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European Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Spain
 2. France
 3. Russia
 4. Italy
 5. Slovenia
 6. Czech Rep.
 7. Belgium
 8. Holland
 9. Croatia
 10. Lithuania
 11. Serbia
 12. Israel
 13. Hungary
 14. Poland
 15. Portugal
 16. Estonia
European Championships U18 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. Israel 1-2 
 4. Lithuania 0-3 
Group B
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Russia 2-1 
 3. Portugal 1-2 
 4. Poland 0-3 
Group C
 1. Slovenia 3-0 
 2. Hungary 2-1 
 3. Belgium 1-2 
 4. Serbia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Croatia 2-1 
 2. Holland 2-1 
 3. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 4. Estonia 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Angela SALVADORES
  (178-G-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Salvadores, ESP20.0 
 2. Dojkic, CRO20.0 
 3. Prezelj, SLO18.8 
 4. Slonjsak, CRO18.7 
 5. Conde, ESP16.3 
 6. Musina, RUS15.9 
 7. Dubei, HUN14.9 
 8. Berkani, FRA14.8 
 9. Kostourkova, BUL13.8 
 10. Pan, ITA12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raisa MUSINA
  (189-F/C-98)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Musina, RUS12.7 
 2. Kostourkova, BUL11.6 
 3. Conde, ESP10.8 
 4. Chartereau, FRA10.4 
 5. Lopez, ESP10.1 
 6. Kiss, HUN9.8 
 7. Reisingerova, CZE9.4 
 8. Ndiba, NED9.1 
 9. Kelava, CRO8.8 
 10. Kuttor, HUN8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carolina BERNARDECO
  (163-PG-97)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Bernardeco, POR5.1 
 2. Duchet, FRA5.1 
 3. Ramette, BEL3.3 
 4. Katanic, SRB3.2 
 5. Niemojewska, POL3.2 
 6. Maleckova, CZE3.0 
 7. Burovaya, RUS3.0 
 8. Aho, HUN3.0 
 9. Slonjsak, CRO3.0 
 10. Potocnik, SLO3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ivana DOJKIC
  CRO
  (180-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dojkic, CRO2.7 
 2. Prezelj, SLO2.4 
 3. Slonjsak, CRO2.2 
 4. Potocnik, SLO2.2 
 5. Juskaite, LTU2.0 
 6. Togliani, ITA2.0 
 7. Cazorla, ESP1.9 
 8. Santucci, ITA1.9 
 9. Soukalova, CZE1.8 
 10. Ramette, BEL1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serena-Lynn GELDOF
  (195-C-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Geldof, BEL2.1 
 2. Reisingerova, CZE1.7 
 3. Kelava, CRO1.7 
 4. Chartereau, FRA1.6 
 5. Kostourkova, BUL1.3 
 6. Jordao, POR1.3 
 7. Stojsavljevi., CRO1.2 
 8. Meskonyte, LTU1.2 
 9. Gwashavanhu, SLO1.1 
 10. Uiga, LAT1.1 


Spain celebrate title in Celje (Photo: FIBA)

2015 U18 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
#s#
Laia Raventos
Raventos
Angela Salvadores
Salvadores
Cecilia Muhate Pena
Muhate Pena
Maria Conde
Conde
Iho Lopez
Lopez
#e#5
4Laia Raventos 171-PG-97 Segle XXI Spain
5Maria Cazorla 179-SG-97 Segle XXI Spain
6Ainhoa Lopez 180-SG-97 Sant Adria Spain
7Clara Che 172-PG-97 Segle XXI Spain
8Angela Salvadores 178-G-97 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
9Cecilia Muhate Pena 183-F/C-97 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
10Maria Conde 184-F-97 Estudiantes Spain
11Iho Lopez 189-C-97 Girona Spain
12Naira Caceres 181-F-98 Gran Canaria Spain
13Paula Ginzo 187-F-98 Segle XXI Spain
14Umo Diallo 190-C-98 Segle XXI Spain
15Maria Perez Araujo 184-F-97 Ferrol Spain


Victor Lapena Head Coach Mann Filter Spain

Isabel Fernandez Assistant Aros Leon Spain

Mario Lopez Assistant Gipuzkoa UPV Spain


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2015 - Aug 10, 2015

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team 2015
Angela Salvadores
Salvadores
Lisa Berkani
Berkani
Francesca Pan
Pan
Alexia Chartereau
Chartereau
Raisa Musina
Musina

Best Player: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
Best Guard: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
Best Forward: Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) of Italy
Best Center: Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) of Russia

1st Team
G: Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) of Spain
SG: Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) of France
SG: Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) of Italy
C: Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) of France
F/C: Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) of Russia

2nd Team
SG: Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) of Croatia
SG: Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Slovenia
SG: Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) of Croatia
F: Maria Conde (184-F-97) of Spain
C: Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) of Czech Rep.

