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European Championships U20 Final Standings
 1. Spain
 2. France
 3. Holland
 4. Russia
 5. Italy
 6. Portugal
 7. Poland
 8. Slovakia
 9. Turkey
 10. Serbia
 11. Belgium
 12. Latvia
 13. Germany
 14. Hungary
 15. Czech Rep.
 16. Ukraine
Points Per Game
 Hind BEN ABDELKADER
  BEL
  (172-PG-95)
  Avg: 22
 1. Ben Abdelkad., BEL22.0 
 2. Crvendakic, SRB18.0 
 3. Stankovic, SRB16.3 
 4. Ferreira, POR15.0 
 5. Hof, NED14.2 
 6. Stankiewicz, POL13.6 
 7. Nagy, HUN12.8 
 8. Romero, ESP12.8 
 9. Gaye, FRA12.2 
 10. Gulcan, TUR12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tetyana ANTONYUK
  UKR
  (187-F/C-95)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Antonyuk, UKR12.4 
 2. Stankovic, SRB10.3 
 3. Degbeon, GER9.6 
 4. Ferreira, POR8.3 
 5. Slim, NED8.3 
 6. Senyurek, TUR8.0 
 7. Stach, GER7.6 
 8. Grzesinski, BEL7.4 
 9. Kostourkova, BUL7.2 
 10. Hof, NED7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Leticia ROMERO
  ESP
  (173-G-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Romero, ESP4.0 
 2. Soeiro, POR3.9 
 3. Naczk, POL3.9 
 4. Akbas, TUR3.8 
 5. Mandic, SRB3.7 
 6. Komarova, RUS3.2 
 7. Johannes, FRA3.1 
 8. Cornelius, NED3.0 
 9. Stach, GER2.9 
 10. Kudule, LAT2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Leticia ROMERO
  ESP
  (173-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Romero, ESP2.0 
 2. Kacerik, ITA2.0 
 3. Crvendakic, SRB2.0 
 4. Akbas, TUR1.9 
 5. Erat, TUR1.8 
 6. Johannes, FRA1.7 
 7. Nagy, HUN1.7 
 8. Trimboli, ITA1.6 
 9. Stankovic, SRB1.6 
 10. Dudasova, SVK1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragana STANKOVIC
  SRB
  (195-C-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stankovic, SRB3.6 
 2. Shchetina, RUS2.1 
 3. Strautmane, LAT1.9 
 4. Remenarova, SVK1.6 
 5. Hof, NED1.4 
 6. Yatskovets, UKR1.2 
 7. Degbeon, GER1.1 
 8. Lo Sylla, ESP1.0 
 9. Szajtauer, POL0.9 
 10. Fridenberga, LAT0.8 
European Championships U20 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. France 5-0 
 2. Russia 3-2 
 3. Slovakia 3-2 
 4. Poland 2-3 
 5. Latvia 2-3 
 6. Germany 0-5 
Group F
 1. Spain 5-0 
 2. Holland 3-2 
 3. Portugal 2-3 
 4. Italy 2-3 
 5. Belgium 2-3 
 6. Hungary 1-4 
Group G (Places 13-16)
 1. Serbia 3-0 
 2. Turkey 2-1 
 3. Czech Rep. 1-2 
 4. Ukraine 0-3 
European Championships U20 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Russia 3-0 
 2. Poland 2-1 
 3. Germany 1-2 
 4. Serbia 0-3 
Group B
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Slovakia 2-1 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. Turkey 0-3 
Group C
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Italy 2-1 
 3. Hungary 1-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 0-3 
Group D
 1. Belgium 2-1 
 2. Holland 2-1 
 3. Portugal 2-1 
 4. Ukraine 0-3 


Spain conquer the title in Lanzarote (Photo: FIBA)

Starting five
#s#
Marina Lizarazu
Lizarazu
Leticia Romero
Romero
Nogaye Lo Sylla
Lo Sylla
Laura Quevedo
Quevedo
Helena Orts
Orts
#e#5
4Laia Flores 170-PG-96 S.Florida USA
5Yaiza Rodriguez 165-SG-95 Boise St. USA
6Carolina Esparcia 178-SF-95 Mann Filter Spain
7Maria Arrojo 188-F-95 Mann Filter Spain
8Marta Canella 178-G-95 Celta Selmark Spain
9Marina Lizarazu 173-G-95 Iona USA
10Leticia Romero 173-G-95 Florida St. USA
11Nogaye Lo Sylla 192-C-96 Mann Filter Spain
12Laura Quevedo 185-G-96 Bembibre Spain
13Helena Orts 188-F-96 Fairfield USA
14Judith Sole 190-C-95 Robert Morris USA
15Sara Zaragoza 193-C-96 Portland USA


