Serbia - Russia 69-75 Russia will play in U18 European Championship Final. They knocked down Serbia to reach the title game. Zhanna Byazrova (178-G/F-94) came up with 20 points to lead the winners. Serbia jumped to an early lead. They established a 17:13 advantage after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Serbia ensured a 37:33 halftime advantage. Russia cut the deficit in the third term. They got within three points at the final intermission 56:53. Novikova finally tied things up at 66 midway through the fourth frame. Zhanna Byazrova then hit a three-pointer to ignite a 9:0 run that propelled Russia to a 75:68 lead. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) answered with a free throw but Serbia ran out of time to restore the intrigue. Albina Razheva (188-PF-94) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Julia Gladkova added 12 points for the winners. Aleksandra Stanacev answered with 23 points for Serbia. Kristina Topuzovic netted 14 points in the loss.
France - Holland 60-47 France registered a comfortable win over Netherlands in the U18 European Championship semifinal. Aby Gaye (193-C-95) and Lidija Turcinovic (179-SG-94) scored 14 points each to lead the winners. France will now take on Russia in the championship game in Bucharest. Netherlands will face Serbia in consolation final. France limited their opponents to 6 points in the opening quarter to take an 11-point lead. Netherlands however stiffened defence and narrowed the gap in the second quarter. The Dutch team trailed by just 4 points at halftime 22:29. Netherlands spurred in front in the third term. They used a 16:0 run to take a 37:28 lead. France faced an 8-point deficit heading into the fourth stanza 32:40. However Les Bleus opened the final term with a 17:2 run to take a 49:42 advantage. France did not loosen the grip afterwards cruising to the victory. Valeriane Ayayi (184-F-94) had 12 points, while Epoupa added 11 points for the winners. Kourtney Treffers (186-PF-94) responded with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Netherlands. Emese Hof and Laura Cornelius netted 8 points each in the loss.
Croatia - Turkey 43-92 Turkey will play for the fifth place at the U18 European Championship. They defeated Croatia in Bucharest to set up the clash versus Spain. Turkey stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. They recorded a 21:9 lead after ten minutes. The gap keep on growing in the second quarter. Turkey accumulated a 45:16 halftime lead. Turkey poured in 29 points in the third term to extend the margin to as many as 46 points. Turkey did not slow down in the fourth frame and rolled to the victory at the end. Elif Emirtekin (184-F-94) scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace Turkey. Deniz Dogan (176-SF-94) added 13 points, while Fahriye Bayraktar had 12 points in the victory. Ivana Tikvic (189-C-94) answered with 11 points and 9 rebounds for Croatia. Antonija Chiabov had 9 points in the loss. Spain - Italy 75-61 Spain defeated Italy today at U18 European Championship. They will now face Turkey for the fifth place at the tourney. Italy will wrap up their campaign in Bucharest against Croatia tomorrow. Spain eked out a 19:15 lead at the first break. Italy did not allow Spain to clear off. The Azzurri cut the deficit to two points at halftime 39:37. Spain adjusted their defence in the third term. They held Italy to 14 points in the quarter and secured a 5-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Spain went on a 19:10 run in the fourth frame to seal a comfortable win at the end. Elena De Alfredo (170-G-94) scored 27 points to pace the winners. Ariadna Pujol (182-F-95) added 11 points, while Leticia Romero had 10 points for Spain. Antonia Peresson (183-PG-95) answered with 12 points for Italy. Elena Ramo' had 10 points in defeat.
Romania - Belgium 45-98 Belgium celebrated a comfortable win over Romania in classification round Group G of U18 European Championship. Belgium improved at 3-2 record, while the hosts slipped at 0-5 record in the ladder. Heleen Adams (173-SF-94) led the winners with 20 points. Belgium jumped to an early lead. They accumulated a 26:9 advantage at the first intermission. Belgium extended the lead in the second quarter. They secured a massive 54:13 halftime lead. Romania struggled to pick up the tempo in the third quarter. Belgium stretched the margin to as many as 46 points heading into the fourth frame. Belgium outgunned the home team in the final stanza to celebrate a well-deserved win at the end. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-SF-95) knocked down 14 points, while Antonia Delaere added 12 points for the winners. Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) answered with 17 points for Romania. Iulia Raileanu posted 15 points in the loss.
Poland - Czech Republic 54-58 Czech Republic secured U18 European Championship Division A place for the next season. They won classification round Group G to avoid relegation. Kamila Hoskova (174-SF-95) scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as Czech Republic prevailed against Poland in the decisive game. Poland were up by one point at the first intermission 13:12. Czech Republic surged ahead in the second quarter. They posted a 30:28 halftime lead. Poland retained the lead in the third term. They held Czech Republic to 8 points in the period and ensured a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Karolina Severova and Sarka Jozova (174-SG-94) drained triples early in the final period as Czech Republic cut the distance to three points. Kamila Hoskova and Opocenska gave Czech Republic a 53:52 lead with less then two minutes to go. Wozniak put Poland in front but the Czech team answered with three free throws in the dying seconds to steal victory. Sarka Jozova finished with 10 points, while Karolina Severova added 8 points for the winners. Julia Adamowicz (178-SF-94) answered with 17 points for Poland. Dominika Owczarzak had 12 points in the loss.
Best Player: Alexia Chartereau (189-F/C-98) of France Best Guard: Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) of Hungary Best Forward: Alexia Chartereau (189-F/C-98) of France Best Center: Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) of Russia 1st Team SG: Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) of Hungary F: Naira Caceres (181-F-98) of Spain F: Digna Strautmane (188-F-98) of Latvia F/C: Alexia Chartereau (189-F/C-98) of France F/C: Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) of Russia 2nd Team PG: Elisa Pinzan (171-PG-99) of Italy SG: Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99)... [read more]
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Best Player: Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99) of Bosnia Best Guard: Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) of Sweden Best Forward: Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99) of Jedinstvo Best Center: Emilia Stocklassa (190-C-98) of Sweden 1st Team PG: Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) of Sweden G/F: Elena Tsineke (174-G/F-99) of Greece F/C: Sylvia Run Halfdanardottir (182-F/C-98) of Iceland PF: Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99) of Bosnia C: Emilia Stocklassa (190-C-98) of Sweden 2nd Team G: Lotta-Maj Lahtinen (173-G-9... [read more]
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