Bulgaria65-69

19-17, 18-23, 15-19, 13-10

Croatia

 

Date: 08.06.2014, 17:30hGroup:  FVenue:   Samokov (BUL) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Panagiotis Anastopoulos (GRE), Ciprian Stoica (ROU), Gellert Kapitany (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Croatia
Radostina Dimitrova (21)PtsJelena Ivezic (17)
Stefka Miteva (9)RebJelena Ivezic (7), Marija Rezan (7)
Donneka Hodges (7)ASAna Lelas (7)
Daniela Peteva (1), Donneka Hodges (1)STEmanuela Salopek (3)
Stefka Miteva (1)BS5 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

08.06.2014
Croatia Edge Bulgaria On the Road
Jelena Ivezic (Croatia)
Jelena Ivezic led Croatia in their away win against Bulgaria
There was a debut win for recently installed Croatia head coach Braslav Turic as his team edged past Bulgaria 69-65 on the road in Group F of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round.

Picking up the reins on the eve of his nation's campaign, the play-caller watched his team win a clash of styles with their hosts, who relied on shooting the ball from long-range at almost every opportunity.

In stark contrast, Croatia pounded the ball inside and it was a strategy that eventually won the day as they cleaned up on the glass and posted a strong second-half display inside the paint.

Croatia always looked the more likely winners in the second-half of the game, with both teams enjoying spells of the lead in the first half.

Bulgaria managed to just about keep pace until midway through the third period, when leading 49-48, they couldn't stop Croatia from taking their game to a new level.

Led by the all-action Jelena Ivezic who finished with an eye-catching 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, the visitors scored nine points without reply and it gave them a handy cushion for the remainder of the game.

Bulgaria tried to pull back level in the closing stages inspired by 21-point Radostina Dimitrova, but time elapsed on their comeback bid.

COACH QUOTES

08.06.2014
Quotes: Bulgaria vs. Croatia

Iva Sliskovic, Croatia
Always the first game is the hardest game. We played on the road. The Bulgarian team played really well, they made some great shots. It was a hard-fought win, but we managed in the last quarter not to give them so many open shots. I am really happy that we won."

Braslav Turic, Croatia Head Coach
"It was hard game. We knew and expected this. We did a good job, especially on offence. At the end of the game our defence became better and tougher and helped us to victory."

Georgi Bozhkov, Bulgaria Head Coach
"There were some key moments in this game. We don't have such tall players as the Croatian team. They had some easy shots from the low post. The main difference between the two teams was this - they had 40 points in the paint, and we had just 20. It was really hard for us to play against such tall players. I am very pleased with our game. The Croatian team was very well ballanced, and very experienced. I think it was good game for both teams. We had good moments on offence."

Radostina Dimitrova, Bulgaria
"I think we had good a game. A loss by four points is not too much and I hope in our away game to make it better. We had our chances. Croatia has a good team, very tall players. I hope we will continue playing as a good team and will improve."

 

 

Top performers

Bulgaria Croatia

Radostina Dimitrova

 

Jelena Ivezic

21Pts17
2Reb7
0AS6
0ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Croatia
26/64FG M/A31/66
15/40 (37.5%) FG2P M/A28/57 (49.1%)
11/24 (45.8%) FG3P M/A3/9 (33.3%)
2/5 (40.0%) FT M/A4/6 (66.7%)
30 (7-23) Reb (O-D) 45 (13-32)
17AS21
12TO12
2ST7
1BS5
16PF14
65Pts69

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Hodges, D. 344/1233.34/850.00/40.00/00.003375101128
5Ivanova, H. 293/837.52/728.61/1100.00/10.012341004107
*10Tomova, M. 293/1030.01/714.32/366.70/00.0044400035-38
11Naneva, R. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
12Milkova, L. 101/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/10.0123010021-102
*14Dimitrova, R. 388/1457.13/650.05/862.50/00.0022010033-521
15Georgieva, D. DNP
*23Peteva, D. 344/1330.81/520.03/837.52/366.7011131012-413
*24Miteva, S. 273/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.027911012126
25Sharenkapova, T. DNP
33Stoycheva, V. DNP
35Hristova, B. DNP
TEAM/COACH32500
TOTAL26/ 6440.615/ 4037.511/ 2445.82/540.072330171221161465
CROATIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Ivezic, J. 388/1844.47/1546.71/333.30/00.0077631120717
*6Misura, A. 362/728.61/520.01/250.00/00.012341212105
7Miloglav, C. DNP
8Salopek, E. 212/450.02/366.70/10.02/2100.000020301306
9Rezan, M. 125/955.65/955.60/00.02/2100.0527110121012
10Seric, I. DNP
*11Lelas, A. 261/714.30/40.01/333.30/00.006673001023
12Sliskovic, I. 195/862.55/862.50/00.00/00.0044001124110
*13Mazic, M. 252/450.02/450.00/00.00/20.033611003704
*14Ivankovic, L. 145/683.35/683.30/00.00/00.0336000000310
21Premasunac, N. 91/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.013400011072
22Tikvic, I. DNP
TEAM/COACH02230
TOTAL31/ 6647.028/ 5749.13/ 933.34/666.7133245211275141669
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