Jose Ignacio Hernandez Head Coach Wisla Krakow Poland

Miguel Angel Ortega Assistant Girona Spain


Spain conquer the title in Lanzarote - Jul 13, 2015

FINAL
France - Spain 47-66
Spain breezed past France to earn the title in Lanzarote. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) finished with 22 points to pace teh winners. Spain therefore claimed the fourth Gold medals in the last five editions of the championship. Spain dominated from start to finish in the title game. They recorded a 17:8 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 13-point mark at the interval 33:20. France cut the distance at 12-point mark at the final break. But Spain reacted with a 17:10 rally in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Laura Quevedo (185-G-96, college: Miami, FL) delivered 12 points for the winners. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) responded with 14 points for France.
3-4 Place
Holland - Russia 63-51
Netherlands stepped onto the pedestal in Lanzarote. They beat Russia to earn the Bronze medals at the championship. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) posted 22 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Russia eked out a 20:18 lead after the opening quarter. But Netherlands bounced back with a 15:6 run in the second frame to take a 33:26 halftime lead. Netherlands went on a 19:14 rally in the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory. Isabella Slim (183-F-95) delivered 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Dutch team. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) and Polina Fedorova (188-PF-95) responded with 14 points each for Russia.

5-6 Place
Italy - Portugal 83-71
Italy secured the fifth overall position at the championship. They rallied past Portugal in the final game. Stefania Trimboli (178-G-96) came off the bench to deliver 17 points for the Azzurri. Portugal grabbed a 17:7 lead after the opening quarter. But Italy denied the deficit and spurred ahead for a 35:31 halftime lead. They followed with a 28:14 rally in the third term to build an 18-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Portugal dropped 26 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) had 19 points for the winners. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) responded with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Portugal.

7-8 Place
Slovakia - Poland 57-67
Poland upset Slovak Republic to earn the seventh overall position at the tournament. Aleksandra Wajler (185-F-95, agency: Promotex) stepped up with 23 points for the winners. Poland piled up a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. They outscored their opponents in the next three periods and rolled to the victory. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) and Magdalena Szajtauer (190-F/C-95) netted 12 points each for Poland. Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) responded with 17 points for Slovak Republic.

9-10 Place
Serbia - Turkey 49-70
Turkey earned the ninth overall position at the tournament. They edged Serbia in the final game in Lanzarote. Busra Akbas (174-PG-95) and Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) delivered 15 points each for the winning side. Turkey accumulated a 34:31 halftime lead. They went on a 19:9 run in the third term to boost the gap. Turkey held Serbia to 9 points in the fourth period and raced to the victory. Kubra Erat (169-G-95) netted 13 points in the win. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) answered with 16 points for Serbia.
11-12 Place
Belgium - Latvia 57-55
Belgium snatched a narrow win over Latvia on the final day of the championship. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) came up with another pivotal performance for Belgium scoring 30 points and leading her team to the 11th overall position. Latvia enjoyed a 21:13 lead after tne minutes. They extended the lead to 10 points heading into the fourth quarter. But Belgium capped the regulation on an 18:6 run to snatch a tough victory. Axelle Bernard (190-F/C-95) had 10 points in the victory. Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Latvia.

13-14 Place
Germany - Hungary 53-51
Germany nipped Hungary to finish in the 13th position in Lanzarote and therefore secure their Division A birth for the next season. Alina Hartmann (183-G-95) and Paulina Koerner (176-PG-96) accounted for 14 points each to pace the winners. Hungary accounted for a 16:10 lead after ten minutes. But Germany responded with an 18:4 rally in the second term to spur ahead. They accumulated a 9-point lead before the fourth term. Hungary narrowed the distance in the final period but Germany hung on to avoid the defeat. Palma Kaposi (185-PF-96) provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for Hungary as they got relegated into Division B.

15-16 Place
Ukraine - Czech Republic 66-96
Czech Republic sweetened the pill of Division B relegation with a comfortable victory over Ukraine in the final game of the championship. Eva Kopecka (171-SF-96) notched 17 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic led by just two points at the interval 35:33. However they used a massive 61:33 second half run to clear off for good. Anna Hruskova (178-SF-95) finished with 14 points for Czech Republic. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Ukraine.


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Awards 2015 - Jul 13, 2015

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team 2015
Marine Johannes
Johannes
Leticia Romero
Romero
Laura Quevedo
Quevedo
Emese Hof
Hof
Aby Gaye
Gaye

Best Player: Leticia Romero (5'8''-G-95) of
Spain
Best Guard: Leticia Romero (5'8''-G-95) of
Spain
Best Forward: Aby Gaye (195-C-95) of France
Best Center: Emese Hof (190-C-96) of Holland

1st Team
PG: Marine Johannes (174-PG-95) of France
G: Leticia Romero (5'8''-G-95) of Spain
G: Laura Quevedo (185-G-96) of Spain
C: Emese Hof (190-C-96) of Holland
C: Aby Gaye (195-C-95) of France

2nd Team
PG: Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95) of Belgium
SF: Noemie Rouault (182-SF-95) of Germany
F: Laura Ferreira (5'11''-F-95) of Portugal
F: Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) of Serbia
C: Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95) of Serbia

Honorable Mention
Alina Hartmann (6'0''-G-95) of Germany
Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96) of Spain
Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) of Slovakia
Isabella Slim (6'0''-F-95) of Holland
Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) of Turkey
Tetyana Antonyuk (187-F/C-95) of Ukraine
Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) of Latvia
Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) of Portugal



Spain and France to clash for title in Lanzarote - Jul 12, 2015

SEMIFINALS
Spain - Russia 76-50
Leticia Romero (173-G-95) posted 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as Spain marched past Russia into the Final. Spain dominated from start to finish in the semifinal clash. They built a massive 44:19 halftime advantage. They extended the gap at 27-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory in the fourth term. Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96) provided 13 points in the win. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) responded with 11 points for Russia.

