Russia74-53

25-15, 12-16, 21-16, 16-6

Ukraine

 

Date: 20.09.2003, 21:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Amaliada (GRE) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Seffi Shemmesh (ISR), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)
TEAM LEADERS
Russia Ukraine
Maria Stepanova (22)PtsOlena Zherzherunova (15)
Elena Baranova (11), Maria Stepanova (15)RebLyubov Alyoshkina (8)
Anna Arkhipova (6)ASViktoria Burenok (3)
Ioulia Skopa (4)STOlena Zherzherunova (6)
Elena Baranova (3)BSLyubov Alyoshkina (3)

GAME REPORT

20.09.2003
Russia 74 Ukraine 53

Rus-Ukr03.jpg
Maria Stepanova had an outstanding game with 22 points and 15 rebounds
Russia answered their critics with a dominating performance against the Ukraine on Saturday night to get their European Championships back on track in Greece.

One day after a fourth-quarter collapse allowed Slovakia to come from behind and claim the unlikeliest of upsets against them, Russia demolished the Ukraine 74-53.

Elena Baranova and Maria Stepanova, the two biggest reasons why the Russians are favoured to win this tournament, were monsters against the Ukraine.

Baranova's physical presence in the low post meant that every shot by the Ukraine was contested.

They made 20 of 73 from the field.

Stepanova, meanwhile, was outstanding at the other end, hurting the opponents with her drop step move in the lane which led to a handful of baskets, and her mid-range jump shot.

She finished with 22 points on eight-of-11 shooting, and made all six of her shots from the free throw line.

Baranova, who blocked three shots on the night, was also a menace on the offensive end with 13 points.

Stepanova (15 rebounds) and Baranova (11) also controlled the boards.

Russia outrebounded the Ukraine 50-31.

Ilona Korstine had an outstanding night for the Russians, scoring 16 points.

The Ukraine fell behind in the first quarter by 10 points and shaved that to six by half-time.

But Russia never looked seriously threatened after the intermission, and particularly in the fourth quarter when an offensive drought saw the Ukrainians score just six points.

COACH QUOTES

20.09.2003
Quotes Russia - Ukraine

Uris Veligura, Head Coach Ukraine:

"Today we played not badly but Russia played well and used all their players."

"Tomorrow we have a very important game against Slovak Republic."

Top performers

Russia Ukraine

Maria Stepanova

 

Ruslana Kyrychenko

22Pts10
15Reb5
0AS0
2ST4
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Russia Ukraine
27/59FG M/A20/67
24/51 (47.1%) FG2P M/A16/55 (29.1%)
3/8 (37.5%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
17/18 (94.4%) FT M/A9/12 (75.0%)
45 (16-29) Reb (O-D) 29 (16-13)
13AS7
26TO22
17ST18
4BS5
15PF18
74Pts53

PHOTO GALLERY

RUSSIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Arteshina, O. 130/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0022031000
5Rakhmatulina, O. 101/425.01/333.30/10.02/2100.0101032014
6Firsova, O. DNP
7Goustilina, D. 30/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0000001011
8Baranova, E. 315/1145.54/944.41/250.02/2100.0110111313213
9Skopa, I. 311/616.71/616.70/00.02/2100.0437224034
10Korstin, I. 337/1070.07/977.80/10.02/2100.02350510116
11Stepanova, M. 258/1172.78/1172.70/00.06/6100.0510150121122
12Kalmykova, M. DNP
13Shchegoleva, T. 71/425.00/30.01/1100.00/00.0202000023
14Osipova, I. 180/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0112432020
15Arkhipova, A. 294/944.43/742.91/250.02/2100.00006630211
TOTAL27/ 5945.824/ 5147.13/ 837.517/1894.416294513261741574
UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Kyrychenko, R. 374/757.14/666.70/10.02/366.71450440410
5Lapshynova, I. DNP
6Zherzherunova, O. 406/2128.66/1931.60/20.03/560.01230561315
7Tsekova, I. 50/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000011000
8Lyashkova, O. DNP
9Burenok, V. 190/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0314322000
10Doroshenko, M. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011101010
11Pys'Mennyk, O. 122/633.31/333.31/333.30/00.0112021025
12Alyoshkina, L. 282/1020.02/1020.00/00.00/00.0538140324
13Fen'ko, O. 333/933.31/520.02/450.00/00.0314240118
14Ogorodnikova, O. DNP
15Leleka, V. 203/933.32/728.61/250.04/4100.02020030511
TOTAL20/ 6729.916/ 5529.14/ 1233.39/1275.01613297221851853
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

Russia Ukraine

Maria Stepanova

 

Ruslana Kyrychenko

22Pts10
15Reb5
0AS0
2ST4
1BS0
25Min37

TEAM STATS

Russia Ukraine
27/59FG M/A20/67
24/51 (47.1%) FG2P M/A16/55 (29.1%)
3/8 (37.5%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
17/18 (94.4%) FT M/A9/12 (75.0%)
45 (16-29) Reb (O-D) 29 (16-13)
13AS7
26TO22
17ST18
4BS5
15PF18
74Pts53