Greece69-57

21-15, 22-12, 14-17, 12-13

Israel

 

Date: 15.06.2013, 18:30hVenue:   Byron (Athens)Spectators: 500
Referees:  Marco Giansanti (ITA), Haris Bijedic (BIH), Milan Brziak (SVK)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Israel
Artemis Spanou (21)PtsMichal Epstein (19)
Artemis Spanou (14)RebMichal Epstein (5), Katia Levitsky (5)
Iouliti Lymoura (5)ASShay Doron (3), Liron Cohen (3)
Iouliti Lymoura (3), Artemis Spanou (3)STShay Doron (5)
BSNoa Ganor (1)

GAME REPORT

15.06.2013
Greece Hold Off Israel On First Leg

Greece scored only 26 points in the second half of their semi-final first leg clash with Israel in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round, but held on for a 69-57 win and have the first say in the tie.

Playing at home, the Greeks showed great intensity right from tip-off and made the most of their superiority on the glass to lead 21-15 at the end of the first quarter.

Israel looked set to balance the encounter when they came within two points, 25-23, on a Liron Cohen lay-up midway through the second frame, but suffered a monumental collapse in the final five minutes of the period.

The hosts used an 18-4 run in that stretch to transform the slim two-point advantage into a comfortable 43-27 cushion at half-time, having out-rebounded Israel 19-9 up until that point (38-26 at the end).

Greece returned to the court after the interval determined to strike the fatal blow and took their biggest lead in the game, 51-29, on a Pelagia Papamichail lay-up with 6:38 left to play in the third quarter.

Michal Epstein and Shay Doron however took the initiative for the guests and quickly reduced the gap by half, 55-44, with 22 seconds on the clock to the end of the frame.

Artemis Spanou scored Greece's last points in the encounter from the free throw line with a little over three minutes remaining to the final buzzer, and while the Greeks did not have much more left in the tank, they forced Israel to waste vital possessions and prevented them from reducing the gap to single digits.

Spanou paved the way for the winners with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, Katerina Sotiriou finished with 13 points and eight boards, whilst Olga Chatzinikolaou also added 13 points.

For Israel, Epstein had 19 points and five rebounds in defeat.

The return leg of the tie takes place in Israel on Tuesday.

COACH QUOTES

15.06.2013
Quotes Greece vs. Israel

Greece head coach George Dikaioulakos
"We got the win against a really tough team. Although we were shocked after Dimitrakou's injury, we played to perfection in the first half. But we were sure that Israel would make its come back, because as I already stated it's a tough team. They got us confused in the second half and it's our responsibility, because we stopped taking care of the little details as we did in the first half. We hope that we are not going to go to Israel to defend the 12 points margin, but to win the game."

Greece forward Olga Chatzinikolaou
"This win is really important of us. It's essential that we are leading now in this double encounter against Israel. We did everything well in the first half, we did everything as we planned. In the second half we didn't do the same. Things didn't turn out as we expected. Now, we are already focusing on the second game against Israel. We have to play again with passion; we have to be focused, in order to advance to the next stage."

Israel head coach Eli Rabi
"Greece played really well and much better than we did. They were well prepared and they were ready to respond to our plays. At the same time they were sharp in shooting. We travelled in Athens aiming at a positive result, but as the game turned out, I must say that I am happy that we lost only by 12. In the second game we'll see what will happen. We ‘ll prepare ourselves for a better battle from our side in order to advance to the final."

Israel player Michal Epstein
"As the game turned out we could say that we are happy that we lost only by 12. We hope that in the next game, back in our home, with the support of our fans, we'll get to play better and that we are going to be able to advance to the final. We didn't perform well against Greece today, especially in defense. We gave a lot of space to the Greek team to run and we gave them a lot of open shots. We must not repeat the same mistakes in the next game."

