Pirsic (2)BSEndene Miyem (1)

GAME REPORT

29.02.2012
Rivas Crash The Final Eight Party

Rivas Ecopolis completed the field at the Final Eight of the EuroLeague Women with a gritty 64-56 triumph over Bourges.

Wednesday night's win in Spain gave hosts Rivas a 2-1 series victory against the giants of France, who scored just one point over the last 4:16 of the contest and eight in the third quarter.

Rivas have joined Ros Casares, Wisla Can-Pack Krakow, Fenerbahce, Sparta&K Moscow Region, Beretta-Famila Schio, UMMC Ekaterinburg and hosts Galatasaray in the last phase of the competition, which will be played from the 28th of March to the 1st of April in Istanbul.

The game, as expected, was tight from start to finish but Rivas prevailed after solid performances from Anna Cruz, Asjha Jones, Essence Carson, Elisa Aguilar and Sandra Pirsic.

Cruz finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Jones scored 13 points, corralled eight boards and came up with a team-high three steals.

Essence Carson led Rivas in scoring with 20 points and was a perfect nine of nine at the free-throw line.

Rivas were 18 of 21 at the line as a team.

Aguilar picked her spots as well to help get Rivas to the showpiece event in Istanbul.

When her jump shot on a fast break fell through the hoop with 4:10 remaining, the Spaniards led 56-55 and they were in front to stay.

Slovenian Pirsic then swatted two shots that put the hosts on the way to victory.

She blocked Celine Dumerc's lay-up attempt and after Rivas added to their advantage with a Carson three-ball, Pirsic rejected Stella Kaltsidou.

Cruz followed that defensive play by scoring at the other end for a 61-55 Rivas lead with 2:44 to go.

Bourges coach Valérie Garnier called a timeout and tried to get the home side out of their rhythm and inject some self-belief into the French team.

But Kaltsidou turned the ball over when play resumed and on their next possession, Catherine Joens missed a jumper.

The French outfit, after Cruz split a pair of free-throws for a 62-56 lead, handed the ball right back when Joens turned it over.

Carson added two more free-throws for the 64-56 win.

Joens did everything she could for Bourges, making four of six shots from long range.

She scored 18 points and Endene Miyem added 12, but Garnier's team really had no one else that consistently put the ball in the basket as their EuroLeague Women campaign came to an end.

COACH QUOTES

29.02.2012
Quotes Rivas Ecopolis vs. Bourges

Miguel Méndez (Rivas Ecópolis coach):
"I'm so happy about qualifying to the Final Eight in Istanbul; we've worked so hard to do it and we were able to do it after a tough series against Bourges. We were expecting another close game, and I have to congratulate my players for the defence they played, stopping Bourges at 56 points. After halftime we knew that we had to go after the game without thinking of any other thing, and the crowd played a key role also. We were running out of energy in the last minutes, but that's what home court advantage is good for, our fans gave us a lot of energy."

Valerie Garnier (Bourges Basket coach):
"I have to congratulate Rivas Ecópolis, they deserved to advance. It's been another tough game, but basketball is a team sport, and we committed today some mistakes, missing some easy shots and lacking some defence sometimes. We had our chances, but let the game slip from us on some details."

Elisa Aguilar (Rivas Ecópolis guard):
"I'm so happy to advance to the Final Eight with Rivas Ecópolis, I've been playing finals with other strong teams, but it feels special to do it with a growing team like this one is. It's been a tough game, but we knew that playing defence was key for us to get the win. We made some adjustements in the second half, and it all worked out well."

Celine Dumerc (Bourges Basket guard):
"We didn't play good constantly in this game, letting them have some advantages in the score. We tried to come back, but in the end, we were not able to play well on key plays. We knew it would be a tough game, and we knew we will have our chances, but I think that Rivas deserve to advance overall. Playing at home helps a lot in a competition like EuroLeague, where you can find so many teams playing at the same level."

