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European Championship for Small Countries (Division C): Day Two in Ohrid - Jul 12, 2012


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Scotty
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GROUP A

Azerbaijan - Moldova 63-44
Azerbaijan registered first win at 2012 European Championship for Small Countries in Ohrid. They handed 63-44 loss to Moldova for 1-1 record in Group A. At the other side, Moldova faced with the second loss at this event. Azerbaijan made 20-6 in the first ten minutes and jumped to plus 24 until the halftime. Moldova improved after the breather (7-16), but Azerbaijan stopped them in Q4 and celebrated comfortable win at the end. Tatyana Deniskina (173-SG-85) led the scorers in victory with 24 points, while Dina Ulyanova (185-SF-89) also had a monster game with 20 points and 21 rebounds. In defeat, Cristina Gontari (179-F-91) was better than the others with 11 points and 5 rebs. Ala Causan (178-SG-75) collected 9 pts and 6 boards. Today, Azerbaijan will meet Malta in do-or-die game. Moldova will take on Scotland.

Azerbaijan: Tatyana Deniskina 24, Dina Ulyanova 20+21 boards,
Moldova: Cristina Gontari 11+5 boards, Ala Causan 9+6 boards



Malta - Scotland 80-57
Both teams celebrated in Day One of the 2012 European Championship for Small Countries in Ohrid. Malta managed to beat Scotland on Wednesday 80-57 for perfect 2-0 record in Group A. Thanks to this huge win Malta already booked a spot for the Semifinals. Scotland will have to beat last ranked Moldova today to reach the next stage. Malta got 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds from Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78). Stephanie De Martino (184-F-93) scored 15 pts and Ashleigh Vella (188-F/C-90) added 14 pts, 6 rebs and 6 as. In Scotland, Mairi Buchan (188-C/F-90) shined with 20 points and 6 rebs. Deanne Hayward (170-G-91) scored 12 points and Gillian Baird (182-F-88) had 11 pts, plus 6 boards. Malta was up by 17 at the halftime and totally destroyed its rival after the breather. Rebecca Thoresen and her teammates made 27-9 in Q3 and all after that was just the formality.

Malta: Rebecca Thoresen 20+7 as+6 boards, Stephanie De Martino 15, Ashleigh Vella 14+6 boards+6 as
Scotland: Mairi Buchan 20+6 boards, Deanne Hayward 12, Gillian Baird 11+6 boards



GROUP B

F.Y.R. of Macedonia - Austria 41-39
FYROM jumped to 2-0 record in Group B of the 2012 European Championship for Small Countries in Ohrid. The host of this event grabbed 41-39 thriller win against Austria and booked a spot for the Semifinals. Austria also has a great chance to reach the Semis, but they will have to beat weak Gibraltar. That game will be played today. Edina Musa (179-G-91) led FYROM with 11 points and 8 rebounds, and Monika Gavriloska (190-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. Slavica Dimovska (175-G-85) netted 7 pts and grabbed 5 rebs. In defeat, Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) scored 16 points and Eva Breuer (168-G-83) stopped to 6 pts (7 rebs). Austria had 37-39 lead, but they were scoreless in the final 2:28. Radenkovic made 3 free throws for the hosts and Tanturovska added one in the finish for the final 41-39 win. Quarters: 11-14, 10-4, 13-6, 7-15. Today, FYROM will play against Wales.

FYROM: Edina Musa 11+8 boards, Monika Gavriloska 10+6 boards, Slavica Dimovska 7+5 boards
Austria: Sophia Plank 16, Eva Breuer 6+7 boards


Wales - Gibraltar 56-48
Both teams failed in Day One of the 2012 European Championship for Small Countries in Ohrid. Wales outplayed Gibraltar 56-48 for 1-0 record in Group B. Thanks to this victory Wales kept is Semifinals hopes alive, while at the other side Gibraltar dropped to 0-2. Laura Shanahan (170-G-89) was a key player in this victory and their only player with double digits. She scored 20 points. Emma Gough (177-G-86) and Joanne Raper (186-C-84) (11 rebs) stopped to 9 and 8 points respectively. Gibraltar got 14 points from Alexandra Mauro (165-PG-91) and 11 from Joelle Moreno (165-G/F-88). Graciella Anthony (173-G/F-85) collected 8 points and 6 rebs. Quarters: 20-13, 13-17, 9-7, 14-11. In the last day of the Preliminary Round in Ohrid (Thursday) Wales will meet host FYROM. Gibraltar will take on Austria.

