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Points Per Game
 Alina IAGUPOVA
  (179-G-92)
  Avg: 32.6
 1. Iagupova, UKR32.6 
 2. Baric, SLO23.3 
 3. Okockyte, LTU18.6 
 4. Kavurmaciogl., TUR17.1 
 5. Gortnar, SLO16.5 
 6. Zahui, SWE15.8 
 7. Zietara, POL15.4 
 8. Colic, SRB15.3 
 9. Kissova, SVK13.6 
 10. Demirkol, TUR13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Azge KAVURMACIOGLU
  (187-F-93)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Kavurmaciogl., TUR11.3 
 2. Naumenko, UKR11.0 
 3. Brajkovic, SRB11.0 
 4. Zaveckaite, LTU10.2 
 5. Svaryte, LTU9.9 
 6. Barba, FRA9.8 
 7. Zahui, SWE9.7 
 8. Iagupova, UKR8.2 
 9. Gil Collado, ESP7.7 
 10. Gortnar, SLO7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nika BARIC
  (169-G-92)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Baric, SLO5.9 
 2. Iagupova, UKR3.8 
 3. Zietara, POL3.6 
 4. Okockyte, LTU3.6 
 5. Kusova, CZE3.4 
 6. Carta, ITA3.4 
 7. Gorini, ITA3.2 
 8. Casas, ESP3.2 
 9. Schyvens, BEL3.1 
 10. Palenikova, SVK3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Beatrice CARTA
  (170-G-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carta, ITA2.9 
 2. Bradnanska, SVK2.8 
 3. Iagupova, UKR2.8 
 4. Ortiz, ESP2.7 
 5. Kuras, POL2.6 
 6. Vyoralova, CZE2.5 
 7. Abramovic, SLO2.5 
 8. Casas, ESP2.3 
 9. Kavurmaciogl., TUR2.3 
 10. Demirkol, TUR2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tjasa GORTNAR
  (185-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Gortnar, SLO2.2 
 2. Iagupova, UKR1.8 
 3. Zahui, SWE1.7 
 4. Vechtova, CZE1.6 
 5. Kissova, SVK1.5 
 6. Szczepanik, POL1.3 
 7. Svaryte, LTU1.2 
 8. Mayinga, BEL1.2 
 9. Bandyk, POL1.0 
 10. Stauere, LAT1.0 
Final Standings
Group A
 1. Belgium
 2. France
 3. Spain
 4. Sweden
 5. Holland
 6. Poland
 7. Turkey
 8. Serbia
 9. Czech Rep.
 10. Italy
 11. Slovenia
 12. Romania
 13. Russia
 14. Slovakia
 15. Ukraine
 16. Lithuania

European Championships U18 Standings
Group E
1. Spain 5-0
2. Sweden 4-1
3. Turkey 3-2
4. Poland 2-3
5. Slovenia 1-4
6. Romania 0-5
Group F
1. France 5-0
2. Belgium 4-1
3. Serbia 3-2
4. Holland 2-3
5. Czech Rep. 1-4
6. Italy 0-5
Group Places 13-16
1. Russia 5-1
2. Slovakia 5-1
3. Ukraine 1-5
4. Lithuania 1-5
European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Sweden 3-0 
 2. Turkey 2-1 
 3. Romania 1-2 
 4. Russia 0-3 
Group B
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Poland 1-2 
 3. Slovenia 1-2 
 4. Lithuania 1-2 
Group C
 1. Belgium 3-0 
 2. Serbia 2-1 
 3. Italy 1-2 
 4. Ukraine 0-3 
Group D
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Holland 2-1 
 3. Czech Rep. 1-2 
 4. Slovakia 0-3 

Belgium celebrating European Championships title (Photo: fibaeurope)
 

Belgium U18 National Team 2011
Starting five
#s#
Julie Vanloo
Vanloo
Antonia Delaere
Delaere
Sien Devliegher
Devliegher
Emma Meesseman
Meesseman
Harriet Bende
Bende
#e#5
4 Louise Platteau 171-G-95 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
5 Julie Vanloo 172-PG-93 Waregem Belgium
6 Antonia Delaere 174-G-94 BBC Boom Belgium
7 Sien Devliegher 175-G-93 Ieper Belgium
8 Lien Delmulle 180-F-93 Waregem Belgium
9 Jolien Goyvaerts 172-PG-94 Sint Kateline Belgium
10 Evi Hayse 181-C-93
11 Emma Meesseman 192-C-93 Ieper Belgium
12 Liza Biebuyck 173-G/F-93 Waregem Belgium
13 Lynn Delvaux 182-F-93 BBC Boom Belgium
14 Heleen Adams 173-PG-94 Willebroek Belgium
15 Harriet Bende 185-C-94

Benny Mertens Head Coach Jeugd Gentson Belgium
Michael Bechoux Assistant Dexia Namur Belgium


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2011 - Aug 15, 2011

Eurobasket.com All-Tournament 1st Team
#s#
Emma Meesseman
Meesseman
Julie Vanloo
Vanloo
Esther Niamke
Niamke
Andrea Vilaro
Vilaro
Astou Ndour
Ndour
#e#5

MVP: Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) of Belgium
Best Guard: Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) of Belgium
Best Forward: Andrea Vilaro (180-F-93) of Spain
Best Center: Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) of Belgium
Best Defensive Player: Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) of Belgium
Best Coach: Benny Mertens of Belgium

1st Team
PG: Julie Vanloo (172-93) of Belgium
PG: Esther Niamke (164-93) of France
F: Andrea Vilaro (180-93) of Spain
C: Astou Ndour (196-94) of Spain
C: Emma Meesseman (192-93) of Belgium

2nd Team
PG: Aleksandra Stanacev (167-94) of Sebria
G: Angelika Slamova (173-94) of Slovakia
G/F: Sonia Ursu (175-93) of Romania
F/C: Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-93) of Russia
C: Amanda Zahui (191-93) of Sweden

3rd Team
PG: Tereza Vyoralova (176-94) of Czech Rep.
PG: Olcay Cakir (180-93) of Turkey
F: Natasa Kovacevic (187-94) of Serbia
F: Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-93) of Turkey
C: Oleksandra Chek (191-93) of Ukraine

Honorable Mention
Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) of Lithuania
Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) of Slovenia
Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) of Czech Rep.
Dominika Miloszewska (186-C-94) of Poland
Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) of Holland
Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) of France
Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) of Russia


