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CHE-2017: the Two faces of the national team of Ukraine (VIDEO)


Saturday. Hradec Králové. “Hradec Kralove Arena.” Spain – Ukraine – 76:54. While the game of D Andry MOSS is very far from desirable. Photo: fiba.com

Two games, held the women’s national team of Ukraine in the European championship, has left quite contradictory impression.

Because each of them in its execution as it turned out separated into two, where before the break we saw one of our team, and after – absolutely another. Moreover, categorically unpleasant, sluggish physically limited in the collective tactics and technically minded.

Interestingly, except the tiredness of the leaders and weakness of the reserve to explain this wondrous metamorphosis the head coach of “blue-yellow” Vladimir slaves was not honored.

But in the end, thanks to a happy coincidence, our national team ahead of schedule provided to itself participation in a kind of 1/8 finals, where the forces will face the teams ranked in their group, second and third places.

Group A

1st round

UKRAINE – CZECH REPUBLIC – 59:47 (24:13, 18:10, 4:10, 13:14)

Ukraine: Dorogobuzova (5 + 5 rebounds), Malashenko (4 + 5 rebounds), Udodenko (10 + 16 rebounds + 3 steals), moss (7), Yagupov (21 + 7 rebounds + 4 assists) – start; olkhovyk (6), Maznichenko (4 + 5 rebounds), bila Tserkva (2), Naumenko (0), Gorobets (0).

Czech Republic: Cat.Elhotova (7), Burgrova (4 + 5 rebounds), Vaughn (16 + 6 rebounds), Zaplatova (4), Fioralba (8) – start; Hanusova (8 + 5 rebounds), CT.Elhotova (0), Kulikova (0), Bartakova (0), Stejskalova (0).

Judges: Yurash (Serbia), Rosso (France), Tomic (Croatia).

June 16. Hradec Králové. “Hradec Kralove Arena.” 6780 spectators.

In women’s basketball and filled to capacity the bleachers of the native hall does not always play against guests. Sometimes quite the opposite. That the Czech women’s basketball team, under the impression, under the burden of responsibility is simply “fused”, allowing this match, so many mistakes, that would be enough for a dozen duels. It is only with free throws from under the ring they lost 20 points and the figure three-pointers – 1 hit from 21 attempts – and all looks disastrous. If you look at the final score, it is easy to think that the defeat the team of Ivan Benes, first of all, should blame themselves.

However, this does not detract from the merits of our players. Before the big break they acted very cool, setting a high pace and quickly depriving center Kia Vaughn the opportunity to take under his shield free of the transmission. Well, Alina Yagupov expected terrorized the opponents defense scoring passes and distant shots that, combined with the three “greetings” by Catherine Dorogobuzova and Anna olkhovyk, shortly before the end of the second quarter provided the Ukrainian team amazing “+22”.

So what happened to her after the break – a rhetorical question. Cescom surprisingly easily managed to bring down the temp, translate Egupova on “rations” and again tries to tap Out. And if within the first 20 minutes Taisa Udodenko Olga Maznichenko “turn around” that is not allowed, it is now six times the ex-American girls let the hosts of the championship to resume the affair.

Numerous losses Yagupov and D of Andre moss (play Ukrainian ex-American – separate issue!), respectively 8 and 5, and the only one in the match far getting Elhotovo She, “ate” from our handicap exactly half, and in the beginning of the final quarter Won reduced the gap to 9 points. Fortunately, the dedication of the Ukrainians in defense and timely hitting olkhovyk because of the perimeter did not allow cescom to make a great miracle…

 

Vladimir HOLOPOV, head coach of Ukraine:

We played a match in two parts. First – everything was good, scored a lot of points. In the second half, the impression that we were trying to preserve their lead, and not to develop the advantage. I’m often asked: what is the difference between working with female and male teams? So the women are you absolutely can not predict the situation! It would seem that play well but within seconds everything can be destroyed. So, in the third quarter we scored only four points…

But in any case I am grateful to my players – they gave their all in the fight. We grabbed more rebounds at a higher team is an important aspect. I always tell the girls, picked up the ball, not the one who is above, and the one who followed…

Hungary – Spain – 48:62 (8:18, 13:12, 10:13, 17:19). In: Vandersloot (11), Krepakevich (11). And: little (17, 12 rebounds).

