Israel59-78

13-28, 13-21, 26-10, 7-19

Greece

 

Date: 21.09.2003, 19:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Pyrgos (GRE) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Jaroslav Janac (SVK), Tomas Jasevicius (LTU)
TEAM LEADERS
Israel Greece
Limor Mizrachi (25)PtsAnastasia Kostaki (19)
Limor Mizrachi (5)RebSofia Kligkopoulou (11)
Limor Mizrachi (4)ASSofia Kligkopoulou (3), Anastasia Kostaki (3)
Limor Mizrachi (3), Tamar Palmon Maoz (3)STAtalanti Tasouli (5)
BSSofia Kligkopoulou (1), Anastasia Kostaki (1)

GAME REPORT

21.09.2003
Israel 59 Greece 78

Greece returned to top form, albeit against strugglers Israel, as they captured their first triumph of
the European Championships on Sunday.

Victory was virtually assured in the first 10 minutes when the Greeks stormed out to a 28-13 advantage.

They added to that and led 49-26 at half-time and cruised to a 78-59 win.

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Greece's Anastasia Kostaki (19 points) and Israel's Lior Mizrachi (25 points)
There were a few nervous moments for the Greeks when Israel staged a brave 3rd quarter comeback attempt. But Greece kept their composure and quickly resumed their iron clad grip on the game.

Greece, who stunned France in their final warm-up game, came into the tournament a confident bunch but they were torn apart by the Czech Republic and Poland in their opening games.

They have not given up on a place in the final eight.

Guard Atalanti Tasouli said: "We needed this win, especially after our hard and successful preparation.

"We did not start the tournament well. But we feel better now and we hope we can get another win and qualify for the quarter-finals."

As for Israel, going winless in this tournament in looking a very real possibility.

Their Limor Mizrachi led all scorers with 25 points.

COACH QUOTES

21.09.2003
Quotes Greece - Israel

Moshe Weinkrantz, Head Coach, Israel

"It was difficult for us to come back from 20 points down and Greece was the better team."

Giorgos Tsitskaris, Head Coach, Greece

"We played well in the first half, particularly our defense against Mizrachi and Cohen."

"We relaxed a little bit in the 3rd quarter and they came back, but we stretched our lead again in the 4th."

"We now have one win but we need another one to get to the quarter-finals."

Atalanti Tasouli, Greece

"We needed this win, especially after our hard and successful preparation. We did not start the tournament well. But we feel better now and we hope we can get another win and qualify to the quarter-finals."

"This team is much better than our team at the 2001 European Championship."

 

Top performers

Israel Greece

Limor Mizrachi

 

Anastasia Kostaki

25Pts19
5Reb8
4AS3
3ST2
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Israel Greece
22/59FG M/A23/47
13/32 (40.6%) FG2P M/A15/27 (55.6%)
9/27 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/20 (40.0%)
6/11 (54.5%) FT M/A24/31 (77.4%)
23 (7-16) Reb (O-D) 39 (7-32)
13AS12
13TO17
8ST9
0BS2
25PF17
59Pts78

PHOTO GALLERY

ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Suez Karni, L. 71/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0011010012
5Cohen, L. 150/50.00/30.00/20.00/00.0112221010
6Natho, N. DNP
7Mizrachi, L. 3510/1758.85/5100.05/1241.70/10.00554230425
8Shwartz, O. 262/1118.21/616.71/520.01/250.0123120046
9Noy, T. 261/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0011110013
10Grinboym, R. 40/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0011100012
11Epstein, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
12Palmon Maoz, T. 373/837.51/333.32/540.03/475.01343130511
13Zeevi, S. 241/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0314111042
14Arbel, S. 244/757.14/757.10/00.00/20.0112030048
15Sharon, S. DNP
TOTAL22/ 5937.313/ 3240.69/ 2733.36/1154.5716231313802559
GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Prassa, S. 71/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0011100013
5Kostaki, A. 304/666.73/3100.01/333.310/1376.90883521219
6Deli, A. 151/425.00/00.01/425.03/3100.0011100006
7Gkouzini, V. DNP
8Tasouli, A. 395/955.62/366.73/650.02/2100.02460250315
9Maltsi, E. 286/1250.04/757.12/540.00/00.00551010214
10Saregkou, P. 212/2100.02/2100.00/00.05/862.5022141049
11Lymoura, I. DNP
12Nikolaidou, P. DNP
13Samoroukova, M. 221/425.01/425.00/00.03/475.0415240035
14Vasileiou, E. DNP
15Kligkopoulou, S. 383/837.53/837.50/00.01/1100.011011320127
TOTAL23/ 4748.915/ 2755.68/ 2040.024/3177.4732391217921778
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

Israel Greece

Limor Mizrachi

 

Anastasia Kostaki

25Pts19
5Reb8
4AS3
3ST2
0BS1
35Min30

TEAM STATS

Israel Greece
22/59FG M/A23/47
13/32 (40.6%) FG2P M/A15/27 (55.6%)
9/27 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/20 (40.0%)
6/11 (54.5%) FT M/A24/31 (77.4%)
23 (7-16) Reb (O-D) 39 (7-32)
13AS12
13TO17
8ST9
0BS2
25PF17
59Pts78