Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division
B Awards 2009 -
Aug 10, 2009
All-EC U18 Div.B 2009 1st
Nika Baric (168-G-92) of Slovenia Best Guard:
Nika Baric of Slovenia Best Forward:Ida
Krogh (181-G/F-91) of Denmark * played at both shooting guard and small
forward positions Best Center:
Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) of Germany
Hungary captured Division B Gold - Jul.
12, 2009 FINAL
Hungary - Slovenia
Hungary U18 won all the games at the U18 European Championship Women in Israel.
The team triumphed in the tournament after 60:47 victory over Slovenia U18.It
was a great Final game that both teams deserved to participate in. Two top teams
played in a clash for the best team to be announced in Eilat. Hungary trailed
15:20 after the opening quarter, but managed to come back in to the game.
Melinda Kesoi (177-G/F-92) brought her team 23:22 and it was her again to
close 9-0 run for the winners. Baksa sent the teams to the lockers after a free
throw as Hungary won the period 16-4. Tamis made the score 34:24 and
Melinda Kesoi scored for 37:24 as Hungary found its best game.
Melinda Kesoi made two three-pointers for 49:38 lead after three quarters.
Raksanyi gave the winners 53:40 with 5 minutes in the game as Hungary started to
think about triumph. Jakovina and Lojen scored from the perimeter to bring the
intrigue back, however Raksanyi made 58:47 with a minute to go. The latter also
added a lay-up for 60:47 as her team celebrated the victory not only in the
game, but in Division B as well.
Melinda Kesoi top-scored for the winners with 16 points to remain
undefeated. Raksanyi nailed 15, while Balint collected 14 points and 12 caroms.
Jagodic had 12 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, whilst Gortnar collected 12
points and 16 boards.
Germany - Israel
Svenja Brunckhorst (178-G-91) scored 17 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued
5 assists to lead Germany past Israel in the bronze medals game at the European
Championship in Division B. Sarah-Marie Frankenberger scored 15 points to pace
Germany. Finja Schaake added 13 points in the winning charge. Shira Ben Barak
replied with 17 points for Israel. Hadar Gutin nailed 14 points in the losing
effort. Germany outrebounded the home team 48:30 and limited those to 33%
accuracy from the field. The winners sank 47% of field goals including 60% from
beyond the arc.
Portugal - Bosnia
Portuguese U18 National Team celebrated the 5th overall position at the European
Championship in Division B. A Mariyana Kostourkova team outgunned Bosnia and
Herzegovina today to earn the spot.
Maria Correia (172-G/F-91) delivered 20 points to lift Portugal to the win.
Maria Joao Andrade had 19 points for the winners. Michelle Brandao, Domingues
and Telma Fernandes knocked down 10 points each for Portugal. Tamara Kapor
responded with 24 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Amna Fazlic had 16 points
and 9 rebounds in the loss.
Greece - Finland
Greece completed their U18 European Championship in Division B quest with
victory. They toppled Finland today to earn the 7th overall place. Finnish team
finished in the eighth position.
Christina Tsoukala (188-F/C-91) had 16 points for Greece. Angeliki
Nikolopoulou contributed 15 points and 7 steals, while Efstathia Gkritza
accounted 14 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Venla Karkkainen answered with 12
points for Finland. Vilja Kesanen finished with 10 points in the loss.
Romania - Denmark
Denmark finished their U18 European Championship in Division B on a high. They
held off Romania to claim the ninth overall position.
Krogh (181-G/F-91) finished with 24 points, 10 assists and 5 boards for
Denmark. Anne Pedersen added 18 points, while Nikoline Ostergaard and Lotte
Tobiasen had 10 points each in the win. Gabriela Cursaru responded with 19
points and 10 rebounds for Romania. Cristina Bigica delivered 16 points in the
Croatia - United Kingdom
Croatia clinched the 11th spot at the European Championship in Division B held
in Israel. They defeated England in the final game of the tournament for both
Ivana Zubak (178-G-91) came up for Croatia with 19 points in the victory.
Nina Premasunac had 16 points and game-high 21 rebounds for Croatia. Katarina
Puljic added 13 points in the win. Ella Clark responded with 18 points, 16
boards and 4 assists for England. Renee E. Busch and Jessica Hurd delivered 12
points apiece in the loss.
Div. B Day: 8 (Semi-Finals) - Jul.
11, 2009 5-8 places
Portugal - Greece
Portugal U18 won over Greece U18 in the first Semi-Final Round for 5th to 8th
Places. The team started well to lead to 69:52 victory at the U18 European
Championships in Division B. Portugal grabbed the led from the very beginning
and dominated the court in the opening quarter. Portugal limited the opponents
to only 6 points, while they nailed 19 in the first 10 minutes. Greece managed
to post 17 in the second frame, but Portugal added 21 for 40:23 halftime
advantage. The winners did not slow in the third period and increased the lead
to 5 more points to have 59:37 after thirty minutes of the game. Greece managed
to win the last period, 15-10, however it was not enough for the total success.
