Belgium - Italy 54-43 Belgium advanced to the Big Final of U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They outplayed Italy 54-43 in the Semis and will meet Spain in the gold medal game. On the other side, Italy will fight for Bronze. Their rival will be Turkey. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-G/F-95) was a key player in Belgium once again collecting 29 points and 5 rebounds. Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) helped with 8 points. In the loosing squad, Elisa Penna (185-F-95) was better than the others with 14 points. Anna Djedjemel (169-PG-95) was their second scorer with 9 pts. Quarters: 12-14, 13-17, 16-6, 13-6. Today is the last day of the competition in Cagliari.
Spain - Turkey 79-52 Spain extended their winning streak to eight games and advanced to the Big Final of U16 EuroBasket in Cagliari. They eliminated Turkey in the Semis 79-52 and will fight for the Gold against Belgium. Turkey will play against Italy for third place. Italy is the host of this event. Maria Arrojo (186-F-85) led Spain with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Leticia Romero (174-F-95) had 11 points, while Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) and Yaiza Rodriguez (163-PG-95) netted 9 points each. In defeat, Nurcan Basaran (176-F-95) collected 13 points and 7 rebs. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) followed her with 10 points and 8 boards. Quarters: 20-14, 16-15, 19-8, 24-15. Today is the last day of the championship in Cagliari.
Greece - Sweden 74-50 Greece made a first step forward to fifth place in Cagliari. They blasted Sweden 74-50 and will meet Russia today. The winner of that meeting will end as No.5 of U16 EuroBasket. On the other side, Sweden will play against France for the seventh place. Anna Stamolamprou (165-PG-95) exploded in Greece with 30 points. Eleni Kyratzi (170-PG-95) scored 16 points, while Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (170-PG-96) added 10 points, 10 boards and 5 assists. In Sweden, Regan Magarity (187-F-96) shined with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Their second scorer was Veronika Mirkovic (183-C-95) with 9 pts. Quarters: 18-14, 11-16, 25-15, 20-5. Championship ends today.
France - Russia 67-80 OT Russia needed an OT to beat France yesterday in Cagliari, 80-67. Thanks to this win Russia will have a chance to fight for the fifth place and their rival will be Greece. On the other side, France will play for the seventh place in Cagliari. They will meet Sweden. Ekaterina Tsukanova (183-F-95) led the winners with 15 points. Elizaveta Komarova (170-PG-95) scored 13 points, while Yana Degtyarskaya (178-F-95) (6 rebs) and Yuliya Chaykovskaya (173-G-95) helped with 12 points each. In France, Assitan Kone (191-F-95) shined with double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Aby Gaye (195-C-95) collected 16 points and 6 boards. Quarters: 15-16, 19-15, 18-17, 11-15, 4-17 OT. Championship ends today.
Poland - Finland 75-59 Poland improved their record to 3-2 in Group G. They outplayed Finland 75-59 and will meet Croatia today in do-or-die game. The winner will survive in U16 EuroBasket Division A, while the other team will face with relegation. Finland dropped to 1-4 with no chance to survive. Karolina Pobozy (188-F-96) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds in Poland. Weronika Telenga (189-C-95) had 15 points and 15 boards, and Julia Drop helped with 13 pts, plus 5 rebs. In the loosing squad, Anni Jamsa (167-PG-95) top-scored with 12 points. Tuuli Menna (180-F-96) had one point less than her. Quarters: 17-8, 25-13, 20-27, 13-11. Championship ends today. As mentioned above, Poland will meet Croatia. Finland will take on Serbia.
Croatia - Serbia 60-70 Serbia secured survival in U16 EuroBasket Division A. They outplayed Croatia 70-60 for 4-1 record in Group G. On the other side, Croatia dropped to 2-3. Sanja Mandic (177-G-95) paced Serbia to victory with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Aleksandra Crvendakic (187-C/F-96) (10 rebs) and Duska Nikitovic (95) (5 rebs) helped with 13 and 11 points respectively. In defeat, Inja Butina (170-PG-95) collected 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Ivana Matic (181-F-95) also scored 18 pts in this loss. Quarters: 25-15, 10-21, 10-22, 15-12. Croatia will meet Poland today in do-or-die game. Serbia will play against Finland.
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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