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Group:  B | 05.08.2010, 20:45h
Group:  B | 05.08.2010, 20:45h
86-76
24 - 1421 - 2124 - 2017 - 21
24 - 1421 - 2124 - 2017 - 21
Venue: Sarajevo (BIH) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Dubravko Muhvic (CRO), Andrej Lovsin (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Bosnia & Herzegovina Open With Victory Over Ukraine

Bosnia & Herzegovina used a hot start to set themselves up for an 86-76 win over Ukraine in their opening EuroBasket qualifier.

The Bosnians came racing out of the blocks to take an 18-8 lead on Ratko Varda's lay-up with seven minutes gone.

Ukraine never got closer than five again in the game, the second and final time coming when Maksym Pustozvonov's three-pointer made it 55-50 with 4:32 to go in the third quarter.

But Bosnia responded to that with a 12-3 run to pull clear once more and their lead hit 19, 81-62, when Henry Domercant his a jump shot with 4:07 to go.

Bajramovic scored 18 to lead five players in double figures as Domercant added 16, Varda had 12 and Nemanja Gordic and Nihad Dedovic added 11 each.

Ukraine got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Oleksiy Pecherov but could not find him enough support.

Pustozvonov added 14 while Dmytro Gliebov had 12 and Serhiy Lishchuk made 10.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Ukraine

Bosnia and Herzegovina Head Coach Sabit Hadžić:
„The preasure was wery big on us and we couldn't afford to lose this game, so we played well both in ofense and in defense. We specially played well on their point guards. After this game we want to keep the good atmosphere in the team, which is very important for the good resault in the next games. I would like to thank my players and to the audience, and we expect even better support in the next matches."

Ukraine Head Coach Vitaly Cherny:
„ Bosnia and Herzegovina have a great team. This was our second match, it was very important, but the effect of the lose in the first match left a mark on us. We tried to show our selves in the best way but we didn't play agresive enough and that was the main reason for this lose."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

31/62
FG
M/A

50.0%

28/56

53.7%

22/41
FG2P
M/A

56.4%

22/39

42.9%

9/21
FG3P
M/A

35.3%

6/17

71.4%

15/21
FT
M/A

70.0%

14/20

30

8/22
RT
RO/RD

33

10/23

15

AS

14

10

TO

17

5

ST

4

1

BS

4

23

PF

23

86

Pts

76

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