Top performers

Greece Israel

Artemis Spanou

 

Michal Epstein

21Pts19
14Reb5
1AS1
3ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Greece Israel
27/56FG M/A25/52
23/42 (54.8%) FG2P M/A24/41 (58.5%)
4/14 (28.6%) FG3P M/A1/11 (9.1%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A6/11 (54.5%)
38 (10-28) Reb (O-D) 26 (3-23)
13AS8
14TO15
11ST11
0BS1
16PF20
69Pts57

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GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Kalentzou, D. 120/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000110001-90
5Stamati, E. 70/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0000020010-60
6Dimitrakou, Z. DNP
*7Chatzinikolaou, O. 336/875.06/785.70/10.01/425.00330420451813
8Nikolopoulou, A. DNP
9Spyridopoulou, A. 61/250.00/10.01/1100.00/00.010120001103
*10Papamichail, P. 345/683.35/683.30/00.02/2100.01452220311412
*11Lymoura, I. 302/540.02/366.70/20.00/00.0033523011234
*12Sotiriou, A. 325/955.63/742.92/2100.01/250.02682210221913
13Kosma, A. 91/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.0011000031-113
14Skiadopoulou, F. DNP
*15Spanou, A. 377/1936.87/1450.00/50.07/1070.0410141130181221
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL27/ 5648.223/ 4254.84/ 1428.611/1861.11028381314110162069
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Levitsky, K. 283/933.33/837.50/10.00/00.005512104196
*5Ganor, N. 243/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0134002131-66
6Abramzon, E. 120/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011000010-100
*7Cohen, L. 311/714.31/250.00/50.02/2100.0033340033-204
*8Doron, S. 297/1353.87/1163.60/20.01/333.3101355023-415
9Zairy, S. 211/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.000001201173
*10Epstein, M. 338/1080.08/1080.00/00.03/650.0145120036-719
11Shafir, N. DNP
12Diamant, D. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000001010-50
13Galinski, B. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022000010-30
14Levy, S. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-80
15Fleischer, J. 122/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.0022010011-134
TEAM/COACH03300
TOTAL25/ 5248.124/ 4158.51/ 119.16/1154.532326815111201657
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

Greece Israel

Artemis Spanou

 

Michal Epstein

21Pts19
14Reb5
1AS1
3ST0
0BS0
37Min33

TEAM STATS

Greece Israel
27/56FG M/A25/52
23/42 (54.8%) FG2P M/A24/41 (58.5%)
4/14 (28.6%) FG3P M/A1/11 (9.1%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A6/11 (54.5%)
38 (10-28) Reb (O-D) 26 (3-23)
13AS8
14TO15
11ST11
0BS1
16PF20
69Pts57

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PLAY BY PLAY

TimeGREECEScoreISRAEL
09:4012 A. Sotiriou Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Doron Steal
09:3512 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
09:147 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 2 - 0 
08:4810 P. Papamichail Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:3615 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Levitsky Def. Rebound
08:1215 A. Spanou Steal   4 K. Levitsky Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:0610 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lymoura 
4 - 0 
07:43 4 - 2 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:1310 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Spanou 
  
07:0715 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 6 - 2 
06:5815 A. Spanou Foul drawn   4 K. Levitsky Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
06:58   Substitution: 5 N. Ganor out,
15 J. Fleischer in
06:5815 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(1/1) 7 - 2 
06:54 7 - 4 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:4611 I. Lymoura Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Doron Steal
06:41 7 - 6 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:2815 A. Spanou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   15 J. Fleischer Def. Rebound
06:0812 A. Sotiriou Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   4 K. Levitsky Foul drawn
05:58 7 - 8 15 J. Fleischer 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Epstein
05:4411 I. Lymoura 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 M. Epstein Def. Rebound
05:2915 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:0612 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Spanou 
  
05:027 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   15 J. Fleischer Def. Rebound
04:4811 I. Lymoura Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:4110 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lymoura 
9 - 8 
04:1315 A. Spanou Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
04:13   Substitution: 4 K. Levitsky out,
6 E. Abramzon in
04:13 9 - 9 10 M. Epstein Free throw MADE(1/2)
04:1315 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   10 M. Epstein Free throw missed(2/2)
03:5812 A. Sotiriou Foul drawn   10 M. Epstein Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
03:58   Substitution: 8 S. Doron out,
9 S. Zairy in
03:5012 A. Sotiriou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lymoura 
12 - 9 
03:3012 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:247 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 14 - 9 
03:167 O. Chatzinikolaou Steal   9 S. Zairy Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:127 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 16 - 9 
02:4910 P. Papamichail Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   9 S. Zairy Foul drawn
02:49   Substitution: 10 M. Epstein out,
8 S. Doron in
02:407 O. Chatzinikolaou Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:357 O. Chatzinikolaou Foul drawn   8 S. Doron Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:35Timeout   
07:117 O. Chatzinikolaou Free throw missed(1/2)   
02:357 O. Chatzinikolaou Free throw MADE(2/2) 17 - 9 
02:24 17 - 11 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 7 L. Cohen
02:0615 A. Spanou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 E. Abramzon Def. Rebound
01:57 17 - 13 15 J. Fleischer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Doron
01:56Timeout   
01:56Substitution: 11 I. Lymoura out,
4 D. Kalentzou in 
  
