Finland114-54

28-14, 34-16, 26-13, 26-11

Luxembourg

 

Date: 13.06.2012, 19:00hGroup:  EVenue:   Vantaa (FIN) Spectators: 845
Referees:  Janusz Calik (POL), Gintaras Vitkauskas (LTU), Paul Walton (ENG)
TEAM LEADERS
Finland Luxembourg
Taru Tuukkanen (27)PtsJill Bausch (13)
Taru Tuukkanen (12)RebNadia Mossong (5)
Laura Wilson (5)ASLisy Hetting (4)
Taru Tuukkanen (4)STCathy Schmit (2), Tessy Hetting (2)
3 players tied with 1BSLaure Diederich (1), Liz Schmitz (1)

GAME REPORT

13.06.2012
Finns Pour It On Against Luxembourg

5. Taru Tuukkanen (Finland)
Taru Tuukkanen had a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds for Finland.

Finland stamped their authority on the game from the start and blew out Luxembourg 114-54 on Wednesday.

In the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round Group E opener for both sides, Finnish power forward/center Taru Tuukkanen had 27 points and 12 rebounds.

The Finns, who out-rebounded Luxembourg 48-28, had it all their own way.

They buried 15 of 28 shots from long range with nine players getting in on the act.

Tiina Sten hit all three of her attempts from the arc.

On top 19-14 nearly eight minutes into the contest, Finland coach Anton Mirolybov watched his side score 11 unanswered points to take command.

Evita Iiskola and Tuukkanen had baskets at the beginning of that run.

Sten finished with 20 points for the Finns.

Nadia Mossong and Jill Bausch scored 10 points apiece for Luxembourg.

COACH QUOTES

13.06.2012
Quotes Finland vs. Luxembourg

Finland coach Anton Mirolybov:
"I can congratulate my team because of a great effort. Our game was so-so last week in our last preparation game against Estonia, but tonight the players did exactly what they are supposed to do. We want to play 40 minutes with high intensity using our whole rotation, and when the players have a game like this, it's easy for a coach to smile. I am sure this win boosted everyone's self-confidence and we are more than ready to play for a win next Saturday in Greece. Greece is a big and experienced team and we will have to focus from the start."

Finland player Taru Tuukkanen:
"Some of us had goosebumps before the game since this was the first qualification game but I think it was clear from the beginning that we would be able to keep this game under control if we just concentrate on our strengths and execute well. We shot well, took 20 rebounds more than the opponent and had more steals than turnovers - those are pretty big things in the game of basketball. The next opponents play on a whole other level. Nevertheless, I am convinced that this year we can go out and play for victory instead of just doing our best."

Luxembourg coach Hermann Paar:
"Our main goal was to eliminate Finland's interior game since we have seen that they are at their best when they play around the basket, but Finland showed us they are also an excellent shooting team. I am not happy with the result, but our execution was ok. Tiina Sten played an unbelievable game and she was Finland's best player by far. Tessy Hetting played well while surrounded by young players and we need her in the future. Finland is not going to be an easy opponent for anyone, especially if they play like this."

Top performers

Finland Luxembourg

Taru Tuukkanen

 

Lisy Hetting

27Pts7
12Reb1
3AS4
4ST1
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Finland Luxembourg
42/74FG M/A20/59
27/46 (58.7%) FG2P M/A15/41 (36.6%)
15/28 (53.6%) FG3P M/A5/18 (27.8%)
15/20 (75.0%) FT M/A9/12 (75.0%)
48 (14-34) Reb (O-D) 28 (6-22)
20AS11
17TO29
19ST7
3BS2
16PF19
114Pts54

PHOTO GALLERY

FINLAND
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*5Tuukkanen, T. 2911/1668.811/1668.80/00.05/771.448123041254827
*6Kesänen, V. 212/450.00/00.02/450.00/00.0011213001466
8Leino, E. 181/333.30/20.01/1100.01/250.004403213284
*9Wilson, L. 194/666.72/450.02/2100.00/00.01235010213910
10Iiskola, E. 141/250.01/250.00/00.01/250.0112101013103
*11Korpivaara, H. 195/1241.73/742.92/540.00/00.01344200022612
12Gross, K. 154/757.14/757.10/00.01/1100.0257223110209
*13Sten, T. 186/785.73/475.03/3100.05/683.31451120233920
14Pounds, D. 152/450.00/00.02/450.02/2100.0123231022278
20Salomaa, H. 61/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0022010000-13
21Lehtoranta, L. 143/650.02/2100.01/425.00/00.0011002010287
22Holopainen, A. 132/540.01/250.01/333.30/00.0000040020105
TEAM/COACH31400
TOTAL42/ 7456.827/ 4658.715/ 2853.615/2075.014344820171931619114
LUXEMBOURG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPF+/-Pts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTotCD
*4Hetting, L. 213/650.02/450.01/250.00/00.0011431043-327
6Mossong, N. 252/1020.01/616.71/425.05/683.3145060024-2410
*7Hetting, T. 303/650.03/475.00/20.00/00.0044132021-616
*8Schmit, C. 241/333.31/333.30/00.02/2100.0224132023-324
10Diederich, L. 70/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.003301012040
11De Jonge, L. 30/00.00/00.00/00.02/2100.0011010001-82
*12Schmitz, L. 193/933.33/742.90/20.00/00.0112141131-456
*13Bausch, J. 235/1050.02/633.33/475.00/00.0011020020-4313
15Orban, M. 41/250.01/250.00/00.00/00.0000000000-52
24Hetto, L. 150/40.00/00.00/40.00/00.0101340010-200
31Marcus, N. 121/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/20.0011010011-112
34Meynadier, M. 171/714.31/714.30/00.00/00.0000111002-232
TEAM/COACH14500
TOTAL20/ 5933.915/ 4136.65/ 1827.89/1275.062228112972191654
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

Finland Luxembourg

Taru Tuukkanen

 

Lisy Hetting

27Pts7
12Reb1
3AS4
4ST1
1BS0
29Min21

TEAM STATS

Finland Luxembourg
42/74FG M/A20/59
27/46 (58.7%) FG2P M/A15/41 (36.6%)
15/28 (53.6%) FG3P M/A5/18 (27.8%)
15/20 (75.0%) FT M/A9/12 (75.0%)
48 (14-34) Reb (O-D) 28 (6-22)
20AS11
17TO29
19ST7
3BS2
16PF19
114Pts54
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