France - Holland 81-72
France advanced into the Final in Lanzarote. They held off Netherlands in the first semifinal today. Elodie Naigre (182-F/C-95) posted 14 points to pace Les Bleues. France accounted for a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Netherlands cut the deficit in the second frame. They pulled within three points at the interval. Netherlands spurred ahead in the third term. They eked out a single-point lead at the final intermission. But France triggered a 26:16 rally in the fourth stanza and sealed the championship game birth. Marie Mane posted 13 points for the winners. Klaziena Guijt (178-SG-95) responded with 16 points for Netherlands. Emese Hof (190-C-96) had 13 points in the defeat.
5-8 Place
Poland - Portugal 37-49
Portugal will play for the fifth position at the championship. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) tallied 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead Portugal past Poland in the classification round. Portugal ensured a 24:18 halftime lead. They went on a 20:7 rally in the third term and iced the victory. Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) chipped in 8 points for the winning side. Julia Drop (175-G-95) replied with 8 points for Poland.

Italy - Slovakia 78-68
Italy withstood a late surge from Slovak Republic and earned victory in the classification round. Maria Barberis (178-SF-95) accounted for 15 points to pace the Azzurri. Italy accounted for a 44:26 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 27 points at the final break. Slovak Republic fired 28 points in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) tossed in 13 points for the winners. Lucia Hadacova (190-F/C-95) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds for Slovak Republic.

9-12 Place
Latvia - Turkey 44-79
Turkey cruised past Latvia in the classification round in Lanzarote. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) and Tilbe Senyurek (190-C-95, agency: 1x1 Sports) provided 14 points each to pace the winners. Turkey accounted for a 42:24 halftime lead. They held Latvia to just 4 points in the third term to open a comfortable 31-point lead before the fourth quarter. Turkey never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Melis Gulcan (186-SF-96, agency: 1x1 Sports) and Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97) netted 10 points each for the winners. Sigita Dzarcane (182-F-95) responded with 10 points for Latvia.

Belgium - Serbia 56-64
Serbia outgunned Belgium in the classification round clash. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) posted 21 points and 8 rebounds for Serbia. Belgium built a 16:13 lead after ten minutes. But Serbia responded with a 21:10 run in the second term to take a 34:26 halftime lead. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second half as Serbia rolled to the win. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds for Serbia. Hind Ben Abdelkader answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Belgium.
13-16 Place
Czech Republic - Hungary 72-76 OT
Hungary survived overtime thriller to tame Czech Republic in the classification round. Hungary therefore ensured Division A place for the next season sending Czech Republic into Division B. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Hungary. Czech Republic built a 35:28 halftime lead. But Hungary used a 19:12 rally in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Hungary unloaded 14 points in the extra period and sealed the crucial win. Vivien Borondy (175-G-95) produced 14 points in the victory. Eliska Mircova (178-PG-96) responded with 17 points for Czech Republic.

Ukraine - Germany 49-62
Germany outgunned Ukraine and stepped closer to retaining Division A place for the next season. Alina Hartmann (183-G-95) scored 19 points to pace the winners. Germany accumulated a 33:23 halftime lead. Germany kept Ukraine at bay throughout the second half and clinched the victory. Julia Heck (182-F/C-95) scored 10 points for the winners. Nadia Teleshyk (173-G-95) responded with 13 points for Ukraine as they got relegated into Division B.


Russia, Spain, Netherlands and France advance into semifinals - Jul 11, 2015

Quarterfinals
Russia - Portugal 68-56
Russia prevailed against Portugal to reach the semifinal stage in Lanzarote. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 12 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Russia grabbed a 29:22 halftime lead. Portugal cut the distance in the third term. They eventually pulled ahead to enjoy a one-point lead at the final break. But Russia dropped 27 points in the fourth quarter and snatched the victory. Anna Shchetina (195-C-95) and Adelina Abayburova (186-F-95) accounted for 11 points apiece for Russia. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Portugal.

Spain - Poland 71-52
Spain cruised past Poland en route to the semifinal birth. Laura Quevedo (185-G-96, college: Miami, FL) finished with 16 points to pace the winners. Spain accounted for an 18:6 lead after ten minutes. Poland however refused to give in so early. They bounced back with a 22:11 run in the second term to narrow the gap. But Spain were back in control in the third term. They fired 20 points to stretch the lead. Spain followed with a 22:9 surge in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) and Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96) added 15 points each for Spain. Amalia Rembiszewska (191-F-96) replied with 13 points for Poland.