Division A: Belgium wins the Gold in Oradea, Emma Meesseman is MVP - Aug 15, 2011
FINAL
Belgium - France 77-49
Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They cruised past France 77-49 to take the Gold at this event. Of course, the Silver belongs to France. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) once again was a key player in Belgium. She spent 35 minutes on the court collecting 25 points and 9 rebounds (valuation 31). Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) had 18 points and Sien Devliegher (175-G-93) helped with 12 pts in the Big Final. On the other side, France did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Their best player was Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) with 7 points and 8 rebounds. Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) also scored 7 pts in this defeat. Belgium exploded in second and third quarter, what was enough for the Gold. Quarters: 18-18, 21-9, 23-5, 15-17. Emma Meesseman was named MVP of the championship.
Places 3-4
Spain - Sweden 85-69
Spain won the Bronze at the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They outplayed Sweden 85-69 in the game for third place. Sweden ended as No.4 and stays without the medal at this event. Yurena Diaz (177-G-93) stepped up for Spain with 20 points and 5 assists. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) (9 rebs) and Marles Balart (182-F/C-94) (7 rebs) helped with 15 points each. In the loosing squad, Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) delivered 22 points. Their second scorer was Abigail Asoro (178-F-93) with 10 points and she also grabbed 11 rebounds beside that. Quarters: 20-19, 22-16, 17-15, 26-19. Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket. They blasted France in the Finals 77-49.
Places 5-6
Holland - Poland 80-62
Holland finished participation at the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea with 80-62 victory against Poland. It was a game for the fifth place at this event. Of course that spot belongs to Holland, while Poland ended as No.6. Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) was the leading player in victory with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kourtney Treffers (186-F-94) had 13 points and 10 boards, while Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) added 12 pts and 12 rebs. In defeat, Karolina Wilk (185-F-93) and Dominika Miloszewska (186-C-94) delivered 11 points each. Magdalena Wojdalska (187-G-94) followed them with 9 pts. Quarters: 19-16, 13-16, 20-9, 28-21. Belgium won the Gold at this event. They blasted France in the Finals 77-49.
Places 7-8
Turkey - Serbia 47-42
Turkey finished participation at U18 EuroBasket with victory. They outplayed Serbia 47-42 in the game for seventh place. Serbia ended as 8th ranked team at this event. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) stepped up for Turkey with 12 points. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) (8 rebs) and Merve Aydin (174-PG-94) (5 rebs) helped with 9 points each. In Serbia, Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) collected 11 points and 9 rebounds. Milica Toskovic (180-F-93) (7 rebs) also scored 11 pts, while Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) added 10 pts and 13 boards. Quarters: 7-9, 13-12, 7-12, 20-9. Belgium won the Gold in Oradea. They blasted France in the Finals 77-49.
Places 9-10
Italy - Czech Republic 54-59
Czech Republic finished as ninth ranked team at U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They outplayed Italy 59-54 in the last day of the competition to win this spot. Italy finished as No.10. Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) was the leading player in victory with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Dominika Pohunkova (176-PG-94) had 11 points and Nada Salacova (192-C-94) added 9 pts, plus 6 boards. In defeat, Alice Nori (183-F/C-93) was better than the others with 12 points. Caterina Dotto (170-PG-93) stopped to 8 pts. Quarters: 17-14, 7-13, 14-14, 16-18. Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket. They smashed France 77-49 in the Finals.
Places 11-12
Slovenia - Romania 50-47
Slovenia outplayed Romania in the last day of the competition in Oradea. It was a 50-47 win, which allowed Slovenia to finish as 11th ranked team at U18 EuroBasket. The host of this event finished as No.12. Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) was the leading player in victory with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Ziva Macura (187-F/C-95) had 13 points and 11 boards to help her country. On the other side, Romania got 20 points and 9 rebounds from Sonia Ursu (175-G/F-93). Their second scorer was Laura Pal (174-G-93) with 12 pts. Quarters: 11-12, 10-14, 11-13, 18-8. Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket. They destroyed France in the Finals 77-49.
Places 13-16
Lithuania - Russia 52-57
Russia officially survived in U18 EuroBasket Division A. They outplayed Lithuania 57-52 for almost perfect 5-1 record in Group G. On the other side, Lithuania finished with 1-5 score and they are relegated to Division B. Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) led Russia with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Alina Zamaraeva (180-G-93) and Olesya Sedletskaya (176-F-93) netted 11 points each. In Lithuania, Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) was better than the others with double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Viktorija Juodeikyte (163-PG-93) also scored 11 pts in this loss. Quarters: 13-20, 15-8, 14-16, 10-13. Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket. They destroyed France 77-49 in the Finals.

Slovakia - Ukraine 62-52
Slovakia was better than Ukraine 62-52 in the last day of the competition in Oradea. Slovakia made 5-1 record in Group G and survived in U18 EuroBasket Division A. Ukraine is relegated as they had only one win in six games in this pool. Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) top-scored for Slovakia with 19 points. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) had 15 points, 6 boards and 5 assists, while Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) added 10 pts and 7 rebs. In defeat, Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Olga Krayevska (178-PG-94) had 16 points, 11 boards and 6 assists. Quarters: 17-6, 19-23, 14-8, 12-15. Belgium is the winner of U18 EuroBasket. They smashed France in the Finals 77-49.


Division A: France and Belgium to meet in the Finals - Aug 14, 2011

SEMIFINALS

France - Sweden
80-37
France destroyed Sweden in the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. It means that France advanced to the Gold medal game, where they will meet Belgium. On the other side, Sweden will play for the Bronze against Spain. Romane Bernies (170-PG-93) shined for France in this game with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) scored 14 points, while Mamignan Toure (179-G-94) and Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) helped with 10 points reach. In Sweden, Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) was better than the others with 11 points. Their second scorer was Abigail Asoro (178-F-93) with just 8 points. France took control on their rival from the very beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 28-5, 26-12, 14-9, 12-11. Championship ends today.

Spain - Belgium 63-65
Belgium shocked Spain in the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They grabbed 65-63 thriller win and will meet France in the Gold medal game. Spain will fight for third place against Sweden. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) was a key player for the winners once again. She had 21 points and 8 rebounds in this meeting. Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) also scored 21 pts, but to go with 6 boards, while Harriet Bende (185-C-94) helped with 7 points. In Spain, Astou Ndour (196-C-94) shined with double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Andrea Vilaro (180-F-93) had 13 pts and Yurena Diaz (177-G-93) added two less. Spain had 2-point lead in the finish, but Emma Meesseman made a tough basket to tie the score at 63-63 with 17 seconds to the buzzer. Spain lost the ball on the next possession - Julie Vanloo was responsible with a steal and she passed the ball to Meesseman, who got fouled with three seconds to go. And once again she delivered, this time the ticket to the final. Quarters: 19-12, 20-25, 15-9, 9-19. Today is the last day of the championship in Oradea.
Places 5-8
Poland - Serbia 63-61
Poland grabbed 63-61 thriller win against Serbia yesterday. It means that Poland will meet Holland today and the winner will end as No.5 of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. Serbia will play against Turkey for the seventh place. Dominika Miloszewska (186-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and she had 5 rebounds beside that. Karolina Wilk (185-F-93) scored 19 points, while Dominika Owczarzak (166-G-94) added 9 pts, plus 8 boards. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) responded with 12 points and 15 rebounds in defeat. Kristina Topuzovic (179-G-94) (7 rebs) and Milica Toskovic (180-F-93) netted 10 points each. Quarters: 20-17, 7-10, 19-13, 17-21. Championship ends today. Belgium and France will meet in the Finals.

