Luxembourg66-88

19-20, 12-22, 18-22, 17-24

Italy

 

Date: 07.07.2012, 19:30hGroup:  EVenue:   Contern (LUX) Spectators: 200
Referees:  Moritz Reiter (GER), Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Fabrizio Pizio (SUI)
TEAM LEADERS
Luxembourg Italy
Lisy Hetting (15)PtsLaura Spreafico (19)
Jill Bausch (5)Reb3 players tied with 5
Cathy Schmit (6)ASGiorgia Sottana (6)
Lisy Hetting (2), Cathy Schmit (2)ST4 players tied with 2
BSValentina Fabbri (1)

GAME REPORT

07.07.2012
Spreafico Lights It Up In Luxembourg

7. Giorgia Sottana (Italy)
Giorgia Sottana poured in 17 points for Italy, as the team advanced to a 5-1 record in Group E.

Laura Spreafico shot the lights out for Italy as they notched up a fabulous fifth straight win with a convincing 88-66 success in Luxembourg to move within touching distance of a place in France.

The 21-year-old was on fire from downtown and drained five triples from just six attempts, finishing with a team-high 19 points, to help put her team into a position of being just forty minutes away from a potential spot at Final Round next summer.

Having failed to find a win so far, the hosts have struggled to bridge the step up in class and were never likely to pose a great threat to the Italians.

Nevertheless, coach Roberto Ricchini and his new look team still had to take care of business and even more so when Luxembourg competed superbly during the opening quarter which Italy could only edge 20-19.

The extra depth of Italy came to the fore during the second quarter when they built up a significant enough lead to keep Luxembourg at arm's length - albeit with the home team producing one of their better performances.

Giorgia Sottana weighed in with 17 points and six assists for Italy while Lisy Hetting recorded 15 points for the losing team

COACH QUOTES

07.07.2012
Quotes Luxembourg vs. Italy

Luxembourg coach Hermann Paar:
"Just a few litle things at certain moments were missing to realize something big in this game. To see all the hard work during the last three weeks and to see how we played today makes us happy. It's a young team but we must keep on working and one day we will realize our dream - a victory over a better ranked opponent."

Luxembourg player Tessy Hetting:
"I'm proud and happy to play in this team. We played an excellent game despite our tiredness at the end of the game. We are not used to play at this level and I think that this fourth game in the last 12 days hurt us but we gave all and resisted a long time. It's unbelievable, we are learning a lot out of these games."

Italy coach Roberto Ricchini:
"I'm happy with the result but not with our playing style. Some players had a lack of concentration at the beginning of the game. The mentality was not strong enough. I just can congratulate Luxembourg who showed desire and determination. We must beat Greece on Wednesday to qualify for the final round 2013 in France."

 

 

Top performers

Luxembourg Italy

Jill Bausch

 

Giorgia Sottana

12Pts17
5Reb2
1AS6
1ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Luxembourg Italy
26/56FG M/A32/61
20/36 (55.6%) FG2P M/A23/42 (54.8%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A9/19 (47.4%)
8/14 (57.1%) FT M/A15/19 (78.9%)
30 (9-21) Reb (O-D) 31 (7-24)
15AS18
23TO15
7ST12
0BS1
22PF18
66Pts88

PHOTO GALLERY

LUXEMBOURG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Hetting, L. 186/1250.05/771.41/520.02/2100.0044252031-1015
*6Mossong, N. 305/1338.52/633.33/742.90/20.0134331033-1213
*7Hetting, T. 294/4100.04/4100.00/00.01/250.0123111031-89
*8Schmit, C. 313/650.03/650.00/00.03/650.0314652018-129
10Diederich, L. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011020030-120
11De Jonge, L. 90/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0000010002-72
*12Schmitz, L. 150/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.001101001020
13Bausch, J. 215/1050.03/475.02/633.30/00.0325101000-2312
24Hetto, L. 100/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022030021-60
31Marcus, N. 80/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000110021-90
34Meynadier, M. 122/540.02/540.00/00.00/00.0000110020-84
35Kauffmann, L. 91/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0000000021-52
TEAM/COACH15600
TOTAL26/ 5646.420/ 3655.66/ 2030.08/1457.192130152370221866
ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4D'Alie, M. 181/520.01/333.30/20.00/00.003303103272
5Fassina, M. 161/250.01/250.00/00.04/4100.0000002012166
*6Cinili, S. 230/20.00/20.00/00.02/2100.0235302001122
*7Sottana, G. 266/1154.54/580.02/633.33/475.00226020252217
*9Zanoni, I. 195/862.55/771.40/10.03/3100.0000022012513
*10Santucci, L. 142/2100.02/2100.00/00.02/2100.0000010001-66
11Masciadri, R. 235/771.43/475.02/366.71/250.00553100332113
15Fabbri, V. 52/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.002210010014
*31Crippa, M. 131/520.01/425.00/10.00/20.0101121041122
33Bagnara, B. 80/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0101001001-40
34Gorini, G. 142/366.72/366.70/00.00/00.005512001374
35Spreafico, L. 217/1070.02/450.05/683.30/00.00113410311719
TEAM/COACH33600
TOTAL32/ 6152.523/ 4254.89/ 1947.415/1978.9724311815121182288
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

Luxembourg Italy

Jill Bausch

 

Giorgia Sottana

12Pts17
5Reb2
1AS6
1ST2
0BS0
21Min26

TEAM STATS

Luxembourg Italy
26/56FG M/A32/61
20/36 (55.6%) FG2P M/A23/42 (54.8%)
6/20 (30.0%) FG3P M/A9/19 (47.4%)
8/14 (57.1%) FT M/A15/19 (78.9%)
30 (9-21) Reb (O-D) 31 (7-24)
15AS18
23TO15
7ST12
0BS1
22PF18
66Pts88
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