F.Y.R. of Macedonia76-73

16-19, 7-17, 22-13, 17-13, 14-11

Belgium

 

Date: 10.08.2014, 20:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Skopje (MKD) Spectators: 5500
Referees:  Rüstü Nuran (TUR), Marek Cmikiewicz (POL), Manuel Mazzoni (ITA)
TEAM LEADERS
F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium
Bojan Trajkovski (16), Vojdan Stojanovski (16)PtsAxel Hervelle (17)
Venard Richard Hendriks (11)Reb3 players tied with 4
Aleksandar Kostoski (4)ASAxel Hervelle (5)
Bojan Trajkovski (3)ST3 players tied with 2
Venard Richard Hendriks (5)BSAxel Hervelle (1), Maxime De Zeeuw (1)

GAME REPORT

10.08.2014
F.Y.R. of Macedonia Prevail In Overtime
8. Vojdan Stojanovski (F.Y.R. of Macedonia)
Vojdan Stojanovski had 16 points in the over-time victory for F.Y.R. of Macedonia

Marko Simonovski hit a triple two seconds from the end of overtime to lift hosts F.Y.R. of Macedonia to a dramatic 76-73 win over Belgium in their EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round Group D encounter on Sunday.

F.Y.R. of Macedonia had trailed Belgium for the first 35 minutes before clawing their way back and eking out victory in the thrilling finale.

Propelled by 15 first-half points from Axel Hervelle, Belgium enjoyed a 36-23 lead shortly before the end of the second quarter and looked in absolute control of proceedings at the half-time interval.

Bojan Trajkovski and Richard Hendriks however ignited a fantastic start to the second half for F.Y.R. of Macedonia and the hosts used a 12-2 burst to reduce the gap to 35-38 on a Trajkovski jumper, 4:41 from the end of the third.

F.Y.R. of Macedonia, whose first-half tally amounted to only 23 points, scored 22 points in the third frame and pulled within 49-48 on a Marko Simonovski triple at the start of the fourth quarter, to turn the final period of regulation into a too-close-for-comfort body combat.

The two sides traded baskets until 1:20 from the end of regulation, when Vojdan Stojanovski split two free-throws to tie the scores at 62.

As tension and fatigue took its toll on both sets of players, each team missed consecutive chances to score in the remaining 80 seconds and the game went into overtime.

F.Y.R. of Macedonia were leading 71-69 and had possession but Lionel Bosco came up with a steal and tied the scores at 71 with a lay-up, 43 seconds from the end of the extra period.

Aleksandar Kostoski replied with a lay-up of his won on the other end but, Bosco again, pulled Belgium even at 73 from the foul line with 21 seconds on the clock.

F.Y.R. of Macedonia called a time-out and Stojanovski, with a wonderful pass, set up Simonovski, who drilled the game-winner.

Stojanovski and Trajkovski paced the winners with 16 points apiece, while Kostoski had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

COACH QUOTES

10.08.2014
Quotes: F.Y.R. of Macedonia vs. Belgium

Aleksandar Dzikic, F.Y.R. Of Macedonia Head Coach
"Belgium has great quality players, and they were well prepared for us. They were expecting our moves, they were predicting our plays, and they played great defence in the first half. My team has many young and unexperienced players, so they were kind of impressed at the start of the match, and that was putting some bad pressure on them. At the half-time break, I tried to calm them down, and to focus on our play. We managed to cut down our mistakes, and we played tight on defence. I want to congratulate my players on the great heart they showed. We played as a team, and we deserved the win. This is very important win for us."

Aleksandar Kostoski, F.Y.R Of Macedonia
"This was a great win for the team. No heroes, no individuals, only team, and a great one. We are working on the psychology that a compact team can win against any opponent, and this win against Belgium is a proof of that. We were tense at the beginning of the match, and we made many mistakes, but we managed to strengthen our defence, and the win came by itself. Not much time for celebration though, we are traveling to Denmark, and we have to continue to improve. The qualifications have just started."

