Rivas Ecopolis62-57

18-18, 19-12, 13-6, 12-21

ZVVZ USK Prague

 

Date: 14.03.2014, 19:30hVenue:   Rivas-Vaciamadrid (ESP) Spectators: 900
Referees:  Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Barry Peters (NED), Boris Krejic (SLO)
TEAM LEADERS
Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague
Laura Nicholls (22)PtsJelena Dubljevic (22)
Laura Nicholls (11)RebLaia Palau (9), Kia Vaughn (9)
Frida Eldebrink (6)ASLaia Palau (5)
Gaby Ocete (2), Clara Bermejo (2)STJelena Dubljevic (5)
Laura Nicholls (4)BSJelena Dubljevic (2)

GAME REPORT

14.03.2014
Rivas Force Decider In Prague
4. Laura Nicholls  (Rivas Ecopolis)
Laura Nicholls led her team to victory
Rivas Ecopolis responded to a mauling in their EuroLeague Women play-off opener against ZVVZ USK Prague with a gutsy 62-57 home success to stay alive in the competition and force a series decider against the Czech champions.

Jose Hernandez and his team showed bucket loads of character to revive their fortunes, although did have to endure a tense conclusion after briefly threatening to blow a double-figure lead in the closing minutes.

When a free-throw from Swedish national team center  Louice Halvarsson made it 55-44 with less than four minutes remaining on the game clock, it looked like Rivas would comfortably advance and especially with Prague not getting anything to drop.

But, Rivas missed a couple of lay-ups and didn't deal with the full court press particularly well.

As a result, turnovers mounted and Jelena Dubljevic brought Prague back to within five points with a basket on her former home court.

Then, the Montenegrin star made it a one-shot game with eight seconds left, but Frida Eldebrink made the two free-throws needed to get a jubilant Rivas over the line.

The hosts had given themselves a foundation for victory and the cushion they needed via some great work during the second quarter, when a 14-2 run handed them a double-digit lead.

Laura Nicholls finished with a magnificent MVP performance of 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way for the Spanish club, with Dubljevic scoring 22 points for Prague.

COACH QUOTES

14.03.2014
Quotes Rivas Ecopolis vs. ZVVZ USK Prague

José Ignacio Hernández, Rivas Ecópolis Coach:

"We're pretty satisfied after being able to force a third play-off game, and after being capable of playing like this against the second top-seeded team in the EuroLeague. We did a magnificent work across the second and third periods and, then, managed well our options in the final rush. USK Prague is a great team and we have to keep our feet on the ground; we know it will be very difficult back on their court, but we have earned the right to win. After the first game I said to our players that it's rare to stop Viteckova and Elhotova at four combined points, and today they combined for only three, I think we're doing a great job stopping such talented players."

Laura Nicholls, Rivas Ecópolis player

"From my point of view, it's been a beautiful game to watch and to live. We fought all game long, and it was a long one, but we managed to be there every single minute. Of course I feel tired, but I feel more tired when I'm on the bench. I'm happy about my output; I needed a game like this. Obviously, USK Prague is one of the best teams out there in the competition, but we have to believe that we can also win in the third game."

Natalia Hejkova, ZVVZ USK Prague Coach

"We thought that Rivas Ecópolis wouldn't fight this hard in the play-offs, but for sure they did. They played a good game tonight and took advantage of our mistakes; I think we have just played our worst game this season so far. So now we have to regroup and focus on the third game back in Prague, we need to take that win."

Jelena Dubljevic, ZVVZ USK Prague player

"Rivas players were quite focused to the game, they always knew what they wanted to do. We had a number of bad shots, and also missed some easy buckets. There are no excuses, because we played a bad game. Rivas is my second home, but I'm fully devoted to USK Prague and we will give our best in the final game of these play-offs because we want to be in the Final Eight."

