EUROBASKET WOMEN 2015 2nd QR
|Rebeka Abramovic had a team-high 11 points, as all Slovenian players put their names on the scoreboard |
Slovenia grabbed a much-needed first success in Group A of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round after strolling to a 75-35 win against visiting Luxembourg.
Having blazed into a commanding 20-11 lead, the Slovenians made sure there was absolutely no chance of sliding on a banana skin with an even more one-sided second quarter.
The home team threw a suffocating defensive blanket over their opponents and held Luxembourg to just four points, as they stormed into a 40-15 advantage heading to the locker rooms at the break.
They finished the half with a blaze of triples during eleven unanswered points, as Maja Erkic, Nika Baric and Eva Rupnik all rained down three-pointers.
While Luxembourg managed to pick up their offence when they returned to the hardwood, they still found it difficult to match their rivals and continued falling further behind.
That was despite the best efforts of Michele Orban, who had an efficient eight points and eight rebounds.
Rebeka Abramovic led Slovenia with 11 points and five assists.