Top performers

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket

Anna Cruz

 

Catherine Joens

16Pts18
8Reb1
5AS2
0ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket
22/55FG M/A23/59
20/50 (40.0%) FG2P M/A18/42 (42.9%)
2/5 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
18/21 (85.7%) FT M/A5/11 (45.5%)
38 (7-31) Reb (O-D) 33 (7-26)
6AS8
12TO11
6ST8
3BS1
14PF21
64Pts56

PHOTO GALLERY

CB RIVAS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Nicholls , L. 220/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0112010010-10
*5Carson, E. 375/1533.34/1330.81/250.09/9100.0178141118920
9Treffers, K. DNP
*10Aguilar, E. 374/1136.43/933.31/250.00/00.0022020011109
11Gimeno, V. 80/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010020-100
13Valdemoro, A. DNP
*14Jones, A. 345/1435.75/1435.70/00.03/475.0268013025313
*15Cruz, A. 346/1154.56/1154.50/00.04/666.70885200361716
21Perez, M. DNP
22Garcia, G. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000001000-20
24Krivacevic, T. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-20
25Pirsic, S. 202/366.72/366.70/00.02/2100.0246011231166
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL22/ 5540.020/ 5040.02/ 540.018/2185.77313861263142164
BOURGES BASKET
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Bernies, R. DNP
6Kublina, I. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000110
*7Miyem, E. 325/1145.55/1145.50/00.02/2100.0022231122-512
*8Kaltsidou, S. 312/922.21/616.71/333.32/540.0257214036-127
*9Dumerc, C. 333/1225.03/742.90/50.00/00.0022011021-146
*10Digbeu, J. 201/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.012311102102
11Joens, C. 357/1258.33/650.04/666.70/00.0011210030-818
12Amant, M. 31/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/20.000001002122
*14Ndongue, E. 313/742.93/742.90/00.01/250.01910021052-107
15Brown, K. 121/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.013410002062
TEAM/COACH22410
TOTAL23/ 5939.018/ 4242.95/ 1729.45/1145.57263381181211456
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket

Anna Cruz

 

Catherine Joens

16Pts18
8Reb1
5AS2
0ST0
0BS0
34Min35

TEAM STATS

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket
22/55FG M/A23/59
20/50 (40.0%) FG2P M/A18/42 (42.9%)
2/5 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
18/21 (85.7%) FT M/A5/11 (45.5%)
38 (7-31) Reb (O-D) 33 (7-26)
6AS8
12TO11
6ST8
3BS1
14PF21
64Pts56

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeCB RIVAS ScoreBOURGES BASKET
09:47   Substitution: 10 J. Digbeu out,
11 C. Joens in
09:4215 A. Cruz Turnover (Travelling)   
09:20 0 - 2 11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:0514 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
08:4514 A. Jones Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3814 A. Jones Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 E. Miyem Steal
08:33 0 - 4 7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Kaltsidou
08:155 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
08:04 0 - 6 9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:445 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
07:34   14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 E. Ndongue
07:29 0 - 8 14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:1415 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 2 - 8 
07:0815 A. Cruz Foul drawn   11 C. Joens Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:0815 A. Cruz Free throw MADE(1/1) 3 - 8 
06:5115 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3914 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 5 - 8 
06:1510 E. Aguilar Def. Rebound   14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5615 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
05:415 E. Carson Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2914 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 7 - 8 
05:2514 A. Jones Foul drawn   7 E. Miyem Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:2514 A. Jones Free throw MADE(1/1) 8 - 8 
05:0714 A. Jones Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
05:0010 E. Aguilar Def. Rebound   11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:415 E. Carson Turnover (5 secs)   
04:2515 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2010 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz 
10 - 8 
03:5414 A. Jones Steal   7 E. Miyem Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:434 L. Nicholls Turnover (Ball Handling)   9 C. Dumerc Steal
03:36 10 - 10 9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
03:2110 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 L. Nicholls  
  
03:0710 E. Aguilar Turnover (Travelling)   
03:07   Substitution: 11 C. Joens out,
15 K. Brown in
03:07   Substitution: 14 E. Ndongue out,
10 J. Digbeu in
02:5314 A. Jones Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
02:3515 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 12 - 10 
02:2915 A. Cruz Foul drawn   15 K. Brown Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:29Timeout   
02:2915 A. Cruz Free throw MADE(1/1) 13 - 10 
02:29Substitution: 15 A. Cruz out,
11 V. Gimeno in 
  
02:14Team Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:005 E. Carson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 E. Miyem Def. Rebound
01:4511 V. Gimeno Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
01:45   Substitution: 9 C. Dumerc out,
11 C. Joens in
01:4214 A. Jones Def. Rebound   11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:315 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 15 - 10 
01:14 15 - 12 7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:0010 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
00:43 15 - 14 8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:3411 V. Gimeno Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
00:3414 A. Jones Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw missed(1/1)
00:1914 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
00:02 15 - 16 10 J. Digbeu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 E. Miyem
00:02Substitution: 10 E. Aguilar out,
22 G. Garcia in 
  
