Poland took a significant step towards qualifying for EuroBasket Women 2007 by beating Sweden 95-52.
The Poles improved to 4-2 and now must wait on the outcome of the Croatia-Germany contest to see where they finish in Group C.
|Agnieszka Bibrzycka scored 18 for Poland.|
Entering play as the fourth leading scorer in the qualifying round with 21 ppg, Bibrzycka scored six of her 18 during Poland’s 21-3 start to the game.
The 1.86-cm guard got things going for Poland with a steal and a lay-up to open the scoring.
Alexandra Karpinska’s free throws with 2:57 remaining in the opening stanza capped the opening spurt.
Poland didn’t rest on their laurels after their strong start as jumpers from Bibrzycka and Natalia Mrozinska midway through the second made the score 40-12.
Leading by 29 at the half (49-20), Poland extended the lead to as many 36 in the third quarter following a three-pointer from Elzbieta Miedzik with 3:32 to go.
Miedzik, who entered play averaging 6.4 ppg, finished with 18.
Poland pushed their advantage to as many as 45 in the fourth quarter.
Poland shot 60.4 percent on two-point field as all 12 of Krzysztof Koziorowicz’s players scored.
Sweden dropped to 0-6.