Bulgaria Croatia

Radostina Dimitrova

 

Jelena Ivezic

21Pts17
2Reb7
0AS6
0ST1
0BS1
38Min38

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Croatia
26/64FG M/A31/66
15/40 (37.5%) FG2P M/A28/57 (49.1%)
11/24 (45.8%) FG3P M/A3/9 (33.3%)
2/5 (40.0%) FT M/A4/6 (66.7%)
30 (7-23) Reb (O-D) 45 (13-32)
17AS21
12TO12
2ST7
1BS5
16PF14
65Pts69

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeBULGARIAScoreCROATIA
09:47 0 - 2 14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
09:2023 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed    Def. Rebound
09:08   6 A. Misura Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:5123 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
3 - 2 
08:294 D. Hodges Steal   13 M. Mazic Turnover (Ball Handling)
08:274 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 5 - 2 
08:12 5 - 5 11 A. Lelas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
07:5310 M. Tomova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
8 - 5 
07:33 8 - 7 14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
07:2224 S. Miteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Tomova 
10 - 7 
07:07   11 A. Lelas Turnover (Bad Pass)
07:0614 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Tomova 
13 - 7 
06:43 Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:1510 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 S. Miteva 
  
06:114 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
05:51   11 A. Lelas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 6 A. Misura
05:43 13 - 9 14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
05:2310 M. Tomova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
05:06 13 - 11 13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Misura
04:5224 S. Miteva 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
04:2414 R. Dimitrova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
04:24Substitution: 24 S. Miteva out,
12 L. Milkova in 
  
04:24   Substitution: 14 L. Ivankovic out,
9 M. Rezan in
04:2312 L. Milkova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
04:22Substitution: 23 D. Peteva out,
5 H. Ivanova in 
  
04:2010 M. Tomova Def. Rebound   11 A. Lelas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:1612 L. Milkova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Tomova 
15 - 11 
04:1612 L. Milkova Foul drawn   6 A. Misura Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
04:1612 L. Milkova Free throw missed(1/1)   13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
04:00 15 - 13 9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
03:4214 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
03:29   9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rezan
03:2512 L. Milkova Def. Rebound   11 A. Lelas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:0914 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 5 H. Ivanova 
  
02:58   Substitution: 13 M. Mazic out,
12 I. Sliskovic in
02:574 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 M. Rezan Def. Rebound
02:45   9 M. Rezan Turnover (3 secs)
02:38   Substitution: 11 A. Lelas out,
8 E. Salopek in
02:3810 M. Tomova Foul drawn   13 M. Mazic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
02:2510 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 H. Ivanova 
17 - 13 
02:19 17 - 15 9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
02:0110 M. Tomova Foul drawn   9 M. Rezan Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
01:42Substitution: 4 D. Hodges out,
23 D. Peteva in 
  
01:4214 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 23 D. Peteva 
19 - 15 
01:22   4 J. Ivezic Turnover (Ball Handling)
01:14Substitution: 10 M. Tomova out,
24 S. Miteva in 
  
01:0123 D. Peteva Turnover (Travelling)   
00:4223 D. Peteva Def. Rebound   12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:2814 R. Dimitrova Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 I. Sliskovic Steal
00:25Substitution: 14 R. Dimitrova out,
11 R. Naneva in 
  
00:17   6 A. Misura 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rezan
00:13 19 - 17 9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0911 R. Naneva 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
TimeBULGARIAScoreCROATIA
10:00Substitution: 11 R. Naneva out,
4 D. Hodges in 
  
