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Group:  A | 11.06.2014, 19:30h
Group:  A | 11.06.2014, 19:30h
42-70
10 - 2315 - 196 - 1311 - 15
10 - 2315 - 196 - 1311 - 15
Venue: Oberanven (LUX) |
Spectators: 210 |
Referees: Regis Bardera (FRA), Christof Madinger (GER), Alexander Eger (AUT)

GAME REPORT


Slovakia Don’t Miss A Beat In Group A

4. Dominika Baburova (Slovak Republic)
Dominika Baburova top-scored for Slovakia with 13 points

Slovakia chalked up another big win in Group A of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round after making light work of safely despatching Luxembourg with a 70-42 victory.

Following up their comprehensive success against Slovenia, Maros Kovacik and his team were always on top and had little difficulty in riding to another triumph despite still being without the recently naturalised Kristi Toliver.

Central to their success was the team doing a good job of sharing the scoring load, with Dominika Baburova finishing top of the pile with 13 points, while veteran Anna Jurcenkova did the dirty work by hauling down nine rebounds.

Slovakia stormed into a 23-10 lead after the opening ten minutes and never had cause to look back from that point onwards as Luxembourg struggled to find the firepower needed to challenge their visitors.

Their tally of six points in the third quarter highlighted their problems and was a clear indicator of why despite not having the greatest shooting night, Slovakia were able to canter home to the win.

Cathy Schmit and Lynn Schreiner combined for 25 points for Luxembourg.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Luxembourg vs. Slovak Republic

Maros Kovacik, Slovakia Head Coach
"We had a good start in the first quarter, leading quickly by 13 points and building up this difference. After that we lost concentration and made a lot of unnecessary individual mistakes, which caused a lot of easy points for Luxembourg. But I am satisfied altogether; we lead 2-0 now, so everything is fine for us. Luxembourg did well, but it is difficult to compare these two teams. I wish them all the best and like to thank the whole team, staff and organisation for this enjoyable stay in Luxembourg."

Zuzana Zirkova, Slovakia
"Our team knew how the game would be. It was hard to play zone for 40 minutes. We wanted to play fast but we didn't manage to play as fast as we would have liked. We got two points so it's ok for us."

Hermann Paar, Luxembourg Head Coach
"Congratulations to our opponent. We played at the beginning with too much respect, but after that we did a rather good job, especially on defence; on offence we have to work on some details, we know that, and we will be ready for our next game on Sunday versus Slovenia."

Tessy Hetting, Luxembourg
"We had a difficult start, like nearly always with the first games on this level. After that we could more or less compete in the last three quarters which we didn't lose by so many points. Our defence became better and we also hit a few three-pointers. Our defence had some problems with them being tall and on offence our problem was that we didn't get very good open shots. With them playing more physically, that was our main problem. I don't think we could have won, but at least we could have reduced the point difference."

Accumulated statistics

25.9%

14/54
FG
M/A

45.6%

26/57

30.3%

10/33
FG2P
M/A

51.6%

16/31

19.0%

4/21
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

10/26

83.3%

10/12
FT
M/A

57.1%

8/14

27

5/22
RT
RO/RD

43

12/31

9

AS

17

20

TO

20

8

ST

6

0

BS

5

17

PF

14

42

Pts

70

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