Top performers

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague

Laura Nicholls

 

Jelena Dubljevic

22Pts22
11Reb8
2AS1
1ST5
4BS2

Accumulated statistics

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague
24/54FG M/A19/59
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
3/7 (42.9%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A16/17 (94.1%)
33 (8-25) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
13AS8
18TO14
8ST10
5BS3
20PF20
62Pts57

PHOTO GALLERY

RIVAS ECOPOLIS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Nicholls , L. 409/1560.07/1258.32/366.72/366.72911211446522
*5Ocete, G. 341/425.00/30.01/1100.00/00.004424203073
*6Eldebrink, F. 354/1233.34/1136.40/10.05/5100.0033671016-313
7Bermejo, C. 151/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/450.002211204394
8Hassell, J. 224/850.04/850.00/00.00/00.0325001040158
*10Allison, R. 335/1050.05/862.50/20.01/250.0112131011511
11Gimeno, V. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010110-40
20Quevedo, L. DNP
22Mata, I. DNP
23Hermida, M. DNP
*24Halvarsson, L. 150/40.00/40.00/00.01/250.0202100023-91
TEAM/COACH03310
TOTAL24/ 5444.421/ 4744.73/ 742.911/1668.882533131885201962
ZVVZ USK PRAGUE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Stejskalová, M. 201/425.01/333.30/10.02/2100.0011020012-104
*6Palau, L. 362/922.22/825.00/10.03/475.027953204507
*7Dubljevic, J. 298/2040.06/1540.02/540.04/4100.0268155223122
8Burgrová, I. 141/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0000111123-134
*9Vaughn, K. 322/728.62/728.60/00.05/5100.054902003559
10Bartáková, L. DNP
11Elhotova, K. 190/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0101011010-40
12Bjelica, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-30
*13Robinson, D. 294/1330.84/1233.30/10.00/00.0055101052-18
*15Vitecková, E. 171/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.000000001003
33Pocek, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL19/ 5932.216/ 4734.03/ 1225.016/1794.1102333814103202057
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

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague

Laura Nicholls

 

Jelena Dubljevic

22Pts22
11Reb8
2AS1
1ST5
4BS2
40Min29

TEAM STATS

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague
24/54FG M/A19/59
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
3/7 (42.9%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A16/17 (94.1%)
33 (8-25) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
13AS8
18TO14
8ST10
5BS3
20PF20
62Pts57

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeRIVAS ECOPOLISScoreZVVZ USK PRAGUE
09:406 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Ball Handling)   6 L. Palau Steal
09:37 0 - 2 13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
09:234 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   7 J. Dubljevic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:154 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
08:57 Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3924 L. Halvarsson Foul drawn   9 K. Vaughn Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:266 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
08:186 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 2 
07:594 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   6 L. Palau 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:4724 L. Halvarsson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
07:4424 L. Halvarsson Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   7 J. Dubljevic Foul drawn
07:35 2 - 4 13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:1110 R. Allison Turnover (Travelling)   
06:56   15 E. Vitecková 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 J. Dubljevic
06:47   7 J. Dubljevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 L. Palau
06:35 2 - 6 13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:156 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Ball Handling)   13 D. Robinson Steal
06:09 2 - 8 9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 13 D. Robinson
06:0524 L. Halvarsson Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   9 K. Vaughn Foul drawn
06:05Substitution: 24 L. Halvarsson out,
8 J. Hassell in 
  
06:05 2 - 9 9 K. Vaughn Free throw MADE(1/1)
06:0110 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 J. Hassell 
  
05:555 G. Ocete 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
5 - 9 
05:355 G. Ocete Steal   7 J. Dubljevic Turnover (Ball Handling)
05:238 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 L. Nicholls  
7 - 9 
05:056 F. Eldebrink Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:524 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
04:42 7 - 11 6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:175 G. Ocete 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
04:078 J. Hassell Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:506 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 J. Hassell 
  
