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European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Czech Rep.
 2. Portugal
 3. Italy
 4. Spain
 5. Latvia
 6. France
 7. Hungary
 8. Russia
 9. Germany
 10. Serbia
 11. Turkey
 12. Croatia
 13. Slovakia
 14. Belgium
 15. Holland
 16. U.Kingdom
Points Per Game
 Meltem YILDIZHAN
  (186-PF-99)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Yildizhan, TUR17.1 
 2. Ogun, RUS15.9 
 3. Juhasz, HUN15.8 
 4. Lelik, HUN13.7 
 5. Gulbe, LAT12.1 
 6. Guclu, TUR12.0 
 7. Septe, LAT11.9 
 8. Devos, BEL11.8 
 9. Djordjevic, SRB11.6 
 10. Silva, POR11.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nyara SABALLY
  (185-C-0)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Sabally, GER13.2 
 2. Guclu, TUR9.3 
 3. Ozzy-Momodu, ENG9.3 
 4. Mikulasikova, SVK8.4 
 5. Jordao, POR8.4 
 6. Yildizhan, TUR7.9 
 7. Droste, NED7.7 
 8. Juhasz, HUN7.4 
 9. Massey, BEL7.2 
 10. Madera, ITA6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ana RAMOS
  (171-PG-99)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Ramos, POR4.6 
 2. Lelik, HUN4.1 
 3. Gonzalez, ESP3.7 
 4. Kazhlaeva, RUS3.2 
 5. Sahin, TUR3.2 
 6. van Vlijmen, NED3.1 
 7. Gereben, HUN2.9 
 8. Katanic, SRB2.7 
 9. Septe, LAT2.6 
 10. Bastin, BEL2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Reka LELIK
  (178-SG-99)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Lelik, HUN3.6 
 2. Tadic, CRO2.9 
 3. Sotolova, CZE2.7 
 4. Skoric, CRO2.7 
 5. Turudic, SRB2.6 
 6. Winterburn, ENG2.3 
 7. Yildizhan, TUR2.3 
 8. Pinzan, ITA2.2 
 9. Septe, LAT2.2 
 10. Ogun, RUS2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Beatriz JORDAO
  (185-C-99)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jordao, POR2.9 
 2. Mitrovic, SRB1.1 
 3. Massey, BEL1.1 
 4. Cubaj, ITA1.1 
 5. Vitulova, CZE0.9 
 6. Guclu, TUR0.9 
 7. Slagter, NED0.9 
 8. Geiselsoeder, GER0.8 
 9. Massey, BEL0.7 
 10. Trucco, ITA0.7 
European Championships U16 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Italy 3-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 3. Turkey 1-2 
 4. Holland 0-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 3-0 
 2. Portugal 2-1 
 3. Slovakia 1-2 
 4. Croatia 0-3 
Group C
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Germany 2-1 
 3. Belgium 1-2 
 4. Serbia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Hungary 3-0 
 2. Spain 2-1 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. U.Kingdom 0-3 
European Championships U16 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Italy 5-0 
 2. Russia 4-1 
 3. Czech Rep. 3-2 
 4. Portugal 2-3 
 5. Turkey 1-4 
 6. Slovakia 0-5 
Group F
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Hungary 4-1 
 3. Spain 3-2 
 4. Latvia 2-3 
 5. Germany 1-4 
 6. Belgium 0-5 
Group G (Places 13-16)
 1. Croatia 3-0 
 2. Serbia 2-1 
 3. Holland 1-2 
 4. U.Kingdom 0-3 


Czech Republic celebrate title in Matosinhos (Photo: FIBA)

2015 U16 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
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Tereza Vitulova
Vitulova
Kristyna Brabencova
Brabencova
Karolina Szczotkova
Szczotkova
Veronika Sipova
Sipova
Veronika Vorackova
Vorackova
#e#5
4Tereza Vitulova 182-C-99 SSMH Brno Czech Republic
5Julie Pospisilova 172-G-99 Slovanka MB Czech Republic
6Kristyna Brabencova 178-SG-99 SSMH Brno Czech Republic
7Natalie Raskova 166-PG-99 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
8Karolina Szczotkova 166-G-99 SSMH Brno Czech Republic
9Karolina Sotolova 167-F-99 Pardubice Czech Republic
10Adela Smutna 183-C-99 SBS Ostrava Czech Republic
11Anezka Kopecka 181-PF-00 BK Havirov Czech Republic
12Veronika Sipova 181-PG-98 USK Praha Czech Republic
13Barbora Tomancova 188-C-99
14Anna Rylichova 173-SF-99 Kara Trutnov Czech Republic
15Veronika Vorackova 184-SF-99 Strakonice Czech Republic


