EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS
|Taru Tuukkanen had a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds for Finland. |
Finland stamped their authority on the game from the start and blew out Luxembourg 114-54 on Wednesday.
In the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round Group E opener for both sides, Finnish power forward/center Taru Tuukkanen had 27 points and 12 rebounds.
The Finns, who out-rebounded Luxembourg 48-28, had it all their own way.
They buried 15 of 28 shots from long range with nine players getting in on the act.
Tiina Sten hit all three of her attempts from the arc.
On top 19-14 nearly eight minutes into the contest, Finland coach Anton Mirolybov watched his side score 11 unanswered points to take command.
Evita Iiskola and Tuukkanen had baskets at the beginning of that run.
Sten finished with 20 points for the Finns.
Nadia Mossong and Jill Bausch scored 10 points apiece for Luxembourg.