Sweden - Belgium 44-82 Belgium registered second straight win at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They blasted Sweden 44-82 for perfect 2-0 record in Preliminary Group A and already booked a spot for the next stage. Eva Devliegher (170-SG-96) led the winners in scoring with 13 points, while Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) was their best player with 12 pts, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (valuation 21). Kyara Linskens (189-C-96) added 11 points and 6 boards for just 14 minutes on the court. Sweden did not have anyone with double digits in scoring. Andjela Hrnjez (185-C-96) (8 rebs) delivered 9 points, Elin Ljunggren (182-F-96) had 8 and Sigrid Sandstrom (177-G-96) stopped to 7 pts. Sweden dropped to 0-2 after this loss. Belgium trashed its rival in the second quarter 9-29 for 20-point lead at the halftime. They increased it to plus 24 with ten minutes remaining and limited Sweden to only 2 points for rest of the way, while draining 16 at the other side. In the last day of the Preliminary Round, Belgium will meet host Hungary. Sweden will take on Turkey hoping they can reach the next stage.
Turkey - Hungary 68-87 The host of U16 EuroBasket Division A had another great game in the front of its fans. They cruised past Turkey 68-87 and already booked a spot for the Qualifying Round. Hungary and Belgium share the first place in Group A with perfect 2-0 record. They will meet tomorrow in the last day of the Preliminary Round. Turkey (0-2) will play against Sweden in do-or-die game for both teams. Hungary won every single quarter today: 14-19, 14-19, 17-22, 23-27. Their best player was Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Debora Dubei (180-SF-97) had 18 pts and 9 rebs, while Timea Toth (184-PF-97) collected 15 points and 9 rebs. In Turkey, Serife Onar (167-PG-96) shined with 23 points and 9 assists. Betul Erkoyuncu (186-C-96) had 12 points (5 rebs) and Basak Altunbey (187-C-96) collected 10 pts, plus 11 boards in defeat.
Serbia - Russia 60-73 Both teams celebrated in Day One of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Russia managed to beat Serbia today 60-73 for perfect 2-0 record in Group A. Russia already booked a spot for the Qualifying Round and they will have a chance to win this pool. Tomorrow, Russia will play against Slovakia. Serbia dropped to 1-1 and its last rival in the Preliminary Round will be Greece. Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) stepped up for Russia with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Anastasia Borovykh (173-SG-96) posted 14 points. Tatiana Sema (193-C-96) collected 12 points and 7 rebounds in this victory. In the loosing squad, Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) shined with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Zeljka Petkovic (188-C-96) (5 rebs) and Tijana Cukic (173-PG-96) (5 as) netted 11 and 10 points respectively. Russia made 6-point lead in the first quarter and extended it to 9 until the halftime. Serbia made turn in 27th minute and it was 45-42, but Russia answered with 0-9 run for rest of the period. Serbia came to minus 2 at the beginning of the last quarter, but Russia once again replied and jumped to 54-63 with 5 minutes remaining, what was too much for its rival.
Greece - Slovakia 35-44 Slovakia registered its first win at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc, Group B. They failed against Serbia in Day One, but managed to beat Greece today 35-44. Slovakia limited its rival to just ten points in the first half, which helped them to take 11-point lead in this low-scoring meeting. They jumped to 16-31 at the middle of Q3, but Greece didn't give up and came to minus 5 with 2 minutes remaining. Slovakia answered with mini 0-4 run and had no troubles to keep the lead for rest of the way. Quarters: 5-10, 5-11, 11-10, 14-13. Veronika Remenarova (185-F-97) had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Kristina Matuskova (172-PG-96) and Lucia Ondrejkova (170-G/F-96) netted 8 points each. In Greece, Maria Goula (178-G/F-96) scored 9 points and Vasiliki Karambatsa (183-F-96) added 7 points, plus 19 rebounds. Kleanthi Oikonomaki (182-F-96) had 7 points and 9 rebs. Tomorrow, Slovakia (1-1) will play against Russia for the first place in this pool. Greece (0-2) will meet Serbia in do-or-die game.
Czech Republic - United Kingdom 65-48 Czech Republic cruised past UK 65-48 in Day Two of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Both teams had 0-1 before this meeting (Group C). Thanks to this win Czech Republic already booked a spot for the Qualifying Round. At the other side, UK dropped to 0-2 and failed to reach the next stage. UK will end as the last ranked team of this pool. Gabriela Andelova (191-PG-96) exploded with 28 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. She made 7 of 14 attempts from behind the arc. Sarah Berankova (176-PG-96) and Eliska Mircova (176-PG-96) netted 9 points each. In UK, Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) posted 17 points. Their second scorer was Samanta Clement (176-PG-97) with only 7 pts. Quarters: 13-18, 16-11, 15-11, 21-8. Czech Republic will play against Croatia tomorrow. UK will meet top-ranked France.
Croatia - France 62-64 France jumped to 2-0 in Group C of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They grabbed 62-64 thriller win against Croatia (1-1) today. The last two minutes were emotional, but the French avoided overtime with Carla Blatrie (170-G-96) making the decisive lay-up with just 12 seconds to go. Croatia destroyed France in Q3 with 17-2 for 48-43 lead, but Blatrie and her teammates were strong enough to recover and to take the victory at the end. Croatia had the last possession, but Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) missed a lay-up. Quarters: 16-20, 15-21, 17-2, 14-21. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) had 14 points and 8 rebounds for France, who already booked a spot for the Qualifying Round. Katia Clanet (187-F-96) (5 rebs) and Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) posted 11 and 10 points respectively. Dojkic shined at the other side with 26 points and 5 rebounds, but as mentioned above she missed the last basket. Anita Kelava (185-PF-97) had 15 pts and 10 boards, while Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) added 12 pts and 7 rebs. Tomorrow, France will play against the UK. Croatia will meet Czech Republic.
Italy - Germany 73-38 Italy registered another easy win at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. This time Italy blasted Germany 73-38 for 2-0 record in Group D. There is one more day to go at this stage, but Italy already secured a spot for the Qualifying Round. At the other side, Germany dropped to 0-2 and their chances to reach the next stage drastically decreased. Italy was way better team during the entire game. Quarters: 13-6, 20-9, 24-11, 16-12. Francesca Russo (172-SG-96) netted 15 points for the winners and Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) posted 2 less. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) helped her country with 12 points. In Germany, Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) scored 12 points and Lena Wenke (178-SF-96) had 9. Italy will play against Holland tomorrow. Germany's rival will be Spain (1-1).
Holland - Spain 45-53 Box-score and game report will be available soon.
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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