Spain64-48

15-10, 15-6, 15-21, 19-11

Bulgaria

 

Date: 13.06.2012, 19:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Murcia (ESP) Spectators: 2000
Referees:  Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Saso Petek (SLO), Pedro Coelho (POR)
TEAM LEADERS
Spain Bulgaria
Cristina Ouvina (10), Elisa Aguilar (10)PtsJaklin Zlatanova (12)
Vanessa Blé (7)RebJaklin Zlatanova (8)
3 players tied with 3ASRadoslava Bachvarova (2)
Cristina Ouvina (3)STRadostina Slavova-Naneva (3)
Laura Nicholls (2)BSJaklin Zlatanova (2)

GAME REPORT

13.06.2012
Spain Cruise To Opening Win
10. Elisa Aguilar (Spain)
Veteran guard Elisa Aguilar scored 10 points for Spain, making two of her three shots from outside the arc

Spain enjoyed a winning start to their EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round campaign at home to Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Looking to get rid of the bad taste of their dismal showing at last year's EuroBasket in Poland, new coach Lucas Mondelo guided the team to a 64-58 victory in Group D.

Eleven of the 12 players in the Spanish squad scored, including point guards Elisa Aguilar and Cristina Ouvina with 10 points apiece.

Bulgaria, who are coached by Spaniard Jose Maria Buceta, led for much of the first quarter.

Vera Perostiyska and Radoslava Bachvarova each had four points as the visitors went into a 10-6 lead.

Laia Palau, just a couple of months removed from her EuroLeague Women title-winning performance with Ros Casares, hit a jumper to cut the gap to two and Aguilar followed with a three-ball and another basket to put Spain in front to stay.

Mondelo's team reeled of 13 unanswered points for a 19-10 lead.

The hosts kept the pressure on and went on top 28-12 after baskets by Amaya Valdemoro, Ouvina, Anna Montanana and Marta Fernandez.

Bulgaria scored the last five points of the second quarter to trail 45-37.

Spain remained comfortably ahead for the remainder of the contest.

One of the up-and-coming players in the Spanish squads, 20-year-old Vanessa Blé, had six points and seven rebounds.

COACH QUOTES

13.06.2012
Quotes Spain vs. Bulgaria

Spain head coach Lucas Mondelo
"I've lived my debut with much intensity, joy and responsibility. It's very difficult to start, because you play with the pressure of winning. But the most important thing was to win and keep the team. This competition is very long. We have a rotation and during the game we have managed to keep the team and make a correct point average. The defense we have done in the second quarter is what most resembles what we want and what we intend to be. (Our next opponents) Sweden are a dangerous team. They come from losing in Romania and if they lose against us, they could be in trouble. It is a dangerous team, but in a tournament like this nobody gives away anything."

Bulgaria head coach Jose Maria Buceta
"We tried. Spain is a superior team, which is not of this division. We are where we need to be. At half time we lost by 14 points and we didn't give up. I'm happy. Spain steals you twice in a game and you're done. This was not our tournament. Ours begins with the next game. I am convinced that Spain will return to the elite. I wish them the best. We will come out stronger from this game. We have to analyze and correct errors but it is a good start to the championship. We have to keep on trying and we are working well. Bulgaria is trying to get again the level we had. Here is a discipline of work but there's no international experience. No players with experience in the EuroLeague Women play in this team."

Spain guard Elisa Aguilar
"We knew it was going to be very close. At the beginning we had to be strong. We have defended. All the team joined to play and the most important thing is that it is a victory.We all like to play at Olympics and EuroBasket. We had many years of success and I think one fall can't throw so many years of work out. I think we've shown that we are always more united than ever and every time I come here I'm proud to play for the Spainish NT. Now there is a mix between young players with more experienced players. There are very talented, very competitive and what we have to do is to qualify for next year and be at the highest level."

Top performers

Spain Bulgaria

Cristina Ouvina

 

Jaklin Zlatanova

10Pts12
4Reb8
1AS1
3ST1
0BS2

Accumulated statistics

Spain Bulgaria
29/68FG M/A21/61
24/52 (46.2%) FG2P M/A18/48 (37.5%)
5/16 (31.3%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
1/2 (50.0%) FT M/A3/4 (75.0%)
41 (11-30) Reb (O-D) 37 (9-28)
14AS6
12TO17
9ST7
4BS2
10PF14
64Pts48

PHOTO GALLERY

SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Nicholls , L. 222/540.02/540.00/00.01/250.0145111222125
*5Fernandez, M. 143/742.93/560.00/20.00/00.000000000016
6Ouvina, C. 164/757.12/450.02/366.70/00.0224113001910
*8Pascua, L. 192/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.002211011004
*9Palau, L. 221/520.01/425.00/10.00/00.0033302011122
10Aguilar, E. 214/850.02/540.02/366.70/00.00000100121110
*11Xargay, M. 173/1030.03/742.90/30.00/00.0123122113-46
*12Montañana , A. 231/520.00/20.01/333.30/00.0101330031163
13Valdemoro, A. 72/366.72/2100.00/10.00/00.005500000164
15Cruz, A. 244/1040.04/1040.00/00.00/00.0156321012138
20Blé, V. 153/3100.03/3100.00/00.00/00.025711000146
21Pina, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
TEAM/COACH32500
TOTAL29/ 6842.624/ 5246.25/ 1631.31/250.0113041141294101464
BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Karchovska, M. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010-30
*6Kostova, Z. 251/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0022110021-43
8Nikolova, S. DNP
9Stanoeva, Z. 111/425.00/00.01/425.00/00.0000111010-53
*10Bachvarova, R. 305/955.65/771.40/20.00/00.0123231022-1410
*11Zlatanova, J. 335/1338.55/1145.50/20.02/2100.0088141212-812
*12Perostiyska, V. 215/1145.55/1145.50/00.00/00.0134020010-510
*13Slavova-Naneva, R. 201/119.11/1010.00/10.00/00.0347013031-52
14Miteva, S. 80/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.0011000011-31
15Georgieva, D. 232/728.62/633.30/10.00/00.0336010021-164
22Delcheva, A. DNP
23Peteva, D. 251/333.30/20.01/1100.00/00.0011111002-173
TEAM/COACH14530
TOTAL21/ 6134.418/ 4837.53/ 1323.13/475.09283761772141048
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

Spain Bulgaria

Cristina Ouvina

 

Jaklin Zlatanova

10Pts12
4Reb8
1AS1
3ST1
0BS2
16Min33

TEAM STATS

Spain Bulgaria
29/68FG M/A21/61
24/52 (46.2%) FG2P M/A18/48 (37.5%)
5/16 (31.3%) FG3P M/A3/13 (23.1%)
1/2 (50.0%) FT M/A3/4 (75.0%)
41 (11-30) Reb (O-D) 37 (9-28)
14AS6
12TO17
9ST7
4BS2
10PF14
64Pts48
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