EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/19/2008Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Challenge Cup Final Four will be held on 29th of February and 1st of March. Nevezis Kedainiai and Panevezys Techasas will play in the first semifinal, while VEF Riga will meet Liepajas Lauvas in the second. This means that we will enjoy the Lithuanian and Latvian battles in the semis and the Final will consist of Lithuanian-Latvian squads.
Liepajas Lauvas captured a ticket to the Final Four by overcoming Suduva/Arvi 92:62. Mareks Jurevicus (198-F-85) scored 18 points in this crucial contest. The team won 5 games in a row to reach the Final Four. VEF Riga finished the season with 15-5 with the last 4 games won.
Nevezis Kedainiai is the favorite as the team finished the season on the first spot even though the team has the same record, 15-5 with VEF Riga. Nevezis Kedainiai won the last 6 games including 85:89 in the last game over Triobet. Its opponent Panevezys Techasas stayed on top for some time in the League but finished with three losses in a row. The team however was lucky to advance with 12-8 record, the one that 2 other teams had but did not qualify.
Estonia will not be represented in the last stage of the tournament as two teams from the country finished far behind from the first four. Dalkia/Nybit with 8-12 finished on the 9th spot, while Tar.Fausto with 4-16 on the 10th.
The venue of the Final Four is to be decided.
In the games that were played yesterday Nymburk improved to 28-1 record after a road 54:83 win over BK Kondoři Liberec. The first quarter was a disaster for the hosts that lost 2:24. Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-78, college: St.Cloud St.) led the winners with 23 points. Jan Pastyrik (208-C-83) ended up with 16 points in the losing clause. Kolin beat Usti Labem 98:66, Ostrava overcame USK Praha 77:69. Decin was stronger than Sadska 100:70 and Prostejov won over A Plus 102:74.
In last game o 29th round Mattoni NBL Pardubice won 77-59 over Novy Jicin. Geofin scored first points as last as 6th minute and lost first quarter 30-5. Home team had edge over visitors more than 30 points, but later in the game Pardubice lost concentration and Geofin revised score. Very good performance in winner‘s team demonstrated Kamaldin Gamma (10 pts and 9 rebounds) and Jiri Novotny (16 pts). Robert Sarovic in Geofin's jersey ended up game with 17 points (message from Geofin by Radek Horak)
Czech Republic will play in Group D in the next EuroBasket that will take place in Poland from 7th through 20th September 2009. So the draw of the qualifying stage in Division A was held in Italy. Seventeen teams were distributed into 4 groups. Three groups will comprise 4 teams and one will consist of 5 contenders. The top team in each group and three more best-ranked squads will automatically qualify for EuroBasket. One more spot will be raffled off in an additional qualifying tournament.
Group A drawn together Italy and Serbia that will definitely fight for the top spot. Alongside this obvious favorites Bulgaria will try to make impact. Hungary and Finland can also come up with some sort of surprises.
Group B will enjoy the battle of last EuroBasket participants Latvia and Portugal clash together. Macedonia and Estonia will also fight for the lucky ticket.
Group C seems as the toughest possible one. Turkey and France are obvious favorites, while Ukraine and Belgium are ambitious teams that are capable of sensation at this stage.
Group D brought together Czech Republic, Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Great Britain.
The draw of the preliminary round of U20 European championship was performed in Venice, Italy. Division B tournament will take place in Targu Mures, Romania in early August. The teams were distributed in 4 groups with 5 teams in Groups A, B and C and 4 teams in Group D. Two best teams out of each group will advance to the qualifying round. In Group B Czech Republic will play against Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Azerbaijan.
Korisliiga, Round 33-34: Honka (Espoo) defeated Kataja (Joensuu) 86-80 on Monday's TV-game. Honka got a slow start (1st quarter 19-29),
but won all three other quarters and the contest. Honka had all starters in double (13-21 pts) figures. Matt Williams (200-F-77, college: Montana) led Honka both in pts (21) and in rbs (11). Kataja won the rbs 27-38, but had 18 TOs (Honka only seven). Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) scored 22 pts for Kataja.
Honka - Kataja 86-80 (37-46) (Matt Williams 21/11, Jukka Matinen 15 - Louis Hinnant 22, Andre Foreman 19).
Energy Invest finally beats TSU
After two consecutive losses against TSU (cup and regular season) leading Georgian team, Energy, managed to beat TSU. For Energy nice show had experienced Zviadi Babiashvili (200-F-78) with 23 points and 12 rebounds and Jovan Stefanov (208-F-83, college: Ill.-Chicago) with 21 point, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists. For TSU excellent game had Davit Barbakadze (204-F-82) he scored 22 points and Shalva Khetsuriani (197-G/F-83) came up with 19.