Honorable Mention
Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) of France
Larisa Ocvirk (185-SF-97) of Slovenia
Iho Lopez (189-C-97) of Spain
Zuzanna Puc (182-PF-97) of Poland
Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) of Lithuania
Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) of Belgium
Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) of Holland
Kristina Arsenic (193-C-97) of Serbia
Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) of Portugal



Spain celebrate title in Celje - Aug 9, 2015


FINAL
France - Spain 60-76
Spain conquered the European Championship title. They defeated France in the Final in Celje tonight. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) scored 27 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. She was named the MVP after the Final. France ensured a 16:10 lead after the opening quarter. Spain however responded with a 25:11 run in the second term to spur ahead for a 35:27 halftime lead. Spain notched 20 points in the third term to take a 9-point lead. Spain followed with a 21:14 run in the fourth frame and clinched the title. Maria Conde (184-F-97) tallied 21 points and 16 boards for Spain. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) responded with 15 points and 10 rebounds for France. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) tossed in 14 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
Russia - Italy 71-52
Russia prevailed against Italy to earn the Bronze medals. Kristina Safonova (169-PG-97) and Anna Burovaya (172-PG-97) delivered 11 points each for the winners. Russia established a massive 41:18 halftime lead. Russia boosted the lead at 24-point mark at the final intermission and marched to the victory. Olga Frolkina (180-F-97) tossed in 10 points for the winners. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) responded with 25 points for Italy.

5-6 Place
Slovenia - Czech Republic 82-55
Slovenia wrapped up their campaign in Celje with victory. The hosts held off Czech Republic to finish in the fifth position. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) stepped up with 23 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Slovenia used a 46:22 run in the first half to clear off. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Alma Potocnik (173-PG-97) tossed in 18 points for Slovenia. Michaela Krejzova (178-F-98) responded with 13 points for Czech Republic.

7-8 Place
Holland - Belgium 50-58
Belgium held off Netherlands to earn the 7th position. Elise Ramette (167-PG-98) produced 15 points for the winners. Belgium claimed a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. Netherlands pulled within a single point at the interval 31:32. Belgium held the Dutch team to just 8 points in the third term to take a 9-point lead at the final intermission. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth frame and coasted to the win. Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) delivered 14 points and 8 rebounds for Belgium. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Netherlands.

9-10 Place
Croatia - Lithuania 71-55
Croatia outgunned Lithuania to earn the ninth position in Celje. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) stepped up with 32 points to lead the winners. Croatia recorded a 34:29 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Croatia held Lithuania to just 12 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) chipped in 14 points in the victory. Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) responded with 15 points for Lithuania.
11-12 Place
Israel - Serbia 45-73
Serbia fired past Israel to conquer the 11th overall position at the tournament. Kristina Arsenic (193-C-97, agency: ISM Basket) came up with 20 points to lead the effort. Serbia piled up a 37:24 halftime lead. They went on a 36:21 second half rally to secure the winning outcome. Snezana Bogicevic and Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97, agency: Beo Basket) had 13 points each for the winners. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) responded with 9 points for Israel.

13-14 Place
Poland - Hungary 41-46
Hungary clinched the 13th position at the championship. They outgunned Poland in the key game of the tournament for both teams. Hungary remained in Division A, while Poland got relegated. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) and Nina Aho (174-PG-97) notched 10 points each to lead the winners. Klaudia Budkiewicz (167-PG-97) responded with 13 points for Poland.

15-16 Place
Estonia - Portugal 49-60
Portugal outgunned Estonia in the battle of two relegated teams. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) notched 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Portugal recorded a comfortable 39:19 halftime lead. Estonia pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. But Portugal held Estonia to just 13 points in the fourth frame and rallied to the win. Carolina Goncalves (173-F-97) contributed 11 points for the winners. Sandra Tael (176-F-98) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds for Estonia.