Richard Fousek Head Coach SSMH Brno Czech Republic

Robert Landa Assistant


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Awards 2015 - Aug 24, 2015

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team 2015
Ana Ramos
Ramos
Veronika Sipova
Sipova
Kamilla Ogun
Ogun
Lorela Cubaj
Cubaj
Beatriz Jordao
Jordao

Best Player: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR
Best Guard: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR
Best Forward: Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) of RUS
Best Center: Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) of POR

1st Team
PG: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR
PG: Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) of CZE
PF: Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) of RUS
C: Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) of ITA
C: Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) of POR

2nd Team
SG: Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) of HUN
SG: Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) of HUN
SG: Anastasiia Komarova (182-SG-99) of RUS
PF: Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) of TUR
C: Nyara Sabally (185-C-0) of GER

Honorable Mention
Sara Madera (185-C-0) of ITA
Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) of FRA
Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) of CRO
Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) of SRB
Janeta Rozentale (180-C-99) of LAT
Ilse Kuijt (175-SG-99) of HOL
Inci Guclu (200-C-99) of TUR
Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) of ESP



Czech Republic celebrate title in Matosinhos - Aug 23, 2015

FINAL
Portugal - Czech Republic 55-79
Czech Republic clinched the title in Matosinhos. They cruised past hosting Portugal in the championship game tonight. Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) posted 18 points and 11 rebounds for the champions. Czech Republic opened a 19:7 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap in the second frame. Czech Republic registered a 39:21 halftime lead. Czech Republic followed with a strong 40:34 second half rally to seal the victory. Adela Smutna (183-C-99) tossed in 17 points, while Kristyna Brabencova and Veronika Sipova netted 10 points each for the winners. Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) responded with 14 points for Portugal.
3-4 Place
Spain - Italy 54-70
Italy defeated Spain to clinch the Bronze medals at the championship. Sara Madera (185-C-00) scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace the Azzurri to the podium. Italy recorded a 35:24 halftime lead. Spain narrowed the gap at 9-point mark at the final intermission. However Italy knocked down 22 points in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Elisa Pinzan (168-PG-99) netted 13 points for the winners. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) responded with 12 points for Spain.

5-6 Place
Latvia - France 46-45
Janeta Rozentale (180-C-99) scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead Latvia past France in the clash for the fifth position. Latvia dominated in the first half. They registered a 29:21 halftime lead. France pulled within striking distance late in regulation but could not avoid the loss. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) netted 10 points for the winners. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) responded with 9 points for France.

7-8 Place
Russia - Hungary 64-71
Hungary earned the seventh position at the tournament. They toppled Russia in the final game in Matosinhos. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) stepped up with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the winners. Hungary eked out a 32:28 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Laura Barhacs (189-C-00) had 12 points for the winning side. Valentina Kozhukhar (184-PF-99) responded with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Russia.

9-10 Place
Germany - Serbia 57-45
Germany knocked down Serbia to earn the ninth position at the championship. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (178-SF-99) posted 12 points to lead the winning side. Serbia eked out a 25:23 halftime lead. However Germany responded with a 34:20 second half to ice the victory. Nyara Sabally (185-C-00) delivered 10 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Teodora Turudic (178-F-99) answered with 16 points for Serbia.
11-12 Place
Turkey - Croatia 68-63
Turkey claimed a tough victory to cap their European Championship campaign. They held off Croatia for the 11th place finish in Portugal. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) scored 28 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Turkey set the tone in the first period taking a 23:7 lead. Croatia used a strong rally in the next two periods to secure a 55:49 lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Turkey ignited a 19:8 rally in the final period and raced to the win. Eda Sahin (169-PG-99) had 13 points for the winners. Mihaela Lazic (166-PG-00) answered with 19 points for Croatia.

13-14 Place
Belgium - Slovakia 50-57
Slovak Republic claimed the crucial win in Matosinhos. They held off Belgium to remain in Division A for the next season. Vanessa Gajdosova (172-G-99) posted 16 points to lead the winners. Belgium opened a 13:10 lead after ten minutes. But Slovak Republic denied the deficit to even things up at 28 at halftime. Slovak Republic went on a strong 19:6 run in the fourth term to seal the victory. Viktoria Feherova (178-C-99) netted 10 points for the winners. Becky Massey (185-PF-00) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds for Belgium.

