Slick Slovakia Cruise Past Luxembourg


8. Zofia Hruscáková (Slovak Republic)
Zofia Hruscakova scored a game-high 14 points for Slovakia

Slovakia enhanced their prospects of posting a successful EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round after opening up with an offensive barrage en-route to a comfortable 82-41 win against Luxembourg.

Head coach Maros Kovacik watched intently as his team cut loose from the first second and accumulated a huge 35 points in the opening quarter as they waltzed into a 20-point lead after ten minutes.

However there was still some room for defensive improvements and Slovakia duly delivered by only allowing Luxembourg to score six points during the second and another six points during the third period.

With just 12 points in 20 minutes, the visitors were unable to form any kind of consistent resistance other than a late revival and Slovakia strode to victory.

It was unsurprising that the winners eventually finished with four players who had double-figure scoring returns, including the legendary Zuzana Zirkova who enjoyed a perfect night by not missing a single shot on her way to 11 points.

Rising star Zsofia Hruscakova enhanced her reputation with an excellent top score of 14 points from seven-of-nine floor shooting and another talented teenager, Lisa Jablonowski added 12 for Luxembourg.


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