France and Spain to clash for title in Celje - Aug 8, 2015

SEMIFINALS
France - Russia 62-59
France toppled Russia to reach the title game in Celje. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) notched 23 points and 10 rebounds to pace Les Bleues. Russia led by a single point at the first break. But France used a 19:12 run in the second frame to secure a 37:31 halftime lead. France boosted the gap at 9-point mark at the final intermission. Russia narrowed the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Alix Duchet and Ana Tadic posted 10 points apiece in the victory. Olga Frolkina (180-F-97) responded with 12 points for Russia. Yulia Kozik (176-PG-97) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Italy - Spain 56-66
Spain coasted past Italy to reach the Final in Celje. Maria Conde (184-F-97) tossed in 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain eked out a 14:13 lead after ten minutes. They boosted the gap at 4-point mark at the interval 32:28. Spain rallied to a 43:38 lead at the final intermission. They protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) had 18 points for the winners. Mariella Santucci (178-PG-97) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Italy.
5-8 Place
Czech Republic - Belgium 68-56
Tereza Sipova (179-F/C-97) scored 17 points and Czech Republic outgunned Belgium in Celje today. Czech Republic built a 36:30 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory at the end. Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) had 12 points and 9 rebounds for Czech Republic. Eline Maesschalck (177-G/F-97) responded with 12 points for Belgium.

Holland - Slovenia 55-66
Slovenia nipped Netherlands in the classification games for the fifth position. Zala Friskovec (176-G-99, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) posted 19 points to lead the charge. Netherlands eked out a 31:30 halftime lead. However Slovenia went on a 23:14 run in the third term to ensure a comfortable lead. Slovenia held the Dutch juniors to 10 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the win. Althea Gwashavanhu (188-C-97) had 14 points and 16 rebounds for Slovenia. Myrthe Den Heeten (173-G-97) replied with 11 points for Netherlands.

9-12 Place
Serbia - Lithuania 43-78
Lithuania stormed past Serbia in the classification round. Gabija Meskonyte (178-SG-98) stepped up with 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Lithuania piled up a comfortable 42:26 halftime lead. Lithuania went on a 36:17 second half rally to claim a comfortable win. Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) netted 22 points for the winners. Marinkovic Anja (173-G-98) replied with 12 points for Serbia.

Croatia - Israel 77-62
Croatia prevailed against Israel in the classification round in Celje. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) stepped up with 27 points to lead the winners. Croatia piled up a 39:30 halftime lead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half. Croatia dropped 38 points in the second half and eased to the win. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) posted 18 points for the winners. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) responded with 18 points for Israel.
13-16 Place
Estonia - Poland 47-67
Poland outgunned Estonia in the classification round. Julia Niemojewska (168-PG-98) stepped up with 14 points for the winners. Poland grabbed a 39:28 halftime lead. Poland limited their opponents to just 19 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Natalia Gwizdala (177-F/G-98) netted 13 points for the winners. Sandra Tael (176-F-98) responded with 14 points for Estonia.

Portugal - Hungary 57-58
Hungary snatched a narrow win over Portugal in the classification round. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) notched 23 points to lead the winners. Hungary recorded a 29:23 halftime lead. Portugal eked out a one-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. But Hungary managed to prevail at the end. They limited Portugal to just 12 points in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Eniko Kuttor (183-F-97) had 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Maianca Umabano (174-F-97) responded with 14 points for Portugal.


Russia, France, Spain and Italy reach semifinals in Celje - Aug 7, 2015

Quarterfinals
Czech Republic - Italy 46-63
Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) nailed 14 points as Italy rallied past Czech Republic in the quarterfinal clash. Italy got to a strong start. They registered a 23:9 lead after ten minutes. The Azzurri wrapped up regulation on an 18:9 surge to ice the win. Mariella Santucci (178-PG-97) finished with 13 points for the winners. Tereza Sipova (179-F/C-97) responded with 17 points for Czech Republic.

Slovenia - Russia 80-89
Russia upset hosting Slovenia to advance into the semifinal stage. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) notched 25 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Russia built a 24:14 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 28:12 rally in the third quarter to gain a comfortable 21-point lead at the final intermission. Slovenia notched 33 points in the fourth quarter but could not rescue the game. Olga Frolkina (180-F-97) had 20 points in the win. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) responded with 23 points for Slovenia.

