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Women Div.B final standings
Women Div.B stats leaders
European Championships Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Montenegro. 10-0 
 2. Holland 7-3 
 3. Ireland 6-4 
 4. Slovenia 3-7 
 5. Switzerlan. 2-8 
 6. Iceland 2-8 
Group B
 1. Sweden 6-0 
 2. Portugal 4-2 
 3. Estonia 2-4 
 4. Luxembourg. 0-6 
Women Div.B Preliminary Round

Champion photo

Starting Five in BOLD letters
Jelena Skerovic
Hajdana Radunovic
Ana Baletic
Iva Perovanovic
Maja Milutinovic
4 Milica Jovanovic 187-F/C-89 Buducnost Podgorica Montenegro
5 Jelena Skerovic 172-G-80 Wisla Can-Pack Krakow Poland
6 Sladana Todorovic 175-G-82 Politekhnika Galitsiya Lviv Ukraine
7 Hajdana Radunovic 192-F/C-78 Seat Foton Gyor Hungary
8 Biljana Turcinovic 186-F-89 Politekhnika Galitsiya Lviv Ukraine
9 Ana Baletic 185-G/F-85 Zeljeznicar Sarajevo Bosnia
10 Jelena Dubljevic 192-C-87 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
11 Milka Bjelica 193-F-81 Club Atletico Faenza Italy
12 Iva Perovanovic 191-C/F-83 Gran Canaria La Caja de Canarias Spain
13 Ivana Jovovic 187-F-89 Odeja KED Skofja Loka Slovenia
14 Marijana Ivovic 196-C-79 CS CET Govora Romania
15 Maja Milutinovic 177-G-87 Buducnost Podgorica Montenegro

Head Coach: Miodrag Baletic
Assistant Coaches: Rade Petrovic , Spasoje Todorovic

Div. B Day: 2 (Play-Offs) - Sep. 9, 2009 
Montenegro - Portugal 64-59
Montenegrin National Team ensured the European Championship in Division A birth. They prevailed against Portugal in the second game of the playoff series to book the desired ticket to the top division of European basketball. Portugal fought bravely and gave some scares to the hosts before Montenegro pulled away to the win late in regulation. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) knocked down 17 points to pace Montenegro. Milka Bjelica added 14 points, while Iva Perovanovic had 12 points and 7 boards in the winning effort. Sonia Reis and Paula Muxiri nailed 18 points each for Portugal. Joana Lopes netted 13 points in defeat.

Sweden - Holland 60-60
Sweden could not overcome Netherlands at home court tonight opening the road to Division A for the Dutch team. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to ensure a tie game that proved just all right for Netherlands to advance to the Division A of the European basketball. Naomi Halman (191-F/C-86, college: Cal-Irvine) netted 17 points and collected 11 boards for the visitors. Frida Eldebrink had 14 points and 7 boards for Sweden. Elin Eldebrink and Louice Halvarsson chipped in 10 points apiece for the home team.

Div. B Day: 1 (Play-Offs) - Sep. 5, 2009 
Portugal - Montenegro 53-61
Montenegro rolled to another straight victory in EuroBasket Women Division B and it became the the first-leg victory away from home. The favorites outscored Portugal 61:53 to step closer to Division A Promotion. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) paced all the winners with 14 points and Dubljevic Jelena netted 13. Skerovic Jelena ended up with 12 points, whilst Bjelica Milka scored 9. Ramalho Sofia poured in 16 points for the home side.

Holland - Sweden 67-59
Holland surprised Sweden and handed them their first loss this year. The Dutch team won the first leg of the Play-offs for the Division A promotion 67:59 at home. Naomi Halman (191-F/C-86, college: Cal-Irvine) was unstoppable with 24 points and Kooij Leonie scored 19. Eldebrink Frida finished the night with 24 points for the Scandinavian team and Halvarsson Louice added 14.

Div. B Day: 8 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 29, 2009 
Group A
Ireland - Holland 67-62
Ireland wrapped up their EuroBasket in Division B campaign with win over Netherlands. The Irish team held off their key opponents during the whole tournament but could not overcome those in the ladder. Netherlands clinched the second spot in the ladder and would fight against Sweden for the ticket to the top division. Ireland finished in the third position in Group A at 6-4 record. Michelle Aspell (168-G-75) poured in 18 points for Ireland. Susan Moran and Lindsay Peat contributed 13 points each in the winning case. Marie Hoogstraten and Leonie Kooij produced 12 points each for Netherlands. Naomi Halman had 10 points and 6 boards in the loss.

Slovenia - Switzerland 65-72
Switzerland prevailed against Slovenia in the final game of the group stage at the European championship in Division B. The Swiss finished the tournament at 2-8 record in Group A. Slovenia slipped at 3-7 record in the fourth position in the table. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) knocked down 23 points to pace Switzerland. Lia Volpe added 11 points in the winning charge. Tjasa Gortnar nailed 16 points for Slovenia. Kristina Verbole chipped in 12 points in the losing case.

