Cancel
Group:  F | 17.07.2007, 18:15h
Group:  F | 17.07.2007, 18:15h
51-52
13 - 716 - 1214 - 148 - 19
13 - 716 - 1214 - 148 - 19
Venue: Sofia (BUL) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Georgios Tanatzis (GRE), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR), Viktor Bozhenar (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Group F: Latvia Edge Germany

Latvia edged Germany 52-51 on Tuesday in the opening Group F clash for the two sides.

With 10 seconds remaining and Germany leading 51 50, Aija Putnina made two free throws to put Latvia in front.

Germany still had a chance to win the contest but Franziska Hore missed a jumper with 0.7 seconds on the clock.

Anete Horelika had a game-high 20 points for the winners while team-mate Putnina added 17 while also pulling down nine rebounds.

"It was very difficult to take those free throws," admitted Putnina.

"I had missed three free throws earlier so I am very relieved that they went in.

"This victory means a lot to us because we really want to go far in this tournament."

Germany, who had led from the start, went into the last quarter with a 43-33 advantage.

Latvia went on a 10-1 surge to reduce the deficit 44 43 and eventually tied the game at 50-50 with a Dita Liepkalne three-ball.

Anna-Christine Gorg led Germany in scoring with 18 points and a whopping 17 rebounds.

Germany struggled shooting the ball from outside the arc, they were one of eight (12.8%) while their opponents were six of 20 (30%).

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

27.8%

15/54
FG
M/A

27.8%

20/72

30.4%

14/46
FG2P
M/A

26.9%

14/52

12.5%

1/8
FG3P
M/A

30.0%

6/20

76.9%

20/26
FT
M/A

60.0%

6/10

53

13/40
RT
RO/RD

40

14/26

8

AS

6

19

TO

9

6

ST

11

3

BS

1

15

PF

21

51

Pts

52

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