Spain - Belgium 59-53
Maria Conde stepped up with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists to lead Spain past Belgium into the semifinal stage. Spain dominated in the first half. They raced to a comfortable 43:28 halftime advantage. Belgium narrowed the gap at 13-point mark at the final break. Belgium held Spain to just 5 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) delivered 18 points for the winners. Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) and Eline Maesschalck (177-G/F-97) responded with 12 points each for Belgium.

France - Holland 89-32
France advanced into the semifinal stage in Celje. They cruised past Netherlands in the quarterfinal clash. Ana Tadic (190-C-98) stepped up with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Les Bleues. France rolled to a 42:19 halftime lead. They held the Dutch opponents to just 13 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) responded with 6 points for Netherlands.
9-16 Place
Israel - Poland 56-44
Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) and Yael Galili (175-SG-97) notched 14 points each to pace Israel past Poland. Israel registered a 28:20 halftime lead. Israel went on a 16:10 rally in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Alicija Szloser responded with 14 points for Poland.

Croatia - Estonia 65-50
Croatia outgunned Estonia in the classification round in Celje. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) nailed 23 points to lead the winners. Croatia recorded a 41:31 halftime lead. They held Estonia to just 19 points in the second half and marched to the win. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) tossed in 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Kadri Uiga (183-F-97) responded with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Estonia.

Hungary - Lithuania 68-72
Lithuania snatched a tough win over Hungary in the classification round clash in Celje. Gabija Meskonyte (178-SG-98) posted 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Hungary raced to a 45:32 halftime lead. Lithuania however turned things around in the second half. They went on a 40:23 second half surge and iced the victory. Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) provided 14 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) responded with 28 points and 14 rebounds for Hungary.

Portugal - Serbia 50-57
Serbia beat Portugal to a sigh of relief. They avoided relegation with the success. Kristina Arsenic (193-C-97, agency: ISM Basket) posted 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Serbia recorded a 30:26 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 7-point mark at the final break and rallied to the victory. Jovana Subasic and Tamara Jovancevic had 10 points each in the win. Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) responded with 10 points for Portugal.


Quarterfinals are set in Celje - Aug 6, 2015

Group E
Spain - France 54-58
France remained undefeated in Celje. They held off Spain to finish on top of Group E. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) and Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) recorded 12 points each to pace Les Bleues. Spain opened a comfortable 31:14 halftime lead. But France responded with a strong 25:5 run in the third term to surge ahead. They notched 19 points in the fourth period and sealed the victory. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) had 8 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) responded with 16 points for Spain.

Russia - Israel 79-51
Russia stormed past Israel for 3-2 record in Group E. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) came up with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Russia opened a 44:20 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and cruised to the victory. Yulia Kozik (176-PG-97) netted 11 points for the winners. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) and Ofir Lavy (160-PG-97) responded with 10 points each for Israel.

Portugal - Italy 42-53
Italy beat Portugal to finish in the fourth position in Group E. The Azzurri therefore made it into the quarterfinal stage. Giulia Ciavarella (181-PF-97) stepped up with 14 points to pace the winners. Italy and Portugal were tied at 16 after the first half. Italy spurred ahead for a 5-point lead at the final intermission. The Azzurri knocked down 19 points in the fourth period and sealed the victory. Mariella Santucci and Jasmine Keys (186-G-97) provided 9 points apiece for Italy. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Portugal.

Group F
Holland - Belgium 36-61
Belgium thumped Netherlands to clinch the third position in Group F. Sofia Ouahabi (165-G-97) stepped up with 19 points to lead the winners. Belgium registered a 27:21 halftime lead. They extended the margin in the second half. Belgium coasted to the victory at the end. Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) provided 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Evi Dekker (173-SG-98) responded with 10 points for Netherlands.

Croatia - Slovenia 73-87
Slovenia beat Croatia to finish the Second Stage on the winning note. Slovenia thus claimed the second position in Group F. Larisa Ocvirk (185-SF-97) led the hosts with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Slovenia led by just two points at the interval 45:43. However the home team used a strong 24:14 run in the third term to spur ahead. Slovenia limited Croatia to only 16 points in the fourth frame and raced to the win. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) finished with 15 points in the victory. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) replied with 20 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for Croatia.

