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All Rosters
 Final Standings
 1. Spain
 2. France
 3. Sweden
 4. Czech Rep.
 5. Serbia
 6. Lithuania
 7. Latvia
 8. Ukraine
 9. Russia
 10. Italy
 11. Belgium
 12. Poland
 13. Turkey
 14. Slovakia
 15. Belarus
 16. Bulgaria
Points Per Game
 Olha MAZNICHENKO
  (186-F-91)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Maznichenko, UKR21.9 
 2. Niedola, LAT20.8 
 3. Malashenko, UKR18.7 
 4. Forsman-Goga, SWE18.1 
 5. Yavas, TUR17.5 
 6. Padshyvalava, BLR17.3 
 7. Jovanovic, SRB16.8 
 8. Abdi, SWE16.7 
 9. Krnjic, SRB15.4 
 10. Hanusova, C.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olesya MALASHENKO
  UKR
  (188-F-91)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Malashenko, UKR13.8 
 2. Niedola, LAT10.8 
 3. Jovanovic, SRB10.7 
 4. Abdi, SWE10.4 
 5. Vernerey, FRA9.9 
 6. Ble, ESP9.7 
 7. Krnjic, SRB9.6 
 8. Filonchyk, BLR9.5 
 9. Raman, BEL8.9 
 10. Ural, T.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Magdalena ZIETARA
  (176-G-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Zietara, POL3.8 
 2. Iagupova, UKR3.8 
 3. Niamke, FRA3.7 
 4. Bestagno, ITA3.6 
 5. Padshyvalava, BLR3.5 
 6. Ortiz, ESP3.4 
 7. Maznichenko, UKR3.4 
 8. Yavas, TUR3.3 
 9. Niedola, LAT3.3 
 10. Zintikaite, L.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Lenka BARTAKOVA
  (175-G-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bartakova, CZE4.0 
 2. Padshyvalava, BLR3.8 
 3. Forsman-Goga, SWE3.1 
 4. Tognalini, ITA2.8 
 5. Niedola, LAT2.8 
 6. Colic, SRB2.8 
 7. Zietara, POL2.8 
 8. Casas, ESP2.7 
 9. Zaplatova, CZE2.4 
 10. Niamke, F.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Egle SIKSNIUTE
  (196-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Siksniute, LTU2.3 
 2. Malashenko, UKR1.9 
 3. Rashchenia, BLR1.8 
 4. Ural, TUR1.7 
 5. Raman, BEL1.4 
 6. Hanusova, CZE1.4 
 7. Vitola, LAT1.3 
 8. Abdi, SWE1.2 
 9. Forsman-Goga, SWE1.2 
 10. Jovanovic, S.1.2 

Sweden shooting guard Cleopatra Forsman-Goga was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship Women. (Photo: fibaeurope)
 Qualifying Round
Group E
 1. Spain 5-0 
 2. Serbia 3-2 
 3. Sweden 2-3 
 4. Latvia 2-3 
 5. Belgium 2-3 
 6. Poland 0-5 
Group F
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Lithuania 3-2 
 3. Czech Rep. 3-2 
 4. Ukraine 2-3 
 5. Italy 2-3 
 6. Russia 0-5 
Group G
 1. Turkey 3-0 
 2. Slovakia 2-1 
 3. Belarus 1-2 
 4. Bulgaria 0-3 
 Preliminary Round
Group A
 1. Serbia 3-0 
 2. Sweden 2-1 
 3. Poland 1-2 
 4. Bulgaria 0-3 
Group B
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Latvia 2-1 
 3. Belgium 1-2 
 4. Turkey 0-3 
Group C
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Ukraine 2-1 
 3. Russia 1-2 
 4. Slovakia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Czech Repu. 2-1 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. Lithuania 2-1 
 4. Belarus 0-3
Div.A: Spain Beat France And Go For Gold. (Photo: fibaeurope)

Spanish U18 National Team 2009
RodriguezRodriguez
Rodriguez
GastaminzaGastaminza
Gastaminza
OrtizOrtiz
Ortiz
GimenoGimeno
Gimeno
GilGil
Gil
4 Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) of Gran Canaria
5 Marina Delgado (170-G-92) of Jovent Palma
6 Amaya Gastaminza (188-F-91) of Segle XXI
7 Mariona Ortiz (179-G-92)
8 Patricia Cabrera (171-G-91) of Gran Canaria
9 Queralt Casas (177-F-92) of Segle XXI
10 Roso Buch (180-G-92)
11 Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) of Segle XXI
12 Marta Arbizu (185-C-91)
13 Elisabet Vivas (177-F-92)
14 Doukole Ble (189-C-91)
15 Laura Gil (182-C-92) of Isolux - Corsan Alcobendas
Head Coach: Carlos Colinas
Assistant Coach: Jose Luis Alberola

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division A Awards 2009 - Aug 10, 2009

