Hungary59-71

21-16, 7-17, 18-16, 13-22

Spain

 

Date: 21.09.2003, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Amaliada (GRE) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Jakub Zamojski (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Hungary Spain
Réka Cserny (10)PtsAmaya Valdemoro (29)
Dalma Ivanyi (8)RebAmaya Valdemoro (9)
Dalma Ivanyi (5)AS3 players tied with 2
Réka Cserny (4)STAmaya Valdemoro (2)
Zsuzsanna Székely-Horváth (1)BSLucila Pascua (1), Amaya Valdemoro (1)

GAME REPORT

21.09.2003
Hungary 59 Spain 71

If the voting for most valuable player honours of the European Championships took place now,

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Amaya Valdemoro
Spain's Amaya Valdemoro would stand a very good chance of winning. The sensational forward provided the spark in her country's victories over Belgium and Slovakia, but against Hungary on Sunday night it was more like an explosion as she scored 29 points - 17 in the first half - and hauled down nine rebounds as Spain prevailed 71-59.

She poured in the buckets early. When Hungary's defence was choking off the passing lanes and limiting Spain's opportunities, she penetrated into the lane and made short jump shots.

Valdemoro had a decisive hand in the key 13-3 run at the start of the fourth quarter which allowed her side to pulled away.

Hungary have endured an almighty struggle shooting the ball in this tournament and that didn't change against Spain. They were 21 of 57 from the field, including three off 19 from three-point range.

However, resilience and determined defence are hallmarks of Laszlo Ratgeber's group and that helped them keep this game close.

Begoña García's two three-pointers gave the Spanish a 43-38 lead at the end  of the third quarter, however Hungary pulled level at 43-43.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Valdemoro continued to fire and Spain went on their decisive run in the first four minutes to lead 56-46. There was no way back for the Hungarians.

Réka Cserny had a team-high 10 points for Hungary, who have lost two straight since winning their first game against the Ukraine with a three-pointer in the waning moments by Seres.

COACH QUOTES

21.09.2003
Quotes Spain - Hungary

Laszlo Ratgeber, Head Coach Hungary:

"This game tonight could have been our comeback in the tournament, and we were capable of winning, however, we did not score for 5 minutes in the fourth quarter and that was our downfall."

"It will now be difficult for us to qualify for the Quarter-Finals."

Reka Cserny, Hungary player:

"It was very very important for us to win tonight but sadly it didn't happen. We still have two more games to allow us to qualify, but it will be hard."

Vicente Rodriguez, Head Coach Spain:

"Against a team like Hungary, which is aggressive and tough, we knew we would have to play well this evening. We played very good defence and showed our capacity to win. I would like to congratulate the Hungarian team on a very good, tough game."

Lucila Pascua, Spain player:

"This result was very positive for us. We played good defence and were very fluid in offence. We are very pleased to be at the top of the group."

Top performers

Hungary Spain

Réka Cserny

 

Amaya Valdemoro

10Pts29
6Reb9
2AS2
4ST2
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Hungary Spain
21/57FG M/A23/57
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A18/41 (43.9%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
14/18 (77.8%) FT M/A20/31 (64.5%)
29 (7-22) Reb (O-D) 40 (14-26)
11AS9
14TO16
6ST7
1BS2
28PF21
59Pts71
HUNGARY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Englert, O. 90/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0112010010
5Ratkainé Eördögh, E. 252/633.32/366.70/30.00/00.0123120034
6Székely-Horváth, Z. 171/425.01/250.00/20.02/2100.0033000134
7Cserny, R. 303/650.03/560.00/10.04/4100.01562340310
8Ivanyi, D. 363/1030.02/633.31/425.02/450.0178530039
9Seres, E. 193/560.01/1100.02/450.00/00.0112001018
10Füresz, E. 203/933.33/742.90/20.00/00.0000220036
11Papp, K. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
12Vajda, A. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011010000
13Keller, A. 153/475.03/475.00/00.02/2100.0213110058
14Kajdacsi, J. 61/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0000000013
15Balas-Pirine Karolyi, A. 202/825.02/540.00/30.03/475.0011011047
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL21/ 5736.818/ 3847.43/ 1915.814/1877.8722291114612859
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Camps, L. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011001020
5Sanchez, R. 40/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0101020000
6Palau, L. DNP
7Segui, P. DNP
8Fernandez, M. 230/60.00/40.00/20.03/475.0224211013
9Valdemoro, A. 408/1844.45/1145.53/742.910/1283.31892521329
10Martinez, N. 181/333.31/333.30/00.05/862.5022200027
11Garcia, B. 222/728.60/10.02/633.30/00.0011111026
12Pons, I. 262/450.02/450.00/00.00/40.0213020034
13Ferragut, M. 213/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0314021026
14Cebrian, B. 165/683.35/683.30/00.00/10.03581210410
15Pascua, L. 172/633.32/633.30/00.02/2100.0257110126
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL23/ 5740.418/ 4143.95/ 1631.320/3164.5142640916722171
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

Hungary Spain

Réka Cserny

 

Amaya Valdemoro

10Pts29
6Reb9
2AS2
4ST2
0BS1
30Min40

TEAM STATS

Hungary Spain
21/57FG M/A23/57
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A18/41 (43.9%)
3/19 (15.8%) FG3P M/A5/16 (31.3%)
14/18 (77.8%) FT M/A20/31 (64.5%)
29 (7-22) Reb (O-D) 40 (14-26)
11AS9
14TO16
6ST7
1BS2
28PF21
59Pts71