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Group:  B | 15.08.2013, 13:45h
Group:  B | 15.08.2013, 13:45h
53-77
9 - 2411 - 2220 - 1713 - 14
9 - 2411 - 2220 - 1713 - 14
Venue: Vinkovci (CRO) |
Spectators: 55 |
Referees: Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED), Erman Erdemli (TUR), Sok Hoon Lim (MAS)

GAME REPORT


England Swept Away By Russia On Debut

5. Anna Shchetina (Russia)
Anna Shchetina paced Russia with 16 points and eight boards
Having gained promotion to the top flight for the first time last summer, England endured a tough initiation at the U18 European Championship Women after being swept aside 77-53 by Russia.

England looked overwhelmed in the first half and didn't recover from a 21-9 first quarter from their opponents, who won silver last summer in Bucharest.

In the ascendancy, Russia piled on the agony during a one-sided opening twenty minutes and with more depth and poise, they stormed into a commanding 46-20 lead at the interval.

Whilst England finally found some offence when they returned to the floor to outscore Russia 20-17 in the penultimate period, the damage had already been done as Russia engaged cruise control.

Anna Shchetina continued her red-hot form from the recent FIBA U19 World Championship for Women with a strong display in the paint, contributing 16 points and eight rebounds, whilst teammate Tatiana Sema hauled down 10 boards.

England had an off-night shooting-wise, including Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott, who finished with 17 points on 35% field-goal shooting for the losing team.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

26.1%

18/69
FG
M/A

43.8%

32/73

25.9%

14/54
FG2P
M/A

52.8%

28/53

26.7%

4/15
FG3P
M/A

20.0%

4/20

59.1%

13/22
FT
M/A

60.0%

9/15

43

19/24
RT
RO/RD

56

18/38

9

AS

21

18

TO

21

13

ST

13

1

BS

7

17

PF

18

53

Pts

77

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