United Kingdom - Germany 63-66 Germany grabbed 66-63 thriller win against United Kingdom in the Big Final of U16 Eurobasket Division B in Arad. Germany won the Gold and this event, while Silver belongs to UK. Both teams earned a promotion for Division A, where they will compete next year. Ama Degbeon (183-F-95) led Germany in scoring with 17 points. Noemie Rouault (180-F-95) had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) helped with 12 points and 6 assists. In the loosing squad, Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott (183-PG-95) was much better than the others with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) (5 as) and Cheridene Green (187-C-95) scored 13 and 12 points respectively. It was a very exciting game until the end. UK had the last possession, but they missed for 3-pts. Quarters: 15-20, 14-16, 16-16, 18-14.
Latvia - Bulgaria 84-52 Latvia won the Bronze at the U16 EuroBasket Division B. They outplayed Bulgaria 84-52 in the last day of the competition to win third place. Bulgaria ended as No.4 and stays without the medal. Katrina Visnevica (171-G-95) came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Kitija Laksa (180-G-96) had 18 points and 6 boards, while Kate Kreslina (178-PG-96) helped with 10 points. Borislava Hristova (180-F-96) shined in defeat with 28 points and 6 boards. Yana Jekova (172-G/F-96) was their second scorer with only 6 pts. Quarters: 20-11, 18-11, 22-20, 24-10. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They grabbed 66-63 victory against UK in the Finals.
Lithuania - Ukraine 83-68 Lithuania finished as the fifth ranked team of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Arad. They outplayed Ukraine 83-68 in the last day of the competition to take this spot. Of course, Ukraine ended as No.6 at this event. Austeja Sirsinaityte (164-PG-95) (6 as) and Simona Baciulyte (172-G-95) led the winners with 19 points each. Dalia Belickaite (175-F-96) secured a great help adding 16 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. In the loosing squad, Nataliya Skorbatyuk (183-F-95) top-scored with 22 points. Oksana Batrakova (186-C-95) shined with 17 points and 15 boards. Quarters: 16-21, 31-13, 17-18, 19-16. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They beat Belgium 66-63 in the Big Final.
Romania - Portugal 54-62 Portugal was too strong for Romania 62-54 in the last day of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Arad. Thanks to this win Portugal ended as No.7 of this event. The host Romania finished as No.8. Laura Ferreira (177-G-95) (6 rebs) and Joana Soeiro (170-PG-95) led the winners with 15 points each. Mafalda Pereira (180-F-95) followed her with 13 points and 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Paula Lenart (178-F-96) was better than the others with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Bianca Blanaru (193-C-95) had 11 points and 10 boards. Quarters: 13-19, 13-16, 11-13, 17-14. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They grabbed 66-63 win against Belgium in the Big Final.
Slovenia - Estonia 59-45 Slovenia was better than Estonia 59-45 in the last day of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Arad. Thanks to this win Slovenia ended as No.9 at this event. Estonia finished as tenth ranked team. Eva Lisec (191-C-95) top-scored in Slovenia with 13 points. Larisa Ocvirk (184-F-97) and Anja Valentincic (181-F-95) helped with 12 points and 8 rebounds each. In defeat, Trine Kasemagi (190-C-95) had 19 points and 9 rebounds. Their second scorer was Marie Roosalu (177-F-96) (8 rebs) with 7 points. Quarters: 13-11, 15-11, 21-10, 10-13. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They grabbed 66-63 win against Belgium in the Big Final.
Switzerland - Denmark 60-70 Denmark celebrated 70-60 win against Switzerland in the last day of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Arad. Thanks to this win Denmark finished as No.11 of this event. Switzerland ended as twelfth ranked team. Sofie Preetzmann (180-G-95) stepped up in Denmark with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Frederikke Mollerup (177-G-95) had 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Julie Hoeier (185-C-95) added 10 points, plus 11 boards. In the loosing squad, Dijana Milenkovic (180-F-96) delivered 27 points. Tiffanie Zali (182-F-95) had 14 points and 8 rebs. Quarters: 22-22, 18-14, 8-17, 12-17. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They grabbed 66-63 win against United Kingdom in the Big Final.
Luxembourg - Ireland 60-45 Luxembourg was better than Ireland 60-45 in the last day of U16 EuroBasket in Arad. Thanks to this win Luxembourg avoided last place at this event ending it as No.14. Luxembourg made 3-1 record in Group G, while Ireland ended with poor 0-4. Mia Pauly (176-F-96) came up with 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Charlie Bidinger (167-G-95) scored 10 points, while Alexa Sanelli (174-F-95) added 8 pts. In defeat, Jennifer Sheehan (170-PG-95) delivered 11 points. Their second scorer was Samantha Massey (178-C-95) with 9 pts. Quarters: 10-13, 6-13, 28-6, 16-13. Germany won the Gold in Arad. They grabbed 69-66 win against UK.
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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