Portugal won the game and will play for the higher place on Sunday. Andrade
paced all the winners with 20 points,
Maria Correia (172-G/F-91) netted 16 and Pacheco notched 10. Kavasila
finished the game with 16 points for Greece and Nikolopoulou added 13.
Bosnia - Finland
Bosnia U18 overcame Finland U18 in the second Semi-Final Round for 5th to 8th
Places. The team produced 73:54 to play for the higher place on Sunday. Hamsic
gave her team the fist lead and then
Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) posted for 9:8 in the opening tip of the game.
Finland tasted the win later, while Tavic tied the game at 14:14. Bosnia started
the second frame with 15-1 run to take the whole court advantage. Hamsic made
30:15 in the middle of the quarter, while Kokko reduced to 30:21. Tavic sent the
teams to the lockers for 36:21. Bosnia won also the third period 20-13 and had
56:34 advantage entering the last quarter. There was no way Finland could reduce
as Bosnia led the game to another win.
Tamara Kapor top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while
Tavic and Fazlic had 16 each. Hamsic collected 12 points and 12 boards in the
winniong effort. Makitalo posted 10 points in defeat and Saarinen scored 8.
Israel - Slovenia
Slovenia U18 surprised the hosts of the U18 European Championships in Division B
to take their place in the Final. Slovenia overcame Israel 67:61 in the second
semifinal game. Slovenia did not mind taking the lead from the hosts at the end
of the opening quarter for 16:15 lead. Ben Barakgave the hosts 17:16, while
Gortnar took the lead back with her team. After 23-14 in the second frame
Slovenia enjoyed 39:29 advantage. Moreover they kept the difference with 5
minutes to play in the third quarter and even grabbed 57:43. Ben Barak reduced
to 51:58 at the end of the third period. Cohen cut it to 57:60 and it was her to
remain the hosts alive at 61:65. For the hosts those points were the last, while
Slovenia posted two more for the win. Gortnar went tot he free throw line to
seal the victory with Slovenia after two more points.
Nika Baric (168-G-92) top-scored for the winners with 22 points for the
Final ticket. Gortnar erupted with 18 points and 22 rebounds, while Zalar added
14. The Final game between Slovenia and Hungary will be played on Sunday.
Hungary - Germany
Hungary U18 became the first finalist at the U18 European Championships in
Division B. The undefeated team needed an overtime to beat Germany 72:70. That
was a real Semifinal battle that Eilat fully enjoyed. Both teams struggled hard
for the Final ticket, while Hungary deserved it more. The team took 19:15 after
the opening quarter as
Dorottya Tamis (171-G-91) made a put-back. Germany tasted the lead at 20:19,
but then again Hungary again grabbed the lead back. Gaudermann could only reduce
to 35:31 at the halftime.
Dorottya Tamis pulled her team to 43:33 in the middle of the third and Kesoi
kept the difference at 45:35. Schnorr closed the third period for 50:45, while
Brunckhorst gave Germany 63:61 lead with a minute in the fourth quarter. It was
Dorottya Tamis again to tie the game and sent the teams to overtime. The
score was tied at 65:65 and 70:70 in extra time. Nemeth stepped up on the free
throw line to make two free throws for Hungary with a minute to play but as it
became clear her points were the last in the clash. Hungary saved the lead and
advanced to the Final.
Reka Balint (181-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 10
Dorottya Tamis nailed 15, while Raksanyi netetd 12. Schaake delivered 21 in
defeat and Greinacher collected 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Div. B Day: 7 (Quarter-Finals) - Jul.
11, 2009 9-12 spot
Romania - Croatia
Romania overcame Croatia 63:52 in the Classification Round for 9-12 places.
Cristina Bigica (180-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 29 points and
Ursu Sonia netted 16. Horvat Barbara ended up with 20 points in the losing
effort. Romania will now face Denmark in the game for thr 9th spot.
Denmark - United Kingdom
Denmark outscored the United Kingdom 62:51 in the Semi-Final Round for 9th to
Krogh (181-G/F-91) paced all the inners with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while
Ostergaard Nikoline netted 14. Chiemeka Katrin produced 14 points in defeat.
Norway - Switzerland
Norway and Switzerland battled for the only victory in the Classification Round
of the European Championships U18 in Division B. The latter grabbed 47:41 win
behind 17 points from
Fanny Delacretaz (176-G/F-91). Mazzocchi Lisa netted 11 and Toumi Anissa
posted 5 for the winners. Austgulen Maren Hoff ended up with 14 points in the
Israel - Finland
Israel stormed into the last four at the U18 European Championship for Women
Division B. The hosts of the tournament overcame Finland 75:66 in the
Quartefinal clash last night. Ben Barak Shira led the way with 19 points and
Shecht Shira nailed 17.
Ayelet Cohen (172-G-85, agency:
Group) posted 16 points for Israel, while Gutin Hadar scored 12. Vare Saara
finished the game with 14 points in the losing effort.
Slovenia - Bosnia
Slovenia cruised past Bosnia 81:60 to take the Semifinal ticket to European
Championships U18 in Division B.
