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Group:  B | 11.08.2011, 16:45h
Group:  B | 11.08.2011, 16:45h
68-56
17 - 1014 - 817 - 1720 - 21
17 - 1014 - 817 - 1720 - 21
Venue: Cagliari (ITA) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Mircea Constantin Serban (ROU), Semen Ovinov (RUS), Gordon Barbara (MLT)

GAME REPORT


Greece Off To A Winning Start

Greece claimed victory in a shoot-out with Croatia to get their U16 European Championship campaign off to a victorious start.

But it required a balanced offensive effort to come out on top as Yorgos Velissarakos steered his team to a 68-56 win.

The Greeks never trailed after Anna Stamolamprou  hit the first 2 of her team-best 19 points with 3:57 left in the opening quarter and although Croatia hit back to level, they fell into a damaging slump.

A 8-0 run saw Greece sweep clear at the end of the first quarter and they repeated the feat at the end of the first with a 8-2 burst that secured a 31-18 advantage at half-time.

Croatia centre Antonija Chiabov delivered a dominant inside performance, grabbing 22 points and 11 rebounds to put the Greeks under pressure in an even third period.

But careless possessions cost Croatia any hope of a comeback as their opponents held on.

"This is a win we really wanted because Croatia are a difficult team," said Velissarakos, "But we have to keep improving."

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.4%

29/70
FG
M/A

33.3%

16/48

43.3%

26/60
FG2P
M/A

48.4%

15/31

30.0%

3/10
FG3P
M/A

5.9%

1/17

70.0%

7/10
FT
M/A

65.7%

23/35

39

15/24
RT
RO/RD

39

12/27

13

AS

5

12

TO

17

11

ST

4

1

BS

3

27

PF

19

68

Pts

56

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