Ukraine92-38

22-10, 24-6, 26-12, 20-10

Portugal

 

Date: 13.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Yuzhne (UKR) Spectators: 600
Referees:  Tomasz Trawicki (POL), Sergey Mikhaylov (RUS), Nebojsa Kovacevic (GER)
TEAM LEADERS
Ukraine Portugal
Oleksandra Kurasova (15)PtsCarla Freitas (8), Sofia Da Silva (8)
Anna Pokoiova (8)RebDébora Escórcio (6)
Alina Iagupova (6)ASMichelle Brandao (4)
Alina Iagupova (3)STTamara Milovac (1), Carla Freitas (1)
Oleksandra Kurasova (2)BS3 players tied with 1

GAME REPORT

13.06.2012
Portugal Run Over By Ukraine Train

Alina Iagupova (Ukraine)
Alina Iagupova contributed eight points, six rebounds and six assists in Ukraine's win over Portugal.

It's been 17 long years since Ukraine won the European title.

They looked like an all-conquering team against Portugal on Wednesday in their EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round game, rolling to a 92-38 victory in Group A.

Vadim Czeczuro's side reeled off the contest's first 10 points and never looked back.

Oleksandra Kurasova and Alina Iagupova each had four points in that run to open the game.

Ukraine were on top 22-10 at the end of the first quarter and had a 46-16 stranglehold on proceedings by half-time.

The second 20 minutes were a mere formality as Ukraine cruised to victory.

Kurasova had 15 points and both Iryna Tsekova and Viktoria Mircheva weighed in with 13 apiece.

Ukraine beat the Portuguese in every facet of the contest, including out-rebounding the visitors 50-23.

The hosts shot 10 of 22 from long range with Tsekova drilling all three of her attempts.

The games will be harder for Ukraine in the days ahead.

Their next encounter is at Israel on Saturday while Portugal will be at home against Belarus.

COACH QUOTES

13.06.2012
Quotes Ukraine vs. Portugal

Ukraine head coach Vadim Czeczuro
"The main thing is that we played focused, played well in defense in the first game. I always tell my basketball players to play aggressively on defense. We played very well in this match."

Ukraine forward Olena Zherzherunova
"The game was very easy for us. We expected to be nervous, trembling and anxiety in the first game. But we played very well."

Portugal forward Ana Oliveira
"We were nervous at the beginning of the match. I think in the second half we played better. This is the first game, it will be a lesson for us and the next game will be better."

Portugal head coach Ricardo Vasconcelos
"The game was really difficult for us. We started really bad. Ukraine played tough defense. We were unable to cope with their defense."

Top performers

Ukraine Portugal

Oleksandra Kurasova

 

Débora Escórcio

15Pts5
5Reb6
2AS0
2ST0
2BS1

Accumulated statistics

Ukraine Portugal
29/57FG M/A13/54
19/35 (54.3%) FG2P M/A9/44 (20.5%)
10/22 (45.5%) FG3P M/A4/10 (40.0%)
24/32 (75.0%) FT M/A8/10 (80.0%)
50 (16-34) Reb (O-D) 23 (5-18)
22AS10
12TO16
11ST2
2BS3
16PF23
92Pts38

PHOTO GALLERY

UKRAINE
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Panchenko, T. 161/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0000200010163
5Spitkovska, I. 111/616.70/30.01/333.33/475.0000202032176
6Tsekova, I. 174/580.01/250.03/3100.02/2100.0101200012713
*7Kochubei, I. 163/3100.03/3100.00/00.01/250.0112202012327
*9Kurasova, O. 185/771.45/683.30/10.05/771.42352022243815
*11Iagupova, A. 282/450.02/2100.00/20.04/666.7156603015478
12Alyoshkina, L. 101/425.01/425.00/00.01/250.0145010021183
13Pokoiova, A. 152/633.30/00.02/633.30/00.026821002156
*14Mircheva, V. 234/666.73/475.01/250.04/4100.02461410134013
*15Zherzherunova, O. 182/633.32/633.30/00.03/3100.0022211022357
22Pilyashenko-Novohatna, K. 91/333.31/333.30/00.01/250.0235020001-23
24Zarytska, G. 193/560.01/250.02/366.70/00.0347110000178
TEAM/COACH12320
TOTAL29/ 5750.919/ 3554.310/ 2245.524/3275.01634502212112162392
PORTUGAL
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Da Silva, S. 263/742.93/742.90/00.02/2100.0134040141-348
5Lima, L. 121/520.00/30.01/250.00/00.0011010012-223
6Brandao, M. 160/40.00/40.00/00.00/00.0011410012-40
*7Oliveira, A. 141/520.01/520.00/00.02/450.0011000022-194
*8Milovac, T. 172/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0112001110-104
9Filipe, S. 180/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0112010010-340
10Correia, M. 80/30.00/30.00/00.04/4100.0011100002-24
11Domingues, D. 70/30.00/20.00/10.00/00.0000030020-200
12Freitas, C. 173/650.01/1100.02/540.00/00.0000211041-128
*13Nascimento, C. 240/50.00/40.00/10.00/00.0112120010-500
14Escórcio, D. 192/450.01/333.31/1100.00/00.0156010122-305
*15Lopes, J. 221/520.01/520.00/00.00/00.0000210044-332
TEAM/COACH03310
TOTAL13/ 5424.19/ 4420.54/ 1040.08/1080.051823101623231638
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

Ukraine Portugal

Oleksandra Kurasova

 

Débora Escórcio

15Pts5
5Reb6
2AS0
2ST0
2BS1
18Min19

TEAM STATS

Ukraine Portugal
29/57FG M/A13/54
19/35 (54.3%) FG2P M/A9/44 (20.5%)
10/22 (45.5%) FG3P M/A4/10 (40.0%)
24/32 (75.0%) FT M/A8/10 (80.0%)
50 (16-34) Reb (O-D) 23 (5-18)
22AS10
12TO16
11ST2
2BS3
16PF23
92Pts38
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