Guy Muya, Belgium
"It was a tight game, we played a very good first half, but we missed plenty of free and open shots in the second half, and F.Y.R. of Macedonia cut the score difference. Both teams had chances to win at the end, and I think that the overall performance in the game was on a very high level. Both teams had chances to win, but they came out with the win at the end. I want to congratulate them, it was a good game. I hope we will play better and win the second match in Belgium."

Eddy Casteels Belgium Head Coach
"Congratulations to the winner, it was a very tense and interesting game. Games like this are often won on defence. We came short in that part of the game at the end, but we still had a chance to win it. I can say it is very important for us that we start coming to these countries believing we can win. We played good, we showed that we are here to win. That is why, I have to congratulate my players also."

Top performers

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium

Venard Richard Hendriks

 

Axel Hervelle

8Pts17
11Reb4
0AS5
0ST2
5BS1

Accumulated statistics

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium
28/61FG M/A25/67
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A18/38 (47.4%)
11/30 (36.7%) FG3P M/A7/29 (24.1%)
9/14 (64.3%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
39 (12-27) Reb (O-D) 36 (14-22)
13AS15
15TO10
4ST8
8BS2
21PF21
76Pts73

PHOTO GALLERY

F.Y.R. OF MACEDONIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Dimchevski, I. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000010-10
*5Magdevski, A. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011110010-30
6Sokolov, D. 273/560.00/20.03/3100.00/20.001112002269
7Kostoski, A. 276/966.74/4100.02/540.00/00.00774310121214
*8Stojanovski, V. 304/1233.33/650.01/616.77/1070.01122100412116
9Stojanovski, D. 70/20.00/00.00/20.00/00.0213010010-40
*10Simonovski, M. 343/650.00/10.03/560.00/00.021312002219
11Brckov, V. DNP
*12Trajkovski, B. 316/1540.04/850.02/728.62/2100.0123323241016
13Gjuroski, S. 242/450.02/2100.00/20.00/00.020211011154
14Janeski, M. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000020010-70
*15Hendriks, V. 294/757.14/757.10/00.00/00.0291100053158
TEAM/COACH23500
TOTAL28/ 6145.917/ 3154.811/ 3036.79/1464.3122739131548212176
BELGIUM
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Bosco, L. 244/944.43/560.01/425.02/2100.0213111021-1011
5Libert, A. DNP
*6Tumba, K. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.012301001030
*7Hervelle, A. 357/1163.66/1060.01/1100.02/366.7044522135617
*8Mwema, J. 222/633.31/333.31/333.30/00.0022000021-75
9Troisfontaines, O. DNP
10Schwartz, L. DNP
*11Muya, G. 323/1030.02/633.31/425.02/2100.004441201479
12Mukubu, W. 270/60.00/30.00/30.03/475.0213112034-53
13Gillet, P. 254/944.42/450.02/540.00/00.0134000021-610
14De Zeeuw, M. 243/1030.02/450.01/616.74/4100.0213100143-911
*24Lojeski, M. 312/540.02/2100.00/30.03/3100.012332103267
TEAM/COACH52720
TOTAL25/ 6737.318/ 3847.47/ 2924.116/1888.9142236151082212173
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

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium

Venard Richard Hendriks

 

Axel Hervelle

8Pts17
11Reb4
0AS5
0ST2
5BS1
29Min35

TEAM STATS

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium
28/61FG M/A25/67
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A18/38 (47.4%)
11/30 (36.7%) FG3P M/A7/29 (24.1%)
9/14 (64.3%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
39 (12-27) Reb (O-D) 36 (14-22)
13AS15
15TO10
4ST8
8BS2
21PF21
76Pts73

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeF.Y.R. OF MACEDONIAScoreBELGIUM
09:47 0 - 3 8 J. Mwema 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 M. Lojeski
09:1910 M. Simonovski Turnover (Backcourt violation)   
09:175 A. Magdevski Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   11 G. Muya Foul drawn
09:11   24 M. Lojeski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 K. Tumba
09:0812 B. Trajkovski Block   6 K. Tumba 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
09:07   7 A. Hervelle Turnover (Out of bounds)
08:558 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 3 
08:28 2 - 5 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:198 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   24 M. Lojeski Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:0912 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 K. Tumba Def. Rebound
07:58   6 K. Tumba Turnover (Travelling)
07:4415 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 K. Tumba Def. Rebound
07:418 V. Stojanovski Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   11 G. Muya Foul drawn
07:31 2 - 7 11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:2110 M. Simonovski Turnover (Out of bounds)   
06:56 2 - 9 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 G. Muya
06:388 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   7 A. Hervelle Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:38Substitution: 5 A. Magdevski out,
7 A. Kostoski in 
  