Holland - Slovakia 64-55
Netherlands saw off Slovak Republic to reach the semifinal stage at the championship. Emese Hof (190-C-96) stepped up with 20 points and 10 boards for the Dutch team. Netherlands accumulated a 35:25 halftime lead. Slovak Republic pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. But Netherlands held their opponents to 14 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) replied with 14 points for Slovak Republic.

France - Italy 61-55
France became the first semifinalists in Lanzarote. They overcame Italy in the quarterfinal clash. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) stepped up with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Italy eked out a 19:17 lead after the opening quarter. France however bounced back in the second term. They spurred ahead to secure a 33:30 halftime lead. France stretched the gap at 8-point mark heading into the fourth term. Italy could not recover in the final stanza and had to surrender at the end. Marine Johannes (174-PG-95, agency: Comsport) and Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) tossed in 8 points each in the win. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) responded with 20 points for Italy.
9-16 Place
Latvia - Czech Republic 74-63
Latvia overwhelmed Czech Republic to make sure they avoid relegation to Division B this year. Sindija Kudule (165-PG-97) scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace Latvia to the most crucial victory at the tournament. Czech Republic gained an 18:14 lead after the opening quarter. But Latvia denied the deficit in the second term. Czech Republic regained the lead in the third period but not for long. Latvia responded with a 23:8 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds for Latvia. Mariana Opocenska (188-PF-95) responded with 15 points for Czech Republic.

Hungary - Turkey 59-68
Turkey knocked down Hungary and secured Division A birth for the next year. Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) provided 21 points and 9 boards for the winners. Hungary dominated in the first half. They recorded a 37:33 halftime lead. But Turkey turned things around in the second half. They went on a massive 45:22 rally after the big break and secured the winning outcome. Melis Gulcan (186-SF-96, agency: 1x1 Sports) provided 13 points and 7 assists for Turkey. Dora Szabo (171-SG-95) and Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) responded with 12 points each for Hungary.

Germany - Serbia 53-63
Serbia avoided relegation as they knocked down Germany in the 9-16 place classification round. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) came up with 21 points and 12 rebounds to pace Serbia to a crucial win at the tournament. Serbia led by a single point at halftime 31:30. However they used a 20:6 run in the third term to accumulate a 15-point lead. Germany could not recover as Serbia breeze to the win in the final frame. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) added 12 points for the winners. Emma lina Stach (175-G-96) responded with 16 points for Germany.

Belgium - Ukraine 77-51
Belgium outgunned Ukraine and secured their Division A birth for the next season. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners. Belgium dominated from start to finish. They grabbed a 28:8 lead after ten minutes. Belgium kept Ukraine at distance throughout the reminder of the contest and rallied to the win. Heleen Nauwelaers (180-F-96) finished with 12 points for Belgium. Tetyana Antonyuk (187-F/C-95, agency: LBM Management) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds for Ukraine.


Quarterfinals are set in Lanzarote - Jul 9, 2015

Group E
Slovakia - Germany 60-47
Slovak Republic fired past Germany to finish third in Group E. Slovak Republic had to overcome a slow start. They trailed by three points at the interval 23:26. Slovak Republic knocked down 20 points in the third term and raced to a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Slovak Republic finished the game on a 17:10 run to seal the victory. Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) posted 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) provided 13 points for Slovak Republic. Ama Degbeon (188-PF-95) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Germany.

France - Russia 72-44
France cruised past Russia en route to the sixth straight victory in Lanzarote. Marine Johannes (174-PG-95, agency: Comsport) stepped up with 17 points to pace Les Bleues. Russia secured a 27:25 halftime lead. But France responded with a stunning 28:10 rally in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) and Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) provided 10 points each for France. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) responded with 15 points for Russia.

Poland - Latvia 68-51
Poland fired past Latvia to secure the playoff appearance. They finished fourth in Group E. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) stepped up with 30 points to pace the winners. Poland jumped to a 32:25 halftime lead. They narrowed the distance at 5-point mark at the final break. But Poland sank 25 points in the fourth term and iced the win. Julia Drop (175-G-95) accounted for 11 points for the winners. Paula Strautmane (184-F-97) and Arta Fridenberga (180-SF-95) responded with 13 and 12 points respectively in the loss.

Group F
Portugal - Spain 44-59
Spain earned the third victory at the Second Stage of the tournament downing Portugal. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) stepped up with 12 points for the winners. Portugal enjoyed a narrow 28:27 halftime lead. However Spain stiffened defensively in the second half. They held Portugal to just 16 points in the next two periods and raced to the win. Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96) and Laia Flores (170-PG-96) tossed in 9 points each for Spain. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds for Portugal.

Holland - Hungary 80-62
Netherlands fired past Hungary to earn the second position in Group F. Isabella Slim (183-F-95) stepped up with 15 points for the winners. Netherlands got to a flying start. They recorded a 25:7 lead after ten minutes. Hungary narrowed the gap at 9-point mark at the interval. But Netherlands unleashed 44 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Emese Hof (190-C-96) and Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) chipped in 14 points each for the Dutch team. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) answered wtih 15 points for Hungary.

