Romania Deny Bulgaria In OT



44. Gabriela Marginean (Romania)
Gabriela Marginean was in top-form against Bulgaria, scoring 26 for the Romanians

Romania needed overtime but finally saw off the challenge of Bulgaria on Saturday.

In a EuroBasket Women Qualification Round Group D battle between two sides with no chance of advancing to next year's Final Round in France, Romania won 75-68.

Gabriela Marginean was the star of the show for Romania with 26 points.

She hit two free-throws with 36 seconds remaining in the game to knot matters at 62-62.

After a Bulgaria timeout, the visitors' Radoslava Bachvarova missed a jumper and then Romania's Ancuta Stoenescu was off target with an attempt from the arc.

Bulgaria scored the first three points of the extra period, and they had a 68-67 advantage with 1:39 to play following two free-throws by Dimana Georgieva.

Marginean answered with a lay-up and Romania ended up scoring the game's last eight points.

Romania finished with three wins in eight Qualification Round games.

Bulgaria, who lost their first game to Romania, 70-68, ended up with just one win.


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