garia - Romania 82-87 OT Romania had to work very hard to beat Bulgaria in Day Seven of U20 EuroBasket Division B in Klatovy. It was a 87-82 OT win for Romania, who jumped to 4-3 record. At the other side, Bulgaria dropped to 0-6. Bulgaria was up by 11 at the halftime, but Romania improved after the breather and later made 12-7 in OT to take the victory in this meeting. Gabriela Cursaru (169-PG-92) shined for the winners with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) with 19 points and 5 rebs, while Sonia Ursu (175-SG-93) added 16 pts, 8 rebs and 5 assists. In defeat, Gabriela Kostova (192-C-94) was better than the others with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Iva Kostova (178-SG-94) had 16 points and 9 rebs, while Mariya Svetoslavova (179-F/G-93) stopped to 13 pts. Romania will have a dayoff today. Bulgaria will meet Switzerland.
Hungary - Germany 71-76 Hungary faced with its first loss at U20 EuroBasket Division B in Klatovy. Germany defeated them 76-71 in Day Seven of the competition. Despite this loss, Hungary stays on top with 5-1 record, together with Greece. Germany improved its score to 4-2 and drastically increased its chances to win the promotion for Division A. They share third place with host Czech Republic. Finja Schaake (179-F-92) scored 19 points in victory and Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) netted 16 points. Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92, college: Gonzaga) was a key player in Germany with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists (valuation 30, MVP). Hungary got 25 points and 8 rebs from Lilla Adamecz (181-F-92). Krisztina Velkey (180-G/F-92) followed her with 15 points and 8 assists. Quarters: 17-22, 22-19, 12-15, 20-20. In the next game, Hungary will meet Greece and winner will most likely take the gold medal at this event. Germany will play against Czech Republic in another very important game.
Czech Republic - Switzerland 71-42 Czech Republic jumped to 4-2 record in Klatovy. They blasted Switzerland in Day Seven of U20 EuroBasket Division B sharing the third place with Germany. At the other side, Switzerland dropped to 1-5. Czech Republic took control on its rival from the very beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 29-14, 11-10, 12-6, 19-12. Dominika Pohunkova (176-G-94) was their best player with 20 points. Barbora Kasparkova (181-F/C-92) had 13 points and 10 rebs, while Pamela-Therese Effangova (175-SF-93) added 8 pts. In defeat, Melissa Favre (184-PF-92) collected 8 points and 5 rebs. Nadege Clement (184-C-93) (6 rebs) and Ljubica Cutunic (186-SF-94) (5 rebs) netted 6 points each. Czech Republic will meet Germany today and it will be a very important game for both teams. Switzerland will take on Bulgaria.
Israel - Greece 72-63 Israel surprised Greece in Day Seven of U20 EuroBasket Division B in Klatovy. Israel celebrated 72-63 win improving its record to 2-5 at this event. At the other side, it was the first loss for Greece, who has 5-1 record now. However, Hungary also failed on Friday so these two teams still stay on top together. Israel shined after the breather to secure the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 17-15, 16-23, 23-10, 16-15. Bar Gilinski (185-PF-92) had impressive game with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Orian Amsalem (178-G-92) had 15 points and 5 rebs, while Thea Lemberger (175-G-92) helped Israel with 11 points and 8 boards. In Greece, Artemis Spanou (184-F-93) exploded with 32 points and 17 rebs (valuation 39, MVP!). However, the second scorer in Greece was Anna Stamolamprou (171-PG-95) with just 10 pts. In the next game Israel will meet Belgium. Greece will play against Hungary and it will most likely be crucial game for the gold medal in Klatovy.
