Strong First Half Gives Greece Victory

09 September 2006

Greece romped to a 73-62 win against Bulgaria to claim a second win in EuroBasket Women qualifying action on Saturday.

Evanthia Maltsi scored 14 of her game-high 19 points in a dominant first half performance by the Greeks.

Greece turned the screws as early as the the fourth minute with a 13-0 run which opened up a 19-6 lead.

There was no respite for Bulgaria in the second quarter and the advantage grew to as many as 23 points.

Bulgaria reduced Greece's lead to 19 at halftime, but there was no way back for the visitors.

Greece remained firmly in control in the second half and never looked like losing the game.

The Greeks will take on Belarus on Wednesday with the winner taking top spot in the group. Bulgaria meanwhile will look to open their accout with a win against Hungary who are also 0-2.


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