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Group:  C | 01.08.2013, 16:00h
Group:  C | 01.08.2013, 16:00h
78-37
18 - 826 - 1315 - 1219 - 4
18 - 826 - 1315 - 1219 - 4
Venue: Fribourg (SUI) |
Spectators: 480 |
Referees: Paolo Taurino (ITA), Clemens Fritz (GER), Jean-Charles Collin (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Swiss Off To Dream Start Vs Denmark

Jonathan Dubas (Switzerland)
Jonathan Dubas and Switzerland met with the very little resistance by the visiting Danes

Switzerland kick-started their EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round campaign in triumphant fashion on Thursday, enjoying a 78-37 rout of Denmark at home in their Group C opener.

The Danes scored the first basket in the encounter but, as they hit only 26.7 percent of their shots from the floor on the night, they went on to score only six further points in the entire first quarter.

After the first ten minutes of action Switzerland had already claimed a double-digit lead, 18-8, and they outscored their guests 26-13 in the second frame to take a 23-point lead into the half-time interval.

The hosts had their least productive ten minutes in terms of offensive output after the two teams returned from the locker rooms, but forced Denmark to go through a six-minute dry spell in the third quarter, to enter the final stanza with a healthy cushion of 26 points, 59-33.

The Swiss then put to rest any hopes of a heroic late comeback Denmark might had nurtured by using a 12-0 run to take their biggest lead in the game midway through the fourth quarter, with the point differential hitting the 40-point mark approximately two minutes before the final buzzer.

Marko Mladjan and Dusan Mladjan led the Swiss with 13 points and four rebounds each, while Clint Capela collected a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards; Nicolai Iversen was the only Dane to score in double digits and finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Switzerland vs. Denmark

Petar Aleksic (coach Switzerland):

"I congratulate my team for the great job we did today for our first game, especially in defense. It was my intention to give a chance to the young players - and they deserve it after what we saw tonight. Tonight we saw on the court the results of the good preparation and the great attitude of the team."

Dusan Mladjan (Switzerland):

"Even with so many young players we started pretty welle, focused on what we had planned. Now we will see what comes next against Luxembourg. Congratulations to the young guys of the team for the job tonight."

Pieti Poikola (coach Denmark):

"Congratulations to the Swiss Team who were really well prepared for the game. For us it was a big surprise the changes that have taken place done since last year. It's the first game and we have a lot of room for improvement. The defense of Swiss Team was good but our offense must anyway improve."

Nicolai Iversen (Denmark):

"We have a young, inexperienced, team and we saw it today - Switzerland had a good start and it was impossible for us to get back. We will forget this game and take it game by game."

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

30/60
FG
M/A

26.7%

16/60

55.6%

20/36
FG2P
M/A

28.9%

11/38

41.7%

10/24
FG3P
M/A

22.7%

5/22

72.7%

8/11
FT
M/A

0.0%

0/6

40

7/33
RT
RO/RD

24

8/16

15

AS

5

8

TO

11

5

ST

5

3

BS

0

16

PF

18

78

Pts

37

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