10:00Substitution: 12 L. Milkova out,
10 M. Tomova in 
  
10:00Substitution: 23 D. Peteva out,
14 R. Dimitrova in 
  
09:4824 S. Miteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 H. Ivanova 
21 - 17 
09:34 21 - 19 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Misura
09:1810 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Sliskovic Def. Rebound
09:1024 S. Miteva Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   12 I. Sliskovic Foul drawn
09:09 21 - 21 12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
08:4810 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed (blocked)   12 I. Sliskovic Block
12 I. Sliskovic Def. Rebound
08:3324 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Hook shot) missed
08:255 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 23 - 21 
07:56   8 E. Salopek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rezan
07:56    Turnover (24 secs)
07:41   Substitution: 6 A. Misura out,
11 A. Lelas in
07:41   Substitution: 9 M. Rezan out,
13 M. Mazic in
07:4114 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   12 I. Sliskovic Def. Rebound
07:41 23 - 23 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
07:384 D. Hodges Turnover (Ball Handling)   4 J. Ivezic Steal
07:3310 M. Tomova Def. Rebound   11 A. Lelas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:225 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 25 - 23 
07:225 H. Ivanova Foul drawn   8 E. Salopek Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
07:225 H. Ivanova Free throw missed(1/1)
Off. Rebound:  
  
06:4910 M. Tomova Foul drawn   13 M. Mazic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
06:344 D. Hodges Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 E. Salopek Steal
06:345 H. Ivanova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)   8 E. Salopek Foul drawn
06:35Substitution: 14 R. Dimitrova out,
23 D. Peteva in 
  
06:2810 M. Tomova Def. Rebound   13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:104 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
06:0324 S. Miteva Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   12 I. Sliskovic Foul drawn
06:01Substitution: 24 S. Miteva out,
12 L. Milkova in 
  
06:01 25 - 25 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
05:5310 M. Tomova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 H. Ivanova 
28 - 25 
05:3812 L. Milkova Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:304 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 30 - 25 
05:17Timeout   
05:17Substitution: 4 D. Hodges out,
14 R. Dimitrova in 
  
04:56 30 - 27 13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
04:365 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
04:30 30 - 30 4 J. Ivezic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
04:065 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
03:49   12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Mazic
03:32 30 - 32 12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
03:30Timeout   
03:30Substitution: 5 H. Ivanova out,
4 D. Hodges in 
  
03:30Substitution: 12 L. Milkova out,
24 S. Miteva in 
  
03:30   Substitution: 8 E. Salopek out,
6 A. Misura in
03:2014 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 32 - 32 
02:5824 S. Miteva Block
14 R. Dimitrova Def. Rebound 
  12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:5314 R. Dimitrova Foul drawn   12 I. Sliskovic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
02:48   Substitution: 12 I. Sliskovic out,
9 M. Rezan in
02:3324 S. Miteva Turnover (Travelling)   
02:09   9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Mazic
02:0910 M. Tomova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
02:0714 R. Dimitrova Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 2nd)   9 M. Rezan Foul drawn
02:07 32 - 33 9 M. Rezan Free throw MADE(1/2)
02:07   11 A. Lelas assist
02:07 32 - 34 9 M. Rezan Free throw MADE(2/2)
01:5023 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 24 S. Miteva 
35 - 34 
01:29   9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rezan
01:25 35 - 36 9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:1123 D. Peteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
01:04 35 - 38 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 9 M. Rezan
00:59Timeout   
00:3923 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   6 A. Misura Def. Rebound
00:22 35 - 40 6 A. Misura 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
00:084 D. Hodges Foul drawn   9 M. Rezan Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)
00:0514 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
37 - 40 
TimeBULGARIAScoreCROATIA
09:5410 M. Tomova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
09:54   13 M. Mazic Free throw missed(1/2)
09:54   13 M. Mazic Free throw missed(2/2)
Off. Rebound: 9 M. Rezan
09:53 37 - 42 9 M. Rezan 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
09:5024 S. Miteva Foul drawn   6 A. Misura Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
09:424 D. Hodges Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 A. Misura Steal
09:38 37 - 44 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Misura
09:3314 R. Dimitrova Foul drawn   11 A. Lelas Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
09:1410 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
08:5924 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:4414 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 24 S. Miteva 
  