01:337 O. Chatzinikolaou Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Doron Steal
01:29   8 S. Doron Turnover (Bad Pass)
01:1012 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 19 - 13 
00:4812 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:3410 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 15 A. Spanou 
21 - 13 
00:0815 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   15 J. Fleischer 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:0415 A. Spanou Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 S. Doron Steal
00:02 21 - 15 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
00:00Substitution: 12 A. Sotiriou out,
13 A. Kosma in 
  
00:00   Substitution: 7 L. Cohen out,
4 K. Levitsky in
00:00   Substitution: 15 J. Fleischer out,
10 M. Epstein in
TimeGREECEScoreISRAEL
09:4510 P. Papamichail Def. Rebound   6 E. Abramzon 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:2113 A. Kosma 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Levitsky Def. Rebound
09:1513 A. Kosma Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   8 S. Doron Foul drawn
09:15   8 S. Doron Free throw missed(1/2)
09:15 21 - 16 8 S. Doron Free throw MADE(2/2)
09:157 O. Chatzinikolaou Foul drawn   6 E. Abramzon Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
08:527 O. Chatzinikolaou Turnover (Bad Pass)   9 S. Zairy Steal
08:44 21 - 18 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 K. Levitsky
08:3515 A. Spanou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Levitsky Def. Rebound
08:0713 A. Kosma Foul drawn   4 K. Levitsky Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
4 K. Levitsky Turnover (Offensive foul)
08:07   Substitution: 9 S. Zairy out,
7 L. Cohen in
07:587 O. Chatzinikolaou Foul drawn   4 K. Levitsky Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 3rd)
07:58   Substitution: 4 K. Levitsky out,
13 B. Galinski in
07:4513 A. Kosma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 P. Papamichail 
24 - 18 
07:297 O. Chatzinikolaou Foul drawn   8 S. Doron Offensive Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
8 S. Doron Turnover (Offensive foul)
07:29Substitution: 7 O. Chatzinikolaou out,
5 E. Stamati in 
  
07:29Substitution: 15 A. Spanou out,
12 A. Sotiriou in 
  
07:29   Substitution: 8 S. Doron out,
5 N. Ganor in
07:1512 A. Sotiriou Foul drawn   13 B. Galinski Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
07:1512 A. Sotiriou Free throw MADE(1/2) 25 - 18 
07:1512 A. Sotiriou Free throw missed(2/2)   13 B. Galinski Def. Rebound
06:5412 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   13 B. Galinski 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:454 D. Kalentzou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 B. Galinski Def. Rebound
06:29 25 - 20 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:094 D. Kalentzou Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 N. Ganor Steal
05:4713 A. Kosma Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
05:47Substitution: 10 P. Papamichail out,
15 A. Spanou in 
  
05:47   Substitution: 6 E. Abramzon out,
12 D. Diamant in
05:47 25 - 21 10 M. Epstein Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:4712 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   10 M. Epstein Free throw missed(2/2)
05:265 E. Stamati Turnover (Ball Handling)   12 D. Diamant Steal
05:17 25 - 23 7 L. Cohen 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
05:16Timeout   
05:16Substitution: 5 E. Stamati out,
11 I. Lymoura in 
  
05:16Substitution: 4 D. Kalentzou out,
7 O. Chatzinikolaou in 
  
05:0015 A. Spanou Foul drawn   10 M. Epstein Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
05:0015 A. Spanou Free throw missed(1/2)   
05:0015 A. Spanou Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: Team 
  
04:5015 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Sotiriou 
  
04:4412 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Tip-in) MADE 27 - 23 
04:2511 I. Lymoura Def. Rebound   12 D. Diamant 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:1715 A. Spanou Foul drawn   12 D. Diamant Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 1st)
04:17Substitution: 13 A. Kosma out,
10 P. Papamichail in 
  
