Russia - Spain 46-51 Spain exploded in the last quarter to beat Russia 51-46 in the Semifinals of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. It means that Spain advanced to the title game, where they will meet Italy. Russia will play for the Bronze against Belgium. Laura Quevedo (193-F-96) scored 15 points for the winners and Elena Capella (171-G-96) helped with 12 points, plus 7 rebounds. Angela Salvadores (175-PG-97) netted 10 pts for her country. In Russia, Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) collected 14 points and 8 rebs. Their second scorers were Anastasia Borovykh (173-SG-96) (7 rebs) and Ksenia Kuzmina (195-C-95) with just 6 points each. Spain was down by six with ten minutes remaining in the game. They made impressive 13-2 run in the last period for 46-41 lead with 2:59 to go. Russia touched minus 3 after that, but that was all. Quarters: 16-12, 14-14, 9-7, 7-18. Sunday is the last day of the competition in Miskolc.
Belgium - Italy 50-58 Italy will fight for the Gold at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They celebrated 58-50 victory against Belgium in the Semifinals. Earlier today, Spain outplayed Russia thanks to impressive last quarter, so Italy and Spain will meet in the Finals. Belgium and Russia will play for the Bronze. Italy created 8-point lead until the halftime and increased it to 15 with 10:00 remaining in the game. Italy kept 15-point lead for the next few minutes and question about the winner was resolved, despite Belgium came to minus 6 in the finish. Quarters: 12-16, 12-16, 6-13, 20-13. Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) stepped up for Italy with 17 points and 9 rebounds, and Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) added 16 pts, plus 8 rebs. Martina Kacerik (179-F-96) delivered 8 points in this victory. Belgium got 17 points from Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) and 14 pts, plus 11 rebounds from Kyara Linskens (189-C-96). Laeticia Mpoyi (179-C-96) collected 8 points and 8 rebs.
Czech Republic - Hungary 60-54 Czech Republic outplayed Hungary today 60-54 in the first game of the Classification Round from 5th to 8th place at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Tomorrow, Czech Republic will play against France for the fifth place. Hungary will meet Slovakia for position No.7. Gabriela Andelova (191-PG-96) led the winners with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Hana Vesela (190-C-96) had 12 points and 10 rebs, and Klara Krivankova (183-F-96) followed her with 9 pts and same number of board. In defeat, Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) delivered 17 points and Debora Dubei (180-SF-97) had 15 pts and 7 rebounds. Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) and Fruzsina Weber (181-SF-96) posted 7 pts each. Quarters: 14-15, 13-10, 19-15, 14-14. Sunday is the last day of the competition in Miskolc. Italy and Spain will fight for the Gold.
France - Slovakia 79-53 France blasted Slovakia 79-53 today in Miskolc. It was the first game of Classification Round from 5th to 8th place at U16 Eurobasket. Thanks to this win, France will have a chance to take the fifth place, but they will have to beat Czech Republic tomorrow. Slovakia will fight for position No.7 against Hungary. France exploded after the breather to take the victory in this meeting. They were down by 4 after 20 minutes, but made impressive 25-11 in Q4 and closed this game with even better 25-9 for the final 26-point win. Marie Milapie (191-C-96) shined in victory with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Katia Clanet (187-F-96) (5 rebs) and Louise Dambach (175-SG-96) scored 12 points each. In the loosing squad, Lucia Striesova (180-G-97) was way better than the others with 17 points. Their second scorers were Veronika Remenarova (185-F-97) (5 rebs) and Kristina Matuskova (172-PG-96) with just 6 pts. The championship will end tomorrow. Spain and Italy will play in the Big Final.
Turkey - United Kingdom 64-34 As expected, Turkey was too strong for UK today in Miskolc, 64-34. Turkey jumped to 4-1 record in Group G and will meet Serbia tomorrow in do-or-die game. The winner of that game will survive in Division A of U16 EuroBasket. At the other side, UK already faced with relegation. They have 0-5 in this pool. Turkey dominated during the entire game to celebrate comfortable win at the end. Quarters: 15-11, 18-6, 22-11, 9-6. Ezgi Manlaci (175-G-96) (6 as) and Rojin Karahan (172-SF-96) scored 11 points each in victory. Their third scorer was Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97) with 8 points. In defeat, Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) had 12 pts and was the only player with double digits in UK. Sadie Russell (186-C-96) had 6 points and 8 boards. Italy and Spain will meet in the title game in Miskolc.
Serbia - Germany 63-62 Serbia escaped with 63-62 thriller win against Germany today in Miskolc. Serbia will meet Turkey tomorrow in do-or-die game. Both teams have almost perfect 4-1 record in group G, but only the winner of this pool will survive in Division A. Germany dropped to 2-3 and already faced with relegation. Germany had 55-57 lead with 3:48 remaining, but Serbia made 5-0 run after that. Later it was 63-59 for Serbia with 1:35 to go and Lisa Janko (184-F-96) scored one free throws for Germany. Both teams committed turnovers and missed shots in their next two possessions, after what Tijana Cukic (173-PG-96) made another TO for Serbia. Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) stole the ball and scored a lay-up for Germany, but it would be better if she tried to score for 3. Serbia held the ball for the last few seconds and celebrated 1-point win at the end. Zeljka Petkovic (188-C-96) came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds for Serbia. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) had 15 pts and 8 boards, and Cukic added 10 pts, plus 7 rebs. Germany got 26 points and 10 boards from Emma lina Stach. Nele Aha (171-PG-96) scored 10 and Janko had 7 pts. Quarters: 18-17, 10-7, 14-20, 21-18. Sunday is the last day of the championship in Miskolc.
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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