Holland - Turkey 81-73
Holland made a first step forward to fifth place in Oradea. The outplayed Turkey yesterday 81-73 and will have to beat Poland today if they want to end as No.5. On the other side, Turkey will play against Serbia for the seventh place. Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) was the leading player in victory with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kourtney Treffers (186-F-94) had 17 points and 5 boards, while Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) helped with 11 pts. In the loosing squad, Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) collected 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ferda Yildiz (182-F-93) and Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) scored 11 and 10 points respectively. Holland exploded in the second half to take this win. Quarters: 15-27, 19-16, 26-19, 21-11. Championship ends today.
Places 13-16
Russia - Ukraine 106-51
Russia secured survival in U18 EuroBasket Division A. They blasted Ukraine 106-51 for 4-1 record in Group G. On the other side, Ukraine dropped to 1-4 in this pool and they will face with relegation to Division B. Alina Zamaraeva (180-G-93) led the winners in scoring with 20 points. Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) also was great adding 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Galina Kiseleva (182-F-93) (9 as) and Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) (7 rebs) helped with 12 points each. In defeat, Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) shined with 22 points and 8 rebs. Their second scorer was Anna Kiriyenko (190-C-93) with 12 points. Quarters: 31-13, 23-8, 33-11, 19-19. Russia will meet Lithuania today. Ukraine will play against Slovakia.

Lithuania - Slovakia 46-65
Slovakia handed 65-46 loss to Lithuania jumping to 4-1 record in Group G. Thanks to this win Slovakia already secured survival in U18 EuroBasket Division A. Lithuania dropped to 1-4 and they will be relegated. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) led the winners with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) (9 rebs) and Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) netted 11 points each. In defeat, Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) collected 13 points and 11 rebounds. Monika Aleksaite (178-F-93) stopped to 8 points. Quarters: 12-17, 13-18, 7-11, 14-19. Slovakia will meet Ukraine today. Lithuania will take on Russia.


Division A: Spain, Belgium, France and Sweden advance to Semifinals - Aug 13, 2011

Quarterfinals

Sweden - Serbia 66-65
Sweden grabbed 66-65 thriller win against Serbia to reach the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. It was a very exciting meeting, but Sweden was more focused in the finish and celebrated thanks to free throws by Abigail Asoro (178-F-93). Serbia had a chance after that, but Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) scored just one FT. Serbia grabbed an offensive rebound, but they missed for 3-pts at the buzzer. Sweden will meet France in the Semifinals. Serbia will fight for the fifth place at this event and their first rival will be Poland. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) led the winners with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Ellen Nystrom (180-G-93) and Abigail Asoro scored 11 and 10 points respectively. Natasa Kovacevic responded with 21 points and 8 boards on the other side. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) had 13 pts and 9 rebs, while Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) added 10 points and 6 boards. Quarters: 16-28, 11-10, 20-10, 19-17. Championship continues today.

Belgium - Turkey 60-58
Belgium is in the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They eliminated Turkey in the QFinals 60-58 thanks to winning jump shot by Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) with 12 seconds to. Belgium will take on Spain at the next stage. Turkey will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Holland. Emma Meesseman was a key player for the winners with 24 points and 14 rebounds. She reached valuation 32. Antonia Delaere (174-G-94) scored 15 points and was the last one with double-digits in Belgium. On the other side, Turkey got 20 points and 6 boards from Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93). Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) added 18 pts and 10 rebs. Quarters: 19-12, 13-15, 7-17, 21-14. Championship continues today.

Spain - Holland 88-50
Spain extended their winning streak to seven. They blasted Holland 88-50 in the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket and will meet Belgium in the Semis. On the other side, Holland will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. Their first rival will be Turkey. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) and Sara Rodriguez (185-C-93) led the scorers in victory with 13 points each. Elena De Alfredo (170-F-94) followed them with one less. In the loosing squad, Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) was better than the others with 12 points and 5 boards. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) stopped to 11 pts in this meeting. Spain took control on Holland from the very beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 22-11, 22-12, 26-9, 18-18. Championship continues today.

France - Poland 81-54
France advanced to the Semifinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They destroyed Poland 81-54 in the QFinals and will meet Sweden at the next stage. Poland is eliminated and will continue in Classification Games from 5th to 8th place. They will play against Serbia in the first meeting. Christelle Diallo (193-C-93) stepped up for the winners with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) also scored 14 points, while Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) added three less. In Poland, Dominika Owczarzak (166-G-94) led the scorers with 14 points. Monika Skrzecz (162-PG-94) and Magdalena Wojdalska (187-G-94) had 11 and 10 pts respectively. France was dominating from the beginning having no troubles to register comfortable win. Quarters: 29-16, 20-13, 20-13, 12-12. Championship continues today.
Places 9-12
Slovenia - Italy 57-62
ItalItaly made a first step forward to ninth place in Oradea. They outplayed Slovenia 62-57 yesterday thanks to nice second and third quarter. In they want to end as No.9 Italy will have to beat Czech Republic tomorrow. On the other side, Slovenia will meet Romania. The winner of that game will finish as No.11. Caterina Dotto (170-PG-93) and Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) led Italy with 10 points and 6 rebounds each. Dotto handed out 6 assists beside that. In Slovenia, Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) shined with 17 points and 7 boards. Ziva Macura (187-F/C-95) had double-double of 11 points and 10 boards. Quarters: 18-18, 10-20, 12-17, 17-7. Both teams will take a rest today.

Czech Republic - Romania 75-71 OT
Czech Republic grabbed 75-71 OT win against the host of U18 EuroBasket. It was a first game of the Classification Round from 9th to 12th place. In order to win position No.9 Czech Republic will have to beat Italy tomorrow. On the other side, Romania will play against Slovenia. The winner of that game will end as No.11. Michaela Vojtkova (177-F-93) stepped up for Czech Republic with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Their second scorer was Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) with 15 points and she grabbed 9 rebounds beside that. Radka Brhelova (167-PG-93) helped with 14 pts in this meeting. Sonia Ursu (175-G/F-93) shined on the other side with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Alina Craciun (194-C-93) (8 rebs) and Ana Grigore (175-G-94) (6 rebs) netted 15 and 13 points respectively. Quarters: 21-15, 17-19, 16-14, 8-14, 13-9 OT.
Places 13-16
Ukraine - Lithuania 63-68
Lithuania outplayed Ukraine 68-63 registering the firs victory in Group G in Oradea. Both teams still have a chance to survive in U18 EuroBasket Division A, but they are not good situation at this moment. Lithuania and Ukraine have 1-3 record, while Russia and Slovakia are on 3-1 in this pool. Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) shined for the winners with 17 points, while Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) also was great adding 16 points and 8 boards. Monika Aleksaite (178-F-93) helped with 14 pts in this meeting. On the other side, Ukraine got 19 points and 7 rebounds from Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93). Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) (8 rebs) and Miriam Uro-Nile (190-C-94) added 16 and 15 points respectively. Quarters: 17-15, 7-24, 19-16, 20-13. In the next game, Lithuania will meet Slovakia. Ukraine will take on Russia.

