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Group:  A | 09.09.2006, 17:00h
Group:  A | 09.09.2006, 17:00h
56-48
20 - 1311 - 1014 - 1611 - 9
20 - 1311 - 1014 - 1611 - 9
Venue: Minsk (BLR) |
Spectators: 1800 |
Referees: Juan Mitjana (ESP)

GAME REPORT


Belarus Hold Off Hungary

Belarus notched a second successive win in EuroBasket Women qualifying action on Saturday.

Looking to qualify to EuroBasket Women for the first time in their history, Belarus added a 56-48 victory over Hungary to their opening win against Bulgaria.

In what proved to be a nervy fourth quarter, Belarus managed to outscore Hungary 10-8 to hold on and claim victory.

Hungary were well within striking distance at the start of the fourth and trailed just 44-39. However, the Hungarians were unable to find any kind of offensive continuity to threaten Belarus.

The home side took a 10-point lead on a Volha Padabed three-pointer, 54-41 and Hungary were able to answer with a mini 5-0 run to cut the score to 51-46.

Both sides then failed to grab the initiative and combined for 0/6 field goal shooting over the next 2 minutes, before Katsiaryna Snytsina finally got a shot to fall for Belarus, 53-46.

Both teams will probably want to forget what turned out to be three error-strewn final minutes.

Hungary missed their three final field goal attempts, made just 2/4 free throws and turned the ball over twice. Belarus were not much better, gifting Hungary multiple attempts to trim the lead with missed shots and turnovers.

But Nataliya Trafimava gave her side enough breathing room with a final field goal and Hungary were finally out of time.

Sviatlana Volnaya and Marina Kress were the only two players to break double figures in points for Belarus with 10 each. 19-year old center Anastasiya Verameyenka added 9 rebounds and 4 blocked shots to her 6 points.

Réka Cserny tallied 18 points for Hungary who take on Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Belarus face Greece.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

25/50
FG
M/A

35.8%

19/53

57.9%

22/38
FG2P
M/A

38.1%

16/42

25.0%

3/12
FG3P
M/A

27.3%

3/11

42.9%

3/7
FT
M/A

50.0%

7/14

27

1/26
RT
RO/RD

22

4/18

10

AS

9

15

TO

17

13

ST

4

5

BS

4

13

PF

12

56

Pts

48

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