00:0222 G. Garcia 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00   Substitution: 8 S. Kaltsidou out,
14 E. Ndongue in
TimeCB RIVAS ScoreBOURGES BASKET
09:4314 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 C. Joens Def. Rebound
09:22 15 - 19 11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:035 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 17 - 19 
09:005 E. Carson Foul drawn   10 J. Digbeu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:00Substitution: 4 L. Nicholls out,
15 A. Cruz in 
  
09:00Substitution: 11 V. Gimeno out,
24 T. Krivacevic in 
  
09:005 E. Carson Free throw MADE(1/1) 18 - 19 
08:4522 G. Garcia Steal   14 E. Ndongue Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:415 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 K. Brown Def. Rebound
08:24   14 E. Ndongue Turnover (Out of bounds)
08:24   Substitution: 15 K. Brown out,
9 C. Dumerc in
08:085 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 A. Jones 
  
08:0414 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
07:51 18 - 21 11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
07:4015 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
07:2924 T. Krivacevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   14 E. Ndongue Foul drawn
07:29   Substitution: 7 E. Miyem out,
12 M. Amant in
07:26Substitution: 22 G. Garcia out,
10 E. Aguilar in 
  
07:14 18 - 23 12 M. Amant 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 J. Digbeu
06:5914 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 23 
06:5514 A. Jones Foul drawn   12 M. Amant Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:5514 A. Jones Free throw MADE(1/1) 21 - 23 
06:38 21 - 25 14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:2214 A. Jones Foul drawn   14 E. Ndongue Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:2214 A. Jones Free throw missed(1/2)   
06:2214 A. Jones Free throw MADE(2/2) 22 - 25 
06:09 22 - 28 11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:4815 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 C. Dumerc Def. Rebound
05:3415 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2515 A. Cruz Foul drawn   9 C. Dumerc Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
05:25Timeout   
05:25   Substitution: 10 J. Digbeu out,
8 S. Kaltsidou in
05:215 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 24 - 28 
05:03   14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 S. Kaltsidou
04:5715 A. Cruz Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
04:57Substitution: 24 T. Krivacevic out,
25 S. Pirsic in 
  
04:57 24 - 29 8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:575 E. Carson Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw missed(2/2)
04:3914 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
04:1925 S. Pirsic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   12 M. Amant Foul drawn
04:19Substitution: 14 A. Jones out,
4 L. Nicholls in 
  
04:19   12 M. Amant Free throw missed(1/2)
04:19   12 M. Amant Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 8 S. Kaltsidou
04:1315 A. Cruz Foul drawn   12 M. Amant Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
12 M. Amant Turnover (Offensive foul)
04:13   Substitution: 12 M. Amant out,
7 E. Miyem in
04:0025 S. Pirsic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
03:3725 S. Pirsic Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2310 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 25 S. Pirsic 
  
03:1925 S. Pirsic Turnover (Ball Handling)   14 E. Ndongue Steal
03:145 E. Carson Block
Team Def. Rebound 
  8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
03:09Timeout   
03:0215 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 26 - 29 
02:30   Team Turnover (24 secs)
02:165 E. Carson Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 S. Kaltsidou Steal
01:5415 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4310 E. Aguilar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz 
29 - 29 
01:184 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:0825 S. Pirsic Foul drawn   14 E. Ndongue Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
01:08   Substitution: 14 E. Ndongue out,
10 J. Digbeu in
01:0825 S. Pirsic Free throw MADE(1/2) 30 - 29 
01:0825 S. Pirsic Free throw MADE(2/2) 31 - 29 
00:4325 S. Pirsic Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   7 E. Miyem Foul drawn
00:35 31 - 31 7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 C. Joens
00:1710 E. Aguilar Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 S. Kaltsidou Steal
00:075 E. Carson Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeCB RIVAS ScoreBOURGES BASKET
10:00Substitution: 4 L. Nicholls out,
14 A. Jones in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 10 J. Digbeu out,
14 E. Ndongue in
09:535 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 33 - 31 
09:2715 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:1310 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 25 S. Pirsic 
  
09:0825 S. Pirsic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 35 - 31 
08:4725 S. Pirsic Def. Rebound   11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3514 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
08:19   9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
07:5525 S. Pirsic Def. Rebound   9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:405 E. Carson Foul drawn   8 S. Kaltsidou Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:405 E. Carson Free throw MADE(1/2) 36 - 31 
07:405 E. Carson Free throw MADE(2/2) 37 - 31 
07:4025 S. Pirsic Steal   7 E. Miyem Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:2815 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 39 - 31 
07:12 39 - 33 7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 C. Joens
06:5910 E. Aguilar 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 E. Carson 
  
