Turkey - Sweden 61-72 Sweden was better than Turkey in do-or-die game and advanced to the Qualifying Round at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Sweden celebrated 61-72 victory for 1-2 record in Group A, what was enough for third place. At the other side, Turkey ended with poor 0-3 and they will fight for the survival in Division A. They will continue in Group G (13-16 places). Sweden shined after the breather to make 12-20 in Q3 and later managed to keep the lead for rest of the way. Quarters: 13-16, 19-18, 12-20, 17-18. Anna Lundqvist (176-G-96) was a key player in victory with double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Anna Stern (165-PG-96) had 13 points and 5 assists, while Anna Tivenius (184-F-96) helped with 11 points and 12 rebs. In defeat, Serife Onar (167-PG-96) scored 17 points and Ezgi Manlaci (175-G-96) had 13 pts (5 rebs). Their third scorer was Rojin Karahan (172-SF-96) with 11 points.
Hungary - Belgium 37-58 Belgium is the winner of Group A with perfect 3-0 record. They outplayed Hungary today 37-58 to end as No.1 in this pool. Hungary dropped to 2-1, but they also advanced to the next stage of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Hungary is the second ranked team in this group. Belgium made plus 14 at the halftime and smashed its rival in Q3 with 4-18. All after that was just the formality. Eva Devliegher (170-SG-96) scored 12 points in victory and Laeticia Mpoyi (179-C-96) shined with 10 points, plus 11 rebounds. Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) delivered 8 points today. Germany got 7 points and 7 rebounds from Agnes Dobos (190-C-96). Anna Abahazy (187-C-96) stopped to 6 pts. Championship continues on Monday.
Greece - Serbia 72-58 Greece registered its first win at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They outsmarted Serbia 72-58 for 1-2 record in Group B. Serbia and Slovakia have the same numbers, but Greece is the best team in this circle, while Serbia has the worst digits. It means that Greece advanced to the second stage as No.2, while Serbia finished as the last ranked team in this group and will fight for the survival in Division A. Serbia made 2-point lead in the first ten minutes, but all after that belonged to Greece. Quarters: 10-12, 25-15, 20-19, 17-12. Their key player was Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (170-PG-96) with 21 points and 5 assists. Christiana Gerostergiou (176-G/F-96) had 18 points and 5 boards, while Eleanna Christinaki (181-G-96) added 14 pts, plus 5 rebs. In Serbia, Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) had 13 points and 6 rebs (0/7 for FG2). Tijana Cukic (173-PG-96), Julijana Vojinovic (174-PG-96) and Zeljka Petkovic (188-C-96) stopped to 8 pts each. Championship continues on Monday.
Slovakia - Russia 55-82 Russia registered third straight win at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. This time they blasted Slovakia 55-82 for perfect 3-0 record in Group B. Russia is the winner of this pool, while Slovakia ended as No.3. Both teams advanced to the Qualifying Round. Russia made 17-point lead in the first quarter and increased it to plus 30 until the halftime. All after that was just the formality. Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) led Russia with 18 points today. Anastasia Borovykh (173-SG-96) and Elizaveta Bratchikova (189-PF-96) (9 rebs) scored 13 and 12 points respectively. Kristina Matuskova (172-PG-96) answered with 12 points for Slovakia and Karin Miksadova (179-SF-96) had one point less. Lucia Ondrejkova (170-G/F-96) stopped to 8 points. All teams will take a rest on Sunday.
Czech Republic - Croatia 65-59 Czech Republic was better than Croatia today 65-59 in the battle for the second place in Preliminary Group C. Czech Republic ended this phase as No.2 with 2-1 record, while Croatia dropped to third place with 1-2. Both teams advanced to the Qualifying Round of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Czech Republic shined in Q2 and Q3 to secure the victory in this game. Quarters: 15-18, 19-13, 16-11, 15-17. Sarah Berankova (176-PG-96) stepped up for the winners with 14 points. Gabriela Andelova (191-PG-96) (8 rebs) and Michaela Kanukova (188-C-96) (6 rebs) followed with 11 points each. In Croatia, Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) collected 21 points and 6 boards. Their second scorer was Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) with 11 points (9 rebs) and Patricia Bura (185-C-96) had 8 pts (5 rebs). Championship continues on Monday.
United Kingdom - France 40-77 France is the winner of Preliminary Group C in Miskolc. They handed 40-77 loss to United Kingdom for perfect 3-0 record in this pool. Of course, France advanced the Qualifying Round of U16 EuroBasket. At the other side, UK is the last ranked team in this group with 0-3. They will fight for the survival in Division A. France dominated during the entire game today. Quarters: 9-16, 10-24, 7-17, 14-20. Carla Blatrie (170-G-96) scored 14 points for the winners and Katia Clanet (187-F-96) added 2 less. Marie Milapie (191-C-96) helped with 11 points and 8 rebounds. In UK, Shanice Norton (170-SG-97) was better than the others with 13 points. Their second scorers were Rhianna-Mae Laing (170-PG-97) and Savannah Wilkinson (178-SG-98) with 5 points each.
Italy - Holland 47-49 Holland grabbed 47-49 thriller win against Italy in the last day of the Preliminary Round at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. There is a three-way tie now in this pool with Spain, Italy and Holland all having the same 2-1 record. In this circle, Italy is No.1, Holland is No.2 and Spain is No.3. All three teams advanced to the Qualifying Round. It was a very exciting meeting today. The fourth quarter saw both teams missing a lot of shots, with Holland prevailing in the end after Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) missed a three-point-shot in the buzzer. Quarters: 16-12, 13-11, 11-14, 7-12. Deborah Vos (178-PF-96) led the winners with 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Fleur Kuijt (174-G-96) netted 13 points. Emese Hof (188-C-96) helped her country with 7 points and 16 rebounds. Italy got 9 points and 6 rebs from Cecilia Zandalasini. Arianna Beretta (177-SF-96) also scored 9 points and Martina Kacerik (179-F-96) added on less (5 as). Competition continues on Monday.
Germany - Spain 47-67 Spain advanced to the Qualifying Round of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They outplayed Germany today 47-67 for 2-1 record in Group D. That is enough for the second stage. At the other side, Germany ended Preliminary Round with 0-3 and they will fight for the survival in Division A. Germany will be transferred to Group G (places 13-16). Spain dominated in the first half and during the last ten minutes as well, and it was enough for comfortable win at the end. Quarters: 10-17, 12-19, 15-14, 10-17. Itsaso Conde (185-PF-96) top-scored in Spain with 13 points. Elena Capella (171-G-96) had 9 points, while Laia Flores (170-SF-96) and Laura Quevedo (193-F-96) netted 7 pts each. In defeat, Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) collected 15 points and 5 rebounds. Patricia Brossmann (180-SF-97) had 9 pts and 11 rebounds, while Lena Wenke (178-SF-96) stopped to 7 points (5 rebs).
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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