Italy - Belgium 48-46
Italy snatched a tough victory over Belgium and clinched the fourth position in Group F standings. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) stepped up with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Azzurri. Belgium posted a 22:21 halftime lead. But Italy surged ahead to take a 2-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Italy held Belgium to just 11 points in the final period and hung on to earn a crucial victory. Elisa Penna (186-SF-95) delivered 12 points for Italy. Heleen Nauwelaers (180-F-96) responded with 15 points for Belgium.

Group G
Turkey - Serbia 49-59
Serbia secured the third straight victory in Group G. They overcame Turkey. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) posted 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Serbia registered a 31:24 halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 11-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Serbia maintained the advantage throughout the final period and coasted to the win. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds for Serbia. Busra Akbas (174-PG-95) responded with 16 points for Turkey.

Czech Republic - Ukraine 77-53
Czech Republic stormed past Ukraine for the first victory in Group G. Eva Kopecka (171-SF-96), Eliska Mircova (178-PG-96) and Eva Mouckova (160-SG-96) posted 12 points each for the winners. Czech Republic established a 38:19 halftime lead. The Czech team stretched the margin at 26-point lead at the final intermission and never looked back afterwards. Tetyana Antonyuk (187-F/C-95, agency: LBM Management) replied with 10 points and 19 rebounds for Ukraine.


Day 2 of Second Stage in Lanzarote - Jul 8, 2015

Group E
Russia - Slovakia 67-60
Russia bounced back from the loss a day before and rallied past Slovak Republic for 3-1 record in Group E. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) netted 16 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Russia accumulated a 31:24 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:12 run in the third term to clear off for good. Yana Degtyarskaya (182-F-95) accounted for 13 points in the win. Radka Stasova (168-G-97) responded with 27 points for Slovak Republic.

Poland - France 47-69
France stayed on the winning track in Lanzarote. They knocked down Poland for the fifth straight victory. Lysa Millavet (185-F/C-95) sank 15 points to pace Les Bleues. France accumulated a comfortable 38:23 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Margot Vidal-Geneve (165-G-95) and Elodie Naigre (182-F/C-95) tossed in 10 points each for the winners. Karolina Pobozy (186-PF-96) answered with 10 points for Poland.

Latvia - Germany 62-55
Latvia earned the second straight victory at the Second Stage of the tournament. They beat Germany to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) came up with 21 points and 12 rebounds to pace the winners. Latvia piled up a 30:21 halftime lead. Germany narrowed the gap at 5-point mark at the final break. But Latvia responded with a 22-point effort in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Paula Strautmane (184-F-97) finished with 9 points for the winners. Alina Hartmann (183-G-95) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Germany.

Group F
Belgium - Hungary 69-62
Belgium overcame Hungary to gain 2-2 record in the ladder. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) was pivotal for the winners with 27 points. Belgium built a 33:30 halftime lead. They kept Hungary at bay throughout the second half and marched to a vital victory at the end. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-PF-95) accounted for 11 points for Belgium. Laura Aldazabal answered with 13 points for Hungary.

Spain - Holland 63-49
Spain coasted past Netherlands en route to the second victory in Group F. Maria Arrojo (188-F-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports) finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Spain trailed by a single point at the first break. But they went on a strong rally in the next two periods to pull ahead. Spain held Netherlands to only 8 points in the final stanza and iced the victory. Helena Orts delivered 12 points for the winners. Emese Hof responded with 16 points for Netherlands.

Italy - Portugal 60-64
Portugal knocked down Italy to take 2-2 record in Group F. Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) recorded 17 points and 5 rebounds in the victory. Portugal got to a confident start. They registered a 36:26 halftime lead. Italy narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Maria Kostourkova (191-C-97) chipped in 15 points and collected 10 boards for Portugal. Elisa Penna (186-SF-95) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Italy.

Group G
Ukraine - Turkey 45-62
Turkey edged Ukraine to improve at 2-0 record in Group G. Sevgi Uzun (170-PG-97) and Busra Akbas (174-PG-95) posted 14 points each for the winners. Ukraine accounted for a 28:23 halftime lead. But Turkey reacted with a 23:8 run in the third period to register a 10-point lead at the final break. Turkey held their opponents to 9 points in the fourth period and marched to the win. Kubra Erat (169-G-95) produced 12 points for the winners. Vita Horobets (180-SG-96, agency: LBM Management) came up with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Ukraine.

Czech Republic - Serbia 82-86
Serbia posted the second straight win at the classification round. They outlasted Czech Republic for 2-0 record. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) stepped up with 32 points and 10 rebounds to lead Serbia. Czech Republic built a comfortable 28:13 lead after ten minutes of action. But Serbia turned things around in the next quarters. They pulled within a single point at the final break. Serbia then dropped 25 points in the fourth quarter to snatch the victory. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) netted 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Serbia. Eva Kopecka (171-SF-96) tossed in 18 points for Czech Republic. Eva Mouckova (160-SG-96) had 19 points in the loss.


