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Group:  G | 21.08.2013, 13:45h
Group:  G | 21.08.2013, 13:45h
66-71
14 - 102 - 2327 - 1823 - 20
14 - 102 - 2327 - 1823 - 20
Venue: Vinkovci (CRO) |
Spectators: 50 |
Referees: Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED), Vasiliki Tsaroucha (GRE), Ernad Karovic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Victorious England Revel In 2nd Success

5. Megan Lewis (England)
Megan Lewis had her best return to date in Croatia, scoring 15 points

A mere 24 hours after attaining their first ever win as a Division A newcomer at the U18 European Championship Women, England followed up their inaugural success with a second victory by seeing off Belarus 71-66 in Group G.

However England did have to survive a slightly nervy last quarter having previously looked home and dry off the back of their quite stunning second-quarter effort.

Trailing 14-10, England tore Belarus to shreds at both ends of the court in the second period and outscored their shocked opponents 23-2.

With a 33-16 lead behind them, England put their foot down and raced even further towards the finishing line.

When a lay-up by Freya Szmidt made it 42-21, it looked all over, but Belarus had other ideas and began to show some resistance.

They clicked offensively and by the middle of the final frame, managed to cut the deficit to single digits at 55-47 early in the last quarter.

English nerves became more frayed when five quick-fire points by Viyaleta Kiuliak and a free-throw by Hanna Yermachkova made it a one-shot game with just over 90 seconds left.

But, England hung on and got the couple of scores needed to scrape over the line.

Kiuliak dropped 24 points on England whilst for Ukraine and Tatsiana Khadzko added 18, but it was not enough.

Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby claimed nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for England, whilst Megan Lewis grabbed her top score of the week with a valuable 15 points.

Accumulated statistics

34.8%

24/69
FG
M/A

41.4%

24/58

36.1%

13/36
FG2P
M/A

45.7%

21/46

33.3%

11/33
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

3/12

77.8%

7/9
FT
M/A

66.7%

20/30

36

19/17
RT
RO/RD

46

20/26

15

AS

15

25

TO

28

11

ST

16

2

BS

4

23

PF

16

66

Pts

71

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