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Group:  A | 03.08.2013, 18:15h
Group:  A | 03.08.2013, 18:15h
39-73
6 - 2512 - 1410 - 1611 - 18
6 - 2512 - 1410 - 1611 - 18
Venue: Albena |
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Eddie Viator (FRA), Paul Unsworth (ENG), Bogdan Podar (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Croatia Roll On, Hosts Exit

Tihana Stojsavljevic (Croatia)
Tihana Stojsavljevic finished the game with a near double-double of 12 points and nine boards

Croatia finished Group A in style with a 73-39 victory, eliminating hosts Bulgaria from the U16 European Championship Women in the process.

Croatia's dominance was evident immediately, holding their opponents scoreless in the opening five minutes on an 11-0 run which ended when Debora Filipova hit a three-pointer.

It proved to be only momentary respite as Iva Slonjsak's 11 first-quarter points put her team 25-6 ahead.

The Bulgarian team were never able to mount a comeback, with Croatia's well-drilled defense allowing no easy scores.

The lead swelled to 30 by the final quarter, allowing Coach Dean Nemec to give playing time to the full squad in preparation for the battles ahead.

Slonjsak had a game-high 15 points, one of four Croatian players in double-figures, and she added nine assists and six rebounds also. Anita Kelava had 12 points and 2 blocks.

Radiyana Mancheva's 10 points led Bulgaria, who will now face off against Sweden, Lithuania and either Slovak Republic or Czech Republic in Classification Group G as they fight to avoid relegation.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

18.5%

10/54
FG
M/A

44.8%

30/67

24.2%

8/33
FG2P
M/A

52.2%

24/46

9.5%

2/21
FG3P
M/A

28.6%

6/21

53.1%

17/32
FT
M/A

43.8%

7/16

38

12/26
RT
RO/RD

51

16/35

3

AS

23

22

TO

18

7

ST

18

0

BS

4

15

PF

22

39

Pts

73

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