With the score 84:84 and 3:25 seconds left on the clock in the second half Jovan Stefanov entered the game and scored his final 15 points to seal the game (that included a three pointer four lay-ups and four free throws).
Avia's fourth quarter comeback secures an important win
At the end of the third quarter Dinamo had a solid lead of 12 points, but that wasn't enough. Avia's great shooting in the final period of the game was main weapon for this win. Final score was 94:86 in favor of Avia. Konstantine Tugushi (193-G-84) had another great game, while Viktor Sanikidze's (203-F-86) help did not result in a win. After the game there was a big quarrel between the Dinamo's coach players and referees. Luckily everything was resolved peacefully.
Shermadini GREAT again...
Vita is playing well as of late. This time it was a close 75:73 win over Maccabi that proved that. Vita was led by Mikheil Berishvili (205-F-87, agency: Naiditch Entertainment) 21 points and 7 rebounds and Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-G-85) 19 points.
On the other end Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89, agency: Life Sports) had 47 points and 15 rebound. It is this season's new scoring record. This young man seems like he is getting in a real good shape and looks like he is ready for this year's NBA draft. However that wasn't enough for his struggling team. Maccabi just doesn't have anyone else to help him. Giorgi Shermadini was named as MVP of this round.
Panathinaikos having an amazing Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, college: Alabama) in its roster thrashed Panagiotis Giannakis team in its home court with 64-82 in a game with the difference going as high as 25 points. The Green three point bombings were amazing and with 16 successfull shots, 7 of which from Kennedy, Obradovic's team added anothe road win and its winning record to16-0. Top scorer was the American Kennedy Winston with 27 points (MVP of the 16th week too) followed by Spanoulis and Batiste with 14 and 13 respectively. On the other hand, the talented Serbian Milos Teodosic (196-G-87) was the red stand out, scoring 12 points being the only player with double digits. Second scorer was Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) with 8 points while Lynn Greer (186-G-79, college: Temple) finished the game pointless.
The other games of the week had the following results:
Rethymno-Olympia Larissas 78-71
Top scorers: Sotiris Karapostolou (195-G-80, college: S.New Hampshire) 16 and Mike King (193-G-78, college: George Washington) 13
PAOK - Marousi 65-70
Top scorers: Dimitris Verginis (194-G-87) 13, Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) 18
Panionios - Olimpiada Patras 95-67
Top scorers: Aleksandar Capin (186-G-82) 17, Vasilis Soulis (208-C-76) 17
Panellinios - Kolossos Rodou 97-77
Top scorers: Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) 22, Giorgos Diamantopoulos (195-F-80) 20
AEL 1964 - Egaleo 69-79
Top Scorers: Billy Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) 19, Prodromos Nikolaidis (201-F-78) 18
AEK - Aris 77-62
Top scorers: Alexandros Kyritsis (195-G-82) 23 and from Aris Thessalonikis Bracey Wright (191-G-84, college: Indiana) 19
The round 1 of Final 4 of Excellent League will begin today, Titleholders Zain will meet the 4th place team Al Riyadi/Aramex Amman, While Orthodox will be waiting Arena Amman who did super finish of the regular season following their win over Zain by 10 points...
- The Final Four of Excellent League schedule:
* Round 1 (Tuesday 19/2):
Zain - Arena
Al Riyadi/Aramex - Orthodox
* Round 2 (Sunday 24/2):
Arena - Orthodox
Zain - Al Riyadi/Aramex
* Round 3 (Wednesday 27/2):
Arena - Al Riyadi/Aramex
Orthodox - Zain
* Round 4 (Friday 29/2):
Arena - Zain
Orthodox - Al Riyadi/Aramex
* Round 5 (Sunday 2/3):
Orthodox - Arena
Al Riyadi/Aramex - Zain
* Round 6 (Wednesday 5/3):
Al Riyadi/Aramex - Arena
Zain - Orthodox
# JJ out of Zain
The american center of Zain Jonathan Jones (211-C-79, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM)) will today after taking his release from the team according to the player himself.....
JJ said that he is looking for a chance to be back to europe and he support his team and hope for them the best in the reminder of the league and upcoming tournaments.
Zain is now searching for a center with big career to replace JJ......