Slovakia - Russia 57-79
Russia handed first loss to Slovakia in Group G. Russia celebrated 79-57 win so both teams have 3-1 record now. They have a nice chance to survive in U18 EuroBasket Divission A. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) exploded with 24 points and 13 rebounds in this victory. Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) had 17 points and 9 boards, while Galina Kiseleva (182-F-93) added 13 pts, 12 boards and 5 assists. In the loosing squad, Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) was better than the others with 17 pts. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) and Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) netted 15 and 12 points respectively. Quarters: 24-19, 18-20, 7-20, 8-20. Russia will meet Ukraine today. Slovakia will play against Lithuania.


Division A: Quarterfinals are set in Oradea - Aug 11, 2011
Group E
Spain - Sweden 58-47
Spain outplayed Sweden 58-47 for the first place in Group E in Oradea. Spain finished Qualifying Round with perfect 5-0 record and will meet Holland in the Quarterfinals. Sweden also advanced to the next stage, but as No.2 with 4-1 record. Their rival in the QFinals will be Serbia. Marles Balart (182-F/C-94) led Spain to victory with 13 points and 8 rebounds. She reached valuation 20 and was the MVP of this meeting. Elena De Alfredo (170-F-94) also scored 13 points, while Andrea Vilaro (180-F-93) added three less than her. In Sweden, Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) shined with 14 points and 10 boards. Their second scorer was Helena Kurt (165-PG-93) with 8 pts. Quarters: 16-7, 10-12, 17-19, 15-9. Championship continues tomorrow.

Poland - Romania 53-51
Poland managed to beat Romania 53-51 winning the fourth place in Group E. Thanks to this win Poland improved to 2-3 record and they advanced to Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket. Their rival will be France. On the other side, Romania failed to reach the next stage due to poor 0-5 record. They will continue in Classification Games from 9th to 12th place. Karina Szybala (180-F-93) top-scored in victory with 11 points. Monika Skrzecz (162-PG-94) had 10 and Magdalena Koperwas (177-G/F-93) added 7 pts, plus 6 boards. For the hosts, Laura Pal (174-G-93) was better than the others with 17 points. Oana Baluta (184-C/F-93) had 11 pts and 5 boards. Quarters: 9-17, 16-13, 24-12, 4-9. Championship continues tomorrow.

Turkey - Slovenia 66-58
Turkey outplayed Slovenia 66-58 to end as No.3 of Group E in Oradea. Turkey advanced to Quarterfinals, where they will meet Belgium. On the other side, Slovenia dropped to 1-4 and failed to reach the next stage. They finished as No.5 in this pool. Slovenia will be transferred to Classification Games from 9th to 12th place. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) shined for the winners with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) had 12 points and 5 rebs, while Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) (5 rebs) and Merve Aydin (174-PG-94) helped with 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Alina Gjerkes (177-F-94) delivered 16 points. Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) and Ursa Zibert (172-PG-93) added 12 and 11 pts respectively. Quarters: 14-15, 20-13, 16-13, 16-17. Championship continues tomorrow.
Group F
Holland - Italy 55-48
Holland advanced to the Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They managed to beat Italy 55-48 winning the fourth place in Group F with 2-4 record. Holland will meet Spain in the QFInals. Italy failed to reach the next stage and they will not be able to defend the title from the last year. Italy will continue in Classification Games from 9th to 12th place. Kourtney Treffers (186-F-94) stepped up for Holland with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) added 14 pts, while Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) helped with 7 points and 7 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Marta Masoni (184-F-93) collected 10 points and 8 boards Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) also scored 10 pts, but to go with 5 rebs. Quarters: 6-8, 18-12, 14-10, 17-18. Championship continues tomorrow.

France - Belgium 68-48
France blasted Belgium 68-48 for the first place in Qualifying Group F in Oradea. France ended the second stage with perfect 5-0 record and will meet Poland in the Quarterfinals. Belgium dropped to second place with 4-1 and they will take on Turkey. Alice Nayo (186-C-93) was the only player with double-digits in scoring for the winners. She had 10 points. Olivia Epoupa (165-PG-94) and Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) added 9 points and 5 rebounds each. In defeat, Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) shined with 25 points. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) stopped to 6 pts and 8 boards in this meeting. Quarters: 20-6, 18-19, 21-11, 9-12. Championship continues tomorrow.

Serbia - Czech Republic 89-81
Serbia advanced to Quarterfinals of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They outplayed Czech Republic 89-81 in crucial game. Thanks to this win Serbia finished as No.3 of Group F with 3-2 record. They will meet Sweden at the next stage. Czech Republic (1-4) dropped to fifth position and will continue in Classification Round. They will try to win the ninth place there. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) exploded with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) also was great adding 24 pts and 14 boards. Brajkovic was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 25. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) helped with 16 pts and 8 assists. In the loosing squad, Nada Salacova (192-C-94) delivered 23 points. Tereza Vyoralova (176-PG-94) and Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) (6 rebs) had 18 and 14 points respectively. Quarters: 22-20, 17-23, 22-21, 28-17.
Group G
Ukraine - Slovakia 54-65
Slovakia jumped to 3-0 in Group G and they are very close to secure the survival in U18 EuroBasket Division A. They outplayed Ukraine yesterday 65-54. Ukraine dropped to 1-2 after this meeting. Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) stepped up for the winners with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) had 15 points and 10 boards, while Michaela Rakova (185-F-94) helped with 10 pts and 5 rebs. In defeat, Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) collected 17 points and 6 rebounds. Miriam Uro-Nile (190-C-94) (10 rebs) and Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93) (9 rebs) netted 11 pts each. Quarters: 10-15, 13-21, 18-21, 13-8. In the next game Slovakia will meet Russia. Ukraine will play against Lithuania.

Russia - Lithuania 83-51
Russia registered second straight win in Group G. This time Russia blasted Lithuania 83-51 for 2-1 record in this pool. Lithuania dropped to 0-3 and their chances to survive in Division A drastically decreased. Galina Kiseleva (182-F-93) led the winners with 19 points. Albina Razheva (186-F-94) had 12 pts and 5 boards, while Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) added 10 pts, plus 7 rebs. In the loosing squad, Monika Aleksaite (178-F-93) was better than the others with 9 points and 8 rebounds. Gintare Jasiunskaite (180-F-94) also scored 9 pts in this loss. Quarters: 25-10, 18-6, 12-15, 28-20. Tomorrow Russia will meet Slovakia. Lithuania will play against Ukraine.


Division A, Qualifying Round: Second games - Aug 10, 2011
Group E
Sweden - Poland 75-39
Sweden jumped to 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E. They already booked a spot for the Quarterfinals and also Sweden will have a chance to win this pool. They will meet Spain today in the crucial game for position No.1. On the other side, Poland dropped to 1-3. Despite this loss they still have a chance to reach the next stage. Poland will meet Romania in the last day of the Qualifying Round in Oradea. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) stepped up for Sweden with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) had 12 points and 8 boards, while Nathalie Fontaine (183-F-93) added 9 pts. In the loosing squad, Magdalena Wojdalska (187-G-94) top-scored with 10 points. Their second scorer was Katarzyna Jaworska (188-F-94) with just 7 pts. Quarters: 17-9, 23-12, 17-11, 18-7.

