Greece End Estonian Fairytale

09 June 2013

EUROBASKET WOMEN 2015

10. Pelagia Papamichail (Greece)
Pelagia Papamichail had 10 points for Greece in their Sunday win

Greece have halted the fairytale run of Estonia in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round on Sunday afternoon, winning 58-43 to, as expected, advance to the semi-finals.

The task of defeating the group favourites proved too big for the Estonians who were restricted to just four points in the first seven-and-a-half minutes as Greece built an early 11-point buffer (14-4) that never came under threat.

It was inside the paint where the majority of the damage was being done as Estonia struggled to maintain Greece's forwards.

Falling further behind in the second frame, it was a much more resolved effort from the Baltic country in the second half - but the damage had been done early and the Greeks were allowed to lower the intensity with the result conclusive.

Zoi Dimitrakou topped Greece's scoring with 12 points whilst Pelagia Papamichail chipped in with 10.

Leading all scorers with 13 points was Estonia's Mirjam Nikolai.

 


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