03:478 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 9 - 11 
03:34   Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
4 M. Stejskalová in
03:24 9 - 14 7 J. Dubljevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
03:065 G. Ocete Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 J. Dubljevic Steal
02:568 J. Hassell Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   9 K. Vaughn Foul drawn
02:56Substitution: 5 G. Ocete out,
7 C. Bermejo in 
  
02:48   7 J. Dubljevic Turnover (Out of bounds)
02:444 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   7 J. Dubljevic Block
6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
02:347 C. Bermejo Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   6 L. Palau Foul drawn
02:22 9 - 16 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:014 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
11 - 16 
01:44   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 L. Palau
01:414 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:257 C. Bermejo 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 13 - 16 
01:22Timeout   
01:22   Substitution: 7 J. Dubljevic out,
12 M. Bjelica in
01:054 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:4810 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
15 - 16 
00:2510 R. Allison Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   4 M. Stejskalová Foul drawn
00:25   Substitution: 13 D. Robinson out,
11 K. Elhotova in
00:25 15 - 17 4 M. Stejskalová Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:25 15 - 18 4 M. Stejskalová Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:056 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 17 - 18 
00:056 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   11 K. Elhotova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
00:056 F. Eldebrink Free throw MADE(1/1) 18 - 18 
00:00   4 M. Stejskalová 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeRIVAS ECOPOLISScoreZVVZ USK PRAGUE
10:00Substitution: 10 R. Allison out,
5 G. Ocete in 
  
09:517 C. Bermejo Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   9 K. Vaughn Foul drawn
09:51 18 - 19 9 K. Vaughn Free throw MADE(1/2)
09:51 18 - 20 9 K. Vaughn Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:278 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 K. Vaughn Def. Rebound
09:116 F. Eldebrink Steal   9 K. Vaughn Turnover (Bad Pass)
09:014 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 20 
08:574 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   12 M. Bjelica Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:574 L. Nicholls Free throw MADE(1/1) 21 - 20 
08:475 G. Ocete Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   6 L. Palau Foul drawn
08:47   6 L. Palau Free throw missed(1/2)
08:47 21 - 21 6 L. Palau Free throw MADE(2/2)
08:284 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 K. Vaughn Def. Rebound
08:16 21 - 23 4 M. Stejskalová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
07:598 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
07:405 G. Ocete Steal   4 M. Stejskalová Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:326 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 23 
06:567 C. Bermejo Def. Rebound   11 K. Elhotova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:537 C. Bermejo Foul drawn   4 M. Stejskalová Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:53   Substitution: 12 M. Bjelica out,
8 I. Burgrová in
06:53Substitution: 6 F. Eldebrink out,
10 R. Allison in 
  
06:3010 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 L. Nicholls  
25 - 23 
06:08   11 K. Elhotova Turnover (Backcourt violation)
06:08   Substitution: 6 L. Palau out,
13 D. Robinson in
06:08   Substitution: 9 K. Vaughn out,
7 J. Dubljevic in
06:0310 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 G. Ocete 
27 - 23 
05:46   7 J. Dubljevic Turnover (Travelling)
05:288 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 29 - 23 
05:1010 R. Allison Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:464 L. Nicholls 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 C. Bermejo 
32 - 23 
04:42Timeout   
04:42   Substitution: 4 M. Stejskalová out,
15 E. Vitecková in
04:42   Substitution: 11 K. Elhotova out,
6 L. Palau in
04:367 C. Bermejo Steal   6 L. Palau Turnover (Bad Pass)
04:3210 R. Allison Foul drawn   6 L. Palau Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:3210 R. Allison Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:3210 R. Allison Free throw MADE(2/2) 33 - 23 
04:138 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   8 I. Burgrová Block
6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
03:587 C. Bermejo Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   8 I. Burgrová Foul drawn
03:58Substitution: 7 C. Bermejo out,
6 F. Eldebrink in 
  
