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Group:  B | 11.08.2011, 14:30h
Group:  B | 11.08.2011, 14:30h
39-51
9 - 106 - 157 - 1817 - 8
9 - 106 - 157 - 1817 - 8
Venue: Cagliari (ITA) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Marko Juras (SRB), Torkild Rodsand (NOR), Gellert Kapitany (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Russia Ease Past Czech Republic

Defending champions Russia began their bid for a repeat at the U16 European Championship 2011 for Women with an emphatic 51-39 victory over the Czech Republic in Cagliari.

And their would-be challengers have now been placed on notice that the 2010 winners are fully intent on making a run at the title after leading from start to finish in the Group B opener

10-9 in front at the end of the first quarter, Rustam Abdulin's side stamped their authority on the contest when a three-pointer from Elizaveta Komorova started a 12-0 run in the second.

The Czechs could not rebound and, after trailing 25-15 at half-time, they saw their rivals hit another 12 unanswered points at the start of the third period.

It gave the Russians - led by 12 points and 9 rebounds from Polina Fedorova - the freedom to run their full rotation and although the Czechs pulled off a 13-3 flurry in the closing minutes, they remained well behind.

"I don't think that was the best performance from the Czechs," said Abdulin, whose side can now book a spot in the second round if they beat Greece on Friday. "But we're happy with the win."

Kamila Hoskova had a game-high 17 points for the Czechs who shot just 19%.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

19.0%

12/63
FG
M/A

36.8%

21/57

19.1%

9/47
FG2P
M/A

45.5%

20/44

18.8%

3/16
FG3P
M/A

7.7%

1/13

57.1%

12/21
FT
M/A

50.0%

8/16

43

18/25
RT
RO/RD

52

14/38

2

AS

11

18

TO

23

10

ST

8

2

BS

3

18

PF

23

39

Pts

51

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