Leaders Sweden Merciless Against Poland

09.08.2011

U18 Women

15. Amanda Zahui (Sweden)
Sweden's Amanda Zahui rallies the troops. As it turned out, a good start against Poland was enough for the Group E leaders to make if five out of five

After pushing Turkey in overtime less than 24 hours earlier, Poland crashed heavily against Group E leaders Sweden on the second day of the Qualifying Round. The Scandinavians won 75-39.

Poland couldn't recover after Monday's disappointing loss, when they led Turkey by seven points with 90 seconds to go, but ended up losing in overtime.

Sweden took full advantage of the situation and, after two quarters, had already a 19-point gap, 40-21.

The Swedish kept passing balls inside to center Josefin Vesterberg, who finished with 21 points and added five rebounds and two assists in 28 minutes of playing time.

Vesterberg came into the game with only 5.0 points on average, but led all scorers in this one.

The other Swedish center, Amanda Zahui, had 12 points and eight rebounds while Nathalie Fontaine finished with nine points and three assists.

Poland just couldn't find a way to the basket. Magdalena Wojdalska had her best game of the tournament so far, with 10 points, two assists and two steals.

No other polish player scored more than seven points. Patrycja Jastrzebska helped the team with her 12 rebounds, but had a nightmare from the action, missing all of her ten shot-attempts.

Sweden will fight on Wednesday with Spain for the top position in Group F, while Poland will start like favorites the game with Romania.


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