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Group:  A | 08.07.2011, 20:30h
Group:  A | 08.07.2011, 20:30h
73-76
18 - 1916 - 1415 - 1318 - 216 - 9
18 - 1916 - 1415 - 1318 - 216 - 9
Venue: Novi Sad (SRB) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: Alessandro Martolini (ITA), Chris Dodds (SCO), Maka Kupatadze (GEO)

GAME REPORT


Poland Edge Serbia In Overtime Thriller

Magdalena Zietara (Poland)
Magdalena Zietara camue out huge for Poland, finishing with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists

Poland edged out hosts Serbia 76-73 after overtime in a thrilling Group A clash in the U20 European Championship Women.

A last-gasp three-pointer from Magdalena Zietara had forced the extra period by tying the game at 67-67 with one second to go in regulation, and Poland then pulled ahead of the home favourites to take the victory.

Poland took a narrow lead after Dorota Mistygacz's jump-shot as Milana Zivadinovic could only split a pair of free throws with 3:30 to go.

From there on in, Serbia were always trailing, with Marina Markovic also missing a chance to tie the game when she could only make one of her two free throws with 1:23 left.

Down 74-73, Snezana Colic and Sara Krnjic were both guilty of turnovers that cost Serbia vital shooting chances, and Paulina Kuras iced the win from the line with three ticks left.

Zietara led Poland with 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Kuras had 18 points.

Serbia wasted 28 points and 13 rebounds from Krnjic, while Markovic finished with 13 points and Tina Jovanovic had 12 and 10 rebounds.

Poland top the group at 2-0 after their big opening win over Germany.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

35.9%

28/78
FG
M/A

44.3%

31/70

43.4%

23/53
FG2P
M/A

49.2%

29/59

20.0%

5/25
FG3P
M/A

18.2%

2/11

42.9%

12/28
FT
M/A

75.0%

12/16

49

20/29
RT
RO/RD

49

12/37

18

AS

11

15

TO

24

15

ST

12

3

BS

2

18

PF

24

73

Pts

76

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