15-16 Place
Holland - United Kingdom 57-44
Holland added some positive emotions to their rather unsuccessful Division A campaign. They beat Great Britain in the final game at the tournament occupying the 15th overall position. Anne van Vlijmen (162-PG-99) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Netherlands piled up a 27:18 halftime lead. Netherlands maintained the lead throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Ilse Kuijt had 7 points for the winners. Jessica Yates (164-PG-99) and Hannah Jump (175-SG-1) responded with 11 points each for Great Britain.


Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic and Italy reach semifinals in Matosinhos - Aug 22, 2015

Quarterfinals
France - Portugal 54-62
Portugal came up with the loudest upset so far at the championship. They knocked down France to advance into the semifinal stage of the tournament. Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) scored 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the hosts. Portugal accumulated a 30:22 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point lead at the final break and protected the lead in the fourth frame. Maryam Ramalho had 18 points for the winners. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) responded with 13 points for France.

Russia - Spain 61-70
Spain stayed in the title hunt in Matosinhos. They outgunned Russia in the quarterfinal battle. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) and Paloma Gonzalez scored 15 points each to lead the winners. Russia jumped to a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Spain responded with a 24:9 rally in the second frame to spur ahead for a 37:31 halftime lead. Spain held Russia to just 7 points in the third term and opened a 16-point lead at the final intermission. Russia sank 23 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Alba Prieto (180-G-99) notched 13 points for the winners. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Russia.

Hungary - Czech Republic 56-60
Czech Republic nipped Hungary to clinch the semifinal birth at the championship. Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) posted 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Hungary jumped to a 22:17 lead after ten minutes. But Czech Republic turned things around in the next two periods. The Czech youngsters erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 4-point lead at the final break. Czech Republic limited Hungary to just 12 points in the fourth term and raced to the win. Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) and Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) had 9 points each in the victory. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) responded with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Hungary.

Italy - Latvia 71-59
Italy topped Latvia to advance into the semifinal stage in Matosinhos. Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) stepped up with 16 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Azzurri. Italy recorded a 38:33 halftime lead. They went on an 18:11 run in the third term to ensure a 12-point lead at the final intermission. Latvia scored 15 points in the fourth term and could not avoid the defeat. Sara Madera (185-C-00) and Valeria Trucco (190-C-99) notched 11 points apiece in the victory. Luize Septe (180-F-99) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Latvia.
9-16 Place
Slovakia - Serbia 48-56
Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) posted 18 points and 8 rebounds as Serbia overcame Slovak Republic in the classification round. Serbia used an 18:2 run in the first period to clear off. Slovak Republic narrowed the deficit at 5-point mark at the final intermission. But Serbia held Slovak Republic to just 15 points in the fourth frame and sealed the win. Teodora Turudic (178-F-99) had 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Michaela Balazova (180-F-99) responded with 10 points for Slovak Republic.

Turkey - Holland 75-60
Turkey outgunned Netherlands in the classification round in Matosinhos. Eda Sahin (169-PG-99) stepped up with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Turkey accumulated a 32:24 halftime lead. Netherlands unloaded 23 points in the third term to pull within 6 points. But Turkey responded with a 22:13 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) netted 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners. Kiki Fleuren (167-G-00) responded with 11 points for Netherlands.

Belgium - Croatia 55-59
Croatia outgunned Belgium in the classification round clash. Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) knocked down 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Belgium recorded a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. But Croatia bounced back to secure a 28:26 halftime advantage. Belgium restored the advantage in the third term and entered the final period up by three points. However Croatia went on a 19:12 run in the fourth stanza and snatched a tough win. Karla Erjavec (172-G-99) had 12 points for the winners. Lore Devos (182-F-99) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Belgium.

Germany - United Kingdom 81-27
Germany outgunned Great Britain in the classification round game. Janina Schinkel (172-SG-99) scored 15 points to lead the winners. Germany piled up a 31:18 halftime lead. They held Great Britain to just 9 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Jenny Strozyk (166-G-00) and Jessika Schiffer (171-PG-00) provided 11 points each for the winners. Hannah Jump (175-SG-1) responded with 5 points for Great Britain.


Portugal and Czech Republic to clash for title in Matosinhos - Aug 22, 2015

SEMIFINALS
Portugal - Spain 64-44
Portugal thumped Spain and sensationally reached the championship game in Matosinhos. Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) posted 19 points to lead the winning side. Portugal opened a 30:15 halftime lead. Spain slowed the hosts down in the third term to pull within 12 points at the final intermission. But Portugal sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) delivered 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) responded with 13 points for Spain.

