Slovakia - Belgium 47-59 Belgium jumped to 3-0 record in Group E of the Qualifying Round in Miskolc (U16 EuroBasket). They cruised past Slovakia 59-47 on Monday and already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals, despite there are two more rounds to go at this stage. Belgium shares first place in the group with Russia. At the other side, Slovakia dropped to 1-2, but still has a nice chance to advance. Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) (6 rebs), Eva Devliegher (170-SG-96) (5 rebs) and Laeticia Mpoyi (179-C-96) (5 rebs) led the winners with 10 points each. Slovakia got 12 points from Katarina Urbaniova (169-PG-96). Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) and Lucia Ondrejkova (170-G/F-96) (5 rebs) netted 8 and 6 points respectively. Belgium was up by 8 at the halftime and jumped to plus 13 with one quarter remaining. It was too much for Slovakia for rest of the way. Belgium will play against last ranked Greece in the next round. Slovakia will meet Sweden.
Sweden - Russia 37-61 Russia already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. It was only the first round of the Qualifying Round, but Russia outplayed Sweden 61-37 and jumped to 3-0 in Group E, what is already enough for the next stage. Sweden dropped to 0-3 in this pool. Russia made 8-point lead in the first quarter and limited its rival to 6 pts in Q2, while scoring 21 at the other side. It means that Russia had plus 20 at the halftime and all after that was just the formality. Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) was their top-scorer with 14 points. Zhosselina Maiga (193-C-96) had 10 points and 6 rebounds, and Elizaveta Bratchikova (189-PF-96) added 8 pts and 10 boards. Andjela Hrnjez (185-C-96) answered with 8 points and 7 rebounds in loss, but with poor shot percentage for 2 and 3 pts. Elin Ljunggren (182-F-96) and Kajsa Carlsson (179-F-96) posted 6 pts apiece. In the next round, Russia will play against Hungary. Sweden's rival will be Slovakia.
Greece - Hungary 42-74 Hungary did a great job against Greece on Monday. Hungary blasted its rival 74-42 for 2-1 record in the Qualifying Group E of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. That is currently enough for third place and Hungary is already with one leg in the Quarterfinals. Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) shined for the winners with 15 and 7 rebounds, and Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) also added 15 pts to this victory. Debora Dubei (180-SF-97) followed them with 13 points and 5 boards. In Greece, Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (170-PG-96) was better than the others with 12 points. Eleanna Christinaki (181-G-96) (5 rebs) and Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) had 6 pts each. Hungary exploded in the first quarter making 31-8 lead. Greece simply was not able to reply and faced with huge loss at the end. On Tuesday, Greece will meet Belgium, while Hungary will take on Russia.
Spain - France 55-49 Spain was better than France on Monday 55-49 handing them first loss at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. After this victory, Spain joined France with 2-1 record in Qualifying Group F. Czech Republic and Italy have the same numbers in this pool. Spain opened the game better making plus 5 in the first ten minutes, but France intensified defense and stopped Spain to just 4 pts for the entire Q2. They drained 17 at the other side for plus 8 at the halftime, but Spain replied with 17-11 after the breather. Angela Salvadores (175-PG-97) and her teammates continued in the same rhythm after that creating 17-9 in the last ten minutes of the game, what was enough for very valuable 55-49 victory. Salvadores led Spain in scoring with 19 points. Laura Quevedo (193-F-96) had 11 points and 5 boards, while Nogaye Lo Sylla (96) added 8 points and 8 rebs. In France, Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) and Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) scored 15 and 12 points respectively. Marie Milapie (191-C-96) followed with 7 pts and 6 rebs. On Tuesday, Spain will play against Croatia, while France will meet Holland.
Holland - Czech Republic 52-68 Czech Republic started Qualifying Round in Miskolc with victory. They handed 68-52 loss to Holland for 2-1 record in Group F of U16 EuroBasket. At the other side, Holland dropped to 1-2. Holland was able to resist only in the first ten minutes of the game and all after that belonged to Czech Republic. They were up by 6 at the halftime and jumped to plus 11 with ten minutes remaining in the game. They won last quarter as well (10-15) for 52-68 final score. Gabriela Andelova (191-PG-96) had 16 points and Tereza Kracikova (187-C-96) added 11 pts and 10 rebounds in this victory. Eva Mouckova (160-SG-96) collected 8 points and 5 boards, while shooting 4/4 from the field. She was MVP of this meeting with valuation 17. In Holland, Esther Fokke (180-PF-96) and Fleur Kuijt (174-G-96) posted 11 and 10 points respectively. Janis Ndiba (185-PF-97) had 9 points and 5 boards. Tomorrow, Czech Republic will play against Italy. Holland will take on France. Four of six teams from Group F will advance to the Quarterfinals.
Croatia - Italy 46-61 Box-score and game report will be available soon. Croatia 0-3, Italy 2-1.
Serbia - United Kingdom 71-39 Serbia had no mercy for United Kingdom 71-39 in the first game of U16 EuroBasket - Group G. Teams in this pool fight for the survival in Division A. Serbia took control on its rival from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 22-9, 24-10, 14-10, 11-10. Snezana Bogicevic (176-PG-97) led Serbia in scoring with 13 points. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) had double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Zeljka Petkovic (188-C-96) helped with 9 pts. In UK, Shanice Norton (170-SG-97) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Evelyn Adebayo (185-PF-96) (6 rebs) and Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) stopped to 6 pts each. In the next round, Serbia will meet Germany. UK will play against Turkey.
Turkey - Germany 59-56 Turkey made a first step toward survival in Division A of U16 EuroBasket. They handed 59-56 loss to Germany for 1-0 record in Group G. There are five more rounds to be played in this pool. Selale Kepenc (186-SF-98) led the winners with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Serife Onar (167-PG-96) scored 10 points and Melis Gulcan (180-G-96) added 9 pts, plus 11 rebs. Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) had 20 points and 7 rebounds in defeat. Patricia Brossmann (180-SF-97) added 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Nele Aha (171-PG-96) and Jennifer Crowder (164-G-96) posted 8 pts each. Teams were tied at 55-55 with 45 seconds remaining in the game. Kepenc made a lay-up for Turkey and Stach missed a jump shot at the other side. Gulcan missed two free throws for Turkey and Brossmann split them for Germany. Gulcan and Crowder exchanged turnovers and Kepenc closed this game with two free throws for 59-56 Turkey win.
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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