Czech Republic - Hungary 85-49
Czech Republic cruised past Hungary to clinch the top position in Group F. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) stepped up with solid 27 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic grabbed a comfortable 43:20 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Michaela Matuskova (166-G-97) provided 14 points for the winners. Agnes Torok (180-F-98) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Hungary.

Group G
Serbia - Estonia 55-53
Serbia nipped Estonia to gain 1-2 record in Group G. Jovana Nogic stepped up with 11 points for the winners. Estonia claimed a 33:27 halftime advantage. Serbia turned things around in the third term. They went on a 22:9 rally to spur ahead. Estonia held their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97, agency: Beo Basket) had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals for the winners. Kadri Uiga responded with 16 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists for Estonia.

Lithuania - Poland 40-53
Poland registered the third straight victory in Group G. They knocked down Lithuania for 3-0 record. Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98) stepped up with 15 points to pace the winners. Poland recorded a 37:22 halftime lead. Lithuania slowed their opponents down in the second half but Poland still marched to the victory. Klaudia Budkiewicz (167-PG-97) provided 12 points for the winners. Birgita Gudelionyte responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds for Lithuania.


Recap of Day 2 of Second Stage in Celje - Aug 5, 2015

Group E
Israel - Portugal 43-63
Portugal claimed the first victory at the Second Stage. They overcame Israel for 1-3 record in Group E. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) posted 15 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Portugal recorded a 33:22 halftime lead. Portugal went on a 20:11 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Mariah Nunes (178-G-93, college: Fair Dickinson) had 10 points for the winners. Yael Galili (175-SG-97) responded with 10 points for Israel.

Italy - Spain 67-68 OT
Spain eked out a tough overtime victory over Italy. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) and Maria Conde (184-F-97) teamed up for 9 points in the extra period and sealed the win for Spain. Italy recorded a 27:20 halftime lead. Spain responded with a 24:15 rally in the third quarter to spur ahead. But Italy went on a 17:15 run in the fourth stanza to force overtime. However Angela Salvadores and Maria Conde stepped up for Spain and sealed the win. Salvadores finished with 31 points for Spain. Maria Conde added 11 points for the winners. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Italy.

France - Russia 56-48
France extended their perfect run in Celje. They knocked down Russia to gain 4-0 record on top of Group E. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) posted 23 points and 6 rebounds for the Les Bleues. France eked out a 25:24 halftime lead. They went on a 15:9 run in the fourth quarter and iced the win. Francesca Dorby (181-F-97) and Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) had 8 points each in the victory. Anna Burovaya responded with 11 points for Russia.

Group F
Hungary - Croatia 52-56
Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) stepped up with 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead Croatia past Hungary. Croatia piled up a 36:30 halftime lead. They boosted the lead at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Hungary narrowed the gap in the final frame but could not rescue the game. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) had 12 points for the winners. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) replied with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Hungary.

Slovenia - Holland 73-54
Slovenia got back to winning ways in Celje. The hosts outgunned Netherlands to take 3-1 record in Group F. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) tossed in 15 points to lead the winners. Slovenia recorded a 40:13 halftime lead. Netherlands narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the loss at the end. Larisa Ocvirk (185-SF-97) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Evi Dekker (173-SG-98) responded with 13 points for Netherlands.

Belgium - Czech Republic 53-62
Czech Republic toppled Belgium to improve at 3-1 record in Group F. Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) netted 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Czech team. Czech Republic accumulated a 32:18 halftime lead. The gap grew at 22-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) delivered 9 points in the victory. Yelena Mense (180-PF-97) responded with 11 points for Belgium.

Group G
Serbia - Lithuania 66-70
Lithuania recorded the second straight win in classification round Group G. They outgunned Serbia behind 16 points from Agne Bobinaite. Lithuania ensured a 36:30 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Serbia cut the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) and Martyna Petrenaite (177-SF-98) had 12 points each in the win. Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) answered with 24 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for Serbia.

Estonia - Poland 39-75
Poland improved at 2-0 record in Group G. They dropped Estonia in Celje today. Zuzanna Puc (182-PF-97) came up with 14 points for the winners. Poland registered a 35:24 halftime lead. Poland used a strong 25:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Klaudia Budkiewicz (167-PG-97) posted 11 points in the victory. Helena Saar (180-F-97) responded with 10 points for Estonia.