The Start of Second Stage in Lanzarote - Jul 7, 2015

Group E
Slovakia - Poland 51-46
Slovak Republic held off Poland for 2-1 record in Group E. Nikola Dudasova (175-SG-95) recorded 19 points for the winning side. Slovak Republic built a 24:22 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. Slovak Republic ensured a 2-point lead heading into the fourth period. They held Poland to 14 points in the final frame and iced the victory. Miroslava Mistinova (182-F-97) netted 11 points for the winners. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) answered with 16 points for Poland.

Germany - France 35-65
France remained on the winning track in Lanzarote. They stormed past Germany for the opening win at the Second Stage of the tournament. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) stepped up with 16 points and 9 rebounds for Les Bleues. France held Germany to just 9 points in the first half to take a 37:9 halftime lead. France stayed in control throughout the second half and cruised to the victory. Marine Johannes (174-PG-95, agency: Comsport) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Anna Degbeon replied with 9 points for Germany.

Latvia - Russia 49-46
Latvia performed a furious comeback in the fourth quarter and stunned Russia at the start of the Second Stage. Paula Strautmane (184-F-97) posted 18 points to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a comfortable 24:17 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 11-point mark at the final intermission. However Latvia went on a stunning 17:3 run in the fourth quarter and snatched the victory. Vineta Birina (186-F/C-96) knocked down 10 points for the winners. Ksenia Kuzmina (200-C-95) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Russia.

Group F
Hungary - Portugal 46-41
Hungary raced past Portugal at the start of the Second Stage. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) and Agnes Dobos (189-C-96) stepped up with 12 points each to lead the winners. Portugal enjoyed a 26:23 halftime lead. But Hungary limited their opponents to just 15 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Palma Kaposi (185-PF-96) netted 6 points and grabbed 9 boards for the winners. Maria Kostourkova responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Portugal.

Holland - Italy 68-62
Netherlands victoriously opened their Second Stage campaign. They edged Italy in Group F. Emese Hof (190-C-96) and Isabella Slim (183-F-95) posted 15 points each to pace the Dutch team. Netherlands eked out a 23:21 lead after ten minutes. Italy tied things up at 33 at the interval. The teams were still even at 38 heading into the fourth quarter. Netherlands however fired 20 points in the final period and sealed the victory. Janiek van Veen (173-PG-95) finished with 13 points in the win. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) responded with 20 points for Italy. Elisa Penna (186-SF-95) netted 16 points in the loss.

Belgium - Spain 46-67
Spain stunned Belgium to open win count at the Second Stage of the championship. Nogaye Lo Sylla (192-C-96) accounted for 14 points for Spain. They accumulated a 14:10 lead after ten minutes. Spain held Belgium to just 8 points in the third term to open a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Spain sank 24 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for Spain. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) and Anneleen De Baets (157-PG-95) replied with 12 points each for Belgium.

Group G
Turkey - Czech Republic 75-68
Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) posted 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead Turkey past Czech Republic at the start of the classification round. Turkey accumulated a 35:25 halftime lead. Czech Republic erased the deficit in the third term. They eked out a narrow one-point lead heading into the final frame. But Turkey dropped 27 points in the fourth quarter and drove to the win. Tilbe Senyurek accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Michaela Kanukova (188-C-96) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Czech Republic.

Serbia - Ukraine 81-71
Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) nailed 22 points to pace Serbia past Ukraine at the start of the classification round. Serbia grabbed a 38:35 halftime lead. Ukraine pulled within just two points at the final break. But Serbia unloaded 24 points in the fourth term and raced to the victory. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) and Anja Spasojevic (180-SG-96) added 18 points each for the Balkan team. Vita Horobets (180-SG-96, agency: LBM Management) topscored with 19 points for Ukraine.


The End of First Round in Lanzarote - Jul 5, 2015

Group A
Germany - Russia 49-57
Russia secured the third straight victory at the championship. They beat Germany to clinch the top position in Group A. Polina Fedorova (188-PF-95) scored 11 points to pace well-balanced effort from Russia. They piled up a 34:29 halftime lead. Russia extended the gap at 10-point mark before the fourth quarter and marched to the victory. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 9 points in the win. Alina Hartmann (183-G-95) responded with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Germany.

Serbia - Poland 46-55
Poland recorded the second victory in Group A. They beat Poland to secure the place in the next round. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) came up with 16 points for the winners. Serbia accounted for a 24:18 halftime lead. But Poland went on a strong 21:9 run in the third period to open a comfortable lead at the final break. They outgunned their opponents 16:13 in the fourth frame to ice the win. Monika Radomska (178-G/F-96) had 11 points for Poland. Dragana Stankovic (195-C-95, agency: IPSA) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Serbia.

Group B
France - Slovakia 61-36
France thumped Slovak Republic for the third straight victory in Lanzarote. Mousdandy Djaldi-Tabdi (184-F-95) scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Les Bleues. France accounted for a 13:6 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 19:4 run in the third term to open a 20-point lead. They never looked back afterards marching to the victory. Elodie Naigre (182-F/C-95) had 8 points for the winners. Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) responded with 11 points for Slovak Republic.