Polona Zalar (176-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, Baric
Nika posted 13 and Duric Bojana added 12. Kapor Tamara produced 18 points for
Germany - Portugal
Germany registered 79:68 victory over Portugal to advance to the Semifinals in
Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) and Schaake Finja paced all the winners with
18 points each, while Gaudermann Julia scored 15. Correia delivered 15 in defeat
and Andrade Mery collected 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Hungary - Greece
Hungary extended their unbeaten run at the U18 European Championship in Division
B. They held off Greece in the quarterfinals opener today.
Krisztina Raksanyi (180-G-91) finished with 14 points to lead Hungary. Anna
Mansare added 11 points in the win. Christina Tsoukala responded with 16 points
and 10 rebounds for Greece. Angeliki Nikolopoulou delivered 8 points, 5 boards
and 3 steals in the loss.
Division B. The End of the Qualifying Round - Jul.
9, 2009 Group E
Portugal - United Kingdom
Portugal U18 improved to 3-2 record at the U18 European Championship for Women
Division today. The team overcame England U18 to send them to 1-4 record.
Andrade paced all the winners with 21 points and Correia netted 14. Brandao
delivered 10 points in a win for 3-2 record.
Katrin Chiemeka (167-G-91) finished the game with 14 points and Thompson
Romania - Finland
Finland U18 completes the Quarterfinal picture as they grabbed 2-3 record at the
U18 European Championship Women Division B. In their last game of the group the
Scandinavian team overcame Romania U18 67:63 to take the last ticket to 1/4
Vilja Kesanen (178-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 23 points for 2-3
record. Ekstrom poured in 15, whilst Makitalo netted 12. Ursu ended up with 16
points in the losing effort and Chelariu posted 11.
Slovenia - Hungary
Hungary claimed the fifth straight win at the European Championship in Division
B. They finished the Qualifying Round with a confident success over Slovenia to
clinch the top spot. Hungary would take on Greece in the quarterfinal tomorrow.
Slovenia occupied the second spot in Pool E despite the loss and would face
Bosnia and Herzegovina in the playoffs.
Reka Balint (181-F-91) delivered 24 points and 8 boards for Hungary.
Bernadett Balla knocked down 9 points in the victory. Julija Lojen replied with
14 points for Slovenia. Tina Jakovina netted 11 points in defeat.
Germany - Croatia
Croatian U18 National Team celebrated their second win at the European
Championship in Division B. Yesterday they grabbed a resounding victory against
Germany to improve at 1-4 record in Group F. The win however did not allow the
Balkan team to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Germany on the other hand
stayed in the title race despite the defeat. They would face Portugal tomorrow.
Croatia is scheduled to play against Romania in the classification games for the
Carmen Miloglav (172-G-91) scored 13 points for Croatia. Sarafina Margic
finished with 12 points in the win. Finja Schaake replied with 12 points for
Germany in the losing case.
Greece - Denmark
Greece held off Denmark to improve at 2-3 record in Group F of the U18 European
Championship in Division B. The victory allowed Greece to clinch the
Krogh (181-G/F-91) scored 21 points but could not rescue Denmark from
falling short in this one. Denmark slipped at 1-4 record and missed the
quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Anna Kavasila tallied 20 points and 12
boards to pace Greece. Ageliki Nikolopoulou issued 11 assists to orchestrate the
game well. Ageliki Nikolopoulou and Christina Tsoukala had 13 points each for
the winners. Anne Pedersen and Lotte Tobiasen responded with 11 points each in
the losing case.
Bosnia - Israel
Israel U18 won Group F at home at the U18 European Championship Women Division
B. Eliat saw an interesting game and the win of Israel 65:55 over Bosnia and
Herzegovina U18 as both teams advanced to the Quarterfinals.Shira
Shecht (180-F-91) paced all the winners with 18 points and Ben Barak added
13. Gutin ended up with 12 points for the home side. Kapor poured in 21 points
in defeat, while Tavic chipped in 16.
Norway - Holland
Netherlands clinched the second straight win at the Classification Round of the
U18 European Championship in Division B. They stunned Norway to improve at 2-0
record in Group G. Norway slipped at 0-1 and would face Switzerland on Friday.
Zera Butter (177-G-92), Marlou De Kleijn and Randell Van Der Lee scored 9
points each to pace balanced effort from Netherlands. Emilie Gronas responded
with 9 points for Norway. Stine Austgulen had 7 points in defeat.
Div. B Day: 5 (Qualifying Round) - Jul.
8, 2009 Group E
Romania - Slovenia
Slovenian Junior National Team overcame their Romanian counterparts on the fifth
day of the European Championship in Division B. Slovenia improved at 3-1 record
in the Qualifying round Group E. Romania slipped at 1-3 record after the loss.
Nika Baric (168-G-92) was instrumental in the victory as she tallied 25
points, 6 assists and 5 boards. Petra Peric came up with 14 points for Slovenia.
