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Group:  E | 03.08.2010, 18:00h
Group:  E | 03.08.2010, 18:00h
51-68
15 - 1512 - 159 - 2115 - 17
15 - 1512 - 159 - 2115 - 17
Venue: Poprad (SVK) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Zoltan Palla (HUN), Emin Mogulkoc (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Russia Confirm Quarters, Slovakia Have To Wait

Russia made absolutely sure of a Quarter-Final place in the U18 European Championship Women 2010 by defeating hosts Slovakia 68-51 in key Group E game Tuesday.

The hosts needed Martina Kissová badly in the game, but she couldn't pick up her game and finished with no points in almost 20 minutes of play.

Yulia Poluyanova and Svetlana Efimova scored 22 and 17 points respectively while Poluyanova posted a 62.5 two-point shooting percentage while she connected with all her attempts beyond the arc. Anastasiya Maksimova added 14 rebounds for the winning side.

Marta Páleníková got Slovakia going with a three-point play, but Efimova hit a triple and added a jumper to put Russia ahead 9-7 with less than five minutes remaining in the first quarter. The home team  tried to play wide and keep the intensity and it paid off as Denisa Domiterová tied the score 15-15 at the end of the first ten minutes.

But better three-point shooting for Russia in the second quarter meant that Russia went into the break leading 30-27.

Russia came out more aggressive after the break and Poluyanova gave them their first double digit lead 41-31 with 5:40 left to play in the third period.

With Efimova and Poluyanova inside Russia had size in the paint and managed to sandwich almost every Slovakian penetration attempt during the third quarter when they went up 36-51 and never looked back.

Coach Martin Pospisil responded and Zuzana Stevove and Martina Letková came off the bench to add some size to the home team in the fourth quarter, but that that move paid off only partially as Russia continued to bombard from beyond the three-point line.

 

Accumulated statistics

33.9%

20/59
FG
M/A

46.2%

24/52

42.1%

16/38
FG2P
M/A

53.6%

15/28

19.0%

4/21
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

63.6%

7/11
FT
M/A

68.8%

11/16

32

11/21
RT
RO/RD

38

9/29

15

AS

17

18

TO

16

11

ST

9

2

BS

6

15

PF

13

51

Pts

68

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