Germany55-61

10-23, 12-13, 17-18, 16-7

Spain

 

Date: 07.07.2012, 14:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Nördlingen (GER) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Sreten Radovic (CRO), Sérgio Silva (POR), Saso Petek (SLO)
TEAM LEADERS
Germany Spain
Romy Bär (21)PtsAmaya Valdemoro (18)
Romy Bär (8)RebCindy Lima (11), Laura Nicholls (11)
Romy Bär (3), Charmaine Callahan (3)ASLaia Palau (3), Anna Cruz (3)
Dorothea Richter (4)STLaia Palau (3)
Romy Bär (1), Katharina Fikiel (1)BS

GAME REPORT

07.07.2012
Spain Punch Ticket For France

13. Amaya Valdemoro (Spain)
Amaya Valdemoro scored 18 points to help Spain book their ticket EuroBasket 2013.

Recently installed head coach Lucas Mondelo can breathe a sigh of relief after Spain clinched a 61-55 success against Germany in Nördlingen to become the first team to qualify for EuroBasket Women 2013.

The group favourites headed into the game under the microscope and feeling the heat since they knew defeat could leave their hopes hanging in the balance due to having lost twice in Group D against Sweden.

But, just when it mattered most and only three days after their midweek reversal at home to the Swedes, the contrast in emotion was palpable as a wealth of veteran experience helped to get their team over the finishing line.

Perhaps encapsulating their qualification campaign as a whole, it wasn't all plain sailing with the hosts managing to produce a late scare, making serious inroads into a 17 point deficit by holding the visitors to a meagre seven points during the final quarter.

No doubt fired up after Wednesday's disappointment, Spain was always on the front foot right from the tip-off with a blistering 23-10 first quarter giving them they cushion the subsequently needed.

Crucially, they also dominated on the boards too with Cindy Lima and Laura Nicholls each pulling down 11 rebounds while Amaya Valdemoro top scored for Spain with 18 points.

Germany's slim hopes of achieving successive qualifications for the Final Round of EuroBasket Women are now over.

COACH QUOTES

07.07.2012
Quotes Germany vs. Spain
Germany coach Andreas Wagner:

"My team played well today and had a serious chance to win this game. Spain has a tremendous team with so many talented players. If you stop one player, another takes over."

Germany player Dorothea Richter:
"We played well defensively but unfortunately were not lucky with our shots. In the end, it was close but Spain was too clever and too strong. Now our hopes to make it to the EuroBasket are very small which is sad for us."

Spain coach Lucas Mondelo:
"I am very happy about the win. The first three quarters of my team were very good but the last was bad. We let Germany back into the game but luckily could win it in the end."

Spain player Amaya Valdemoro:
"It was a tough game for us. Germany played well and was very strong in the end. We are very happy with the win. The pressure was high for us today but we remained strong."

Top performers

Germany Spain

Romy Bär

 

Laia Palau

21Pts6
8Reb3
3AS3
2ST3
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Germany Spain
20/57FG M/A21/61
14/40 (35.0%) FG2P M/A16/50 (32.0%)
6/17 (35.3%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
9/17 (52.9%) FT M/A14/21 (66.7%)
31 (11-20) Reb (O-D) 49 (20-29)
10AS12
18TO25
13ST10
2BS0
23PF19
55Pts61

PHOTO GALLERY

GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Bär, R. 367/1936.83/1323.14/666.73/475.0358332132-121
*5Breitreiner, A. 294/944.42/450.02/540.00/00.0000040040310
6Richter, D. 140/30.00/10.00/20.01/250.0325004002-81
7Mankertz, P. 191/250.01/250.00/00.02/2100.0011121012-104
*8Zierhut, S. 303/837.53/650.00/20.02/540.023512003558
9Haldin, R. DNP
10Wagner, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-50
*11Menz, T. 211/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.011214204142
13Greunke, S. 91/333.31/250.00/10.00/00.0000000020-72
*15Fikiel, K. 172/450.02/450.00/00.01/250.0145122122-65
21Callahan, C. 241/616.71/616.70/00.00/20.0123312044-52
24Greinacher, S. DNP
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL20/ 5735.114/ 4035.06/ 1735.39/1752.91120311018132231855
SPAIN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Nicholls , L. 321/616.71/616.70/00.02/2100.0651112002654
5Fernandez, M. DNP
6Ouvina, C. 92/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.002212203044
7Lima, C. 170/10.00/10.00/00.00/20.07411020031-110
8Pascua, L. DNP
*9Palau, L. 181/333.31/250.00/10.04/4100.012331303266
10Aguilar, E. 243/933.31/616.72/366.72/2100.0224030002010
11Xargay, M. 171/333.30/20.01/1100.00/20.0000021021-43
*12Montañana , A. 324/850.04/850.00/00.02/366.70332510431810
*13Valdemoro, A. 337/2429.26/1931.61/520.03/475.0178241015318
*15Cruz, A. 192/540.01/425.01/1100.01/250.003333201396
20Blé, V. DNP
TEAM/COACH31410
TOTAL21/ 6134.416/ 5032.05/ 1145.514/2166.72029491225100192361
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

Germany Spain

Romy Bär

 

Laia Palau

21Pts6
8Reb3
3AS3
2ST3
1BS0
36Min18

TEAM STATS

Germany Spain
20/57FG M/A21/61
14/40 (35.0%) FG2P M/A16/50 (32.0%)
6/17 (35.3%) FG3P M/A5/11 (45.5%)
9/17 (52.9%) FT M/A14/21 (66.7%)
31 (11-20) Reb (O-D) 49 (20-29)
10AS12
18TO25
13ST10
2BS0
23PF19
55Pts61
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