Greece57-90

14-22, 15-27, 16-21, 12-20

Czech Republic

 

Date: 19.09.2003, 19:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Pyrgos (GRE) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Marco Giansanti (ITA), Peter Bodnar (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Czech Republic
Polymnia Saregkou (15)Pts3 players tied with 17
Anastasia Kostaki (8)RebMichaela Feranciková (7), Hana Horakova (7)
Polymnia Saregkou (2), Anastasia Kostaki (2)AS4 players tied with 2
Atalanti Tasouli (3)STHana Horakova (4)
BSMichaela Feranciková (2)

GAME REPORT

19.09.2003
Greece 57 Czech Republic 90

GRE_CZE_samoroukova.jpg
Maria Samoroukova (Greece)
Greece stormed to victories in their last two friendly tournaments but they crashed against the Czech Republic on the opening day of the European Championships.

Michaela Pavlicková, Hana Machová and Lucie Blahuskova all scored 17 points as the Czechs stretched an eight-point lead at the end of the first quarter to 20 by half-time and then marched past the hosts in Pyrgos.

The Czechs, forced to enter this tournament without star 6ft 4in centre Kamila Vodickova because of injury, hardly missed her on this occasion.

Blahuskova, particularly, is the player coach Jan Bobrovsky is hoping will pick up the slack with the Seattle Storm star Vodickova unable to play this year.

The 23-year-old made eight of 12 shots from the field and sank her only free throw in 29 minutes on court.

Pavlicková, who blocked two shots, and Machová were tremendous as each grabbed seven rebounds.

When the Czechs weren't making shots inside or with mid-range jumpshots - they were 32 of 49 for 65.3% - forward Zuzana Klimesova and guard Romana Hamzova were hurting them from long range.

Hamzova made a trio of three-pointers while Klimesova added a pair, as the Czechs made an impressive 45.5% on the night.

The winners will be expecting to improve to two wins in as many games on Saturday since they play Israel, beaten badly in their opening day game against France.

Greece will not have it easy as they try and get back on track against Poland.

COACH QUOTES

19.09.2003
Quotes Czech Republic - Greece

Jan Bobrovski, Head Coach, Czech Republic

"This was one of our best performances and a great start to the competition. We didn't expect to win by so many points but we were well prepared."

Michaela Pavlickova, Czech Republic

"We played well on offense and defense, even though everyone was nervous after 6 weeks of preparation."

Giorgios Tsitskaris, Head Coach, Greece

"We did not expect a game like this and our opponents were excellent. We are looking forward to the next games and our goal still remains to finish in the top 8."

Polymnia Sarekgou, Greece

"Both teams were nervous but they had more experience and shot the ball better. We prepared well but unfortunately we could not show that today."

 

Top performers

Greece Czech Republic

Polymnia Saregkou

 

Hana Horakova

15Pts17
5Reb7
2AS0
1ST4
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Greece Czech Republic
22/64FG M/A37/60
19/45 (42.2%) FG2P M/A32/49 (65.3%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
10/16 (62.5%) FT M/A11/11 (100.0%)
25 (11-14) Reb (O-D) 39 (8-31)
7AS9
11TO13
8ST9
0BS4
13PF17
57Pts90

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Prassa, S. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
5Kostaki, A. 283/1127.32/825.01/333.33/560.01782200310
6Deli, A. 181/425.00/00.01/425.00/20.0000011003
7Gkouzini, V. 161/714.30/30.01/425.02/2100.0314100025
8Tasouli, A. 193/933.33/650.00/30.00/00.0033003016
9Maltsi, E. 313/1127.33/742.90/40.00/00.0213111006
10Saregkou, P. 287/1163.67/1163.60/00.01/333.35052310215
11Lymoura, I. 30/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000000010
12Nikolaidou, P. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
13Samoroukova, M. 303/650.03/650.00/00.04/4100.00000020310
14Vasileiou, E. 30/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
15Kligkopoulou, S. 201/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0022140012
TOTAL22/ 6434.419/ 4542.23/ 1915.810/1662.5111425711801357
CZECH REPUBLIC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Veselá, J. 255/683.34/580.01/1100.00/00.03252110311
5Vecerová, I. 250/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0246111142
6Uhrová, M. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
7Hartigová, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0112000000
8Bednárová, M. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010000
9Horakova, H. 297/1070.07/7100.00/30.03/3100.01670240217
10Hamzova, R. 264/666.72/2100.02/450.02/2100.00332310512
11Feranciková, M. 348/1361.58/1361.50/00.01/1100.00772412017
12Borecká, I. 20/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000000102
13Blahuskova, L. 298/1266.78/1266.70/00.01/1100.01232100117
14Gudzaraidze, Z. 245/1050.03/742.92/366.70/00.00660010112
15Vitecková, E. DNP
TOTAL37/ 6061.732/ 4965.35/ 1145.511/11100.083139913941790
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

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Greece Czech Republic

Polymnia Saregkou

 

Hana Horakova

15Pts17
5Reb7
2AS0
1ST4
0BS0
28Min29

TEAM STATS

Greece Czech Republic
22/64FG M/A37/60
19/45 (42.2%) FG2P M/A32/49 (65.3%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
10/16 (62.5%) FT M/A11/11 (100.0%)
25 (11-14) Reb (O-D) 39 (8-31)
7AS9
11TO13
8ST9
0BS4
13PF17
57Pts90