Greece79-73

9-22, 10-17, 35-16, 25-18

Ukraine

 

Date: 07.09.2003, 15:45hGroup:  DVenue:   Boras (SWE) Spectators: 1575
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Arnis Ozols (LAT)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Ukraine
Dimosthenis Ntikoudis (21)PtsArtur Drozdov (19)
Efthymios Rentzias (5), Dimosthenis Ntikoudis (5)RebStanislav Balashov (10)
3 players tied with 3ASOleksandr Okunskyy (4), Oleksandr Rayevskyy (4)
Antonis Fotsis (2)STArtur Drozdov (2), Oleksandr Rayevskyy (2)
Antonis Fotsis (2)BSStanislav Balashov (1)

GAME REPORT

07.09.2003
Greece 79 Ukraine 73

Sleepy Greece didn't wake up until the second half, was trailing 20 points behind Ukraine but managed to close the gap in the third quarter and win it in the fourth. Final score 79-73.  
   
Greece must have underestimated Ukraine or maybe two tough games against Croatia and Turkey was the reason. In today's game Greece started out very slow and uninspired. Ukraine was the better team from the beginning and after four minutes they had a 6 point lead.

Greece had huge difficulties hitting the basket and scored only 6 points in the first eight minutes, two shots from 2-point range and two free throws.

Ukraine started the second quarter with a 13 point lead and continued to play well. The Greeks not only had problems hitting the basket but also in rebounding. High man-to-man pressure from Greece had no effect and Ukiraine could increase their lead even more.

Half time stats showed that Ukraine had grabbed no less than 22 rebounds compared to 12 for Greece. And the Ukranian superiority was also showing in the shooting efficiency, 45% for Ukraina against 18% for Greece.

It's easy to guess that Greek coach Yannis Ioannidis had one or two things to tell his fighters in the intermission. And it worked. Greece started the third quarter stronger and quicker than before.

Five minutes into the third quarter Ukraine's 20 point lead had been reduced to an 8 point lead. It was a great comeback from Greece and with two minutes left of the quarter the score was even. At the end of the third quarter, Ukraine had 55-54 but it felt like they were a beaten team.

In the last quarter Greece controlled the game. After 30 seconds, Greece was in the lead for the first time in the game, 56-55. Ukraine couldn't do anything to stop the Greek victory. Greece was better in both shooting and rebounding in the second half. Dimosthenis Ntikoudis led the scorers with 21 point.

The Eurobasket adventure is over for Ukraine. They did well in BorĂ¥s and fought hard and were in the lead in every battle. But they couldn't last a whole game.  

Top performers

Greece Ukraine

Dimosthenis Ntikoudis

 

Stanislav Balashov

21Pts14
5Reb10
3AS2
0ST1
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Greece Ukraine
27/60FG M/A25/60
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A21/48 (43.8%)
9/22 (40.9%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
16/19 (84.2%) FT M/A19/27 (70.4%)
25 (6-19) Reb (O-D) 32 (10-22)
16AS15
12TO10
5ST7
4BS1
22PF19
79Pts73

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Diamantidis, D. 160/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000201040
5Chatzivrettas, N. 303/742.90/20.03/560.02/2100.03033200411
6Papaloukas, T. 80/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0101100020
7Papanikolaou, D. 50/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0011000011
8Sigalas, G. 120/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011040000
9Fotsis, A. 160/60.00/40.00/20.04/4100.0022112224
10Alvertis, F. 297/1258.36/966.71/333.32/2100.00332211117
11Ntikoudis, D. 317/1070.05/862.52/2100.05/683.30553100321
12Tsakalidis, I. DNP
13Charisis, C. 174/666.71/250.03/475.00/00.00443000211
14Rentzias, E. 336/1346.26/966.70/40.02/366.72351211314
15Kakiouzis, M. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL27/ 6045.018/ 3847.49/ 2240.916/1984.2619251612542279
UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Lebediev, A. 241/714.31/616.70/10.02/366.7000121024
5Rayevskyy, O. 162/633.30/20.02/450.02/450.0033412008
7Balashov, S. 386/875.05/771.41/1100.01/250.037102211214
8Drozdov, A. 397/1450.07/1258.30/20.05/683.32460220319
9Moskalenko, S. 110/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0101110010
10Khryapa, N. 333/650.02/366.71/333.30/00.0145210027
11Okunskyy, O. 174/850.04/850.00/00.05/683.31234000513
12Ievstratenko, V. DNP
13Lokhmanchuk, O. DNP
14Botichev, A. DNP
15Khizhniak, G. 232/922.22/825.00/10.04/666.7224111048
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL25/ 6041.721/ 4843.84/ 1233.319/2770.41022321510711973
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 Ukraine

Dimosthenis Ntikoudis

 

Stanislav Balashov

21Pts14
5Reb10
3AS2
0ST1
0BS1
31Min38

TEAM STATS

Greece Ukraine
27/60FG M/A25/60
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A21/48 (43.8%)
9/22 (40.9%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
16/19 (84.2%) FT M/A19/27 (70.4%)
25 (6-19) Reb (O-D) 32 (10-22)
16AS15
12TO10
5ST7
4BS1
22PF19
79Pts73