Greece72-49

20-7, 20-11, 19-16, 13-15

Finland

 

Date: 16.06.2012, 19:00hGroup:  EVenue:   Maroussi (GRE) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Damir Javor (SLO), Miroslav Tomov (BUL), Antonis Demetriou (CYP)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Finland
Zoi Dimitrakou (15)PtsTaru Tuukkanen (15)
Pelagia Papamichail (12)RebTaru Tuukkanen (13)
Dimitra Kalentzou (5)ASTaru Tuukkanen (3)
Olga Chatzinikolaou (7)ST4 players tied with 1
Dimitra Kalentzou (1), Olga Chatzinikolaou (1)BSTaru Tuukkanen (1)

GAME REPORT

16.06.2012
Greece Open Campaign With Easy Win

Greece won their first game of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with ease on Saturday.

With a cast of veterans and under the leadership of new coach Alekos Daglas, the Greeks romped to a 72-49 home victory against Finland.

Zoi Dimitrakou led a balanced Greek scoring attack with 15 points.

The hosts took a firm grip on proceedings from the off.

After the Finns opened the scoring, Olga Chatzinikolaou knotted the game at 2-2 and Dimitra Kalentzou followed with a three-ball.

Lay-ups by Pelagia Papamichail and Dimitrakou made it 9-2 for the home side.

When Chatzinikolaou raced in for a lay-up, the lead grew to 15-2 and Finland were in trouble.

By the end of the first quarter, the lead had ballooned to 20-7 and it only got worse in the second as the Greeks built a 40-18 lead by half-time.

Finland, who began their campaign with a 113-54 drubbing of Luxembourg, never seriously threatened in the second half as they fell to 1-1.

Taru Tuukkanen had 15 points for the Finns.

COACH QUOTES

17.06.2012
Quotes Greece vs. Finland

Alekos Daglas, Greece coach:
"I am very pleased with our performance. We had an amazing performance with the exception of a small period when our opponent turned to zone defense and we couldn't score. It was a difficult game because Finland is a very good team. The girls were focused on defense and on the game. This victory does not mean anything. Now we have to pay attention to the next game and achieve our goal."

Zoi Dimitrakou, Greece:
"We worked really hard throughout the period of our preparation. We had some absentees and we tried to cover for the missing players as best as we could. Today we played with our heads and we performed really well in defense. We wanted a victory to start the campaign but now we have to forget that and focus on the next game against Latvia."

Anton Mirolybov, Finland coach:
"Today we had a very bad game. I don't believe that the performance we had in today's game reflects the abilities of the team. Congratulations to the Greek team which is more experienced and stronger than ours. What we are missing is experience and we need time because we have a very young team."

Taru Tuukkanen, Finland:
"Today we didn't repeat our performance for the previous game. Definitely Greece is a very tough opponent and we couldn't respond to the difficulties of the game. We will try to be better from now on and have a better performance in order to achieve the best in the following games."

Top performers

Greece Finland

Olga Chatzinikolaou

 

Taru Tuukkanen

10Pts15
4Reb13
4AS3
7ST0
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Greece Finland
29/74FG M/A17/53
23/48 (47.9%) FG2P M/A16/44 (36.4%)
6/26 (23.1%) FG3P M/A1/9 (11.1%)
8/13 (61.5%) FT M/A14/23 (60.9%)
47 (16-31) Reb (O-D) 41 (9-32)
17AS10
15TO24
18ST4
2BS1
26PF20
72Pts49

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Kalentzou, D. 212/825.00/40.02/450.00/00.0011541123206
5Spatharou, A. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.011210001000
*6Dimitrakou, Z. 255/1338.55/955.60/40.05/683.32353250231615
*7Chatzinikolaou, O. 265/1145.55/1050.00/10.00/00.01344171113510
8Kotsopoulou, M. 92/728.60/20.02/540.00/00.0101000010-76
9Stavridou, N. 90/30.00/00.00/30.00/00.0022010021-120
*10Papamichail, P. 333/742.93/742.90/00.01/250.05712201032237
11Lymoura, I. 130/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.001101003110
12Sotiriou, A. 185/1145.55/771.40/40.01/1100.0224212014911
13Kosma, A. 174/666.72/366.72/366.70/00.02350110422310
14Skiadopoulou, F. 70/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.001101004101
*15Spanou, A. 173/650.03/650.00/00.00/20.024601102176
TEAM/COACH03320
TOTAL29/ 7439.223/ 4847.96/ 2623.18/1361.51631471715182261972
FINLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Bedretdin, M. 100/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.001124000171
*5Tuukkanen, T. 356/1637.56/1442.90/20.03/475.04913300137-1915
*6Kesänen, V. 140/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022120020-180
8Leino, E. 160/40.00/30.00/10.01/250.0000041032-121
*9Wilson, L. 252/633.32/540.00/10.02/366.7123041022-196
10Iiskola, E. 91/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.001101000002
*11Korpivaara, H. 261/520.01/520.00/00.02/366.7022030042-244
12Gross, K. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010040-60
*13Sten, T. 375/1145.55/1145.50/00.04/666.7268001016-1914
14Pounds, D. 140/40.00/20.00/20.00/00.0022251013-190
21Lehtoranta, L. 102/450.01/250.01/250.01/333.3011200002146
22Holopainen, A. DNP
TEAM/COACH25700
TOTAL17/ 5332.116/ 4436.41/ 911.114/2360.993241102441202549
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Greece Finland

Olga Chatzinikolaou

 

Taru Tuukkanen

10Pts15
4Reb13
4AS3
7ST0
1BS1
26Min35

TEAM STATS

Greece Finland
29/74FG M/A17/53
23/48 (47.9%) FG2P M/A16/44 (36.4%)
6/26 (23.1%) FG3P M/A1/9 (11.1%)
8/13 (61.5%) FT M/A14/23 (60.9%)
47 (16-31) Reb (O-D) 41 (9-32)
17AS10
15TO24
18ST4
2BS1
26PF20
72Pts49