Italy - Czech Republic 53-65
Czech Republic are the first finalists. They overcame Italy in the first semifinal clash in Matosinhos. Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Italy accounted for an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. Czech Republic surged ahead for a 33:31 halftime lead. Czech Republic dropped 32 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) netted 11 points for the winning side. Sara Madera (185-C-00) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Italy.

5-8 Place
Russia - France 59-61
France held off Russia in the classification round game in Matosinhos. They will now take on Latvia for the fifth position at the championship. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) recorded 18 points for Les Bleues. Russia built a 41:26 halftime lead. But France held their opponents to just 18 points in the second half and raced to the win. Carla Mbaye (181-SF-99) had 9 pooints in the victory. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) responded with 14 points for Russia.

Latvia - Hungary 71-68
Latvia beat Hungary in the classification round in Matosinhos. Luize Septe (180-F-99) provided 19 points to lead the winners. Hungary built a 45:40 halftime lead. But Latvia held their opponents to just 23 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Hungary.

9-12 Place
Turkey - Serbia 61-63
Serbia nipped Turkey in the classification round. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Serbia got to a strong start. They recorded a 39:25 halftime lead. Turkey went on a determined comeback rally in the second half but came up short of victory at the end. Nevena Naumcev (173-G-99) had 11 points for the winners. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Turkey.

Germany - Croatia 65-45
Germany outscored Croatia in Matosinhos. Nyara Sabally (185-C-00) scored 11 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead the winners. Germany went on a strong 39:17 first half run. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (178-SF-99) had 10 points in the win. Josipa Pavic (187-C-99) answered with 17 points for Croatia.
13-16 Place
Holland - Slovakia 59-66
Slovak Republic made a step towards securing their Division A place for the next season. They held off Netherlands in the classification round game tonight. Vanessa Gajdosova (172-G-99) and Nikola Kovacikova (173-G-99) delivered 21 points and 8 rebounds each to lead the winners. Netherlands opened a 32:21 halftime lead. But Slovak Republic erased the deficit in the second half tying things up at 55 at the end of regulation. Slovak Republic ignited an 11:4 run in the extra period and sealed the victory. Michaela Balazova (180-F-99) had 6 points for the winners. Ilse Kuijt responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Netherlands.

United Kingdom - Belgium 44-53
Belgium outgunned Great Britain sending those into Division B for next year. Lore Devos came up with 19 points to pace the winners. Belgium eked out a 22:20 halftime lead. They went on a 17:10 rally in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Billie Massey (184-PF-00) had 9 points for the winners. Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu (183-C-99) responded with 10 points for Great Britain.


Quarterfinalists determined in Matosinhos - Aug 20, 2015

Group E
Portugal - Turkey 80-59
Portugal outgunned Turkey in the decisive clash for the quarterfinal appearance in Group E. The hosts therefore clinched the fourth position at 2-3 record. Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) posted 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Portugal unloaded 51 points in the first half to gain a 21-point halftime lead. They followed with a 29-point effort in the second half to cruise to the win. Luana Lopes and Mariana Silva had 11 points each for the home team. Inci Guclu (200-C-99, agency: Ates Ceren) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Turkey.

Czech Republic - Slovakia 64-58
Czech Republic held off Slovak Republic to finish at 3-2 record in Group E. Julie Pospisilova (172-G-99) and Karolina Sotolova (167-F-99) posted 13 points each for the winners. Czech Republic accumulated a 23:10 lead after the opening quarter. Slovak Republic narrowed the deficit at a single-point mark heading into the fourth frame. But Czech Republic sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the win. Viktoria Feherova (178-C-99) responded with 20 points for Slovak Republic.

Russia - Italy 56-68
Italy handed the first defeat to Russia in Matosinhos. They finished the Second Stage on top of Group E. Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the Azzurri. Italy opened a 37:28 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 18-point mark at the final intermission and held on to claim the win at the end. Elisa Pinzan (168-PG-99) had 10 points for the winners. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds for Russia.

Group F
Spain - Belgium 60-46
Spain edged Belgium to earn the third position in Group F. Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) chipped in 10 points to lead well-balanced effort from the winners. Spain opened a 31:16 halftime lead. They stretched the lead at 17-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Lucia Rodriguez (186-PF-99) notched 9 points for the winning side. Lieve Lukusa (170-SG-99) responded with 14 points for Belgium.

Germany - Latvia 52-64
Latvia earned the second straight victory in Group F and clinched the quarterfinal appearance. Luize Septe (180-F-99) provided 15 points for the winners. Latvia grabbed a 17:10 lead after ten minutes. The Baltic team went on a strong 41:32 second half run to seal the win. Nikola Ozola (170-G-00) finished with 13 points for Latvia. Jessika Schiffer (171-PG-00) responded with 11 points for Germany.

