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European Championships Qualifying Div.A Standings
Group A
 1. Lithuania 6-2 
 2. Croatia 5-3 
 3. Italy 5-3 
 4. Belgium 2-6 
 5. Holland 2-6 
Group B
 1. Israel 4-2 
 2. Latvia 4-2 
 3. Serbia 4-2 
 4. Romania 0-6 
Group C
 1. Turkey 7-1 
 2. Montenegro 6-2 
 3. Bulgaria 5-3 
 4. Hungary 2-6 
 5. Finland 0-8 
Group D
 1. U.Kingdom 4-2 
 2. Slovakia 3-3 
 3. Ukraine 3-3 
 4. Germany 2-4 

European Championships Qualifying Round Div.B
Group A
 1. Sweden 3-0 
 2. Slovenia 2-1 
 3. Portugal 1-2 
 4. Norway 0-3 
Group B
 1. Switzerlan. 4-0 
 2. Estonia 3-1 
 3. Bosnia 2-2 
 4. Luxembourg. 1-3 
 5. Albania 0-4 
Points Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  ISR
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Cohen, ISR20.8 
 2. Hodges, BUL20.5 
 3. Doron, ISR19.5 
 4. Wauters, BEL18.3 
 5. Dubljevic, MNT18.1 
 6. Leedham, ENG18.0 
 7. Frohlich, GER18.0 
 8. Perovanovic, MNT17.4 
 9. Kooij, NED17.1 
 10. Fegyverneky, HUN17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linda FROHLICH
  GER
  (188-F/C-79)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Frohlich, GER9.8 
 2. Wauters, BEL9.6 
 3. Tamane, LAT9.3 
 4. Horti, HUN9.3 
 5. Tuukkanen, FIN8.9 
 6. Matic, SRB8.5 
 7. Kooij, NED8.4 
 8. Perovanovic, MNT8.4 
 9. Caglar, TUR7.5 
 10. Linkeviciene, LTU7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  ISR
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Cohen, ISR6.7 
 2. Skerovic, MNT5.1 
 3. Wambe, BEL4.7 
 4. Linkeviciene, LTU4.4 
 5. Vardarli, TUR4.1 
 6. Karklina, LAT4.0 
 7. Jalcova, SVK4.0 
 8. Ciocan, ROM3.8 
 9. Selwyn, ISR3.7 
 10. Broring, NED3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Biljana PESOVIC
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Pesovic, SRB3.7 
 2. Leedham, ENG3.5 
 3. Hrickova, SVK3.3 
 4. Linkeviciene, LTU3.0 
 5. Doron, ISR2.8 
 6. Bimbaite, LTU2.6 
 7. Skerovic, MNT2.5 
 8. Butler, ENG2.3 
 9. Kooij, NED2.3 
 10. Selwyn, ISR2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  UKR
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Prystupa, UKR2.8 
 2. Wauters, BEL2.0 
 3. Tamane, LAT1.5 
 4. Zherzherunov., UKR1.3 
 5. Alyoshkina, UKR1.0 
 6. Caglar, TUR1.0 
 7. Petronyte, LTU1.0 
 8. Horti, HUN0.9 
 9. Tuukkanen, FIN0.9 
 10. Krivacevic, HUN0.9 

Qualifications to European Championships 2011

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Day 5 (Qualifying Round)

Group A
Slovenia  May. 19  Sweden
Norway  May. 19  Portugal
Group B
Albania  May. 19  Estonia
Luxemb.  May. 19  Switzerl.
Day: 10 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 29, 2010 
Group A
Belgium - Croatia 70-85
Croatia booked their place in the EuroBasket 2011. The team needed a 85:70 win over Belgium in Kortrijk to take 4-3 record on the second place. Croatia cannot be caught in second place in Group A as they hold the tiebreaker over Italy, who play the Netherlands later. Van Malderen scored the first points for the hosts and Wauters brought 7:5. Actually Belgium looked well in the first period, but Croatia grabbed 21:20 after the first 10 minutes. Vrsaljko opened the second frame for 23:20, however Belgium created a 13-3 run to taste 33:23. Ivezic tied the game at 36:36, while Cakic gave Croatia 42:40 at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game and Croatia managed to take 25-18 in it. Misura scored for 67:53 and Mestdagh closed the period at 67:58. With 18-12 Croatia won the last frame and advanced to EuroBasket 2011 from the second place. Ivezic and Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 18 points each. Cakic nailed 17, while Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) scored 10. Wauters exploded with 27 points and 16 rebounds in the losing effort. Mestdagh and Van Malderen followed her with 9 points each in defeat.

