Lithuania65-46

12-15, 10-9, 23-8, 20-14

Slovenia

 

Date: 04.07.2012, 20:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Kaunas (LTU) Spectators: 320
Referees:  Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Sergiy Chebyshev (UKR), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT)
TEAM LEADERS
Lithuania Slovenia
Sandra Linkeviciene (18)PtsTina Trebec (13)
Gintare Petronyte (11)RebTina Trebec (8)
Gintare Petronyte (3), Sandra Linkeviciene (3)ASMaja Erkic (5)
Sandra Linkeviciene (3)STMartina Dover (3)
Egle Sulciute (2)BSMaja Erkic (1)

GAME REPORT

04.07.2012
Lithuania Rout Slovenia To Top Group C

13. Sandra Linkeviciene (Lithuania)
Lithuania's Sandra Linkeviciene led all scorers with 18 points and, quite impressively for a guard, corralled nine rebounds

Gintare Petronyte and Sandra Linkeviciene combined to power Lithuania past Slovenia, 65-46.

The hosts took sweet revenge for their loss earlier in the campaign and help their team take outright control of EuroBasket Women Qualification Round Group C.

With both these teams and a third contender -the Slovak Republic - sitting with only one loss to their name heading into this clash, the outcome could prove to be a hugely influential one for coach Algirdas Paulauskas and his players.

Slovenia lost Teja Oblak during the game to a nasty looking injury and that's potentially a significant blow since they have already been rocked by the loss of both Eva Komplet and Tjasa Gortnar.

Consequently, their run of bad luck is now severely testing their depth after this second loss in three games, something which now means a nervous finale to the campaign.

Having beaten Lithuania 79-68 at home, there was hope the visitors could perhaps complete a double over their rival, but a shocking 23-8 third quarter and the loss of Oblak destroyed their chances.

As did a couple of excellent performances by Petronyte and Linkevicine, with the former recording a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while the latter led all scorers with 18 points and added nine boards.

COACH QUOTES

04.07.2012
Quotes Lithuania vs. Slovenia

Slovenia Head Coach Boris Zrinski
"Tonight we had some shocking first minutes, when our main playmaker got a very serious injury. It was the third injury in our team during the last fourteen days. Lithuania took an advantage when they knew that we had only one playmaker in the team. They played aggressively on Nika Baric and we could not play our game on offense. We had problems in scoring and when Sandra Pirsic was called for her fifth foul we had problems in rebounding and only had seven players in rotation. That was not enough to play against a good Lithuanian team today."

Lithuania Head Coach Algirdas Paulauskas
"I think that we're a better team. Egle Sulciute was a great help to the team, Sandra Linkeviciene led the team throughout the game and Gintare Petronyte played well offensively, too. We didn't win in Slovenia, so there was some pressure in the beginning of the game. We needed to win by 11 points to counter the deficit of the first game. The first part of the game was awful. It's good to see that we managed to concentrate after the break, the players started playing as hard as they can and the results were visible. That gave us an impulse to win by a bigger margin than we had lost on the road. We didn't really need to change the game during halftime. We just told the players to play their game and not create anything on the spot. When they play their basketball, we can get the results we need."

Slovenia player Martina Dover
"In the second half three of our players got fouled out and we could not play. Maybe we did not play excellent, but we have already won against them and we know, that we can play with them."

Lithuania forward Gintare Petronyte
"We did a good job and won by the needed margin. We took this game very seriously, the result is good, even if we are not very happy with our performance."

Top performers

Lithuania Slovenia

Sandra Linkeviciene

 

Sandra Pirsic

18Pts9
9Reb5
3AS1
3ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Lithuania Slovenia
19/52FG M/A20/67
16/32 (50.0%) FG2P M/A19/62 (30.6%)
3/20 (15.0%) FG3P M/A1/5 (20.0%)
24/31 (77.4%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
45 (11-34) Reb (O-D) 39 (16-23)
12AS9
19TO17
10ST10
4BS1
19PF28
65Pts46

PHOTO GALLERY

LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Gutkauskaite, G. DNP
*5Solopova, M. 282/922.21/1100.01/812.57/887.51561220351412
*6Visgaudaite, I. 241/616.70/20.01/425.02/450.022412004585
7Vengryte, K. 161/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0022111110102
8Sniokaite, G. DNP
9Nacickaite, K. 170/40.00/20.00/20.00/00.000010002030
10Pikciute, L. DNP
*11Paugaite, G. 241/714.31/714.30/00.01/250.0202021132-23
*12Petronyte, G. 324/666.74/580.00/10.08/988.9110113520182216
*13Linkeviciene, S. 347/1163.67/1070.00/10.04/666.73693130352218
14Sulciute, E. 243/742.92/366.71/425.02/2100.0167241222189
15Alminaite, K. DNP
TEAM/COACH13420
TOTAL19/ 5236.516/ 3250.03/ 2015.024/3177.41134451219104192765
SLOVENIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Zdolsek, Z. 221/520.01/520.00/00.00/20.0347022032-52
5Jakovina, T. DNP
6Baric, N. 353/1323.12/922.21/425.01/250.0011220044-228
*7Erkic, M. 326/1637.56/1540.00/10.00/10.0314532154-1712
8Dover, M. 240/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0011043011-120
*10Oblak, T. 40/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.000011000110
11Zalar, P. DNP
12Jagodic, L. 240/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0426002030-130
13Osterman, M. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0101010020-92
*14Trebec, T. 386/1540.06/1540.00/00.01/250.0088031033-1713
*15Pirsic, S. 163/837.53/837.50/00.03/3100.0145100054-19
55Panic, S. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.000001001000
TEAM/COACH42601
TOTAL20/ 6729.919/ 6230.61/ 520.05/1050.0162339917101281946
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Lithuania Slovenia

Sandra Linkeviciene

 

Sandra Pirsic

18Pts9
9Reb5
3AS1
3ST0
0BS0
34Min16

TEAM STATS

Lithuania Slovenia
19/52FG M/A20/67
16/32 (50.0%) FG2P M/A19/62 (30.6%)
3/20 (15.0%) FG3P M/A1/5 (20.0%)
24/31 (77.4%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
45 (11-34) Reb (O-D) 39 (16-23)
12AS9
19TO17
10ST10
4BS1
19PF28
65Pts46