Polona Zalar finished with 11 points in the win. Gabriela Cursaru responded with
19 points and 7 boards for Romania. Corina Stinga had 13 points in the loss.
Finland - United Kingdom
Finnish U18 National Team posted the first win at the Qualifying round of the
European Championship in Division B. Earlier today they toppled England to catch
up with their opponents at 1-3 record in Group E.
Salla Ekstrom (187-F-91) scored 14 points to pace Finland. Laura Saarinen
added 11 points and 9 boards in the victory. Gemma Bullard replied with 15
points for England. Ella Clark finished with 9 points and 10 boards in the
Hungary - Portugal
Hungary U18 remained undefeated in the Qualifying Round of Group E of the U18
European Championship for Women in Division B. The favorites outscored Portugal
U18 58:45 to improve to 4-0 record.
Bernadett Balla (192-F-91) ended up with 17 points for the winners and Alma
Nemeth collected 13 points and 11 boards. Maria Correia finished the night with
12 points and Michelle Brandao posted 8.
Israel - Greece
Israel U18 became the only leader of Group F after the win over Greece and when
Germany defeated Bosnia. The hosts of U18 European Championship for Women
Division B overcame Greece 66:54.Ben Barak paced all the winners with 16 points,
Avigiel Sara Cohen (177-F-92) and Gutin added 14. Nikolopoulou ended up with
22 points and Kavasila added 10.
Germany - Bosnia
Germany held off Bosnia and Herzegovina to hand those the first loss at the U18
European Championship in Division B. Germany thus caught up with their opponents
in the ladder as the teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F.
Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) was the catalyst for the victory as she
notched 23 points, 12 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Finja Schaake notched 21
points for Germany. Sarah-Marie Frankenberger contributed 8 points in the win.
Matea Tavic answered with 23 points and 7 assists for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tamara Kapor delivered 19 points in the loss.
Croatia - Denmark
Krogh (181-G/F-91) exploded with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists as her
Denmark celebrated the initial victory at the Qualifying Round of U18 European
Championship for Women Division B. Denmark won the game 66:61 to take 1-3
record. Tobiasen followed
Krogh with 12 points for the winners. Miloglav ended up with 23, while Skara
Div. B Day: 4 (Qualifying Round) - Jul.
6, 2009 Group E
United Kingdom - Slovenia
England U18 cruised past Slovenia U18 to hand them their first loss at the
Qualifying Round in Israel. The British team celebrated 68:65 victory at the
European Championship U18 for Women.
Ella Clark (180-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 16
rebounds. Jessica Hurd and Renee E. Busch followed her with 12 points each in a
win. Nika Baric finished the night with 22 points, Lea Jagodic scored 18 and
Polona Zalar netted 10.
Portugal - Romania
Portugal U18 improved to 2-1 in the Qualifying Round in Israel. The team smashed
Romania U18 71:41 at the European Championship U18 for Women in Division B.
Michelle Brandao (171-G-91) and Maria Correia top-scored for the winners
with 13 points. Andrade collected 10 points and 10 boards in the winning effort.
Cristina Bigica ended up with 15 points and Sonia Ursu posted 9.
Finland - Hungary
Hungary U18 march to 3-0 in the Qualifying Round Group E after another victory
in Israel. The favorite overcame Finland U18 94:72 and sent them to 0-3.
Dominika Gergely (175-G-91) notched 18 points to lead all the winners.
Dorottya Tamis nailed 16, whilst Krisztina Raksanyi posted 12. Laura Saarinen
collected 16 points and 11 rebounds for Finland, Vilja Kesanen scored 15 and
Salla Ekstrom had 14.
Croatia - Israel
srael U18 won another game of the home tournament in Eilat. The hosts overcame
Croatia U18 58:51 at the European Championship U18 for Women in Division B.
Ayelet Cohen (172-G-85, agency:
Group) led the way with 19 points and Hadar Gutin added 12. Shira Shecht and
Erez Katz followed them with 6 points each for 3-0 record. Anja Skara collected
12 points and 12 boards for the guests, while Carmen Miloglav scored 10.
Denmark - Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 is perfect in Eilat as the team cruised past Denmark
U18. European Championship U18 for Women saw another victory of the team as they
Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Matea
Tavic netted 21. Marina Dzinic was responsible for 11 points as Bosnia march to
3-0. Ida Krogh ended up with 22 points and Pedersen posted 10.
Greece - Germany
Germany U18 had a necessary victory over Greece U18 at the Qualifying Round in
Israel. Division B of European Championship U18 for Women saw 61:54 victory of
the German team that improved to 2-1 record.
Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) paced all the winners with 16 points and 12
rebounds. Svenja Brunckhorst was responsible for 12 and Finja Schaake scored 11.
Angeliki Nikolopoulou finished the game with 20 points and Anna Kavasila had 10
points and 13 rebounds.
Switzerland - Holland
Netherlands U18 smashed Switzerland U18 in the opener of the Classification
Round of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division B. The Dutch team
won the first three quarters to summarize at 73:31.
