Spain - Serbia 60-64 Serbia shocked Spain in the last quarter to take 64-60 victory in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. It means that Serbia advanced to the Semis, where they will meet Russia. Spain will continue in Classification Round from 5th to 8th place. Serbia was down by 6 after 30 minutes of play, but they opened last period with 9-2 run. Teams were tied at 57-57 with 3:39 to go, after what Katarina Vuckovic (191-F/C-94) and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) lifted Serbia to plus 4. Spain struggled offensively in the finish, while at the other side Stanacev sealed the victory from the FT line. Quarters: 12-8, 15-27, 16-14, 21-11. Vuckovic (9 rebs) and Kovacevic (7 rebs) led the winners with 14 points each. Kristina Topuzovic (182-G/F-94) added 12 points and 9 boards. In defeat, Leticia Romero (177-G-95) answered with 19 points and 6 rebounds, while Patricia Soler (185-C-94) (7 rebs) and Elena De Alfredo (170-G-94) netted 12 points each. Championship continues today.
France - Croatia 51-43 France advanced to the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. They eliminated Croatia 51-43 in the QFinals on Friday. France shined in the last ten minutes of the game to take the victory. Quarters: 11-14, 8-7, 17-14, 15-8. Lidija Turcinovic (179-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Olivia Epoupa (168-PG-94) helped with double-double of 10 points, plus 13 boards. Marieme Badiane (190-F/C-94) added 9 pts and 13 rebs. At the other side, Ana-Marija Begic (190-C-94) collected 20 points ad 10 rebounds. The last player with double digits in scoring in Croatia was Ivana Tikvic (189-C-94) with 10 points (9 rebs). France will meet Holland in the Semifinals. Croatia will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Turkey.
Italy - Russia 42-64 Russia had no troubles to beat Italy 64-42 in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. Russia advanced to the Semis and will meet Serbia in the battle for the title game. Italy will be transferred to Classification Round from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Spain. Russia took control on its rival from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 18-9, 22-13, 9-9, 15-11. Zhanna Byazrova (178-G/F-94) top-scored in victory with 13 points and Alexandra Marchenkova (183-PF-94) added 12 pts, plus 9 rebs. Olga Novikova (177-G-94) collected 11 points and 5 boards. Italy got 15 points from Elena Ramo' (180-F-94) and she was their only player with double digits in scoring. Elisa Penna (185-F-95) had 8 points and 10 boards. Championship continues today.
Holland - Turkey 77-69 2OT Holland is in the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. They celebrated 77-69 double overtime win against Turkey on Friday. Holland will meet France in the Semis, while Turkey goes to Classification Round from 5th to 8th place. In the first game Turkey will take on Croatia. During the regulation time Turkey had fought back from an early double-digit deficit to get their noses in front midway through the fourth quarter, when the Netherlands were experiencing a real offensive drought. But, they couldn't see it through and Treffers finished an and-one' play to tie the game up at 55-55, before Isabella Slim (181-F-95) had the chance to make a last gasp triple but rimmed out. During overtime the momentum seemed to be with the Netherlands but they too looked like they might have blown it, when a jump-shot by Deniz Dogan (176-SF-94) forced the second extra period. In the end, the Netherlands always looked slightly the more assured side, and they finally made what turned out to be the game-winning run. Quarters: 18-9, 8-13, 18-19, 6-6 OT1, 11-14 OT2. Lisanne de Jonge (181-F-95) stepped up for the winners with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Isabella Slim (9 rebs) and Laura Cornelius (174-PG-96) (7 rebs) netted 15 points each. In the loosing squad, Pelin Bilgic (173-G-94) collected 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Merve Aydin (174-PG-94) added 12 pts, plus 6 rebs. Deniz Dogan stopped to 11 pts in this meeting. Championship continues today.
Sweden - Slovenia 68-58 Sweden is close to reach the ninth place at U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. They handed 68-58 loss to Slovenia and will meet Slovakia tomorrow in decisive game for position No.9. At the other side, Slovenia will take on Greece in the game for 11th place. Sweden exploded after the breather to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 14-15, 11-17, 20-9, 23-17. Paulina Hersler (190-PF-94) shined for the winners with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Linnea Frykbo (169-SG-94) followed her with 22 points and 5 boards, while third scorer in victory was Gabriella Hanson (180-SG-95) with just 5 pts (10 rebs). Slovenia got 18 points and 7 rebounds from Eva Lisec (191-C-95), and Anita Kastelic (172-G-94) posted 10 pts. Vesna Sever (180-F-94) had 7 points for 10 minutes on the court. Both teams will take a rest today.
Slovakia - Greece 81-48 Slovakia had an easy job against Greece on Friday. Slovakians celebrated huge 81-48 win and will meet Sweden in the game for 9th place at U18 EuroBasket in Bucharest. After this loss, Greece will try to reach position No.11. However, it won't be easy as their rival will be Slovenia. Slovakia was up by 10 at the halftime and jumped to plus 22 with ten minutes remaining. Quarters: 17-14, 17-10, 25-13, 22-11. Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) was the leading player in victory with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Michaela Rakova (187-F-94) had 14 points and 8 rebs, while Terezia Palenikova (170-G/F-95) and Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) netted 11 points each. Anna Stamolamprou (171-PG-95) answered with 20 points in defeat. Styliani Fouraki (186-C-94) was their second scorer with only 6 points. Both teams will take a rest today.
Czech Republic - Romania 70-67 Czech Republic grabbed 70-67 victory against Romania thanks to wonderful finish. Czech Republic was down by 7 points with only 40 seconds remaining in the game, but Romania missed 2 shots after that, received one block and made one turnover, while its rival made two triples and two jump shots for impressive 10-0 run which brought them victory in this meeting. Quarters: 13-12, 15-13, 17-17, 25-25. After this win Czech Republic jumped to 4-0 record in Group G and they are very close to survive in Division A. Romania already faced with relegation (0-4). Sarka Jozova (174-SG-94) led the winners with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Veronika Havlikova (172-F-94) netted 15 pts. Kamila Hoskova (174-SF-95) had 14 pts and 5 boards. In defeat, Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) shined with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Iulia Raileanu (189-PF-95) also had 16 pts and 6 rebs, while Alexandra Dumitrache (170-PG-94) followed with 11 pts and 5 assists. Czech Republic will meet Poland today. Romania will play against Belgium.
Belgium - Poland 56-64 Poland handed 64-56 loss to Belgium on Friday and both teams have 2-2 record now in Group G of U18 EuroBasket. Teams in this group fight for the survival in Division A. However, only the winner will make it and Czech Republic already has 4-0 record. Poland shined after the breather to beat Belgium in this game. Quarters: 12-14, 14-17, 24-13, 14-12. Dominika Owczarzak (169-PG-94) led the winners with 17 points. Anna Jakubiuk (179-G/F-94) helped with double-double of 11 points and 11 rebs, while Magdalena Wojdalska (185-SG-94) and Katarzyna Jaworska (188-F/C-94) added 8 points each. In Belgium, Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-SF-95) collected 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Manon Humblet (182-C/F-94) followed with 16 points and 9 boards. Today, Poland will meet Czech Republic. Romania will take on Belgium.
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