Italy75-64

18-16, 22-16, 24-14, 11-18

Belgium

 

Date: 16.01.2009, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Siracusa (ITA) Spectators: 3850
Referees:  Nikola Lepetic (MNE), Igor Poljansek (SLO), Erich Kratschmer (AUT)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Belgium
Raffaella Masciadri (18), Simona Ballardini (18)PtsLaurence Van Malderen (15)
Eva Giauro (7)RebSofie Hendrickx (9)
Eva Giauro (2)ASLaurence Van Malderen (1), Sofie Hendrickx (1)
Simona Ballardini (5)STVirginie Michiels (2), Jana Raman (2)
Raffaella Masciadri (1), Eva Giauro (1)BSLaurence Van Malderen (1)

GAME REPORT

16.01.2009
Italy Seal EuroBasket Women Spot
Italy have sealed top spot in Group B and a place in EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia by beating Belgium 75-64 in Siracusa.

Italy's backcourt reigned supreme as guards Simona Ballardini and Raffaella Masciadri scored 18 points each in the win.

Masciadri made six of 10 from the field, including three of four from beyond the arc.

After a tight first quarter, Italy pulled away before half-time and took a 40-32 advantage into the locker rooms.

Laurence Val Malderen led Belgium with 15 points while Sara Leemans had 13 and Jana Raman had 10.

The win leaves Italy at 3-0 going into their final game against Croatia on Monday.

The result eliminates Belgium and makes Monday's clash between Italy and Croatia a dead rubber.

 

COACH QUOTES

16.01.2009
Quotes Italy vs. Belgium
Laurence Van Malderen (Belgium coach):
"[It was meant to be a] tough game, we knew it. Italy is a complete team, we were missing a lot of good players and in our roster there is a 15-year-old guard. We are talented but young, we need experience. But I think it was a good game for us, especially in the first half. It was important for us to beat Croatia in Liege, in the first game they gave us more than 20 points. We are growing, next years we will be competitive."

Giampiero Ticchi (Italy coach):
"I am really very happy, we worked hard in the last few months and I believe we deserve this qualification to EuroBasket. I'd like to congratulate all my players because they played three good games but it is important to remember how the Italian Federation worked to help us achieve this qualification. We will go to Latvia with this group [of players]. [Before today] Italy hasn't succeeded in a qualification [to a EuroBasket] in the last 10 years and that's a long time... "

Raffaella Masciadri (Italy player):
"A dream comes true, I've been playing in the National Team for a lot of years and finally we succeeded in a qualification. Last time I didn't play with the team because I was in the WNBA championship but in this Additional Round I found a solid team.  It is a great day for our basketball, in Latvia we want to demonstrate that the Italian National Team deserves to be among the best 16 teams of Europe."

Top performers

Italy Belgium

Simona Ballardini

 

Sofie Hendrickx

18Pts11
2Reb9
1AS1
5ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Italy Belgium
26/57FG M/A19/54
20/38 (52.6%) FG2P M/A11/31 (35.5%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A18/26 (69.2%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 33 (9-24)
4AS2
17TO19
21ST18
2BS1
25PF19
75Pts64
ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Franchini, M. 170/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0112021020
*6Pastore, C. 161/616.71/425.00/20.01/1100.0011001023
*8Ballardini, S. 256/1154.56/966.70/20.06/6100.00221150218
12Grasso, A. 122/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0101001024
*13Zanon, M. 152/366.72/2100.00/10.01/1100.0123121035
*14Giauro, E. 152/366.72/366.70/00.03/475.0077211127
23Donvito, V. 101/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0022021023
31Sottana, G. 202/540.01/250.01/333.30/20.0022020025
32Giauro, S. 90/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000010000
*33Masciadri, R. 266/1060.03/650.03/475.03/3100.00110021318
34Nadalin, J. 81/250.01/250.00/00.02/2100.0101000014
35Macchi, L. 263/742.92/450.01/333.31/250.0066042048
TEAM/COACH12320
TOTAL26/ 5745.620/ 3852.66/ 1931.617/2181.0526314172122575
BELGIUM
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Van Dessel, D. 192/450.00/10.02/366.71/250.0033031007
*5Vanloo, J. 181/520.01/250.00/30.01/250.0000000023
6Dubuc, S. 251/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0112031013
7Michiels, V. 210/10.00/10.00/00.00/20.0134012020
*8Hendrickx, S. 193/650.02/540.01/1100.04/4100.03691210411
9Strubbe, A. 80/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000020
*10Leemans, S. 263/837.53/742.90/10.07/1070.03470310213
*11Van Malderen, L. 304/1136.42/728.62/450.05/5100.00111211315
*12Raman, J. 254/1136.42/450.02/728.60/10.01340420110
14Crelot, N. 71/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0000000002
15Bas, S. 50/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000001020
TEAM/COACH03310
TOTAL19/ 5435.211/ 3135.58/ 2334.818/2669.2924332191811964
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

