In the second quarter they held on to their clear lead. At halftime they still had a ten point advantage.
The Netherlands tried to work their way back into the game. A three point play by Kourtney Treffers cut the deficit under the margin of ten points (30-39). The Dutch even came back within reach of the Czechs at the end of the third quarter (36-43).
The Czech Republic really wanted to get one win at least in the Qualifying Round and worked together to keep the Dutch from further catching up. Eventually the Czechs got their victory. For the Dutch team this loss was one they could live with.
Nada Salacova (Czech Republic) collected a double double with 10 points and 14 rebounds. For the Netherlands Kourtney Treffers marked yet another double double (22 points, 10 rebounds).