Poland Out, Italy Still Alive

14 June 2015

Poland's disappointing campaign has ended and they will go home winless after losing their final Group B game 66-55 to Italy, who notched their first win to ensure their campaign is still alive.


Turning Point: The scores were level heading into the fourth quarter but Italy seized the initiative early in the last period and a clutch three pointer by captain Raffaella Masciadri gave Italy a six-point lead and the momentum.


Stats Don't Lie: Poland was sloppy with the ball and turned the ball over 19 times to 11. Poland's backup point guard Dominika Owczarzak was the main culprit with four turnovers.


Game Hero: Playing in her 100th match for Italy, Giorgia Sottana hit a bunch of clutch shots and finished with a game high 16 points.


Bottom Line: Poland lacked scoring punch and too often went cold offensively in this tournament. Italy will need to beat Turkey tomorrow to keep their hopes alive.



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