Round 4 of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications - Jun 24, 2012
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Israel - Hungary 46-64 Hungary grabbed valuable victory in Rishon Le Zion at the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. The gusts overcame Israel 64:46 for 2-1 record. Israel meanwhile fell at 1-2 record. Hungary took the lead in the opening period and reached 19:9 after the first 10 minutes. Moreover they shocked the hosts with 19-5 in the second frame to feel more comfortable in the second half. Vajda sent the teams to the lockers at 38:14, but Israel managed to recover a bit. Israel won the third quarter 17-16 and then produced a 15-10 final push. Liron Cohen (173-G-82) scored the last four points for the hosts to reduce to 18 points at the end. Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: De Paul) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) netted 14. Honti posted 11, while Nagy and Simon poured in 8 apiece. Liron Cohen ended up with 13 points in defeat and Levitsky scored 10.
Ukraine - Belarus 51-55 Belarusian National Team are marching towards 2013 EuroBasket. They posted the fourth straight win at the start of the Qualifying Round in Group A. Tonight Belarus held off Ukraine in Yuzny to stay undefeated on top of the pool. Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) stepped up with 13 points, 13 boards, 3 steals and 3 blocks to pace the visitors. Belarus played a nearly perfect defence in the first half. They limited Ukraine to 22 points in the first two periods to accumulate a 27:22 halftime lead. Ukraine tipped off the third quarter with six points in a row to surge ahead. But Belarus responded quickly and gained a 37:35 advantage with one quarter remaining. Tetiana Panchenk-Stakhova (173-G/F-79) put the hosts back in charge with a three-pointer early in the final quarter. However Belarus triggered a 7:3 rally to regain the lead. The visitors used an 8:0 run late in regulation to clear off and protected the lead till the final buzzer. Alexandra Tarasava (170-PG-88) had 9 points for Belarus. Viktoriya Hasper and Tatyana Troina accounted for 7 points each in the win. Olexandra Kurasova (186-F-86) answered with 17 points for Ukraine. Alina Iagupova and Tetiana Panchenk-Stakhova had 8 points each in the loss.
Estonia - Montenegro 54-86 Montenegro posted the fourth straight win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They breezed past Estonia in Tallinn to stay unbeaten on top of Group B. Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) scored 19 points, grabbed 11 boards and issued 4 assists to lead the visitors. Estonia fell at 0-3 record after the loss. Montenegro dominated from start to finish. They unloaded 27 points in the opening quarter to take a 10-point lead. Montenegro kept the hosts at bay throughout the second quarter. Estonia faced a 17-point deficit at halftime 26:43. Montenegro continue to mount the lead in the second half. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 27 points and never looked back en route to the win. Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85, college: USC) scored 14 points, while Ana Turcinovic added 12 points for the winners. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) and Kati Rausberg (172-G-89) answered with 10 points each for Estonia.
Poland - Serbia 76-74 The Polish squad pip Serbia in Krosno at the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. In one of the top games of Round 4 the hosts won over Serbia 76:74. It was an offensive start in the game and both teams managed to show quick successful baskets in the opening period. Serbia grabbed 28:20 lead and led 13 points in the first half. Jovanovic and Jelena Maksimovic sent the teams to the lockers at 49:40. Later on Poland dominated the court and caught up with the opponents. The created a run as Martyna Koc (186-C-83, agency: Promotex), Weronika Idczak (177-G-89) and Agnieszka Szott each scored to knot the contest at 55:55. Losi scored for 64:63 and Weronika Idczak nailed three for 64:59. Jelena Maksimovic tied the game at 74:74, but Martyna Koc brought an important victory for the hosts. Weronika Idczak led the way with 17 points and Martyna Koc added 16. Agnieszka Szott poured in 14, whilst Agnieszka Skobel chipped in with 13. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) erupted with 27 points in the losing effort and Jelena Maksimovic delivered 10.