Best Player: Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) of Italy Best Guard: Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) of Belgium Best Forward: Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) of Italy Best Center: Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) of Russia 1st Team PG: Julie Allemand (173-PG-96) of Belgium G: Laura Quevedo (185-G-96) of Spain F: Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) of Serbia F: Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) of Italy F/C: Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) of Russia 2nd Team PG: Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (5'8''-PG-96) of Greece G: Laur [read more]
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Best Player: Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Slovenia Best Guard: Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Slovenia Best Forward: Laura Juskaite (187-PF-97) of Lithuania Best Center: Daugile Sarauskaite (196-C-96) of Lithuania 1st Team G: Petra Holesinska (175-G-97) of Czech Rep. SG: Annamaria Prezelj (177-SG-97) of Slovenia SF: Debora Dubei (181-SF-97) of Hungary PF: Laura Juskaite (187-PF-97) of Lithuania C: Daugile Sarauskaite (196-C-96) of Lithuania 2nd Team PG: Anastasiya Sushchyk... [read more]
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FINAL Spain - Italy 71-69 Spain earned the title in Matosinhos. They nipped Italy in the exciting Final clash tonight. Maria Conde (185-F-97) and Helena Orts (188-F-96) came up with 20 points each to lead the champions. Spain entered the game firing on all cylinders. They grabbed a 26:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Spain held the Azzurri to just 12 points in the second term to take a 44:26 halftime lead. Italy however turned the tables in the second half. They pulled within 12 poin... [read more]
Spain - Italy 71-69 Spain earned the title in Matosinhos. They nipped Italy in the exciting Final clash tonight. Maria Conde (185-F-97) and Helena Orts (188-F-96) came up with 20 points each to lead the champions. Spain entered the game firing on all cylinders. They grabbed a 26:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Spain held the Azzurri to just 12 points in the second term to take a 44:26 halftime lead. Italy however turned the tables in the second half. They pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. Italy got as close as two points with just under two minutes remaining in regulation. Pan dragged Italy within one point with 49 seconds to go. Laia Flores (170-PG-96) sank two free throws but Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) drained a three-pointer to level things up at 69. But Laia Flores came up with a decisive offensive rebound and got fouled on her late attempt. She calmly sank two free throws and sealed the title for Spain. Flores produced 9 points for the winners. Zandalisini responded with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Italy. Francesca Pan (180-SG-97) had 14 points in the loss.
Serbia - Russia 72-78 Russia clinched the Bronze medals in Matosinhos. They nipped Serbia in the consolation final tonight. Raisa Musina (191-F/C-98) was unstoppable with 29 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Serbia eked out a 34:32 halftime lead. Russia spurred ahead in the third term. They established a 56:52 lead at the final intermission. Russia sank 22 points in the fourth term and held on for the victory. Ksenia Levchenko (167-PG-96) posted 14 points for the win. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) came up with 16 points and 17 caroms for Serbia.
Belgium - France 70-69 Belgium nipped France to earn the fifth position at the tournament. Julie Allemand (173-PG-96, agency: LBM Management) produced 18 points to lead the winners. Belgium accounted for a 32:25 halftime lead. France cut the distance at 2-point mark heading into the fourth frame. France unleashed 25 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Heleen Nauwelaers (180-F-96) connected for 16 points in the victory. Louise Dambach (175-SG-96) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds for France.
Poland - Latvia 67-72 OT Latvia occupied the seventh position at the championship. They overcame Poland in overtime on the final day of action in Matosinhos. Sindija Kudule (165-PG-97) accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds for Latvia. Poland rallied to a 29:18 halftime advantage. But Latvia turned the tables in the second half. They denied the deficit and tied things up at 62 at the end of regulation. Latvia poured in 10 points in the extra period to snatch the win. Paula Strautmane (183-F-97) finished with 15 points for the winners. Monika Radomska (178-G/F-96) responded with 14 points for Poland.
Holland - Portugal 66-61 Netherlands held off Portugal to earn the ninth place at the tournament. Emese Hof (190-F-96) came up with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the Dutch team. Portugal eked out a 31:30 halftime lead. But Netherlands went on a 24:16 run in the third term to take a 7-point advantage at the final break. Portugal narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but came up short of victory. Laura Cornelius (173-G-96) chipped in 10 points for the winners. Carolina Goncalves (173-F-97) responded with 15 points for Portugal.
Sweden - Bosnia 61-80 Bosnia stormed past Sweden on the final day of the championship. Melisa Brcaninovic (185-PF-99, agency: BeoBasket) posted 40 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners at the 11th-place finish. Bosnia used a 29:10 run in the second frame to open a 15-point halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half to coast to the win. Andjela Delic (184-G-96, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Linnea Rosendal responded with 16 points for Sweden.
Greece - Turkey 65-67 OT Turkey used overtime to outscore Greece and finished in the 13th position at the championship. Serife Onar (167-PG-96) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Greece jumped to a 38:23 halftime lead. But Turkey went on a strong rally in the second half to even things up at the end of regulation. Turkey held their opponents to just 4 points in the extra period to ice the win. Meltem Yildizhan (186-PF-99) had 14 points for the Turkish team. Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (173-PG-96) responded with 10 points for Greece.
Germany - Slovakia 37-52 Slovakia finished at the 15th position in Matosinhos. They rolled past Germany in the final game. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) netted 15 points for the winning side. Slovakia recorded a 28:17 halftime lead. They held their opponents to just 20 points in the second half to rally to the win. Lucia Kelcikova (176-SG-96) delivered 11 points for the winners. Emma Stach (175-G-96) responded with 10 points for Germany.
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