Italy - Holland 68-59
Italy closed Group A with the win over Netherlands but could not make it straight to EuroBasket 2011 from the first two places. Italy overcame the Dutch side 68:59 to finish with 5-3 record on the third place and will have to settle for a place in the additional qualifying round. Marlous Nieuwveen (196-C-80) gave the guests the first lead, while Nadalin brought the first 4 points for the Italian side. Netherlands finished the first period with 8-0 run to take 22:13 advantage after 10 minutes. The guests did not even think of slowing down and continued to dominate the court. Laura Kooij (184-F/C-82) scored for 31:20, while Marlous Nieuwveen brought 35:22. The Dutch side enjoyed a 42:29 advantage when the teams left the court for the break. Only in the third period Italy woke up and came back into the game. With 16-6 they reduced to 48:45 after 30 minutes as Masciadri drove a lay-up. Sottana tied it all at 49:49 and Broring still remained the guests in front at 57:56. Italy needed a 12-0 run to seal the last victory. Marlous Nieuwveen drove a lay-up for the final score on the board. Masciadri paced all the winners with 16 points for the 5th win. Nadalin collected 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Sottana scored also 12. Laura Kooij ended up with 17 points in defeat and Marlous Nieuwveen collected 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Group B
Israel - Romania 79-72
Israel won Group B to qualify at the EuroBasket Women finals. The team overcame Romania 79:72 to secure top spot in Group B with 4-2 record. Israel opened the game in Ramat Gan with 5-0 record but the guests responded with 6-0 run. Doron later scored for 10:6 and Cohen gave the hosts 18:11. Ekaterina Abramzon (185-F-87) drove a lay-up for 27:17, while Pop closed the frame from the arc for 27:20. Romania did not give up and Marginean reduced to 30:25 early in the second. Pascalau nailed three for 38:36 and Pop posted two for 42:38. Cohen was the last to score in the half for 44:38 halftime advantage. Although Israel reached 10-point lead in the start of the third period, Romania cut it later. Diacona reduced to 51:48 and Pascalau brought 53:51. Pop closed the third period with a free throw for 60:55. Doron however killed the intrigue with 69:57 with 6 minutes in the game. Laine Selwyn (170-G-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Pittsburgh) scored for 71:59 and Doron brought the last points for the winners. Pop and Meszaros reduced to 79:72 that became the final score in the game. Cohen exploded with 27 points for the winners for the first place. Doron netted 21, while Ekaterina Abramzon scored 10. Marginean delivered 16 points in the losing effort as Romania lost all 6 games. Pop posted 15 and Mandache nailed 14.

Latvia - Serbia 80-55
The Baltic side shock Serbia as the latter did not qualify directly to EuroBasket 2011. Serbia started the day top of Group B, but after this blowout and Israel's victory over Romania, they found themselves tumbling down to third and the additional qualifying round. Latvia rolled over Serbia 80:55 and finished second with 4-2 record in the group. Both teams needed a victory and started strong. Karklina made it 4:4 and Tamane gave the hosts 10:6 lead. Latvia enjoyed 14:8, while the guests tied the game at 14:14 producing a 6-0 run, while Elina Babkina (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) closed the period at 16:14. Both squads exchanged the lead twice in a row and then Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) brought 24:23. Latvia grabbed 27:26 after two quarters but needed bigger victory to advance. The last quarter was a disaster for the guests that lost 11-27. Basko nailed three at the end of 30 minutes for 54:37. Elina Babkina scored for 56:42 and Basko brought 66:47. Elina Babkina netted two three-pointers in a row for 76:53 and she also closed the game from the free throw line. Latvia won the game and heads to Poland for EuroBasket 2011. Basko top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Elina Babkina followed her with 18 points and Tamane added 12. Matic collected 13 points and 12 rebounds in the losing effort and Maksimovic posted 10.

