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Group:  E | 17.06.2015, 18:00h
Group:  E | 17.06.2015, 18:00h
73-70
18 - 1713 - 1617 - 1925 - 18
18 - 1713 - 1617 - 1925 - 18
Venue: Debrecen (HUN) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Jasmina Juras (SRB), Maj Kazuko Forsberg (DEN), Gellert Kapitany (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Hanusova Scorches With Hot Hand

A last-second three-pointer from Alena Hanusova gave the Czech Republic a dramatic 73-70 win over Belarus, who suffered their first defeat at EuroBasket Women 2015.

 

Turning Point: In a second half full of twists, Katerina Elhotova - who scored a team-high 25 points - completed a 10-3 run that pushed the Czechs 67-59 ahead before a 9-1 burst, finished by a three from Lindsey Harding, from Belarus tied the game at 70-70 with 8.8 seconds left. Step forward Hanusova for the heroics.

 

 

Stats Don't Lie: No doubt the Czechs' inside shooting helped, going 24-for-46 while their Group E rivals converted only 45.5%. Belarus were struggling with ball movement - their assist to turnover ratio (9-to-17) illustrated the issue.

 

Game Hero: The last play out of a time out wasn't drawn up the way it turned out, Czech coach Lubor Blazek admitted. The winning shot wasn't perfect either. "I saw the ball go and I thought it was short," Hanusova admitted. "But I made it and it felt amazing."

 

 

The Bottom Line: The Czechs have gained a huge boost, even without the injured Tereza Vyoralová (back) whose return time is uncertain. Belarus have had a walk-up call. They just had too many lapses and it was fatal.

 

Accumulated statistics

48.4%

30/62
FG
M/A

44.1%

26/59

52.2%

24/46
FG2P
M/A

45.5%

20/44

37.5%

6/16
FG3P
M/A

40.0%

6/15

87.5%

7/8
FT
M/A

85.7%

12/14

30

7/23
RT
RO/RD

34

10/24

13

AS

9

12

TO

17

5

ST

5

1

BS

1

21

PF

15

73

Pts

70

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