Ireland79-68

21-18, 18-17, 21-19, 19-14

Switzerland

 

Date: 15.09.2004, 19:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Dublin (IRL) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Kristinn Oskarsson (ISL), Regis Bardera (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Ireland Switzerland
Jon Temple Larranaga (18)PtsVladimir Buscaglia (21)
Daniel Callahan (10)RebMarco Sassella (7)
Marty Conlon (5)ASMaxime Jaquier (3), Marco Sassella (3)
Jon Temple Larranaga (3)ST3 players tied with 1
Pat Burke (2)BSKgomotso Sefolosha (1), Maxime Jaquier (1)

GAME REPORT

16.09.2004
Irish Looking To Build On Good Start

Coach Gerry Fitzpatrick is hoping his Ireland team can continue their successful whistle-stop tour of Europe this week by claiming their third win in the space of eight days on Saturday.

After they swept past Malta 90-51 last Saturday, and claimed a 79-68 victory in a bruising encounter with Switzerland back home in Dublin on Wednesday, Fitzpatrick’s troops have jetted out to Bratislava, where they will face Slovakia on Saturday.

The contest will provide a serious test of the team’s collective stamina, but Fitzpatrick is confident of a positive result, and believes his team is progressing in the right direction.

“It was a very physical game, and my only concern is that the Slovak Republic played Malta on Monday and have had an extra two days to recover,” said Fitzpatrick.

“My understanding was that the games would be played at the same time, so I don’t know why that happened.

“However I think we are on the right track. Our timing and understanding of each other is definitely getting better and the players have done everything I could have asked of them. They have given 100%.”

Against Switzerland Ireland led from the start, before pulling clear in the final quarter as fouls began to take their toll on the visitors.

Forward Jim Moran, finally able to represent his country after his delayed release from Spanish club side Telecom Canarias, was inspired on his return, and shooting guard Jay Larranaga scored 18 points for the second game in a row.

A superb late display of three-point shooting from Vladimir Roland Buscaglia cut the deficit to 11 points, but it was still a comfortable win for the Irish.

“I was pleased with the performance and I thought Switzerland played pretty well,” added Fitzpatrick.

“We led from the start and then jumped away from them towards the end. Four of our players got into double figures and it was a real boost for us having Jim Moran back in the team.

“It’s hard to know what the Slovak Republic will be like, but for me, our success will depend on how well we can adjust to, and execute, different styles of defence and offense.”

Top performers

Ireland Switzerland

Daniel Callahan

 

Vladimir Buscaglia

16Pts21
10Reb1
0AS0
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Ireland Switzerland
26/59FG M/A21/59
18/37 (48.6%) FG2P M/A12/35 (34.3%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A9/24 (37.5%)
19/30 (63.3%) FT M/A17/23 (73.9%)
38 (14-24) Reb (O-D) 24 (7-17)
16AS9
11TO11
6ST3
3BS2
19PF29
79Pts68
IRELAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Bree, M. 200/00.00/00.00/00.00/20.0112210020
6Larranaga, J. 171/250.00/00.01/250.01/250.0011100014
7Bracey, C. 160/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0112000030
8Conlon, M. 273/742.93/742.90/00.03/475.0336520039
9Larranaga, J. 325/1241.70/10.05/1145.53/650.00334330218
10Burke, P. 264/944.44/850.00/10.02/366.72574202410
11Collins, W. 303/560.02/450.01/1100.02/2100.0134010019
12Moran, J. 184/850.03/3100.01/520.04/580.01230021013
14Callahan, D. 126/1442.96/1346.20/10.04/666.755100210316
15Naughton, J. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TOTAL26/ 5944.118/ 3748.68/ 2236.419/3063.31424381611631979
SWITZERLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Bachmann, S. 293/475.01/250.02/2100.03/3100.02130000411
5Sainte-Rose, J. 110/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0000010050
6Vogt, O. 151/250.01/250.00/00.02/2100.0123120044
7Ceresa, P. 91/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0134010052
8Buscaglia, V. 276/1250.02/450.04/850.05/771.40110010221
9Wegmann, V. 153/650.03/560.00/10.03/3100.0123210029
10Sefolosha, K. 184/944.43/650.01/333.31/425.00000201110
11Sassella, M. 342/1118.21/520.01/616.72/2100.0257330037
13Imgrüth, R. 80/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000001000
14Jaquier, M. 291/812.50/50.01/333.31/250.0022311124
15Studer, T. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000010
TOTAL21/ 5935.612/ 3534.39/ 2437.517/2373.971724911322968
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

Ireland Switzerland

Daniel Callahan

 

Vladimir Buscaglia

16Pts21
10Reb1
0AS0
1ST1
0BS0
12Min27

TEAM STATS

Ireland Switzerland
26/59FG M/A21/59
18/37 (48.6%) FG2P M/A12/35 (34.3%)
8/22 (36.4%) FG3P M/A9/24 (37.5%)
19/30 (63.3%) FT M/A17/23 (73.9%)
38 (14-24) Reb (O-D) 24 (7-17)
16AS9
11TO11
6ST3
3BS2
19PF29
79Pts68