TOP PERFORMERS

Italy Belgium

Simona Ballardini

 

Sofie Hendrickx

18Pts11
2Reb9
1AS1
5ST1
0BS0
25Min19

TEAM STATS

Italy Belgium
26/57FG M/A19/54
20/38 (52.6%) FG2P M/A11/31 (35.5%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A18/26 (69.2%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 33 (9-24)
4AS2
17TO19
21ST18
2BS1
25PF19
75Pts64

PLAY BY PLAY

TimeITALYScoreBELGIUM
09:53   8 S. Hendrickx Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)
09:5314 E. Giauro Free throw MADE(1/2) 1 - 0 
09:5314 E. Giauro Free throw MADE(2/2) 2 - 0 
09:34 2 - 2 5 J. Vanloo 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
09:208 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Hendrickx Def. Rebound
09:0813 M. Zanon Def. Rebound   
08:4813 M. Zanon 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 4 - 2 
08:26   11 L. Van Malderen Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 1st)
08:2613 M. Zanon Free throw MADE(1/1) 5 - 2 
08:26   11 L. Van Malderen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
08:2613 M. Zanon Def. Rebound   
08:2633 R. Masciadri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
Off. Rebound: 13 M. Zanon 
  11 L. Van Malderen Block
08:2213 M. Zanon Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
08:19   10 S. Leemans 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 11 L. Van Malderen
08:0614 E. Giauro Def. Rebound   11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
07:54   8 S. Hendrickx Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)
07:5414 E. Giauro Free throw MADE(1/2) 6 - 2 
07:5414 E. Giauro Free throw missed(2/2)   10 S. Leemans Def. Rebound
07:448 S. Ballardini Turnover (Ball Handling)   8 S. Hendrickx Steal
07:3414 E. Giauro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 S. Leemans Def. Rebound
07:1213 M. Zanon Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
07:12 6 - 4 10 S. Leemans 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
06:556 C. Pastore 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 8 - 4 
06:48   5 J. Vanloo Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)
06:46Substitution: 13 M. Zanon out,
35 L. Macchi in 
  
06:486 C. Pastore Free throw MADE(1/1) 9 - 4 
06:4614 E. Giauro Def. Rebound   12 J. Raman 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
06:45   10 S. Leemans Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)
06:43   Substitution: 5 J. Vanloo out,
7 V. Michiels in
06:43   Substitution: 8 S. Hendrickx out,
4 D. Van Dessel in
06:458 S. Ballardini Free throw MADE(1/2) 10 - 4 
06:438 S. Ballardini Free throw MADE(2/2) 11 - 4 
05:556 C. Pastore Steal   10 S. Leemans Turnover (Other)
05:4233 R. Masciadri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   11 L. Van Malderen Def. Rebound
05:356 C. Pastore Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)   
05:35 11 - 7 11 L. Van Malderen 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
05:358 S. Ballardini 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 V. Michiels Def. Rebound
05:35   12 J. Raman Turnover (Other)
05:358 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 13 - 7 
05:3514 E. Giauro Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
05:35 13 - 8 11 L. Van Malderen Free throw MADE(1/2)
05:35 13 - 9 11 L. Van Malderen Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:35Substitution: 14 E. Giauro out,
34 J. Nadalin in 
  
05:25   10 S. Leemans Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 2nd)
05:25Substitution: 6 C. Pastore out,
31 G. Sottana in 
  
