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Group:  E | 15.08.2012, 20:30h
Group:  E | 15.08.2012, 20:30h
51-76
10 - 2017 - 1915 - 229 - 15
10 - 2017 - 1915 - 229 - 15
Venue: Tirana (ALB) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Petar Denkovski (MKD), Tamas Benczur (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Mladjan Leads Swiss Past Albania

Dusan Mladjan poured in 24 points to lead Switzerland to a comfortable 76-51 win over Albania in their Eurobasket qualifying round opener.

Switzerland took control of the game early, with back-to-back lay-ups from Stefan Petkovic making it 13-3 midway through the first quarter.

Mladjan's lay-up made it 20-10 to end the first quarter and they kept it coming in the second to lead 29-13 on Florent Ramseier's jump-shot.

Albania did their best to stem the bleeding as Switzerland's lead had not grown when Mladjan's jump-shot made it 47-31 early in the third quarter.

However, he followed it up with a three and Petkovic's lay-up made it 52-31.

Another three from Mladjan had them 68-44 ahead early in the fourth quarter and that was his queue to take a seat as Switzerland cruised to the finish.

Ramseier added 13 points for Switzerland.

Ersid Luca had 12 for Albania with Erkand Karaj adding 11 and Gerti Shima 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Albania vs. Switzerland

Roland Avrami, head-coach of Albania:
"The game was hard and we expected to win it because of previous experience with this team; we were not lucky but we hope to do better in our next challenges [in this group]."

Afrim Bilali, Albania:
"We tried to do our best but we couldn't reach our goal. I was part of this team in 2009 and I'm still happy to play for Albania but this time we were unlucky."

Sebastian Roduit, head-coach of Switzerland:
"We are very happy to win the first game. The Albanian team tried with a lot of changes but it was evident that you they are missing [Ermal] Kuqo.

Oliver Vogt, Switzerland:
"We played very well for forty minutes, and did our best, surely with the directions of our professional management."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

25.9%

15/58
FG
M/A

47.0%

31/66

29.4%

10/34
FG2P
M/A

51.2%

22/43

20.8%

5/24
FG3P
M/A

39.1%

9/23

80.0%

16/20
FT
M/A

62.5%

5/8

31

12/19
RT
RO/RD

38

11/27

7

AS

15

16

TO

14

7

ST

8

1

BS

2

13

PF

22

51

Pts

76

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