03:498 J. Hassell Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   8 I. Burgrová Foul drawn
03:49 33 - 24 8 I. Burgrová Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:49 33 - 25 8 I. Burgrová Free throw MADE(2/2)
03:344 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 35 - 25 
03:154 L. Nicholls Block
4 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound 
  7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
03:088 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
37 - 25 
02:49   7 J. Dubljevic Turnover (Travelling)
02:49   Substitution: 8 I. Burgrová out,
9 K. Vaughn in
02:49Substitution: 8 J. Hassell out,
11 V. Gimeno in 
  
02:385 G. Ocete 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
02:38 37 - 27 13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
02:1311 V. Gimeno Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
11 V. Gimeno Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  13 D. Robinson Foul drawn
01:5211 V. Gimeno Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:376 F. Eldebrink 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
01:19   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 K. Vaughn
01:1411 V. Gimeno Block   9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 9 K. Vaughn
01:03Timeout   
01:03 Def. Rebound   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:3810 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 4 L. Nicholls  
  7 J. Dubljevic Block
00:314 L. Nicholls 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
00:16 37 - 30 15 E. Vitecková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
00:056 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
00:05Timeout   
00:024 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 D. Robinson Def. Rebound
00:00   13 D. Robinson 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeRIVAS ECOPOLISScoreZVVZ USK PRAGUE
10:00Substitution: 11 V. Gimeno out,
24 L. Halvarsson in 
  
09:274 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 L. Halvarsson 
39 - 30 
09:03 39 - 32 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:406 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 G. Ocete 
41 - 32 
08:244 L. Nicholls Steal   6 L. Palau Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:196 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   6 L. Palau Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:076 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
07:53   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 7 J. Dubljevic
07:475 G. Ocete Def. Rebound   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:435 G. Ocete Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 J. Dubljevic Steal
07:314 L. Nicholls Block   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
07:26   7 J. Dubljevic Technical Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:266 F. Eldebrink Free throw MADE(1/2) 42 - 32 
07:266 F. Eldebrink Free throw MADE(2/2) 43 - 32 
07:115 G. Ocete 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
07:044 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   13 D. Robinson Foul drawn
06:54 43 - 34 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:3224 L. Halvarsson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
06:115 G. Ocete Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
05:564 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 34 
05:474 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   15 E. Vitecková 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2910 R. Allison Turnover (Out of bounds)   
05:29   Substitution: 15 E. Vitecková out,
4 M. Stejskalová in
05:02 Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4724 L. Halvarsson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
04:384 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   9 K. Vaughn Foul drawn
04:38 45 - 35 9 K. Vaughn Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:38 45 - 36 9 K. Vaughn Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:38   Substitution: 9 K. Vaughn out,
8 I. Burgrová in
04:136 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 L. Palau Def. Rebound
03:5710 R. Allison Steal   4 M. Stejskalová Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:404 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 R. Allison 
47 - 36 
03:174 L. Nicholls Block
4 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound 
  7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:564 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   8 I. Burgrová Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:56   Substitution: 7 J. Dubljevic out,
9 K. Vaughn in
02:56   Substitution: 13 D. Robinson out,
11 K. Elhotova in
02:56Substitution: 24 L. Halvarsson out,
8 J. Hassell in 
  
02:3810 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 K. Vaughn Def. Rebound
02:235 G. Ocete Def. Rebound   4 M. Stejskalová 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:586 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 L. Palau Steal
01:575 G. Ocete Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   6 L. Palau Foul drawn
01:57Timeout   
01:358 J. Hassell Steal   8 I. Burgrová Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:336 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   8 I. Burgrová Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
01:33Substitution: 10 R. Allison out,
11 V. Gimeno in 
  
01:198 J. Hassell 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 M. Stejskalová Def. Rebound
01:14   9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 K. Vaughn
01:114 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:556 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 J. Hassell 
  
00:396 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 K. Elhotova Steal
00:286 F. Eldebrink Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   9 K. Vaughn Foul drawn
00:258 J. Hassell Def. Rebound   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:254 L. Nicholls 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
50 - 36 
TimeRIVAS ECOPOLISScoreZVVZ USK PRAGUE
10:00Substitution: 6 F. Eldebrink out,
10 R. Allison in 
  
