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Group:  D | 03.08.2013, 20:30h
Group:  D | 03.08.2013, 20:30h
44-65
11 - 177 - 1910 - 1716 - 12
11 - 177 - 1910 - 1716 - 12
Venue: Varna (BUL) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Stephen Ellis (ENG), Milan Mazic (SRB), Luka Kardum (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Slovaks Eliminated As Czechs Progress

Michaela Matusková (Czech Republic)
Michaela Matusková and the Czech Republic clinched second spot in Group D with their win over Slovakia

The Czech Republic were too strong for neighbours Slovak Republic, taking a 65-44 Group D win in the U16 European Championship Women.

The Slovak Republic knew that a win would put them through at their neighbour's expense, but they hadn't beaten the Czech Republic in either of their past meetings in the tournament and a 10-2 start for the Czech team suggested this time would be just as difficult.

The Czech Republic's 1.93m center Julia Reisingerova (16 points, 9 rebounds) was giving the Slovakian team big problems on both ends of the floor, patrolling the paint on defense and grabbing offensive rebounds, one of which led to a gorgeous give-and-go which gave her an unstoppable position to convert in the lane.

Jana Matejcikova ended the first period with a great drive inside to cut the Czech lead to six, but the second quarter was one-way traffic. Even when the Slovakian team managed to break up a play, the loose ball fell to Petra Holesinska who drained a deep three as the shot-clock buzzer went off.

Veronika Remenarova continued her impressive tournament as she tried to bring her teammates back with a steal and tough drive at the end of the half, but Michaela Krejzova's great post move swelled the half-time advantage to 18.

Holesinska continued her hot-shooting form of the previous night to drain another three and the Czech defense restricted their Slovak rivals to just 10 points in the third quarter to ensure a comeback never looked likely.

Michaela Matuskova added nine points and five assists for the Czech team, and Krejzova finished with eight points and five rebounds. Lucia Striesova top-scored for the Slovak Republic with 13 points.

 

Accumulated statistics

28.8%

15/52
FG
M/A

45.5%

25/55

28.9%

13/45
FG2P
M/A

47.6%

20/42

28.6%

2/7
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

5/13

54.5%

12/22
FT
M/A

62.5%

10/16

28

10/18
RT
RO/RD

42

12/30

9

AS

18

23

TO

27

12

ST

15

0

BS

2

17

PF

17

44

Pts

65

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