08:3924 S. Miteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 39 - 44 
08:2610 M. Tomova Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
08:22Substitution: 14 R. Dimitrova out,
5 H. Ivanova in 
  
08:21   4 J. Ivezic Turnover (Bad Pass)
08:0623 D. Peteva 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound:  
  9 M. Rezan Block
08:0010 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)   4 J. Ivezic Block
9 M. Rezan Def. Rebound
07:51   Substitution: 11 A. Lelas out,
8 E. Salopek in
07:51Substitution: 10 M. Tomova out,
14 R. Dimitrova in 
  
07:49    Turnover (24 secs)
07:4114 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
42 - 44 
07:225 H. Ivanova Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:1723 D. Peteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 H. Ivanova 
44 - 44 
07:16Timeout   
07:16   Substitution: 9 M. Rezan out,
12 I. Sliskovic in
07:16   Substitution: 13 M. Mazic out,
21 N. Premasunac in
07:1224 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   6 A. Misura 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:544 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 46 - 44 
06:27    Turnover (24 secs)
06:0224 S. Miteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   21 N. Premasunac Def. Rebound
05:39 46 - 46 12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 8 E. Salopek
05:2223 D. Peteva Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 E. Salopek Steal
05:17 46 - 48 12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 4 J. Ivezic
05:13Timeout   
05:13Substitution: 4 D. Hodges out,
10 M. Tomova in 
  
05:1323 D. Peteva Foul drawn   4 J. Ivezic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:4623 D. Peteva 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   12 I. Sliskovic Def. Rebound
04:355 H. Ivanova Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   12 I. Sliskovic Foul drawn
04:2010 M. Tomova Def. Rebound   6 A. Misura 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
04:0814 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 49 - 48 
03:5224 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:4514 R. Dimitrova 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
03:16 49 - 50 8 E. Salopek 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE
03:0610 M. Tomova Foul drawn   21 N. Premasunac Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
02:55   Substitution: 12 I. Sliskovic out,
14 L. Ivankovic in
02:55Substitution: 24 S. Miteva out,
12 L. Milkova in 
  
02:4112 L. Milkova Turnover (Bad Pass)   8 E. Salopek Steal
02:4112 L. Milkova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 2nd)   8 E. Salopek Foul drawn
02:43Substitution: 5 H. Ivanova out,
4 D. Hodges in 
  
02:31   4 J. Ivezic 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Ivankovic
02:22 49 - 53 6 A. Misura 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 E. Salopek
02:084 D. Hodges Turnover (Ball Handling)   
02:06Substitution: 10 M. Tomova out,
5 H. Ivanova in 
  
01:44   21 N. Premasunac 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 21 N. Premasunac
01:41 49 - 55 21 N. Premasunac 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
01:1923 D. Peteva 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)   21 N. Premasunac Block
21 N. Premasunac Def. Rebound
01:01 49 - 57 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 6 A. Misura
00:4123 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
52 - 57 
00:18 52 - 59 8 E. Salopek 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:0323 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 L. Milkova 
  
00:0014 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   
TimeBULGARIAScoreCROATIA
10:00Substitution: 12 L. Milkova out,
24 S. Miteva in 
  
09:594 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
09:394 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:325 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   21 N. Premasunac Def. Rebound
09:2624 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:164 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
08:55 Def. Rebound   21 N. Premasunac 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:31   Substitution: 4 J. Ivezic out,
11 A. Lelas in
08:31   Substitution: 21 N. Premasunac out,
13 M. Mazic in
08:2514 R. Dimitrova Foul drawn   13 M. Mazic Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)
08:104 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) MADE 54 - 59 
07:54 54 - 61 14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
Assist: 11 A. Lelas
07:3414 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
57 - 61 
07:16   11 A. Lelas 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Mazic
06:57   8 E. Salopek 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Ivankovic
06:39   Substitution: 8 E. Salopek out,
4 J. Ivezic in
06:3424 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
06:254 D. Hodges 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 J. Ivezic Def. Rebound
06:0824 S. Miteva Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
05:5523 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   14 L. Ivankovic Def. Rebound
05:35   6 A. Misura 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 14 L. Ivankovic
05:32 57 - 63 14 L. Ivankovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:134 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed (blocked)   6 A. Misura Block
6 A. Misura Def. Rebound
04:565 H. Ivanova Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 3rd)   6 A. Misura Foul drawn
04:56   Substitution: 14 L. Ivankovic out,
12 I. Sliskovic in
04:48   11 A. Lelas Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:48Substitution: 24 S. Miteva out,
10 M. Tomova in 
  