06:3212 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   24 M. Lojeski Def. Rebound
06:197 A. Kostoski Steal   7 A. Hervelle Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:157 A. Kostoski 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 4 - 9 
05:5615 V. Hendriks Block
8 V. Stojanovski Def. Rebound 
  11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)
05:488 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Hervelle Def. Rebound
05:31   8 J. Mwema 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 M. Lojeski
05:17 Def. Rebound   11 G. Muya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:14   Substitution: 24 M. Lojeski out,
12 W. Mukubu in
05:04   Substitution: 6 K. Tumba out,
14 M. De Zeeuw in
04:538 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 6 - 9 
04:4312 B. Trajkovski Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   7 A. Hervelle Foul drawn
04:31 6 - 11 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 G. Muya
04:177 A. Kostoski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 B. Trajkovski 
9 - 11 
04:00   7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 M. De Zeeuw
03:5015 V. Hendriks Block   12 W. Mukubu 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 12 W. Mukubu
03:49    Turnover (24 secs)
03:48Timeout   
03:48Substitution: 8 V. Stojanovski out,
4 I. Dimchevski in 
  
03:48Substitution: 15 V. Hendriks out,
14 M. Janeski in 
  
03:2914 M. Janeski Turnover (Ball Handling)   7 A. Hervelle Steal
03:05 9 - 14 7 A. Hervelle 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 G. Muya
03:0510 M. Simonovski Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   7 A. Hervelle Foul drawn
03:054 I. Dimchevski Def. Rebound   7 A. Hervelle Free throw missed(1/1)
02:4610 M. Simonovski Foul drawn   14 M. De Zeeuw Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:3312 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 G. Muya Def. Rebound
02:19 9 - 17 11 G. Muya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Hervelle
02:15   Substitution: 8 J. Mwema out,
4 L. Bosco in
02:15   Substitution: 11 G. Muya out,
24 M. Lojeski in
02:15   Substitution: 7 A. Hervelle out,
13 P. Gillet in
02:15Substitution: 12 B. Trajkovski out,
13 S. Gjuroski in 
  
02:007 A. Kostoski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 11 - 17 
01:4310 M. Simonovski Def. Rebound   12 W. Mukubu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3010 M. Simonovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 S. Gjuroski 
14 - 17 
01:067 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   4 L. Bosco 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
00:4614 M. Janeski Turnover (Ball Handling)   
00:46Substitution: 7 A. Kostoski out,
6 D. Sokolov in 
  
00:46Substitution: 10 M. Simonovski out,
9 D. Stojanovski in 
  
00:4014 M. Janeski Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   14 M. De Zeeuw Foul drawn
00:40 14 - 18 14 M. De Zeeuw Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:40 14 - 19 14 M. De Zeeuw Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:2413 S. Gjuroski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
00:109 D. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 S. Gjuroski 
  
00:0713 S. Gjuroski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 16 - 19 
00:01   4 L. Bosco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
TimeF.Y.R. OF MACEDONIAScoreBELGIUM
09:48   14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 W. Mukubu
09:374 I. Dimchevski Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   12 W. Mukubu Foul drawn
09:37Substitution: 4 I. Dimchevski out,
8 V. Stojanovski in 
  
09:37   12 W. Mukubu Free throw missed(1/2)
09:37 16 - 20 12 W. Mukubu Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:278 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   12 W. Mukubu Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:196 D. Sokolov Turnover (Out of bounds)   
09:099 D. Stojanovski Def. Rebound   13 P. Gillet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:5814 M. Janeski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 9 D. Stojanovski 
  14 M. De Zeeuw Block
08:538 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 D. Stojanovski 
  
