Spain - Greece 75-28 Spain continued with impressive performance in Cagliari. They smashed Greece 75-28 in the Quarterfinals of U16 EuroBasket and will meet Turkey in the Semis. Greece will fight for the fifth place at this event. Their first rival will be Sweden. Leticia Romero (174-F-95) top-scored in Spain with 12 points. Judith Sole (190-C-95) had 11 points and 6 rebounds, while Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) helped with 10 pts and 7 rebs. In defeat, Dimitra Tsavou (182-F-96) collected 8 points and 5 rebs. Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (170-PG-96) stopped to 6 points. Quarters: 18-9, 18-4, 24-11, 15-4. Championship continues today.
Sweden - Turkey 53-56 Turkey grabbed 56-53 win against Sweden in the Quarterfinals of U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. Turkey advanced to the Semis, where they will play against powerful Spain. Sweden will fight for the fifth place at this event. Their first rival will be Greece. Busra Akbas (168-PG-95) stepped up for Turkey with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Their second scorer was Nurcan Basaran (176-F-95) with 10 points. In Sweden, Regan Magarity (187-F-96) shined with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Gabriella Hanson (180-G-95) had 13 pts and 7 rebs. Quarters: 10-15, 16-13, 17-15, 10-13. Semifinals are scheduled for today.
Italy - Russia 60-50 The host of U16 EuroBasket advanced to Semifinals of this event. Italy cruised past Russia 60-50 in the QFinals and will meet Belgium in the battle for the gold medal game. Russia will fight for the fifth place in Cagliari. Their first rival will be France. Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) was a key player in Italy with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Elisa Penna (185-F-95) had 10 points and Elisa Ercoli (190-C-95) helped with 8 points, plus 8 rebounds. On the other side, Yana Degtyarskaya (178-F-95) led the winners with 17 points. Polina Fedorova (188-F-95) had 12 points and 9 rebs. Quarters: 19-12, 15-15, 12-7, 14-16. Championship continues today.
Belgium - France 70-67 Belgium eliminated France 70-67 in the Quarterfinals of U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. It means that Belgium advanced to the Semis, where they will take on Italy. On the other side, France will be transferred to Classification Round from 5-8 place. Their first rival will be Russia. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-G/F-95) led the winners with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Margo De Korte (168-G-95) scored 17 points, while Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) added 12 pts. In the loosing squad, Berengere Dinga-Mbomi (174-G-95) responded with 20 points. Assitan Kone (191-F-95) also shined adding 17 points and 16 boards, while Aby Gaye (195-C-95) registered 14 pts and 9 rebs. Quarters: 16-17, 19-16, 17-14, 18-20. Championship continues today.
Czech Republic - Hungary 65-59 Czech Republic is a step closer to ninth place of the U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Hungary 65-59 and will meet Holland in the last day of the competition. On the other side, Hungary will play against Slovakia. The winner of that game will take position No.11. Kamila Hoskova (174-F-95) led Czech Republic with 21 points. Mariana Opocenska (183-F-95) had 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Sarah Berankova (174-PG-96) helped with 8 pts. In defeat, Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) collected 17 points and 6 rebounds. Vivien Borondy (170-PG-95) netted 14 pts. Quarters: 12-10, 16-13, 17-12, 20-24. Both teams will take a rest today.
Holland - Slovakia 52-48 Holland made a first step forward to ninth place in Cagliari. They grabbed 52-48 win against Slovakia and will have to beat Czech Republic on Sunday in order to take position No.9. On the other side, Slovakia will meet Hungary. The winner of that game will end as No.11 of U16 EuroBasket. Klaziena Guijt (173-G-95) came up with 12 points for Holland, while Merlin Lammerink (186-C-95) helped with double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) also had double-double to help her country: 10 pts and 11 rebs. In Slovakia, Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) was better than the others with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Their second scorer was Nikola Dudasova (169-PG-95) with 11 pts. Quarters: 15-7, 12-18, 8-11, 17-12. Both teams will take a rest today.
Finland - Croatia 61-54 Finland registered first win in Group G in Cagliari. They outplayed Croatia 61-54 for 1-3 record in this pool. On the other side, Croatia dropped to 2-2. Moona Hamalainen (184-F/C-95) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Jasmine Dolivo (165-PG-95) had 11 points and Anni Jamsa (167-PG-95) added three less than her. In defeat, Antonija Chiabov (190-C-95) (8 rebs) and Ivana Matic (181-F-95) netted 16 points each. Dana Saric (174-F-95) had 15 points and 6 boards. Quarters: 10-21, 14-10, 16-8, 21-15. In the next game Finland will meet Poland. Croatia will play against Serbia.
