Hungary67-72

21-22, 16-13, 14-17, 16-20

Belgium

 

Date: 20.09.2003, 16:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Amaliada (GRE) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Jakub Zamojski (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Hungary Belgium
Emöke Füresz (16), Réka Cserny (16)PtsAnn Wauters (21)
Eva Seres (7)RebAnn Wauters (13)
Réka Cserny (4)ASKathy Wambe (5)
3 players tied with 2STNele Deyaert (3)
BSAnn Wauters (3)

GAME REPORT

20.09.2003
Hungary 67 Belgium 72

Hun-Bel19.jpg
Ann Wauters blocking a shot of Eva Seres
Belgium rode a strong performance from star centre Ann Wauters to beat Hungary 72-67 on Saturday to boost their hopes of a place in the quarter-finals.

In 39 minutes, Wauters poured in 21 points on nine of 17 shooting and hauled down 13 rebounds as Belgium evened their record in Group B to one win and one defeat.

Facing a Hungarian side which was full of confidence after their opening day one-point win over the Ukraine courtesy of a Eva Seres' three-pointer with just four seconds remaining, Belgium relied on Wauters' power under the basket.

The game was a tight affair throughout.

Hungary led 37-35 at half-time but the Belgians came back to lead 52-51 after three quarters and then outscored the Hungarians 20-16 in the final frame.

Hungary were just three of 24 from three-point range for the game.

Caroline de Roose, the Belgium captain, said: "We made a good start and coped well with the comeback from the Hungarian team.

"Today we used Ann Wauters very well, creating opportunities for her inside and in the second half we hit our three-pointers."

For Laszlo Ratgeber, the Hungarian coach, the defeat was extremely hard to take.

"It will now be difficult to win one or two more games to be certain of qualification," he said.

"The team was not aggressive enough on offence or defence and it cannot be that our best scorer only scores five points."

Ratgeber knows, too, that he is going to need more offence out of his biggest scorer, Andrea Károlyi.

She had 16 points to lead the way against the Ukraine but struggled on Saturday and was just two of eight on the game, including one of four from behind the three-point arc.

"The girls are trying their best but this is not the best Hungarian team," Ratgeber said.

COACH QUOTES

20.09.2003
Quotes Hungary - Belgium

Laszlo Ratgeber, Head Coach Hungary:

"It will now be difficult to win one or two more games to be certain of qualification."

"The team was not aggressive enough on offence or defence and it cannot be that our best scorer only scores 5 points."

"The girls are trying their best but this is not the best Hungarian team."

Tiborne Csakany, Hungary:

"I have the feeling that we did not take this game seriously enough. We thought we could easily beat Belgium, which was obviously not true."

Benny Mertens, Head Coach Belgium:

"In the first half we had two problems; 1. our outside shooting was not good and we had to rely only on our inside game; 2. we got into foul trouble. In the second half we managed to control our fouls and made our outside shots, especially the three-pointers in the fourth quarter."

"I am really pleased for my team."

Caroline de Roose, Belgium:

"We made a good start and coped well with the comeback from the Hungarian team. Today we used Ann Wauters very well, creating opportunities for her inside and in the second half we hit our three-pointers."

Top performers

Hungary Belgium

Emöke Füresz

 

Ann Wauters

16Pts21
6Reb13
1AS1
2ST2
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Hungary Belgium
22/61FG M/A25/47
19/37 (51.4%) FG2P M/A20/35 (57.1%)
3/24 (12.5%) FG3P M/A5/12 (41.7%)
20/24 (83.3%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
29 (11-18) Reb (O-D) 29 (6-23)
9AS16
13TO21
10ST9
0BS3
22PF24
67Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

HUNGARY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Englert, O. 80/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0011101010
5Ratkainé Eördögh, E. 202/922.22/450.00/50.02/2100.0033022026
6Székely-Horváth, Z. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000010000
7Cserny, R. 263/1030.03/742.90/30.010/10100.00224200416
8Ivanyi, D. 333/933.32/540.01/425.01/250.0336122058
9Seres, E. 291/425.00/00.01/425.01/250.0437010024
10Füresz, E. 328/1457.18/1266.70/20.00/10.02461120216
11Papp, K. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.0000021014
12Vajda, A. 60/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0101011002
13Keller, A. 112/2100.02/2100.00/00.02/366.7101010046
14Kajdacsi, J. DNP
15Balas-Pirine Karolyi, A. 242/825.01/425.01/425.00/00.0022201015
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL22/ 6136.119/ 3751.43/ 2412.520/2483.31118299131002267
BELGIUM
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Charlier, S. 102/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0112000025
5Vercauteren, K. 80/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0101110020
6De Roose, C. 294/757.13/3100.01/425.00/00.0033122029
7Wambe, K. 314/666.73/560.01/1100.03/650.01345600412
8Maclot, C. DNP
9De Mondt, A. 271/333.31/1100.00/20.03/475.0033121045
10Deyaert, N. 253/3100.01/1100.02/2100.02/2100.00114530410
11Van Malderen, L. 272/540.02/540.00/00.06/6100.00113210310
12Wauters, A. 399/1752.99/1752.90/00.03/3100.0310131323321
13Boonen, D. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000
14Brus, C. DNP
15De Roeck, N. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL25/ 4753.220/ 3557.15/ 1241.717/2181.0623291621932472
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

Hungary Belgium

Emöke Füresz

 

Ann Wauters

16Pts21
6Reb13
1AS1
2ST2
0BS3
32Min39

TEAM STATS

Hungary Belgium
22/61FG M/A25/47
19/37 (51.4%) FG2P M/A20/35 (57.1%)
3/24 (12.5%) FG3P M/A5/12 (41.7%)
20/24 (83.3%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
29 (11-18) Reb (O-D) 29 (6-23)
9AS16
13TO21
10ST9
0BS3
22PF24
67Pts72