08:359 D. Stojanovski Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 W. Mukubu Steal
08:21 16 - 23 13 P. Gillet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 14 M. De Zeeuw
07:569 D. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 P. Gillet Def. Rebound
07:35 16 - 25 13 P. Gillet 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 24 M. Lojeski
07:32Timeout   
07:32Substitution: 14 M. Janeski out,
15 V. Hendriks in 
  
07:32   Substitution: 24 M. Lojeski out,
8 J. Mwema in
07:1415 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed   14 M. De Zeeuw Def. Rebound
07:0413 S. Gjuroski Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   14 M. De Zeeuw Foul drawn
06:58   14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 P. Gillet
06:32 16 - 28 13 P. Gillet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 W. Mukubu
06:246 D. Sokolov Foul drawn   4 L. Bosco Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
06:148 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 D. Sokolov 
19 - 28 
05:56   13 P. Gillet 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 M. De Zeeuw
05:3415 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   8 J. Mwema 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:238 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
05:21   Substitution: 4 L. Bosco out,
11 G. Muya in
05:1013 S. Gjuroski Foul drawn   13 P. Gillet Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:10   Substitution: 13 P. Gillet out,
7 A. Hervelle in
05:078 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   14 M. De Zeeuw Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:07   Substitution: 14 M. De Zeeuw out,
13 P. Gillet in
05:078 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(1/2) 20 - 28 
05:078 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(2/2) 21 - 28 
04:4215 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   12 W. Mukubu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:308 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 V. Hendriks 
  
04:2515 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 P. Gillet Def. Rebound
04:2115 V. Hendriks Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   13 P. Gillet Foul drawn
04:07 Def. Rebound   12 W. Mukubu 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:05   Substitution: 12 W. Mukubu out,
24 M. Lojeski in
03:406 D. Sokolov 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
03:399 D. Stojanovski Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   8 J. Mwema Foul drawn
03:39Substitution: 9 D. Stojanovski out,
10 M. Simonovski in 
  
03:39Substitution: 13 S. Gjuroski out,
12 B. Trajkovski in 
  
03:18 21 - 30 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 G. Muya
03:0212 B. Trajkovski Turnover (Bad Pass)   11 G. Muya Steal
03:0215 V. Hendriks Unsportmanslike Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   11 G. Muya Foul drawn
03:00Timeout   
03:00Substitution: 6 D. Sokolov out,
7 A. Kostoski in 
  
03:00 21 - 31 11 G. Muya Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:00 21 - 32 11 G. Muya Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:3915 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   13 P. Gillet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:2912 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 23 - 32 
02:10 23 - 34 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 M. Lojeski
01:477 A. Kostoski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 B. Trajkovski 
  
01:4412 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 J. Mwema Def. Rebound
01:34   13 P. Gillet 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
01:3312 B. Trajkovski Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)   7 A. Hervelle Foul drawn
01:33 23 - 35 7 A. Hervelle Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:33 23 - 36 7 A. Hervelle Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:118 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 G. Muya Def. Rebound
01:027 A. Kostoski Foul drawn   24 M. Lojeski Offensive Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
24 M. Lojeski Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:02   Substitution: 24 M. Lojeski out,
4 L. Bosco in
00:548 V. Stojanovski Turnover (Out of bounds)   
00:4415 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:3110 M. Simonovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Hervelle Def. Rebound
00:1815 V. Hendriks Block
7 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound 
  8 J. Mwema 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
00:017 A. Kostoski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 P. Gillet Def. Rebound
TimeF.Y.R. OF MACEDONIAScoreBELGIUM
10:00Substitution: 10 M. Simonovski out,
6 D. Sokolov in 
  
