Bulgaria67-60

12-18, 23-19, 14-9, 18-14

Germany

 

Date: 11.07.2012, 18:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Pravetz (BUL) Spectators: 200
Referees:  Enrico Sabetta (ITA), Chrisostomos Schinas (GRE), Josip Radojkovic (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Germany
Radoslava Bachvarova (19)PtsRomy Bär (22)
Vera Perostiyska (10)RebKatharina Fikiel (12), Romy Bär (11)
Zornitza Kostova (4)AS3 players tied with 4
5 players tied with 1ST4 players tied with 2
Vera Perostiyska (3)BSKatharina Fikiel (2)

GAME REPORT

11.07.2012
Bulgaria Claim First Victory
Radoslava Bachvarova (Bulgaria)
Radoslava Bachvarova led Bulgaria with 19 points on 3 of 3 from outside the arc

Bulgaria snapped their six-game losing streak in the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with a 67-60 triumph over Germany on Wednesday in Pravetz.

In a Group D battle pitting national teams with no chance of reaching next year's Final Round in France, Jose Maria Buceta's players got their noses in front to stay with 13 minutes remaining.

Jaklin Zlatanova hit a pair of free-throws and then made a lay-up for a 49-46 advantage at the end of the third quarter.

Then in the early in the last frame, Vera Perostiyska hit a jump shot and then sank two free-throws for a 53-46 Bulgaria lead.

Germany got no closer than five points the remainder of the game.

Radoslava Bachvarova led the Bulgarian scoring parade with 19 points and Daniela Peteva finished with 13.

Perostiyska walked off the court with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Bulgaria were nine of 16 from behind the arc, and Bachvarova hit all three of her attempts.

Peteva also connected on three of five from long range.

The Bulgarians also did a good job of getting to the line where they sank 12 of 18 free-throws.

Germany made all of their free-throws but only attempted four.

Romy Bar scored 22 points, corralled 11 rebounds and handed out four assists in defeat.

The Germans, who played at the EuroBasket Women last year in Poland, dropped t o 3-4 in the Qualification Round.

COACH QUOTES

11.07.2012
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Germany

Bulgaria player Daniela Peteva
"We are pleased; this win is only for us. Unfortunately we couldn't qualify, but we will try next year. We won today and showed that we still have self-confidence and pride. Today we played well in defense and that was the key for the win."

Bulgaria head coach Jose Maria Buceta
"We have one more game, than we will make analyses. But the good thing is that our team today showed heart. It is hard to do this when you have lost all the games before. It is easier to give up and to start thinking of going home. But the players today showed that they have pride, they played for their country and won. We have the opportunity to win another game in the last game."

Germany head coach Andreas Wagner
"Bulgaria really deserved to win today - they wanted it more than we did. We allowed too many points - almost 70 - which is not good for our defense. We had good moments in the game, but we played bad in defense and we had some open shots but we couldn't make them. We had a bad percentage, it was hard for us - hot, we were guests."

Germany center Katharina Fikiel
"We tried our best, we didn't go to the basket too much, we wanted to win. But the Bulgarians had more rebounds, played better in defense, we made more fouls than them. It was very hot, it was special for us, but it is a game, sometimes it happens this way."

Top performers

Bulgaria Germany

Radoslava Bachvarova

 

Romy Bär

19Pts22
5Reb11
2AS4
1ST2
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Germany
23/55FG M/A25/72
14/39 (35.9%) FG2P M/A19/52 (36.5%)
9/16 (56.3%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A4/4 (100.0%)
39 (9-30) Reb (O-D) 43 (17-26)
15AS15
15TO13
5ST9
5BS3
9PF19
67Pts60

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Karchovska, M. 30/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0000100000-10
5Ivanova, H. DNP
6Kostova, Z. 141/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.000041100063
8Nikolova, S. 51/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.001130101023
*10Bachvarova, R. 348/1361.55/1050.03/3100.00/20.0055231141119
*11Zlatanova, J. 353/1030.03/837.50/20.02/2100.004415112278
*12Perostiyska, V. 303/837.53/837.50/00.06/875.02810120309712
*13Slavova-Naneva, R. 100/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0123000000-70
14Miteva, S. 110/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.031400000302
15Georgieva, D. 282/540.01/333.31/250.00/00.0145320020125
22Delcheva, A. DNP
*23Peteva, D. 295/1241.72/728.63/560.02/450.0134021004815
TEAM/COACH12300
TOTAL23/ 5541.814/ 3935.99/ 1656.312/1866.79303915155591967
GERMANY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Bär, R. 3210/1855.68/1650.02/2100.00/00.05611432042622
*5Breitreiner, A. 334/1428.62/825.02/633.30/00.0156022140-1210
7Mankertz, P. 191/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.0011400001-22
*8Zierhut, S. 261/911.11/616.70/30.02/2100.0123231032-34
9Haldin, R. 92/366.71/250.01/1100.00/00.0000000020-55
10Wagner, S. 121/333.30/10.01/250.02/2100.011210201165
*11Menz, T. 211/616.71/425.00/20.00/00.0000410000-52
13Greunke, S. 111/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.0000000030-112
*15Fikiel, K. 244/1040.04/1040.00/00.00/00.06612020203-78
21Callahan, C. 120/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011002020-20
TEAM/COACH34720
TOTAL25/ 7234.719/ 5236.56/ 2030.04/4100.017264315139319960
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

Bulgaria Germany

Radoslava Bachvarova

 

Romy Bär

19Pts22
5Reb11
2AS4
1ST2
1BS0
34Min32

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Germany
23/55FG M/A25/72
14/39 (35.9%) FG2P M/A19/52 (36.5%)
9/16 (56.3%) FG3P M/A6/20 (30.0%)
12/18 (66.7%) FT M/A4/4 (100.0%)
39 (9-30) Reb (O-D) 43 (17-26)
15AS15
15TO13
5ST9
5BS3
9PF19
67Pts60
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