Eurocup Women advantage for Sony Athinaikos
The first leg of the 2010 FIBA Europe EuroCup Women final was won by Sony Athinaikos (65-57) against Nadezhda Orenburg.
Greek international Dimitra Kalentzou, playing for Sony Athinaikos, scored 16 of her 18 points during the first half of the game. She also finished with 7 rebounds and 3 steals.
The match itself was lively with plenty of high points from both teams.
Monique Currie (left) from Nadezhda with 13 points and Kalentzou with 16 points were the leading scorers at the interval with Athinaikos ahead (35-28).
After the break the hosts reduced their deficit slightly and kept on the heals of the guests (43-46) going into the final quarter.
Currie and Sheana Mosch kept on scoring for the hosts. But unforced turnovers and unnecessary fouls undid their good work.
Ruth Riley and Candice Parker finished the job offensively for Athinaikos to take an 8-point lead into the second game.
Currie finished the game with 21 points, while Mosch contributed 12 points and Anastasiya Veremeenko scored 8 points and collected 11 rebounds in the defeat.
Riley finished the game with 11 points and 7 rebounds while Wiggins scored 9 points. Irena Vizbariene compiled a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds
|Nadezhda Orenburg ||Sony Athinaikos|
|Alexandra Kiryushina DNP||Dimitra Kalentzou 18 |
|Tatiana Dmitrieva DNP ||Iouliti Lymoura 0|
|Tatiana Burik DNP||Olga Chatzinikolaou 8|
|Katsiaryna Snytsina 5||Vakina Volonaki 0|
|Olga Ovcharenko 5||Nikole Soulis 0|
|Anastasiya Veremeenko 8 (11 rebounds)||Gintare Petronyte 3|
|Sheana Mosch 12 ||Polymnia Saregkou 2|
|Natalya Myasoedova DNP||Candice Wiggins 9|
|Tatyana Troina 0||Zoi Kechagia DNP|
|Monique Currie 21||Afroditi Kosma 0|
|Elena Baranova 6||Ruth Riley 11|
|Irena Vizbariene 10 (14 rebounds)|
Sony Athinaikos and Nadezhda Orenburg qualify for final
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Date created: 01 April 2010