Belarus70-59

25-14, 12-12, 13-11, 20-22

Romania

 

Date: 10.09.2008, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Mogilev (BLR) Spectators: 1250
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Igor Demenkov (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Belarus Romania
Mikalai Aliakseyeu (16)PtsVirgil Stanescu (14)
Mikalai Aliakseyeu (7)RebLevente Szijarto (7)
Heorhi Kandrusevich (3), Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (3)ASMihail-Octavian Paul (2), George Helcioiu (2)
Yahor Meshcharakou (2)STLevente Szijarto (2), Catalin Burlacu (2)
3 players tied with 1BSCatalin Burlacu (1)

COACH QUOTES

10.09.2008
Quotes Belarus vs. Romania

Cernat Costel, Romania coach:

"Today's game had little in common with the first one, when we lost to Cyprus by a single point. In Belarus we lacked rebounding and allowed our opponents to shoot high percentage from the field and in particular from beyond the three-point line. So, our goal right now is to improve in the rebounding department as well as play some hard defense. In general, I feel that we can compete with the likes of Belarus. We just didn't show our top game tonight. I hope it will be a different story in our next game - a home fixture versus Switzerland."

Virgil Stanescu, Romania player:

"I'd like to congratulate our opponents. They played well and strong today. Belarus was really better, and not only on the scoreboard. We didn't have a good start, maybe due to the bad experience from our previous game against Cyprus. Anyway, it's always very difficult to come from behind while facing such a competent opponent. I'm sure this was one of the toughest games we'll have in the group, but I'll also say that we won't play like that when we meet Belarus at home next year."

Aliaksandr Popkou, Belarus coach:

"It was the first game for me in charge of the team, and naturally I was very excited. I'm extremely pleased by the fact that all twelve players made significant contributions to our victory today. Not all of our guys performed to their true level but every one of them faught and played hard, especially on the defensive end. We prepared well for the game and managed to stop the best Romanian players from scoring their usual amounts of points. I'm glad that our big men - Mikalai Alikseyeu, Oleg Kozhenets and Yahor Meshcharakou - all had a good game. Among other players, Siarhei Charykau's performance is worth mentioning, as the newcomer played well at the point guard position which has been troublesome for Belarus lately. Right now we're studying our future opponents and will do our best to maintain the level of play we've shown today."

Oleg Kozhenets, Belarus player:

"It was a fascinating and close game although we were ahead most of the time. I'm not completely satisfied by my own performance, but it's understandable, given that I've only joined the team two days ago. Hopefully, I'll be able to help the team even more in the future."

Top performers

Belarus Romania

Mikalai Aliakseyeu

 

Levente Szijarto

16Pts11
7Reb7
2AS0
0ST2
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Belarus Romania
22/46FG M/A18/51
16/31 (51.6%) FG2P M/A15/35 (42.9%)
6/15 (40.0%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
20/28 (71.4%) FT M/A20/27 (74.1%)
29 (9-20) Reb (O-D) 25 (11-14)
13AS5
15TO14
5ST7
3BS1
27PF27
70Pts59
BELARUS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Ulyanko, P. 200/10.00/00.00/10.05/683.3033020005
*5Meshcharakou, Y. 273/933.32/540.01/425.02/450.0156222139
*6Charykau, S. 230/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0101200020
7Kuzmin, D. 120/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022020020
8Kuchinsky, A. 102/2100.01/1100.01/1100.00/00.0000011105
*9Aliakseyeu, M. 225/862.55/862.50/00.06/875.03472001316
10Korshuk, D. 90/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000011020
12Pustahvar, A. 153/475.00/10.03/3100.00/00.0011110029
*13Kandrusevich, H. 173/650.03/475.00/20.00/20.0145310046
14Kudrautsau, A. 232/633.31/333.31/333.33/475.0000341048
15Trastsinetski, A. 50/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0011000002
21Kojenets, A. 184/757.14/757.10/00.02/2100.03030100510
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL22/ 4647.816/ 3151.66/ 1540.020/2871.4920291315532770
ROMANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Stanescu, V. 311/520.01/520.00/00.012/1485.72130210514
5Helcioiu, G. 212/540.01/250.01/333.31/1100.0112211036
*6Paul, M. 253/742.93/475.00/30.00/00.0011200016
7Dumitrescu, A. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000010
8Mandache, R. DNP
*9Szijarto, L. 364/757.13/650.01/1100.02/366.71670120411
*10Burlacu, C. 324/1233.33/742.91/520.03/650.02131521412
11Capusan, A. 101/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0011000012
12Craciun, C. DNP
13Dragusin, I. DNP
14Paltinisanu, D. 122/540.02/450.00/10.02/366.7213020056
*15Popescu, B. 291/714.31/425.00/30.00/00.0325031032
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL18/ 5135.315/ 3542.93/ 1618.820/2774.1111425514712759
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

Belarus Romania

Mikalai Aliakseyeu

 

Levente Szijarto

16Pts11
7Reb7
2AS0
0ST2
1BS0
22Min36

TEAM STATS

Belarus Romania
22/46FG M/A18/51
16/31 (51.6%) FG2P M/A15/35 (42.9%)
6/15 (40.0%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
20/28 (71.4%) FT M/A20/27 (74.1%)
29 (9-20) Reb (O-D) 25 (11-14)
13AS5
15TO14
5ST7
3BS1
27PF27
70Pts59