Denmark69-68

24-19, 13-21, 19-14, 13-14

Estonia

 

Date: 09.09.2006, 15:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Aarhus (DEN) Spectators: 950
Referees:  Chris Dodds (SCO)
TEAM LEADERS
Denmark Estonia
Michael Andersen (15)PtsValmo Kriisa (16), Tarmo Kikerpill (16)
Christian Drejer (8)RebKristjan Kangur (8)
Christian Drejer (7)ASValmo Kriisa (5)
Christian Drejer (2)STJanar Talts (2)
Michael Andersen (1), Christian Drejer (1)BS

GAME REPORT

09.09.2006
Denmark Avenge Estonia Defeat

Denmark and Estonia met on Saturday for the return leg in their Group D EuroBasket qualifying encounter.

Estonia held on for a 50-51 win in the first contest, but it was Denmark who came on top in Aarhus to claim a 69-68 victory, their first of the campaign.

There was a certain element of fortune in the win for Denmark as Estonia had two opportunities to steal the game in the final possession.

Estonia had a wide open three which would have been the game winner had it gone in. The shot was off the mark, but an offensive rebound gave Estonia another chance, which was promptly wasted with a turnover.

"Thomas Soltau made two big free throws and then we had stop them as it came down to their last possession," said Michael Dahl Andersen.

They had an open shot but they passed it on for an open three point shot, which they missed. They got the rebound and then throw the ball away. That's just good fortune."

Estonia assistant coach √úllar Kerde was philosophical in defeat.
 
"It's normal for us to lose a close game. We're still growing up. We're trying to build up a new generation in Estonian basketball," he said.

Five years ago, with the old generation, we were at the finals in Turkey. Now we're trying to build up something new. Sometimes it happens that our players cannot play as we want them to. Of course, nobody wants to lose. Denmark lost by one point lost in Tallinn. That's basketball."
 
Christian Drejer led a balanced Danish attack with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. 

Top performers

Denmark Estonia

Christian Drejer

 

Valmo Kriisa

14Pts16
8Reb6
7AS5
2ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Denmark Estonia
24/58FG M/A19/49
18/36 (50.0%) FG2P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
6/22 (27.3%) FG3P M/A9/24 (37.5%)
15/19 (78.9%) FT M/A21/32 (65.6%)
31 (13-18) Reb (O-D) 29 (11-18)
16AS12
12TO16
3ST5
2BS0
26PF24
69Pts68
DENMARK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Darbo, A. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0101210000
*5Thuesen, M. 130/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000100020
*6Jensen, J. 232/825.02/540.00/30.00/20.0112210024
7Clarance, B. 176/1060.04/580.02/540.00/00.01230100414
8Colman, C. 251/425.00/20.01/250.02/2100.0145110045
9Pedersen, K. DNP
*10Drejer, C. 385/1241.73/475.02/825.02/2100.00887521414
11Langvad, J. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101100000
12Soltau, T. 194/757.13/650.01/1100.04/4100.03140300413
*13Iversen, N. 152/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0112101054
*14Andersen, M. 384/1040.04/1040.00/00.07/977.84151001115
15Sinding, J. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 5841.418/ 3650.06/ 2227.315/1978.91318311612322669
ESTONIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Tein, T. 342/728.60/10.02/633.30/00.0112411036
5Sokk, T. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000012
6Dorbek, G. 81/333.31/250.00/10.02/450.0112000004
*7Kriisa, V. 354/666.70/10.04/580.04/4100.04265300316
8Talts, J. 201/616.70/20.01/425.02/2100.0134112045
9Arbet, G. DNP
*10Allingu, V. 284/944.44/850.00/10.01/333.3022011059
*11Kikerpill, T. 354/1136.42/540.02/633.36/875.00111310216
12Dorbek, E. DNP
13Makke, K. 110/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0022010011
*14Kangur, K. 201/333.31/250.00/10.05/955.6448140057
15Viiask, M. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022000002
TEAM/COACH00020
TOTAL19/ 4938.810/ 2540.09/ 2437.521/3265.61118291216502468
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Denmark Estonia

Christian Drejer

 

Valmo Kriisa

14Pts16
8Reb6
7AS5
2ST0
1BS0
38Min35

TEAM STATS

Denmark Estonia
24/58FG M/A19/49
18/36 (50.0%) FG2P M/A10/25 (40.0%)
6/22 (27.3%) FG3P M/A9/24 (37.5%)
15/19 (78.9%) FT M/A21/32 (65.6%)
31 (13-18) Reb (O-D) 29 (11-18)
16AS12
12TO16
3ST5
2BS0
26PF24
69Pts68