Poles Win Against Swiss

14.07.2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

Martyna Koc (Poland)
Martyna Koc and Poland did their part to keep their chances alive with a win over Switzerland

Poland kept their faint hopes of reaching next year's EuroBasket Women alive with a 64-51 triumph over Switzerland.

Agnieszka Majewska and Martyna Koc each scored 11 points for the Poles, who won for the sixth time in eight Group B games.

If Serbia beat Estonia on Saturday, though, that will leave three teams with the same record: Serbia, Montenegro and Poland.

Montenegro have the best goal average among the sides and Serbia the second-best, giving them and not Poland to two spots for next year's Final Round from Group B.

Against Switzerland, Poland gave themselves a perfect launch pad for victory by scoring the game's first seven points.

The Swiss pulled to within 18-16 early in the second quarter and then 20-19, but a Magdalena Losi three-ball put Poland on their way.

She followed with a lay-up for a 25-19 advantage and Poland kept their noses in front the rest of the way.

Karen Twehues finished with 20 points for Switzerland.

Marielle Giroud, a 24-year-old forward, also had a strong outing for the Swiss with 16 points and 15 rebounds.

She ended the Qualification Round averaging 12.9 points and 8.9 boards.

Switzerland won two of their eight games.


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