Zera Butter (177-G-92) led the way with 15 points and 9 rebounds, while Beld
and van Dongen posted 9 apiece. Anissa Toumi collected 10 points and 10 boards
in defeat and Fanny Delacretaz added 8.
Division B: The last day of Preliminary Round - Jul. 4, 2009
U18 EC, division B: Slovenia - Finland 65-52
As it was expected, Slovenia
managed to beat Finland today advancing to the
Qualifying Round as No.1 of Group B. Finland also goes to the next stage, but
from third place (1-2 record). Once again
Nika Baric (168-G-92) was the leading scorer in
Slovenia. This time she drained 21
Tjasa Gortnar (182-F-92) also had very
important role collecting 17 pts and 17 rebounds, while
Lea Jagodic (179-F-91) helped with 11 pts and
11 boards. In Team Finland,
Anni Makitalo (174-F-91) was the only player
with double-digits in scoring. She had 11 pts.
Portugal destroyed Switzerland today letting them to score only 24 points. With
this win Portugal jumped to second place in
Group B reaching the Qualifying Round. Switzerland is the last ranked team
in the group winless. It will continue in Classification Round.
Filipa Bernardeco (168-G-92) led the scorers in
Portugal with 14 points.
Felicite Mendes was the last one with
double-digits, 12 pts. In Switzerland, only
Vanessa Dorestant (167-G-92) was able to
compete against the Portuguese. She posted 12 points.
Netherlands today (Group C), but
still didn't secure the place in Qualifying Round. That depends of the tonight's
game between Israel and
Germany (the second team already
booked a place for the next stage). Despite this loss, Netherlands also
has a chance. However, if Israel wins today Denmark will
book a place for the next stage.
Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) led Denmark in this
match collecting 24 points and 11 rebounds.
Anne Pedersen (186-F-92) had 16 points, 9
boards and 5 assists, while
Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) delivered 15
Zera Butter (174-G-92) responded with 15 points
Marlou De Kleijn contributed with
double-double, 14 points and 15 rebounds.
That was a crucial game for the Qualifying Round on U18 European Championship
division B. Both teams were winless after two appearances in Group D, but Croatia
made it today booking a place for the next stage. Norway will continue in
Anja Skara (184-F-91) once again shined for
Croatia collecting 20 points
and 11 rebounds.
Ivana Zubak (178-G-91) also had important role
netting 11 points.
Ingvild Skorpen (169-G-92) answered with 12 in
Maren Hoff Austgulen
(182-G-92) was behind her posing 9 points.
U18 EC, division B:
Greece - Bosnia and Herzegovina
That was a derby game of group D as both teams entered to it undefeated. Both
squads advanced to Qualifying Round, but Bosnia
as No.1 and Greece as No.2
Third team from this group who reached the next stage is Croatia.
Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) top-scored for the
winning squad today with 24 points.
Matea Tavic (177-G-92) also shined netting 20
points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Greece had
Angeliki Nikolopoulou (177-G-91) in a game
mood: 24 points, 6 boards and 6 steals.
Christina Tsoukala (188-F/C-91) was the second
scorer with 9 points.
Division B, Day 2: Results and stats - Jul. 4, 2009 GROUP A
U18 EC, division B: Romania - England
Romania made it in the second
appearance on U18 European Championship division B. After 50-58 defeat in the
first match against Hungary,
the Romanians managed
to beat England for 1-1 record in Group A.
The British are on 0-1, but they will have a chance for the first win today. Of
course that will not be an easy job.
Gabriela Cursaru (161-G-92) was a key player
for the winners collecting 19 points and 8 assists.
Sonia Ursu (177-F-93) also shined with 17 pts
and 11 boards,
Adina Stoiedin (187-C-91) added 10 pts and 17
rebounds. On the other side,
Katrin Chiemeka (167-G-91) and
Jamila Thompson (186-C-92) netted 8 points
The Team England did not have any player with double digits in scoring. First
quarter was pretty leveled, but after that Romania took
control on its rivals. In the last 3
minutes of the second frame
Gabriela Cursaru and her teammates created 12-4
run. It was 33-26 at the HT. That was the end for England, who was
not able seriously to treat after that. Romania finished the game with 52 rebounds, while
England had 45. The winners also had
better shot percentage from the field as well as from behind the arc.
Expected win for Slovenia on the second day of U18 European Championship
division B. In the first appearance the Slovenians outplayed
Portugal, while yesterday they trashed Switzerland with huge 76-47. Now
Slovenia has prefect 2-0
record in Group B, while Switzerland is on 0-2 with slim
chance to reach the next stage.
Tjasa Gortnar (182-F-92) shined for the winners
with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Nika Baric (168-G-92) also scored 14, while
Bojana Adamovic (172-G-92) added 11 pts.
Polona Zalar (176-F-91) was the last one with
double-digits in scoring - 10 pts. Switzerland had only one player in a
game mood yesterday. That was
Lisa Mazzocchi (170-G/F-90) with 10 pts. Slovenia dominated during the entire
game. Third quarter, which Slovenia won 15-3, talks everything
for itself. Of course Slovenians from quarter to quarter just kept extending
their lead more and more. Tomorrow they will meet Finland, while Switzerland will take on Portugal. That
will be the last chance for Swiss to register win at the Preliminary Stage.