All-EC U18 Div.A 2009 1st Team
Cleopatra Forsman-Goga
Forsman-Goga
Sabine Niedola
Niedola
Allison Vernerey
Vernerey
Leonor Rodriguez Manso
Rodriguez Manso
Olesya Malashenko
Malashenko

Best Player:
Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91) of Sweden
Best Guard: Cleopatra Forsman-Goga of Sweden
Best Forward: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Latvia
Best Center: Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) of France

1st Team
SG: Cleopatra Forsman-Goga of Sweden
G: Leonor Rodriguez Manso (177-G-91) of Spain
PF: Olesya Malashenko (188-F-91) of Ukraine
PF: Sabine Niedola of Latvia
C: Allison Vernerey of France

2nd Team
PG: Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) of Turkey
PG: Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) of Czech Rep.
SF: Vega Gimeno Martinez (183-F-91) of Spain
F: Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) of Ukraine
F/C: Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) of Sweden

3rd Team
PG: Karalina Padshyvalava (162-G-89) of Belarus
PG: Greta Sniokaite (173-G-91) of Lithuania
PF: Amaya Gastaminza Ganuza (188-F-91) of Spain
F/C: Egle Siksniute (196-F/C-91) of Lithuania
C: Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) of Czech Rep.

Honorable Mention
Adja Konteh (178-F-92) of France
Frida Fogdemark (185-F-91) of Sweden
Sara Krnjic (193-C-91) of Serbia
Viktoria Medvedeva (185-C-91) of Russia
Federica Tognalini (183-F-91) of Italy
Jana Raman (183-F-91) of Belgium
Magdalena Zietara (176-G-92) of Poland



Spain U18 triumphed in Divison A - Jul. 12, 2009 

FINAL

Spain - France 64-54
Spain U18 triumphed in Divison A of the U18 European Championship Women. The Spanish outfit overcame France U18 in the Final game of the undefeated teams. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) opened the game for the Spanish team and Gimeno scored for 3:2. Those leads were the only in the first quarter for Spain as France grabbed 12:11 after the opening quarter. Moreover, the latter produced an 8-0 run for 20:11 in the beginning of the second. Spain however caught up with the opponents immediately and won the half, 27:26. The teams exchanged the lead in the third period until the middle of it when the score became 36:36. Spain mounted in 11-0 run for 47:36 advantage that was decisive in the game. Grossemy pulled her side to 49:40 and Vernerey made 49:42. Leonor Rodriguez netted two for 58:47, while Strunc's lay-up brought 62:51. Leonor Rodriguez made the score 63:53 and Gastaminza scored the last point for the winners. Vermerey made one free throw to set up the final score on the board. Leonor Rodriguez paced all the winners with 22 points to triumph. Gastaminza collected 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Ortiz posted 12. Konteh finished the game with 16 points and Vemerey had 9 points and 13 boards.


3rd place

Sweden - Czech Republic 67-54
Sweden U18 claimed the third place in Sodertalje at the U18 European Championship Women on Sunday. The Swedish side celebrated 67:54 victory to taste Bronze medals of the tournament. Bartakova made a lay-up for the guests to open the game with a jump-shot. Fogdemark scored the first points for the Swedish side and Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) gave them the first lead. In the defensive start from both teams the quarter has ended with 7:7. Frida Fogdemark nailed her team's first attempt from long range at the start of the second frame as the hosts went on a 13-3 run for a 20:10 lead. Hanusova scored six straight points to spark the Czechs in a 12-4 run that cut the gap 24:22. Forsman-Goga gave her team 27:22 to send the teams to the lockers. Sweden held five points lead until Hanusova's lay-up that changed the board for 36:33. The hosts pushed the tempo again and Czhechs Zaplatova could only reduce to 46:36 after thirty minutes. The last period also belonged to Sweden that produced 21-18 in it. Farhiya Abdi made two free throws for 67th point for the hosts that became the final. Sladkova made a jump shot for 67:54 that became the final score. Drammeh top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Farhiya Abdi collected 18 points and 15 rebounds, while Forsman-Goga netted 14. Hanusova notched 17 points in defeat, whilst Sladkova posted 11.


5th place

Lithuania - Serbia 53-70
Serbia U18 leaves Sodertalje on the fifth place as the team beat Lithuanian 70:53. Serbia claimed the higher place after the victory at the U18 European Championship Women in Sweden. The European titans had to struggle for the fifth place and showed their best in the game. Serbia however looked much better than the Baltic side starting with 15:9 lead. Moreover the winners created 12-0 run in the beginning of the second to take 27:9 in the middle of the second frame. After 21-11 in the period Serbia enjoyed 36:20 deficit at the halftime. The game was not over however for Lithuania that reduced the gap to 30:40 as Sniokaite scored two plus a free throw shot. Boskovic gave Serbia 55:41 and Visgaudaite closed the third period at 55:43. Serbia went on the last spurt and reached plus 20 when Tina Jovanovic (191-F/C-91) made two free throws. No matter how hard the Lithuanian team tried to recover Serbia managed to keep the score for good. Serbia out-rebounded Lithuania 42-35. Serbia showed also better percentage from the court in all the aspects. Tina Jovanovic paced them with 20 points for the winners. Colic nailed 17, while Vucurovic delivered 13. Siksniute and Sniokaite ended up with 13 points each in the losing effort.


