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06.08.2010, 18:00h
06.08.2010, 18:00h
64-38
18 - 816 - 1616 - 414 - 10
18 - 816 - 1616 - 414 - 10
Venue: Poprad |
Spectators: 200 |
Referees: Miguel Anguel Perez Niz (ESP), Zoltan Palla (HUN), Uros Obrknezevic (SRB)

GAME REPORT


Italy Runaway Train Into Semi-Finals

In-form Italy made an easy job of Sweden in the Quarter-Finals of the U18 European Championship Women 2010 in Slovakia to set up a semi-final meeting with France.

Italy scored 25 fastbreaks points as opposed to Sweden's two.

Sweden also suffered from a abysmal 5.5 percentage three-point shooting percentage.

Beatrice Carta led Italy with 11 points and Lucia Morsiani added 10 while Alice Nyström scored 10 for Sweden.

Morsiani put Italy on the scoreboard with a fastbreak layup and with their fast backcourt the Azzure pushed the tempo to go up 17-6. Italy continued to show a team oriented basketball with seven players making at least one basket in the first ten minutes.

Coach Fredrik Jolilamo tried to match Italy with a smaller lineup to give his team more speed and this move paid off with a 6-0 run that reduced the arrears to 18-14. Italy responded with full-court pressing and restored a double digit lead (32-20) with two minutes left in the second quarter.

Italy started the second half with a triple by Marta Masoni and Francesca Dotto's coast-to-coast layup that pulled the Azzures up 39-24 while Sweden couldn't pick up their game and went scoreless for seven minutes until Alice Nyström made a layup.

Italy kept their defensive pressure and forced Sweden to a shot clock violation three times in the third quarter.

Even with Zahui back on the court in the fourth quarter Sweden stayed out of tune and when Irene Cigliani nailed a trey that extended the margin to 30 points with 2:41 to go in the regulation there was no question who was going to be the winner.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

48.1%

26/54
FG
M/A

23.6%

13/55

50.0%

24/48
FG2P
M/A

32.4%

12/37

33.3%

2/6
FG3P
M/A

5.6%

1/18

83.3%

10/12
FT
M/A

73.3%

11/15

37

7/30
RT
RO/RD

36

13/23

13

AS

10

21

TO

30

21

ST

10

1

BS

3

19

PF

16

64

Pts

38

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