Estonia58-65

17-16, 7-11, 18-17, 16-21

Poland

 

Date: 04.07.2012, 19:00hGroup:  BVenue:   Tallin (EST) Spectators: 350
Referees:  Oskars Lucis (LAT), Sergiy Chaykovskyy (UKR), Rune Ressel Larsen (DEN)
TEAM LEADERS
Estonia Poland
Merike Anderson (15)PtsIzabela Piekarska (16)
Merike Anderson (7)RebWeronika Idczak (7)
Merike Anderson (4)ASWeronika Idczak (3), Agnieszka Skobel (3)
Triin Teppo (2)STAgnieszka Szott-Hejmej (5)
BSAgnieszka Skobel (1), Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej (1)

GAME REPORT

04.07.2012
Poland Work Hard To Stay On Track

Poland kept their EuroBasket Women qualification bid on track with an absolutely vital victory in Estonia, but had to come from behind to rack up a precious 65-58 success.

It had looked like the hosts may finally get off the mark with a first win of the summer towards the end of the third quarter when Valeria Kast gave them a 42-41 lead.

But, much to the anguish of the Estonian supporters, the superior depth of Poland was a telling factor in the last period as they prevailed to move to a healthy-looking 4-1 record.

Center Isabela Piekarska led the way for the visitors with a highly efficient shooting performance in the paint, which helped her register 16 points.

It was once again turnovers which proved to be the real downfall for Estonia, who spilled the ball 24 times against some impressive Polish defence which also held the home team to just seven points during the second quarter.

The win for coach Jaceck Winnicki and his players serves as a perfect tonic ahead of Saturday's crunch game with fellow contenders Montenegro.

COACH QUOTES

04.07.2012
Quotes Estonia vs. Poland

Poland Head Coach Jacek Winnicki
"We had a tough game. We didn't play very well. Later we picked up some defence and made some shots and won the game."

Estonia Head Coach Jaanus Levkoi
"We have a young team and we have a lot to learn, but I appreciate our players' desire and diligence. Today we were more confident than in the first games. I think that in the last two games we are going to play well."

Poland player Izabela Piekarska
"I'm glad that we won. We didn't use our strength under the basket. Estonia was good but I wanted to win bigger."

Estonia player Valeria Kast
"Today we played and we had fun. Everyone played, we didn't have anything to lose, so we just enjoyed the game. We did a good job as a team. We showed that we can play at this level."

Top performers

Estonia Poland

Mirjam Nikolai

 

Izabela Piekarska

8Pts16
6Reb3
2AS0
1ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Estonia Poland
20/46FG M/A21/59
17/33 (51.5%) FG2P M/A18/45 (40.0%)
3/13 (23.1%) FG3P M/A3/14 (21.4%)
15/25 (60.0%) FT M/A20/28 (71.4%)
36 (6-30) Reb (O-D) 38 (12-26)
11AS9
24TO15
5ST14
0BS2
22PF21
58Pts65

PHOTO GALLERY

ESTONIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Metsalu, M. DNP
*6Teppo, T. 292/540.02/540.00/00.02/2100.024624204506
*7Nikolai, M. 332/366.72/2100.00/10.04/757.1156221014-88
8Köster, A. DNP
9Jallai, K. 132/366.72/2100.00/10.01/250.0033010011-25
*10Anderson, M. 334/1233.33/742.91/520.06/875.0077470056-215
11Bratka, M. 121/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0022010012-42
*12Kast, V. 286/1346.26/1346.20/00.02/633.3145031033-214
13Pokk, M. DNP
*14Rausberg, K. 252/450.01/1100.01/333.30/00.002212004015
15Mesila-Kaarmann, L. 40/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000020-60
33Rannaveski, J. 231/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.0213241010-123
TEAM/COACH01100
TOTAL20/ 4643.517/ 3351.53/ 1323.115/2560.063036112450222158
POLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Idczak, W. 300/50.00/40.00/10.02/2100.016732201312
5Pietrzak, A. 192/450.00/00.02/450.03/475.011201200299
*7Szott-Hejmej, A. 271/520.01/333.30/20.02/450.021302510344
9Makowska, A. 201/425.00/10.01/333.30/00.003312103093
*10Walich, J. 264/580.04/580.00/00.04/666.7426110035012
*11Skobel, A. 244/757.14/666.70/10.02/450.0011313143210
*12Majewska, A. 80/60.00/50.00/10.00/00.0044010011-30
13Losi, M. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.000001001010
14Piekarska, I. 147/1070.07/887.50/20.02/2100.0123011012416
15Gulak, P. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.001101003002
21Chomac, A. 30/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.000001001000
22Koc, M. 171/911.11/911.10/00.05/683.321311003387
TEAM/COACH14500
TOTAL21/ 5935.618/ 4540.03/ 1421.420/2871.4122638915142212265
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

Estonia Poland

Mirjam Nikolai

 

Izabela Piekarska

8Pts16
6Reb3
2AS0
1ST1
0BS0
33Min14

TEAM STATS

Estonia Poland
20/46FG M/A21/59
17/33 (51.5%) FG2P M/A18/45 (40.0%)
3/13 (23.1%) FG3P M/A3/14 (21.4%)
15/25 (60.0%) FT M/A20/28 (71.4%)
36 (6-30) Reb (O-D) 38 (12-26)
11AS9
24TO15
5ST14
0BS2
22PF21
58Pts65
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