SEB Baltic Basketball League
VEF Riga - Sakalai (Vilnius) 92-72
Gulbis 18, Jeromanovs 14, Aleksejevs 11; Kurtinaitis 20, Matulis 20, Sinica 12
Liepajas Lauvas - Arvi/Suduva (Marijampole) 92-62 (30-11; 26-16; 17-15; 19-20)
Jurevicus 18, Pusaudzis 15, Johnson 11; Tatarunas 21, Sirvydis 13, Joneliunas 11
Bumerangs/Gulbene/ASK - Alytus 90-70 (23-15, 21-9, 21-28, 25-18)
Uldis Rudzitis (192-G-78) 20, Poznaks 18+12reb, Sokolovs 14; Varnelis 19, Adomavicius 11, Golokvoscius 11
1. Nevezis 15-5
2. VEF Riga 15-5
3. Liepajas Lauvas 13-7
4. Techasas 12-8
5. Arvi/Suduva 12-8
6. Aisciai/Atletas 12-8
7. Sakalai 9-11
8. Alytus 8-12
9. Triobet/Dalkia 8-12
10. Fausto 4-16
11. Bumerangs/ASK 2-18
Nevezis - Techasas
VEF Riga - Liepajas Lauvas
Gallos de Pelea Cd.Juarez continue unstoppable in the
Texas Professional Basketball League (TPBL). And this past
saturday and sunday , went on the road against the other top candidate
in the TPBL to win the championship , the Lake Jackson Lakers.
In the first game at the Brazoswood gym the Lakers fought against the
Mexican team , that have the most experience players in the TPBL.
At the end of the first period the game was 30 - 28 , but in the second
quarter Omar Duran (173-G-81, college: UTEP) had the hot hand , with 3
consecutives 3 point shots while Leonard Owens (198-F, college: UTEP)
finished that qurter with 11 points , at halftime the lead was 66 - 50 Gallos.
In the third quarter the Lakers came back thanks to Ruben Owens and helping
the Lakers to close the gap 88 - 77.But Gallos in the fourth quarter made another
run 13 - 4 and maked there way to another win. Finishing the game 121 - 107 Gallos.
The best players for Lake Jackson were:
Jonah Broussard (178-G-83, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: Lubbock Christian) with
Sylvester Simple (202-F/C-82, college: Wiley) with 19 points.
The top scores for the Juarez team were:
Leonard Owens (198-F, college: UTEP) with 32 points
Omar Duran (173-G-81, college: UTEP) 16 points.
In sunday's game Lake Jackson came back and now they dint waste time and tried to win
the game for there fans , and they did ! they won the game by a score of 106 - 95 and break
the 11 winning streak for the Juarez team in the league. The top player for Gallos sunday was
Toraino Johnson (194-F/G-80, college: Utah St.) with 22 pts followed by
Daniel Anaya (180-G-78, college: W.New Mexico) with 16 points.
In more news Gallos de Pelea added one week ago , mexican center
Enrique Gonzalez (205-C-68) ' el palmita' has return to one of his home's
to the Gallos team , now in the TPBL. 'Palmita' how he's called played with Gallos from 2000 to 2004
in the CIMEBA and LNBP and it's one of the fans favorites in the Juarez team.
In some news from the LIMEBA , that its just around the corner
to open the season in march 7. The Pioneros of Delicias are back to the league
with the help of local government and industralists from Delicias the Pioneros
will have another chance to win the LIMEBA since the last played in 2005 were
they won the championship that year.
Some of the players that are expected to return to Pioneros are the fan favorites
who played in the 2005 season with Pioneros are:
Wiyle Petty (197-F-79, college: Johnson C. Smith)
Marco Spears (194-G-79, agency: TASM, college: Johnson C. Smith)
and more local players.
In the teams expected to play this 2008 season are:
Panteras Tec Chihuahua
and to confirm in these day's are Gallos De Pelea Cd.Juarez.
One NAIA men's basketball team looks to survive and go undefeated in 2007-08. In Division I, No. 2 Georgetown (Ky.) is 25-0 and next plays at Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday. Three clubs fell from the undefeated ranks last week. No. 1 Morningside (Iowa) in Division II had its 23-0 start snapped on Feb. 6. In Division I, No. 3 Lee (Tenn.) lost for the first time (Feb. 8) in 21 games and No. 1 Mountain St. (W.V.) had gone 24-0 before a loss to Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Feb. 12.
In the next week (Feb. 14-20), there are eight games scheduled with both teams ranked in the current NAIA Coaches' Poll.