Turkey - Spain 57-69
Spain stays perfect after another game in Oradea. They handed 69-57 loss to Turkey for 4-0 record in Qualifying Group E. Spain will meet Sweden today in the battle for the first place in this pool. Turkey will play against Slovenia. Despite they dropped to 2-2 record, Turkey still has a pretty good chance to reach the Quarterfinals. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) once again was the leading player in Spain as she collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Andrea Vilaro (180-F-93) scored 15 points, while Elena De Alfredo (170-F-94) added 11 pts. In defeat, Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) delivered 19 points. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) had 10 pts, plus 9 rebs. Quarters: 15-21, 13-23, 11-8, 18-17.

Slovenia - Romania 57-53
Slovenia celebrated their first win in Qualifying Group E of the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They outplayed the host of this event 57-53 for 1-3 record in this pool. Thanks to this win Slovenia still has a chance to reach the Quarterfinals. They will meet Turkey today. On the other side, Romania dropped to 0-4. They are already out of the Quarterfinals. Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) led Slovenia with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Alina Gjerkes (177-F-94) and Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) helped with 12 points and 9 boards each. For the hosts, Sonia Ursu (175-G/F-93) responded with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Alina Craciun (194-C-93) had 14 pts and 5 rebs, while Oana Baluta (184-C/F-93) added 9 points, plus 13 boards. Quarters: 14-16, 23-15, 8-10, 12-12.
Group F
Belgium - Holland 71-54
Belgium jumped to 4-0 record in Qualifying Group F. They secured Quarterfinals already two days ago, but thanks to this win Belgium has a chance to win this pool. They will meet France today in the battle for the first place. On the other side, Holland dropped to 1-3. However, they still have a chance to reach the next stage. Holland will meet Italy today. Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) led Belgium with 14 points. Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) had 13 points, while Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) added 9 pts, plus 6 rebs. In defeat, Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) was better than the others with double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Willemijn Kallenberg (176-G-93) stopped to 8 pts in this meeting. Quarters: 19-16, 16-9, 25-7, 11-22.

Czech Republic - Italy 54-47
Both teams had 0-3 record before this meeting. Czech Republic celebrated 54-47 win keeping their Quarterfinals hopes alive. Czech Republic will meet Serbia today. On the other side, Italy will play against Slovenia. Italy dropped to 0-4 with no chance to reach the next stage. Tereza Vyoralova (176-PG-94) was a key player in victory with double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds. Nada Salacova (192-C-94) helped with 10 points and 13 rebs. In Italy, Marta Masoni (184-F-93) collected 11 points and 5 rebs Their second scorers were Erica Reggiani (175-G-94) and Caterina Dotto (170-PG-93) with 9 points each. Quarters: 14-11, 6-17, 21-8, 13-11.

Serbia - France 51-74
France registered another win in Oradea. They cruised past Serbia 74-51 for 4-0 record in Group F. It means that France will meet Belgium today for the first place in this pool. Serbia dropped to 2-2 after this meeting and they are still close to Quarterfinals. Serbia will play against Czech Republic today. Alice Nayo (186-C-93) led France to victory with 15 points for 16 minutes on the court. Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) had 10 points and 9 rebs, while Olivia Epoupa (165-PG-94) added 9 pts. In Serbia, Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) was better than the others with 13 points. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) stopped to 11. Quarters: 15-16, 13-17, 11-19, 12-22.
Group G
Ukraine - Russia 46-75
First victory for Russia at U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They handed 75-46 loss to Ukraine for 1-1 record in Group G. Ukraine has the same score now. Albina Razheva (186-F-94) led the winners with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) followed with 11 points and 8 boards, while Galina Kiseleva (182-F-93) added 8 pts and 8 rebs. In the loosing squad, Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93) was better than the others with 12 points. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) stopped to 9 pts. Quarters: 15-21, 6-19, 11-18, 14-17. Today, Russia will meet Lithuania. Ukraine will play against Slovakia.

Slovakia - Lithuania 71-42
Slovakia made second step forward to survival in U18 EuroBasket Division A. They blasted Lithuania 71-42 for 2-0 record in Group G. On the other side, Lithuania dropped to 0-2. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) (7 as) and Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) (7 rebs) led the winners with 17 points each. Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) secured a nice help adding 13 pts. In Lithuania, Greta Tamasauskaite (171-G-91) delivered 10 points. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) had 8 points and 6 rebounds in this loss. Quarters: 17-15, 22-7, 12-6, 20-14. Slovakia will meet Ukraine in the next meeting. Lithuania will take on Russia.


Division A, Qualifying Round: First games - Aug 9, 2011
Group E
Slovenia - Sweden 42-64
Sweden demonstrated another great performance in Oradea. They handed 64-42 loss to Slovenia for perfect 3-0 record in Qualifying Group E. Thanks to this win Sweden already secured a ticket for the Quarterfinals. On the other side, Slovenia dropped to 0-3. They still have hopes to reach the next stage. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) shined in victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Ulrica Holmqvist (184-C-93) scored 9 pts, while Nathalie Fontaine (183-F-93) added 8 points, plus 6 boards. In Slovenia, Alina Gjerkes (177-F-94) was better than the others with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Their second scorer was Ursa Zibert (172-PG-93) with 9 pts. Quarters: 8-16, 11-10, 7-25, 16-13. In the next game Sweden will meet Poland, while Slovenia will take on the host Romania.

Poland - Turkey 65-76 OT
It was one of the most exciting games in Oradea so far. Turkey grabbed 76-65 victory against Poland and they needed an OT to do it. Both teams had 1-1 record before this meeting and now Turkey jumped to third place in Group E. Poland dropped to position No.4, but still has a good chance to reach the Quarterfinals. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and she pulled down 11 rebounds beside that. Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) had 21 points, 6 boards and 6 assists, while Ferda Yildiz (182-F-93) added 13 pts. In defeat, Dominika Miloszewska (186-C-94) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Dominika Owczarzak (166-G-94) (5 rebs) and Kinga Wozniak (170-PG-94) (5 resb) stopped to 13 and 11 points respectively. Quarters: 17-14, 14-21, 17-10, 15-18, 2-13 OT. Today, Turkey will meet Spain. Poland will play against also undefeated Sweden.

Romania - Spain 25-73
Spain demonstrated their power in the first game of the Qualifying Round in Oradea. They destroyed the host of U18 EuroBasket 73-25 jumping to 3-0 record in Group E. Spain already secured a ticket for the Quarterfinals. At the same time, Romania dropped to 0-3 in this pool. They still have some chances to reach the next stage. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) once again was the leading player in Spain with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Yurena Diaz (177-G-93) had 9 points and Inmaculada Zanoguera (183-F-93) added 7 points, plus 8 boards. All Spanish players managed to score in this game and each of them played at least ten minutes. In Romania, Sonia Ursu (175-G/F-93) collected 10 points and 9 rebounds. All other players had less than 5 pts. Quarters: 5-13, 8-21, 7-17, 5-22. In the next game, Spain will play against Turkey. Romania will take on also winless Slovenia.
Group F
Holland - Serbia 51-60
It was a very important game for both teams. They entered to this meeting with 1-1 record and after 60-51 victory Serbia jumped to third place in Qualifying Group F. At the same time, Holland dropped to position No.4. Thanks to this win Serbia came very close to the Quarterfinals, while Holland also has a chance to reach it. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) stepped up for Serbia with double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) secured a great help adding 18 points and 7 assists. In Holland, Kourtney Treffers (186-F-94) was better than the others with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) (7 rebs) and Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) netted 13 points each. Quarters: 13-11, 17-11, 8-17, 13-21. Today, Serbia will meet France. Holland will play against Belgium.

