Romania66-59

20-20, 13-17, 16-10, 17-12

Sweden

 

Date: 13.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Targoviste (ROU) Spectators: 900
Referees:  Milan Mazic (SRB), Petar Denkovski (MKD), Regis Bardera (FRA)
TEAM LEADERS
Romania Sweden
Gabriela Marginean (26)PtsFrida Eldebrink (22)
Gabriela Marginean (6), Ancuta Stoenescu (6)RebLouice Halvarsson (11)
Ancuta Stoenescu (5)ASFrida Eldebrink (3)
Ancuta Stoenescu (3)STFrida Eldebrink (2)
Anita Meszaros (2)BS

GAME REPORT

13.06.2012
Marginean Fires Romania Past Sweden

44. Gabriela Marginean (Romania)
Gabriela Marginean was the driving force in Romania's victory over Sweden, scoring 26 points.

Gabriela Marginean made sure Romania had a dream start to their EuroBasket Women Qualification Round campaign by pouring in a game-high 26 points in a 66-59 victory over Sweden.

The 25-year-old forward played nearly 37 minutes of the Group D encounter and was indispensable, making seven of 14 shots from the floor and 10 of 12 at the free-throw line.

Sweden edged into a 37-33 advantage by half-time with Frida Eldebrink pouring in 14 of her team-high 22 points but Marginean gave Romania a perfect start to the third quarter.

She nailed a three-ball that ignited a 9-0 run and gave the hosts a 42-37 lead.

Marginean had seven of the points in that spurt.

The Swedes are supposed to be a growing force in Europe and they continued to battle.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Danielle Hamilton split a pair of free-throws and Agnes Nordström followed with a three-pointer for a 51-49 Sweden lead.

The visitors had no answer for Marginean, though.

She scored five of her team's next seven points as they went on top, 56-51 with 4:20 to go.

The closest Sweden would get the rest of the way came with 1:12 to play after Eldebrink was fouled by Annemarie Parau.

The Swede sank just one of two attempts to close the gap to 59-56.

Parau, a 1.70m guard, went to the other end and connected from behind the arc for a six-point advantage with 46 seconds to play.

Victory was assured when Marginean immediately intercepted a pass by Eldebrink, drew a foul and sank two free-throws.

COACH QUOTES

13.06.2012
Quotes Romania vs. Sweden

Sweden Guard Elin Eldebrink
"It was a very tough game, as tough as any qualification game. I'm very dissapointed, especially for myself. Anyway, there a lot of games therefore and we have to move on, we have to forget the game against Romania."


Sweden Head Coach Lars Johansson
"Romania did a really good job today. We had a good defensive game but we couldn't find our offensive rhythm, and this was the key of he game. Now we have to concentrate for the home game against Spain."


Romania Forward Gabriela Marginean
"The first game is always very tough. Today we had a sixth player helping us: our fans. The public was great and helped us a lot. We played pretty well, but we could have played better and we hope we'll prove this in our future games."


Romania Head Coach Dan Fleseriu
"We've expected to have a tough game against Sweden and the emotions of the beginning were obvious in the first two quarters. In the second half we improved our defensive game, and payed more attention in the offensive. I want to congratulate my team for this victory."

Top performers

Romania Sweden

Gabriela Marginean

 

Frida Eldebrink

26Pts22
6Reb3
1AS3
2ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Romania Sweden
22/58FG M/A21/57
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A18/46 (39.1%)
4/20 (20.0%) FG3P M/A3/11 (27.3%)
18/26 (69.2%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
38 (9-29) Reb (O-D) 43 (12-31)
11AS7
9TO18
10ST5
4BS0
24PF23
66Pts59

PHOTO GALLERY

ROMANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
6Uiuiu, A. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011010010-80
*7Parau, A. 324/757.13/560.01/250.05/683.3044212035314
8Meszaros, A. 224/580.04/580.00/00.01/425.0202000203-29
10Orosz, A. 20/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.000000000010
11Ursu, S. DNP
12Sipos, A. 131/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.013400011152
*20Pavel, E. 180/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.004411014090
23Tarta, R. 103/475.02/2100.01/250.00/00.000010202127
*24Stoenescu, A. 371/156.71/616.70/90.02/450.033653303484
*33Cutas, C. 232/633.32/366.70/30.00/00.002213105084
35Bigica, C. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000001010
*44Marginean, G. 377/1450.05/1050.02/450.010/1283.3246102049826
TEAM/COACH18900
TOTAL22/ 5837.918/ 3847.44/ 2020.018/2669.292938119104242366
SWEDEN
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Aili, F. 160/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.001100103000
5Aasa, M. DNP
*6Eldebrink, F. 317/1741.27/1353.80/40.08/988.9123332047-122
7Nordström, A. 161/520.00/40.01/1100.00/00.015601004003
*8Andersson, K. 222/540.02/540.00/00.01/250.0011000014-25
*9Eldebrink, E. 333/1030.02/728.61/333.30/10.0257261033-107
10Hamilton, D. 80/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.022401000221
11Staalvant, M. 130/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011110010-40
12Barthold, A. 173/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.0044010010-76
13Yderström, S. 101/333.30/00.01/333.32/2100.0011110031-65
*14Halvarsson, L. 344/1136.44/1136.40/00.02/2100.03811041037-710
TEAM/COACH31400
TOTAL21/ 5736.818/ 4639.13/ 1127.314/1877.812314371850232459
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

Romania Sweden

Gabriela Marginean

 

Frida Eldebrink

26Pts22
6Reb3
1AS3
2ST2
0BS0
37Min31

TEAM STATS

Romania Sweden
22/58FG M/A21/57
18/38 (47.4%) FG2P M/A18/46 (39.1%)
4/20 (20.0%) FG3P M/A3/11 (27.3%)
18/26 (69.2%) FT M/A14/18 (77.8%)
38 (9-29) Reb (O-D) 43 (12-31)
11AS7
9TO18
10ST5
4BS0
24PF23
66Pts59
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