Iceland - Montenegro 62-77
Iceland were not able to stop Montenegro in their EuroBasket in Division B impressive run. Montenegro registered the tenth straight win and finished the action in Group A undefeated. Montenegro will now take on Portugal in the battle for Division A place. Iceland finished at 2-8 record in the pool. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) tallied 20 points and 7 boards for Montenegro. Jelena Skerovic added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Helena Sverrisdottir produced 23 points for Iceland. Birna Valgarsdottir contributed 18 points and 8 boards in the loss.

Group B
Luxembourg - Estonia 42-80
Estonia capped their European Championship in Division B campaign with win. They outgunned Luxembourg on the road to claim the third place in Group B. Estonia finished at 2-4 record, while Luxembourg posted no victories losing six games in a row. Merike Anderson (181-F-81, agency: LBM Management) fired 20 points for Estonia. Viive-Kai Rebane added 19 points and 11 boards for the winning team. Tessy Hetting scored 15 points for Luxembourg. Haentges had 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Div. B Day: 7 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 26, 2009 
Group A
Montenegro - Slovenia 71-47
Montenegrin National team posted the ninth straight win at the European Championship in Division B. They prevailed against Slovenia to remain perfect in Group A. Slovenia fell at 3-6 record in the fourth position in the ladder. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) nailed 15 points and pulled down 8 boards for Montenegro. Hajdana Radunovic netted 14 points in the winning effort. Nika Baric responded with 15 points for Slovenia. Tjasa Gortnar had 11 points in the loss.

Switzerland - Holland 58-71
Netherlands celebrated the seventh victory at the EuroBasket in Division B. They rallied past Switzerland in Neuchatel today. Marlous Nieuwveen (195-C-80) nailed 16 points and grabbed 8 boards to pace the visitors. Switzerland slipped at 1-8 record after the loss. Clara Van der Hoek and Naomi Halman netted 14 points each for Netherlands. Karen Twehues replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Switzerland. Marielle Giroud had 15 points and 9 caroms in the losing effort.

Iceland - Ireland 77-68
Iceland celebrated their second win in Division B Eurobasket Group A. The team won over Ireland 77:68 in Hafnarfjordur for 2-7 record on the 5th position. Ireland meanwhile dropped at 5-4. Valgardsdottir paced all the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Helena Sverrisdottir (185-G-88) shined with 14 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds, while Hermannsdottir and Erlingsdottir notched 12 each.

Group B
Sweden - Luxembourg 118-35
Sweden posted the sixth straight win at the European Championship in Division B campaign. They dismantled Luxembourg in Norrkoping to improve at 6-0 record in Group B. Luxembourg on the other hand suffered the fifth straight defeat to remain winless. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88) notched 20 points for Sweden. Frida Aili (177-G-88, agency: LBM Management) scored 16 points, while Chioma Nnamaka added 14 points in the win. Jil Haentges responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Luxembourg.

Div. B Day: 6 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 23, 2009 
Group A
Ireland - Switzerland 71-63
Irish team posted the fifth win at the EuroBasket in Division B games. They overcame Switzerland in Dublin today to remain close behind Netherlands in Group A ladder. Switzerland slipped at 1-7 record after the defeat. Susan Moran (178-F-80) tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds for Ireland. Niamh Dwyer added 15 points in the winning effort. Karen Twehues responded with game-high 24 points. Marielle Giroud had 20 points in the loss.

Holland - Montenegro 61-70
Montenegro stayed perfect in the EuroBasket in Division B campaign. They overwhelmed Netherlands on the road to improve at 8-0 record on top of Group A. Netherlands suffered the second loss and slipped at 6-2 just one win ahead of Ireland. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) knocked down 17 points for Montenegro. Milka Bjelica produced 15 points, while Iva Perovanovic added 14 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the win. Leonie Kooij, Marlous Nieuwveen and Clara Van der Hoek netted 10 points each for the hosts.

Slovenia - Iceland 74-60
Slovenia outgunned Iceland in EuroBasket in Division B. The win allowed Slovenia to climb at 3-5 record in Group A. Iceland suffered the seventh defeat and remained at the bottom of the standings. Katarina Ristic (174-G-84) nailed 17 points and dished out 8 assists for Slovenia. Maja Erkic had 14 points, 6 assists and 4 boards in the win. Helena Sverrisdottir came up with 19 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds for Iceland. Birna Valgardsdottir netted 17 points in the losing case.

Group B
Luxembourg - Portugal 37-85
Portuguese team celebrated the second consecutive win at the EuroBasket in Division B. They held off Luxembourg to improve at 4-2 record in Group B. The home team suffered the fourth straight defeat and remained winless in the tournament. Sonia Reis (189-C-84) notched 23 points to pace Portugal. Paula Muxiri provided 17 points and 11 boards for the winners. Jil Haentges responded with 13 points and 7 boards for Luxembourg. Michele Weynandt nailed 6 points in the losing effort.

