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.
Group A Holland - Slovakia 61-69 OT Slovakia survived overtime thriller to beat Netherlands for the opening win in Sopron. Julia Lelkes (170-PG-98) finished with 17 points to lead the winners. Netherlands jumped to a 26:14 lead after ten minutes of action. But Slovakia denied the deficit in the next three periods. They forced overtime and then followed with an 11:3 run in the extra period to ice the win. Rebeka Mikulasikova (186-C-99) had 14 points and 20 rebounds for Slovakia. Ilse Kuij... [read more]
Holland - Slovakia 61-69 OT Slovakia survived overtime thriller to beat Netherlands for the opening win in Sopron. Julia Lelkes (170-PG-98) finished with 17 points to lead the winners. Netherlands jumped to a 26:14 lead after ten minutes of action. But Slovakia denied the deficit in the next three periods. They forced overtime and then followed with an 11:3 run in the extra period to ice the win. Rebeka Mikulasikova (186-C-99) had 14 points and 20 rebounds for Slovakia. Ilse Kuijt (175-SG-99) responded with 14 points for Netherlands.
Czech Republic - Latvia 53-74 Latvia posted the second straight win in Group A. They beat Czech Republic to stay undefeated. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Digna Strautmane (188-F-98) provided 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Baltic side. Latvia built a 34:31 halftime lead. They came up with a strong 40:24 second half run to seal the win. Janeta Rozentale (183-C-99) had 15 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Michaela Krejzova (178-F-98) responded with 9 points for Czech Republic.
Israel - Italy 49-64 Elisa Pinzan (171-PG-99) tossed in 15 points to lead Italy past Israel in Group B. Israel claimed an 18:10 lead ten minutes into the game. Italy however turned the tables in the next quarters. The Azzurri went on an 18:6 run in the third term to secure a 10-point lead. Italy held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the win. Lorela Cubaj (191-C-99) had 13 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) responded with 13 points for Israel.
Russia - Turkey 81-70 OT Russia used overtime to beat Turkey in Group B. Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) was pivotal with 26 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. Turkey jumped to a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. But Russia slowly came back into the contest. They used an 18:15 run in the fourth term to send the game into overtime. Russia followed with a 13:2 run in the extra period to ice the win. Daria Kurilchuk (179-F-98) had 17 points for the winners. Inci Guclu (200-C-99) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Turkey.
Lithuania - Serbia 59-66 Serbia outgunned Lithuania for the first win in Group C. Nevena Naumcev (173-G-99) produced 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Lithuania recorded a 32:29 halftime lead. Serbia bounced back in the third term. They used a 22:10 run to take a 9-point lead into the fourth quarter. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Ivana Katanic (174-PG-99) had 14 points for the winners. Gabija Meskonyte (181-SG-98) responded with 20 points and 9 caroms for Lithuania.
Spain - Belgium 70-40 Spain coasted past Belgium for the second straight victory in Group C. Naira Caceres (181-F-98) produced 15 points to lead well-balanced effort. Spain piled up a 37:22 halftime lead. They ignited a 23:9 rally in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Irati Echarri (185-PF-98) posted 12 points for the winning side. Laura Henket (183-C-98) responded with 16 points for Belgium.
France - Hungary 76-65 France registered the second consecutive victory in Group D. They topped Hungary to stay on top of the ladder. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) provided 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hungary snatched a 37:35 halftime lead. However France picked up the tempo in the second half. They unloaded 41 points after the big break and rolled to the victory. Loreen Kerboeuf (178-PG-98) chipped in 12 points for the winners. Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Hungary.
Slovenia - Croatia 58-72 Croatia fired past Slovenia for 1-1 record in Group D. Josipa Silov (171-PG-98) tossed in 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Croatia accounted for a 33:27 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission and raced to the win. Josipa Pavic (187-C-99) and Matea Tadic (167-PG-99) had 16 points each for the winning side. Aleksandra Kroselj (168-PG-99) answered with 27 points for Slovenia.