7th place

Ukraine - Latvia 61-72
Latvia finished the U18 European Championship Women with a win over Ukraine in the last game. The Baltic side produced a 72:61 to go home on with a better mood. Latvia netted first 4 points in the game and won the opening tip 8:2. Ukraine replied for 10:11 and had 12;14 in the middle of the first. Latvia however created a 6-0 as Sonka made a jump -shot for 20:12. Moreover the Baltic side kept the opponents scoreless in the first five minutes of the second period. Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) scored from the free throw line for 28:12 success. Ukraine needed another five minutes to post 10 points and to finish trailing 15 points. Maznichenko's free throw gave her team 22:37 at the halftime. In the third period the Ukrainian side tried hard to come closer and managed to win the frame 19-18. Maznichenko brought her team 41:55 after 30 minutes. Latvia never looked behind in the second half and had a minimum lead of 10 points. Brance scored the last points for Latvia, while Malashenko made the final score, 72:61. Sabine Niedola collected 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Gotfrida collected 12 points and 8 rebounds, while Brance added 10. Maznichenko shined with 25 points and Malashenko had 18 points and 11 boards.


9th place

Russia - Italy 65-52
Russia U18 wins the last game at the U18 European Championship Women in Division A. The team that desired to finish higher beat Italy 65:52 in the game for the 9th place. Viktoria Medvedeva (185-C-91) opened the game for the Russian team from the perimeter, while Tognalini replied with the same. The score was tied five times in the first quarter and Italy grabbed 26:25 at the end of it. The tempo slowed down in the second period as the teams dedicated more time to defense and as a result had 13-11 in the frame for the Italian team. Viktoria Medvedeva sent the teams to the lockers with 36:39. Italy came back with a better mood and remained Russian winless for the first five minutes of the third quarter. Russia meanwhile kept the Italian team scoreless at the rest of the five minutes. Russia produced 9-0 in the end of the third for 45:43 advantage. Russia did not allow the opponents to catch up with them and never looked behind after. With 20-9 the Russian team finished the game as Stolyar was the last to score in the game. Viktoria Medvedeva led the way with 20 points for the 9th place. Stepanova collected 17 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Maksimova netted 8. Pieropan ended up with 13 points and Tognalini had 13 in defeat.


Day: 1 (Semi-Finals) - Jul. 11, 2009 

5-8 places

Ukraine - Lithuania 82-84
The defending champions Lithuania survived in the game against Ukraine to win 84:82. Lithuania led for the whole game but allowed the Ukrainian side to reduce to two points at the end of it. The first period did not bring the leader as two squads nailed 20 points each. In the second frame the Baltic squad took the lead and started to increase it from time to time. Sniokaite gave her team 41:30 and Rykulska cut it to 41:33 at the halftime. Lithuania held 10-point difference and grabbed 69:53 after thirty minutes of the game when Visgaudaite and Malashenko exchanged the baskets. Ukraine woke up in the last stanza and made a fabulous comeback to surprise the winners. The Baltic side however did not allow Ukraine to tie the game and won 84:82. Sniokaite top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Okockyte and Siksniute netted 18 each. Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) finished the game with 29 points in defeat, Zavidna notched 17 and Malashenko collected 15 points and 10 boards.


Latvia - Serbia 74-80
Serbia U18 won the Semi-Final Round for 5th to 8th Place as they overcame Latvia. Jovanovic wins the battle over Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) as she led her team to 80:74 victory. Both teams deserved to play also in the final four however had to struggle for the lower places. Serbia went on an early lead, but was caught by the Baltic team as the latter won the opening frame 25:19. Markovic reduced to 27:25 in the beginning of the second and Vucurovic cut it to 37:35. The teams went to the lockers with 39:38 Latvian advantage. After 19-18 the Baltic state increased to 58:56 after thirty minutes of the game. Jovanovic brought the lead back to Serbia at 61:60 and it was her again at 73:66. Colic scored for 78:72 and the top-scorer of the game closed the clash at 80:74. Jovanovic was unstoppable with 33 points and 14 rebounds. Colic poured in 18, whilst Markovic and Vucurovic posted 8 each. Sabine Niedola erupted with 30 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Rubene added 12 for the Baltic team.