Italy - France 40-47
France keeps winning in Oradea. Their rival was Italy yesterday and France registered 47-40 victory for 3-0 record in Qualifying Group F. With this win a Quarterfinals ticket is already secured for France. Italy dropped to 0-3 in this pool. Romane Bernies (170-PG-93) led the scorers in victory with 11 points. Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) and Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) delivered 7 points each. Ashley Ravelli (177-G-93) answered with 12 points in defeat. Their second scorer was Chiara Terenzi (184-F/C-93) with just 6 points. Quarters: 3-14, 13-8, 9-12, 15-13. In the next game France will play against Serbia. Italy will meet Czech Republic.

Czech Republic - Belgium 68-75
Another victory for Belgium in Oradea. This time it was Czech Republic who was beaten by Belgium 75-68. Thanks to this win Belgium jumped to 3-0 in Qualifying Group F and already secured a spot for the Quarterfinals. Czech Republic dropped to 0-3 and their chances to reach the next stage are lower now, but still exist. Antonia Delaere (174-G-94) led the winners with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) had double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) added 15 points, 6 rebs and 8 assists. In the loosing squad, Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) (5 rebs) and Radka Brhelova (167-PG-93) delivered 12 points each. Their third scorer was Beata Adamcova (181-F-93) with 9 points. Quarters: 14-26, 17-14, 13-18, 24-17. In the next game Belgium will play against Holland. Czech Republic will meet Italy.
Group G
Russia - Slovakia 56-64
Slovakia made a first step forward to the survival in Division A. It was the first game of Group G and Slovakia managed to beat Russia 64-56. There are five more days to be played in this group. Sabina Oroszova (187-F-93) shined for Slovakia with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) scored 15 points, while Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) added 14 pts, 5 boards and 6 assists. In defeat, Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) collected 17 points and 7 rebs. Their second scorer were Albina Razheva (186-F-94) (9 rebs) and Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) (5 rebs) with 10 points each. Quarters: 13-19, 17-16, 7-12, 19-17. Slovakia will meet Lithuania today. Russia will play against Ukraine.

Lithuania - Ukraine 41-59
Ukraine had no troubles to beat Lithuania 59-41 yesterday in Oradea. It was the first game of the Classification Group G. Participants of this pool are also Slovakia and Russia, but only two teams will manage to survive in U18 EuroBasket Division A. Miriam Uro-Nile (190-C-94) led the scorers in Ukraine with 12 points (7 rebounds). Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93) had 11 points and 7 boards, while Kateryna Demchenko (180-F-93) helped with 8 points and 9 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Viktorija Juodeikyte (163-PG-93) collected 9 points and 5 rebounds. Their second scorers were Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) (9 rebs) and Monika Aleksaite (178-F-93) (5 rebs) with 7 points each. Quarters: 12-15, 9-14, 8-15, 12-15. Today, Ukraine will meet Russia. Lithuania will play against Slovakia.


Division A: Preliminary Round is over in Oradea - Aug 7, 2011
Group A
Sweden - Russia 82-58
Sweden finished Preliminary Round in Oradea with perfect 3-0 record. They blasted Russia 82-58 to win Group A and of course Sweden advanced to the next stage. Sweden will move to Qualifying Group E, together with five more teams. On the other side, Russia ended first phase winless. They failed to reach the next stage and will be transferred to Group G now. They will fight for the survival in Division A. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) was the leading player in Sweden with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Alice Nystrom (183-F-93) had 13 points and 7 boards, while Helena Kurt (165-PG-93) added 12 pts. In Russia, Polina Sych (180-G-94) top-scored with 11 points. Mariya Davydova (189-F/C-93) had 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Olesya Sedletskaya (176-F-93) also had 10 pts in this defeat. Quarters: 19-15, 15-20, 29-6, 19-17. Championship continues on Monday.

Romania - Turkey 37-54
Turkey was better than Romania 54-37 in the battle for the second place of Group A in Oradea. Thanks to this win Turkey jumped to 2-1, while Romania dropped to 1-2 record. Both teams advanced to the Qualifying Round. They will be placed to Group E. Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) shined for the winners with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Ferda Yildiz (182-F-93) and Ilayda Tokmak (170-PG-93) followed her with 8 points each. On the other side, Arina Craciun (194-C-93) was better than the others with 14 points. Oana Baluta (184-C/F-93) stopped to 8 pts and 6 boards in this defeat. Quarters: 13-9, 4-13, 12-15, 8-17. Championship continues on Monday.
Group B
Slovenia - Poland 38-55
First victory for Poland at the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. Poland defeated Slovenia 38-55 and it was enough for the second place in Preliminary Group B. Slovenia also made 1-2 record, but they finished as third ranked team in this pool. Both countries advanced to the next stage. They will be moved to Qualifying Group E together with four more teams. Karolina Wilk (185-F-93) stepped up for the winners with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Dominika Owczarzak (166-G-94) scored 10 points and grabbed 6 boards, while Dominika Miloszewska (186-C-94) added 9 points and 11 rebs. In the loosing squad, Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) collected 11 points and 7 rebounds. Their second scorer was Alina Gjerkes (177-F-94) with 10 points (7 rebs). Quarters: 6-15, 13-11, 7-11, 12-18. Championship continues on Monday.

Lithuania - Spain 42-94
Spain finished Preliminary Round in Oradea with perfect 3-0 record. In their latest game Spain destroyed Lithuania 94-42 and of course won the Group B. Spain advanced to the next stage and will be placed to Group E. On the other side, Lithuania faced with three straight losses and their failed to reach the Qualifying Round. They will be moved to Group G and will try to avoid relegation from Division A. Yurena Diaz (177-G-93) was the leading scorer in victory with 20 points. Marles Balart (182-F/C-94) had 12 points and 9 rebounds, while Elena De Alfredo (170-F-94) and Maria Gonzalez (178-G/F-93) added 11 points each. In defeat, Milda Sukyte (178-F-93) netted 10 points. Their second scorer was Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) with 8 pts. Quarters: 4-26, 13-27, 13-20, 12-21. Championship continues on Monday.
Group C
Serbia - Belgium 41-60
Both teams were perfect before this meeting. Belgium handed 60-41 loss to Serbia winning the Preliminary Group C with 3-0. Serbia dropped to the second place with 2-1. Both teams advanced to the next stage and they will be placed to Qualifying Group F. There will be four more teams, including Italy. Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) led the scorers in victory with 12 points. However, her valuation was just 1. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) shined with 10 points and 15 rebounds. She was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 24. In Serbia, Emese Vida (188-F/C-93) top-scored with 9 points (6 rebs) Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) had 6 points and 5 rebs. Quarters: 5-7, 10-16, 10-23, 16-14. Championship continues on Monday.