05:258 S. Ballardini Free throw MADE(1/2) 14 - 9 
05:258 S. Ballardini Free throw MADE(2/2) 15 - 9 
04:40   11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 S. Leemans
04:33   10 S. Leemans 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 10 S. Leemans
04:268 S. Ballardini Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
04:26   10 S. Leemans Free throw missed(1/2)
04:26 15 - 10 10 S. Leemans Free throw MADE(2/2)
04:26   Substitution: 12 J. Raman out,
6 S. Dubuc in
04:2631 G. Sottana 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   10 S. Leemans Def. Rebound
04:2633 R. Masciadri Def. Rebound   11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:1433 R. Masciadri 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Van Dessel Def. Rebound
04:068 S. Ballardini Steal   6 S. Dubuc Turnover (Other)
03:4534 J. Nadalin 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   10 S. Leemans Def. Rebound
03:2634 J. Nadalin Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
03:26 15 - 11 11 L. Van Malderen Free throw MADE(1/2)
03:26 15 - 12 11 L. Van Malderen Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:32   11 L. Van Malderen Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)
02:32   Substitution: 4 D. Van Dessel out,
12 J. Raman in
02:3234 J. Nadalin Free throw MADE(1/2) 16 - 12 
02:3234 J. Nadalin Free throw MADE(2/2) 17 - 12 
02:1035 L. Macchi Def. Rebound   6 S. Dubuc 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
01:5535 L. Macchi Turnover (Bad Pass)   12 J. Raman Steal
01:40Substitution: 33 R. Masciadri out,
5 M. Franchini in 
  
01:4034 J. Nadalin Personal Foul (Team 7th, Player 2nd)   
01:40 17 - 13 11 L. Van Malderen Free throw MADE(1/1)
01:40 17 - 15 11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE
01:308 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   7 V. Michiels Def. Rebound
01:165 M. Franchini Def. Rebound   10 S. Leemans 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
00:528 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 34 J. Nadalin 
  
00:28   7 V. Michiels Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)
00:2835 L. Macchi Free throw missed(1/2)   
00:2835 L. Macchi Free throw MADE(2/2) 18 - 15 
00:28   Substitution: 10 S. Leemans out,
5 J. Vanloo in
00:28   Substitution: 11 L. Van Malderen out,
15 S. Bas in
00:28Substitution: 34 J. Nadalin out,
12 A. Grasso in 
  
00:2835 L. Macchi Personal Foul (Team 8th, Player 1st)   
00:28   5 J. Vanloo Free throw missed(1/2)
00:28 18 - 16 5 J. Vanloo Free throw MADE(2/2)
00:068 S. Ballardini Turnover (Ball Handling)   5 J. Vanloo Steal
TimeITALYScoreBELGIUM
09:5535 L. Macchi 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   6 S. Dubuc Def. Rebound
09:3331 G. Sottana Def. Rebound   5 J. Vanloo 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
09:148 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 20 - 16 
08:5935 L. Macchi Def. Rebound   7 V. Michiels 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
08:4035 L. Macchi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 23 - 16 
08:1912 A. Grasso Steal   7 V. Michiels Turnover (Other)
08:07   Substitution: 6 S. Dubuc out,
8 S. Hendrickx in
08:07   Substitution: 7 V. Michiels out,
10 S. Leemans in
08:07   5 J. Vanloo Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 2nd)
08:0731 G. Sottana Free throw missed(1/2)   
08:0731 G. Sottana Free throw missed(2/2)   8 S. Hendrickx Def. Rebound
07:518 S. Ballardini Steal   10 S. Leemans Turnover (Ball Handling)
07:388 S. Ballardini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 25 - 16 
07:2935 L. Macchi Def. Rebound   12 J. Raman 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
07:1135 L. Macchi Turnover (Other)   
06:51Substitution: 31 G. Sottana out,
23 V. Donvito in 
  
06:51   Substitution: 15 S. Bas out,
4 D. Van Dessel in
06:51   Substitution: 8 S. Hendrickx out,
11 L. Van Malderen in
06:5112 A. Grasso Personal Foul (Team 1st, Player 1st)   
06:51   5 J. Vanloo Free throw missed(1/2)
06:51 25 - 17 5 J. Vanloo Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:5135 L. Macchi 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE 27 - 17 
06:51   10 S. Leemans 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
Off. Rebound: 12 J. Raman
06:518 S. Ballardini Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 2nd)   
06:51Substitution: 8 S. Ballardini out,
33 R. Masciadri in 
  
06:3812 A. Grasso Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 2nd)   
06:38 27 - 18 10 S. Leemans Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:38 27 - 19 10 S. Leemans Free throw MADE(2/2)
06:38Substitution: 12 A. Grasso out,
32 S. Giauro in 
  