Start of Second Stage in Celje - Aug 4, 2015

Group E
Russia - Italy 64-53
Russia got to the winning start of the Second Stage. They held off Italy for 2-1 record in Group E. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) posted 22 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a 35:22 halftime lead. Italy narrowed the distance at 4-point mark at the final intermission. Russia held the Azzurri to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and sailed to the victory. Olga Frolkina (180-F-97) accounted for 9 points for the winners. Jasmine Keys responded with 16 points and 16 rebounds for Italy.

Portugal - France 44-50
France earned the first victory in Group E. They edged Portugal for 3-0 record. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (187-C-98) produced 14 points for the winners. France recorded a 31:17 halftime lead. Portugal narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) tossed in 12 points and collected 11 rebounds for Les Bleues. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) responded with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Portugal.

Spain - Israel 83-52
Spain coasted past Israel for the opening victory at the Second Stage. Ainhoa Lopez (180-SG-97) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Spain accumulated a 41:33 halftime lead. Spain unloaded 32 points in the third term and rallied to the comfortable victory. Laia Raventos (171-PG-97) had 13 points in the win. Yuli Grossman (171-PG-97) responded with 16 points for Israel.

Group F
Croatia - Belgium 51-55
Belgium outscored Croatia to improve at 1-2 record in Group F. Sofia Ouahabi (165-G-97) posted 14 points to pace the winners. Croatia eked out a 17:13 lead after the opening frame. But Belgium erased the deficit in the next two periods. They tied things up at 44 heading into the fourth quarter. Belgium held Croatia to just 7 points in the final period and got away with the victory. Eline Maesschalck (177-G/F-97) and Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) had 12 points each in the win. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) answered with 17 points for Croatia.

Czech Republic - Slovenia 62-58
Czech Republic upset hosting Slovenia at the start of the Second Stage. Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Czech team. Czech Republic jumped to a 21:15 lead after the opening frame. Slovenia pulled ahead for a 34:33 halftime lead. But Czech Republic held the hosts to just 24 points in the second half and got away with the victory. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) netted 13 points in the win. Althea Gwashavanhu (188-C-97) replied with 15 points for Slovenia.

Holland - Hungary 53-46
Netherlands tipped off the Second Stage campaign with victory. The Dutch team overcame Hungary to take 1-1 record in Group F. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) posted 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Hungary recorded a 14:6 lead after ten minutes. Netherlands tied things up at 37 at the final intermission. They followed with a 16:9 rally in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) had 15 points in the win. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Hungary.

Group G
Lithuania - Estonia 67-44
Lithuania recorded the first victory in classification round Group G. Agne Bobinaite (180-PG-97) provided 22 points as Lithuanai edged Estonia. Lithuania recorded a 32:23 halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 17-point mark at the final break. Lithuania stayed in charge throughout the final frame and coasted to the win. Brigita Gudelionyte (180-F-98) had 14 points for the winners. Ege-Ly Viirmaa (169-PG-98) answered with 15 points for Estonia.

Poland - Serbia 64-56
Poland edged Serbia to get to the winning start of Group G campaign. Julia Niemojewska (168-PG-98) and Zuzanna Puc (182-PF-97) came up with 13 points each for the winners. Poland registered a 32:28 halftime lead. They followed with a 21:7 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) answered with 17 points for Serbia.


Recap of Day 3 in Celje - Aug 2, 2015

Group A
Israel - France 31-56
France finished the preliminary round undefeated. They stormed past Israel to gain 3-0 record atop of Group A. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) and Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) had 13 points each for the winners. France built a 29:11 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Noga Pelc (169-SG-98) answered with 8 points for Israel.

Italy - Lithuania 85-65
Italy edged Lithuania to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Rachele Porcu (165-PG-97) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winners. Lithuania accounted for a 25:18 lead after ten minutes. But Italy used a 22:12 run in the second term to take a 40:37 halftime lead. Italy went on a 29:13 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Elisa Policari (183-G-97) had 13 points for the winners. Martyna Petrenaite (177-SF-98) responded with 11 points and 13 rebounds for Lithuania.

Group B
Poland - Russia 37-85
Russia coasted past Poland to take 2-1 record in Group B. Yulia Kozik (176-PG-97) stepped up with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Russia. They jumped to a comfortable 45:16 halftime lead. Russia stayed in charge throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98) responded with 9 points for Poland.

