Serbia & Montenegro104-67

27-21, 22-15, 29-12, 26-19

Israel

 

Date: 24.09.2003, 16:30hGroup:  AVenue:   Pyrgos (GRE) Spectators: 200
Referees:  Serge De Coster (BEL), Sergey Bulanov (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Serbia & Montenegro Israel
Lara Mandic (22)PtsLimor Mizrachi (19)
Lara Mandic (9)RebLimor Mizrachi (6)
Lara Mandic (4)AS3 players tied with 3
Daliborka Vilipic (2)STLimor Mizrachi (3)
Daliborka Vilipic (1)BS

GAME REPORT

24.09.2003
Serbia & Montenegro 104 Israel 67

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Lara Mandic had 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
Serbia & Montenegro started these European Championships on a losing note but they go into the quarter-final round on a two-game winning streak after a comprehensive triumph over Israel.

Lara Mandic poured in a game-high 22 points and had nine rebounds as Miodrag Veskovic's troops kept Israel winless in Group A.

Just how good Serbia & Montenegro are remains to be seen. One thing is for certain - they know how to shoot free throws. On the game, Serbia & Montenegro sank 34 of 38 frm the line.

They must still prove that against quality sides like the Czech Republic and Poland, two countries who beat the Serbo-Montenegrins, they can rise to the occasion.

At least they have beaten France, the defending European champions.

This match went predictably to form, with the Israeli defence showing no indication early that they would be able to stop Serbia & Montenegro, who made nine of 15 shots in the opening quarter.

They also repeatedly put Veskovic's team on the free throw line where they converted eight of nine en route to a 27-21 advantage at the end off the first quarter.

As Israel continued to foul, Serbia & Montenegro punished them by sinking 10 of 11 from the line in the second quarter as they stretched their lead to 49-36.

By the end of the third quarter, it was damage control time for Israel who trailed 78-48.

Ultimately, they were unable to prevent their opponents from hitting the century mark, confirming how weak the Israeli defence had been on the night.

Daliborka Vilipic also had a fine game for the winners with 21 points - she made nine of 10 from the free throw line.

Top performers

Serbia & Montenegro Israel

Lara Mandic

 

Limor Mizrachi

22Pts19
9Reb6
4AS3
1ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Serbia & Montenegro Israel
34/59FG M/A23/67
32/50 (64.0%) FG2P M/A15/44 (34.1%)
2/9 (22.2%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
34/38 (89.5%) FT M/A13/14 (92.9%)
45 (9-36) Reb (O-D) 20 (7-13)
14AS11
14TO12
8ST7
1BS0
21PF29
104Pts67

PHOTO GALLERY

SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Kovacevic, G. 202/450.02/366.70/10.01/1100.0011201025
5Manic, K. 200/40.00/10.00/30.00/00.0022100030
6Stankovic, B. 160/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0022011012
7Mandic, L. 296/785.74/580.02/2100.08/8100.02794110122
8Bjelica, M. 125/683.35/5100.00/10.02/366.72130200112
9Grubin, G. 204/850.04/850.00/00.02/2100.01343210110
10Radunovic, H. 100/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0000100022
11Matovic, I. 144/580.04/580.00/00.00/00.0235000028
12Drljaca, L. 51/333.31/333.30/00.02/2100.0022011014
13Maksimovic, S. 163/650.03/650.00/00.01/250.0156211037
14Jokovic, A. 153/560.03/3100.00/20.05/683.30551100011
15Vilipic, D. 236/966.76/966.70/00.09/1090.01560521421
TOTAL34/ 5957.632/ 5064.02/ 922.234/3889.59364514148121104
ISRAEL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Suez Karni, L. 60/30.00/30.00/00.02/2100.0101000002
5Cohen, L. 233/933.32/540.01/425.00/00.0000321037
6Natho, N. 81/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0000001022
7Mizrachi, L. 404/1625.01/714.33/933.38/8100.00663130419
8Shwartz, O. 402/825.02/728.60/10.00/00.0112130044
9Noy, T. 170/30.00/10.00/20.03/475.0011010033
10Grinboym, R. 215/1050.03/650.02/450.00/00.02353300312
11Epstein, M. DNP
12Palmon Maoz, T. 101/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000100033
13Zeevi, S. 224/757.13/650.01/1100.00/00.0112011049
14Arbel, S. 123/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.0213001036
15Sharon, S. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000010000
TOTAL23/ 6734.315/ 4434.18/ 2334.813/1492.9713201112702967
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

Serbia & Montenegro Israel

Lara Mandic

 

Limor Mizrachi

22Pts19
9Reb6
4AS3
1ST3
0BS0
29Min40

TEAM STATS

Serbia & Montenegro Israel
34/59FG M/A23/67
32/50 (64.0%) FG2P M/A15/44 (34.1%)
2/9 (22.2%) FG3P M/A8/23 (34.8%)
34/38 (89.5%) FT M/A13/14 (92.9%)
45 (9-36) Reb (O-D) 20 (7-13)
14AS11
14TO12
8ST7
1BS0
21PF29
104Pts67