Montenegro81-61

23-14, 29-13, 16-17, 13-17

Estonia

 

Date: 11.07.2012, 20:15hGroup:  BVenue:   Cetinje (MNE) Spectators: 800
Referees:  Carmelo Paternico (ITA), Petar Denkovski (MKD), Igor Poljansek (SLO)
TEAM LEADERS
Montenegro Estonia
Iva Perovanovic (23)PtsMerike Anderson (22)
Jelena Skerovic (8)RebValeria Kast (7), Triin Teppo (7)
Jelena Skerovic (11)ASJana Rannaveski (3), Kati Rausberg (3)
3 players tied with 2STKati Rausberg (3), Merike Anderson (3)
Natasa Popovic (4)BSKerttu Jallai (1)

GAME REPORT

11.07.2012
Montenegro Clinch First With Big Win
5. Jelena Skerovic (Montenegro)
Jelena Skerovic and Montenegro confirmed their status as front runners in Group B with a clear win over Estonia

Montenegro throttled Estonia 81-61 on Wednesday night to seal first place in Group B of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

With Poland breathing down their necks, Miodrag Baletic's side needed a sixth victory in eight games to be assured of top spot.

After storming into a 23-12 lead late in the first quarter, Montenegro put the result beyond doubt in the second frame by outscoring Estonia 29-13 for a commanding 52-27 advantage.

Playing without star forward Jelena Dubljevic, who has a back injury, Montenegro got 23 points from Iva Perovanovic.

Jelena Skerovic had 19 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Estonia suffered their seventh defeat in as many games.

COACH QUOTES

11.07.2012
Quotes Montenegro vs. Estonia

Montenegro head coach Miodrag Baletic
"In the first half, we were confident in the attack and it is expected that in some parts of the game when you have high difference, there is a decrease in concentration. For our basketball, Montenegrin sport and our country, this is a great success."

Montenegro player Snezana Aleksic
"I would like to thank all the players and we dedicate this victory to Jelena Dubljević, who could not help us in this game, but she knows that we have been with her since the beginning of the match."

Estonia head coach Jaanus Levkoi
"Montenegro is a strong, high quality and experienced team, our squad was playing at this level of competition for the first time. We were defeated by a better team, we have a young team and will continue to work hard."

Estonia player Valeria Kast
"There is a big difference in quality between the two teams, which could be seen in the match. Montenegro is a decent team, it has been shown many times in the previous years, and we need to make much progress to reach this level."

Top performers

Montenegro Estonia

Jelena Skerovic

 

Merike Anderson

19Pts22
8Reb3
11AS1
2ST3
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Montenegro Estonia
33/60FG M/A25/59
26/44 (59.1%) FG2P M/A19/46 (41.3%)
7/16 (43.8%) FG3P M/A6/13 (46.2%)
8/11 (72.7%) FT M/A5/11 (45.5%)
40 (11-29) Reb (O-D) 30 (12-18)
21AS16
18TO18
10ST12
4BS1
14PF13
81Pts61

PHOTO GALLERY

MONTENEGRO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Knezevic, S. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000001-30
*5Skerovic, J. 357/1353.83/560.04/850.01/1100.035811320111819
6Culafic, J. 120/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0022121010160
7Baletic, A. 192/540.02/450.00/10.02/2100.010114102126
*8Popovic, N. 271/616.71/616.70/00.01/333.3246221412113
9Aleksic, S. 276/1060.04/666.72/450.00/00.0235401011714
*12Perovanovic, I. 299/1275.08/1080.01/250.04/580.02460220152023
13Pocek, A. 173/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0044122051126
*14Jovanovic, M. 245/955.65/862.50/10.00/00.01561000211910
15Milutinovic, M. 30/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.001101000000
*20Bigovic, J. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000010
21Turcinovic, B. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000-30
TEAM/COACH00020
TOTAL33/ 6055.026/ 4459.17/ 1643.88/1172.71129402118104141381
ESTONIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Metsalu, M. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.011201101100
*6Teppo, T. 232/2100.02/2100.00/00.00/00.0347211032-164
*7Nikolai, M. 263/650.02/450.01/250.00/00.0011212000-37
8Köster, A. 101/333.31/250.00/10.01/333.3202111002-53
9Jallai, K. 100/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011230100-70
*10Anderson, M. 298/1942.16/1540.02/450.04/4100.0123113016-1922
11Bratka, M. 100/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0101010000-90
*12Kast, V. 306/1060.06/1060.00/00.00/00.0437230041-1612
13Pokk, M. 102/366.70/10.02/2100.00/20.002201001116
*14Rausberg, K. 251/714.30/40.01/333.30/00.0011323020-53
15Mesila-Kaarmann, L. 72/450.02/366.70/10.00/00.0011010010-64
33Rannaveski, J. 150/20.00/20.00/00.00/20.0022311001-150
TEAM/COACH00010
TOTAL25/ 5942.419/ 4641.36/ 1346.25/1145.51218301618121131461
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

Montenegro Estonia

Jelena Skerovic

 

Merike Anderson

19Pts22
8Reb3
11AS1
2ST3
0BS0
35Min29

TEAM STATS

Montenegro Estonia
33/60FG M/A25/59
26/44 (59.1%) FG2P M/A19/46 (41.3%)
7/16 (43.8%) FG3P M/A6/13 (46.2%)
8/11 (72.7%) FT M/A5/11 (45.5%)
40 (11-29) Reb (O-D) 30 (12-18)
21AS16
18TO18
10ST12
4BS1
14PF13
81Pts61
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