Ukraine - Italy 55-64
It was a do-or-die game for both teams. Italy made it against Ukraine 64-55 to take third place in Preliminary Group B. It means that Italy advanced to the next stage and they will be placed to Group F. Ukraine ended with 0-3 and failed to reach the Qualifying Round. Ukraine will move to Group G, where they will try to survive in Division A. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) led the winners with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) had 8 points and 6 boards, while Veronica Dell'Olio (186-F/C-93) added 7 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93) shined with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) scored 16 pts in this loss. Quarters: 18-15, 12-22, 13-13, 12-14. Championship continues on Monday.
Group D
Slovakia - Czech Republic 68-77
Czech Republic made it in do-or-die game against Slovakia. Czech Republic celebrated 77-68 win to take third place in Group D. Thanks to this victory Czechs advanced to the next stage of U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They will move to Qualifying Group F. On the other side, Slovakia ended first phase with poor 0-3. They head to Group G where they will try to survive in Division A. Tereza Vyoralova (176-PG-94) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds in victory. Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) and Michaela Vojtkova (177-F-93) added 16 and 15 points respectively. Each of them had 6 rebounds in this meeting. Slovakia got 15 points from Angelika Slamova (173-G-94). Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) had 13 pts and 5 rebs, while Michaela Rakova (185-F-94) added 12 points and 8 boards. Quarters: 11-20, 20-18, 18-24, 19-15. Championship continues on Monday.

Holland - France 60-67
Both teams entered to this game with perfect 2-0 record. France managed to stay undefeated in Oradea thanks to 67-60 victory yesterday. It means that France is the winner of Preliminary Group D. Holland dropped to second place, but both teams advanced to the next stage. They will move to Qualifying Group F. There will be four more teams, including Czech Republic. Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) and Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) led the winners with 12 points each. Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) followed them with 2 points less. In Holland, Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) delivered 19 points. Their second scorer was Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) with 18 points (5 rebs). Quarters: 17-16, 3-20, 23-12, 17-19. All teams will have a day-off now.


Division A: Day Two in Oradea - Aug 6, 2011
Group A
Sweden - Romania 79-41
Sweden registered second straight win in Oradea. They blasted Romania 79-41 for perfect 2-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Thanks to this win Sweden already booked a spot for the next stage. On the other side, Romania dropped to 1-1. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Nathalie Fontaine (183-F-93) had 15 points and 7 rebs, while Alice Nystrom (183-F-93) added 12 points. In defeat, Arina Craciun (194-C-93) was the best scorer with 8 points (7 rebs). Laura Pal (174-G-93) had one point less. Quarters: 20-10, 19-8, 27-10, 13-13. Today Sweden will meet Russia. Romania will take on Turkey.

Russia - Turkey 51-56
First victory for Turkey at the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They outplayed Russia 56-51 for 1-1 record in Preliminary Group A. On the other side, Russia dropped to 0-2. Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) stepped up for the winners with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) had 11 points and 7 boards, while Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93), Betul Kalfali (178-F-93) and Gizem Sezer (196-C-94) netted 7 points each. In Russia, Marita Davidova collected 13 points and 7 rebounds. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) had double-double of 12 points and 10 boards. Quarters: 18-20, 12-14, 11-12, 10-10. In the last day of the Preliminary Round Turkey will meet Romania. Russia will take on Sweden.
Group B
Spain - Poland 93-37
Another great performance by Spain in Oradea. They destroyed Poland 93-37 for perfect 2-0 record in Group B. Thanks to this win Spain already booked a ticket for the next stage. Poland dropped to 0-2 and currently closes the standings in this pool. Andrea Vilaro (180-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) had 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Maria Gonzalez (178-G/F-93) helped with 12 pts. Poland did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Patrycja Jastrzebska (187-C-94) and Monika Skrzecz (162-PG-94) were their leading players with 7 points each. Quarters: 23-7, 24-16, 26-4, 20-10. In the last day of the Preliminary Round Spain will meet Lithuania. Poland will take on Slovenia.

Lithuania - Slovenia 51-67
First victory for Slovenia in Oradea. It was a Day Two of U18 EuroBasket and Slovenia handed 67-51 loss to Lithuania. Both teams have 1-1 record in Group B now. Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) shined for the winners with 22 points. Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) had 19 points and 5 rebounds, while Maja Bosnjak (186-F/C-95) added 8 pts. In the loosing squad, Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) was the only player with double-digits in scoring with 10 points (7 rebs). Akvile Baronenaite (180-F-93) (5 rebs) and Goda Ziutelyte (179-F-93) added 8 points each. Quarters: 15-19, 15-19, 8-13, 13-16. In the next game Slovenia will meet Poland. Lithuania will take on Spain.
Group C
Serbia - Ukraine 61-41
Serbia demonstrated another impressive performance in Oradea. This time Serbia handed 61-41 loss to Ukraine jumping to 2-0 in Preliminary Group C. With this win Serbia already booked a ticket for the Qualifying Round. They will meet Belgium today for the first place in this pool. Ukraine dropped to 0-2 and will play against Italy. It will be a do-or-die game for both teams. Katarina Vuckovic (191-F/C-94) led the winners with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Anita Bosnjak (171-G-94) had 10 points and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) added 9 points, plus 9 boards. In defeat, Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) collected 12 points and 8 rebounds. Their second scorer was Miriam Uro-Nile (190-C-94) with 10 points. Quarters: 20-12, 17-9, 17-9, 7-11.

Belgium - Italy 61-53
Belgium booked a ticket for the next stage in Oradea. They outplayed Italy 61-53 for 2-0 record in Preliminary Group C. Italy dropped to 0-2 after this game, but still has a chance to reach the Qualifying Round. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) stepped up for the winners with 17 points and 16 rebounds. She reached valuation 28 and was the MVP of this meeting. Antonia Delaere (174-G-94) had 13 points and Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) added 9 pts. In defeat, Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) delivered 13 points. Their second scorer was Chiara Terenzi (184-F/C-93) with 10 pts (6 rebs). Quarters: 20-11, 9-16, 13-14, 19-12. Belgium will meet Serbia for the first place in Group C. Italy will play against Ukraine and it will be a do-or-die game for both teams.
Group D
France - Czech Republic 61-49
France booked a spot for the Qualifying Round in Oradea. They outplayed Czech Republic 61-49 for perfect 2-0 record in Group D. There is one more day left in Preliminary Round and France will meet Holland. The winner will end as No.1 of this pool. On the other side, Czech Republic dropped to 0-2. They will play against Slovakia in do-or-die game today. Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) shined for the winners with 21 points. Mamignan Toure (179-G-94) had 11 points and was the second scorer in victory. In defeat, Tereza Vyoralova (176-PG-94) collected 11 points and 5 rebs. Michaela Vojtkova (177-F-93) added 7 points and 8 rebs. Quarters: 8-14, 16-19, 21-8, 16-8.

