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Group:  B | 02.08.2014, 18:15h
Group:  B | 02.08.2014, 18:15h
63-56
21 - 914 - 1912 - 1316 - 15
21 - 914 - 1912 - 1316 - 15
Venue: Debrecen (HUN) |
Spectators: 522 |
Referees: Juris Kokainis (LAT), Marko Vladic (AUT), Aleksander Pavlov (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Hosts Thrill Crowd, Take Down Spain

7. Anna Doktor (Hungary)
Anna Doktor came up with important plays for Hungary

Hungary withstood Spain's second-half comeback and eased clear in the final minutes to take a 63-56 victory and secure a perfect record in the U16 European Championship Women first round.

Turning Point: Having fought so hard to get back into the game, Spain's offence went ice-cold at the worst time. They only made one basket in the last five minutes as Hungary's defence locked into the task at hand, and at the other end Beatrix Mérész came up huge, scoring on clever cuts inside and running the floor to take advantage of transition opportunities too.

Game Heroes: Mérész finished as Hungary's top-scorer with 12 points, and backcourt pair Ágnes Studer and Anna Doktor were also inspirational for the home team. Studer played the majority of the fourth quarter with four fouls, but she ended with 10 rebounds, eight points, four assists and four steals. Doktor sank a crucial jumper in the dying moments, ending with nine points, six steals, four assists and four rebounds. Iris Junio's double-double of 15 points and 14 boards went to waste for Spain in defeat.

Stats Don't Lie: Spain had 17 more field-goal attempts than their opponents, and they held a clear edge in second-chance points. Ultimately, shooting under 30% while the opposition shoots better than 40% is not a recipe for success.

The Bottom Line: Hungary progress to the second round with four points while Spain carry through three. The two teams will line up alongside Croatia to take on Russia, Turkey and Greece in Group E, starting on Monday.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.4%

24/58
FG
M/A

29.3%

22/75

44.9%

22/49
FG2P
M/A

38.3%

18/47

22.2%

2/9
FG3P
M/A

14.3%

4/28

54.2%

13/24
FT
M/A

61.5%

8/13

43

8/35
RT
RO/RD

45

17/28

12

AS

9

25

TO

23

18

ST

14

2

BS

4

22

PF

21

63

Pts

56

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