Hungary - France 49-51
France eked out a tough victory over Hungary to take 5-0 record on top of Group F. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) scored 12 points to lead Les Bleues. Hungary recorded a comfortable 30:19 halftime lead. But France turned things around in the second half. They held Hungary to just 19 points in the half and eked out a narrow victory. Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) had 8 points for the winners. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds for Hungary.

Group G
Serbia - United Kingdom 70-65
Serbia held off Great Britain to improve at 2-1 record in Group G. Nevena Dimitrijevic (158-PG-00) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Serbia gained a comfortable 42:25 halftime lead. Great Britian went on a determined comeback rally in the second half but came up short at the end. Ivana Katanic (174-PG-99) and Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) had 11 points each for the winners. Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu (183-C-99) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Great Britain.

Holland - Croatia 46-72
Croatia recorded the third straight victory in Group G. They knocked down Netherlands as Andjela Katavic (174-SG-99) and Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) netted 14 points each. Croatia recorded a 39:32 halftime lead. They followed with a 19:4 run in the third term to take a comfortable 22-point lead at the final intermission. Josipa Pavic (187-C-99) had 11 points in the win. Anne van Vlijmen (162-PG-99) responded with 9 points for Netherlands.


Review of Day 2 of Second Stage in Matosinhos - Aug 19, 2015

Group E
Italy - Portugal 48-42
Italy upset hosting Portugal for the second straight win in Group E. Elisa Pinzan (168-PG-99) scored 10 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists to lead the winners. Martina Fassina (180-F-99) added 9 points for the Azzurri. Italy built a 43:27 lead at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) had 18 points for Portugal.

Czech Republic - Russia 61-73
Russia extended their unbeaten run in Matosinhos. They beat Czech Republic for 4-0 record in Group E. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) posted 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Czech Republic eked out a 23:21 lead after ten minutes. But Russia responded with a 24:4 run in the second term to surge ahead. Russia maintained the lead throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Valentina Kozhukhar (184-PF-99) had 12 points for the winners. Anezka Kopecka (181-PF-00) and Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) responded with 10 points each for Czech Republic.

Slovakia - Turkey 65-69
Turkey recorded the first victory in Group E. They knocked down Slovak Republic on the road for 1-3 record. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) posted 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Slovak Republic gained a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. But Turkey turned things around and spurred ahead for a 37:34 halftime lead. Slovak Republic denied the deficit in the third term. However Turkey sank 22 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Eda Sahin (169-PG-99) and Inci Guclu (200-C-99, agency: Ates Ceren) had 11 points each for the winners. Nikola Kovacikova (173-G-99) responded with 20 points for Slovak Republic.

Group F
Germany - Hungary 48-71
Hungary stayed on top of Group F ladder. They knocked down Germany for 4-0 record. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) tallied 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Hungary got to a strong start. They recorded a 38:21 halftime lead and cruised to the victory in the second half. Livia Gereben (181-F-99) and Fanni Radocz (183-F/C-99) provided 10 points apiece in the win. Nyara Sabally (185-C-00) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Germany.

France - Spain 52-49
France held off Spain for 4-0 record in Group F. Nabala Fofana (186-C-00) came off the bench to topscore for Les Bleues with 11 points. Spain jumped to a 21:11 lead ten minutes into the game. But France bounced back with a 19:5 rally in the second period to secure a 30:26 halftime lead. France held Spain to 23 points in the second half and secured a tough victory. Coline Franchelin (166-PG-99) had 7 points for the winners. Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) responded with 14 points for Spain.

Latvia - Belgium 66-42
Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) scored 17 points to lead Latvia past Belgium for the first victory in Group F. Latvia used a 20:9 run in the second term to open an 11-point halftime lead. The Baltic team used a 19:5 run in the final period to seal the win. Janeta Rozentale had 16 points and 8 rebounds for Latvia. Billie Massey (184-PF-00) responded with 11 points for Belgium.

Group G
United Kingdom - Croatia 30-54
Croatia outgunned Great Britain for 2-0 record in Group G. Josipa Pavic (187-C-99) posted 14 points for the winners. Croatia held their opponents to just 9 points in the first half to take a comfortable 36:9 lead. They boosted the margin at 33-point mark at the final intermission and raced to the win. Andjela Katavic (174-SG-99) had 12 points for the winners. Holly Winterburn (175-SG-00) and Hannah Jump (175-SG-1) responded with 8 points each for Great Britain.