06:545 E. Carson Foul drawn   8 S. Kaltsidou Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
06:54   Substitution: 8 S. Kaltsidou out,
10 J. Digbeu in
06:485 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 E. Miyem Def. Rebound
06:335 E. Carson Foul drawn   7 E. Miyem Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
7 E. Miyem Turnover (Offensive foul)
06:33   Substitution: 7 E. Miyem out,
6 I. Kublina in
06:1514 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
05:5914 A. Jones Steal   10 J. Digbeu Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:505 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 J. Digbeu Def. Rebound
05:35 39 - 35 9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:1915 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 41 - 35 
05:0215 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   10 J. Digbeu 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:5314 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz 
43 - 35 
04:49Timeout   
04:49Substitution: 5 E. Carson out,
11 V. Gimeno in 
  
04:39 43 - 37 11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:2025 S. Pirsic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz 
45 - 37 
04:00 45 - 40 11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:0015 A. Cruz Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   6 I. Kublina Foul drawn
03:4814 A. Jones Steal   9 C. Dumerc Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:4414 A. Jones Foul drawn   9 C. Dumerc Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
03:44   Substitution: 9 C. Dumerc out,
15 K. Brown in
03:44   Substitution: 6 I. Kublina out,
7 E. Miyem in
03:3014 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 J. Digbeu Def. Rebound
03:0625 S. Pirsic Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4910 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 47 - 40 
02:20   14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: Team
02:17Substitution: 15 A. Cruz out,
5 E. Carson in 
  
02:17   Substitution: 14 E. Ndongue out,
8 S. Kaltsidou in
02:09 47 - 43 8 S. Kaltsidou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 E. Miyem
01:485 E. Carson Foul drawn   11 C. Joens Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
01:48Substitution: 25 S. Pirsic out,
4 L. Nicholls in 
  
01:485 E. Carson Free throw MADE(1/2) 48 - 43 
01:485 E. Carson Free throw MADE(2/2) 49 - 43 
01:3411 V. Gimeno Def. Rebound   7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:185 E. Carson Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Kaltsidou Steal
00:594 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   7 E. Miyem Foul drawn
00:59 49 - 44 7 E. Miyem Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:59 49 - 45 7 E. Miyem Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:4611 V. Gimeno Turnover (Bad Pass)   10 J. Digbeu Steal
00:40 49 - 48 11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 K. Brown
00:265 E. Carson Foul drawn   10 J. Digbeu Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
00:265 E. Carson Free throw MADE(1/2) 50 - 48 
00:265 E. Carson Free throw MADE(2/2) 51 - 48 
00:115 E. Carson Def. Rebound   10 J. Digbeu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:055 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
00:00Substitution: 11 V. Gimeno out,
15 A. Cruz in 
  
00:00   Substitution: 11 C. Joens out,
9 C. Dumerc in
00:00   Substitution: 10 J. Digbeu out,
14 E. Ndongue in
TimeCB RIVAS ScoreBOURGES BASKET
09:48 51 - 50 15 K. Brown 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:285 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 K. Brown Def. Rebound
09:1014 A. Jones Def. Rebound   15 K. Brown 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5514 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 E. Carson 
53 - 50 
08:32 53 - 52 14 E. Ndongue 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
08:165 E. Carson Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
5 E. Carson Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
07:5815 A. Cruz Def. Rebound   8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:4714 A. Jones 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 K. Brown Def. Rebound
07:21   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 K. Brown
07:04 53 - 54 7 E. Miyem 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Kaltsidou
06:4814 A. Jones Foul drawn   14 E. Ndongue Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
06:3915 A. Cruz Foul drawn   15 K. Brown Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
06:39   Substitution: 14 E. Ndongue out,
10 J. Digbeu in
06:3915 A. Cruz Free throw MADE(1/2) 54 - 54 
06:3915 A. Cruz Free throw missed(2/2)   8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
06:2214 A. Jones Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   10 J. Digbeu Foul drawn
06:22   Substitution: 15 K. Brown out,
11 C. Joens in
06:22Substitution: 14 A. Jones out,
25 S. Pirsic in 
  
06:115 E. Carson Def. Rebound   10 J. Digbeu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5215 A. Cruz Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Kaltsidou Steal
05:27   11 C. Joens 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 J. Digbeu
05:235 E. Carson Def. Rebound   10 J. Digbeu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0310 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team 
  
