Belarus63-41

14-12, 18-11, 13-10, 18-8

Portugal

 

Date: 04.07.2012, 19:30hGroup:  AVenue:   Minsk (BLR) Spectators: 1100
Referees:  Ingus Baumanis (LAT), Rafael Ganiev (RUS), Barry Peters (NED)
TEAM LEADERS
Belarus Portugal
Tatsiana Likhtarovich (13)PtsSofia Da Silva (15)
Nataliya Trafimava (12), Anastasiya Verameyenka (12)RebJoana Lopes (5)
Tatyana Troina (5)ASCarla Freitas (2), Sara Filipe (2)
4 players tied with 1STMichelle Brandao (2), Joana Lopes (2)
Anastasiya Verameyenka (2)BSJoana Lopes (1)

GAME REPORT

04.07.2012
Belarus Now Just One Step Away

10. Anastasiya Verameyenka (Belarus)
Belarus center Anastasiya Verameyenka had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds

Belarus bounced straight back from their only loss of the campaign with a comfortable 63-41 home win against Portugal to move back to the top of EuroBasket Women Qualification Round Group A.

Rimantas Grigas and his players were briefly dethroned by Ukraine but moved back to the top of the table again with their fifth win in six games.

This was also the second success of the summer against a Portugal team struggling to compete in a tough situation and still searching for that elusive first win.

Fans in Minsk were treated to some neat work on the glass from Anastasiya Verameyeneka and Nataliya Trafimava who in tandem managed to corral an impressive 24 rebounds.

Portugal competed well for the most part and made a fist of things right up until the final quarter, when they eventually faded.

21-year-old Sofia Da Silva finished with a respectable 15 points for the losing team while arguably the ‘X-factor' in the contest was a dynamic contribution from Tatsiana Likhtarovic who didn't miss a single shot when slashing to the basket or taking jump shots inside on her way to 13 points.

Belarus can finish the job this weekend if they can manage to win in Israel.

COACH QUOTES

04.07.2012
Quotes Belarus vs. Portugal

Portugal Head Coach Ricardo Vasconcelos
"We started this game with a hope but it's very difficult to play with Belarus. We needed to do our best to win, but we never did it."

Belarus Head Coach Rimantas Grigas
"Today we did a lot of unnecessary movements because of fatigue. There is poor rotation in our team right now because of many injuries. Nevertheless, our team plays on defence better than other teams, due to our character."

Portugal player Sofia Da Silva
"I don't think it was my best game, because our team has lost."

Belarus player Aliaksandra Tarasava
"We played not very well in the first half but then we gathered courage and won. We need to win at least one of the two remaining games to qualify to EuroBasket Women 2013. But we would like to take both of them."

Top performers

Belarus Portugal

Anastasiya Verameyenka

 

Joana Lopes

12Pts7
12Reb5
2AS0
1ST2
2BS1

Accumulated statistics

Belarus Portugal
24/55FG M/A15/55
20/39 (51.3%) FG2P M/A13/46 (28.3%)
4/16 (25.0%) FG3P M/A2/9 (22.2%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A9/14 (64.3%)
41 (10-31) Reb (O-D) 29 (9-20)
16AS7
12TO12
4ST6
3BS1
15PF20
63Pts41

PHOTO GALLERY

BELARUS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Valko, S. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.002210000060
*5Tarasava, A. 263/837.52/540.01/333.30/00.0011300023167
*8Likhtarovich, T. 286/875.06/6100.00/20.01/250.00330011331713
9Anufryienka, N. 243/650.01/250.02/450.02/450.01232210441310
*10Verameyenka, A. 284/757.14/4100.00/30.04/580.0210122112041512
12Hasper, V. 141/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.003313002032
*13Troina, T. 354/1330.84/1136.40/20.00/00.0325530013178
*14Trafimava, N. 322/922.21/714.31/250.02/2100.04812231022237
15Kress, M. DNP
21Vashkevich, O. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.02/2100.000000001164
22Novikava, A. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-60
23Haradzetskaya, Z. DNP
TEAM/COACH00000
TOTAL24/ 5543.620/ 3951.34/ 1625.011/1573.3103141161243152063
PORTUGAL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Da Silva, S. 297/1546.77/1546.70/00.01/250.0134121053-1815
5Lima, L. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000-40
6Brandao, M. 133/1030.03/1030.00/00.02/2100.0202032031-38
*7Oliveira, A. 250/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0022111012-181
8Milovac, T. 130/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0011000012-91
*9Filipe, S. 240/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0033210031-120
10Correia, M. 70/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0101010012-21
11Domingues, D. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0101000010-30
*12Freitas, C. 171/520.00/00.01/520.00/00.0112220021-33
*13Nascimento, C. 271/714.31/616.70/10.01/250.0044110002-193
14Escórcio, D. 140/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.0123000011-52
15Lopes, J. 213/837.52/540.01/333.30/00.0235002120-147
TEAM/COACH00010
TOTAL15/ 5527.313/ 4628.32/ 922.29/1464.39202971261201541
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

Belarus Portugal

Anastasiya Verameyenka

 

Joana Lopes

12Pts7
12Reb5
2AS0
1ST2
2BS1
28Min21

TEAM STATS

Belarus Portugal
24/55FG M/A15/55
20/39 (51.3%) FG2P M/A13/46 (28.3%)
4/16 (25.0%) FG3P M/A2/9 (22.2%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A9/14 (64.3%)
41 (10-31) Reb (O-D) 29 (9-20)
16AS7
12TO12
4ST6
3BS1
15PF20
63Pts41
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