Semifinals

Spain - Sweden 72-53
Spain rightfully deserved a place in the Final of the U18 European Chammpionship in Division A. The favorites outscored Sweden 72:53 in Sodertalje. Spain was the favorite even before the game, however Sweden played at home. The first period became the most defensive as the teams realized the importance of the mistake. Spain grabbed 12:9 after the first period and started to increase their lead later in the game. The teams went to the lockers with 35:28 as both of them tasted the lead in the game. Abdi reduced the score to 39:35 and Drammeh kept the same difference for 41:37. Doukole Ble (189-C-91) made the score 51:39 at the end of thirty minutes. In the last quarter the favorites controlled the entire court and led the game to the necessary win. Gastaminza , Casas and Doukole Ble led the winners with 12 points each. Forsman-Goga finished the game with 17 points and Abdi netted 14. The Final game between Spain and France will be on Sunday, July 12th.

France - Czech Republic 74-52
France U18 reached the Final at the U18 European Championship in Division A. The undefeated team overcame Czech Republic U18 74:52 to play for the title tomorrow. Les Doukole Bleuets trailed 11-7 five minutes into the contest but then scored the next 14 points of the game to go in front 18:11. Moisan Niamke made the score 24:13 and Strunc scored for 28:15. After 22-12 French outfit took 40:23 at the halftime as Grossemy made a lay-up. France tried to keep plus 20 and even made the lead bigger. Strunc posted two for 55:29 and Moisan Niamkenailed for 59:41 at the end of the third. Filarova reduced a bit for 67:50 and Pudlakova scored for 70:52. Grossemy made the final score 74:52 as France deserved a Final. Strunc, Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) and Grossemy led the way with 14 points each. Sladkova ended up with 12 points in the losing effort, while Bartakova and Pudlakova had 10 apiece. The Final game between Spain and France will be on Sunday, July 12th.


Day: 1 (Quarter-Finals) - Jul. 11, 2009 

13-16 places

Bulgaria - Turkey 45-87
Bulgaria could not win any game at the Classification Round and finished the group with 0-3 record after the loss from Turkey 45:87. The latter won all the games at the Classification Round to finish it with 3-0 record. Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) paced all the winners with 23 points and Ural Esra collected 16 points and 12 rebounds. Dencheva Mirena produced 14 points in the losing effort.

Slovakia - Belarus 64-59
Slovakia sent Belarus to Division B as they beat them 64:59 for the last game for both teams. Martina Kissova (184-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Baburova Alexandra netted 17. Padshyvalava Karalina erupted with 25 points in the losing case.


Group 9-12 places

Belgium - Russia 64-67
Russia won the game over Belgium 67:64 to keep the chances alive for the 9th spot. Viktoria Medvedeva (185-C-91) notched 17 points, whilst Stepanova Yulia and Finogentova Evgeniya posted 16 each. Mayombo Noemie delivered 22 points in defeat.

Italy - Poland 67-57
Italy overcame Poland 67:57 to meet Russia tomorrow for the 9th spot at the European Championships U18. Elena Bestagno (180-G-91) ended up with 15 points for the winners and Spreafico Laura posted 13. Misiuk Malgorzata and Zietara Magdalena brought Poland 15 points apiece.


Quarterfinal

Lithuania - Sweden 60-79
Sweden advanced to the Semifinals of the European Championships U18 as they prevail Lithuania 79:60. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91) erupted with 25 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Abdi Farhiya collected 19 points and 11 boards. Zintikaite Diana finished the game with 12 points in the losing case.

Spain - Ukraine 94-63
Spain beat Ukraine 94:63 to qualify to the Semifinals of European Championships U18. Amaya Gastaminza (188-F-91) nailed 20 points and Rodriguez Leonor posted 17 for the winners. Maznichenko Olha and Malashenko Olesya combined 33 points for Ukraine.

Serbia - Czech Republic 68-80
Czech Republic upset Serbia 80:68 to take their place at the Semifinals of European Championships U18. Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) paced all the winners with 19 points and Bartakova Lenka nailed 17. Krnjic Sara ended up with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

France - Latvia 55-54
France stun Latvia in the most exciting Quartefinal game and advanced to the Semifinals of European Championships U18. France blew a big lead but managed to edge Latvia 55:54 in Sweden. Adja Konteh (178-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Vernerey Allison added 14. Niedola Sabine shined for the Baltic side with 19 points and 10 rebounds.


Division A. The End of the Qualifying Round - Jul. 9, 2009 

Group E

Sweden - Belgium 70-63
Sweden U18 clinched the Quartefinal spot at the home tournament of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team came-from-behind to beat Belgium 70:63. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-G-91) shined with 26 points and 10 boards for 3-2 record. Abdi collected massive 18 points and 17 boards, while Fogdemark netted 12. Raman ended up with 24 points and Mayinga notched 9. Belgium finished 5th in the group with 2-3 record.

Spain - Serbia 90-48
Spain maintained their unbeaten run at the U18 European Championship in Sodertalje, Sweden. They cruised past Serbia today to win Group E action. Spain will now test Ukraine in the quarterfinal on Friday. Serbia entered the Qualifying round undefeated but suffered two losses to finish in the second position. They will now fight Czech Republic for the semifinal ticket. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) provided 21 points to pace Spain. Vega Gimeno added 16 points for the winners. Tina Jovanovic replied with 15 points for Serbia. Sara Krnjic finished with 14 points in the losing effort.