04:17   Substitution: 13 B. Galinski out,
15 J. Fleischer in
04:1715 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(1/2) 28 - 23 
04:1715 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(2/2) 29 - 23 
04:17   Substitution: 5 N. Ganor out,
8 S. Doron in
04:0015 A. Spanou Steal   15 J. Fleischer Turnover (Ball Handling)
03:487 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 31 - 23 
03:3415 A. Spanou Steal   7 L. Cohen Turnover (Bad Pass)
03:2315 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 33 - 23 
03:22Timeout   
14:22   Substitution: 12 D. Diamant out,
6 E. Abramzon in
03:22   Substitution: 15 J. Fleischer out,
14 S. Levy in
02:577 O. Chatzinikolaou Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:4115 A. Spanou Foul drawn   7 L. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)
02:4115 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(1/2) 34 - 23 
02:4115 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(2/2) 35 - 23 
02:41   Substitution: 10 M. Epstein out,
4 K. Levitsky in
02:26 35 - 25 4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:0911 I. Lymoura 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 37 - 25 
01:5511 I. Lymoura Steal   8 S. Doron Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:517 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Sotiriou 
39 - 25 
01:31 39 - 27 4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 L. Cohen
01:0612 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 41 - 27 
00:4912 A. Sotiriou Def. Rebound   4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:28   Substitution: 4 K. Levitsky out,
15 J. Fleischer in
00:2615 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lymoura 
43 - 27 
00:0210 P. Papamichail Steal   8 S. Doron Turnover (Bad Pass)
TimeGREECEScoreISRAEL
10:00   Substitution: 6 E. Abramzon out,
4 K. Levitsky in
10:00   Substitution: 14 S. Levy out,
5 N. Ganor in
09:4210 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 12 A. Sotiriou 
45 - 27 
09:14 45 - 29 5 N. Ganor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
08:5815 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 47 - 29 
08:4210 P. Papamichail Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   15 J. Fleischer Foul drawn
08:38   Substitution: 15 J. Fleischer out,
10 M. Epstein in
08:2611 I. Lymoura Steal   7 L. Cohen Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:1515 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   
08:12   10 M. Epstein Def. Rebound
07:5110 P. Papamichail Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:3215 A. Spanou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Ganor Def. Rebound
07:1615 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:0711 I. Lymoura 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 P. Papamichail 
49 - 29 
06:4412 A. Sotiriou Steal   8 S. Doron Turnover (Ball Handling)
06:3810 P. Papamichail 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 I. Lymoura 
51 - 29 
06:18 51 - 31 4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:007 O. Chatzinikolaou Turnover (Out of bounds)   
05:477 O. Chatzinikolaou Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 S. Doron Foul drawn
05:337 O. Chatzinikolaou Def. Rebound   10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
05:2710 P. Papamichail Foul drawn   5 N. Ganor Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
05:2710 P. Papamichail Free throw MADE(1/2) 52 - 31 
05:2710 P. Papamichail Free throw MADE(2/2) 53 - 31 
05:27   Substitution: 5 N. Ganor out,
9 S. Zairy in
05:0715 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
04:537 O. Chatzinikolaou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Levitsky Def. Rebound
04:45 53 - 33 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
04:2811 I. Lymoura 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 L. Cohen Def. Rebound
04:17 53 - 35 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
03:5015 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 K. Levitsky Def. Rebound
03:417 O. Chatzinikolaou Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   7 L. Cohen Foul drawn
03:41Timeout   
03:41Substitution: 11 I. Lymoura out,
4 D. Kalentzou in 
  
03:41Substitution: 12 A. Sotiriou out,
13 A. Kosma in 
  
03:41   Substitution: 7 L. Cohen out,
5 N. Ganor in
03:28   8 S. Doron 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 M. Epstein
03:2813 A. Kosma Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
03:14 53 - 37 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Doron
02:5413 A. Kosma 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Ganor Def. Rebound
02:2913 A. Kosma Def. Rebound   9 S. Zairy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
02:1310 P. Papamichail Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 K. Levitsky Steal
02:0710 P. Papamichail Def. Rebound   10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
01:467 O. Chatzinikolaou 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Kalentzou 
55 - 37 
01:33 55 - 40 9 S. Zairy 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Doron
01:1615 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
01:15Substitution: 7 O. Chatzinikolaou out,
5 E. Stamati in 
  
