Qualification for Quarter-Finals Top Performers: Guelich, Fasoula, Spanou, Fiebich, Holesinska
LJUBLJANA / TEL AVIV (Slovenia / Israel) - Marie Guelich had a night to remember in the Qualification for Quarter-Finals as she took Top Performer honors and sent Germany soaring into the last eight.
Unstoppable in the 79-69 triumph against Slovakia, Guelich ensured that Germany made the Quarter-Finals for the first time since 1997. She was on fire and accumulated a performance efficiency valuation of 33 after scoring 26 points, shooting 73 percent from the field and also adding 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
She is joined in the lineup by her teammate Leonie Fiebich who also posted an eye-catching effort in the contest. Not even born the last time Germany made the last eight of the competition, she went to work with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Petra Holesinska of Czech Republic is also looking forward to stepping out in the Quarter-Finals after leading her side past Greece in a 79-76 nail-biter in Tel Aviv. The guard came up with 19 points, including a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line which was pivotal in such a tight contest. She also harvested 8 assists and 3 rebounds.
The loss was tough on Greece duo Mariella Fasoula and Artemis Spanou. They both attained performance efficiency valuations of 27, with the former claiming a 26 points and 13 rebound double-double, while Spanou contributed 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.