Belgium - Lithuania 62-77 Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) leads the Baltic side over Belgium at the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. The Lithuanian team overcame the hosts in Brussels 77:62 as the player scored 21 points. Lithuania scored the first 5 points in the game, but could not keep the lead at the end of the frame. Raman and Emma Meesseman (192-C-93, agency: LBM Management) brought 19:18 and Van Malderen scored for 26:24 early in the second. Due to 17-13 in the second period, Lithuania however grabbed 35:32 halftime advantage. Later on the guests continued their run and reached 48:40 midway through the third period. Gutkauskaite and Marina Solopova closed the period at 58:48 and then Gintare Petronyte scored for 63:51. Lithuanian added 19-13 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) followed the top-scorer with 18 points and Giedre Paugaite delivered 11. Emma Meesseman finished the game with 9 points in defeat, while Julie Vanloo, Noemie Mayombo and Sofie Hendrickx brought 8 each.
Slovakia - Holland 70-48 Slovakia rolled over Netherlands in Kosice at the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. The home side easily celebrated a 70:48 win. Slovak Republic improved to 2-1 record in Group C, while the Dutch side fell at 0-3. The hosts scored the first 4 points in the game and never looked behind after. They reached 16:6 at the end of the period as Jurcenkova closed the frame with a lay-up. Naomi Halman (191-F/C-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Cal-Irvine) reduced to 16:13, while Broring cut it to 24:22. Lawless and v meanwhile scored the last points for the winners at the half to take 29:24 halftime advantage. Slovakia also won the third period 19-16 and led 48:40 after 30 minutes. Moreover they finished the game with 22-8 and sealed the victory over their opponents. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) stepped up with 13 points for the winners and Romana Vynuchalova (192-C/F-86, college: Penn St.) nailed 12. Janka Mincikova finished the night with 10, while Gabriela Kubatova poured in 9. Naomi Halman scored 20 points in defeat and Myrthe Beld had 9.
Germany - Bulgaria 77-56 Germany recorded the second win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They held off visiting Bulgaria in Group D to improve at 2-1 record. Bulgaria in the meantime fell at 0-3. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) stepped up with 26 points to lead the winners. Germany secured an aggressive start. The hosts knocked down 23 points for a 5-point lead after ten minutes. Bulgaria pulled ahead midway through the second quarter 31:30 but Germany regained the lead shortly after. The hosts secured a 41:35 halftime advantage. The margin grew to double digits in the third period. Germany took off to pile up a 65:49 lead at the final intermission. Richter gave the hosts a 20-point advantage early in the final frame and the home team never looked back en route to the victory. Sarah Austmann (179-G/F-85) accounted for 12 points, while Romy Bar contributed 8 points for Germany. Vera Perostiyska (196-C-82, college: FIU) answered with 19 points and 9 boards for Bulgaria. Radoslava Bachvarova had 17 points in the loss.
Romania - Spain 51-68 Spain posted the third win at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They defeated Romania in Bucharest in Group D action tonight. Spain improved at 3-1 record, while Romania slipped at 1-2 after the game. Anna Cruz (173-PG-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 15 points to lead the visitors. Spain opened the game on a 9:2 run. They maintained the lead throughout the opening quarter posting a 25:18 advantage after ten minutes. Spain stayed in front throughout the second quarter. They ensured a 37:32 halftime lead. Romania used a 9:0 run midway through the third quarter to pull ahead 41:39. They established a 45:41 advantage into the fourth frame. But Amaya Valdemoro, Anna Cruz and Anna Montanana (186-F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) sparked a 16:0 run from the visitors that put them beyond reach. Spain breezed to the victory after that. Anna Montanana accounted for 14 points, while Amaya Valdemoro posted 10 points in the winning effort. Ancuta Stoenescu (169-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) responded with 16 points for Romania. Gabriela Marginean had 14 points in the loss.