Serbia - Poland 62-66 Poland jumped to 2-2 in Group G in Cagliari. They outplayed Serbia in very important game 66-62 making a step forward to survival in U16 EuroBasket Division A. On the other side, Serbia dropped to 3-1. Weronika Telenga (189-C-95) shined for the winners with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Karolina Pobozy (188-F-96) (11 rebs) and Monika Buczak (166-PG-95) helped with 11 points each. In the loosing squad, Sanja Mandic (177-G-95) collected 26 points and 7 rebounds. Aleksandra Crvendakic (187-C/F-96) followed her with 18 points ad 6 rebs. Quarters: 24-16, 14-20, 11-15, 13-15. In the next game, Poland will meet Finland. Croatia will play against Serbia.
FINAL Spain - Germany 64-48 Spain conquered the title in Udine. They rallied past Germany in the championship game tonight. The victory marked the sixth title for the Spanish youngsters in the last ten editions of the tournament. Ainhoa Lacorzana (179-G/F-00) and Maria Pendande (188-C-00) produced 11 points each for the winners. Spain established a 32:27 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:10 run in the third term to open a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Spain limited their... [read more]
Spain - Germany 64-48 Spain conquered the title in Udine. They rallied past Germany in the championship game tonight. The victory marked the sixth title for the Spanish youngsters in the last ten editions of the tournament. Ainhoa Lacorzana (179-G/F-00) and Maria Pendande (188-C-00) produced 11 points each for the winners. Spain established a 32:27 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:10 run in the third term to open a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Spain limited their opponents to just 11 points in the fourth term and rallied to the triumph. Maria Torreblanca (177-F-00) had 10 points for the champions. Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-C-00) responded with 17 points for Germany.
Italy - France 50-68 France stepped onto the pedestal in Udine. They rallied past hosting Italy in the consolation final tonight. Kenza Salgues (174-G-00) scored 16 points to lead les Bleues. France established a 40:19 halftime lead. Italy narrowed the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. France held Italy to just 13 points in the fourth term and sealed a comfortable victory. Iliana Rupert (193-C-1) had 13 points for the winning side. Sara Madera (186-F/C-00) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Italy.
Lithuania - Croatia 51-54 Croatia secured the fifth-place finish in Udine. They beat Lithuania behind 16 points from Mihaela Lazic (168-G-00). Croatia dominated in the first half. They established a 36:23 halftime lead. Lithuania went on a determined comeback run in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Lorena Mihic (182-PF-00) had 15 points for the winners. Dalia Donskichyte (168-SG-00) responded with 23 points for Lithuania.
Belarus - Czech Republic 58-84 Czech Republic knocked down Belarus to victoriously finish their campaign at the championship. Katerina Galickova (178-F-00) provided 14 points in the win. Czech Republic unloaded 35 points in the first period to take a 22-point lead. Czech Republic protected the lead well throughout the reminder of the contest and marched to the win. Anezka Kopecka (181-PF-00) had 11 points in the victory. Ulyana Skiba (167-PG-00) and Yana Haliakova (184-F-1) responded with 11 points each for Belarus.
Latvia - Turkey 56-60 Turkey earned the ninth place at the championship. They beat Latvia in the classification clash. Goksen Fitik (170-SG-1) posted 12 points to lead the winners. Turkey piled up a 35:29 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Latvia pulled closer in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Fatmanur Karakas (168-SG-1) had 10 points in the victory. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) responded with 14 points for Latvia.
Russia - Hungary 63-56 Russia beat Hungary to clinch the 11th position in Udine. Daria Repnikova (180-SG-00) scored 20 points to lead the winners. Hungary grabbed a 12:8 lead ten minutes into the game. But Russia bounced back in the next periods. They posted a 42:37 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Russia sank 21 points in the fourth term to seal the win. Mariia Antoshina (173-PG-00) had 13 points for the winners. Barbara Angyal (173-PG-1) responded with 18 points for Hungary.
Serbia - Portugal 77-74 Serbia eked out a narrow win over Portugal and remained in Division A for the next season. Portugal ensured a 31:25 halftime lead. Serbia however picked up the tempo after the big break. They unloaded 30 points to secure a 9-point lead heading into the fourth term. Portugal unloaded 28 points but could not avoid relegation. Jelena Mitrovic (204-C-1) tallied 23 points and 23 rebounds for Serbia. Nadezda Nedeljkov (171-SG-1) added 17 points for the winners. Raquel Laneiro (165-G-00) responded with 14 points for Portugal.
Sweden - Slovakia 73-49 Sweden wrapped up their campaign in Udine with victory. They cruised past Slovakia to clinch the 15th place. Precious Johnson (189-C-00) nailed 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Slovakia grabbed a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. But Sweden limited their opponents to just 27 points in the next three quarters to march to the victory. Patricia Elias (161-PG-00) chipped in 15 points for the wining side. Natalia Senova (172-PG-00) replied with 12 points for Slovakia.
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