09:44   11 K. Elhotova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:428 J. Hassell Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   6 L. Palau Foul drawn
09:294 L. Nicholls Block
5 G. Ocete Def. Rebound 
  9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
09:1010 R. Allison Turnover (Travelling)   
08:51   4 M. Stejskalová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 K. Vaughn
08:48 50 - 38 9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:254 L. Nicholls Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 I. Burgrová Steal
08:20 50 - 40 6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 I. Burgrová
07:5910 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 52 - 40 
07:354 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   9 K. Vaughn Offensive Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
9 K. Vaughn Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:35Substitution: 5 G. Ocete out,
7 C. Bermejo in 
  
07:35Substitution: 11 V. Gimeno out,
6 F. Eldebrink in 
  
07:35   Substitution: 9 K. Vaughn out,
7 J. Dubljevic in
07:35   Substitution: 6 L. Palau out,
13 D. Robinson in
07:344 L. Nicholls 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 54 - 40 
07:13   7 J. Dubljevic Turnover (Out of bounds)
07:016 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 J. Dubljevic Steal
06:564 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   7 J. Dubljevic Foul drawn
06:56 54 - 41 7 J. Dubljevic Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:56 54 - 42 7 J. Dubljevic Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:3810 R. Allison 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 L. Nicholls  
  
06:296 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Out of bounds)   
06:128 J. Hassell Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 4th)   8 I. Burgrová Foul drawn
06:12Substitution: 8 J. Hassell out,
24 L. Halvarsson in 
  
06:09 54 - 44 8 I. Burgrová 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 J. Dubljevic
05:517 C. Bermejo Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
7 C. Bermejo Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  4 M. Stejskalová Foul drawn
05:364 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2310 R. Allison 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
05:106 F. Eldebrink Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:5424 L. Halvarsson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 R. Allison 
  
04:406 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 L. Halvarsson 
  
04:38Substitution: 7 C. Bermejo out,
5 G. Ocete in 
  
04:38   Substitution: 4 M. Stejskalová out,
6 L. Palau in
04:38   Substitution: 8 I. Burgrová out,
9 K. Vaughn in
04:376 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 L. Halvarsson 
  
04:336 F. Eldebrink Turnover (Bad Pass)   
04:08   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 K. Vaughn
04:064 L. Nicholls Def. Rebound   9 K. Vaughn 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
03:5724 L. Halvarsson Foul drawn   13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
03:57Timeout   
03:5724 L. Halvarsson Free throw missed(1/2)   
03:5724 L. Halvarsson Free throw MADE(2/2) 55 - 44 
03:34   7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:274 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   9 K. Vaughn Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
03:105 G. Ocete Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 J. Dubljevic Steal
03:01 55 - 46 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:525 G. Ocete Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 J. Dubljevic Steal
02:525 G. Ocete Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   6 L. Palau Foul drawn
02:52Substitution: 10 R. Allison out,
7 C. Bermejo in 
  
02:52 55 - 47 6 L. Palau Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:52 55 - 48 6 L. Palau Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:3624 L. Halvarsson Foul drawn   13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)
02:276 F. Eldebrink 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   9 K. Vaughn Def. Rebound
02:19   6 L. Palau 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 K. Elhotova
02:09 55 - 50 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 L. Palau
02:03Timeout   
02:03Substitution: 24 L. Halvarsson out,
8 J. Hassell in 
  
01:33 Turnover (24 secs)   
01:326 F. Eldebrink Def. Rebound   13 D. Robinson 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:267 C. Bermejo Foul drawn   13 D. Robinson Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 5th)
01:267 C. Bermejo Free throw MADE(1/2) 56 - 50 
01:267 C. Bermejo Free throw MADE(2/2) 57 - 50 
01:12 57 - 52 7 J. Dubljevic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:454 L. Nicholls Foul drawn   15 E. Vitecková Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)
00:454 L. Nicholls Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:454 L. Nicholls Free throw MADE(2/2) 58 - 52 
00:347 C. Bermejo Def. Rebound   7 J. Dubljevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:29Timeout   
00:29Substitution: 8 J. Hassell out,
10 R. Allison in 
  