04:3323 D. Peteva 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   13 M. Mazic Def. Rebound
04:11 57 - 65 12 I. Sliskovic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 13 M. Mazic
03:5010 M. Tomova Foul drawn   12 I. Sliskovic Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)
03:5010 M. Tomova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
03:305 H. Ivanova Def. Rebound   11 A. Lelas 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:115 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound:  
  
03:02Timeout   
02:575 H. Ivanova Offensive Foul (Team 2nd, Player 4th)
5 H. Ivanova Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
02:4314 R. Dimitrova Def. Rebound   6 A. Misura 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed
02:344 D. Hodges Offensive Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
4 D. Hodges Turnover (Offensive foul) 
  12 I. Sliskovic Foul drawn
02:24   4 J. Ivezic Turnover (Ball Handling)
02:095 H. Ivanova 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed   11 A. Lelas Def. Rebound
01:434 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   13 M. Mazic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
01:3514 R. Dimitrova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 10 M. Tomova 
60 - 65 
01:34Timeout   
01:12 60 - 67 4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
00:574 D. Hodges 2PtsFG (Driving lay-up) missed    Def. Rebound
00:5814 R. Dimitrova Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 3rd)   13 M. Mazic Foul drawn
00:404 D. Hodges Def. Rebound   4 J. Ivezic 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
00:36   Substitution: 13 M. Mazic out,
8 E. Salopek in
00:36Timeout   
00:3123 D. Peteva Turnover (Bad Pass)   6 A. Misura Steal
00:3023 D. Peteva Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   8 E. Salopek Foul drawn
00:30 60 - 68 8 E. Salopek Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:25 60 - 69 8 E. Salopek Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:115 H. Ivanova 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Hodges 
63 - 69 
00:0323 D. Peteva Steal   11 A. Lelas Turnover (Bad Pass)
00:0323 D. Peteva Foul drawn   4 J. Ivezic Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
00:0323 D. Peteva Free throw MADE(1/3) 64 - 69 
00:0023 D. Peteva Free throw missed(2/3)   
00:0023 D. Peteva Free throw MADE(3/3) 65 - 69 

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Croatia
26/64FG M/A31/66
15/40 (37.5%) FG2P M/A28/57 (49.1%)
11/24 (45.8%) FG3P M/A3/9 (33.3%)
2/5 (40.0%) FT M/A4/6 (66.7%)
30 (7-23) Reb (O-D) 45 (13-32)
17AS21
12TO12
2ST7
1BS5
16PF14
65Pts69

top performers

Bulgaria Croatia

Radostina Dimitrova

 

Jelena Ivezic

21Pts17
2Reb7
0AS6
0ST1
0BS1
38Min38
Bulgaria Croatia 0-2
Bulgaria - Croatia 65-69
08.06.2014, Samokov (BUL)
Croatia - Bulgaria 78-51
18.06.2014, Slavonski Brod (CRO)

COACH QUOTES

08.06.2014
Quotes: Bulgaria vs. Croatia

Iva Sliskovic, Croatia
Always the first game is the hardest game. We played on the road. The Bulgarian team played really well, they made some great shots. It was a hard-fought win, but we managed in the last quarter not to give them so many open shots. I am really happy that we won."

Braslav Turic, Croatia Head Coach
"It was hard game. We knew and expected this. We did a good job, especially on offence. At the end of the game our defence became better and tougher and helped us to victory."

Georgi Bozhkov, Bulgaria Head Coach
"There were some key moments in this game. We don't have such tall players as the Croatian team. They had some easy shots from the low post. The main difference between the two teams was this - they had 40 points in the paint, and we had just 20. It was really hard for us to play against such tall players. I am very pleased with our game. The Croatian team was very well ballanced, and very experienced. I think it was good game for both teams. We had good moments on offence."

Radostina Dimitrova, Bulgaria
"I think we had good a game. A loss by four points is not too much and I hope in our away game to make it better. We had our chances. Croatia has a good team, very tall players. I hope we will continue playing as a good team and will improve."

 

 

Top performers

Bulgaria Croatia

Radostina Dimitrova

 

Jelena Ivezic

21Pts17
2Reb7
0AS6
0ST1
0BS1

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