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New Hyde Park Olympian Watch 2012: Day 9

Following New Hyde Park’s Lisa Karcic and the Croatian basketball team at the London Olympics.

For those of you who are Olympic junkies or who just want to know how our local Olympian did in their latest match, Patch is keeping track of all the scoring as and hold themselves up to the Olympic ideal of “Citius, Altius, Fortius” in their quest for glory at the 30th Olympic Summer Games in London.

The London 2012 Summer Olympics have been a game of first for the Croatian women’s basketball team. They have played their first game on the Olympic stage, an 81-56 loss to the United States. They have had their first win, a 75-56 win over Angola. Their first quarterfinal Olympic game will have to wait until at least Rio in 2016.

For their final match in Group A, the Croatian women had a match against Turkey, with their fate in their own hands, they would have had to win in order to secure second place in Group A behind the United States and advance.

Neither happened.

Croatia had gotten out to a 24-18 first quarter thanks to an 8-2 run before taking their foot off the throttle in the second, only managing to score 7 points, down 32-31 at the half.

Turkey then managed to take command in the third, rattling off 25 points and cruising to the 70-65 final. Turkey had four of its players score in double-digits.

Both teams had a significant amount of turnovers, with 19 from Turkey compared with 16 from Croatia. Turkey shot 17-21 at the line while Croatia (1-4) only managed 11 of 17 shots and was 6-19 from behind the arc with a .375 shooting percentage. Turkey was .397 in shooting, making only 3 FGs on 15 tries.

Croatian forward Ana Lelas led the team with 14 points, 4 FGs, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Karcic was the only player who did not get any time in the game.

Croatia finishes the 2012 Olympics with a 1-4 record.

1 2 3 4 F Turkey 18 15 25 12 70 Croatia 24 7 13 21 65

 

Karcic’s Stats Game Min FG 3Pt FT OFF REB AST TO STL BS PF PTS 11:03 0/3 0/1 0/0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2:11 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2:48 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1:49 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs. Turkey – 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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