10:00   Substitution: 4 L. Bosco out,
6 K. Tumba in
10:00   Substitution: 13 P. Gillet out,
24 M. Lojeski in
09:4615 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Kostoski 
25 - 36 
09:2015 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:028 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   6 K. Tumba Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:02   Substitution: 6 K. Tumba out,
14 M. De Zeeuw in
09:028 V. Stojanovski Free throw missed(1/3)   
09:028 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(2/3) 26 - 36 
09:0212 B. Trajkovski assist   
09:028 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(3/3) 27 - 36 
08:3715 V. Hendriks Block
6 D. Sokolov Def. Rebound 
  8 J. Mwema 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
08:1612 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 J. Mwema Def. Rebound
07:517 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:327 A. Kostoski Turnover (Bad Pass)   7 A. Hervelle Steal
07:29 27 - 38 14 M. De Zeeuw 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Hervelle
07:1515 V. Hendriks Foul drawn   14 M. De Zeeuw Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
07:0715 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 29 - 38 
06:4912 B. Trajkovski Steal   11 G. Muya Turnover (Bad Pass)
06:418 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   8 J. Mwema Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
06:41   Substitution: 14 M. De Zeeuw out,
13 P. Gillet in
06:3015 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 B. Trajkovski 
31 - 38 
06:13   11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
06:11   Substitution: 11 G. Muya out,
4 L. Bosco in
06:11Substitution: 15 V. Hendriks out,
13 S. Gjuroski in 
  
06:0412 B. Trajkovski Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   7 A. Hervelle Foul drawn
05:48   24 M. Lojeski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound:
05:478 V. Stojanovski Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   7 A. Hervelle Foul drawn
05:47Substitution: 8 V. Stojanovski out,
10 M. Simonovski in 
  
05:3212 B. Trajkovski Def. Rebound   4 L. Bosco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:2112 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Kostoski 
33 - 38 
05:14Timeout   
05:017 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   13 P. Gillet 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4112 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 35 - 38 
04:28   Substitution: 8 J. Mwema out,
11 G. Muya in
04:09 35 - 40 24 M. Lojeski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
04:096 D. Sokolov Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   24 M. Lojeski Foul drawn
04:09 35 - 41 24 M. Lojeski Free throw MADE(1/1)
03:526 D. Sokolov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 38 - 41 
03:41 38 - 43 4 L. Bosco 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:257 A. Kostoski Foul drawn   4 L. Bosco Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
03:1212 B. Trajkovski Turnover (Ball Handling)   24 M. Lojeski Steal
03:07 38 - 45 7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 L. Bosco
02:487 A. Kostoski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 40 - 45 
02:22 40 - 47 11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:5412 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 S. Gjuroski 
  
01:4913 S. Gjuroski 2PtsFG (Put-back) MADE 42 - 47 
01:39   7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 L. Bosco
01:19 42 - 49 13 P. Gillet 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:586 D. Sokolov Foul drawn   7 A. Hervelle Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)
00:58Substitution: 7 A. Kostoski out,
5 A. Magdevski in 
  
00:58Substitution: 12 B. Trajkovski out,
15 V. Hendriks in 
  
00:58   Substitution: 7 A. Hervelle out,
12 W. Mukubu in
00:58   Substitution: 24 M. Lojeski out,
14 M. De Zeeuw in
00:586 D. Sokolov Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:586 D. Sokolov Free throw missed(2/2)   12 W. Mukubu Def. Rebound
00:3913 S. Gjuroski Block   14 M. De Zeeuw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:
00:345 A. Magdevski Def. Rebound   14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:096 D. Sokolov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 45 - 49 
TimeF.Y.R. OF MACEDONIAScoreBELGIUM
09:526 D. Sokolov Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   11 G. Muya Foul drawn
09:36   14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 4 L. Bosco
09:2115 V. Hendriks Block
15 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound 
  14 M. De Zeeuw 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
09:1410 M. Simonovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 A. Magdevski 
48 - 49 
08:42    Turnover (24 secs)
08:42   Substitution: 14 M. De Zeeuw out,
7 A. Hervelle in
08:205 A. Magdevski Turnover (Bad Pass)   
08:02 48 - 51 4 L. Bosco 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Hervelle
07:4010 M. Simonovski Foul drawn   13 P. Gillet Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
07:40Substitution: 5 A. Magdevski out,
7 A. Kostoski in 
  
07:40Substitution: 6 D. Sokolov out,
8 V. Stojanovski in 
  
07:3613 S. Gjuroski Turnover (Ball Handling)   
07:177 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   11 G. Muya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:0710 M. Simonovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
06:457 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   7 A. Hervelle 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:3213 S. Gjuroski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 M. Simonovski 
  
06:158 V. Stojanovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 V. Hendriks 
  
