Ukraine51-55

12-14, 10-13, 13-10, 16-18

Belarus

 

Date: 23.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Yuzhne (UKR) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Olegs Latisevs (LAT), Sergey Krug (RUS), Janusz Calik (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Ukraine Belarus
Oleksandra Kurasova (17)PtsAnastasiya Verameyenka (13)
Alina Iagupova (8)RebAnastasiya Verameyenka (13)
Inna Kochubei (4)AS5 players tied with 2
Olena Zherzherunova (3)STAnastasiya Verameyenka (3)
Olena Zherzherunova (2)BSAnastasiya Verameyenka (3)

GAME REPORT

23.06.2012
Belarus Grind Out Victory In Ukraine

10. Anastasiya Verameyenka (Belarus)
Belarus center Anastasiya Verameyenka posted a double-double in points and rebounds

Belarus clinched their fourth consecutive win in the Qualification Round for the EuroBasket Women with a 55-51 triumph at Ukraine on Saturday.

The side coached by Rimantas Grigas remains unbeaten in Group A.

Belarus showed once again that in close contests, their big-game experience the past several years is vital.

Belarus captured a bronze at the EuroBasket Women 2007 in Italy, reached the Quarter-Finals of the Beijing Olympics and came in fourth at both EuroBasket 2009 in Latvia and the 2010 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

Anastasiya Verameyenka, one of the Belarus players on all of those sides, is now arguably their most important player and she had 13 points and 13 rebounds against Ukraine.

The 1.92m center score several of those points when the game in Yuzhne hung in the balance.

The hosts were on top 38-37 after a three-pointer 45 seconds into the fourth quarter but Verameyenka answered with a jump shot to put Belarus back in front.

After Belarus' Aliaksandra Tarasava and Ukraine's Anna Pokoiova traded three-pointers, Verameyenka struck again with a jumper to stretch the visitors' lead to 44-41.

Oleksandra Kurasova's two free-throws kept Ukraine close at 44-43, but Marina Kress and Verameyenka converted four straight opportunities at the charity stripe and Tatsiana Likhtarovich added a lay-up to take the advantage to 50-43 with 4:13 to play.

After the lead grew to nine, Ukraine got no closer than four points.

Kurasova led all scorers with 17 points.

Ukraine are now 1-2 in Group A.

COACH QUOTES

23.06.2012
Quotes Ukraine vs. Belarus

Belarus Head Coach Rimantas Grigas
"We expected that today it would be a difficult game. We lost three key players, but the rest of our players showed character and we won the game."

Ukraine Head Coach Vadim Czeczuro
"We were completing attacks very quickly, we rushed to shoot the ball. We had a very low percentage of shots. But we played well in defense, we had 40 rebounds."

Belarus player Tatyana Troina
"We knew that the Ukrainian national team has good players. The third quarter of the game was a failure for us. At the end of the match we played more focused."

Ukraine player Oleksandra Kurasova
"We started really bad. In the national team of Belarus there are good players. But I am sure that our team is as strong as Belarus. We should believe in ourselves."

Top performers

Ukraine Belarus

Oleksandra Kurasova

 

Anastasiya Verameyenka

17Pts13
3Reb13
0AS2
2ST3
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Ukraine Belarus
16/63FG M/A17/45
14/50 (28.0%) FG2P M/A13/35 (37.1%)
2/13 (15.4%) FG3P M/A4/10 (40.0%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
40 (16-24) Reb (O-D) 36 (4-32)
7AS13
18TO23
13ST11
3BS5
23PF18
51Pts55

PHOTO GALLERY

UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Panchenko, T. 132/366.71/250.01/1100.03/3100.001100104338
5Spitkovska, I. DNP
6Tsekova, I. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001101000000
*7Kochubei, I. 272/825.02/728.60/10.00/00.0022432001-74
*9Kurasova, O. 295/1435.75/1241.70/20.07/887.5303022036-317
*11Iagupova, A. 312/1315.42/1216.70/10.04/4100.0268121124-18
12Alyoshkina, L. 181/250.01/250.00/00.01/425.0134002012-13
13Pokoiova, A. 161/425.00/00.01/425.00/00.0101010020-23
*14Mircheva, V. 121/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0224021041-122
*15Zherzherunova, O. 320/110.00/80.00/30.02/2100.0246003241-52
22Pilyashenko-Novohatna, K. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001101002010
24Zarytska, G. 152/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.001125101074
TEAM/COACH53810
TOTAL16/ 6325.414/ 5028.02/ 1315.417/2181.0162440718133231851
BELARUS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Valko, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
*5Tarasava, A. 283/742.92/540.01/250.02/450.0112231024129
*8Likhtarovich, T. 322/825.02/728.60/10.02/2100.003313203236
9Anufryienka, N. 120/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011102013-80
*10Verameyenka, A. 364/944.43/742.91/250.04/580.0013132633331213
12Hasper, V. 123/475.03/475.00/00.01/250.0033211132-67
*13Troina, T. 212/366.71/250.01/1100.02/2100.002222003267
*14Trafimava, N. 171/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000211001-32
15Kress, M. 190/20.00/20.00/00.06/6100.012304101636
21Vashkevich, O. DNP
22Novikava, A. 41/333.30/10.01/250.00/00.000000000003
23Haradzetskaya, Z. 181/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.002212012012
TEAM/COACH25710
TOTAL17/ 4537.813/ 3537.14/ 1040.017/2181.0432361323115182355
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

Ukraine Belarus

Oleksandra Kurasova

 

Anastasiya Verameyenka

17Pts13
3Reb13
0AS2
2ST3
0BS3
29Min36

TEAM STATS

Ukraine Belarus
16/63FG M/A17/45
14/50 (28.0%) FG2P M/A13/35 (37.1%)
2/13 (15.4%) FG3P M/A4/10 (40.0%)
17/21 (81.0%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
40 (16-24) Reb (O-D) 36 (4-32)
7AS13
18TO23
13ST11
3BS5
23PF18
51Pts55
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