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Group:  B | 13.09.2006, 19:00h
Group:  B | 13.09.2006, 19:00h
82-59
21 - 1322 - 1613 - 1026 - 20
21 - 1322 - 1613 - 1026 - 20
Venue: Minsk (BLR) |
Spectators: 2800 |
Referees: Gabriel Roceanu (ROU), Maxim Kolychev (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Korshuk Leads Belarus Past Slovakia

Belarus made sure the race to Group B supremacy remained wide open with an 82-59 home triumph at home over Slovakia.

Since dropping their first game at home to the Netherlands, Belarus have beaten Albania and now the Slovaks, who are 2-2.

Dzianis Korshuk, scorer of just two points in the previous two games, led the way for Belarus on Wednesday with 19 points.

His team led from start to finish, although the burst which gave them control came when they held a 12-11 advantage with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter.

Aliaksandr Kudrautsau buried a three-pointer, and veteran center Alexander Koul then dunked twice and Yahor Meshcharakou slammed once as the hosts went on a 9-2 run to lead 21-13 after the opening period.

They held a comfortable lead the rest of the way.

Slovakia struggled in every aspect.

They were out-rebounded 33-24, and shot 13 of 33 (39%) from two point range and just four of 18 (22.2%) on their three-point attempts.

By contrast, Belarus finished 10 of 18 (55.5%) from three-point range, and 17 of 30 (56.6%) inside the arc.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

56.3%

27/48
FG
M/A

33.3%

17/51

56.7%

17/30
FG2P
M/A

39.4%

13/33

55.6%

10/18
FG3P
M/A

22.2%

4/18

58.1%

18/31
FT
M/A

63.6%

21/33

33

9/24
RT
RO/RD

24

8/16

17

AS

9

21

TO

21

15

ST

10

2

BS

1

29

PF

24

82

Pts

59

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