Italy Rout Luxembourg



Raffaella Masciadri (Italy)
Italy's Raffaella Masciadri made six of 11 field goals, finishing with 14 points.

Italy recorded their first win of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with an 86-37 victory over visiting Luxembourg.

The Azzurre led from start to finish and had their biggest lead late in the fourth quarter at 84-29.

Ilaria Zanoni hit a couple of shots from long range and finished with 16 points while veteran Raffaella Masciadri drilled a two three-balls as well en route to 14 points.

Italy scored the game's first six points and then led 15-4 run after a three-pointer and jump shot by Masciadri.

By the end of the first quarter, the Italians were on top 22-8 and they had a 48-23 lead by half-time.

The Italians had lost their first game of the summer to Latvia so they are now 1-1 in Group E while Luxembourg have fallen to 0-3 after defeats to Finland, Latvia and now the Azzurre.

Luxembourg were led by Nadia Mossong's 13 points.


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