Slovenia61-72

16-24, 19-14, 15-20, 11-14

Slovak Republic

 

Date: 26.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  CVenue:   Ljubljana (SLO) Spectators: 500
Referees:  Petros Papapetrou (GRE), Tomislav Vovk (CRO), Maka Kupatadze (GEO)
TEAM LEADERS
Slovenia Slovak Republic
Sandra Pirsic (25)PtsIvana Jalcová (15)
Sandra Pirsic (11), Tina Trebec (11)RebAnna Jurcenkova (7)
Nika Baric (7)ASGabriela Kubatova (3), Lucia Kupcikova (3)
Eva Komplet (2)STGabriela Kubatova (3)
Sandra Pirsic (1), Maja Erkic (1)BS

GAME REPORT

26.06.2012
Slovakia Claim Vital Road Win

13. Anna Jurcenkova (Slovak Republic)
Anna Jurcenkova had a team-high seven rebounds, as Slovakia out-rebounded Slovenia, 44-35.

The Slovak Republic brought an end to Slovenia's perfect start to the Qualification Round for EuroBasket Women 2013 on Tuesday.

Veteran duo Ivana Jalcova and Romana Vynuchalova led the way with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in a 72-61 victory for the visitors.

Needing a victory to stay firmly in the hunt for a top-two finish in Group C, Ivan Vojtko's team got it after an excellent start.

Center Sandra Pirsic scored Slovenia's first four points as they led at the beginning, but only briefly.

Young center Klaudia Lukacovicova made a couple of lay-ups in a row to put the Slovaks in front, 6-4, and spark a 12-0 run.

Pirsic interrupted the spurt for Slovenia by making a jump shot and would end up with 10 points in the frame but Slovenia trailed 24-16 10 minutes into the contest.

The Slovaks twice went ahead by 10 in the second quarter after made jumpers from Lucia Kupcikova and Jalcova.

Slovenia dug in their heels and battled back.

Maja Erkic connected from the arc and Eva Komplet made a lay-up as Slovenia scored the last five points of the first half to trail 38-35.

Four times the hosts pulled to within two points in the third quarter.

It happened after baskets by Komplet and Tina Trebec, and twice Pirsic went to the line with an opportunity to trim the deficit to one but managed to only split her free-throws.

The 1.97m center Pirsic continued to be Slovenia's biggest weapon and ended the third period having poured in 24 points, yet Slovakia went to the last quarter on top, 58-50.

The closest Slovenia would get in the fourth was 61-55 with 6:44 remaining after a lay-up by Komplet.

Jalcova responded with a three-pointer for Slovakia and the visitors stayed in front the rest of the way to leave both sides with 3-1 records.

Pirsic, whose previous high this summer had been 12 points in a narrow win over Belgium, finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

Trebec also had 11 boards to go with her six points.

Slovakia, however, rebounded better as a team, winning that battle 44-35.

COACH QUOTES

26.06.2012
Quotes Slovenia vs. Slovak Republic

Slovenia coach Boris Zrinski:
"We have started the game on the contrary of what we have agreed, we din't play good defense and because of that Slovakia grabbed a lot of rebounds in offense. Because of such rebounds you get easy three pointers and you do not have real chances to win. With exception of Sandra Pirsic we did not have a tall player who was good in offense. We have to forget about this game and focus on the next ones. We still have many chances."

Slovenia player Teja Oblak:
"Slovakia proved they are a good team. We did not react good to their offensive rebounds. Nothing is lost, we still have many games to play and we will see what this will bring us."

Slovakia manager Ivan Benninghaus:
"We are very happy about this win and we deserve this win. In the first half we had a big lead. The key was the defensive play of Gabriela Kubatova on Slovenian point guard Nika Baric." 

Slovakia player Erin Lawless:
"It was a tough battle, which we started good, but then had a mental lapse, our defense died a little bit. We came back and just fought as a team - we were there for each other and at the end we showed how good we play together."

Top performers

Slovenia Slovak Republic

Sandra Pirsic

 

Romana Vynuchalova

25Pts14
11Reb6
0AS1
0ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Slovenia Slovak Republic
24/57FG M/A27/70
22/43 (51.2%) FG2P M/A19/45 (42.2%)
2/14 (14.3%) FG3P M/A8/25 (32.0%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A10/13 (76.9%)
35 (15-20) Reb (O-D) 44 (22-22)
12AS12
13TO9
4ST10
2BS0
18PF18
61Pts72

PHOTO GALLERY

SLOVENIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Zdolsek, Z. DNP
5Jakovina, T. DNP
6Baric, N. 332/922.22/633.30/30.00/00.013472004334
*7Erkic, M. 403/1225.01/812.52/450.00/00.0134011132-118
8Dover, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000000000010
9Komplet, E. 265/1145.55/771.40/40.00/00.0000002020-310
*10Oblak, T. 314/944.44/666.70/30.00/00.0101450031-158
*12Jagodic, L. 100/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011000000-150
13Osterman, M. DNP
*14Trebec, T. 263/742.93/742.90/00.00/00.05611111044-56
*15Pirsic, S. 317/977.87/977.80/00.011/1573.35611040128-1025
55Panic, S. DNP
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL24/ 5742.122/ 4351.22/ 1414.311/1573.3152035121342181861
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Tetemondová, K. 71/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0011101000-43
*6Kupcikova, L. 315/1050.05/1050.00/00.00/00.01343020241510
*7Cernáková, V. 163/742.92/540.01/250.01/1100.001110000188
*8Lukacovicová, K. 213/1030.03/1030.00/00.00/00.0415132024146
9Jalcová, I. 306/1442.93/560.03/933.30/00.0235110011315
*10Kubatova, G. 242/825.01/333.31/520.00/00.0235323021145
11Sujová, T. DNP
*13Jurcenkova, A. 201/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.034700104072
14Kmetóvá, E. DNP
15Vynuchalova, R. 193/560.03/560.00/00.08/1080.0426100026414
22Mincikova, J. 130/50.00/10.00/40.01/250.0101101011-31
35Lawless, E. 203/650.01/333.32/366.70/00.0101030040-38
TEAM/COACH44800
TOTAL27/ 7038.619/ 4542.28/ 2532.010/1376.9222244129100181872
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

Slovenia Slovak Republic

Sandra Pirsic

 

Romana Vynuchalova

25Pts14
11Reb6
0AS1
0ST0
1BS0
31Min19

TEAM STATS

Slovenia Slovak Republic
24/57FG M/A27/70
22/43 (51.2%) FG2P M/A19/45 (42.2%)
2/14 (14.3%) FG3P M/A8/25 (32.0%)
11/15 (73.3%) FT M/A10/13 (76.9%)
35 (15-20) Reb (O-D) 44 (22-22)
12AS12
13TO9
4ST10
2BS0
18PF18
61Pts72
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