Thursday, Feb. 14
#3 LSU-Shreveport - LA 71 @ #8 Xavier - LA 55, FINAL
#24 Oklahoma Baptist 60 @ #10 Oklahoma City 88, FINAL
Tuesday, Feb. 19
#5 Concordia - CA @ #16 Point Loma Nazarene - CA
Saturday, Feb. 16
#21 Oklahoma Wesleyan 61 @ #8 Ozarks - MO 89, FINAL
Wednesday, Feb. 20
#18 (tie) Northwestern - IA @ #1 Morningside - IA
#14 Grace - IN @ #10 Bethel - IN
#16 Northwood - FL @ #17 Embry-Riddle - FL
#24 Valley City State - ND @ #18 (tie) Jamestown - ND
In Spain, Daniel Santiago played a 'partidazo' and his team Unicaja Malaga defeated Estudiantes Madrid 87-71. Santiago was the MVP of the game, He scored 21 pts (6/9 2pts, 9/12 FT) + 5 rebs.
Peter John Ramos played only 12 minutes with 2 pts (0/2 2pts, 2/2 FT), 1 block and 4 rebs and his team was defeated by Joventut Badalona 89-63.
In Turkey, Besiktas won easily against Oyak Renault 78-68. 'The Wizard' Rick Apodaca did not play and Christian Dalmau played 18 minutes with 0 pts, 2 rebs and 4 assts.
In Poland, Turow was defeated by Bank BPS 74-72, Andres Rodriguez played 23 minutes with 4 pts (4/4 FT)+2 assts. In Germany, Paderborn was defeated by Frankfurt 88-68. For Nathan Peavy a good game with 12 pts (3/3 2pts, 1/2 3pts, 3/3 FT) and 1 reb.
In the Adriatic League, Siroki was defeated by Buducnost 70-64, for Sharif Fajardo 9 pts (0/1 2pts, 0/2 3pts, 9/10 FT) in 20 minutes.
The last round of the Slovak League brought another win for SKANSKA Pezinok that improved already to 20-6 record. In a game versus HBK Prievidza the favorite celebrated 65:71 road victory. The first half of the game was mostly the decisive in the game as the guests won it by 18 points. Dusan Snopko (195-G-75) led the winners with 17 points. Kozlik and Brlit followed him with 10 points each. Storcel produced 16 points in the losing clause.
Inter overcame Slavia TU Kosice 86:68 as the team started the game with 29:13 in the first quarter. Later on the hosts dominated in the court as well and finished the campaign truthfully. Dusan Pandula (195-F-84) and Homola top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Michal Batka (205-C-87) produced the same number of points for the guests.
In another games BK CASTA SPU Nitra beat Chemosvit Svit 81:70. Slovintegra Levice won a battle over ESO CLUB Lucenec 81:80. Nova Ves stole the win from MBK Rieker Komarno 58:67 and MBK Handlova destroyed BK Dolny Kubin 109:70.
The next games are scheduled for February 20th.
BK CASTA SPU Nitra - Chemosvit Svit 81:70 (21:25, 18:24, 19:11, 23:10)
BK CASTA SPU Nitra: Hill 27, Brock Gillespie (188-G-82, college: Rice) 21, Cervenka 12
Chemosvit Svit: Martin Bilik (194-F-87) 22, Klaric 21, Znanec 6
HBK Prievidza - SKANSKA Pezinok 65:71 (12:17, 9:22, 20:14, 24:18)
HBK Prievidza: Storcel 16, Puljko 11, Immink 11
SKANSKA Pezinok: Dusan Snopko 17, Kozlik 10, Brliť 10
MBK Rieker Komarno - Nova Ves 58:67 (15:11, 19:11, 9:19, 15:26)
MBK Rieker Komarno: Stipe Pivac (204-F/C-78, agency: Heinrich Sports) 15, Fapso 13, Barisic 12
Nova Ves: Marcel Madaj (200-F-78) 16, Pesta 16, Hovaňak 9
