Greece53-64

14-12, 12-15, 15-17, 12-20

Italy

 

Date: 23.06.2012, 19:00hGroup:  EVenue:   Maroussi (GRE) Spectators: 650
Referees:  Seffi Shemmesh (ISR), Igor Dragojevic (MNE), Uros Obrknezevic (SRB)
TEAM LEADERS
Greece Italy
Pelagia Papamichail (15)PtsGiorgia Sottana (16)
Zoi Dimitrakou (7), Pelagia Papamichail (7)RebRaffaella Masciadri (9)
Pelagia Papamichail (3)ASGiorgia Sottana (3)
Olga Chatzinikolaou (3)STGiorgia Sottana (3)
BSGiorgia Sottana (1)

GAME REPORT

23.06.2012
Italy Clinch Valuable Road Win At Greece

Giorgia Sottana (Italy)
Guard Giorgia Sottana turned in another splendid perfomance to help Italy clinch a valuable away victory in Greece

Italy won for the second time in a row in Group B of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with a 64-53 victory at Greece on Saturday.

The Azzurre, who endured an opening day setback at Latvia, seem to have hit their stride.

They bounced back with a midweek triumph over Luxembourg and then turned in an impressive display on the road against the Greeks to improve to 2-1.

Point guard Giulia Gatti made a driving go-ahead lay-up with 7:43 to play in Maroussi for the Italians and Raffaella Masciadri then sank two free-throws to make it 48-45.

Twice the Greeks pulled to within one, after baskets by Dimitra Kalentzou and Olga Chatzinikolaou, but Italy held firm.

Guard Giorgia Sottana sank two free-throws and Lavinia Santucci followed with a three-point play for a 55-49 Italy lead.

Pelagia Papamichail gave Greece hope with a hook shot but Sottana next hit a three-pointer for Italy to push the advantage to 58-51.

Greece got no closer than five points the rest of the way.

Sottana's 16 points led the way for Italy, while Papamichail had 15 for Greece as they fell to 1-2.

 

COACH QUOTES

23.06.2012
Quotes Greece vs. Italy

Italy Head Coach Roberto Ricchini
"This was a good game for us. It was hard but we retained our focus on the encounter. During half-time I asked my players to have better contact and to be more effective in defense. The key was the defense we played in the second half and especially during the last quarter."

Greece Head Coach Alekos Daglas
"This was a negative result for us. We lost at home to a team that has the same goals with us. We played bad offensively. Italy is a tough team, but the way we played gave them the opportunity to attack and to get the positive result in the end. We keep going, we don't stop at a bad result. Everything is still open in our group."

Italy player Ilaria Zanoni
"It was a very crucial game for us. Greece has a very good team and the outcome of the encounter was very important for both teams. We played aggressively in the biggest part of the game and especially in the second half we played better. After Finland defeated Latvia, it's obvious that in this group any team can beat anyone. It will be a tough fight till the end for all of us."

Greece player Pelagia Papamihail
"It's a bad result for our team. For three quarters we were in the game, but at the end we weren't focused. We gave them the opportunity to reach easy baskets. We had to be more concentrated. Nothing is over yet, we'll keep fighting. We know that we are with our backs against the wall, but we are not disappointed. We know that we have to fight in the next games."

Top performers

Greece Italy

Pelagia Papamichail

 

Giorgia Sottana

15Pts16
7Reb5
3AS3
0ST3
0BS1

Accumulated statistics

Greece Italy
21/54FG M/A21/52
20/45 (44.4%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
1/9 (11.1%) FG3P M/A5/12 (41.7%)
10/14 (71.4%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 36 (6-30)
10AS8
13TO13
7ST7
0BS1
19PF19
53Pts64

PHOTO GALLERY

GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Kalentzou, D. 304/850.04/666.70/20.01/250.0011131023-149
5Spatharou, A. DNP
*6Dimitrakou, Z. 324/944.44/850.00/10.04/4100.0077011035-612
*7Chatzinikolaou, O. 332/1020.02/1020.00/00.00/00.0156223030-134
8Kotsopoulou, M. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000010
9Stavridou, N. 111/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.001110000153
*10Papamichail, P. 366/1060.06/1060.00/00.03/475.0257320024-1715
11Lymoura, I. 101/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.000010102032
12Sotiriou, A. 202/825.02/540.00/30.00/00.0044111010-84
*13Kosma, A. 180/20.00/20.00/00.01/250.0123100045-21
14Skiadopoulou, F. DNP
15Spanou, A. 111/250.01/1100.00/10.01/250.0112030021-43
TEAM/COACH00010
TOTAL21/ 5438.920/ 4544.41/ 911.110/1471.452631101370191953
ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Fassina, M. 80/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000020-40
6Cinili, S. 120/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0123020020-50
*7Sottana, G. 354/1136.42/633.32/540.06/6100.01453231071616
8Gatti, G. 122/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0022120000-54
*9Zanoni, I. 236/966.76/875.00/10.02/450.01340100441614
*10Santucci, L. 242/633.32/633.30/00.01/1100.011210102295
11Masciadri, R. 333/837.51/425.02/450.06/875.01892110341814
12Formica, A. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000001000000
*14Wabara, N. 151/616.71/616.70/00.02/2100.003300103124
*31Crippa, M. 120/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0022020001-40
33Bagnara, B. 192/366.71/1100.01/250.00/00.012310103085
34Gorini, G. 71/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.001101000042
TEAM/COACH01110
TOTAL21/ 5240.416/ 4040.05/ 1241.717/2181.06303681371191964
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

Greece Italy

Pelagia Papamichail

 

Giorgia Sottana

15Pts16
7Reb5
3AS3
0ST3
0BS1
36Min35

TEAM STATS

Greece Italy
21/54FG M/A21/52
20/45 (44.4%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
1/9 (11.1%) FG3P M/A5/12 (41.7%)
10/14 (71.4%) FT M/A17/21 (81.0%)
31 (5-26) Reb (O-D) 36 (6-30)
10AS8
13TO13
7ST7
0BS1
19PF19
53Pts64
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