Serbia67-62

19-12, 16-20, 10-14, 22-16

Poland

 

Date: 11.07.2012, 20:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Belgrade (SRB) Spectators: 2500
Referees:  Marco Giansanti (ITA), Aleksandar Milojevic (MKD), Ilya Putenko (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Serbia Poland
Ana Dabovic (20)PtsAgnieszka Szott-Hejmej (13), Agnieszka Skobel (13)
Jelena Maksimovic (9)RebJoanna Walich (9)
Marina Mandic (4)ASAnna Pietrzak (5)
Milica Dabovic (4), Ana Dabovic (4)STAgnieszka Skobel (5)
Marina Mandic (1)BSAgnieszka Majewska (3)

GAME REPORT

11.07.2012
Serbia Edge Poles In Thrilling Finish
15. Jelena Maksimovic (Serbia)
Jelena Maksimovic and Serbia edged Poland in front of a crowd of 2,500 in Belgrade

Serbia grinded out a 67-62 victory over Poland on Wednesday night to move into the driver's seat for a second-place finish in EuroBasket Women Qualification Round Group B.

The Poles, who won the first encounter against Serbia by two points, will lose a potential three-team-tie with Montenegro and Serbia as well as the head-to-head tie-breaker with Serbia with a -3 goal differential if the sides finish with the same record.

Poland take on Switzerland next week while Serbia face Estonia.

For Poland to go through, they have to win while Serbia will need to lose to Estonia.

Ana Dabovic had 20 points for Serbia and hit some clutch free-throws in the waning moments of the contest.

Poland led 57-54 with 1:57 to play but Milica Dabovic and Marina Mandic earned trips to the line for Serbia and each made two free-throws to go in front by one.

Dabovic followed with a three-point play with 49 seconds to play.

The points difference was crucial and Poland gave themselves a chance of escaping with a one-point defeat after Agnieszka Skobel buried a three-ball to close the gap to 63-62.

Poland fouled Dabovic, however, and she sank both free-throws to push the advantage back to three.

Mandic then picked off a pass by Skobel and hit a jumper for the five-point victory.

Poland out-rebounded Serbia, 40-37, and also made 18 of their 20 free-throws while Serbia hit 21 of 26.

COACH QUOTES

11.07.2012
Quotes Serbia vs. Poland

Serbia head coach Marina Maljkovic
„Today is a special day for Serbian women basketball. We have not achieved our main goal yet - to qualify on Eurobasket Women. We must beat Estonia on the road and that won't be easy.ˮ

Serbia player Jelena Maksimovic
„Poland is an excellent team. We didn't give up, and we're fighting for all 40 minutes. At the end it paid it all.ˮ

Poland head coach Jacek Winnicki
„Congratulations to Serbia for qualifying on EuroBasket Women. I am so proud of the girls, they gave all of themselves.ˮ

Poland player Joanna Walych
"I would like to congratulate the Serbian team. They played great defense and forced us to make a lot of turnovers, especialy in the end of the game.ˮ

Top performers

Serbia Poland

Ana Dabovic

 

Agnieszka Skobel

20Pts13
3Reb4
1AS3
4ST5
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Serbia Poland
21/62FG M/A21/52
17/43 (39.5%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
4/19 (21.1%) FG3P M/A2/12 (16.7%)
21/26 (80.8%) FT M/A18/20 (90.0%)
37 (12-25) Reb (O-D) 40 (9-31)
9AS12
16TO23
13ST9
1BS4
23PF27
67Pts62

PHOTO GALLERY

SERBIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Radocaj, T. 305/1145.55/862.50/30.03/3100.0112251034913
*5Mandic, M. 271/425.00/10.01/333.32/450.023544212375
6Jovanovic, N. 253/560.03/560.00/00.02/2100.003301202318
7Krnjic, S. 30/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000010020-80
8Ivanovic, M. 70/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000110010-90
9Milovanovic, J. 91/425.00/20.01/250.00/00.002200001103
*11Matic, I. 141/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.033600002113
*13Dabovic, M. 242/1118.21/425.01/714.32/2100.0123124052167
15Maksimovic, J. 234/666.74/666.70/00.00/00.0459020011128
20Baltic, K. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-20
*23Dabovic, A. 324/1040.03/650.01/425.011/1384.61231040411420
24Skoric, M. 30/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011000001-60
TEAM/COACH03300
TOTAL21/ 6233.917/ 4339.54/ 1921.121/2680.8122537916131232767
POLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Idczak, W. 90/20.00/10.00/10.02/2100.0000020053-72
5Pietrzak, A. 301/520.01/250.00/30.01/250.005553101343
*7Szott-Hejmej, A. 205/683.35/683.30/00.03/3100.0022111054413
9Makowska, A. 140/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022121052-60
*10Walich, J. 312/922.22/825.00/10.04/4100.0279251122-18
*11Skobel, A. 295/1145.54/850.01/333.32/366.7314315033-413
*12Majewska, A. 150/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.011201031220
13Losi, M. 133/650.03/475.00/20.02/2100.0022040021-98
14Piekarska, I. 192/633.32/633.30/00.00/00.0347010011-14
15Gulak, P. DNP
21Chomac, A. DNP
22Koc, M. 203/475.02/366.71/1100.04/4100.0033020022-711
TEAM/COACH04410
TOTAL21/ 5240.419/ 4047.52/ 1216.718/2090.093140122394272362
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

Serbia Poland

Ana Dabovic

 

Agnieszka Skobel

20Pts13
3Reb4
1AS3
4ST5
0BS0
32Min29

TEAM STATS

Serbia Poland
21/62FG M/A21/52
17/43 (39.5%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
4/19 (21.1%) FG3P M/A2/12 (16.7%)
21/26 (80.8%) FT M/A18/20 (90.0%)
37 (12-25) Reb (O-D) 40 (9-31)
9AS12
16TO23
13ST9
1BS4
23PF27
67Pts62
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