01:02 55 - 42 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:415 E. Stamati Turnover (Bad Pass)   
00:41Substitution: 10 P. Papamichail out,
9 A. Spyridopoulou in 
  
00:22 55 - 44 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:175 E. Stamati Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   8 S. Doron Foul drawn
00:17   Substitution: 4 K. Levitsky out,
13 B. Galinski in
00:1715 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron Free throw missed(1/1)
00:074 D. Kalentzou Foul drawn   5 N. Ganor Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
00:07Substitution: 13 A. Kosma out,
11 I. Lymoura in 
  
00:07   Substitution: 8 S. Doron out,
14 S. Levy in
00:0115 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 57 - 44 
TimeGREECEScoreISRAEL
10:00   Substitution: 13 B. Galinski out,
4 K. Levitsky in
10:00   Substitution: 14 S. Levy out,
8 S. Doron in
09:50   Substitution: 8 S. Doron out,
7 L. Cohen in
09:37Team Def. Rebound   5 N. Ganor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:225 E. Stamati 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 M. Epstein Def. Rebound
09:15 57 - 46 5 N. Ganor 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 7 L. Cohen
08:4715 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   Team Def. Rebound
08:2815 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   7 L. Cohen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:1511 I. Lymoura 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)   5 N. Ganor Block
Team Def. Rebound
08:15Substitution: 4 D. Kalentzou out,
12 A. Sotiriou in 
  
07:5815 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:479 A. Spyridopoulou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: Team 
  
07:4615 A. Spanou Foul drawn   10 M. Epstein Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
07:3012 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Spanou 
  
07:145 E. Stamati 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 15 A. Spanou 
  
07:1315 A. Spanou Foul drawn   7 L. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
07:085 E. Stamati 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 A. Spyridopoulou 
  
07:0215 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 A. Spyridopoulou 
59 - 46 
06:539 A. Spyridopoulou Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
06:53Substitution: 5 E. Stamati out,
7 O. Chatzinikolaou in 
  
06:42 59 - 48 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
06:269 A. Spyridopoulou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 62 - 48 
06:12 62 - 50 10 M. Epstein 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
05:599 A. Spyridopoulou Foul drawn   9 S. Zairy Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
05:59Substitution: 15 A. Spanou out,
10 P. Papamichail in 
  
05:59   Substitution: 4 K. Levitsky out,
15 J. Fleischer in
05:4712 A. Sotiriou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 A. Spyridopoulou 
65 - 50 
05:297 O. Chatzinikolaou Steal   7 L. Cohen Turnover (Bad Pass)
05:24Timeout   
05:0612 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 M. Epstein Def. Rebound
05:0211 I. Lymoura Steal   10 M. Epstein Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:5711 I. Lymoura Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 N. Ganor Steal
04:5711 I. Lymoura Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   5 N. Ganor Foul drawn
04:38 65 - 52 5 N. Ganor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:2111 I. Lymoura Foul drawn   15 J. Fleischer Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
04:21Substitution: 9 A. Spyridopoulou out,
15 A. Spanou in 
  
04:1415 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 67 - 52 
04:0515 A. Spanou Foul drawn   5 N. Ganor Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)
04:05   Substitution: 5 N. Ganor out,
4 K. Levitsky in
04:05   Substitution: 15 J. Fleischer out,
8 S. Doron in
04:0515 A. Spanou Free throw missed(1/1)   7 L. Cohen Def. Rebound
03:5612 A. Sotiriou Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   7 L. Cohen Foul drawn
03:3915 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:2515 A. Spanou Foul drawn   4 K. Levitsky Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)
03:25   Substitution: 7 L. Cohen out,
5 N. Ganor in
03:2515 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(1/2) 68 - 52 
03:2515 A. Spanou Free throw MADE(2/2) 69 - 52 
03:19   4 K. Levitsky 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 S. Doron
03:19 69 - 54 8 S. Doron 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:5115 A. Spanou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 A. Sotiriou 
  
02:5112 A. Sotiriou 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 P. Papamichail 
  