Latvia - Poland 70-63
Latvia U18 won the important game over Poland 70:63 and now will hope for the hosts Sweden to beat Belgium. In that case both Sweden and Latvia will advance to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) was unstoppable with 27 points and 11 rebounds for 2-3 record. Sonka nailed 10 and Vitola notched 8. Bandyk ended up with 20 points in the losing effort as they remained winless in the Qualifying Round with 0-5. Kowalska posted 13, while Zietara delivered 10.


Group F

Lithuania - France 44-68
France U18 remained undefeated and won Group E of U18 European Championship for Women. The favorites smashed the third place team of the previous tournament Lithuania 68:44 as both teams made it through to the Quarter-Finals from the top places. Bousbaa, Konteh and Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) scored 10 points each for the winners. Sniokaite delivered 14 for the Baltic side and Okockyte netted 6.

Czech Republic - Russia 59-47
Czech Republic U18 advanced to the Quarterfinals of U18 European Championship for Women Division A. The team improved to 3-2 record to finish Group E and left Russiia winless after 59:47 over them. Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) led the way with 23 points for the winners. Pudlakova notched 12, while Bartakova and Cepelkova netted 5 each. Medvedeva ended up with 15 points in defeat, while Stolyar posted 10.

Ukraine - Italy 82-78
Ukrainian U18 team advanced to 1/4 Finals of U18 European Championship for Women Division. The team needed an overtime to beat Italy 82:78. Olha Maznichenko (186-F-91) erupted with 36 points and 16 rebounds for 2-3 record. Matsko had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Malashenko collected 13 points and 15 boards. Spreafico finished the game with 20 points and Bestagno posted 16.


Group G

Belarus - Turkey 65-68
Turkey won the game for the second win in the Classification Round beating Belarus 68:65. The winners improved to 2-0 record at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today. Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, Gulbag netted 15 and Demirok scored 13. Musatava ended up with 15 points in defeat as Belarus is 1-1 in the group. Filonchyk collected 14 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Padshyvalava had 13 points and 10 boards.

Slovakia - Bulgaria 56-39
Slovak Republic U18 celebrated their initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women Division A today. The team smashed Bulgaria U18 56:39 with a massive third period. Marta Palenikova (184-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 15 as Slovak Republic U18 is 1-1 now in the group. Baburova, Firkalova and Stanekova netted 10 points apiece in a win. Todorova finished the night with 19 points and Georgieva had 6.


Day: 5 (Qualifying Round) - Jul. 8, 2009 

Group E

Sweden - Spain 66-82
Spain U18 demolish the hosts of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A to take 3-1 record. Spanish outfit sent Sweden to 2-2 record after 82:66 in the last game of Day 5. Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Rodriguez nailed 16. Ble collected 10 points and 17 caroms, while Ortiz netted 10. Drammeh and Abdi produced 12 points each for the hosts and Kabengano had 11.

Serbia - Latvia 64-61
Serbia U18 needed 22-7 in the last period to edge Latvia U18 at the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Serbia improved to 3-1 record after 64:61 in Group E of the Qualifying Round. Tina Jovanovic (191-F/C-91) was unstoppable with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Krnjic collected 17 points and 14 boards, while Prvulovic posted 10. Niedola shined again with 22 points and 12 rebounds as Latvia needs so many 'ifs' now to advance. Sonka nailed 19, while Vitola had 10 points and 10 caroms.

Belgium - Poland 87-69
Belgium U18 improved to 2-2 in the in Group E of the Qualifying Round. The team overcame Poland U18 87:69 with a massive 32-14 in the last period. Jana Raman (183-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 11 boards for 2-2 record. De Bondt netted 17, while Celus scored 13. Misiuk finished the night with 22 points and Zietara nailed 16 points in defeat.


Group F

France - Czech Republic 78-48
France U18 smashed Czech Republic U18 to prove the ambitions for the top places in U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. The favorites of Group F easily beat Czech Republic U18 76:48 for 4-0 record. Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) collected 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners, while Konteh and Grossemy also scored 11 each. Minte ended up with 10 points and 17 boards for the favorites. Cepelkova finished the game with 9 points in the losing effort, whilst Elhotova and Hanusova posted 7 apiece.

Italy - Russia 47-46
Italy U18 sent Russia U18 out of the Quarterfinals in Sweden of U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Italy won 47:46 as Milazzo made one free throw to seal the victory. Alessandra Tava (184-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 11 points for 2-2 record. Tognalini and Spreafico followed her with 8 points apiece. Medvedeva ended up with 15 points for Russia that is 0-4 in the group and Stepanova added 9.