Slovintegra Levice - ESO CLUB Lucenec 81:80 (19:21, 23:21, 21:19, 18:19)
Slovintegra Levice: Dragan Ristanovic (191-G-66) 20, Klein 19, Lutovsky 13, Klar 13
ESO CLUB Lucenec: Bicvic 14, Praznovsky 13, Kovacevic 11
MBK Handlova - BK Dolny Kubin 109:70 (22:13, 43:22, 14:22, 30:13)
MBK Handlova: Ludovit Smacko (195-G/F-73) 35, Stefanik 19, Milosevic 17
BK Dolny Kubin: Davor Kurilic (202-F-82) 31, Cvitanovic 13, Petrovic 9
Inter Bratislava - Slavia TU Kosice 86:68 (29:13, 15:23, 20:16, 22:16)
Inter Bratislava:Dusan Pandula 22, Homola 22, Novak 16
Slavia TU Kosice: Michal Batka 22, Stojanovic 19, Misinsky 16
|Adriatic L. Standings|
Banco di Sicilia Ribera - Lavezzini Parma 85 - 68
(18-21, 39-37, 60-52)
BANCO DI SICILIA RIBERA: Farris S. 5 (1/1), Duffy M. 25 (2/3, 5/5), Favento S. dnp , Bona G. (0/1), Riccardi E. (0/1, 0/1), Montagnino J. 15 (5/7, 1/6), Perfetti C. 6 (2/3), Pys'Mennik O. 13 (3/7, 1/1), Razmaite D. 13 (5/10), Ziomara Morrison (193-C-89, agency: Players Group) 8 (4/6). Coach Anselmo Paolo Francesco
LAVEZZINI PARMA: Maiorano M. (0/1), Stabile S. 7 (0/5, 2/2), Paparazzo E. 2 (1/2), Zanoni I. 12 (2/4, 2/2), Battisodo V. , Van Malderen L. 11 (3/11, 1/1), Mahoney M. 21 (6/7, 2/2), Zanon M. 4 (2/5), Screen J. 11 (3/7), Sulciute E. (0/2). Coach Scanzani Maurizio
Famila Wuber Schio - Italmoka Pozzuoli 90 - 58
(26-17, 46-25, 70-38)
FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Consolini C. 2 (1/2, 0/1), Moro E. 6 (2/3), Butler D. 5 (1/3, 1/3), Donaphin B. 11 (5/5), Masciadri R. 5 (1/4, 1/4), Jenna Rubino (183-G-85, college: De Paul) 14 (4/6, 2/5), Ngoyisa B. 9 (3/8), Ress K. 8 (4/8), Ciampoli F. 7 (2/6, 1/1), Macchi L. 23 (5/6, 4/5). Coach Orlando Sandro
ITALMOKA POZZUOLI: Paparo N. (0/3), Cirov T. 7 (1/3, 0/1), Ferazzoli I. dnp, Franchetti M. 5 (1/3, 1/3), Minervino M. 2 (1/4), Grima H. 20 (4/10, 4/6), Linguaglossa E. dnp, Grasso A. 2 (1/4), Andjelic N. 10 (2/4, 2/7), Dixon T. 12 (2/9, 2/2). Coach Palumbo Carlo Fulvio
Fiera di Roma - Germano Zama Faenza 67 - 55
(20-11, 41-30, 53-44)
FIERA DI ROMA: Di Battista F. (0/1, 0/4), Hodges D. 19 (3/9, 2/7), Cinili S. 4 (2/2), Mendes Da Silva T. dnp, Servillo M. dnp, Scimitani S. 3 (1/1), Machanguana C. 15 (7/17), Jana Lichnerova (190-C-76) 7 (3/4, 0/2), Beljanski M. 14 (3/7, 2/2), Gattini C. 5 (2/4). Coach Incecchi Sandro
GERMANO ZAMA FAENZA: Eric M. 5 (1/1, 1/3), Franchini M. 5 (2/7, 0/4), Ramon E. 5 (1/3, 1/4), David I. 13 (6/11, 0/1), Casadio G. 6 (2/3), Jokic D. 7 (3/4), Bandini E. (0/1), Knezevic A. 6 (2/5), Dos Santos C. 8 (2/7), Chiarini A. dnp. Coach Rossi Paolo
Gescom Viterbo - Phard Napoli 78 - 64
(18-11, 39-33, 62-45)
GESCOM VITERBO: Danzi D. 6 (3/5), Kouznetsova S. dnp, Santucci L. 8 (2/3, 1/2), Brunelli G. dnp, Smith B. 16 (6/11), Michelle Maslowski (188-F/C-79, college: Drexel) 22 (10/17), Limoura L. 4 (2/3, 0/4), Siccardi V. 10 (2/5, 1/4), Gorla L. 5 (1/1, 1/2), Crepaldi C. 7 (2/2, 1/5). Coach Agresti Claudio
PHARD NAPOLI: Bargigli C. dnp, Paterna S. 3 (1/1), Cirone M. 17 (3/8, 3/4), Mauriello P. 2 (1/2, 0/3), Giauro S. 2 (1/5), Gentile I. 3 (0/2, 1/3), Horasan Y. (0/5), Ndiaye A. 6 (3/7), Lesdema N. 5 (2/6), Holland-Corn K. 26 (7/8, 3/10). Coach Molino Nino