Latvia - Turkey 72-68
Latvia beat Turkey to clinch the first victory in Lanzarote. Paula Strautmane (184-F-97) finished with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to pace Latvia to a crucial win in Group B. Latvia got to a very strong start. They ensured a 41:25 halftime lead. Turkey cut the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Arta Fridenberga (180-SF-95) chipped in 10 points for Latvia. Melis Gulcan (186-SF-96, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 26 points for Turkey.

Group C
Spain - Czech Republic 77-51
Spain eased past Czech Republic to gain 3-0 record on top of Group C. Helena Orts (188-F-96) chipped in 18 points to lead the winners. Spain trailed by four points after the first quarter. But they went on an 18:11 run in the second term to spur ahead. Spain followed with a 23:6 rally in the third term to clear off for good. Marina Lizarazu (173-G-95) delivered 11 points for the winners. Aneta Mainclova (191-C-96) answered with 8 points for Czech Republic.

Hungary - Italy 66-71
Italy upset Hungary to gain 2-1 record in Group C. It was a close battle from start to finish. The Azzurri eked out a 35:33 halftime lead. Italy stretched the margin at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Hungary pulled closer in the fourth quarter but Italy hung on to snatch the win at the end. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) came up with 13 points for Italy. Elisa Penna (186-SF-95) had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) responded with 17 points for Hungary.

Group D
Ukraine - Portugal 38-69
Portugal stunned Ukraine to clinch the top spot in Group D. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) stepped up with 21 points to pace the winners. Portugal accounted for a 35:15 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 23-point mark at the final intermission and coasted to the win at the end. Josephine Filipe tossed in 16 points for Portugal. Vita Horobets (180-SG-96, agency: LBM Management) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.

Holland - Belgium 65-68
Belgium upset Netherlands to improve at 2-1 record in Group D. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) stepped up with 26 points to pace the winning side. Belgium jumped to a 20:15 lead after ten minutes. Netherlands erased the deficit and tied things up at 34 at the interval. The Dutch team grabbed a 53:46 lead heading into the final period. But Belgium struck back with a 22:12 run in the fourth quarter and snatched a tough win at the end. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (178-PF-95) accounted for 19 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) responded with 20 points for Netherlands.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Lanzarote - Jul 4, 2015

Group A
Russia - Poland 54-50
Russia posted the second consecutive victory at the championship. They held off Poland for 2-0 record in Group A. Ksenia Kuzmina (200-C-95) posted 15 points to lead Russia. They jumped to an 18:7 lead ten minutes into the game. Poland narrowed the distance in the next two quarters. They pulled within two points at the final break. But Russia went on a 17:15 run in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Polina Fedorova (188-PF-95) netted 10 points in the victory. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) responded with 13 points for Poland.

Germany - Serbia 65-51
Germany opened win count in Lanzarote. They edged Serbia for 1-1 record in Group A. Noemie Rouault (182-SF-95) posted 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Serbia jumped to a 17:13 lead after the opening quarter. But Germany erased the deficit and ensured a 30:28 halftime lead. They boosted the lead at 9-point mark before the fourth quarter. Germany did not slow down in the fourth frame and cruised to the win. Emma lina Stach (175-G-96) accounted for 18 points in the victory. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) answered with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Serbia.

Group B
Latvia - France 52-61
France registered the second straight victory in Lanzarote. They held off Latvian counterparts to stay on top of Group B standings. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead Les Bleues. Marine Johannes (174-PG-95, agency: Comsport) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. France accumulated a 24:9 lead after ten minutes. Latvia narrowed the gap at 3-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. However France held their opponents to just 9 points in the final term and snatched the win at the end. Paula Strautmane (184-F-97) delivered 16 points for Latvia.

Turkey - Slovakia 57-60
Slovak Republic snatched a tough narrow win over Turkey for 2-0 record in Group B. Four players scored in double digits for the winners. Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Turkey recorded a 19:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Slovak Republic erased the deficit to gain a 31:29 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 3-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Turkey and Slovak Republic traded baskets throughout the final period as Slovak Republic held on to the victory. Lucia Hadacova (190-F/C-95), Veronika Remenarova (184-F-97) and Radka Stasova had 12 points each in the win. Tilbe Senyurek (190-C-95, agency: 1x1 Sports) provided 12 points and 9 rebounds in the second straight defeat for Turkey.

Group C
Hungary - Spain 48-89
Spain coasted past Hungary to take 2-0 record in Group C. Laura Quevedo (185-G-96, college: Miami, FL) finished with 20 points for the winners. Spain dominated from start to finish. They accumulated a 41:26 halftime lead. Spain went on a 30:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Maria Arrojo (188-F-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports) delivered 14 points and 10 rebounds for Spain. Klaudia Papp (170-PG-95) answered with 9 points for Hungary.