Serbia - Holland 67-58
Serbia edged Netherlands for the first victory in Group G. Ivana Katanic (174-PG-99) recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Netharlands posted a 33:27 halftime lead. Serbia responded with a strong 40:25 second half rally to seal the win. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Marleen Peek (191-C-00) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Netherlands.


Review of Day 1 of Second Stage in Matosinhos - Aug 18, 2015

Group E
Turkey - Russia 47-70
Russia extended their perfect run in Matosinhos. They knocked down Turkey for 3-0 record in Group E. Yulia Zarubina (190-PF-99) posted 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Turkey enjoyed a 20:14 lead at the first break. But Russia went on a 22:2 run in the third term to spur ahead. They followed with a 22:14 rally in the fourth period to ice the victory. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) delivered 13 points for the winners. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) responded with 18 points for Turkey.

Portugal - Czech Republic 55-70
Czech Republic victoriously opened the Second Stage campaign. They outgunned hosting Portugal for 2-1 record in Group E. Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) provided 30 points and 8 rebounds for the Czech team. Portugal grabbed a 16:14 lead after ten minutes. But Czech Republic responded with a 42:24 run in the next two quarters to spur ahead. Portugal could not recover in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Adela Smutna (183-C-99) netted 11 points in the win. Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) responded with 12 points for Portugal.

Slovakia - Italy 59-75
Italy opened the Second Stage with a comfortable win over Slovak Republic. Elisa Pinzan (168-PG-99) scored 20 points as the Azzurri improved at 3-0 record. Slovak Republic led by three points after the first period. But Italy used a 24:12 run in the second term to spur ahead. They followed with a 16:9 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Sara Madera (185-C-00) posted 17 points and 8 rebounds for Italy. Viktoria Feherova (178-C-99) responded with 17 points for Slovak Republic.

Group F
Spain - Germany 74-45
Spain recorded the first victory in Group F. They drove past Germany at the start of the Second Stage. Paula Valino (188-C-99) posted 10 points for the winners. Spain recorded a 33:28 halftime lead. They followed with a strong 41:17 second half rally and cruised to the victory. Natalia Rodriguez (173-G-99) delivered 9 points for the winning side. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (178-SF-99) answered with 11 points and 9 rebounds for Germany.

Belgium - Hungary 60-83
Hungary improved at 3-0 record in Group F. They knocked down Belgium at the start of the Second Stage. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) notched 26 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Hungary built a 42:30 halftime lead. They followed with a 41:30 second half run to seal the win. Dalma Czukor (182-SG-99) posted 13 points in the victory. Lore Devos (182-F-99) responded with 17 points for Belgium.

Latvia - France 51-52
France eked out a narrow win over Latvia at the start of Group F action. Tima Pouye (176-F/G-99) notched 13 points to lead the Les Bleues. Latvia posted a 27:23 halftime lead. France responded with a 15:7 rally in the third term to spur ahead. Latvia got within striking distance late in regulation but could not avoid the defeat. Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) had 8 points in the win. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) responded with 18 points for Latvia.

Group G
Croatia - Serbia 74-59
Croatia got to the winning start of the classification round. They beat Serbia for 1-0 record in Group G. Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) recorded 14 points in the victory. Croatia piled up a comfortable 41:23 halftime lead. Serbia narrowed the gap in the second half but could not threaten their opponents as Croatia marched to the win. Anet Mrdalj (184-F/C-99) and Karla Erjavec (172-G-99) had 13 points each for the winners. Teodora Turudic responded with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Serbia.

Holland - England 76:57



Review of Day 3 in Matosinhos - Aug 16, 2015

Group A
Czech Republic - Turkey 66-37
Czech Republic overcame Turkey to take 2-1 record in Group A. Julie Pospisilova (172-G-99) notched 17 points and 9 rebounds for the Czech team. They registered a 39:18 halftime lead. Czech Republic triggered a 17:7 rally in the third term and went on to celebrate victory. Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) provided 9 points for the winners. Inci Guclu (200-C-99, agency: Ates Ceren) responded with 7 points for Turkey.

Italy - Holland 60-45
Italy registered the third straight victory in Matosinhos. They fired past Netherlands to clinch the top position in Group A. Valeria Trucco (190-C-99) recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy posted a 31:25 halftime lead. They went on a 29:20 second half run to ice the win. Martina Fassina (180-F-99) notched 8 points in the victory. Ilse Kuijt (175-SG-99) responded with 9 points for Netherlands.

