Italy68-61

16-19, 24-19, 16-9, 12-14

Greece

 

Date: 11.07.2012, 20:30hGroup:  EVenue:   Latina (ITA) Spectators: 1200
Referees:  Milija Vojinovic (SRB), Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Zoltan Palla (HUN)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Greece
Giorgia Sottana (18)PtsZoi Dimitrakou (23)
Sabrina Cinili (9)RebZoi Dimitrakou (9)
Giorgia Sottana (6)ASIouliti Lymoura (4)
Giorgia Sottana (2)STIouliti Lymoura (2)
Sabrina Cinili (1), Lavinia Santucci (1)BSIouliti Lymoura (1)

GAME REPORT

11.07.2012
Italy Go Top With Win Over Greeks
6. Sabrina Cinili (Italy)
Sabrina Cinili and Italy return to the EuroBasket Women Final Round in 2013 after missing out on the last edition in 2011 in Poland

Italy clinched first place in Group E of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with a 68-61 victory over Greece.

The Azzurre not only won for the sixth time in seven games to win the group, but also knocked the Greeks out of contention for a top-two finish.

That means Greece will not play in next year's EuroBasket Women.

Greece went into the contest with a 4-2 record and led by as many as eight points in the first half.

The Italians scored the last five points of the first half with Sabrina Cinili making two free-throws and Benedetta Bagnara burying a three-ball for a 40-38 lead.

Giorgia Sottana then reeled off the first seven points of the second half and the Italians reeled off 10 in a row for a 50-38 lead.

Greece fought back and twice trimmed the deficit to three points in the last 5:35 but got no closer.

The victory for Italy avenges the costly defeat to the Greeks in the teams' final game of the EuroBasket Women 2009.

In that battle for fifth place, Greece hit back from a double-digit deficit to win and that allowed them to compete at the 2010 World Championship in the Czech Republic.

COACH QUOTES

12.07.2012
Quotes Italy vs. Greece
Greece head coach Alekos Daglas
"Congratulations to Italy for the European Championship qualification. Even today, they proved to be a wonderful team. It was a tough match and we fought but it was not enough. Both teams tried to win, in the second half we made some mistakes in defense and Italy scored easy baskets. They deserved to win, they deserved to qualify."


Italy point guard Giorgia Sottana
"The qualification is of the whole group. This is a team that has always believed, we never gave up even if we are very young and unexperienced. We were very tired but we fought until the end of the game. There was no way for them to regain the advantage that we took at the beginning of the third quarter. We are very very happy."

Italy head coach Roberto Ricchini
"We changed the team of 2011 completely, calling a lot of young players. We didn't know where we could arrive but this team showed in every game heart, soul and pride. It's the victory of all the team, we want do dedicate this result to Alessandra Formica, who was injured in the game we played in Greece. We wait for her at the EuroBasket Women in France."

Top performers

Italy Greece

Giorgia Sottana

 

Zoi Dimitrakou

18Pts23
1Reb9
6AS0
2ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Italy Greece
25/56FG M/A21/47
20/44 (45.5%) FG2P M/A18/38 (47.4%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A3/9 (33.3%)
13/19 (68.4%) FT M/A16/20 (80.0%)
30 (5-25) Reb (O-D) 28 (2-26)
11AS6
9TO16
7ST4
2BS1
22PF20
68Pts61

PHOTO GALLERY

ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Fassina, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000020-30
*6Cinili, S. 313/933.32/728.61/250.05/683.3189110125512
*7Sottana, G. 296/1346.24/944.42/450.04/666.70116220361618
8Gatti, G. 150/50.00/40.00/10.00/00.0011100011-60
*9Zanoni, I. 303/742.93/742.90/00.01/333.3123111023-47
*10Santucci, L. 71/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022011121-82
11Masciadri, R. 336/1250.06/966.70/30.02/2100.01671110131514
14Wabara, N. 123/560.03/560.00/00.00/00.013401104006
*31Crippa, M. 161/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.010101004092
33Bagnara, B. 222/366.70/10.02/2100.01/250.0000111011117
34Gorini, G. DNP
35Spreafico, L. DNP
TEAM/COACH02200
TOTAL25/ 5644.620/ 4445.55/ 1241.713/1968.45253011972222068
GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Kalentzou, D. 212/633.32/540.00/10.02/2100.0033120003-116
5Spatharou, A. 101/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.001101001073
*6Dimitrakou, Z. 367/1070.06/875.01/250.08/988.9099041027123
*7Chatzinikolaou, O. 261/425.01/425.00/00.00/00.0000011042-162
8Kotsopoulou, M. DNP
9Stavridou, N. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000001000010
*10Papamichail, P. 324/1136.44/1136.40/00.03/3100.0055100033-911
11Lymoura, I. 253/560.02/366.71/250.01/250.0044422132-28
12Sotiriou, A. 222/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0022030050-64
*13Kosma, A. 150/20.00/10.00/10.02/450.001100002382
14Skiadopoulou, F. 41/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.010101000012
15Spanou, A. 70/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000001-90
TEAM/COACH11210
TOTAL21/ 4744.718/ 3847.43/ 933.316/2080.02262861641202161
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

Italy Greece

Giorgia Sottana

 

Zoi Dimitrakou

18Pts23
1Reb9
6AS0
2ST1
0BS0
29Min36

TEAM STATS

Italy Greece
25/56FG M/A21/47
20/44 (45.5%) FG2P M/A18/38 (47.4%)
5/12 (41.7%) FG3P M/A3/9 (33.3%)
13/19 (68.4%) FT M/A16/20 (80.0%)
30 (5-25) Reb (O-D) 28 (2-26)
11AS6
9TO16
7ST4
2BS1
22PF20
68Pts61
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