Italy - Czech Republic 79-39
Italy bumped down Czech Republic to improve at 1-1 record in Pool C. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) posted 18 points to lead the Azzurri. Italy enjoyed a 27:26 halftime lead at the interval. They used a massive 31:6 run in the third term to clear off and never looked back afterwards. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) accounted for 14 points for the winners. Michaela Kanukova (188-C-96) responded with 8 points for the Czech team.

Group D
Portugal - Belgium 61-48
Portugal opened win count in Lanzarote. They defeated Belgium for 1-1 record in Group D. Emilia Ferreira (180-C-96) posted 15 points to lead the winners. Portugal accounted for a 23:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Belgium narrowed the gap at a single point at halftime. But Portugal went on a 31:19 run in the second half to coast to the win. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) and Josephina Felipe banked in 14 points each for Portugal. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) responded with game-high 30 points for Belgium.

Ukraine - Holland 58-88
Netherlands coasted past Ukraine to improve at 2-0 record in Group D ladder. Janiek van Veen (173-PG-95) scored 19 points to lead the Dutch team. Netherlands dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 39:26 halftime lead. The Dutch team controlled the tempo in the second half breezing to the victory. Emese Hof (190-C-96) finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 16 points for Ukraine.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Lanzarote - Jul 3, 2015

Group A
Poland - Germany 68-55
Poland knocked down Germany in the opening game in Group A. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) stepped up with 17 points in the victory. Poland dominated in the first half. They registered a 39:25 halftime advantage. Germany narrowed the gap at 3-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. But Poland responded with a 22:12 rally in the final frame and iced the victory. Monika Radomska (178-G/F-96) and Karolina Pobozy had 8 points each for the winners. Ama Degbeon (188-PF-95) topscored with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Germany.

Serbia - Russia 57-72
Russia got to a perfect start of their European Championship campaign. They fired past Serbian counterparts in Lanzarote. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) nailed 13 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Russia opened a 39:33 halftime lead. They held Serbia to just 24 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Victoria Sazonova (186-F/C-96) posted 12 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) answered with 17 points for Serbia.

Group B
Slovakia - Latvia 64-48
Nikola Dudasova (175-SG-95) posted 22 points as Slovak Republic coasted past Latvia in the opening game in Lazarote. Slovak Republic dominated from start to finish. They accumulated a 42:19 halftime advantage. Latvia cut the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Radka Stasova (168-G-97) netted 10 points for the winners. Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Latvia.

France - Turkey 51-35
France overcame a slow start to tame Turkey in the opening game in Lanzarote. Marine Johannes (174-PG-95, agency: Comsport) accounted for 17 points to pace Les Bleues. Turkey jumped to a 13:5 lead ten minutes into the game. But France picked up the tempo in the next quarters. They erased the deficit and eked out a 20:17 halftime lead. France followed with a 19:9 rally in the third quarter to take a 13-point advantage at the final break. France held Turkey to just 9 points in the fourth term and eased to the victory. Lysa Millavet (185-F/C-95) netted 11 points for the winning team. Melis Gulcan (186-SF-96, agency: 1x1 Sports) topscored with 12 points for Turkey. Ezgi Manlaci (174-PG-96) netted 8 points in the loss.

Group C
Czech Republic - Hungary 59-61
Hungary snatched a tough victory over Czech Republic in the opening game of the championship for both teams. Laura Aldazabal (191-C-95) posted 14 points for the winners. Czech Republic accumulated a 32:23 halftime advantage. But Hungary responded with a 23:10 run in the third quarter to spur ahead. They entered the final frame up by four points. Czech Republic narrowed the gap late in regulation but failed to avoid the defeat. Dora Nagy (170-PG-95) posted 13 points for Hungary. Aneta Mainclova (191-C-96) replied with 11 points for Czech Republic.

Spain - Italy 54-43
Nogaye Lo Sylla scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Spain past Italy in the opening game in Group C. Spain accumulated a 28:15 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 15-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Spain held Italy at bay throughout the fourth quarter marching to the win. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) finished with 12 points for Spain. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) responded with 14 points for Italy.

Group D
Holland - Portugal 62-56
Holand held off Portugal in the opening game of Group D. Laura Cornelius (173-PG-96) scored 11 points to pace well-balanced effort from the Dutch youngsters. Holland posted a 31:22 halftime lead. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and marched a tough victory at the end. Isabella Slim (183-F-95), Emese Hof (190-C-96) and Janiek van Veen (173-PG-95) delivered 10 points apiece in the win. Josephine Filipe (177-G/F-95) answered with 14 points for Portugal. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) had 13 points in the defeat.

Belgium - Ukraine 66-38
Belgium thumped Ukraine to open win count at the Championship. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) stepped up with 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Belgian team. They opened a 37:19 halftime lead. Belgium stayed dominant in the second half. Belgium rallied to a 25-point lead at the final break and coasted to the victory. Heleen Nauwelaers (180-F-96) produced 11 points for the winning side. Ukraine responded with 12 points from Oksana Stepaniuk (195-C-95).





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