Spain76-64

13-17, 15-21, 25-13, 23-13

Serbia & Montenegro

 

Date: 26.09.2003, 21:45hVenue:   Patras (GRE) Spectators: 400
Referees:  Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Peter Bodnar (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Spain Serbia & Montenegro
Amaya Valdemoro (19)PtsGordana Grubin (16)
Amaya Valdemoro (13)RebLara Mandic (7)
Rosi Sanchez (5)ASGordana Grubin (3)
3 players tied with 3STGordana Grubin (3)
3 players tied with 1BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

26.09.2003
Spain 76 Serbia & Montenegro 64

Spain claimed a remarkable 76-64 victory over Serbia & Montenegro on Friday in the last quarter-final of the European Championships to set up a rematch with Group B opponents Russia.

Vicente Rodriguez´s troops came into the game unbeaten but they trailed until late in the third quarter when inspiration from the most unlikely source helped them move past the Serbo-Montenegrins.

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Laia Palau (ESP) looks for an opening
Marina Ferragut, a centre, stepped behind the three-point arc and made the shot right before the buzzer to give her side a 53-51 advantage.

Miodrag Veskovic and company, who had stifled the amazing Amaya Valdemoro and her team-mates for most of the game with an aggressive zone, would never lead again.

Valdemoro, who shot poorly but finished with a team-high 19 points, 13 rebounds and three steals, sank a baseline jumper with 8:10 left but Ivana Matovic scored her second straight basket almost immediately after for a 55-55 tie. Enter Ferragut, who stands 1.90 metres, once again.

With 6:25 left she scored her second three-pointer and after Lara Mandic closed the gap to 60-57 with 6:00 remaining, Ferragut struck again from long range - her third three-pointer in the last 4:40 of action.

That shot effectively meant lights out for Serbia & Montenegro as it gave the Spaniards a 63-57 lead and started an avalanche of points.

It also brought a cacophony of cheers from the Spanish section, the loudest of which was "Vamos" (Let´s go!).

The increased lead allowed Spain to relax, and entertain.

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Amaya Valderomoro takes the ball to the hoop
Rosi Sanchez, who poured in 14 points and also hit two of four three-pointers, gave Laia Palau a behind-the-back pass for a 65-57 advantage.

Mandic scored again but there was no stopping the Spanish express.

After a Sanchez fastbreak and bucket, Palau made a three-pointer and then Valdemoro scored on two fastbreaks, one of them set up by her own steal.

Sanchez capped off the scoring in transition.

Valdemoro delivered a no-look pass to see off her defender and Sanchez banked in the shot.

Valdemoro, Spain´s star in the group games, was so relieved with the win that she wept as the team huddled immediately after the game.

It was not a game of beauty from her, but her determination helped fire her side to victory.

Afterwards, Betty Cebrian admitted Spain had had the fright of their lives.

"They started with a zone and psychologically that was tough," she told PA International.

"But when we started making some shots and finally making some threes, we calmed down and gained more confidence."

Spain now have to conquer a Russia team that they managed to beat in the group stage.

Gordana Grubin top scored for Serbia & Montenegro, who must beat France on Saturday to earn the right to play in the 5th/6th place game, with 16 points.

Top performers

Spain Serbia & Montenegro

Rosi Sanchez

 

Gordana Grubin

14Pts16
1Reb5
5AS3
3ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Spain Serbia & Montenegro
26/65FG M/A22/54
18/44 (40.9%) FG2P M/A18/41 (43.9%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A4/13 (30.8%)
16/24 (66.7%) FT M/A16/19 (84.2%)
37 (18-19) Reb (O-D) 35 (9-26)
16AS8
7TO16
13ST4
3BS3
19PF23
76Pts64

PHOTO GALLERY

SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Camps, L. 161/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0235211022
5Sanchez, R. 256/875.04/4100.02/450.00/00.00115030214
6Palau, L. 365/1729.44/1233.31/520.05/771.43144031216
7Segui, P. DNP
8Fernandez, M. DNP
9Valdemoro, A. 387/2133.35/1435.72/728.63/560.067133431219
10Martinez, N. DNP
11Garcia, B. 60/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0011102120
12Pons, I. 323/650.03/650.00/00.06/6100.03250100312
13Ferragut, M. 153/560.00/20.03/3100.00/00.0112011029
14Cebrian, B. 281/333.31/333.30/00.01/425.0336100043
15Pascua, L. 40/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0000000001
TOTAL26/ 6540.018/ 4440.98/ 2138.116/2466.71819371671331976
SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Kovacevic, G. 271/714.31/520.00/20.00/00.0022100012
5Manic, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
6Stankovic, B. 110/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011100000
7Mandic, L. 375/1050.04/757.11/333.33/475.01671500214
8Bjelica, M. 132/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0145200124
9Grubin, G. 335/1533.33/1030.02/540.04/4100.02353230516
10Radunovic, H. 100/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0011001032
11Matovic, I. 72/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0112010004
12Drljaca, L. 102/366.71/250.01/1100.00/00.0011020025
13Maksimovic, S. 182/450.02/366.70/10.02/2100.0112020146
14Jokovic, A. 110/10.00/00.00/10.02/450.0044030002
15Vilipic, D. 223/742.93/742.90/00.03/3100.0325010139
TOTAL22/ 5440.718/ 4143.94/ 1330.816/1984.292635816432364
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

Spain Serbia & Montenegro

Rosi Sanchez

 

Gordana Grubin

14Pts16
1Reb5
5AS3
3ST3
0BS0
25Min33

TEAM STATS

Spain Serbia & Montenegro
26/65FG M/A22/54
18/44 (40.9%) FG2P M/A18/41 (43.9%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A4/13 (30.8%)
16/24 (66.7%) FT M/A16/19 (84.2%)
37 (18-19) Reb (O-D) 35 (9-26)
16AS8
7TO16
13ST4
3BS3
19PF23
76Pts64