Spain71-47

17-11, 21-7, 17-13, 16-16

Slovak Republic

 

Date: 20.09.2003, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Amaliada (GRE) Spectators: 800
Referees:  Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Zoran Sutulovic (MNE)
TEAM LEADERS
Spain Slovak Republic
Amaya Valdemoro (15)PtsAndrea Belanska (11), Alena Kovacova (11)
Lucila Pascua (13)RebAlena Kovacova (8)
Rosi Sanchez (3), Amaya Valdemoro (3)AS4 players tied with 1
Nuria Martinez (5)ST3 players tied with 2
Lucila Pascua (2)BSMarie Ruzicková (1)

GAME REPORT

20.09.2003
Spain 71 Slovak Republic 47

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Amaya Veldemoro had 15 points and 8 rebounds
Slovakia pulled off the biggest upset on the opening day by coming from behind to beat Russia but against medal contenders Spain they proved to be no match.

The Spanish streaked out to a 38-18 half-time lead and cruised to a 71-47 win.

Amaya Valdemoro, who opended her account in this tournament with 18 points in Friday's win over Belgium, had the hot hand again with a game-high 15 points.

Included in the performance of the former WNBA champion with the Houston Comets were two three-pointers from five attempts. She also had eight rebounds and three steals.

Alena Kovacova and Andrea Belanska each scored 11 points for the Slovaks, who were a woeful 13 of 54 from the floor.

Spain outrebounded the Slovaks 47-39.

COACH QUOTES

20.09.2003
Quotes Spain - Slovak Republic

Vicente Rodriguez, Head Coach Spain:

"From the very first minute we were really aggressive in offence and in defence, especially man-to-man. The team was very focused today."

"This win was important for two reasons; firstly in trying to achieve the first place in the group and secondly because we saw Slovakia beating Russia yesterday and this is good for our motivation."

Amaya Valdemoro, Spain:

"Our coach said we could be first in this group but only if we stay focused. Everyone knew how to come out and play today and each player knew her responsibility."

"This team has not only talent but also heart and character. We have an excellent atmosphere in the team and therefore we play as a unit."

Peter Kovacik, Head Coach Slovak Republic:

"Yesterday we played very well but today we just could not find our rhythm. Spain is an excellent team and they made the game very difficult for us."

Alena Kovacova, Slovak Republic:

"We started very badly and scored very few points in the first half. We need to help each other more and work together as a team."

"Spain has a lot of experienced players and they played very well today."

Top performers

Spain Slovak Republic

Lucila Pascua

 

Andrea Belanska

8Pts11
13Reb6
1AS0
0ST2
2BS0

Accumulated statistics

Spain Slovak Republic
24/58FG M/A18/62
17/39 (43.6%) FG2P M/A14/46 (30.4%)
7/19 (36.8%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
16/26 (61.5%) FT M/A7/11 (63.6%)
47 (15-32) Reb (O-D) 34 (13-21)
11AS4
18TO21
11ST9
7BS1
14PF25
71Pts47
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Camps, L. 162/366.71/250.01/1100.00/00.0022100015
5Sanchez, R. 120/20.00/10.00/10.01/250.0101311011
6Palau, L. DNP
7Segui, P. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000010
8Fernandez, M. 212/825.01/616.71/250.06/6100.00552301011
9Valdemoro, A. 316/1250.04/757.12/540.01/333.33583331115
10Martinez, N. 203/837.53/650.00/20.01/425.0123025127
11Garcia, B. 203/933.32/540.01/425.02/2100.0112132119
12Pons, I. 232/366.72/366.70/00.01/250.0448010025
13Ferragut, M. 213/742.91/333.32/450.01/250.0134030119
14Cebrian, B. 80/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0000010011
15Pascua, L. 213/475.03/475.00/00.02/366.74913110238
TOTAL24/ 5841.417/ 3943.67/ 1936.816/2661.515324711181171471
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Borovickova, B. 141/520.00/10.01/425.00/00.0033011053
5Mracnova, Z. 111/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.0101101032
6Belanska, A. 193/475.01/250.02/2100.03/475.00660020011
7Zirková, Z. 221/1010.01/812.50/20.00/00.0112042032
8Svitekova, A. 273/933.32/825.01/1100.02/2100.0123111029
9Barényiová, M. 160/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0000030010
10Hirakova, R. 110/30.00/20.00/10.01/250.0112020011
11Kovacova, A. 275/771.45/771.40/00.01/250.04481400511
12Lásková, L. 81/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.0000010002
13Lichnerová, J. 161/250.01/250.00/00.00/10.0112030042
14Ruzicková, M. 192/922.22/728.60/20.00/00.0426102104
15Gyurcsi, M. 100/50.00/50.00/00.00/00.0011020010
TOTAL18/ 6229.014/ 4630.44/ 1625.07/1163.6132134421912547
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Spain Slovak Republic

Lucila Pascua

 

Andrea Belanska

8Pts11
13Reb6
1AS0
0ST2
2BS0
21Min19

TEAM STATS

Spain Slovak Republic
24/58FG M/A18/62
17/39 (43.6%) FG2P M/A14/46 (30.4%)
7/19 (36.8%) FG3P M/A4/16 (25.0%)
16/26 (61.5%) FT M/A7/11 (63.6%)
47 (15-32) Reb (O-D) 34 (13-21)
11AS4
18TO21
11ST9
7BS1
14PF25
71Pts47