Greece Open Campaign With Easy Win

16 June 2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

Greece won their first game of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with ease on Saturday.

With a cast of veterans and under the leadership of new coach Alekos Daglas, the Greeks romped to a 72-49 home victory against Finland.

Zoi Dimitrakou led a balanced Greek scoring attack with 15 points.

The hosts took a firm grip on proceedings from the off.

After the Finns opened the scoring, Olga Chatzinikolaou knotted the game at 2-2 and Dimitra Kalentzou followed with a three-ball.

Lay-ups by Pelagia Papamichail and Dimitrakou made it 9-2 for the home side.

When Chatzinikolaou raced in for a lay-up, the lead grew to 15-2 and Finland were in trouble.

By the end of the first quarter, the lead had ballooned to 20-7 and it only got worse in the second as the Greeks built a 40-18 lead by half-time.

Finland, who began their campaign with a 113-54 drubbing of Luxembourg, never seriously threatened in the second half as they fell to 1-1.

Taru Tuukkanen had 15 points for the Finns.


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