First win for Portugal on the U18 European Championship division B. In the first
game Portugal faced with 66-70 defeat against
Slovenia, but yesterday they showed
much better performance. The situation in Group B is that both,
Finland, have 1-1 record now.
Portugal will have more
chances to advance as it will meet Switzerland tomorrow.
Finland will have to beat
Slovenia and to wait if
Maria Correia (172-G/F-91) shined for the
winners collecting 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Filipa Bernardeco (168-G-92) also was on high
level netting 13 points, while
Maria Joao Andrade registered double-double.
All other players in Portugal had less than 10. The stats
for Team Finland is not available yet.
Form the opening tip-off it was clear that Portugal will take this one. After 10
minutes of the game the score was 29-9. All after that was just the formality.
Portugal slowed down, but that still
was enough for more than comfortable victory. It is important to mention that
Finland scored just 6 pts in the last
Germany celebrated once again in
Israel. In the first appearance
Germany was better than
Holland 59-46 and yesterday they outplayed
Denmark 68-61. It means that
Germany is now on top of Group C with
perfect 2-0 record and already secured place for the next stage. On the other
side, Denmark fell to 0-2 with no chances
Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92) and
Svenja Brunckhorst (178-G-91) top-scored for
the winning squad with 16 points each. Greinacher had 8 boards beside that,
while Brunckhorst registered 6 boards and 6 assists.
Finja Schaake (178-G/F-92) and
Julia Gaudermann (165-G-92) delivered 11 points
Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) responded with 24 pts
and 5 rebounds in defeat.
Anne Pedersen (186-F-92) had 16 and
Lotte Tobiasen (183-F/C-91) contributed with 10
pts. Germany was much better in
the first half, while Denmark improved in the next one.
After 20 minutes Germany earned huge 25-38 advantage.
Ida Krogh and her teammates ended two next
periods 19-18 and 17-12. However that was not enough. They needed more in order
to grab the first win in Israel,
because it seemed that Germany played as much as it was
necessary for victory.
U18 EC, division B: U18 Holland - U18
U18 Holland managed to grab the first win on U18 European Championship division
B. After loss in the first game against
Zera Butter (174-G-92) and her teammates were
too strong for Israel reaching 1-1 record in Group
C. The same numbers now has Israel, who edged Denmark
Zera Butter was a key player in her team as she
collected 18 points and 15 rebounds.
Marlou De Kleijn also had important role adding
16 points and 6 assists.
Rianne Hofstraat (183-C/F-92) followed her with
13 pts and 5 rebs. On the other side,
Avigiel Sara Cohen (177-F-92) was on fire
draining 35 points. She also pulled down 11 rebounds beside that.
Shira Ben Barak (171-G-91) contributed with 11
made a strong start taking 24-11 lead after 10 minutes. Nothing has changed in
the second period as Israel was not able to come closer
than 10. At the HT it was 41-29. Holland slowed down little bit after the
breather, but still that was enough to keep more than 10-point lead. Everything
was Israel did until the end was minus
10. Tomorrow Holland will meet
Israel will take on
As it was expected, Greece
was too strong for Norway jumping to 2-0 record in Group
D. In the first game on U18 European Championship division B Greece was better
than Croatia 53-42. It means that
Greece already booked a spot
for the next stage, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina. These two
teams will meet today and the winner will end the Preliminary Round on top of
Group B. On the other side, Noway also has a chance for the next stage if it
Christina Tsoukala (188-F/C-91) was totally the best player in Team Greece yesterday scoring 19 points.
Efstathia Gkritza (182-F-91) followed her with 8, while
Anna Kavasila (186-C-91) netted 7 pts. In Team
Maren Hoff Austgulen (182-G-92) and
Emilie Gronas (168-G-92) netted 8 points each. Nobody had more than 10.
Except of the last quarter, Greece was a way
better tem during the entire time. Third quarter, which Greece finished
4-13, talks everything for itself. The winners also outjumped their rivals with
8 rebounds more, 38-30. Norway struggled a lot at the offensive end
because of good defense by Greece. Croatia was able
to score only 42 pts in the first match.
U18 EC, division B: Croatia -
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Very important win for the Bosnians, who secured a place for the next stage.
Bosnia currently has 2-0 record in Group D and today
against Greece will decid who will end the
Preliminary Round undefeated. On the other side, Croatia fell to
0-2. However, Norway has the
same score which opens the doors to Croatia for the next stage, of course
if they win today. Bosnia had only two players in a game
mood, but that was quite enough for the victory.
Matea Tavic (177-G-92) led the scorers with 24, while
Tamara Kapor (178-G-91) drained one point less. All other players in Bosnia had less than 6 pts.
