Belgium83-67

20-17, 16-15, 22-15, 25-20

Ukraine

 

Date: 24.09.2003, 16:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Amaliada (GRE) Spectators: 500
TEAM LEADERS
Belgium Ukraine
Ann Wauters (30)PtsMaryna Doroshenko (11), Olga Lyashkova (11)
Ann Wauters (15)RebOlena Zherzherunova (14), Lyubov Alyoshkina (13)
Nele Deyaert (5)ASIuliia Lapshynova (3)
3 players tied with 2STOlena Ogorodnikova (3), Olga Lyashkova (3)
Ann Wauters (1)BSOlena Zherzherunova (1), Olga Lyashkova (1)

GAME REPORT

24.09.2003
Belgium 83 Ukraine 67

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Ann Wauters had 30 points and 15 rebounds against Ukraine
Belgium's first mission at the European Championships was to battle their way into the quarter-finals.

Their second was to spring a major upset and then dream of winning a medal.

The first was accomplished on Wednesday afternoon with a 83-67 triumph over the Ukraine, a result which secured fourth place in Group B for Belgium ahead of Hungary.

The success was their second of the competition and means that Hungary can't reach the quarter-finals even with a victory over Slovakia on Wednesday night since they lost to Belgium (72-67).

The games teams play against each other are used as the first tie-breaker when teams are level on wins at the end off the group stage.

The loss completed a nightmare week for the Ukraine, who lost all five of their group games.

Their losing streak started on opening day when Eva Seres hit a three-pointer with time running out to give Hungary a victory over the Ukraine.

Their agony continued on Tuesday when led unbeaten Spain at half-time, only to fall apart in the second half.

Belgium, who are in the European Championships for the first time since 1985, were well aware of the dangers they posed.

An upset looked as if it might be on the cards when Yuli Korzhenevska came up with a steal and a fast-break to pull the Ukraine to within 47-45 early in the third quarter but Belgium managed to keep their noses in front, thanks particularly to Ann Wauters.

The 6ft 4in centre immediately went to the other end, made a basket and was fouled on the play. She sank the free throw for a five-point lead.

Wauters would end up pouring in a game-high 30 points on nine of 16 shooting from the field, and 12 of 13 from the free throw line. She also had 15 rebounds.

Belgium led 58-47 lead with 10 minutes to play and a desperate Ukraine, who made nine of 18 three-pointers against Spain, failed to hit the mark.

They missed four threes in the fourth quarter and were just one of 14 in the game and 20 of 69 (29%) from the field over all.

Top performers

Belgium Ukraine

Ann Wauters

 

Lyubov Alyoshkina

30Pts8
15Reb13
2AS0
0ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Belgium Ukraine
28/52FG M/A20/69
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A19/55 (34.5%)
4/9 (44.4%) FG3P M/A1/14 (7.1%)
23/37 (62.2%) FT M/A26/35 (74.3%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 46 (22-24)
14AS7
16TO16
8ST10
1BS2
27PF32
83Pts67

PHOTO GALLERY

BELGIUM
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Charlier, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
5Vercauteren, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000000012
6De Roose, C. 265/862.55/5100.00/30.00/00.00001120310
7Wambe, K. 313/475.03/475.00/00.03/1127.3033341029
8Maclot, C. 10/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0000000001
9De Mondt, A. 314/757.11/425.03/3100.01/250.00111300412
10Deyaert, N. 291/520.01/333.30/20.04/757.1145552056
11Van Malderen, L. 195/862.54/757.11/1100.00/00.01451110511
12Wauters, A. 379/1656.39/1656.30/00.012/1392.3312152201230
13Boonen, D. 221/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011102042
14Brus, C. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
15De Roeck, N. 10/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0101000010
TOTAL28/ 5253.824/ 4355.84/ 944.423/3762.2625311416812783
UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Kyrychenko, R. DNP
5Lapshynova, I. 162/540.01/333.31/250.01/333.3011300056
6Zherzherunova, O. 301/166.31/147.10/20.04/666.78614122156
7Tsekova, I. 90/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0000012042
8Lyashkova, O. 215/1050.05/771.40/30.01/250.00221331311
9Burenok, V. DNP
10Doroshenko, M. 252/540.02/450.00/10.07/977.82241100411
11Pys'Mennyk, O. DNP
12Alyoshkina, L. 352/633.32/633.30/00.04/580.05813020058
13Fen'ko, O. 182/540.02/450.00/10.02/2100.0022140006
14Ogorodnikova, O. 273/742.93/742.90/00.02/2100.0325023048
15Leleka, V. 193/1323.13/933.30/40.03/475.0415010029
TOTAL20/ 6929.019/ 5534.51/ 147.126/3574.32224467161023267
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

Belgium Ukraine

Ann Wauters

 

Lyubov Alyoshkina

30Pts8
15Reb13
2AS0
0ST0
1BS0
37Min35

TEAM STATS

Belgium Ukraine
28/52FG M/A20/69
24/43 (55.8%) FG2P M/A19/55 (34.5%)
4/9 (44.4%) FG3P M/A1/14 (7.1%)
23/37 (62.2%) FT M/A26/35 (74.3%)
31 (6-25) Reb (O-D) 46 (22-24)
14AS7
16TO16
8ST10
1BS2
27PF32
83Pts67