00:2910 R. Allison 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 F. Eldebrink 
60 - 52 
00:17Timeout   
00:17Substitution: 5 G. Ocete out,
8 J. Hassell in 
  
00:15 60 - 55 7 J. Dubljevic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:127 C. Bermejo Foul drawn   6 L. Palau Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
00:127 C. Bermejo Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:127 C. Bermejo Free throw missed(2/2)   7 J. Dubljevic Def. Rebound
00:064 L. Nicholls Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   7 J. Dubljevic Foul drawn
00:06 60 - 56 7 J. Dubljevic Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:06 60 - 57 7 J. Dubljevic Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:06Substitution: 8 J. Hassell out,
5 G. Ocete in 
  
00:056 F. Eldebrink Foul drawn   6 L. Palau Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 4th)
00:056 F. Eldebrink Free throw MADE(1/2) 61 - 57 
00:056 F. Eldebrink Free throw MADE(2/2) 62 - 57 
00:05Timeout   
00:05   Substitution: 9 K. Vaughn out,
4 M. Stejskalová in
00:05Substitution: 5 G. Ocete out,
8 J. Hassell in 
  
00:047 C. Bermejo Steal   6 L. Palau Turnover (Bad Pass)

Accumulated statistics

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague
24/54FG M/A19/59
21/47 (44.7%) FG2P M/A16/47 (34.0%)
3/7 (42.9%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
11/16 (68.8%) FT M/A16/17 (94.1%)
33 (8-25) Reb (O-D) 33 (10-23)
13AS8
18TO14
8ST10
5BS3
20PF20
62Pts57

top performers

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague

Laura Nicholls

 

Jelena Dubljevic

22Pts22
11Reb8
2AS1
1ST5
4BS2
40Min29

COACH QUOTES

14.03.2014
Quotes Rivas Ecopolis vs. ZVVZ USK Prague

José Ignacio Hernández, Rivas Ecópolis Coach:

"We're pretty satisfied after being able to force a third play-off game, and after being capable of playing like this against the second top-seeded team in the EuroLeague. We did a magnificent work across the second and third periods and, then, managed well our options in the final rush. USK Prague is a great team and we have to keep our feet on the ground; we know it will be very difficult back on their court, but we have earned the right to win. After the first game I said to our players that it's rare to stop Viteckova and Elhotova at four combined points, and today they combined for only three, I think we're doing a great job stopping such talented players."

Laura Nicholls, Rivas Ecópolis player

"From my point of view, it's been a beautiful game to watch and to live. We fought all game long, and it was a long one, but we managed to be there every single minute. Of course I feel tired, but I feel more tired when I'm on the bench. I'm happy about my output; I needed a game like this. Obviously, USK Prague is one of the best teams out there in the competition, but we have to believe that we can also win in the third game."

Natalia Hejkova, ZVVZ USK Prague Coach

"We thought that Rivas Ecópolis wouldn't fight this hard in the play-offs, but for sure they did. They played a good game tonight and took advantage of our mistakes; I think we have just played our worst game this season so far. So now we have to regroup and focus on the third game back in Prague, we need to take that win."

Jelena Dubljevic, ZVVZ USK Prague player

"Rivas players were quite focused to the game, they always knew what they wanted to do. We had a number of bad shots, and also missed some easy buckets. There are no excuses, because we played a bad game. Rivas is my second home, but I'm fully devoted to USK Prague and we will give our best in the final game of these play-offs because we want to be in the Final Eight."

Top performers

Rivas Ecopolis ZVVZ USK Prague

Laura Nicholls

 

Jelena Dubljevic

22Pts22
11Reb8
2AS1
1ST5
4BS2

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