Division A: Spain wins the Gold in Miskolc - Jul 23, 2012
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Spain - Italy 70-49 Spain won the Gold at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. They blasted Italy 70-49 in the Big Final to take the first place at this event. Silver belongs to Italy. Spain took control on its rival from the very beginning and never looked back. They made 13-point lead in the first ten minutes and jumped to plus 20 until the halftime. Italy slightly improved after the breather, but it was not enough and Spain had no troubles to keep the comfortable lead for rest of the way. Quarters: 23-10, 17-10, 19-21, 11-8. Angela Salvadores (175-PG-97) led the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Laia Flores (170-SF-96) also was great adding 18 points, 5 rebs and 5 assists, while Laura Quevedo (193-F-96) helped with 12 points and 5 rebs. In defeat, Cecilia Zandalasini (182-F-96) shined with 19 points and 12 boards. Their second scorer was Alessia Cabrini (177-SF-96) with 10 pts and Arianna Beretta (177-SF-96) stopped to 7 pts in this game. Russia won the Bronze in Miskolc. Italiy's Zandalasini is named MVP of this event.
Russia - Belgium 53-41 Russia outplayed Belgium 53-41 to win the Bronze at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Belgium stays without the medal ending as No.4. Daria Kolosovskaya (181-SF-96) led the winners today with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Svetlana Boykova (181-SF-96) had 9 points and 9 boards, while Ksenia Levchenko (165-PG-96) helped her country with 8 pts. In the loosing squad, Kyara Linskens (189-C-96) was better than the others with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Eva Devliegher (170-SG-96) and Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) (8 rebs) netted 10 and 7 points respectively. Russia was up by 5 points with ten minutes to go in the game. They made 10-5 run at the beginning of the last quarter jumping to double-digit lead. Few moments latest Russia was up by 12 and Belgium was not able to reply for rest of the way. Quarters: 12-13, 11-8, 9-6, 21-14. Spain won the Gold in Miskolc, while Silver belongs to Italy.
Czech Republic - France 52-56 OT France grabbed 56-52 OT win against Czech Republic on Sunday to end as the fifth ranked team of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Czech Republic finished as No.6. It was a very exciting game, despite teams struggled offensively during the entire Q4 and overtime as well. Each of two teams posted 6 pts in the last quarter of the game, but they were scoreless in the last two minutes of regular time, so it ended with 48-48 tie. Czech Republic was unable to score until 12 seconds left in OT and it was free throw by Kracikova. France was 49-53 up, after what Limousin and Duchet sealed the win from the FT line. Quarters: 9-17, 14-10, 19-15, 6-6, 4-8. Katia Clanet (187-F-96) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Maimouna Ba (190-F-96) (8 rebs) and Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) (5 rebs) scored 7 points each. The same number also had Marie Milapie (191-C-96). At the other side, Gabriela Andelova (191-PG-96) answered with 14 points and 6 rebs for Czech Republic. Sarah Berankova (176-PG-96) had 7 points and 5 rebs, and Aneta Mainclova (191-C-96) collected 6 points, plus 12 boards. Spain won the Gold in Miskolc.
Hungary - Slovakia 67-42 Hungary had no troubles to beat Slovakia 67-42 in the last day of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. It was the game for seventh place at this event and it belongs to Hungary. Slovakia ended as No.8. Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) stepped up for the winners with 15 points and 5 rebounds for 18 minutes on the court. Virag Weninger (174-SG-97) scored 13 points and Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) helped with 9 pts, plus 5 rebounds. In Slovakia, Alzbeta Bubenikova (183-F/C-97) delivered 10 points and Lucia Striesova (180-G-97) had one less. Julia Lelkes (170-PG-98) stopped to 6 points in this defeat. Hungary was much better team during the entire game. They created 7-point lead in the first ten minutes and increased it to 34-14 until the HT. Rest of the game also belonged to Hungary, who celebrated 25-point win at the end. Spain won the Gold in Miskolc.
Greece - Croatia 50-61 It was a game for ninth place at U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Croatia won this battle 61-50 to take this position, while Greece finished this event as No.10. Both teams will compete in Division A next year as well. Croatia exploded in the second period to secure the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 12-16, 10-23, 14-10, 14-12. Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) was their key player with 23 points and 10 rebounds (valuation 27, MVP). Anita Kelava (185-PF-97) had 14 pts and 15 rebs, while Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) helped with 12 pts. In Greece, Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (170-PG-96) was better than the others with 12 points and 7 rebs. Vasiliki Karambatsa (183-F-96) scored 10 points and Christiana Gerostergiou (176-G/F-96) had one less. In the battle for Gold, Spain blasted Italy 70-49. The Bronze belongs to Russia.
Holland - Sweden 51-61 Sweden outplayed Holland 61-51 in the last day of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. It was a game for 11th place at this event and it belongs to Sweden. Holland ended as No.12 and both teams will compete in Division A also next year. Sweden had 44-38 lead with ten minutes remaining in the game, but Holland came to minus two at the beginning of Q4. Sweden immediately replied with crucial 9-0 run, what was too much for Holland for rest of the way. Andjela Hrnjez (185-C-96) paced Sweden with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Anna Stern scored 11 points, while Sigrid Sandstrom (177-G-96) and Karolina Brunnberg (176-G-96) netted 6 points each. In defeat, Janis Ndiba (185-PF-97) collected 12 points and 14 rebounds. Esther Fokke (180-PF-96) (5 rebs) and Fenne van der Wielen (171-PG-96) posted 10 points apiece. Spain is the Gold medal winner in Miskolc.
Serbia - Turkey 59-76 Turkey celebrated 76-59 victory in do-or-die game against Serbia. It was the last day of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc. Thanks to this win, Turkey ended as 13th ranked team in Miskolc with almost perfect 5-1 record in Group G and survived in Division A. Serbia dropped to 14th place with 4-2 score in Group G and will compete in Division B next summer. Poor result for the Serbian NT, which came to Miskolc with high ambitions. Serife Onar (167-PG-96) led the winners with 19 points and 5 assists. Beylem Ilba (176-SF-96) (13 rebs) and Ezgi Manlaci (175-G-96) helped their country with 12 points each. In Serbia, Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F/C-96) had double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tijana Cukic (173-PG-96) scored 12 pts with poor shot percentage and valuation -1. Turkey made 9-point lead already in the first quarter and they were 38-20 up at the halftime. Serbia closed the gap to 13 with ten minutes to go, but that was all as Turkey shined in the finish to take the comfortable win in this crucial game. Spain won the Gold in Miskolc.
Germany - United Kingdom 60-48 This game was just the formality as everything was already clear before it. Germany outplayed UK 60-48 ending as 15th ranked team of U16 EuroBasket in Miskolc with 3-3 record in Group G. UK is the last ranked team at this event with 0-6 in the group. Both countries faced with relegation to Division B. Germany was better team during the entire game. Quarters: 17-15, 19-15, 10-6, 14-12. Their leading player was Emma lina Stach (175-PG-96) with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Lisa Janko (184-F-96) had 12 points and 7 boards, while Nele Aha (171-PG-96) and Maj Vom Hofe (178-SF-96) netted 8 pts each. In the loosing squad, Samanta Clement (176-PG-97) scored 13 points. Shanice Norton (170-SG-97) had 8 points and 5 boards. Spain won the Gold at this event.
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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