06:0510 M. Simonovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 A. Hervelle Def. Rebound
05:52 48 - 54 4 L. Bosco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:358 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   11 G. Muya Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
05:35   Substitution: 11 G. Muya out,
8 J. Mwema in
05:35Substitution: 13 S. Gjuroski out,
12 B. Trajkovski in 
  
05:338 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   8 J. Mwema Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
05:268 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 50 - 54 
05:268 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   12 W. Mukubu Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
05:268 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(1/1) 51 - 54 
05:26Substitution: 15 V. Hendriks out,
13 S. Gjuroski in 
  
05:1210 M. Simonovski Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   12 W. Mukubu Foul drawn
05:05 51 - 56 8 J. Mwema 2PtsFG (Dunk) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Hervelle
04:4812 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Kostoski 
54 - 56 
04:23 Def. Rebound   4 L. Bosco 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:2112 B. Trajkovski Foul drawn   7 A. Hervelle Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:21   Substitution: 7 A. Hervelle out,
14 M. De Zeeuw in
04:2112 B. Trajkovski Free throw MADE(1/2) 55 - 56 
04:2112 B. Trajkovski Free throw MADE(2/2) 56 - 56 
04:21   Substitution: 8 J. Mwema out,
24 M. Lojeski in
04:0112 B. Trajkovski Steal   4 L. Bosco Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:4612 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 58 - 56 
03:43Timeout   
03:43   Substitution: 4 L. Bosco out,
7 A. Hervelle in
03:43   Substitution: 13 P. Gillet out,
11 G. Muya in
03:207 A. Kostoski Def. Rebound   11 G. Muya 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:557 A. Kostoski Turnover (Bad Pass)   11 G. Muya Steal
02:518 V. Stojanovski Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)   12 W. Mukubu Foul drawn
02:378 V. Stojanovski Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 4th)   12 W. Mukubu Foul drawn
02:37 58 - 57 12 W. Mukubu Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:37 58 - 58 12 W. Mukubu Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:277 A. Kostoski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 61 - 58 
02:08 61 - 60 24 M. Lojeski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:5412 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 8 V. Stojanovski 
  7 A. Hervelle Block
01:457 A. Kostoski Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 W. Mukubu Steal
01:33Substitution: 7 A. Kostoski out,
6 D. Sokolov in 
  
01:3112 B. Trajkovski Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 4th)   14 M. De Zeeuw Foul drawn
01:31 61 - 61 14 M. De Zeeuw Free throw MADE(1/2)
01:31 61 - 62 14 M. De Zeeuw Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:208 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   12 W. Mukubu Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 3rd)
01:20Substitution: 12 B. Trajkovski out,
15 V. Hendriks in 
  
01:208 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(1/2) 62 - 62 
01:208 V. Stojanovski Free throw missed(2/2)   7 A. Hervelle Def. Rebound
01:088 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   24 M. Lojeski Offensive Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
24 M. Lojeski Turnover (Offensive foul)
01:08Timeout   
01:08Substitution: 13 S. Gjuroski out,
12 B. Trajkovski in 
  
00:588 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 G. Muya Def. Rebound
00:3615 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   12 W. Mukubu 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
00:226 D. Sokolov 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   11 G. Muya Def. Rebound
00:0515 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound   11 G. Muya 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
00:018 V. Stojanovski 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   
TimeF.Y.R. OF MACEDONIAScoreBELGIUM
04:4912 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   24 M. Lojeski Def. Rebound
04:28 62 - 65 14 M. De Zeeuw 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Hervelle
04:138 V. Stojanovski Foul drawn   14 M. De Zeeuw Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 4th)
04:138 V. Stojanovski Free throw missed(1/2)   
04:138 V. Stojanovski Free throw MADE(2/2) 63 - 65 
03:5112 B. Trajkovski Steal   12 W. Mukubu Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:3112 B. Trajkovski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 M. Simonovski 
  
03:2512 B. Trajkovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 V. Stojanovski 
66 - 65 
03:0615 V. Hendriks Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   24 M. Lojeski Foul drawn
03:06Substitution: 8 V. Stojanovski out,
7 A. Kostoski in 
  
