Slovenia Survive Scare Against Swiss

08 June 2013

33. Tina Trebec (Slovenia)
Center Tina Trebec led the way for Slovenia with 18 points and 11 rebounds

Group B of the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round is on a knife-edge heading into the final day, after Slovenia shrugged off a late scare against Switzerland to take an 84-76 win.

The result sets up the intriguing prospect of a potential three-way tie, with Switzerland needing to respond with a victory against fellow contenders Bulgaria tomorrow.

Switzerland may feel disappointed that after a bright opening when they got their noses in front, they fell apart during the middle part of the contest.

The game got away from them as they gave themselves far too much to do by falling 54-36 behind early in the third quarter.

They struggled to cope defensively with Slovenia, who finished with no fewer than five players in double digits as they shot the lights out from distance, converting 10 of their 15 triple attempts.

However, at least the Swiss can take heart from the way they reacted to their predicament, as they gave their opponent a real fright.

Having looked down and out, they hauled themselves back into things and led by Karen Twehues, who top-scored with 21 points, they clawed their way back to within two points at 62-60.

But, Slovenia had enough to get themselves over the finishing line, as they made the free throws they needed to make the win safe.

Tina Trebec led the way with a majestic 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Sandra Pirsic added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.


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