United Kingdom - Belarus 74-76 Belarus is the gold medal winner in Strumica. They grabbed 76-74 victory over UK in the Big Final of U18 EuroBasket Division B. The Silver belongs to UK and both teams won the promotion for Division A. Belarus was 76-72 up with 1:56 remaining in the game and both teams missed twice in their next possessions. Ashleigh Munns finally made a jump shot for UK with 50 seconds to go. Holubeva missed for Belarus and Joseph was blocked at the other side of the court. Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) had another chance in the finish, but she missed a hook and Belarus grabbed gold medal in Strumica. Quarters: 14-18, 17-20, 24-21, 21-15. Hanna Kalenta (190-C-94) shined for the winners with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) had 19 points and 6 assists, while Alena Holubeva (176-PG-94) helped her team with 17 points. In UK, Joseph top-scored with 22 points and Cheridene Green (187-C-95) added 14 pts, plus 14 rebs. Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott (183-PG-95) was the second player in UK with 14 points. Portugal won the Bronze in Strumica.
Portugal - Hungary 68-57 Portugal won the Bronze at U18 EuroBasket Division B. They handed 68-57 loss to Hungary in the last day of the championship in Strumica. Thanks to this win Portugal also won the promotion for Division A, while Hungary stays without the medal and also without the promotion. Portugal shined in the second half to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 18-12, 9-13, 20-17, 21-15. Josephine Filipe (175-G/F-95) top-scored in Portugal with 19 points and Joana Canastra (173-SG-94) had two less. Maria Kostourkova (188-C-97) shined with double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds. In defeat, Amadea Szamosi (190-F/C-94) collected 15 points and 11 boards. Fanni Csutoras (181-G/F-94) scored 13 points and Janka Hegedus (184-F-94) stopped to 9 pts, plus 5 rebs. Belarus won the Gold in Strumica and Silver belongs to UK. They also won the promotion for Division A.
Bulgaria - Denmark 79-45 It was a game for the fifth place at U18 EuroBasket Division B in Strumica. Bulgaria celebrated huge 79-45 win over Denmark to take this spot. Denmark ended as sixth ranked team. Bulgaria made 10-point lead in Q1 and jumped to plus 22 until the halftime. All after that was just the formality. Iva Kostova (178-SG-94) was totally the best player of this game. She had 31 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (valuation 36!). Radostina Dimitrova (175-SF-94) had 14 points and 5 rebs, while Viktoria Valchinova (165-PG-95) added 8 pts. In Denmark, Maria Jespersen (179-G-94) collected 17 points and 11 rebounds. Their second scorer was Frederikke Mollerup (177-G/F-95) with 8 points. Belarus won the gold in Strumica. The Silver belongs to UK and Bronze to Portugal.
Lithuania - Germany 72-66 Lithuania was better than Germany in the last day of U18 EuroBasket Division B in Strumica. Thanks to this win Lithuania ended as the 7th ranked team at this event. Germany is No.8. Germany made 7-point lead in the first half, but Lithuania answered with 17-11 after the breather. They shined in the last ten minutes (21-14) to take the victory in this meeting. Ieva Kazlauskaite (180-F-94) scored 16 points for the winners. Austeja Sirsinaityte (164-PG-95) (7 rebs, 5 as) and Roberta Mizgeryte (188-PF-95) delivered 12 points each. Chantal Neuwald (180-G-95) replied with 15 points in defeat and Levke Brodersen (168-G-94) had three points less. Elisabeth Dzirma (179-G-94) stopped to 11 pts. Belarus is the gold medal winner in Strumica. UK ended with Silver and Portugal took the Bronze. All three teams won the promotion for Division A.
Austria - Latvia 32-73 Latvia had no troubles to beat Austria in the last day of U18 EuroBasket Division B in Strumica. Latvia celebrated huge 73-32 win in the game for 9th place at this event. Austria finished as No.10. Latvia jumped to double-digit lead already in the first quarter and extended it to plus 27 until the halftime. Nothing has changed after the breather as Latvia was still dominating and extending its lead from minute to minute until the final 73-32. Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) (6 rebs) and Kitija Laksa (180-G-96) scored 15 points each for the winners. Paula Langina (180-F-94) added 14 points and 7 rebounds. In Austria, Aleksandra Novakovic (172-PG-94) was the leading scorer with just 8 points. Anja Fuchs-Robetin (180-SG-96) (6 rebs) and Simona Wagner (190-C-95) netted 5 pts each. Belarus won the Gold in Strumica.
Finland - Ukraine 74-72 Finland grabbed 74-72 win against Ukraine in the last day of U18 EuroBasket Division B in Strumica. It was a game for 11th place at this event and it belongs to Finland. Ukraine ended as No.12. It was a very exciting finish and Noora Jarvikangas (182-SF-94) paced Finland to victory from the free throw line. Quarters: 20-9, 17-21, 18-17, 19-25. Evianna Sipila (178-SF-95) led the winners with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Jarvikangas scored 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Maria Aijanen (187-F/C-95) and Emmi Leino (182-F/G-94) added 8 pts each. In Ukraine, Miriam Uro-Nile (190-C-94) shined with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Nataliya Skorbatyuk (183-F-95) (5 as) and Olga Krayevska (178-PG-94) (5 as) scored 15 and 12 points respectively. Belarus won the Gold in Strumica. The Silver belongs to UK and Bronze to Portugal.
Israel - Montenegro 70-52 Israel finished as 13th ranked team of U18 EuroBasket Division B. They handed 70-52 loss to Montenegro in the last day of the championship in Strumica. Montenegro ended as No.14. Israel took control on its rival from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 15-9, 23-15, 14-11, 18-17. Nof Kedem (170-SG-94) led the winners with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Hadar Levi (170-PG-94) scored 17 points and May Dayan (170-PG-94) helped with 7. In defeat, Milica Manojlovic (98) delivered 14 points. Vanja Mudresa (96) and Kristina Rakovic (182-F/C-94) (16 rebs!) posted 10 and 9 pts respectively. The Gold belongs to Belarus. UK won the Silver and Portugal took the Bronze. All three teams won the promotion for Division A.
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