Ukraine - Lithuania 74-77
Lithuania U18 handed 77:74 loss to Ukrainian team that became second in a row for the latter. Ukraine U18 lost the game To Czech Republic 79:82 last night and after the game against Baltic State dropped to 1-3. Lithuania meanwhile improved to 3-1 record in Group F of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Egle Siksniute (196-F/C-91) paced all the winners with 23 points to 3-1 record. Zintikaite nailed 16, whilst Sniokaite notched 14. Malashenko collected 26 points and 12 rebounds, Iagupova scored 14 and Zavidna netted 12 for Ukraine.


Day: 4 (Qualifying Round) - Jul. 6, 2009 

Group E

Latvia - Sweden 53-72
Sweden U18 is back on track for the top places at the European Championship U18 for Women in Division A. Sodertalje registered another victory for the home side after the pity loss from Serbia. Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) paced all the winners with 25 points and 15 rebounds for 2-1 record. Forsman-Goga nailed 20 points and Fogdemark scored 12. Niedola collected 19 points and 13 boards, while Vitola added 9.

Belgium - Serbia 64-62
Belgium U18 surprised Serbia U18 in the Qualifying Round Group E opener. Noemie Mayombo (171-G-91, agency: LBM Management) made a layup in the last seconds to put Belgium in front. Raman collected 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Noemie Mayombo nailed 20, while Celus ended up with 11. Jovanovic finished the night with 13 points and 16 rebounds in the losing case as Serbia is 2-1 in the group. Krnjic netted 13 and Boskovic notched 12.

Poland -Spain 52-86

Spain U18 march to 3-0 in the Qualifying Group E downing another opponent. Spain rolled over Poland 86:52 in Sweden at the U18 European Championship for Women. Being a favorite not only of the game Spain went on a lead early in the first quarter. Later on the team dominated the court and led the game to another victory. Leonor Rodriguez (177-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) netted 19. Malgorzata Misiuk (184-F-91) finished the game with 15 points in the losing case.


Group F

Czech Republic - Ukraine 82-79
Czech Republic U18 stun Ukraine U18 82:79 in Group F of the Qualifying Round in Sweden. Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) won the battle over Maznichenko and Malashenko as her Czech Republic U18 improved to 2-1 at the European Championship U18 for Women. Alena Hanusova was unstoppable with 31 pints for the winners and Filarova posted 10. Maznichenko erupted with 33 points and 11 boards, while Malashenko collected massive 31 points and 27 caroms.

Russia - Lithuania 64-77
The defending champions edged Russia U18 in Group F of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Lithuania was too good in the third period to clinch 77:64 victory. Greta Sniokaite (173-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 24 points. Zintikaite netted 14, while Mazionyte posted 13. Stolyar ensured 12 points in defeat, while Maksimova, Efimova and Medvedeva had 8 each. Tomorrow Russia will play against Italy, while Lithuania will take on Ukraine.

Italy U18-France U18 45-63

France U18 showed tough defense to beat another opponent at the U18 European Championship for Women. The favorites cruised past Italy U18 63:45 in the first day of the Qualifying Round. Grossemy led the way with 13 points for 3-0 record. Vernerey collected 11 point and 12 rebounds, whilst Okou Zouzouo had 10. Pieropan ended up with 9 points for Italian that are 1-2 in the group. Tognalinim, Quarta and Spreafico nailed 6 points each in the losing effort.

Group G
Turkey - Slovakia 68-47
Turkey U18 won their first game of the Classification Round at the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Turkey trailed after the opening quarter to Slovak Republic U18 but won the game 68:47.Ozge Yavas (169-G-91) paced all the winners with 23 points and 7 rebounds for 1-0 record. Ural notched 11 and Gulbag posted 8. Kissova ended up with 14 points in the losing case, while Baburova scored 11.

Bulgaria - Belarus 52-82
Belarus U18 overcame Bulgaria U18 in the first game of the Classification Round in Sweden. The winners got 1-0 record in the group and will hope for another victory in order to stay in the top division. Maryia Filonchyk (189-C-92) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Padshyvalava nailed 20, whilst Musatava delivered 13. Georgieva produced 13 in defeat and Todorova had 12.



Day: 3 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 4, 2009 

Group A

Sweden - Serbia 48-79
Serbia U18 demolished the hosts of the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Serbia smashed Sweden 79:48 in a battle of unbeatens. Maja Vucurovic (188-F-91) paced all the winners with 14 points for 3-0 record. Krnjic, Jovanovic and Colic followed her with 13 points each. Forsman-Goga had a great night for the hosts with 20 points and Neffati had 8.

Poland - Bulgaria 82-30
Poland U18 crushed Bulgaria U18 82:30 in the last game of Group A. A 24-1 was too much for Bulgaria in the opening quarter that could not recover later in the game. Kinga Bandyk (186-F/C-92) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 14 rebounds as Poland finished with 1-2 record. Misiuk collected 16 points and 11 boards, while Zietara netted 15. Nakova ended up with 6 points for Bulgaria.


