Halcon Avenida steals the 5th straight title from Spartak - Apr 10, 2011
Final: Spartak V MR - Perfumerias
Halcon Avenida steals the 5th straight title from Spartak at the
EuroLeague Women Final. Both teams produced another great Final Four
game, while the Spanish squad triumphed with 68:59. Halcon Avenida took
control from the opening quarter and did not allow the defending
champions to recover. The Spanish team grabbed 14:8 lead after 10
minutes adding 16-14 in the second frame. Moreover the third quarter as
well belonged to the new champions as they had 20-16 in it for Marta
Xargay Casademont made it 55:43 and Epiphanny Prince netted two free
throws for 55:45.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin (189-F/C-70, agency:
Josep and Nicolas, college:
St.Edward's) reduced to 55:47 but DeSouza and
Silvia Dominguez (166-G-87) made it 57:48 from the free throw line.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin reduced again to 58:52 and then for 60:54.
Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college:
Houston) and De Mondt were perfect from the line for 64:57 with 1
Silvia Dominguez increased to 66:57 and again
Taj McWilliams-Franklin brought Sparatk back to 7 points. De Mondt
made another two free throws for 68:59 and it became clear at that time
about the winner. That also became the Final score in the game.
Silvia Dominguez paced all the winners with 16 points for the
amazing win. Alba Torrens netted 13, while
Sancho Lyttle collected 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Taj McWilliams-Franklin ended up with 17 points and 11 rebounds in
the losing effort.
Sue Bird (175-G-80, college:
Connecticut) scored 16 and Epiphanny Prince added 12 points.
3rd Place: UMMC - Ros Casares
UMMC stepped on the Euroleague pedestal. They held off Ros Casares in
the consolation final in front of the packed DIVS Sport Hall in
Ekaterinburg. Sandrine Gruda knocked down 14 points, grabbed 9 rebounds
and issued 2 assists to lead UMMC to the win. The lead changed hands for
several times throughout close first frame. Edwige Lawson-Wade capped
the period with a tip-in as the teams entered the second quarter tied at
12. Edwige Lawson-Wade and Fernandez put Ros Casares in front 16:12
immediately after the break. Ros Casares maintained the lead throughout
the second stanza. They arrived at the interval up by three points
Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency:
LBM Management, college:
Georgetown) ignited a 6:0 run from the Spanish team as they
accumulated a 33:24 advantage early in the third quarter. But
Cappie Pondexter (175-G-83, college:
Rutgers) triggered a 13:4 rally from the hosts as they spurred in
front 42:41 at the end of the period.
Deanna Nolan (181-G/F-79, agency:
Josep and Nicolas, college:
Georgia), Stepanova and Arteshina tipped off the fourth quarter with
7 points in a row to put UMMC up by 8 points. Douglas and Edwige
Lawson-Wade cut the deficit at 5-point mark but Sandrina Gruda, Dumerc
and Candace Parker answered with 5 straight points and UMMC cleared off
Deanna Nolan finished with 11 points for UMMC. Candace Parker
produced 10 points and 9 rebounds in the win.
Rebekkah Brunson answered with 12 points and 6 boards for Ros
Casares. Jana Vesela and Edwige Lawson-Wade accounted for 11 points
apiece in the loss.
Rest of the World demolish European side in All
Star Game - Mar 8, 2011
technical units will be announced later this week, as well as the
participants to the three-points shootout. The game's venue is The Sport
and Show Hall 'Gdynia' in Gdynia, Poland.
Spartak Moscow Region clinch SuperCup title
- Oct 18, 2010
Spartak Moscow Region - Athinaikos 70:61
Spartak MR claimed the first trophy of the European season. The
Euroleague champions defeated EuroCup holders Athinaikos in Athens to
celebrate the second straight SuperCup trophy. Last season Spartak MR
crushed Galatasaray in the inaugural SuperCup game.
Noelle Quinn (183-G-85, college:
UCLA) stepped up with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to pace
the Russian powerhouse to the victory tonight.
Cheered up by the Greek fans Athinaikos started the game confidently.
They tried to stay close to Spartak but eventually the Russian team
pulled in front. Spartak posted an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game.
Marina Kress (192-C-80) and
Nicole Soulis (188-F-85, college:
Wisc.-Green Bay) opened the second period with four points in a row
for Athinaikos. However
Ilona Korstine (182-G-80) scored five points in a row to ignite a
12:0 run that put Spartak in charge 34:21. Halftime scoreboard read
41:26 for the Russian team. Osipova,
Noelle Quinn and
Ilona Korstine gave the Euroleague champions a 21-point advantage
midway through the third term.
Aikaterini Sotiriou (187-F-84) helped Athinaikos organize an 8:0 run
late in the period as the Greek team got as close 12 points. Athinaikos
went on a 7:o rally to narrow the deficit at 6-point mark 55:61 midway
through the fourth term.
Olga Chatzinikolaou (181-G-81) sparked hope for Athinaikos as they
narrowed the deficit at just three points 59:62 with a bit more than two
minutes remaining in regulation. But
Noelle Quinn and
Ilona Korstine came up with timely points for Spartak as they ran
away for the victory.
Ilona Korstine provided 15 points for the winners.
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-G-83) added 10 points for Spartak MR.
Dimitra Kalentzou (174-G-78) and
Aikaterini Sotiriou accounted for 12 points each for Athinaikos.
Olga Chatzinikolaou contributed 9 points for EuroCup champions.
Noelle Quinn 18,
Ilona Korstine 15,
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota 10 Athinaikos:
Dimitra Kalentzou 12,
Aikaterini Sotiriou 12,
Olga Chatzinikolaou 9
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