Finland Demolish Luxembourg

30.06.2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

5. Taru Tuukkanen (Finland)
Finland's Taru Tuukkanen was once more unstoppable, contributing 25 points and 18 rebounds.

Finland showed no mercy as they ripped apart winless Luxembourg in a 92-45 victory in Group E of the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

At one point in the second half, Finland went on a 34-0 run that turned a comfortable lead into an outright rout.

Luxembourg, trailing from the start, were still vaguely in touch when Jill Bausch's three-pointer made it 49-39 with 3:31 to go in the third quarter.

But Taru Tuukkanen's put-back from Evita Iiskola's missed lay-up sparked the huge run that ended with two free-throws from Tuukkanen before Cathy Schmit ended more than 10 minutes of basketball with a point for Luxembourg with a jump-shot.

By then, however, it barely mattered, and Tuukkanen rounded off an impressive personal display with the final two baskets of the match.

Tuukkanen finished with 25 points and added 18 rebounds, while Tiina Sten added 18 points and Linda Lehtoranta 11.
Lisy Hetting led Luxembourg with 12 points.


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