Belarus and England advanced to Division A for 2012/2013 season - Aug 4, 2012
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Belarus - Hungary 67-63 Belarus U18 clinch Division A promotion for the next season. The team won the Semifinal game against Hungary 67:63 and entered the Final. Hungary meanwhile will have another chance tomorrow in the game against Portugal. Amadea Szamosi (190-F/C-94) opened the scoring account for Hungary and Valiantsina Myshapud (182-PF-94) scored for 2-2 in the opening tip. Holubeva later tied the game at 11:11 and Valiantsina Myshapud made the same at 19:19. Hungary started to play better in the second frame and led in the majority of the period. Balla brought 30:26, while Csutoras made a jump shot for 32:28. Balla later sent the teams to the lockers at 37:32. Belarus however dominated the second half and stormed with two victories. They produced a 17-12 surge in the third period and added 18-14 in the last stanza. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) and Valiantsina Myshapud ensured the latest baskets for the winning side. Maryia Papova stepped up with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Valiantsina Myshapud posted 12. Hegedus delivered 15 points in defeat, while Balla and Nagy scored 11 each. Amadea Szamosi followed them with 10 points and the same number of boards.
Portugal - United Kingdom 71-78 England U18 advanced to Division A for 2012/2013 season after a Semifinal win over Portugal. The British side grabbed the ticket to the top division with 78:71 victory. Portugal will have another chance to advance tomorrow as they will play in the game for the third place. Portugal erupted with 23-12 in the first period but failed to win the game. England replied with 22-14 and Joseph reduced to 37:34 after a three-pointer. Bravo-Harriott tied the game at 41:41 early in the third, whilst Ashleigh Munns (180-G-94) brought 44:43 from the arc. Green scored for 57:56 and Ashleigh Munns nailed three for 65:64. Joseph made the last points from the free throw line for the final success. Joseph and Cheridene Green top-scored for the winners with 18 points each, while the latter also grabbed 18 rebounds. Bravo-Harriott posted 12, while Monakana delivered 10. Laura Ferreira (177-G-95) finished the game with 18 points and Ines Viana (164-PG-94) posted 17. Soeiro ended up with 8, while Maria Kostourkova (188-C-97) chipped in with 6.
Norway - FYR Macedonia 62-72 The hosts finished on the 15th place in Strumica at the U18 European Championship for Women Division B. FYR Macedonia U18 overcame Norway U18 72:62 as both teams ended up their campaign. Norway started with 18-10, but could not keep the lead in the game. The hosts woke up in the second frame and won all three last quarters. They bounced back with 19-13 in the second period and then produced a 23-17 in the third quarter. Moreover FYR Macedonia finished the game with 20-14 to seal the last victory. Forka Gjorgjieva (95) scored the last points for the winners, while Muren was the last player to score in the game. Aleksandra Stojanovska2 (178-SF-94) paced all the winners with 22 points and Kmetovska had 17. Ivona Pejkovska (175-PG-95) delivered 14, while Lazareska posted 4. Stine Austgulen (177-G-94) finished the game with 29 points in the losing case, whilst Skorpen added 10. Muren chipped in with 6 and Karlstad had 4.
Switzerland - Scotland 53-46 Switzerland U18 send the Scottish side to the last spot at the U18 European Championship for Women Division B. The Swiss side finished the tournament with 53:46 win over Scotland and ended up on the 17th place. Switzerland entered the court having 6 players in the roster who played in the game. They lost the first period 13-15, but recovered in the second period and after 15-9 grabbed 28:24 at the halftime. Switzerland looked better in the second half and added two narrow victories. They won the third period 9-8 and finished with 16-14 in the last stanza. Ljubica Cutunic (186-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 9 rebounds, while Koch posted 11. Dijana Milenkovic (180-SF-96) notched 10 and Laura Perrenoud (189-C-94) added 5. Wood finished the game with 11 points in defeat and Mackie had 10.
Bulgaria - Lithuania 82-66 Bulgaria U18 wins Classification Games for 5th to 8th Place over Lithuania 82:66. Bulgarian side will play for 5-6 places tomorrow, while the Baltic State will play for 7-8 spots. Both teams hoped to play in the semifinals but could meet each other only at the lower round. Bulgaria grabbed 24-13 in the first period and enjoyed 11-point halftime advantage. Moreover the second half also belonged to the Bulgarian team. They won the third quarter 23-19 and finished the game with 18-17. Kordova, Kazlauskaite and Putramentaite closed the game with their last shots. Iva Kostova (178-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 30 points and Aksentieva netted 12. Martina Nikolova (179-SF-94) delivered 10, while Peychinova scored 8. Kazlauskaite finished the game with 15 points and Justina Kraujunaite (174-F-95) ended up with 12 points in defeat.
Germany - Denmark 71-78 U18 Denmark outscored U18 Germany at the Classification Games for 5th to 8th Place. The Danish side grabbed 78:71 win and will play tomorrow against Bulgaria. Germany meanwhile will take on Lithuanian side for 7-8 places. Germany opened the game with 22-20, while Denmark erupted with 22-10 in the second frame. The Danish side grabbed 42:32 halftime advantage but had difficulties reaching the win. Germany bounced back with 21-13 and reduced to 2 points at the end of three quarters. Denmark meanwhile needed a strong finish in the game to seal the victory. Maria Jespersen (179-G-94) to-scored for the winners with 20 points and 14 rebounds, while Sofie Preetzmann (180-G-95) notched 19. Sheikh delivered 12, whilst Ceccardi posted 11. Fanny Szittya (170-PG-94) ended up with 13 points in the losing effort and Degbeon added 11. Levke Brodersen (168-G-94) chipped in with 9 and Neuwald delivered 8.
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