Spain - Portugal 66-61 OT
Spain used an overtime to tame Portugal for the third straight win in Group B. Spain entered the fourth quarter up by five points but Portugal replied with an 18:13 run to force overtime. Spain went on a 14:9 rally in the extra period and sealed the victory. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) had 22 points for the winners. Maria Conde (184-F-97) had 18 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Maianca Umabano (174-F-97) responded with 23 points for Portugal.

Group C
Slovenia - Belgium 68-59
Slovenia overcame Belgium to post the third consecutive victory in Celje. The hosts recorded a 23:10 lead after ten minutes. Belgium pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. However Slovenia sparked a 17:11 run in the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) delivered 22 points for Slovenia. Alma Potocnik (173-PG-97) had 12 points for the winners. Elina Maesschalck tossed in 13 points in the loss.

Hungary - Serbia 77-56
Hungary knocked down Serbia for the second victory in Group C. Virga Weningen provided 17 points to lead the effort. Hungary claimed a 37:27 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 18-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) delivered 13 points for Hungary. Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97, agency: Beo Basket) and Jovana Nogic (181-G-97) answered with 11 points apiece for Serbia.

Group D
Estonia - Croatia 49-64
Croatia outgunned Estonia to finish on top of the ladder in Group D. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) and Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) chipped in 17 points each for the winners. Croatia recorded a 35:25 halftime lead. They extended the lead in the third term. Croatia entered the final period up by 13 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Tihana Stojsavljevic had 14 points for the winners. Mariann Adelbert (189-C-98) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Estonia.

Czech Republic - Holland 60-55
Czech Republic accumulated the second win in Group D. They held off Netherlands for 2-1 record. Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) accounted for 17 points and 15 rebounds for Czech Republic. They established a comfortable 42:22 halftime lead. Netherlands went on a determined comeback surge in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) notched 16 points and 9 rebounds for Czech Republic. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) responded with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Netherlands.


Recap of Day 2 in Celje - Jul 31, 2015

Group A
France - Lithuania 70-48
France recorded the second consecutive victory in Group A. They dropped Lithuania to stay undefeated. Lisa Berkani posted 16 points for the winners. Les Bleues registered a 30:22 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. France stayed in charge throughout the fourth period and cruised to the win. Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) accounted for 15 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Laura Juskaite (186-PF-97) replied with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Lithuania.

Israel - Italy 55-90
Italy knocked down Israel to gain 1-1 record in Group A. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) posted 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Italy recorded a 48:25 halftime lead. The Azzurri maintained the lead throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Elisa Policari (183-G-97) netted 15 points in the win. Amit Tulman (164-PG-97) and Yarden Danan (177-SG-97) responded with 13 points each for Israel.

Group B
Poland - Spain 46-50 OT
Spain claimed the second straight victory in Celje. They overcame Poland in overtime to remain perfect in Group B. Maria Conde (184-F-97) scored 14 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Spain accumulated a 29:22 halftime lead. But Poland held their opponents to just 13 points in the second half to send the game into overtime. Spain reacted with an 8:4 rally in the extra period and sealed the victory. Laia Raventos (171-PG-97) delivered 10 points for the winners. Klaudia Niedzwiedzka (182-PF-98) responded with 12 points for Poland.

Russia - Portugal 83-71
Russia secured the opening victory in Celje. They rallied past Portugal in Group B. Olga Frolkina (180-F-97) came off the bench to finish with 24 points for the winners. Portugal accounted for a 40:37 halftime lead. They secured a 4-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Russia ignited a 32:16 rally in the final frame to snatch the victory. Svetlana Gorshkova (176-F-97) had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Russia. Carolina Bernardeco replied with 28 points for Portugal.

Group C
Slovenia - Hungary 71-50
Slovenia beat Hungary for the second straight victory in Group C. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) stepped up with 25 points to lead the winners. Hungary enjoyed a narrow 32:31 halftime lead. But the hosts went on a massive 40:18 second half run to seal the victory. Larisa Ocvirk (185-SF-97) provided 10 points in the win. Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Hungary.

Belgium - Serbia 50-46
Belgium outgunned Serbia for 1-1 record in Group C. Serena-Lynn Geldof (195-C-97) recorded 13 points for the winners. Belgium accumulated a 27:20 halftime lead. Serbia narrowed the distance in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Fauva Bastiaenssen netted 9 points in the win. Aleksandra Katanic (172-PG-97, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 11 points for Serbia.

