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Group:  D | 09.06.2013, 20:45h
Group:  D | 09.06.2013, 20:45h
87-83
13 - 2123 - 1425 - 2014 - 2012 - 8
13 - 2123 - 1425 - 2014 - 2012 - 8
Venue: Ramla (ISR) |
Spectators: 50 |
Referees: Antonis Demetriou (CYP), Aleksandar Glisic (SRB), Özlem Yalman (TUR)

GAME REPORT


Germany Get It Done In Overtime

22. Margret Skuballa (Germany)
Margret Skuballa led Germany with 25 points

Germany have picked up their second in of the weekend in the EuroBasket Women 2015 Qualifying Round, defeating F.Y.R of Macedonia 87-83 in overtime.

It was a case of saving the best for last on Sunday evening with the last game of the first round being the first to be pushed to overtime as Germany and F.Y.R. of Macedonia gave it their all, despite the game effectively being a dead rubber.

In a see-sawing battle, it looked like Germany had made the clinical break early in the final frame when a Katharina Fikiel lay-up had the Germans up by 11. However, despite obvious reasons for fatigue, given their six-person rotation, F.Y.R of Macedonia refused to throw in the towel.

When Slavica Dimovska sunk a three-pointer to tie the game at 75 with 01:39 to play, Germany were left with more than enough time to reply but no more points were forthcoming in regular time.

The lead continued to ebb and flow in added time until Anne Breitreiner sunk a clutch three-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, signaling the final lead change of the game as Margret Skuballa proceeded to put the icing on the cake, picking up her 25th point of the night on a lay-up with two seconds to play.

Breitreiner completed the game with 18 points whilst Fikiel displayed her all-round game with a 16-point, 18-rebound double-double.

The best of the F.Y.R of Macedonians was Dimovska with 27 points whilst Monika Gavriloska had 13 points and 14 boards.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Germany vs. F.Y.R. of Macedonia

Germany Head Coach Alexandra Maerz

"We are happy for the win tonight, but are sad we didn't make the first place in the tournament. Congratulations to Israel I think they deserve it they showed in every game that they are the right team. For us it's a very young team with many players missing and we are happy we could play and gain experience."

Germany Player Margaret Skuballa

"We are sad because we lost in the tournament, but still wanted to win the last game. It was important to us and it's great we won this game because it was close and went to overtime, but in the end we play better defence so we won."

F.Y.R of Macedonia Head Coach Goran Jovanovic

"I am very prude of my players. We showed everybody and most importantly to ourselves that we can compete against better teams than us. We are a young team and will improve in the future."

F.Y.R of Macedonia Player Slavica Dimovska

"It was the most interesting game in this tournament and we wanted to win but we have only six players in the rotation so it was hard in the end. We had a chance to win the game but in the end I am happy with our performance in the tournament."

Accumulated statistics

44.3%

35/79
FG
M/A

45.7%

32/70

48.2%

27/56
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

23/46

34.8%

8/23
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

69.2%

9/13
FT
M/A

90.9%

10/11

44

18/26
RT
RO/RD

40

11/29

23

AS

22

12

TO

13

5

ST

4

2

BS

1

17

PF

22

87

Pts

83

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