Anja Skara (184-F-91) responded with 16 points in
Carmen Miloglav (172-G-91) had 13 pts+7 rebs+11 as, while
Nina Premasunac (184-F-92) contributed with 10 pts. Croatia was way better team
until the last quarter, when Bosnia totally took control on this
Matea Tavic and
Tamara Kapor and their teammates drained 25 points in this frame stopping Croatia on just 12. That was a great
turn, which led to chance for position No.1 in Group D. Of course it will not be
easy to beat powerful Greece today. Croatia has more chances against
Norway as it showed slightly better
performance so far. Anyway today will be very interesting day in this pool.
Division B results and stats from Day1 - Jul. 2, 2009
AHungary U18-Romania U18 58:50 (21-17, 12-11, 10-9, 15-13)
Hungary U18 and Romania U18 opened U18 European Championship Women in
Division B that just started in Eilat, Israel. Both teams tried hard to win
the opener, but due to the win in every quarter Hungary U18 prevail Romania
Tamis opened the game from the arc and then
(180-G-91) made it 5:0 for the winners. Ionescu gave Romania the first lead
at 17:16 but then another 5-0 run brought Hungary 21:17 after the first 10
minutes. The latter led in the whole second period and finished it with
33:28 when the teams went to the lockers. Florea reduced with her team for
(177-F-93) also kept her team within two points for 39:37. Baksa closed the
third period when Hungary grabbed 43:37 advantage. Cursaru nailed a three
for 47:44 with 6 minutes to play, but after that Hungary pushed the tempo
for good and won the opener of U18 European Championship Women in Division
B. Baksa made it 58:48 for her team and Baluta was the last to score in the
game for 58:50. Krisztina Raksanyi
top-scored for the winners with 11 points for their first victory. Balint
nailed 10, while Nemeth and
(177-G/F-92) had 9 each.
(180-F-92) responded with 16 points in the losing effort, whilst Cursaru and
had 8 apiece.
England is the third team in Group A and will start their campaign against
Romania tomorrow. Estonia that was also in the group will not play in the
tournament this season.
Slovenia U18-Portugal U18 70:66 (22-12, 17-22, 11-17, 20-15) Slovenia and Portugal showed a real thriller in their opener of
Group B of U18 European Championship Women in Division B that just
started in Eilat, Israel. The winners hold off the opponent 70:66
for 1-0 record.
The best three teams out of four preliminary groups will advance
into the Qualifying Round before figuring out 8 squads to play in
the quarterfinals. Both squads proved that they can be real
representatives for those spots. Slovenia opened the game with 4:0
and Zalar made it 13:6 later in the first quarter. Bernardeco buried
a three in the end of the frame for 22:12 after 10 minutes. Faustino
nailed three for 27:21, while her jump shot with 2.40 in the half
Tjasa Gortnar (182-F-92)
closed the second period for 39:34 as Portugal U18 won the frame
22-17. Lea Jagodic (179-F-91)'s
lay-up brought Slovenia U18 45:35 advantage but then the things got
worse for the team. Portugal reduced the gap and
(171-G-91)'s three even gave them 51:50 lead. Slovenia responded
with some important baskets in the fourth period and managed to take
the lead until the end. Although
Michelle Brandao nailed for
Tjasa Gortnar set up the
final 70:66 score. Tjasa Gortnar top-scored
for the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Nika Baric (168-G-92)
produced 18, while Duric and
Lea Jagodic added 9 each.
Michelle Brandao netted 16
in defeat and
Maria Correia (172-G/F-91)
Finland U18-Switzerland U18 56:48 (10-15, 10-16, 17-15,
19-2) Finland U18 needed 19-2 to beat Switzerland U18 in European
Championship Women in Division B that started today in Israel.
Trailing in the first three periods, Finland exploded in the last to
grab the initial victory.
Perrenoud gave her team 5:0 from the start as Switzerland won the
opening tip of the game.
Lisa Mazzocchi (170-G/F-90)
nailed three for 12:6 and
Anissa Toumi (180-C-92)
closed the opening quarter at 15:10. The lead continued to grow as
Perrenoud made it 23:12. Kolly nailed another three for 31:20
halftime advantage. Mkitalo made a small push to come back into the
game when the score was 35:30, but Delacretaz posted for 40:30.
Studer with her jump shot closed the third period at 46:37 when the
teams left the court before the last stanza. Nothing predicted what
had happened in the court at the last 10 minutes. At first Kolly
gave her team 48:43 but then Switzerland remained scoreless until
the end of the game for more than 7 minutes. Finland U18 created a
13-0 run to win the quarter 19-2 and the opener of European
Championship Women in Division B. Ilkka Ekstrom (192-G-89)
was responsible for 14 points to lead all the winners.
Anni Makitalo (174-F-91)
nailed 13 and
Vilja Kesanen (178-G-91)
Lisa Mazzocchi ended up
with 14 points in the losing effort and
Anissa Toumi had 9.
Israel U18-Denmark U18 66:55 (17-19, 26-15, 12-19,
11-2) Israel U18, being the home team of U18 European Championship
Women in Division B that just started won their first game.
