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Group:  A | 11.08.2011, 14:30h
Group:  A | 11.08.2011, 14:30h
56-49
14 - 717 - 1111 - 1714 - 14
14 - 717 - 1111 - 1714 - 14
Venue: Cagliari (ITA) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Marius Ciulin (ROU), Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Ingrid Sandra Nzame Essia (GAB)

GAME REPORT


Sweden Edge Belgium In Opener

Sweden grabbed a winning start in Group A of the U16 European Championship 2011 for Women with a hard-fought 56-49 win over Belgium on the opening day of competition.

However after grabbing an early lead which they refused to give up, the Swedes had to work to take a priceless victory in Cagliari, paced by 14 points from Gabriella Hanson.

In a ragged first quarter in which both teams went scoreless for over five minutes, Belgium trailed 14-7 before a 9-2 run at the start of the second levelled the tie at 16-16.

Sweden surged clear to lead 31-18 at half-time and although the Belgians hit back to close to 42-35 by the end of the third period, they saved their best to last.

A 10-0 run midway through the fourth cut the Swedes advantage to 50-48 with 2:11 left. But, despite a game-high 15 points from 1.70m forward Hind Ben Abdelkader, there was to be no late drama as Belgium's hopes faded.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

29.7%

22/74
FG
M/A

28.8%

17/59

32.7%

17/52
FG2P
M/A

39.3%

11/28

22.7%

5/22
FG3P
M/A

19.4%

6/31

50.0%

7/14
FT
M/A

60.0%

9/15

51

22/29
RT
RO/RD

50

17/33

13

AS

9

9

TO

24

9

ST

5

4

BS

4

16

PF

13

56

Pts

49

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