Wales: Laura Shanahan 20, Emma Gough 9, Joanne Raper 8+11 boards
Gibraltar: Alexandra Mauro 14, Joelle Moreno 11, Graciella Anthony 8+6 boards
  




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European Championships Standings
Group Qualification Gr. A
 1. Slovenia 3-1 
 2. Latvia 3-1 
 3. Lithuania 0-4 
Group Qualification Gr. B
 1. France 6-0 
 2. Croatia 3-3 
 3. Holland 3-3 
 4. Estonia 0-6 
Group Qualification Gr. C
 1. Italy 5-1 
 2. Montenegro. 4-2 
 3. U.Kingdom 3-3 
 4. Albania 0-6 
Group Qualification Gr. D
 1. Ukraine 6-0 
 2. Serbia 4-2 
 3. Germany 2-4 
 4. Luxembourg. 0-6 
Group Qualification Gr. E
 1. Hungary 5-1 
 2. Slovakia 4-2 
 3. Iceland 2-4 
 4. Portugal 1-5 
Group Qualification Gr. F
 1. Russia 6-0 
 2. Greece 4-2 
 3. Bulgaria 2-4 
 4. Switzerlan. 0-6 
Group Qualification Gr. G
 1. Belgium 3-1 
 2. Belarus 2-2 
 3. Poland 1-3 
Group Qualification Gr. H
 1. Turkey 5-1 
 2. Israel 4-2 
 3. Romania 2-4 
 4. Bosnia 1-5 
Group Qualification Gr. I
 1. Spain 4-0 
 2. Sweden 2-2 
 3. Finland 0-4 
Last:11/24/2016

European Championships for Small Countries Final Standings
 1. Malta
 2. Ireland
 3. Moldova
 4. Andorra
 5. Gibraltar
 6. Wales
Last:7/4/2016
Points Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  BEL
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 30
 1. Meesseman, BEL30.0 
 2. Iagupova, UKR22.0 
 3. Leedham, ENG20.3 
 4. Lyttle, VIN19.7 
 5. Sverrisdotti., ISL19.5 
 6. Krivacevic, SRB19.3 
 7. Clark, USA19.0 
 8. Mestdagh, BEL18.5 
 9. Kizer, USA18.0 
 10. Petrovic, SRB17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  BEL
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Meesseman, BEL15.5 
 2. Gajic, BIH13.0 
 3. Jurcenkova, SVK11.0 
 4. Zahui, SWE10.7 
 5. Giroud, SUI10.5 
 6. Sverrisdotti., ISL10.0 
 7. Hollingswort., USA10.0 
 8. Vidmer, RUS9.8 
 9. Leedham, ENG9.5 
 10. Silva, POR9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Helena SVERRISDOTTIR
  (184-F/G-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Sverrisdotti., ISL6.8 
 2. Alben, TUR6.3 
 3. Carpreaux, BEL6.0 
 4. Harding, USA5.5 
 5. Jekabsone-Z., LAT5.3 
 6. Palau, ESP5.0 
 7. Dabovic, MNT5.0 
 8. Fegyverneky, HUN5.0 
 9. Dumerc, FRA4.8 
 10. Dubrovina, UKR4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jurcenkova, SVK4.0 
 2. Lehtoranta, FIN3.5 
 3. Dabovic, MNT3.3 
 4. Xargay Casad., ESP3.3 
 5. Broering, NED3.3 
 6. Leedham, ENG3.0 
 7. Page, USA3.0 
 8. Kizer, USA3.0 
 9. Meesseman, BEL3.0 
 10. Harding, USA3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jurcenkova, SVK2.8 
 2. Pirsic, SLO2.5 
 3. Hollingswort., USA2.5 
 4. Premasunac, CRO2.0 
 5. Palenikova, SVK2.0 
 6. Popovic, MNT1.8 
 7. Rezan, CRO1.8 
 8. Stewart, ENG1.8 
 9. Clark, ENG1.8 
 10. Erkic, SLO1.5 
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