Packovski left her mark all over the game. Not only did she hit the decisive free throws, she gave her team a huge lift throughout the game. She scored 23 points and dished out five assists.
After an evenly matched first quarter Croatia temporarily ran away with the lead in the second (19-30). Russia took a timeout to talk things over. A 14-2 run before halftime gave the Russians a slim lead at the break (33-32).
In a tough battle in the second half both were neck and neck all the way to the last five minutes of the game. Russia trailed 60-63 and tried to retake the advantage. But Croatia wouldn't allow them another major run.
In a thrilling finish Croatia found a hero in Packovski. Ruzica Dzankic added 17 points and eight rebounds. The Russians once again shared the offensive load. This time however, team work wasn't enough to win.