Latvia63-46

19-9, 18-13, 8-8, 18-16

Greece

 

Date: 20.06.2012, 19:00hGroup:  EVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 1500
Referees:  Aleksander Gorshkov (RUS), Sergiy Zashchuk (UKR), Carlos Santos (POR)
TEAM LEADERS
Latvia Greece
Zane Tamane (18)PtsZoi Dimitrakou (14)
Zane Tamane (12)RebPelagia Papamichail (5)
Ieva Krastina (8)ASDimitra Kalentzou (2)
Anete Horelika (2)ST4 players tied with 2
Zane Tamane (1)BSPelagia Papamichail (2)

GAME REPORT

20.06.2012
Tamane Turns On The Style For Latvia

Zane Tamane (Latvia)
Zane Tamane and her team-mates stay unbeaten three games into the Qualification Round.

Latvia claimed another impressive win on Wednesday to remain unbeaten three games into the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

The Baltic side followed up Group E victories against Italy and Luxembourg with a 63-46 triumph over Greece.

Zane Tamane had her best game of the summer for Latvia with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and rising star Ieva Krastina stayed red hot from long range.

She scored all 12 of her points from behind the arc, where she buried four of five attempts.

The 21-year-old guard entered the contest on a roll after hitting eight of her first 11 shots from behind the arc.

Krastina also dished out eight assists.

Latvia led from beginning to end.

They had a fast start, racing out to a 19-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and extending that to 37-22 by half-time.

Tamane wreaked havoc from the off, pouring in the game's first six points with lay-ups, two of them on fast breaks.

She ended up with nine points in the first quarter.

The Latvians then claimed a vice-like grip on the contest in the second quarter when Liene Jansone (13pts, 9rbs) caught a pass from Krastina and drilled a three-ball for a 27-11 lead.

Zoe Dimitrakou answered with a three of her own for Greece, but the visitors had to play catch-up rest of the way.

Aigars Nerips' side led by double digits the rest of the way.

Dimitrakou had 14 points for Greece, who slumped to 1-1.

COACH QUOTES

20.06.2012
Quotes Latvia vs. Greece

Greece coach Alekos Daglas:
"Latvia took lead early in the game and played much better than us. We did very bad in the first half, both on defence and offence. In the second half we played good on defence. I was happy about our team effort in the second half. Latvia was dominant inside so it was difficult to come back. We are now thinking about the next game against Italy in our gym. At home we play much better than we did tonight."

Greece player Zoi Dimitrakou:
"We started bad and didn`t play how we wanted on defence - hard, tough, aggressive. That hurt us. Afterwards, in the second half we played on defence as we wanted. Unfortunately it was difficult to overcome the deficit."

Latvia coach Aigars Nerips:
"The victory is in the books now, nobody can steal it. We are not sorting our opponents, meanwhile every victory for our young team is a good achievement. We use our best players and try to give chance for all players. If you play well your two minutes it`s important for the team."

Latvia player Zane Tamane:
"We expected a difficult game. Our preparation was intense and we started well. After a successful start into the game it was much easier psychologically."

Top performers

Latvia Greece

Zane Tamane

 

Aikaterina Sotiriou

18Pts10
12Reb2
6AS1
0ST2
1BS1

Accumulated statistics

Latvia Greece
24/54FG M/A19/53
15/34 (44.1%) FG2P M/A16/41 (39.0%)
9/20 (45.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
6/6 (100.0%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
39 (11-28) Reb (O-D) 24 (6-18)
21AS7
20TO13
5ST11
1BS4
19PF16
63Pts46

PHOTO GALLERY

LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Niedola, S. 111/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.000011003142
*7Tamane, Z. 318/1266.78/1266.70/00.02/2100.039126701352018
8Dreimane, S. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
*9Jansone, L. 335/1145.54/850.01/333.32/2100.02791110111413
*10Horelika, A. 261/616.71/333.30/30.00/00.0033002010212
11Putnina, A. 132/728.61/616.71/1100.00/00.003300001105
*13Karklina, K. 322/922.20/40.02/540.02/2100.0112431036118
14Reke, A. DNP
*21Krastina, I. 344/580.00/00.04/580.00/00.01238310412112
22Steinberga, A. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000001000100
23Vitola, K. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000000
32Eibele, A. 171/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0022120030-63
TEAM/COACH41520
TOTAL24/ 5444.415/ 3444.19/ 2045.06/6100.0112839212051191663
GREECE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Kalentzou, D. 282/540.02/450.00/10.00/00.0101231012-114
5Spatharou, A. DNP
*6Dimitrakou, Z. 366/1637.55/1435.71/250.01/333.3224111036-1514
*7Chatzinikolaou, O. 372/825.02/728.60/10.01/250.0033102043-175
8Kotsopoulou, M. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000001000000
9Stavridou, N. DNP
*10Papamichail, P. 324/850.04/850.00/00.03/560.0145051246-611
11Lymoura, I. 120/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011112000-60
12Sotiriou, A. 244/1040.02/450.02/633.30/00.0022112120-510
*13Kosma, A. 220/30.00/10.00/20.00/00.0022112021-170
14Skiadopoulou, F. 61/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0101000101-82
15Pateraki, G. DNP
TEAM/COACH14500
TOTAL19/ 5335.816/ 4139.03/ 1225.05/1050.061824713114161946
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

Latvia Greece

Zane Tamane

 

Aikaterina Sotiriou

18Pts10
12Reb2
6AS1
0ST2
1BS1
31Min24

TEAM STATS

Latvia Greece
24/54FG M/A19/53
15/34 (44.1%) FG2P M/A16/41 (39.0%)
9/20 (45.0%) FG3P M/A3/12 (25.0%)
6/6 (100.0%) FT M/A5/10 (50.0%)
39 (11-28) Reb (O-D) 24 (6-18)
21AS7
20TO13
5ST11
1BS4
19PF16
63Pts46
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