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Group:  B | 09.06.2013, 18:00h
Group:  B | 09.06.2013, 18:00h
65-73
10 - 168 - 1921 - 1826 - 20
10 - 168 - 1921 - 1826 - 20
Venue: Samokov (BUL) |
Spectators: 300 |
Referees: Jose Ramon Garcia Ortiz (ESP), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU), Nikola Perlic (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Bulgaria Complete Semi-Final Line-Up

23. Daniela Peteva (Bulgaria)
Daniela Peteva put in a valuable 19-point performance for Bulgaria on Sunday

Bulgaria have become the fourth and final team to book their place in the EuroBasket Women 1st Qualification Round semi-finals, with a 73-65 victory over Switzerland on Sunday.

A loss to Bulgaria would have all three teams in Group B sporting a one-win, one-loss record - but it was an outcome that never looked likely to eventuate as the Bulgarians claimed the momentum early to build a healthy lead by the half which turned out to be too big for the Swiss to overcome.

It was inside the paint where Bulgaria were inflicting the most damage as Milena Tomova and Daniela Peteva wreaked havoc, combining for 46 points, the former responsible for 27 of those and the latter 19.

Leading by 17 points at half-time following on an 18-9 second quarter, Bulgaria could be forgiven for becoming slightly complacent in the second half as Switzerland fought hard to be back within two shots of tying the game with 14 seconds to play.

However, disaster was averted for the Bulgarians with Peteva hitting a late pair from the charity stripe to confirm the win.

For the Swiss it was Caroline Turin topping the scoring with 26 points whilst Marielle Giroud had a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Switzerland vs. Bulgaria

Switzerland Assistant Coach Romain Gaspoz 

"Like yesterday we played a great second half, we are very proud of the team because we came from 18 points down. This is a positive for us. It was a good game, we played against a very strong team who were very complete in every position. We tried to do our best. We need to remember again our second half."

Switzerland player Caroline Turin

"We fought till the end, that is what makes us proud. We obviously are smaller, but we fought. We are not happy with the loss, but we showed will when we were 18 down. We came back and we believed till the end."

Bulgaria Head Coach Georgi Bozhkov

"We have to be happy that we won, we showed heart. We controlled the game, but we had our weak moments. We wanted to make a bigger difference. We were under pressure in the end."

Bulgarian Player Daniela Peteva

"It was a tough game. We really congratulate the team of Switzerland which we didn't underestimate. Now we are a different team. It was a really important win. Now we are looking forward."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

37.1%

23/62
FG
M/A

49.2%

29/59

34.6%

18/52
FG2P
M/A

56.8%

25/44

50.0%

5/10
FG3P
M/A

26.7%

4/15

70.0%

14/20
FT
M/A

55.0%

11/20

39

14/25
RT
RO/RD

36

9/27

11

AS

14

13

TO

12

4

ST

7

0

BS

5

22

PF

17

65

Pts

73

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