Italy60-57

14-13, 17-9, 13-13, 16-22

Latvia

 

Date: 30.06.2012, 21:00hGroup:  EVenue:   Latina (ITA) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Miguel Anguel Perez Niz (ESP), Sérgio Silva (POR), Sinisa Herceg (CRO)
TEAM LEADERS
Italy Latvia
Giorgia Sottana (18)PtsAnete Steinberga (16)
Ilaria Zanoni (5)RebAnete Steinberga (9)
Giorgia Sottana (4)ASKristine Karklina (3)
Martina Crippa (2)ST3 players tied with 1
Raffaella Masciadri (2)BSZane Tamane (2)

GAME REPORT

30.06.2012
Italy Hold On To Edge Latvia

9. Giorgia Sottana (Italy)
Giorgia Sottana was Italy's top scorer with 18 points.

Italy held off Latvia down the stretch to take a 60-57 victory in the battle for top spot in Group E of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

Italy held a 47-35 lead on Benedetta Bagnara's three-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter, but Latvia quickly began an assault on the lead, with Ieva Krastina's three-pointer making it 48-42 with 7:19 to go.

Italy responded and were 55-44 up on two free throws from Giulia Gatti but Latvia came back at them once more and when Liene Jansone nailed a three-pointer with 47 seconds left, the gap was just three, 58-55.

Giorgia Sottana made a pair of free throws for Italy before Kristine Karklina hit back to make it 60-57 with 28 seconds left.

Sottana missed for Italy to give Latvia a late chance, but Krastina came up empty with a three-point attempt.

Sottana led Italy with 18 points, while Raffaella Masciadri and Sabrina Cinili added 10 each.

Anete Steinberga led Latvia with 16 points, while Karkina had 12.

Italy improve to 4-1 with Latvia at 3-2.

COACH QUOTES

30.06.2012
Quotes Italy vs. Latvia

Latvia coach Aigars Nerips:
"Italy is a very good team, with a fast game. They know how to play with the right spaces and they play well one-on-one. Giorgia Sottana made the difference, but Italy is not just her. In the third quarter we played great basketball, but we could not win. For the difference baskets we have an advantage on Italy. We want to come back winning against Luxembourg."

Latvia Player Anete Steinberga:
"Italy started very well. They made a difference in the attack and with three-pointers. They also have a very good player like Giorgia Sottana, she played a really great game. We showed our personality in the second half. Group E is very difficult. We are just thinking about the next game with Luxembourg."

Italy coach Roberto Ricchini:
"Our team showed the desire to win. We won with an excellent defensive game and now we can look with optimism to the next major games. Qualification is still far, but today we have taken an important step towards the Eurobasket Women. We are very happy because we are improving every day."

Italy player Sabrina Cinili:
"This is a very important victory for us. We suffered, but we never gave up. Compared to the competition in Latvia we have shown that we have grown in the last 20 days. This win gives us confidence. We want to continue on this road."

Top performers

Italy Latvia

Sabrina Cinili

 

Anete Steinberga

10Pts16
4Reb9
0AS0
1ST0
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Italy Latvia
20/53FG M/A20/54
12/34 (35.3%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
8/19 (42.1%) FG3P M/A4/14 (28.6%)
12/16 (75.0%) FT M/A13/21 (61.9%)
32 (7-25) Reb (O-D) 39 (12-27)
8AS9
10TO13
4ST3
5BS2
24PF20
60Pts57

PHOTO GALLERY

ITALY
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
5Fassina, M. DNP
*6Cinili, S. 234/666.72/366.72/366.70/00.01340111111410
*7Sottana, G. 315/1631.33/1127.32/540.06/6100.0000421024318
8Gatti, G. 182/450.02/450.00/00.02/2100.002221005256
*9Zanoni, I. 211/425.01/425.00/00.02/450.005502014544
*10Santucci, L. 303/560.03/475.00/10.00/00.031410003186
11Masciadri, R. 283/1030.00/40.03/650.01/250.0044010213-710
13Laterza, M. DNP
14Wabara, N. 150/30.00/30.00/00.00/00.0011000111-100
*31Crippa, M. 151/250.01/1100.00/10.01/250.002211205373
33Bagnara, B. 171/333.30/00.01/333.30/00.0134010020-93
34Gorini, G. DNP
TEAM/COACH24610
TOTAL20/ 5337.712/ 3435.38/ 1942.112/1675.07253281045242060
LATVIA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*5Niedola, S. 312/540.01/425.01/1100.02/450.0257120034-17
7Tamane, Z. 192/728.62/728.60/00.00/00.0235120222-44
*9Jansone, L. 311/333.31/250.00/10.02/2100.0156131022-44
10Horelika, A. 60/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0011000011-40
*13Karklina, K. 334/1428.64/1040.00/40.04/666.7112321045012
14Reke, A. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.000001001010
*21Krastina, I. 332/728.60/20.02/540.03/475.0011200034-49
*22Steinberga, A. 177/1070.07/1070.00/00.02/540.0549020024-216
23Vitola, K. 131/425.01/333.30/10.00/00.003300000142
32Eibele, A. 141/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0022101021-13
33Priede, L. DNP
TEAM/COACH12310
TOTAL20/ 5437.016/ 4040.04/ 1428.613/2161.912273991332202457
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

Italy Latvia

Sabrina Cinili

 

Anete Steinberga

10Pts16
4Reb9
0AS0
1ST0
1BS0
23Min17

TEAM STATS

Italy Latvia
20/53FG M/A20/54
12/34 (35.3%) FG2P M/A16/40 (40.0%)
8/19 (42.1%) FG3P M/A4/14 (28.6%)
12/16 (75.0%) FT M/A13/21 (61.9%)
32 (7-25) Reb (O-D) 39 (12-27)
8AS9
10TO13
4ST3
5BS2
24PF20
60Pts57
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