2nd round

SPAIN – UKRAINE – 76:54 (13:15, 22:19, 20:9, 21:11)

Spain: Torrens (26 + 7 rebounds + 5 assists + 4 steals), Nicholls (0 + 7 rebounds), little (16 + 18 rebounds), Palau (0), Cruz (6) – start; Harhai (19), Dominguez (4), Romero (3), Gilles (1), Sanchez (0), Rodriguez (0).

Ukraine: Dorogobuzova (0), Malashenko (3), Udodenko (21 + 6 rebounds + 5 steals), moss (0), Yagupov (23 + 8 rebounds + 4 assists) – start; olkhovyk (3), Lackovic (2), Maznichenko (0), bila Tserkva (0), Gorobets (0), Naumenko (0), Spitkovsky (0).

Judges: Yurash (Serbia), Creech (Slovakia), Malo (Canada).

June 17. Hradec Králové. “Hradec Kralove Arena.” 966 viewers.

On the eve of this match, the Spain coach Lucas Mondelo noticed that the national team of Ukraine it is unfair to many still poorly understood. Apparently, had in mind the coaching staff of the Czech Republic. But the Spanish coach is clearly a hypocrite if meant yourself personally. After all, during the reporting of the confrontation task of his team highlight the very good: let one zealous Yagupov, but will not allow to do this to anyone else! And really not allowed, with the exception of Udodenko…

It Taisa, of course, in conjunction with Yagupov, in response to the initial spurt of Spanish – 9:0, they organized a counterattack of the Ukrainian team – 13:0. And then for a long time were not allowed to Shine in all the talent former American player Sancho Lyttle.

But, unfortunately, this is a good place to remember moss. And, not laudatory epithets. First of all, because of her failures in the defense of Spain has full freedom of action was recognized scorer Torrens, which to miss this opportunity not going. So if Yagupov, Udodenko gaining points in the fight, Torrens – ease.

And after a long break in the camp of the Ukrainian team is clearly evident and the weakness of the “benches”, while her opponents with her great joined Mar Hargai. When Udodenko visibly tired, little one, quickly gathered under our shield as many rebounds as all Ukrainian women – false. Ended it all in the 35th minute with the fifth foul Yagupov. In the remaining time Spain ruthlessly developed the separation from the “+9” to the final “+22″…

 

Vladimir HOLOPOV, head coach of Ukraine:

– We lost to a very strong opponent. Let me remind you, is a silver medalist of the Olympics in Rio. We lasted for 20 minutes when the game was even, then came the failure. Physically addicted, stopped moving on offense. In addition, the Spanish flu took 23 rebounds on our Board (just in a match – 53:29 in favor of the rivals!), which makes me ask the girls: where were they at the time?!

Another point from the statistics report. Spain made them twice more – 18 vs 9. Rivals constantly beat, tied up on itself, exacerbated… we probably had more individual than a team. We played less for each other than yesterday.

The failures in the third quarter? We may have a really short bench. Statistics show that failure to account goes under changes of leaders. Not enough rotation to keep all 40 minutes at the same level. As soon as the major players sit – start problems. Although, for example, in Spain, the Foundation also plays a lot of time. Therefore, based on our preparation for the tournament, we have to add on the go. In particular, in terms of endurance. I hope so.

Regarding moss… Before the tournament I believed that we have the advantage in the back line. Today, however, the strengths of the D Andry not been used at all, and she herself did not work. I think it was just not her day…

Czech Republic – Hungary – 70:74 (20:24, 18:14, 12:17, 20:19). H: Hanusova (17). In: Nagy-Bujdoso (21), Fegyverneki (20).

