Ukraine 54 Slovakia 73


Jana Lichnerova
The writing appears to have been on the wall for the Ukraine since opening day when Hungary's Eva Seres buried a three-pointer with time running out to condemn them to a one-point defeat.

Looking to bounce back, they had to face an angry Russia team, the favourites for the title who had been upset in their first game by Slovakia and that ended in another loss.

The Slovakians piled on the agony for the Ukraine on Sunday, storming out to a 29-10 first-quarter lead and then cruising to victory.

Jana Lichnerova had a game-high 17 points, and she was ably supported by Alena Kovacova (16) and Agnesa Nagyova (14).

The Slovaks now have two victories in three games and are looking good bets to reach the last eight.

Slovakia, after Monday's rest day, take on Belgium while the Ukraine face unbeaten Spain.


Slovakia 68 Serbia & Montenegro 6728.09.2003
Slovak Republic 80 Belgium 8627.09.2003
Slovakia 61 Poland 7826.09.2003
Hungary 61 Slovakia 5524.09.2003
Slovakia 90 Belgium 8223.09.2003
Spain 71 Slovak Republic 4720.09.2003
Slovak Republic 80 Russia 7219.09.2003

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