Estonia - Sweden 63-100
Sweden remained perfect in the European Championship in Division B qualifiers. They eased past Estonia in Tallinn to improve at 5-0 record on top of Group B. Estonia fell at 1-4 record after the defeat. Chioma Nnamaka (183-G-85, college: Georgia Tech) came off the bench to knock down 20 points and grab 6 boards for Sweden. Katarina Andersson nailed 17 points and 7 boards for the winners. Louice Halvarsson contributed 16 points for the Swedish team. Kati Rausberg had 15 points for Estonia. Jana Rannaveski netted 12 points in the loss.

Div. B Day: 5 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 20, 2009 
Group A
Iceland - Holland 52-70
Netherlands grabbed the 6th win in the European Championship in Division B. They upset Iceland on the road to improve at 6-1 record in the second spot in Group A. The Dutch team is now two wins ahead of Ireland. Iceland fell at 1-6 record in the fifth position in the table. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) came up with 15 points and 8 boards for Netherlands. Tanya Broring added 11 points and 7 assists, while Marie Hoogstraten had 10 in the win. Helena Sverrisdottir responded with 19 points, 12 boards and 8 assists. Hildur Sigurdardottir netted 10 points in defeat.

Slovenia - Ireland 66-82
Ireland remained in the hunt for the EuroBasket Division A birth. They overcame Slovenia on the road today to improve at 4-3 record just one win behind Netherland in Group A ladder. Slovenia meanwhile fell at 2-5 record in the fourth spot in the pool. Susan Moran (178-F-80) notched 23 points and 9 rebounds to lead Ireland. Michelle Aspell contributed 13 points for the winners. Katarina Ristic replied with 19 points for Slovenia. Nika Baric came up with 16 points in the loss.

Switzerland - Montenegro 46-76
Montenegro celebrated the 7th straight win at the 2009 EuroBasket in Division B campaign. They overwhelmed Switzerland in Neuchatel to remain comfortably atop of Group A. The hosts fell at 1-6 record after the loss. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) finished with 21 points and 11 boards for Montenegro. Hajdana Radunovic and Ana Baletic produced 14 points each in the win. Karen Twehues responded with 17 points for Switzerland. Caroline Turin had 10 points in defeat.

Group B
Portugal - Estonia 73-41
Portugal made a huge step towards the playoffs of the EuroBasket in Division B qualifiers. They defeated Estonia in Coimbra to improve at 3-2 record in Group B. Estonia slipped at 1-3 record in the third place of the ladder. Sonia Reis (189-C-84) was instrumental in the victory as she tallied 26 points and 8 boards for the hosts. Joana Lopes produced 12 points, while Paula Muxiri added 11 in the victory. Viive-Kai Rebane answered with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Estonia. Merike Anderson had 6 points in the losing effort.

Div. B Day: 4 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 15, 2009 
Group A
Holland - Slovenia 69-58
Netherlands posted the fifth victory in Group A of the EuroBasket in Division B. They toppled Slovenia in La Almere to improve at 5-1 record just one win shy of undefeated Montenegro. Slovenia fell at 2-4 record after the loss. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) tallied 14 points and 10 boards, while Marlous Nieuwveen (195-C-80) added 14 points and 11 boards for Netherlands. Tanya Broring had 9 points in the win. Kristina Verbole answered with 13 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Slovenia. Nika Baric nailed 12 points in the loss.

Ireland - Montenegro 67-70
Montenegrin team continued their quest for Division A birth with the sixth straight win. Today they prevailed against Ireland in Dublin. The victory propelled Montenegro 6-0 record on top of Group A. Ireland slipped at 3-3 record in the third spot. Jelena Dublijevic (192-C-87) scored 19 points to lead the visiting team. Iva Perovanovic added 16 points in the win. Susan Moran poured in game-high 22 points for Ireland. Niamh Dwyer added 15 points in defeat.

Switzerland - Iceland 70-68
Switzerland sneaked past Iceland for the first win at the EuroBasket in Division B. Sabrina Dealbi knocked down a jumper with 7 seconds remaining in regulation to propel the Swiss at the victory as they improved at 1-5 record in Group A. Iceland on the other hand slipped at 1-5 record in the pool. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) exploded with 26 points and 8 boards for Switzerland. Caroline Turin added 17 points, while Marielle Giroud produced 6 points and 12 boards in the win. Birna Valgardsdottir responded with 23 points. Signy Hermannsdottir had 10 points and 12 boards in defeat.

Group B
Sweden - Portugal 67-50
Swedish team stayed perfect at the EuroBasket in Division B campaign. They held off Portugal today to climb at 4-0 record in Group B. Portugal meanwhile slipped at 2-2 record. Sweden used a late rally to escape with a tough win in Norrkoping tonight. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88) fired 24 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace the hosts. Louice Halvarsson finished with 13 points and 14 boards for Sweden. Jannie Nasstrom knocked down 7 points in the win. Sonia Reis responded with 16 points and 7 boards for Portugal. Sofia Ramalho had 10 points in the loss.

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