One round before the group stage is complete, it became clear that the team of the hosts of the championship by far, finishing it last, and the teams of Ukraine and Hungary will advance to the next round.

Ukrainian and Hungarian players will play among themselves the second place in group A, and then the winner of this pair will play with the third team of group b – most likely, Slovakia. The winner of this match will receive a ticket to the quarterfinals, and the loser will go home.

Sergey DATSENKO, Sport-Express in Ukraine

AND P IO ON

1. Spain 2 2 0 4 138-102

2. Hungary 2 1 1 3 122-132

3. UKRAINE 2 1 1 3 113-123

4. Czech Republic 2 0 2 2 117-133

3rd round, June 19: Hungary – UKRAINE, Czech Republic and Spain.

Group B

The 1st tour. Belarus – Italy – 60:80 (16:18, 12:20, 12:26, 20:16). B: Bentley (17). And: Sottana (20), Jangalene (18).

Turkey – Slovakia – 69:58 (26:18, 19:15, 11:12, 13:13). T: Hollingsworth (14). From: Balintova (17).

2 nd round. Slovakia – Belarus – 68:59 (15:16, 17:17, 19:11, 17:15). From: Zhirkov (22), Zuzana růžičková (8 + 15 rebounds). B: Snytina (12).

Italy – Turkey – 53:54 (17:12, 13:18, 12:15, 11:9). And: Jangalason (23 + 10 rebounds). T: Hollingsworth (29 + 21 selection).

AND P IO ON

1. Turkey 2 2 0 4 123-111

2. Italy 2 1 1 3 133-114

3. Slovakia 2 1 1 3 126-128

4. Belarus 2 0 2 2 119-148

3rd round, June 19: Belarus – Turkey, Slovakia, Italy.

Group C

The 1st tour. Serbia – Greece 60:69 (11:19, 19:16, 21:18, 9:16). From: Milovanovic (17). G: Span (18), Multi (16).

Slovenia – France – 68:70 (9:18, 24:16, 15:14, 20:22). From: Barich (18). F: SAC (16).

2 nd round. Greece – Slovenia – 56:59 (14:12, 19:11, 14:21, 9:15). G: Calciu (23). From: Lechich (15).

France – Serbia – 73:57 (15:19, 18:15, 19:9, 21:14). F: Miam (17), Dumerc (17). From: Milovanovic (18), Petrovich (18).

AND P IO ON

1. France 2 2 0 4 143-125

2. Slovenia 2 1 1 3 127-126

3. Greece 2 1 1 3 125-119

4. Serbia 2 0 2 2 117-142

3rd round, June 19: Serbia – Slovenia, France and Greece.

Group D

The 1st tour. Belgium – Montenegro – 66:64 (25:13, 15:18, 12:15, 14:18). B: Mestdag (19), Massaman (18). H: Robinson (19 + 17 rebounds), Shkerovich (18).

Latvia – Russia – 59:71 (17:12, 7:22, 19:19, 16:18). L: Gorky (20), Steinberg (15 + 12 rebounds). R: Prince (19), Valeeva (15 + 12 rebounds).

2 nd round. Montenegro – Latvia – 55:76 (23:15, 14:23, 12:14, 6:24). H: Robinson (14 + 16 rebounds). L: Gorky (27), Steinberg (16 + 10 rebounds).

Russia – Belgium – 75:76 FROM (15:29, 17:17, 17:15, 19:7, 7:8). R: Prince (17), Valeeva (16 + 14 rebounds). B: Massaman (23), Wauters (20), Mestdagh (16).

AND P IO ON

1. Belgium 2 2 0 4 142-139

2. Russia 2 1 1 3 146-135

3. Latvia 2 1 1 3 135-126

4. Montenegro 2 0 2 2 119-142

3rd round, June 19: Latvia – Belgium, Montenegro – Russia.

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