Luxembourg cruises past Albania in Tirana - Aug 8, 2010
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EuroBasket, Division B: ALBANIA - LUXEMBOURG 44-88
Luxembourg registered the first win in Group B. After two straight defeats, Luxembourg was too strong for Albania on the road improving its score to 1-2. On the other side, Albania stays winless after two appearances. Lisy Hetting (173-G-90) was the leading player in victory with 16 points. Cathy Schmit (169-G-90) (5 rebs) and Kim Bruck (171-G/F-87) followed her with 13 points each. For the hosts, Adelajda Aliaj (188-C-87) (7 rebs) and Migena Plasa (185-C-76) scored 12 points each. Rezarta Hoxhaj (179-F-82) collected 11 pts and 8 boards.
Luxembourg took control on the hosts from the early beginning. They made 10-18 in the first ten minutes and were just worming up. Lisy Hetting and her teammates destroyed Albania in Q2 8-27 for huge 18-45 lead at the HT. Game winner was already known and the last next 20 minutes were just the formality. Luxembourg dominated in these two periods as well (12-21, 14-22) for the final 44-88 blowout.
Luxembourg will be free n the second round. They will be in action again on August 15 against Bosnia. Albania will also meet Bosnia, but on August 11.
Albania: Adelajda Aliaj 12+7 boards, Migena Plasa 12, Rezarta Hoxhaj 11+8 boards
Luxembourg: Lisy Hetting 16, Cathy Schmit 13+5 boards, Kim Bruck 13
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