06:0935 L. Macchi 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   8 S. Hendrickx Def. Rebound
06:02   Substitution: 12 J. Raman out,
9 A. Strubbe in
06:02   Substitution: 5 J. Vanloo out,
8 S. Hendrickx in
06:0233 R. Masciadri Personal Foul (Team 4th, Player 1st)   
06:02 27 - 20 8 S. Hendrickx Free throw MADE(1/2)
06:02 27 - 21 8 S. Hendrickx Free throw MADE(2/2)
05:4333 R. Masciadri 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 29 - 21 
05:36   11 L. Van Malderen Personal Foul (Team 2nd, Player 3rd)
05:3633 R. Masciadri Free throw MADE(1/1) 30 - 21 
05:2233 R. Masciadri Def. Rebound   11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
04:58   9 A. Strubbe Personal Foul (Team 3rd, Player 1st)
04:5833 R. Masciadri Free throw MADE(1/2) 31 - 21 
04:5833 R. Masciadri Free throw MADE(2/2) 32 - 21 
04:455 M. Franchini Steal   8 S. Hendrickx Turnover (Travelling)
04:45   Substitution: 9 A. Strubbe out,
12 J. Raman in
04:4533 R. Masciadri 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 5 M. Franchini 
35 - 21 
04:34Timeout   
04:3433 R. Masciadri 2PtsFG (Lay-up) MADE 37 - 21 
04:33   Substitution: 10 S. Leemans out,
6 S. Dubuc in
04:3323 V. Donvito Steal   4 D. Van Dessel Turnover (Ball Handling)
04:3332 S. Giauro 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   12 J. Raman Def. Rebound
04:33 37 - 23 11 L. Van Malderen 2PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 4 D. Van Dessel
04:335 M. Franchini 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed   4 D. Van Dessel Def. Rebound
04:33 37 - 26 4 D. Van Dessel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
04:3323 V. Donvito 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 33 R. Masciadri 
40 - 26 
04:3323 V. Donvito Def. Rebound   6 S. Dubuc 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed
03:3623 V. Donvito 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   4 D. Van Dessel Def. Rebound
03:32   4 D. Van Dessel 2PtsFG (Lay-up) missed
Off. Rebound: 8 S. Hendrickx
03:24 40 - 29 4 D. Van Dessel 3PtsFG (Jump shot) MADE
Assist: 8 S. Hendrickx
03:0323 V. Donvito Turnover (Ball Handling)   11 L. Van Malderen Steal
02:56Timeout   
02:5623 V. Donvito Personal Foul (Team 5th, Player 1st)   
02:56   4 D. Van Dessel Free throw missed(1/2)
02:56 40 - 30 4 D. Van Dessel Free throw MADE(2/2)
02:56   Substitution: 4 D. Van Dessel out,
5 J. Vanloo in
02:56   Substitution: 8 S. Hendrickx out,
9 A. Strubbe in
02:56   Substitution: 11 L. Van Malderen out,
7 V. Michiels in
02:56Substitution: 5 M. Franchini out,
6 C. Pastore in 
  
02:56Substitution: 35 L. Macchi out,
8 S. Ballardini in 
  
02:256 C. Pastore 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   9 A. Strubbe Def. Rebound
02:07   Substitution: 9 A. Strubbe out,
8 S. Hendrickx in
02:0732 S. Giauro Block
6 C. Pastore Def. Rebound 
  8 S. Hendrickx 2PtsFG (Jump shot) missed (blocked)
02:076 C. Pastore 3PtsFG (Jump shot) missed   5 J. Vanloo Def. Rebound
00:04Substitution: 23 V. Donvito out,
5 M. Franchini in 
  
00:045 M. Franchini Personal Foul (Team 6th, Player 1st)   
00:04 40 - 31 8 S. Hendrickx Free throw MADE(1/2)
00:04 40 - 32 8 S. Hendrickx Free throw MADE(2/2)

Accumulated statistics

Italy Belgium
26/57FG M/A19/54
20/38 (52.6%) FG2P M/A11/31 (35.5%)
6/19 (31.6%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A18/26 (69.2%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 33 (9-24)
4AS2
17TO19
21ST18
2BS1
25PF19
75Pts64

top performers

Italy Belgium

Simona Ballardini

 

Sofie Hendrickx

18Pts11
2Reb9
1AS1
5ST1
0BS0
25Min19
Italy Belgium 2-0
Belgium - Italy 69-81
07.01.2009, Liege (BEL)
Italy - Belgium 75-64
16.01.2009, Siracusa (ITA)