04:58Substitution: 4 L. Nicholls out,
14 A. Jones in 
  
04:495 E. Carson Foul drawn   8 S. Kaltsidou Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
04:49   Substitution: 7 E. Miyem out,
14 E. Ndongue in
04:375 E. Carson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 C. Dumerc Def. Rebound
04:1625 S. Pirsic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   14 E. Ndongue Foul drawn
04:16   14 E. Ndongue Free throw missed(1/2)
04:16 54 - 55 14 E. Ndongue Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:1010 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 56 - 55 
03:4825 S. Pirsic Block
14 A. Jones Def. Rebound 
  9 C. Dumerc 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
03:255 E. Carson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Cruz 
59 - 55 
03:0025 S. Pirsic Block
15 A. Cruz Def. Rebound 
  8 S. Kaltsidou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:4415 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 61 - 55 
02:41Timeout   
02:41   Substitution: 10 J. Digbeu out,
7 E. Miyem in
02:24   8 S. Kaltsidou Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:1915 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   7 E. Miyem Block
14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
02:1910 E. Aguilar Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   9 C. Dumerc Foul drawn
01:535 E. Carson Def. Rebound   11 C. Joens 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:2910 E. Aguilar 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 A. Jones 
  
01:1610 E. Aguilar Foul drawn   14 E. Ndongue Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
01:16Timeout   
01:0115 A. Cruz 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Kaltsidou Def. Rebound
00:4615 A. Cruz Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   8 S. Kaltsidou Foul drawn
00:46   8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw missed(1/2)
00:46 61 - 56 8 S. Kaltsidou Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:3715 A. Cruz Foul drawn   11 C. Joens Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
00:3715 A. Cruz Free throw MADE(1/2) 62 - 56 
00:3715 A. Cruz Free throw missed(2/2)   14 E. Ndongue Def. Rebound
00:215 E. Carson Steal   11 C. Joens Turnover (Ball Handling)
00:125 E. Carson Foul drawn   14 E. Ndongue Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 5th)
00:125 E. Carson Free throw MADE(1/2) 63 - 56 
00:125 E. Carson Free throw MADE(2/2) 64 - 56 
00:07   9 C. Dumerc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket
22/55FG M/A23/59
20/50 (40.0%) FG2P M/A18/42 (42.9%)
2/5 (40.0%) FG3P M/A5/17 (29.4%)
18/21 (85.7%) FT M/A5/11 (45.5%)
38 (7-31) Reb (O-D) 33 (7-26)
6AS8
12TO11
6ST8
3BS1
14PF21
64Pts56

top performers

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket

Anna Cruz

 

Catherine Joens

16Pts18
8Reb1
5AS2
0ST0
0BS0
34Min35

COACH QUOTES

29.02.2012
Quotes Rivas Ecopolis vs. Bourges

Miguel Méndez (Rivas Ecópolis coach):
"I'm so happy about qualifying to the Final Eight in Istanbul; we've worked so hard to do it and we were able to do it after a tough series against Bourges. We were expecting another close game, and I have to congratulate my players for the defence they played, stopping Bourges at 56 points. After halftime we knew that we had to go after the game without thinking of any other thing, and the crowd played a key role also. We were running out of energy in the last minutes, but that's what home court advantage is good for, our fans gave us a lot of energy."

Valerie Garnier (Bourges Basket coach):
"I have to congratulate Rivas Ecópolis, they deserved to advance. It's been another tough game, but basketball is a team sport, and we committed today some mistakes, missing some easy shots and lacking some defence sometimes. We had our chances, but let the game slip from us on some details."

Elisa Aguilar (Rivas Ecópolis guard):
"I'm so happy to advance to the Final Eight with Rivas Ecópolis, I've been playing finals with other strong teams, but it feels special to do it with a growing team like this one is. It's been a tough game, but we knew that playing defence was key for us to get the win. We made some adjustements in the second half, and it all worked out well."

Celine Dumerc (Bourges Basket guard):
"We didn't play good constantly in this game, letting them have some advantages in the score. We tried to come back, but in the end, we were not able to play well on key plays. We knew it would be a tough game, and we knew we will have our chances, but I think that Rivas deserve to advance overall. Playing at home helps a lot in a competition like EuroLeague, where you can find so many teams playing at the same level."

Top performers

CB Rivas  Bourges Basket

Anna Cruz

 

Catherine Joens

16Pts18
8Reb1
5AS2
0ST0
0BS0

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