03:06   Substitution: 11 G. Muya out,
4 L. Bosco in
03:06 66 - 66 24 M. Lojeski Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:06 66 - 67 24 M. Lojeski Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:4115 V. Hendriks 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 A. Kostoski 
68 - 67 
02:1312 B. Trajkovski Block
15 V. Hendriks Def. Rebound 
  12 W. Mukubu 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
01:517 A. Kostoski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 L. Bosco Def. Rebound
01:33 68 - 69 14 M. De Zeeuw 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:166 D. Sokolov 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Simonovski 
71 - 69 
00:5412 B. Trajkovski Def. Rebound   4 L. Bosco 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:466 D. Sokolov Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 L. Bosco Steal
00:43 71 - 71 4 L. Bosco 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:297 A. Kostoski 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 73 - 71 
00:217 A. Kostoski Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   4 L. Bosco Foul drawn
00:21 73 - 72 4 L. Bosco Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:21 73 - 73 4 L. Bosco Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:21Timeout   
00:21Substitution: 15 V. Hendriks out,
8 V. Stojanovski in 
  
00:21   Substitution: 12 W. Mukubu out,
8 J. Mwema in
00:21   Substitution: 24 M. Lojeski out,
11 G. Muya in
00:0210 M. Simonovski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 V. Stojanovski 
76 - 73 
00:02Substitution: 7 A. Kostoski out,
4 I. Dimchevski in 
  
00:02   Substitution: 11 G. Muya out,
24 M. Lojeski in
00:01   24 M. Lojeski 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed

Accumulated statistics

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium
28/61FG M/A25/67
17/31 (54.8%) FG2P M/A18/38 (47.4%)
11/30 (36.7%) FG3P M/A7/29 (24.1%)
9/14 (64.3%) FT M/A16/18 (88.9%)
39 (12-27) Reb (O-D) 36 (14-22)
13AS15
15TO10
4ST8
8BS2
21PF21
76Pts73

top performers

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium

Venard Richard Hendriks

 

Axel Hervelle

8Pts17
11Reb4
0AS5
0ST2
5BS1
29Min35
F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium 1-1
F.Y.R. of Macedonia - Belgium 76-73
10.08.2014, Skopje (MKD)
Belgium - F.Y.R. of Macedonia 63-60
20.08.2014, Charleroi (BEL)

COACH QUOTES

10.08.2014
Quotes: F.Y.R. of Macedonia vs. Belgium

Aleksandar Dzikic, F.Y.R. Of Macedonia Head Coach
"Belgium has great quality players, and they were well prepared for us. They were expecting our moves, they were predicting our plays, and they played great defence in the first half. My team has many young and unexperienced players, so they were kind of impressed at the start of the match, and that was putting some bad pressure on them. At the half-time break, I tried to calm them down, and to focus on our play. We managed to cut down our mistakes, and we played tight on defence. I want to congratulate my players on the great heart they showed. We played as a team, and we deserved the win. This is very important win for us."

Aleksandar Kostoski, F.Y.R Of Macedonia
"This was a great win for the team. No heroes, no individuals, only team, and a great one. We are working on the psychology that a compact team can win against any opponent, and this win against Belgium is a proof of that. We were tense at the beginning of the match, and we made many mistakes, but we managed to strengthen our defence, and the win came by itself. Not much time for celebration though, we are traveling to Denmark, and we have to continue to improve. The qualifications have just started."

Guy Muya, Belgium
"It was a tight game, we played a very good first half, but we missed plenty of free and open shots in the second half, and F.Y.R. of Macedonia cut the score difference. Both teams had chances to win at the end, and I think that the overall performance in the game was on a very high level. Both teams had chances to win, but they came out with the win at the end. I want to congratulate them, it was a good game. I hope we will play better and win the second match in Belgium."

Eddy Casteels Belgium Head Coach
"Congratulations to the winner, it was a very tense and interesting game. Games like this are often won on defence. We came short in that part of the game at the end, but we still had a chance to win it. I can say it is very important for us that we start coming to these countries believing we can win. We played good, we showed that we are here to win. That is why, I have to congratulate my players also."

Top performers

F.Y.R. of Macedonia Belgium

Venard Richard Hendriks

 

Axel Hervelle

8Pts17
11Reb4
0AS5
0ST2
5BS1

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