Greece - Italy 53-64 Italy claimed a valuable road win over Greece at the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The win propelled Italy at 2-1 record in Group E. The Hellenes slipped at 1-2 record. Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) scored 16 points to pace the Azzurri. Greece eked out a 14:12 lead after ten minutes. Italy snatched the lead late in the second quarter. The visitors pulled ahead for a 27:26 halftime lead. Greece regained the lead midway through the third quarter but not for long. Bagnara, Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80) and Gatti gave Italy a 44:41 lead at the final intermission. Santucci and Giorgia Sottana stretched the lead to 7 points 58:51 with under two minutes remaining. Giorgia Sottana knocked down four free throws in the dying minutes to seal the win for Italy. Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86) and Raffaella Masciadri scored 14 points each for the winners. Peli Papamichail (189-F/C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 15 points for Greece. Zoi Dimitrakou had 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
Finland - Latvia 65-62 Finland shock Latvia in Vantaa at the start of Day 4 of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round. The Finnish side handed Latvia their first loss and improved to 2-1 record after 65:62 win. Finland started better and had 7:4 lead in the opening tip. Dionne Pounds and Sten brought 17:12, while Aija Putnina closed the period at 17:14. Latvia woke up in the second period and Ieva Krastina (175-G/F-90, agency: LBM Management) gave the guests 20:17 lead. Sabine Niedola improved to 30:22, while Liene Jansone (191-F/C-81, college: Siena) gave her side the biggest lead. Finland did not panic and managed to close the half at 37:34. In the third period the hosts produced a 14-12 burst and trailed 1 point at the end of the third period. Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Xavier) made the last three points for the team at the end of the final period for the successful game. Taru Tuukkanen top-scored for the winners with 25 points and 16 rebounds, while Heta Korpivaara (186-G/F-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Seton Hall) added 14. Sten and Dionne Pounds followed them with 10 points apiece. Liene Jansone ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Ieva Krastina had 12. Sabine Niedola poured in 10, while Aija Putnina chipped in with 8.
Alex Bentley to play for Belarus National Team - 29 days ago
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Alex Bentley(170-PG-90, college: Tarbes) will play for the Belarus National Team and will get the passport from the country. The 27-year old point guard currently plays Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkey. In 22 KBSL games she had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg this season. Bentley also played earlier that season for KEB Hanabank in South Korean WKBL where in only one KBSL game she recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Bentley has played on four different contine... [read more]
Alex Bentley (170-PG-90, college: Tarbes) will play for the Belarus National Team and will get the passport from the country. The 27-year old point guard currently plays Adana ASKI Mersin in Turkey. In 22 KBSL games she had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.5spg this season. Bentley also played earlier that season for KEB Hanabank in South Korean WKBL where in only one KBSL game she recorded 13 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Bentley has played on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). She has played previously professionally also in Brazil (Recife) and WNBA (Connecticut Sun).
Stevan Karadzic to take over Serbian National Team - 2 months ago
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Stevan Karadzic will take over the Serbian National Team. He will replace Marina Maljkovic (agency: BeoBasket ) at helm. Stevan Karadzic has most recently worked with Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Previously he guided Hemofarm and Crvena Zvezda. Stevan Karadzic used to work with Serbian U20 and U21 National Teams. He was named All-EuroCup Co-Coach of the Year back in 2009. [read more]
Stevan Karadzic will take over the Serbian National Team. He will replace Marina Maljkovic (agency: BeoBasket ) at helm. Stevan Karadzic has most recently worked with Enisey Krasnoyarsk. Previously he guided Hemofarm and Crvena Zvezda. Stevan Karadzic used to work with Serbian U20 and U21 National Teams. He was named All-EuroCup Co-Coach of the Year back in 2009.
Roberto Iniguez to lead Montenegrin National Team - 3 months ago
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Roberto Iniguez has taken over the Montenegrin National Team. The Spanish specialist will replace Momir Milatovic at helm. Roberto Iniguez will steer Montenegro at the European Championship in 2017. Montenegro will face Latvia, Belgium and Russia in Group D. Roberto Iniguez has been guiding Nadezhda Orenburg since 2015. Previously he worked with Valencia and Fenerbahce. He was named All-Spanish LFB Coach of the Year back 2012. [read more]
Roberto Iniguez has taken over the Montenegrin National Team. The Spanish specialist will replace Momir Milatovic at helm. Roberto Iniguez will steer Montenegro at the European Championship in 2017. Montenegro will face Latvia, Belgium and Russia in Group D. Roberto Iniguez has been guiding Nadezhda Orenburg since 2015. Previously he worked with Valencia and Fenerbahce. He was named All-Spanish LFB Coach of the Year back 2012.
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