Poland76-74

20-28, 20-21, 17-11, 19-14

Serbia

 

Date: 23.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Krosno (POL) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Anastasios Piloidis (GRE), Martynas Gudas (LTU), Roman Ponomarenko (UKR)
TEAM LEADERS
Poland Serbia
Weronika Idczak (17)PtsAna Dabovic (27)
Martyna Koc (7)RebJelena Maksimovic (8)
Weronika Idczak (6)ASMilica Dabovic (4), Ana Dabovic (4)
Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej (3)STMilica Dabovic (3)
Agnieszka Majewska (1), Aleksandra Chomac (1)BSMarina Mandic (1)

GAME REPORT

23.06.2012
Poland Win Thriller Against Serbia

Martyna Koc (Poland)
Martyna Koc had 16 points for Poland, including the game-winning basket almost at the final buzzer

Poland battled back from a 13-point deficit in the second half and beat Serbia on Saturday, 76-74.

In an important Group B encounter of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round, the Poles prevailed to improve to 2-1 while Serbia slumped to 1-2.

The Balkan side had a dream start and led 49-40 at half-time.

At the break, Ana Dabovic had 12 points and Nevena Jovanovic nine for Serbia, who were looking to build on their midweek win over Switzerland.

After the restart, Dabovic hit a jumper and Jelena Maksimovic added a lay-up to stretch the advantage to 53-40.

Poland then shifted into a higher gear, courtesy of the free-throw line.

Agnieszka Skobel twice earned trips to the charity stripe and made three of four attempts and then Agnieszka Majewska drew a foul and sank two more free-throws to cut the gap to 53-45.

Dabovic interrupted the run with a jump shot to take her points haul to 16, only for Poland's Skobel to twice get ahead on the fast break and score lay-ups to trim the deficit to 55-49.

The run continued as Martyna Koc, Weronika Idczak and Agnieszka Szott each scored to knot the contest at 55-55.

Dabovic breathed new hope into Serbia with a three-ball and Marina Mandic followed with a jumper, but Skobel's two free-throws left Poland trailing only 60-57 going to the last frame.

Poland finally went in front when Idczak scored with a driving lay-up at the 6:54 mark to make it 66-64.

With Serbia trying to stay in touch, Idczak hit a three-pointer just one minute from time to give Poland a 74-69 lead.

The Serbs refused to quit.

After Tamara Radocaj split free-throws on two trips to the line, Maksimovic knotted the contest at 74-74 with a jumper just eight seconds from the death.

Poland called a timeout and when play resumed, the hosts got the ball to Koc who hit a jumper for the two-point victory.

Idczak led Poland with 17 points, Koc added 16, Szott 14 and Skobel 13.

For Serbia, Dabovic exploded for a game-high 27 points in defeat.

Poland had 19 turnovers and Serbia 17.

COACH QUOTES

23.06.2012
Quotes Poland vs. Serbia

Poland Head Coach Jacek Winnicki
"Serbia is a very good team. We knew that the game would be difficult. In our team many players couldn't play because they were injured. Anyway, we were involved and played like a team should play. Thanks to our fighting spirit we are able to win many matches and I am pleased to say it. We hope that through this Qualification Round we go to the EuroBasket Women."

Serbia player Ana Dabović
"It was a really difficult game, we lost only by two points. We knew that the Polish team would fight from the beginning to the end. They deserved to win, because they were better in the last quarter. It's sad that we lost. The next games are really important to us. I hope that we win the return fixture in Serbia." 

Poland player Martyna Koc
"We showed in this game that we are a team. In the first quarter we were weak, especially on defence. This game was really important to us. I'm glad that we were able to win. I scored the last points, but I don't feel like a hero. Chapeau-bas to all the girls."

 

Top performers

Poland Serbia

Weronika Idczak

 

Ana Dabovic

17Pts27
3Reb5
6AS4
1ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Poland Serbia
28/51FG M/A27/59
23/38 (60.5%) FG2P M/A21/47 (44.7%)
5/13 (38.5%) FG3P M/A6/12 (50.0%)
15/22 (68.2%) FT M/A14/19 (73.7%)
29 (7-22) Reb (O-D) 30 (12-18)
17AS14
19TO17
10ST9
2BS1
24PF22
76Pts74

PHOTO GALLERY

POLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Idczak, W. 297/887.54/4100.03/475.00/00.0033661055-217
5Pietrzak, A. DNP
*7Szott-Hejmej, A. 304/580.03/475.01/1100.05/771.4011123044-514
9Makowska, A. 112/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.001100003254
*10Walich, J. 202/450.02/366.70/10.01/333.3044132023-95
*11Skobel, A. 304/1233.34/1040.00/20.05/683.3213322013-313
12Majewska, A. 181/333.30/10.01/250.02/2100.0055001112175
13Losi, M. 201/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0000510031112
*14Piekarska, I. 60/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0000000000-100
15Gulak, P. DNP
21Chomac, A. 70/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000011130-130
22Koc, M. 297/977.87/977.80/00.02/450.03471200221916
TEAM/COACH23520
TOTAL28/ 5154.923/ 3860.55/ 1338.515/2268.2722291719102242276
SERBIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Radocaj, T. 323/742.93/560.00/20.01/250.011231100347
*5Mandic, M. 122/633.31/425.01/250.00/00.010102215195
6Jovanovic, N. 203/475.02/366.71/1100.02/2100.0000010003-129
7Krnjic, S. 121/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0022210013-183
8Ivanovic, M. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-60
*11Matic, I. 112/540.02/540.00/00.01/1100.0134110011105
*13Dabovic, M. 302/633.32/450.00/20.01/250.011246302385
15Maksimovic, J. 174/1136.44/1040.00/10.02/2100.0448011033610
20Baltic, K. 220/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0224020041-11
22Saponjic, N. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011000000-100
*23Dabovic, A. 299/1181.85/771.44/4100.05/683.3235412036427
24Skoric, M. 61/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000000030-42
TEAM/COACH01110
TOTAL27/ 5945.821/ 4744.76/ 1250.014/1973.7121830141791222474
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

Poland Serbia

Weronika Idczak

 

Ana Dabovic

17Pts27
3Reb5
6AS4
1ST2
0BS0
29Min29

TEAM STATS

Poland Serbia
28/51FG M/A27/59
23/38 (60.5%) FG2P M/A21/47 (44.7%)
5/13 (38.5%) FG3P M/A6/12 (50.0%)
15/22 (68.2%) FT M/A14/19 (73.7%)
29 (7-22) Reb (O-D) 30 (12-18)
17AS14
19TO17
10ST9
2BS1
24PF22
76Pts74
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