Group A Bosnia - Finland 68-66 Bosnia clinched the first victory at the home championship. They nipped Finland in the opener. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bosnia jumped to a 31:24 halftime lead. Finland pulled within two points at the final intermission. The teams went neck and neck throughout the fourth term but Bosnia managed to sneak to the victory. Milina Miselic (179-F-98) had 12 points for the w... [read more]
Bosnia - Finland 68-66 Bosnia clinched the first victory at the home championship. They nipped Finland in the opener. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bosnia jumped to a 31:24 halftime lead. Finland pulled within two points at the final intermission. The teams went neck and neck throughout the fourth term but Bosnia managed to sneak to the victory. Milina Miselic (179-F-98) had 12 points for the winners. Helmi Tulonen (189-C-98) responded with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Finland.
Romania - Portugal 53-69 Portugal clinched the first victory in Group A. They outscored Romania for 1-1 record. Catarina Mateus (165-G-98) produced 25 points to lead the winners. Portugal jumped to a 40:21 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Mariana Silva (182-PF-99) had 12 points for the winners. Andreea Cretu (178-SG-98) responded with 16 points for Romania.
Belarus - Poland 72-60 Belarus opened win count in Group B. They outscored Poland behind 17 points from Arina Masko (175-G/F-99). Belarus jumped to a 33:20 halftime lead. Poland pulled within 10 points at the final intermission. Belarus sank 20 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Mariya Vasilevko (183-F/C-99) had 14 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. Weronika Nowakowska (170-G-98) responded with 25 points for Poland.
Ukraine - Denmark 60-35 Ukraine thumped Denmark for the first win in Sarajevo. Nataliia Tsiubyk (178-PF-98) came up with 17 points for the winners. Ukraine held Denmark scoreless in the third term to secure a massive 27-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. Svitlana Boiarchuk (174-SF-99) had 11 points for Ukraine. Lena Svanholm (198-C-98) responded with 14 points and 11 caroms for Denmark.
Estonia - United Kingdom 54-47 Sandra Tael (180-F-98) stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead Estonia past Great Britain in Group C action. Estonia eked out a 25:23 halftime lead. They went on a 29:24 second half run to race to the win. Mariann Adelbert (188-C-98) had 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Imani Whittington (178-SF-98) responded with 11 points for Great Britain.
Ireland - Greece 59-63 Greece posted the second win in a row in Sarajevo. They nipped Ireland in Group C. Evgenia Kollatou (172-PG-98) provided 23 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Ireland secured a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. But the Hellenes respodned with a 32:20 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the fourth frame to seal the win. Elena Tsineke (174-G/F-99) had 21 points for Greece. Claire Melia (185-C-99) totaled 25 points and 9 rebounds for Ireland.
Division C. Armenia celebrate title in Tbilisi - 13 days ago
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FINAL Armenia - Georgia 66-32 Armenia claimed the title in Tbilisi. They coasted past hosting Georgia in the Final. Diana Ramazyan (175-G/F-98) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals for the champions. Armenia stunned the hosts in the opening ten minutes. Armenia registered a 22:2 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap at 26-point mark at halftime. Armenia followed with a 14:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ani Hovhannisyan (163-PG-1) netted 11 points in the... [read more]
Armenia - Georgia 66-32 Armenia claimed the title in Tbilisi. They coasted past hosting Georgia in the Final. Diana Ramazyan (175-G/F-98) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals for the champions. Armenia stunned the hosts in the opening ten minutes. Armenia registered a 22:2 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap at 26-point mark at halftime. Armenia followed with a 14:5 run in the third term to clear off for good. Ani Hovhannisyan (163-PG-1) netted 11 points in the victory. Natalia Otkhmezuri (175-G/F-00) responded with 9 points for Georgia. Elene Iluridze (177-F/G-99) delivered 6 points in the loss.
Malta - Andorra 71-63 Malta clinched the Bronze medals in Tbilisi. They rallied past Andorra in the consolation final. Hannah Al Tumi (185-C-98) posted 29 points and 19 rebounds to lead the winners. Andorra eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. Malta however picked up the tempo in the third term. Malta spurred ahead for a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Malta sank 24 points in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Sophie Abela (160-SF-99) provided 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Maria Martin (161-G-98) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Andorra.
Wales - Kosovo 31-71 Kosovo earned the fifth position at the tournament. They cruised past Wales on the final day of the championship. Adea Kastrati (177-F/G-99) notched 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals for the winners. Kosovo piled up a comfortable 37:17 halftime lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Aulona Muhadri (182-F/C-98) tossed in 13 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the winners. Emily Stradling (168-G-00) responded with 8 points for Wales.
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