Group B

Latvia - Spain 62-81
Spain U18 beat Latvia U18 in the game for the top position in Group B of U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. The third quarter was decisive in the game when the Spanish outfit proved their superiority. Cabrera paced all the winners with 15 points, while Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) netted 12. Casas and Ble ended up with 10 points each for the win. Gotfrida delivered 15 points in defeat, while Niedola collected 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Belgium - Turkey 68-49
Belgium U18 rolled over Turkey U18 for the initial victory at the U18 European Championship for Women in Division A. Belgium grabbed the last ticket to the next round with 68:49 victory. Noemie Mayombo (171-G-91, agency: LBM Management) led the winners with 23 points and De Bondt nailed 9. De Meyer followed them with 8 points and 11 rebounds. Yavas finished the game with 23 points and Cakmakci netted 7.


Group C

Ukraine - Slovakia 83-62
Ukraine U18 proved their surprised win over Russia to beat Slovak Republic U18 in the last game of the Preliminary Round. Ukrainian side improved to 2-1 record after 83:62 victory. Alina Iagupova (176-G-92) top-scored for the winners with 28, while Malashenko collected 23 points and 14 rebounds. Maznichenko nailed 19 as Ukraine advanced to the next round from the second place. Palenikova posted 13 in the losing case and Baburova had 10.

Russia - France 53-79
France U18 easily won Group B as they defeated all the opponents including Russia U18 in the last game of the group. Sodertalje of U18 European Championship for Women in Division A saw 79:53 for the French side that finished with 3-0 record. Isabelle Strunc (177-G-91) paced all the winners with 19 points on top of the group. Konteh notched 16, whilst Gandega poured in 9. Poluyanova was responsible for 18 points in the losing effort and Stepanova had 11.


Group D

Belarus - Czech Republic 64-76
Czech Republic U18 finished Group D on the second place as they rolled over Belarus U18. The third team of the previous tournament produced 76:64 to keep Belarus winless. Alena Hanusova (187-C-91) had massive 22 points and 20 rebounds for 2-1 record. Bartakova and Filarova followed her with 12 points apiece. Padshyvalava finished the game for Belarus with 22 points, whilst Filonchyk and Bohdan scored 10 each.

Lithuania - Italy 47-57
Italy U18 upset the defending champions of the U18 European Championship, Lithuania in the last day of the Preliminary Round. Italy won the game 57:47 as both teams advanced to the Qualifying Round. Laura Spreafico (178-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 8 rebounds for 2-1 record. Tognalini collected 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Pieropan netted 8. Siksniute finished the night with 17 points in the losing case and Visgaudaite scored 10.


Day: 2 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 3, 2009 

Group A

Bulgaria - Serbia 41-84
Serbia U18 won the second game of the U18 European Championship. The squad overcame Bulgaria U18 84:41 to take 2-0 record to share the top with the hosts. Vucurovic and Colic paced all the winners with 14 points apiece. Markovic, Jelena Prvulovic (177-G-91) and Nikolic posted 9 each in a win. Kocheva ended up with 12 points in the losing case and Todorova netted 9.

Poland - Sweden 57-66
When you have Forsman-Goga and Abdi in the roster and when you play at home, it might be a great opportunity to start thinking of the top places not only in the group however in U18 European Championship as well. Sweden U18 rolled over Poland U18 66:57 as the dream players collected 19 points apiece. Frida Fogdemark (185-F-91) followed the leaders with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Misiuk collected 19 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Zietara notched 11.


Group B

Belgium - Latvia 61-64
Latvian U18 team propelled to the second victory in U18 European Championship in Sweden. The Baltic side got help from the National team Player Niedola to beat Belgium U18 64:61. Niedola paced all the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds for 2-0 in Group B. Kristine Vitola (197-C-91) had a great night with 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Sonka posted 11. Mayombo finished the game with 14 points for Belgium. Raman collected 9 points and 10 rebounds, while Celus netted 9.

Turkey - Spain 45-92
Spain U18 thrashed Turkey U18 for the second straight win in Group B to take 2-0 record. U18 European Championship in Sweden saw 92:45 easy win for the Spanish squad that won all the quarters in the game. Vega Gimeno (183-F-91) paced all the winners with 16 points on top of the group. Casas nailed 12, while Ortiz added 11. Yavas responded with 13 points in the losing case and Gunay had 10.


Group C

Ukraine - Russia 82-61
Ukraine U18 surprised Russia U18 in Sweden in Day 2 of U18 European Championship. After the loss from France around 50 points and the confident win of Russia over Slovak Republic, Ukraine overcame Russia 82:61 today. Olesya Malashenko (188-F-91, agency: LBM Management) shined for the winners with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Iagupova nailed 20 and Maznichenko posted 17. Medvedeva finished the night with 13 points for Russia that is also 1-1 in the group. Poluyanova collected 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Stolyar had 10.

