Switzerland67-82

13-27, 24-18, 19-23, 11-14

Montenegro

 

Date: 16.06.2012, 17:30hGroup:  BVenue:   Fribourg (SUI) Spectators: 250
Referees:  Matej Spendl (SLO), Michel Glod (LUX), Graham Shaw (SCO)
TEAM LEADERS
Switzerland Montenegro
Marielle Giroud (19)PtsJelena Dubljevic (29)
Marielle Giroud (7)Reb3 players tied with 7
Lara Thalmann (5)ASJelena Skerovic (8), Jelena Dubljevic (8)
Alexia Rol (4)STJelena Skerovic (4)
BSMilica Jovanovic (2)

GAME REPORT

16.06.2012
Montenegro Put Away Gutsy Swiss

Jelena Dubljevic and Iva Perovanovic poured in the points for Montenegro on Saturday as they won 82-67 at Switzerland.

In a Group B game of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round, the Montenegrins stormed into a 27-13 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretched that to 44-25 with two minutes remaining in the half.

Switzerland, who won their opening game at Estonia, dug in their heels and launched a spirited comeback.

Midway through the third quarter, they closed the gap to 57-48 with a three-ball from Marielle Giroud.

With 8:13 remaining in the contest, Swiss point guard Gaelle Gür made a lay-up to reduce the deficit to 68-61.

Montenegro coach Miodrag Baletic decided to burn a timeout to stop the run.

When play resumed, the 1.89 power forward/center Milica Jovanovic launched an attempt from long range and missed, and the Swiss rebounded.

Karen Twehues then put one up from behind the arc and was off target for Switzerland, and Montenegro grabbed the rebound.

Perovanovic and Dubljevic hit jumpers to take the lead back to 72-61.

Giroud hit a couple of free-throws to reduce the arrears to nine, but Switzerland got no closer.

Dubljevic was 12 of 16 from the floor and Perovanovic 10 of 17.

Giroud led the hosts with 19 points and Twehues scored 17.

Montenegro are now 2-0 and lead the group.

COACH QUOTES

16.06.2012
Quotes Switzerland vs. Montenegro
Miodrag Baletic, Montenegro coach:
"After this second win, a new championship must start because of the injury of [Iva] Perovanovic. It's difficult for my main players to play every three days and also because our bench players are not ready yet to take more responsibilities. So I can't be happy after this game and I think our chances to be successful for the remaining games are now very small.

Milenko Tomic, Switzerland coach:
"I'm proud of my team because Montenegro is one of the important teams in Europe. Playing against such teams makes us improve our level. We had problems defending theirt two post players that's why our defensive performance was not as good as against Estonia."

Jelena Dubljevic, Montenegro player:
"Also if I did a great offense performance tonight and helped my team for this win, I'm sad because of the injury to Iva [Perovanovic]. Now competition will be very hard for us.

Karen Twehues, Switzerland player:
"I'm happy with our collective performance and proud of what we showed with my teammates. To lose by 15 against such a great team with many talented players is positive."

Top performers

Switzerland Montenegro

Marielle Giroud

 

Jelena Dubljevic

19Pts29
7Reb7
1AS8
1ST2
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Switzerland Montenegro
24/64FG M/A34/62
16/43 (37.2%) FG2P M/A29/43 (67.4%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A5/19 (26.3%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A9/13 (69.2%)
24 (6-18) Reb (O-D) 34 (8-26)
15AS25
12TO17
9ST8
0BS4
20PF18
67Pts82

PHOTO GALLERY

SWITZERLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Monnier, D. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-30
6Kassongo, N. 212/540.02/540.00/00.01/250.0336131041-145
7Moldovanyi, E. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001100000020
*8Kershaw, S. 171/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0101100050-22
*9Giroud, M. 387/1741.24/1330.83/475.02/2100.0077111042-1119
*10Rol, A. 335/1050.05/1050.00/00.03/3100.0123234003-2213
*13Twehues, K. 386/1735.32/540.04/1233.31/1100.0033421038-1217
20Favre, M. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000-30
22Gür, G. 61/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0000000000-13
23Heckendorn, M. DNP
*24Michaux, J. 181/425.01/333.30/10.04/4100.0000120034-96
32Thalmann, L. 231/520.01/250.00/30.00/00.001151201002
TEAM/COACH10100
TOTAL24/ 6437.516/ 4337.28/ 2138.111/1291.761824151290201867
MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*5Skerovic, J. 393/1030.02/366.71/714.30/00.0167844021187
6Culafic, J. DNP
7Baletic, A. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-60
8Popovic, N. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/20.0112000001-50
9Aleksic, S. 293/933.33/475.00/50.00/00.0134221130196
*10Dubljevic, J. 4012/1675.010/1471.42/2100.03/3100.01678321251529
*12Perovanovic, I. 3710/1758.810/1758.80/00.04/580.02572400291824
13Pocek, A. 10/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-30
*14Jovanovic, M. 234/666.73/3100.01/333.32/366.71343202441611
15Milutinovic, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-30
*20Bigovic, J. 112/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.0022201010-45
22Murphy, E. 170/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0101010030100
TEAM/COACH00010
TOTAL34/ 6254.829/ 4367.45/ 1926.39/1369.282634251784182082
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Switzerland Montenegro

Marielle Giroud

 

Jelena Dubljevic

19Pts29
7Reb7
1AS8
1ST2
0BS1
38Min40

TEAM STATS

Switzerland Montenegro
24/64FG M/A34/62
16/43 (37.2%) FG2P M/A29/43 (67.4%)
8/21 (38.1%) FG3P M/A5/19 (26.3%)
11/12 (91.7%) FT M/A9/13 (69.2%)
24 (6-18) Reb (O-D) 34 (8-26)
15AS25
12TO17
9ST8
0BS4
20PF18
67Pts82
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