Hungary - Russia 53-61 Russia had another joyful day in Miskolc. This time Russia was too strong for Hungary 61-53 for 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E (U16 EuroBasket). Russia already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals and will fight against Belgium tomorrow for the first place in this pool. At the other side, Hungary dropped to 2-2, but they will also reach the next stage. Tomorrow, Hungary will meet Slovakia in the battle for third place. Elizaveta Bratchikova (189-PF-96) shined for Russia with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) had 15 points and 6 rebs, while Ksenia Levchenko (165-PG-96) helped her team with 10 points, 6 assists and 5 rebs. Hungary got 17 points and 11 boards from Agnes Dobos (190-C-96), and Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) posted 11 pts. Debora Dubei (180-SF-97) stopped to 10 pts. Quarters: 16-16, 12-18, 12-16, 13-11. Russia was 10-points up at the middle of Q4 and had no troubles to keep it for rest of the way.
Belgium - Greece 52-26 Belgium limited Greece to just 26 points for the game today. At the other side Belgium drained 52 for 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Belgium already secured a spot in the Quarterfinals. They will play against Russia tomorrow in crucial game for the first place in the group. Greece faced with another loss and now has 0-4 record. It is already clear that Greece will continue in Classification Round after this phase. Loes Breughe (175-G-96) scored 11 points for Belgium and Kyara Linskens (189-C-96) added 7 pts, plus 8 rebounds. Emma Uittenhove (167-PG-96) also had 7 points in this game. Greece got 6 points and 7 rebs from Kleanthi Oikonomaki (182-F-96). Vasiliki Karambatsa (183-F-96) was another player with 6 pts. Belgium dominated during the entire game having no troubles to register comfortable win. Quarters: 13-10, 14-6, 13-4, 12-6.
Slovakia - Sweden 54-46 Slovakia handed 54-46 loss to Sweden today. Thanks to this victory Slovakia jumped to 2-2 record in Qualifying Group E and already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals (U16 EuroBasket. They currently share third place in this pool with Hungary. At the other side, Sweden dropped to 0-4 and they lost all chances to reach the next stage. Denisa Blanarova (184-F/C-97) led the winners with 12 points and Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) added 11 pts, plus 5 rebs. Veronika Remenarova (185-F-97) followed with double-double of 10 pts and 11 boards. In Sweden, Anna Lundqvist (176-G-96) answered with 10 pts and 11 rebs. Sigrid Sandstrom (177-G-96) stopped to 9 pts and 6 rebs in this defeat. Slovakia was up by 19 with ten minutes remaining in the game. Sweden drastically improved in Q4 (9-20), but it was too late for them. In the last day of the Qualifying Round, Slovakia will meet Hungary in crucial game for third place. Sweden will take on also winless Greece.
Spain - Croatia 65-50 Spain was too strong for Croatia today in Miskolc 65-50. Croatia made 9-13 in the first ten minutes of the game, but it was all from them. Spain took control on its rival for rest of the way to celebrate comfortable win (9-13, 18-8, 19-17, 19-12). Spain now has 3-1 record in the Qualifying Group F and already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals. They will even fight for the first place in this pool. Croatia has 0-4 now and with no chance to advance. Elena Capella (171-G-96) scored 19 points in victory and Angela Salvadores (175-PG-97) added 15 points, plus 5 rebs. Helena Orts (184-F-96) posted 10 pts and 9 boards. In Croatia, Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) was way better than the others with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Their second scorer was Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) with 10 pts (6 rebs). Tomorrow, Spain will meet Czech Republic and Croatia will play against Holland.
Czech Republic - Italy 49-72 Both teams had 2-1 record before this meeting. Italy celebrated 72-49 victory and improved its score to 3-1 in Qualifying Group F. At the same time, Czech Republic slipped to 2-2. Both teams already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals in Miskolc. Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) shined for the winners with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Alessia Cabrini (177-SF-96) had 11 pts and 5 boards, and Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) posted 10 pts in victory. Sarah Berankova (176-PG-96) responded with 14 points in defeat. Their second scorer was Katerina Pracharova (177-SF-96) with 10 pts. Second quarter was the crucial one in this game as Italy stopped Czech Republic to just 2 points, while they scored 25. Quarters: 17-19, 2-25, 18-11, 12-17. Tomorrow, Italy will meet France. Czech Republic's rival will be Spain.
France - Holland 70-44 France secured a spot for the Quarterfinals at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They blasted Holland today 70-44 for 3-1 record in Qualifying Group F. There is one more day to go at this phase and France will fight for the first place in the group. Their rival will be Italy tomorrow. Holland slipped to 1-3 and failed to reach the next stage, even if they beat Croatia tomorrow. France opened the game in style making 12-point lead in the first ten minutes. They jumped to 35-16 already at the halftime and question about the winners was resolved. Quarters: 19-7, 16-9, 16-16, 19-12. Marie Milapie (191-C-96) paced France with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) and Katia Clanet (187-F-96) posted 12 pts each. In the loosing squad, Fleur Kuijt (174-G-96) and Esther Fokke (180-PF-96) netted 8 and 7 pts respectively. Eveline Kallenberg (170-PG-97) stopped to 6. Wednesday is the last day of the Qualifying Round in Miskolc.
United Kingdom - Turkey 59-66 Turkey handed 66-59 loss to United Kingdom in Miskolc today. Thanks to this win Turkey jumped to 2-0 record in Group G. Teams in this group fight for the survival in Division A of U16 EuroBasket. UK faced with the second straight loss and now has 0-2. Turkey shined in the last ten minutes to take the victory in this game. Quarters: 14-20, 18-14, 16-15, 11-17. Their leading player was Selale Kepenc (186-SF-98) with 15 points and 7 boards. Melis Gulcan (180-G-96) scored 14 pts and Serife Onar (167-PG-96) had four less. In UK, Rhianna-Mae Laing (170-PG-97) and Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) (5 rebs) netted 14 and 12 pts respectively. Evelyn Adebayo (185-PF-96) had 9 points and 8 rebs. Tomorrow, Turkey will play against Serbia. UK will meet Germany.
Germany - Serbia 59-54 Germany was better than Serbia 59-54 today in Miskolc. Both teams have 1-1 record in Group G now. Two teams from this pool will survive in Division A of U16 EuroBasket. It was a very exciting game and teams were tied at 43-43 at the beginning of the last period. Germany jumped to 55-47 with 3:46 to go, what was too much for Serbia. Quarters: 18-15, 10-13, 15-14, 16-12. Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) was totally the best player in victory with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Patricia Brossmann (180-SF-97) (7 rebs) and Lena Wenke (178-SF-96) (5 rebs) helped with 7 points each. In Serbia, Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) shined with 26 points and 9 rebs. Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97) scored 16 pts. Germany will meet UK tomorrow, while Serbia will play against undefeated Turkey.
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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