Group B
Russia - Slovakia 68-42
Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) stepped up with 15 points to pace Russia past Slovak Republic in Group B. Russia reeled off to a 41:19 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Valentina Kozhukhar (184-PF-99) accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds for the Russian side. Nikola Kovacikova (173-G-99) responded with 9 points for Slovak Republic.

Croatia - Portugal 61-62
Portugal snatched a narrow one-point victory over Croatia and claimed the second position in Group B. Eliana Cabral (177-SG-99) posted 12 points for the winners. Croatia recorded a 38:26 halftime lead. However Portugal responded with a 19:9 rally in the final frame to claim the victory. Maryam Ramalho (181-PF-99) finished with 9 points for Portugal. Andjela Katavic (174-SG-99) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Croatia.

Group C
France - Serbia 57-50
France outgunned Serbia to finish preliminary round undefeated. Carla Mbaye (181-SF-99) and Emmanuelle Tahane (180-F-99) recorded 9 points apiece for the winners. Les Bleues piled up a 35:25 halftime lead. Serbia narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Naomi Mbandu (185-SF-99) had 8 points in the victory. Nevena Naumcev (173-G-99) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds for Serbia.

Belgium - Germany 46-56
Germany outscored Belgium to take 2-1 record in Group C. Jessika Schiffer (171-PG-00) tossed in 14 points to lead the winners. Germany accumulated a 28:18 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 13-point mark at the final break and marched to the win. Jenny Strozyk (166-G-00) delivered 12 points for the winning side. Charlotte Borlee (169-PG-99) responded with 19 points for Belgium.

Group D
Spain - Latvia 68-54
Spain knocked down Latvia for 2-1 record in Group D. Natalia Rodriguez (173-G-99) stepped up with 15 points for the winners. Spain accumulated a 37:32 halftime lead. They held Latvia to just 22 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Paloma Gonzalez (172-PG-99) had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) responded with 15 points and 10 boards for Latvia.

Hungary - United Kingdom 68-28
Hungary stormed past Great Britain to keep their perfect record in Group D. Dorka Boros (175-G/F-99) tossed in 13 points for Hungary. They went on a 34:15 halftime lead. Hungary followed with a 34:13 second half run to seal the win. Reka Bernath (179-F-97) finished with 12 points for Hungary. Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu (183-C-99) responded with 9 points for Great Britain.


Review of Day 2 in Matosinhos - Aug 15, 2015

Group A
Turkey - Holland 71-67
Turkey held off Netherlands for the first victory in Group A. Inci Guclu (200-C-99, agency: Ates Ceren) recorded 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Netherlands recorded a 32:31 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. However Turkey held the Dutch team to just 11 points in the fourth frame and snatched a tough win. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Anne van Vlijmen (162-PG-99) and Ilse Kuijt (175-SG-99) responded with 16 points apiece for Netherlands.

Czech Republic - Italy 40-53
Italy clinched the second straight victory in Group A. Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) stepped up with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy recorded a 25:21 halftime lead. The Azzurri went on a 15:6 run in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Martina Fassina (180-F-99) had 11 points for the winners. Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) responded with 11 points for Czech Republic.

Group B
Slovakia - Portugal 45-65
Portugal knocked down Slovak Republic to take the first victory in Group B. Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) came up with 17 points to pace the winners. Portugal jumped to a 20:5 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 28:23 second half run to seal the victory. Luana Lopes (164-PG-99) had 13 points for the hosts. Michaela Balazova (180-F-99) responded with 11 points for Slovak Republic.

Russia - Croatia 75-49
Russia claimed the second straight victory in Group B. They stormed past Croatia to stay undefeated. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) scored 20 points to pace the winners. Russia recorded a comfortable 47:19 halftime lead. Russia boosted the lead at 30-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Anastasiia Komarova (182-SG-99) and Yulia Zarubina (190-PF-99) had 14 points each for the winners. Lucija Skoric (178-F-99) answered with 13 points for Croatia.

Group C
Serbia - Germany 47-56
Germany defeated Serbia for the first victory in Group C. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (178-SF-99) came up with 17 points to lead the winners. Germany registerd a 31:21 halftime lead. Serbia narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark at the final intermission. But Germany limited their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and coasted to the win. Luisa Geiselsoeder (192-C-00) had 11 points in the victory. Teodora Turudic (178-F-99) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds for Serbia.

France - Belgium 60-48
France earned the second consecutive victory in Group C. They toppled Belgium behind 19 points and 9 rebounds from Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99). Les Bleues recorded a 35:18 halftime lead. Belgium narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Romane Jeanneaux (171-PG-00) and Daphne Gnago (181-F-99) had 10 points each for the winners. Becky Massey (185-PF-00) responded with 16 points for Belgium.

