Bulgaria68-70

15-17, 23-24, 13-8, 17-21

Romania

 

Date: 27.06.2012, 18:00hGroup:  DVenue:   Pravetz (BUL) Spectators: 200
Referees:  Marko Juras (SRB), Nikolaos Somos (GRE), Zoran Mitrovski (MKD)
TEAM LEADERS
Bulgaria Romania
Jaklin Zlatanova (25)PtsAncuta Stoenescu (25)
Jaklin Zlatanova (7)RebElisabeth Pavel (8)
Daniela Peteva (4)ASAnnemarie Parau (7)
Jaklin Zlatanova (4)STAlexandra Uiuiu (3)
3 players tied with 1BSElisabeth Pavel (2)

GAME REPORT

27.06.2012
Romania Edge Bulgaria, Stay In The Hunt

Romania scraped a 70-68 victory at Bulgaria on Wednesday to get their EuroBasket Women Qualification Round campaign back on track.

Annemarie Parau drove in and made a lay-up with four seconds left to give the visitors the win.

Romania improved to 2-2 in Group D with the victory while Bulgaria fell to 0-4.

The Bulgarians had looked good bets to claim their first triumph after Jaklin Zlatanova, who had a game-high 25 points, made a lay-up nearly a minute into the fourth quarter for a 56-49 lead.

Veteran shooting guard Ancuta Stoenescu refused to let Romania's hopes die, though, by reeling off seven unanswered points to knot the contest at 56-56.

The 32-year-old hit three jump shots, including one from behind the arc, as Romania tied the contest with 7:00 to go.

At the 6:03 mark, Zlatanova's lay-up put the hosts back in front at 59-56, but the game remained tied and had several lead changes.

With 55 seconds to play, Vera Perostiyska scored to pull Bulgaria level at 68-68.

Alexandra Uiuiu then missed a jumper for the visitors and Bulgaria rebounded, only for Uiuiu to grab a miss by the hosts' Radoslava Bachvarova.

Romania called timeout and when play resumed, Parau scored to put the visiting side back in front.

Bulgaria coach Jose Maria Buceta called timeout and the team was able to get the ball to Zlatanova, who attempted a potential game-tying shot but missed.

Romania, having led Spain at the end of three quarters on Saturday before losing, avoided another costly defeat.

Stoenescu had a team-high 25 points for the winners and Gabriela Marginean contributed 22.

Parau had a solid all-round effort of 12 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

Bulgaria finished with 19 turnovers and Romania 18.

COACH QUOTES

27.06.2012
Quotes Bulgaria vs. Romania

Gabriela Marginean, Romania player:
"We are very happy with this win. It was a really tough game. We started very strong and this was good for us. In the second half we were some points behind, but we stayed together till the end. The Bulgarians played really well, but we succeeded in our effort."

Dan Fleseriu, Romania coach:
"This was a real team victory. It was not good that we lost the third quarter, after we won the first two. Even the difference was too low in the halftime, it seemed to be easier, but Bulgarians played well after the break. We are very happy with this tough win."

Dimana Georgieva, Bulgaria player:
"We must not create a tragedy [out of this game]... We lost a fourth game in a row. But we fought till the very end and we should have won this game. Every player in our team did their best today but unfortunately, we lost. Now we are looking ahead, we will give our best in every game.  I believe, we can win every game. It will be hard for us to go on a winning road, but we are professional players, so we know how to recover after such loss. We had our chances today, we missed, but we will go on."

Jose Maria Buceta, Bulgaria coach:
"It is hard now, as we lost a fourth game in a row. In the first half we didn't play so well in defense,  but we improved after halftime. We had chances; we even led by seven points. But the Romanians shot well in this game; We should have won this game. But at the end we had no good assistance in offence. Now we have to try to improve our play. We always play game by game, so we will try to win the next one."

 

Top performers

Bulgaria Romania

Jaklin Zlatanova

 

Ancuta Stoenescu

25Pts25
7Reb5
1AS3
4ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Bulgaria Romania
24/54FG M/A27/61
20/42 (47.6%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
4/12 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/21 (38.1%)
16/19 (84.2%) FT M/A8/13 (61.5%)
32 (7-25) Reb (O-D) 36 (11-25)
8AS14
19TO18
10ST7
3BS3
22PF20
68Pts70

PHOTO GALLERY

BULGARIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
4Karchovska, M. 121/250.01/1100.00/10.00/00.000000105052
*6Kostova, Z. 190/20.00/00.00/20.02/2100.0112221043-112
8Nikolova, S. DNP
9Stanoeva, Z. 100/10.00/10.00/00.02/2100.002202000152
*10Bachvarova, R. 336/1637.56/1442.90/20.03/3100.0055032023-115
*11Zlatanova, J. 369/1369.26/966.73/475.04/4100.0257174113-625
*12Perostiyska, V. 255/955.65/955.60/00.02/450.0066110144-812
*13Slavova-Naneva, R. 120/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0101020130-90
14Miteva, S. 120/10.00/10.00/00.01/250.013400101351
15Georgieva, D. 71/250.01/250.00/00.02/2100.002200001254
22Delcheva, A. DNP
23Peteva, D. 342/728.61/520.01/250.00/00.000042101155
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL24/ 5444.420/ 4247.64/ 1233.316/1984.272532819103222068
ROMANIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
6Uiuiu, A. 211/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.012313303062
*7Parau, A. 334/757.14/666.70/10.04/580.01567420381012
8Meszaros, A. 90/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0112000012-90
10Orosz, A. 40/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0101000020-70
11Ursu, S. DNP
12Sipos, A. DNP
*20Pavel, E. 334/850.04/850.00/00.01/333.317815223379
23Tarta, R. 50/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011000012-70
*24Stoenescu, A. 379/1752.93/650.06/1154.51/333.3235320031825
*33Cutas, C. 170/40.00/10.00/30.00/00.000023011000
35Bigica, C. 50/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000001-40
*44Marginean, G. 389/1752.97/1353.82/450.02/2100.0246010035622
TEAM/COACH22400
TOTAL27/ 6144.319/ 4047.58/ 2138.18/1361.5112536141873202270
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

Bulgaria Romania

Jaklin Zlatanova

 

Ancuta Stoenescu

25Pts25
7Reb5
1AS3
4ST0
1BS0
36Min37

TEAM STATS

Bulgaria Romania
24/54FG M/A27/61
20/42 (47.6%) FG2P M/A19/40 (47.5%)
4/12 (33.3%) FG3P M/A8/21 (38.1%)
16/19 (84.2%) FT M/A8/13 (61.5%)
32 (7-25) Reb (O-D) 36 (11-25)
8AS14
19TO18
10ST7
3BS3
22PF20
68Pts70
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