Pool Comense - Levoni Taranto 68 - 75
(13-17, 33-42, 48-60)
POOL COMENSE: Bouderra F. 5 (1/7), Bestagno E. dnp, Fabbri V. 8 (4/6), Slavcheva G. 6 (1/3, 1/3), Turner L. 27 (12/14), Invernizzi M. 4 (2/3, 0/2), Hall V. 8 (4/10, 0/1), Zampella A. 5 (0/3, 1/6), Tunguz B. dnp, Sarni S. 5 (1/2, 1/3). Coach Ricchini Roberto
LEVONI TARANTO: Balleggi M. , Greco M. 6 (3/7), Monica Bello (170-G-78) 5 (1/1, 1/1), Zimerle A. 8 (1/3, 1/2), Sauret Gillespie A. 8 (4/10, 0/1), Griffith Y. 6 (3/7), Prado F. dnp, Frohlich L. 13 (2/6, 3/4), Brunson R. 29 (8/14), Masoni M. dnp. Coach Corno Aldo
Umana Venezia - Acer Priolo 62 - 49
(12-13, 29-23, 51-38)
UMANA VENEZIA: Sottana G. 9 (2/4, 1/2), Modica F. 6 (1/3, 1/3), Johnson S. 9 (1/5, 0/1), Sanford N. 5 (1/3), Andrade M. 8 (3/11), Nadalin J. 3 (1/5), Eva Giauro (204-C-86) 11 (5/6), Romagnoli A. dnp, Vujovic A. 11 (0/4, 3/7), Zampieri A. dnp. Coach Riga Massimo
ACER PRIOLO: Gianolla A. 6 (1/2, 0/1), Bonfiglio S. dnp, Palie S. 2 (0/1), Milazzo O. 3 (0/1, 1/1), Fabbri E. dnp, Seino T. 5 (1/1, 1/2), Sciacca B. 5 (0/4, 0/1), Pascalau F. 11 (1/5, 2/3), Meneghel R. 3 (0/3, 1/1), Phillips T. 14 (5/13). Coach Coppa Santino
New Wash Montigarda - Carispe
(14-26, 24-35, 35-49)
NEW WAS MONTIGARDA: Gatti G. 8 (3/6, 0/2), Colico R. (0/1, 0/1), Zanotti E. dnp, Fazio M. 9 (3/7, 0/1), Rossi C., Smith D. 2 (1/4, 0/2), Dimitrova E. 2 (1/2), Albertazzi 8 (3/5, 0/1), Ruzickova M. 2 (0/3), Lawless E. 19 (7/10, 0/2). Coach Fossati Fabio
Tallinn became the unwelcoming place for Barsy Atyrau as the team lost to TLU/VOLTA in the latest game of Baltic League. Estonian team easily won the game 111:47. The score could be even bigger, but the team from Kazakhstan reduced due to 11:17 in the last period. Ashley Wallace (183-C-85, college: Pace) led the winners with 27 points. Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) nailed 19, while Katrin Olmari (184-F-75) posted 14. Krosovskaja produced 14 points in the losing clause.
Even though both teams stay on the bottom TLU/VOLTA desired to prove the masterclass. Estonian team started with 37:8 and shocked the guests from Kazakhstan. Most troubles the visitors saw from Ashley Wallace that shone in the court. With even better defense in the second quarter the hosts produced 29:5 and made the score inappropriate at that time. Both squads disappeared in the lockers with 66:13 for the Estonian team.
A 34:17 in the third saw 100 points status in the end of the third quarter. In order to relax the team did not try hard in the last quarter and Barsy Atyrau could take 11:17 advantage.
In the next game of the long trip Barsy Atyrau will play against with TLU/VOLTA. The game is scheduled for tomorrow.
TLU/VOLTA- Barsy Atyrau 111 : 47 ( 37 : 8, 29 : 5, 34 : 17, 11 : 17 )
TLU/VOLTA: Ashley Wallace 27, Jana Rannaveski 19, Katrin Olmari 14
Barsy Atyrau: Krosovskaja 14, Anastasiya Sevastyanova (168-G-87) 13, Ira Averyanova (182-F-84) 12