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Slovenia Edge Hosts In OT Drama

02 August 2010
GROUP E
Nika Baric scored 29 points a including pair of free throws that sealed Slovenia's overtime 78-73 victory against hosts Slovakia in the U18 European Championship Women 2010.

Martina Kissová posted 21 points for Slovakia with 100 percent three-point field goal shooting percentage but it was not enough for the host nation.

Baric came out red hot against Slovakia and scored 17 points in the first half with 50 percent field goal percentage to help her team open a 32-24 halftime margin.

Slovakia were trailing for the majority of the second half but fought back and almost stole the win in the end but Slovenia managed to score a basket in they dying seconds to force overtime.

The hosts then went up 69-66 with 4:41 left in overtime after Kissova nailed a triple, but Tjasa Gortnar stepped up with pair of jumpers that put Slovenia back in front and they never looked back after that.

 

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