The winners hold off the Dannish representatives 66:55 for
1-0 record. Anne Pedersen
(186-F-92) opened the game for the guests that came to
Israel with a good winning mood. Tobiasen scored for 13:11
(179-F-92) closed the period at 19:17. Israel had
difficulties to go on a lead and tied the game at 26:26 when
(180-G-91) made a free throw. Only after that the hosts
created an 11-0 run to take 40:28 advantage.
was glad to send the teams to the lockers for 43:34.
Denmark started again better and after 4-0 run pulled the
score back to 43:38. Even thought Israel reached 10 points
scored for 53:49 with 3 minutes in the third period. It was
her again to make it 55:53 after three quarters played. The
last period differed from the first three as both teams
played a defensive game. Israel held the guests to only 2
points, while they nailed 11 for 10 minutes.
Hadar Gutin brought
the initial victory from the free throw line as Israel had
66:55 win. Avigiel Sara Cohen
(177-F-92) was unstoppable with 28 points and 13 rebounds.
Hadar Gutin posted
(180-F-91) added 8 points.
collected 19 points and 10 rebounds for the guests,
(186-F-91) scored 9 and
Germany U18 overcame Netherlands U18 in the first
game for both teams in U18 European Championship
Women in Division B that just started in Israel. Due
to the second half the German team celebrated their
first victory 59:46.
It was an easy start for the winners of the game as
Germany had 10-0 run.
(178-G/F-92) kept the difference for 15:5 and then
Beld managed to reduce to 17:12 at the end of the
opening quarter. An 8-0 run however from the
Netherlands brought the latter to 20:17 when
(183-C/F-92) made a jump shot. Even though Germany
replied for another win,
tied the game at 29:29 when the teams went to the
The third period became the most interesting however
it showed the winner of the game at the end of it.
Trailing 31:33 Germany created an 11-0 run later in
the quarter for 48:37. Schnorr gave her team 50:39
after three quarters and then the winners kept the
score for good. A defensive 9-7 in the last stanza
brought Germany 59:46 victory. Sonja Greinacher
(192-F/C-92) top-scored for the winners with 14
points, for 1-0 record.
nailed 13, while
(177-F/C-91) posted 10. de Kleijn had 9 points in
the losing case, whilst
had 8 apiece.
Bosnia and Herzegovina-Norway
68:45 ( 16-8, 20-10, 13-11, 19-16 )
Bosnia and Herzegovina rolled over Norway in the opener
of Group D of U18 European Championship Women in
Division B that just started in Eilat, Israel. The
winners hold off the opponent 68:45 for 1-0 record.
The best three teams out of four preliminary groups will
advance into the Qualifying Round before figuring out 8
squads to play in the quarterfinals. Bosnia and
Herzegovina made a step closer to it winning the first
(177-G-92) brought her team 4:2 lead and then it was her
again for 14:4 lead.
Maren Hoff Austgulen
(182-G-92) made three for Norway to close the opening
quarter at 16:8.
(175-F-91) reduced to 16:10, but then Bosnia and
Herzegovina created a 6-0 run for 22:10. Bosnia and
Herzegovina nailed 20 points in the second quarter to
take 36:18 deficit at the halftime.
The things got even worse for Norway when
made it 39:20.
Maren Hoff Austgulen
however closed her team 9-0 run for 39:29.
(179-F-91) and Bosnia and Herzegovina responded with
10-0 run to take 49:29. In the rest of the game the
teams tried hard and after 19-16 in the last frame the
board showed 68:45 Bosnia and Herzegovina's win. Matea Tavic
paced all the winners with 17 points, while
(189-C-92) collected 12 points and 10 rebounds.
(178-G-91) followed them with 8 points apiece.
Maren Hoff Austgulen
chipped in 14 points for Norway and
Greece U18-Croatia U18 53:42 (15-13, 19-15,
9-8, 10-6) Greece U18 won the first game of their U18 European
Championship Women in Division B that started today
in Israel. Greece edged Croatia U18 53:42 for 1-0
record in the group.
Both National teams are in the list of the top teams
in Europe, however U18 teams of the countries have
to start in Division B. This year two of them have
to prove their high level for Division A tickets.
(183-G-92) opened the game for Greece as the team
enjoyed 4:0 from the start.
(184-F-92) bounced back with her team and Croatia
took 8:7 lead in the middle of the first quarter.
(177-G-91) brought 15:13 for the winners at the end
of 10 minutes. Later on the Greek side never looked
behind and had 34:28 at the halftime. The lead
continued to grow and Giampani made it plus 10,
closed the third quarter at 43:36. With such a low
tempo it was difficult for Croatia to change
something in the game and they just gave up for
good. Greece produced 10-6 in the last period to
clinch the win in the opener. Skara made it 53:42
but then two squads remained scoreless in the rest
of the game. Angeliki Nikolopoulou
shined for the winners with 22 points and 9
chipped in 11, while
(186-C-91) collected 6 points and 10 rebounds.
finished the night with 10 points and 11 rebounds
for Croatia and
(178-G-91) posted 8.
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