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Group:  C | 05.07.2014, 14:00h
Group:  C | 05.07.2014, 14:00h
61-72
15 - 179 - 1419 - 2618 - 15
15 - 179 - 1419 - 2618 - 15
Venue: Udine (ITA) |
Spectators: 46 |
Referees: Elena Chernova (RUS), Manuel Mazzoni (ITA), Laurie Meboung (CMR)

GAME REPORT


Slovakia Snag Second In Group B

11. Barbora Bálintová (Slovak Republic)
Barbora Bálintová played another starring role for the Slovak Republic, leading her team's offensive efforts

Slovakia took the head-to-head battle with Ukraine 72-61 behind a disciplined display in Udine on Saturday to secure second spot in Group B at the U20 European Championship Women.

Turning Point: Barbora Bálintová's three-pointer midway through the third period re-established Slovakia's advantage at 45-37 after a period during which it looked like Ukraine were growing into the game.

Game Hero: Bálintová was Slovakia's driving force once again, not only scoring 18 points off 50% shooting but also orchestrating her team's offence, on and off-the-ball. It will be interesting to see if other teams pick up on her importance to the way Slovakia play and what they do to address this.

Stats Don't Lie: Ukraine managed to produce just a solitary assist in the entire game, an indictment of their disjointed offence which too often relied on the individual talents of Miriam Uro-Nile.

The Bottom Line: Both teams advance from Group B but Slovakia have put themselves in a better position to progress by virtue of finishing second, not to mention the positive momentum they will have gained from this performance.

Accumulated statistics

42.9%

21/49
FG
M/A

57.4%

27/47

55.6%

15/27
FG2P
M/A

59.5%

22/37

27.3%

6/22
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

5/10

81.3%

13/16
FT
M/A

68.4%

13/19

20

9/11
RT
RO/RD

29

9/20

1

AS

9

14

TO

10

3

ST

5

0

BS

0

19

PF

20

61

Pts

72

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