Slovak Republic60-58

15-7, 12-16, 25-18, 8-17

Lithuania

 

Date: 07.07.2012, 18:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Poprad (SVK) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Clemens Fritz (GER), Csaba Cziffra (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Slovak Republic Lithuania
Ivana Jalcová (11)PtsGintare Petronyte (20)
Anna Jurcenkova (8), Klaudia Lukacovicová (8)RebEgle Sulciute (6), Gintare Petronyte (6)
Ivana Jalcová (3), Gabriela Kubatova (3)ASSandra Linkeviciene (3)
Lucia Kupcikova (4), Gabriela Kubatova (4)STMarina Solopova (4)
Lucia Kupcikova (1), Ivana Jalcová (1)BSGintare Petronyte (3)

GAME REPORT

07.07.2012
Slovakia Win Thriller With Lithuania

13. Anna Jurcenkova (Slovak Republic)
Center Anna Jurcenkova had nine points and eight rebounds for the Slovak Republic

Hosts Slovak Republic survived late drama in Poprad to take a significant step towards qualification for EuroBasket Women next summer, after edging a nail-biting contest with their main Group C challengers, Lithuania, 60-58

While Ivan Vojtko and his players can be satisfied with inflicting a vital 60-58 loss on their opponent, it was a particularly nervous finale for all involved and not least for second placed Slovenia - this result is arguably the worst possible outcome for the other team with hopes of advancing.

The home side made a terrific start to the game, racing out into an early 15-7 advantage although the visitors narrowed the deficit to just four points heading to the locker rooms at the interval.

When Ivana Jalcova capitalised on a sluggish start to the second half by Lithuania and handed Slovakia a 44-27 lead, a comeback looked wholly unlikely but Algirdas Paulauskas changed up the defence and it caused a fascinating last quarter.

Lithuania held Slovakia to just eight points in the last period to produce an unlikely comeback led by Ginatre Petronyte who was too hot to handle under the hoop at times and found herself on the line an eye-popping 17 times.

The visitors could have even forced overtime but Sandra Linkeviciene missed the pivotal shot in the last seconds before Gabriela Kubatova grabbed the all-important defensive rebound.

COACH QUOTES

07.07.2012
Quotes Slovak Republic vs. Lithuania

Lithuania head coach Algridas Paulauskas:
"Today we played very bad. We were in the position of the visiting team and in such a position we had to fight for victory. The Slovak team stretched their advantage to 17 points, even though we tried we couldn't win. Maybe the fortune smiled on the Slovak team."

Lithuania player Gintare Petronyte:
"It was a very tough game. It's our fault that we played bad for three quarters, we just returned back to the game in the fourth quarter. Exactly this was the problem."

Slovakia head coach Ivan Vojtko:
"I have to say we were definitively the better team today, but I must say to the girls in the dressing room that if you are better in a game you should keep the advantage at minimum 10-15 points. If we had lost this game I would have felt bad about it, because we didn't deserve to lose today."

Slovakia player Ivana Jalcova:
"I think we spoiled it ourselves, because were up by 17 points and by our own mistakes our opponents nearly reached us. We must avoid this in the next games. Maybe we needed two or three baskets and they would have slowed down. We must learn this, but thank God and our fans we won."

 

Top performers

Slovak Republic Lithuania

Katarina Tetemondová

 

Gintare Petronyte

6Pts20
5Reb6
1AS0
1ST2
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Slovak Republic Lithuania
26/66FG M/A15/50
24/55 (43.6%) FG2P M/A12/34 (35.3%)
2/11 (18.2%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
6/10 (60.0%) FT M/A25/32 (78.1%)
44 (18-26) Reb (O-D) 34 (10-24)
12AS6
18TO15
13ST12
2BS3
27PF16
60Pts58

PHOTO GALLERY

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Tetemondová, K. 173/475.03/475.00/00.00/20.0145101043-46
*6Kupcikova, L. 264/1330.84/1330.80/00.00/00.0145234143-38
*7Cernáková, V. 212/825.02/633.30/20.02/2100.011213103176
*8Lukacovicová, K. 224/944.44/944.40/00.00/00.044802102098
9Jalcová, I. 294/1040.03/650.01/425.02/366.7011320114-411
*10Kubatova, G. 291/714.30/30.01/425.00/00.007732402043
11Sujová, T. 41/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000010-32
*13Jurcenkova, A. 204/944.44/944.40/00.01/250.0628010043139
14Kmetóvá, E. 81/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.000012102022
15Vynuchalova, R. 181/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0011110041-132
22Mincikova, J. 61/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/1100.000000100123
TEAM/COACH52720
TOTAL26/ 6639.424/ 5543.62/ 1118.26/1060.01826441218132271660
LITHUANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Gutkauskaite, G. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.001101001000
5Solopova, M. 321/911.11/333.30/60.03/3100.003323401445
*6Visgaudaite, I. 142/450.01/250.01/250.00/00.0000012011-105
*7Vengryte, K. 100/20.00/10.00/10.00/00.0112000010-70
8Sniokaite, G. DNP
9Nacickaite, K. 230/70.00/40.00/30.02/2100.0123000021142
10Pikciute, L. DNP
*11Paugaite, G. 211/333.31/333.30/00.00/20.0022120022-22
*12Petronyte, G. 313/742.93/742.90/00.014/1782.44260223411120
*13Linkeviciene, S. 363/742.93/742.90/00.04/666.7055343025-510
14Sulciute, E. 255/955.63/560.02/450.02/2100.0246021022014
15Alminaite, K. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000000-50
TEAM/COACH24600
TOTAL15/ 5030.012/ 3435.33/ 1618.825/3278.1102434615123162658
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

Slovak Republic Lithuania

Katarina Tetemondová

 

Gintare Petronyte

6Pts20
5Reb6
1AS0
1ST2
0BS3
17Min31

TEAM STATS

Slovak Republic Lithuania
26/66FG M/A15/50
24/55 (43.6%) FG2P M/A12/34 (35.3%)
2/11 (18.2%) FG3P M/A3/16 (18.8%)
6/10 (60.0%) FT M/A25/32 (78.1%)
44 (18-26) Reb (O-D) 34 (10-24)
12AS6
18TO15
13ST12
2BS3
27PF16
60Pts58
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