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Group:  D | 03.07.2014, 18:30h
Group:  D | 03.07.2014, 18:30h
73-34
27 - 617 - 915 - 1114 - 8
27 - 617 - 915 - 1114 - 8
Venue: Udine (ITA) |
Spectators: 50 |
Referees: Andrej Lovsin (SLO), Aytug Ekti (TUR), Jelena Tomic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Poland Peg Back Belarus Early

4. Dominika Owczarzak (Poland)
Dominika Owczarzak and Poland cruised to an opening day victory over Ukraine

Poland breezed past Belarus for a 73-34 triumph as they made a confident start to their U20 European Championship Women campaign in Udine on Thursday.

Turning Point: Poland were already leading by seven points midway through the first period when Angelika Stankiewicz connected on a two-point jump shot to spark a 12-0 run. This sequence saw the lead stretch to 19 and by the end of the quarter Poland were already on their way to being out of sight at 27-6.

Game Hero: With such a resounding victory seemingly sealed early on, Poland set about sharing the spoils in a balanced team effort. That being said, Julia Adamowicz was effective in all that she did, finishing with 13 points, two assists, two steals and two rebounds.

Stats Don't Lie: Poland had the beating of Belarus in almost every department but their ability to punish their opponents' mistakes was a key factor in this game. 21 of Poland's points came as a result of Belarus turnovers, and such an effective level of execution will benefit Poland as they progress.

The Bottom Line: This was always going to be a tough task for Belarus to overcome a strong Poland side but coach Anatoly Iakoubenko may be slightly concerned about the possible negative mental impact of the one-sided manner of the defeat. Poland will be pleased with this ahead of an intriguing tie against the hosts on Friday.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

42.9%

27/63
FG
M/A

28.3%

15/53

42.9%

21/49
FG2P
M/A

33.3%

13/39

42.9%

6/14
FG3P
M/A

14.3%

2/14

68.4%

13/19
FT
M/A

40.0%

2/5

45

17/28
RT
RO/RD

31

12/19

13

AS

5

11

TO

21

15

ST

7

4

BS

1

13

PF

20

73

Pts

34

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