Holland - Slovakia 49-42
Holland registered second straight win in Oradea. This time Holland was better than Slovakia 49-42. Holland has 2-0 now in Group D and already booked a ticket for the next stage. They will play against France today for the first place in this pool. Slovakia dropped to 0-2. They will meet Czech Republic in do-or-die game. Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) and Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) had 12 points and 8 rebounds each for the winners. Jacobine Klerx (175-G-94) added 8 points and 5 rebs. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) responded with 13 points and 7 boards in defeat. Their second scorer was Michaela Rakova (185-F-94) with 8 points (5 rebs). Quarters: 9-11, 16-9, 17-8, 7-14.


Division A: Day One in Oradea - Aug 5, 2011
Group A
Romania - Russia 52-50
Romania grabbed 52-50 thriller win against Russia in Day One of the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. It means that the host of this event has 1-0 now in Preliminary Group A. Except of Romania and Russia, participants of the same pool are also Sweden and Turkey. Sonia Ursu (175-G/F-93) was the leading player in victory with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Oana Baluta (184-C/F-93) had double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Hanna Demeter (183-F-94) helped with 8 pts. In the loosing squad, Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: RIZO) collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. Albina Razheva (186-F-94) stopped to 9 pts and 7 boards. Quarters: 12-11, 9-10, 14-18, 17-11. Romania shined in the finish to grab this valuable win. In Day Two, Romania will meet Sweden. Russia will play against Turkey.

Turkey - Sweden 64-66
Another exciting game was played in Day One in Oradea. Sweden managed to beat Turkey 66-64 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A of the U18 EuroBasket. Earlier in the opening day, Romania grabbed 52-50 thriller win against Russia. These four teams are participants of Group A. Three of them will book a spot for the next stage. Helena Kurt (165-PG-93) stepped up for the winners with 16 points. Amanda Zahui (191-C-93) had 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Ellen Nystrom (180-G-93) also helped with 12 pts. On the other side, Turkey got 15 points and 9 rebounds from Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93). Olcay Cakir (180-PG-93) had 13 points and 5 boards, and Gizem Sezer (196-C-94) had 9 points, plus 6 rebs. Quarters: 12-19, 19-14, 18-20, 15-13. In Day Two of the championship Sweden will meet Romania. Turkey will play against Russia.
Group B
Slovenia - Spain 42-76
Spain had a joyful Day One in Oradea. It was one of the first games at U18 EuroBasket and Spain blasted Slovenia 76-42. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group B, together with Lithuania and Poland. Three teams will advance to the Qualifying Round. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Elena De Alfredo (170-F-94) (5 rebs) and Inmaculada Zanoguera (183-F-93) helped with 12 points each. All Spanish players managed to score in this game. In the loosing squad, Nina Gabrovsek (168-PG-94) delivered 12 pts for 15 minutes on the court. Rebeka Abramovic (170-PG-93) stopped to 8 pts and 6 rebs. Quarters: 8-18, 7-25, 14-17, 13-16. Spain will play against Poland in the next game. Slovenia will take on Lithuania.

Poland - Lithuania 58-61
Lithuania opened U18 Eurobasket in Oradea with victory. They handed 61-58 loss to Poland for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group. Participants of the same pool are also Spain and Slovenia. Three best teams will book a spot for the Qualifying Round. Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) came up with 13 points and 6 rebounds in victory, while Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) exploded with 12 pts and 19 rebounds. Gintare Jasiunskaite (180-F-94) also had very important role adding 11 pts. In Poland, Magdalena Koperwas (177-G/F-93) top-scored with 13 points and she grabbed 6 rebounds beside that. Kinga Wozniak (170-PG-94) and Karolina Wilk (185-F-93) scored 10 and 9 points respectively. Each of them had 5 rebounds in this meeting. Quarters: 13-12, 13-18, 15-16, 17-15. In Day Two, Lithuania will meet Slovenia. Poland will take on Spain.
Group C
Italy - Serbia 53-64
Serbia shined in Day One of the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They handed 64-53 loss to Italy for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group C. There are two more teams in this pool as well: Belgium and Ukraine. Three spots are available for the next stage. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) shined for the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) had 13 points and 13 rebs, while Kristina Topuzovic (179-G-94) helped with 9 points and 14 boards. In Italy, Erica Reggiani (175-G-94) delivered 14 points and 11 minutes on the court. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) (5 rebs) had 12 pts and Marta Masoni (184-F-93) added three less. Quarters: 8-17, 18-16, 8-16, 19-15. In Day Two, Serbia will play against Ukraine. Italy will meet Belgium.

Ukraine - Belgium 60-87
Belgium had no troubles to beat Ukraine in Day One of the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. Belgium celebrated easy 87-60 victory for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group C. Also in this pool Serbia was better than Italy yesterday 64-53. Three spots from this group are available for the next stage. Emma Meesseman (192-C-93) was a key player in victory with 23 points and 5 rebounds. She reached valuation 30. Sien Devliegher (175-G-93) scored 14 points, while Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) and Antonia Delaere (174-G-94) helped with 13 points each. In Ukraine, Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) was better than the others with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Lyudmyla Naumenko (184-F-93) had 13 pts and 6 rebs, while Anna Kiriyenko (190-C-93) stopped to 10 pts in this meeting. Quarters: 14-22, 13-30, 12-17, 21-18. In Day Two, Belgium will play against Italy. Ukraine will take on Serbia.
Group D
Slovakia - France 32-55
France enjoyed their first day in Oradea. It was one of the first games at U18 EuroBasket and France registered easy 55-32 win against Slovakia. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group D, together with Czech Republic and Holland. Three best teams will advance to Qualifying Round. Margaux Galliou (184-F-93) was the leading player in victory with 10 points. Lola De Angelis (180-F-93) had 8 points and 9 rebounds, while Alice Nayo (186-C-93) and Jodie Cornelie (193-F-93) also had 8 pts each. In Slovakia, Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) delivered 10 points. Their second scorer was Barbora Balintova (173-PG-94) with 9 pts (5 rebs). Quarters: 3-12, 13-16, 8-14, 8-13. The next rival of France will be Czech Republic. Slovakia will meet Holland.

Czech Republic - Holland 69-81
Holland celebrated in day One of the U18 EuroBasket in Oradea. They handed 81-69 loss to Czech Republic for 1-0 score in Preliminary Group D. Holland got 20 points and 6 rebounds from Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93). Kourtney Treffers (186-F-94) had 13 pts and 7 rebs, while Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) added 12 points in this win. Monika Satoranska (183-F/C-93) was the leading scorer in Czech Republic with 17 points. Tereza Vyoralova (176-PG-94) had 15 pts and Michaela Vojtkova (177-F-93) stopped to 13. Quarters: 19-17, 18-25, 23-18, 9-21. Except of these two teams, participants of Group D are also France and Slovakia. Three best teams will advance to the next stage. In Day Two, Holland will meet Slovakia. Czech Republic will play against France.

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