Thursday, January 28, 2010

Polish Cup Quarterfinals 2009 - Krakow 83, Siemens 54

I wonder what cold medicine she's taking?

There are eight teams competing for the Polish Cup, and Krakow took on Siemens, a team standing at 4-13 in the PLKK. It didn't take much for Krakow to win, cruising easily to an 83-54 win and on to the quarterfinals which will take place later in the year.

The box score is here. A gallery of pictures from the game can be found here.

What happened? Very simple: Krakow outscored Siemens 34-6 in the first quarter, and Krakow coasted the rest of the way towards the victory. Even though Siemens won two of the following three quarters, they didn't win by enough to overcome that 28 point first-quarter deficit.

Ugochukwu Oha scored 18 points and 14 rebounds for Siemens (Owa is a graduate of George Washington University). Alena Novikava scored 12 points, four rebounds and five assists for Siemens.

For winning Krakow, Ewelina Kobryn led all scorers for 20 points and 10 rebounds. Marta Fernandez had 14 points and four assists.

Iziane Castro Marques, recovering from a cold, had a so-so game.

11 points
3-for-9 shooting
17 minutes played

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