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Group:  A | 06.09.2008, 18:00h
Group:  A | 06.09.2008, 18:00h
74-65
22 - 1319 - 1319 - 2014 - 19
22 - 1319 - 1319 - 2014 - 19
Venue: Berlin (GER) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Robert Paulik (CZE), John Hammervoll (NOR)

GAME REPORT


Germans Upset Ukraine In Group A

Germany upset Ukraine 74-65 on Saturday for their first victory in EuroBasket Women Qualifying Group A.

Anne Breitreiner had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Germans, who won despite a 22-point, nine-rebound performance from Ukraine's Olexandra Gorbunova.

Germany set the tone early by outscoring Ukraine 22-13 in the opening quarter and they extended the lead to 41-26 by half-time.

The Germans twice went in front by 18 in the third quarter, the second time at 60-42 after a three-point play by Breitreiner.

A Breitreiner lay-up then stretched the advantage to 65-46 with 6:43 remaining in the game.

Ukraine were able to reduce the deficit to nine in the final period, but got no closer.

The setback is a big one for Ukraine, who are chasing one of the top two spots in the group but are now 4-3 behind Lithuania (5-2) and Israel (5-1).

Dorothea Richter had 14 points for the Germans, who out-rebounded Ukraine 43-35.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Germany vs. Ukraine

Imre Szittya, Germany coach:

„Tonight we played like we always wanted to. We had a great first half defensively holding the Ukraine down to 26 points. That was the key for the victory. Katharina Kühn was a big help for us."

Dorothea Richter, Germany player:

„We finally made it! This was a ‚total‘ win by the team as we played and fought together. Hopefully this will give us a lift for the important game in Cardiff on Wednesday."

Volodymyr Bryukhovetsky, Ukraine coach:

„Today, Germany fought and we simply played. That was the main difference. The last quarter which we won shows that it was not a conditional problem for us tonight but rather a mental one."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

42.6%

26/61
FG
M/A

35.5%

22/62

43.2%

19/44
FG2P
M/A

39.1%

18/46

41.2%

7/17
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

4/16

75.0%

15/20
FT
M/A

77.3%

17/22

43

14/29
RT
RO/RD

35

12/23

17

AS

8

14

TO

14

10

ST

4

2

BS

8

22

PF

19

74

Pts

65

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