Group D
Latvia - United Kingdom 77-45
Latvia opened win count in Matosinhos. They stormed past Great Britain for 1-1 record in Group D. Luize Septe provided 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. Latvia accounted for a 52:21 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 40-point mark and never looked back en route to the win. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) and Janeta Rozentale (180-C-99) tossed in 10 points each for the winners. Hannah Jump (175-SG-1) responded with 20 points for Great Britain.

Spain - Hungary 60-81
Hungary clinched the second consecutive win in Group D. They fired past Spain to remain perfect. Dorka Juhasz stepped up with 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Hungary posted a 40:33 halftime lead. They outgunned Spain in the third term to accumulate an 11-point lead at the final break. Hungary held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth term and sealed the win. Reka Lelik netted 21 points for the winners. Sofia Galeron (186-PF-99) responded with 15 points for Spain.


Review of Day 1 in Matosinhos - Aug 14, 2015

Group A
Italy - Turkey 64-57
Italy rallied past Turkey for the first victory in Matosinhos. Sara Madera (185-C-00) posted 13 points and 7 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy claimed a 34:23 halftime lead. Turkey narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But Italy responded with a 17:13 run in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Elisa Pinzan (168-PG-99) had 12 points for the winners. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) responded with 14 points for Turkey.

Holland - Czech Republic 54-62
Czech Republic earned Group A win count as they overcame Netherlands. Tereza Vitulova (182-C-99) posted 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Czech team. Czech Republic accounted for a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap at 33:24 halftime lead. Czech Republic extended the lead at 13-point lead at the final break and coasted to the victory. Julie Pospisilova (172-G-99) posted 12 points in the win. Anne van Vlijmen (162-PG-99) responded with 17 points for Netherlands.

Group B
Portugal - Russia 45-59
Russia earned the first victory in Matosinhos. They upset hosting Portugal in Group B. Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) stepped up with 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia piled up a 30:20 halftime lead. Portugal narrowed the gap at 8-point mark at the final intermission. But Russia responded with an 18:12 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Anastasiia Komarova (182-SG-99) netted 12 points for the winners. Eliana Cabral (177-SG-99) responded with 15 points for Portugal.

Croatia - Slovakia 58-63
Slovak Republic upset Croatia in the first game in Matosinhos. Michaela Balazova (180-F-99) scored 19 points for the winners. Croatia piled up a 32:24 halftime lead. Slovak Republic bounced back in the second half. They pulled within 6 points at the final break. Slovak Republic used a 20:10 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Rebeka Mikulasikova (186-C-99) provided 14 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) answered with 13 points for Croatia.

Group C
Belgium - Serbia 60-46
Belgium got to a victorious start of their campaign in Portugal. They fired past Serbia in Group C. Charlotte Borlee (169-PG-99) and Lore Devos (182-F-99) notched 14 points each for the winners. Belgium accounted for a 26:17 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 14-point mark at the final break and cruised to the victory. Malaurie Tosin (168-SG-99) had 11 points for the winners. Mina Djordjevic (186-PF-99) answered with 11 points for Serbia.

Germany - France 51-58
Romane Jeanneaux stepped up with 16 points to lead France past Germany in the opener in Portugal. Germany jumped to a 17:11 lead after ten minutes. Les Bleues cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the interval. France held Germany to just 28 points in the second half and cruised to the win. Kadiatou Sissoko (180-F-99) recorded 9 points for the winners. Karolin-Ivonn Tzokov (178-SF-99) answered with 13 points for Germany.

Group D
United Kingdom - Spain 27-56
Spain clinched the first victory in Group D. They thumped Great Britain in the opener. Natalia Rodriguez (173-G-99) delivered 14 points for the winners. Great Britain piled up a 14:11 lead after the opening quarter. But Spain held their opponents to just 5 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Aina Ayuso (181-PG-99) provided 11 points for the winners. Bisola Lawal (178-SF-99) and Holly Winterburn (175-SG-00) responded with 4 points each for Great Britain.

Hungary - Latvia 86-69
Hungary cruised past Latvia in the first game of the championship. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) posted 23 points and 6 assists to lead the winners. Latvia eked out a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. But Hungary spurred ahead for a 34:32 halftime lead. They unleashed 52 points in the second half and cruised to the win. Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) netted 18 points and collected 13 rebounds in the victory. Luize Septe (180-F-99) responded with 15 points for Latvia.





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