Slovakia - France 42-59
France U8 became the leader of Group C as they won the second straight game.The favorites overcame Slovak Republic U18 59:42 to be the only undefeated team in the group. Allison Vernerey (194-C-91) paced all the winners with 15 points, while Konteh netted 10 and Grossemy had 9. Palenikova finsihed the game with 13 points in defeat and Domiterova nailed 8.


Group D

Lithuania - Belarus 70-59
Lithuania U18 won over Belarus U18 to become a leader of the group in U18 European Championship. The Baltic team rolled over the opponent 70:59 to take 2-0 record. Monika Grigalauskyte (188-F-92) paced all the winners with 13 points, while Zintikaite and Sniokaite netted 11 each. Rashchenia notched 16 for Belarus that remains winless. Padshyvalava and Filonchyk added 13 points each.

Italy - Czech Republic 47-67
The situation in Group D became unclear as Czech Republic U18 tied the knots beating Italy U18 for 1-1 record from both teams. Day 2 of U18 European Championship saw a 67:47 victory of Czech Republic in Sodertalje. Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 15 points. Hanusova collected 12 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Zaplatova netted 12. Spreafico was responsible for 19 points in defeat, while Tognalini had 10 points and 13 boards.


Day: 1 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 2, 2009 

Group A

Serbia - Poland 75-64
Serbia U18 and Poland U18 opened Group A of U18 European Championship Women in Division A that started today in Sweden. In the game that remained carousel, Serbia looked better in the end of it to take 75:64 victory. Tina Jovanovic (191-F/C-91) was unstoppable with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Prvulovic nailed 21 and Vucurovic collected 14 points and 11 rebounds. Zietara produced 12 points in defeat, while Cossengue Casimiro and Misiuk notched 10 apiece.

Sweden - Bulgaria 74-44
Sodertalje will be the place of attention for all the hoops fans from July 2 through 12. The Swedish city opened the 2009 European U18 championship. Sweden was too good for the opponent to take 74:44 in Day 1. Farhiya Abdi (185-F/C-92) was unstoppable with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Forsman-Goga posted 14, whilst Tornberg and Fogdemark scored 6 each. Georgieva ended up with 11 points in defeat and Decheva added 10.


Group B

Latvia - Turkey 88-50
Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) was too much for the opponents as Latvia rolled over Turkey in U18 opened the 2009 European U18 championship that just started in Sodertalje, Sweden. Turkey U18 tried hard, but did not find a match in the opener.Sabine Niedola was unstoppbale for the winners with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Vitola nailed 22 and Pagrode posted 10. Guler finished the game with 12 points for Turkey and Turmus added 11.

Spain - Belgium 77-49
Spain U18 needed a massive win in the second half to prove the superiority over Belgium U18 77:49. Both teams opened their campaign in the 2009 European U18 championship that just started in Sodertalje, Sweden. Marta Arbizu (185-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 15 points as Spain took 1-0 to share the top with Latvia. Vivas netted 14 and Buch had 12. Celus ended up with 12 points for Belgium and Mayombo scored 11.


Group C

Russia - Slovakia 82-57
Russia U18 and Slovak Republic U18 opened the 2009 European U18 championship that just started in Sodertalje, Sweden. Russia proved immediately the ambitions for the top places winning the opener 82:57. Poluyanova top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Evgeniya Finogentova (174-G-91) nailed 15. Medvedeva and Maksimova followed them with 11 apiece. Palenikova and Nagyova notched 13 points in the losing case.

France - Ukraine 97-43
Jerome Fournier's France had an easy win in their opener of the 2009 European U18 championship that just started in Sodertalje, Sweden. France demolished the Ukrainian side 97:43 and together with Russia U18 is on top of the group.Okou Zouzouo led the winners with 15 points, whilst Eleonore Grossemy (184-F-92) nailed 13. Vernerey and Gandega notched 12 points apiece in a win. Rykulska delivered 12 points for Ukraien and Maznichenko scored 10.


Group D

Belarus - Italy 46-51
Italy U18 outscored Belarus U18 in the first game of Group D of U18 European Championship Women in Division A that started today in Sweden. Italy needed 21-12 in the third period to hold the lead in the end of the game. Federica Tognalini (183-F-91) paced all the winners with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Spreafico netted 10 and Milazzo posted 7. Padshyvalava and Filonchyk delievered 11 points in the losing effort.

Czech Republic - Lithuania 44-72
Lithuania U18 registered the first victory on their new campaign for the top places in 2009 European U18 championship. In 2008 games Lithuania U18 became the winner of the tournament, while Czech Republic U18. This game was one of two last to be played in Day 1 and was expected more than any other game. The Baltic side proved the ambitions for this year and smashed the oppoenent 71:44 in the opener. Gintare Mazionyte (185-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Zintikaite notched 12 and Sniokaite had 10. Knoflickova finished the night with 9 points in defeat and Sedlackova produced 7.


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