Group D
Croatia - Holland 67-69 OT
Netherlands used overtime to nip Croatia for the second win in a row in Group D. Laura Westerik (170-G-98) sank 18 points and collected 7 rebounds for the winners. Croatia enjoyed a 9-point lead at the third break. But Netherlands responded with a 22:13 run in the fourth frame to force overtime. Netherlands knocked down 9 points in the extra period to celebrate victory. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Croatia.

Estonia - Czech Republic 29-76
Czech Republic drubbed Estonia for 1-1 record in Group D. Michaela Krejzova (178-F-98) notched 21 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic secured a 41:18 halftime lead. The Czech team kept Estonia at bay throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Julia Reisingerova (194-C-98) had 17 points in the win. Kadri Uiga (183-F-97) replied with 9 points for Estonia.


Recap of Day 1 in Celje - Jul 30, 2015

Group A
Lithuania - Israel 58-79
Israel outgunned Lithuania at the start of the European Championship for both teams. Yael Galili (175-SG-97) came up with 23 points to lead the winners. Israel built a 31:27 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Israel unleashed 27 points in the fourth term and rolled to the win. Eden Rotberg (167-G-98) provided 15 points in the victory. Agne Bobinaite (180-PG-97) answered with 12 points and 13 rebounds for Lithuania.

Italy - France 51-65
Alexia Chartereau (189-C-98) stepped up with 15 points as France rolled past Italy in the opener. France accumulated a 30:19 halftime lead. France went on a 20:13 run in the fourth quarter and ensured the winning outcome. Lisa Berkani (173-SG-97) had 12 points for the winners. Giulia Ciavarella (181-PF-97) responded with 16 points for Italy.

Group B
Spain - Russia 70-63
Spain overcame a massive 19-point halftime deficit to tame Russia in the opening game in Group B. Angela Salvadores (178-G-97) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Russia jumped to what seemed a comfortable 39:20 halftime lead. But Spain turned the tables in the third term. They went on a 30:10 run in the third term to spur ahead. Spain followed with a 20:14 rally in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Maria Conde (184-F-97) netted 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Spain. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) responded with 21 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for Russia.

Portugal - Poland 60-38
Portugal overwhelmed Poland in the opener in Celje. Carolina Goncalves (173-F-97) tallied 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Portugal piled up a 30:21 halftime lead. Portugal held their opponents to just 17 points in the second half and coasted to the win. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) netted 15 points and collected 11 rebounds for the winners. Zuzanna Puc (182-PF-97) answered with 12 points and 15 rebounds for Poland.

Group C
Hungary - Belgium 57-56
Hungary eked out a tough one-point victory over Belgium in the opening game of the championship for both teams. Nina Aho (174-PG-97) stepped up with 13 points to lead the winners. Belgium entered the fourth quarter up by one point 46:45. But Hungary held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth period and raced to the win. Virag Kiss (192-C-98) tallied 11 points and 18 rebounds for Hungary. Maesschack and Sofia Ouahabi (165-G-97) replied with 15 points apiece for Belgium.

Serbia - Slovenia 56-72
Slovenia topped Serbia in the opener. Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) came up with 26 points to lead the hosts to the win. Slovenia registered a 45:36 halftime lead. Slovenia held their opponents to just 20 points in the second half and breezed to the victory. Alma Potocnik (173-PG-97) had 13 points in the win. Snezana Bogicevic (177-PG-97) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Serbia.

Group D
Holland - Estonia 66-37
Netherlands fired past Estonia for the opening victory in Group D. Asa Kantebeen (175-SG-97) stepped up with 14 points for the Dutch team. Netherlands built a 30:18 halftime lead. Netherlands went on a 22:7 rally in the third term and cleared off for good. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) had 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Mariann Adelbert (189-C-98) responded with 8 points for Estonia.

Czech Republic - Croatia 66-78
Croatia beat Czech Republic as Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) scored 29 points. Croatia recorded a 37:36 halftime lead. Croatia boosted the gap at 5-point mark at the final intermission. They nailed 25 points in the fourth quarter and rolled to the win. Ivana Dojkic (180-SG-97) provided 15 points for Croatia. Petra Holesinska (167-G-97) replied with 21 points for Czech Republic.




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