02:20Timeout   
01:5315 A. Spanou Def. Rebound   5 N. Ganor 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:4415 A. Spanou 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 N. Ganor Def. Rebound
01:29   10 M. Epstein Turnover (Travelling)
01:0912 A. Sotiriou Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 S. Doron Steal
01:0011 I. Lymoura Def. Rebound   4 K. Levitsky 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:347 O. Chatzinikolaou Turnover (Ball Handling)   9 S. Zairy Steal
00:3210 P. Papamichail Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
00:32   Substitution: 9 S. Zairy out,
7 L. Cohen in
00:297 O. Chatzinikolaou Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 3rd)   10 M. Epstein Foul drawn
00:29   Substitution: 8 S. Doron out,
9 S. Zairy in
00:29 69 - 55 10 M. Epstein Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:29   10 M. Epstein Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 5 N. Ganor
00:0910 P. Papamichail Steal   7 L. Cohen Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:057 O. Chatzinikolaou Foul drawn   7 L. Cohen Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 3rd)
00:05Substitution: 11 I. Lymoura out,
13 A. Kosma in 
  
00:057 O. Chatzinikolaou Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:057 O. Chatzinikolaou Free throw missed(2/2)   7 L. Cohen Def. Rebound
00:027 O. Chatzinikolaou Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 4th)   7 L. Cohen Foul drawn
00:02Timeout   
00:02   Substitution: 5 N. Ganor out,
15 J. Fleischer in
00:02 69 - 56 7 L. Cohen Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:02 69 - 57 7 L. Cohen Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:02Timeout   
00:02Timeout   
00:02Substitution: 12 A. Sotiriou out,
4 D. Kalentzou in 
  
00:02Substitution: 13 A. Kosma out,
5 E. Stamati in 
  
00:02Substitution: 15 A. Spanou out,
11 I. Lymoura in 
  
00:02   Substitution: 10 M. Epstein out,
5 N. Ganor in
00:0110 P. Papamichail Turnover (Ball Handling)   

Accumulated statistics

Greece Israel
27/56FG M/A25/52
23/42 (54.8%) FG2P M/A24/41 (58.5%)
4/14 (28.6%) FG3P M/A1/11 (9.1%)
11/18 (61.1%) FT M/A6/11 (54.5%)
38 (10-28) Reb (O-D) 26 (3-23)
13AS8
14TO15
11ST11
0BS1
16PF20
69Pts57

top performers

Greece Israel

Artemis Spanou

 

Michal Epstein

21Pts19
14Reb5
1AS1
3ST0
0BS0
37Min33
Greece Israel 2-0
Greece - Israel 69-57
15.06.2013, Byron (Athens)
Israel - Greece 57-66
18.06.2013, Ramla (ISR)

COACH QUOTES

15.06.2013
Quotes Greece vs. Israel

Greece head coach George Dikaioulakos
"We got the win against a really tough team. Although we were shocked after Dimitrakou's injury, we played to perfection in the first half. But we were sure that Israel would make its come back, because as I already stated it's a tough team. They got us confused in the second half and it's our responsibility, because we stopped taking care of the little details as we did in the first half. We hope that we are not going to go to Israel to defend the 12 points margin, but to win the game."

Greece forward Olga Chatzinikolaou
"This win is really important of us. It's essential that we are leading now in this double encounter against Israel. We did everything well in the first half, we did everything as we planned. In the second half we didn't do the same. Things didn't turn out as we expected. Now, we are already focusing on the second game against Israel. We have to play again with passion; we have to be focused, in order to advance to the next stage."

Israel head coach Eli Rabi
"Greece played really well and much better than we did. They were well prepared and they were ready to respond to our plays. At the same time they were sharp in shooting. We travelled in Athens aiming at a positive result, but as the game turned out, I must say that I am happy that we lost only by 12. In the second game we'll see what will happen. We ‘ll prepare ourselves for a better battle from our side in order to advance to the final."

Israel player Michal Epstein
"As the game turned out we could say that we are happy that we lost only by 12. We hope that in the next game, back in our home, with the support of our fans, we'll get to play better and that we are going to be able to advance to the final. We didn't perform well against Greece today, especially in defense. We gave a lot of space to the Greek team to run and we gave them a lot of open shots. We must not repeat the same mistakes in the next game."

Top performers

Greece Israel

Artemis Spanou

 

Michal Epstein

21Pts19
14Reb5
1AS1
3ST0
0BS0

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