Group C
Turkey - Montenegro 72-65
Turkey beat Montenegro to win Group C of the EuroBasket Women Group campaign. The hosts needed 72:65 win, while two squads will make the appearance at Eurobasket 2011. It was only the second defeat of the group stages for the impressive Montenegro, who have quickly shown they belong at this level after earning promotion last summer. Although both teams registered the top two places in the group, the game between them was a great proof of two top teams. Turkey started with an 8-0 run and Milutinovic reduced for 8:5. Perovanovic and Dubljevic brought 14:13 for the guests and Baletic kept them in front at 20:17. Bahar Caglar (188-F-88) put Turkey back to the lead and Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) scored for 29:27. Turkey managed to win the second period 18-10 as Tuncluer closed it at 35:30. Moreover Turkey opened the third frame with 6-0 run and enjoyed 41:30. Turcinovic scored the last points in the quarter for the guests for 52:48 after three periods. Montenegro was too far to give up and Milutinovic gave them 61:60 lead. The hosts needed the last push to seal the last victory as Nevriye Yilmaz made the last jump shot in the game. Tuncluer paced all the winners with 17 points fro the 7th win. Siyahdemir chipped in 14, while Nevriye Yilmaz added 13. Perovanovic finished the night with 19 points in the losing effort as Montenegro is second with 6-2 record. Dubljevic and Baletic ended up with 13 points each in a loss.

Finland - Bulgaria 77-83
Bulgaria did not allow Finland to taste the initial win and won the last game of the EuroBasket Women Group C campaign. Bulgaria stole 83:77 overtime victory for 5-3 record to finish third. Bulgaria started with 9-0 run and enjoyed the opening tip of the game. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) brought 14:4, however Finland woke up immediately. Sten tied the game at 16:16 and Pounds closed a 15-2 run at 19:16. Miteva answered with a shot for the guests to give them 20:19 after the first 10 minutes. The battle continued in the court and Yordanova tied it at 35:35 in the middle of the period. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) made two free throws for 43:40 as the squads left the court for the big break. Finland started to play much better when the teams came back from the lockers. After 19-9 in the third quarter the hosts took 59:52 advantage. Bulgaria however replied with 18-11 as Doneeka Hodges sent the game to overtime at 70:70. In the extra time the guests dominated the court and reached the win. Jaklin Zlatanova made the last points from the free throw line to seal the victory with Bulgaria. Jaklin Zlatanova paced all the winners with 24 points for the 5th win. Doneeka Hodges followed her with 21 and Yordanova notched 10. Tiina Sten ended up with 22 points as Finland finished with 0-8 record. Pounds netted 14, whilst Kesanen chipped in 12.

Group D
Ukraine - United Kingdom 70-66
Ukraine grabbed the third win in Group D, but it was not enough to qualify directly to EuroBasket 2011. Ukraine finished the campaign with a 70:66 victory as they edged out group winners Great Britain. Slovak Republic has also 3-3 record but due to the games between each other, they have a better difference. Great Britain had nothing to take in the game as the team clinched the place before it in Eurobasket 2011. They however started strong and took 9:3 after the opening tip. Ukraine woke up later and Prystupa closed the first period at 15:17. The latter also tied the game at 19:19, while Olena Zherzherunova (191-F-78, agency: LBM Management) brought 23:19. Wade-Fray tied it all at 31:31 midway through the quarter and Collins gave the guests 41:38 lead at the halftime. Stafford scored two for 47:40 early in the third, but the quarter belonged to Ukraine. The hosts created a 12-0 run to take 52:47 lead. Maryna Sazonenko (172-G-86, college: Oregon St.) gave them 59:49 and then Stafford closed the period at 59:52. More than 5000 fans in Dnepropetrovsk desired the win more with Ukraine and celebrated 70:66 at the very end. Prystupa led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Isachenko added 14. Olena Zherzherunova collected 13 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Maryna Sazonenko also scored 13.

Slovakia - Germany 73-67
Slovak Republic grabbed the second ticket from Group D of the EuroBasket Women qualifier. The team took 3-3 record after the home 73:67 win over Germany. The hosts started with 23-21 , but lost the second period 22-23. Slovak Republic pulled away late in the third quarter, Katarina Hrickova's driving lay-up capping an 11-1 run that put them on top 63:52. The hosts won the third frame 23-12 and did not mind losing in the last period. Germany celebrated the win in the final period with the defensive 11-5, but finished last in the group. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) paced all the winners with 15, points, while Jalcova and Michulkova netted 14 each. Vynuchalova ended up with 10 points in the winning effort. Frohlich erupted with 27 points in the losing effort as Germany finished with 2-4 record. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) followed her with 11 points in defeat. In another place of the group Ukraine grabbed the third win in Group D, but it was not enough to qualify directly to EuroBasket 2011. Ukraine finished the campaign with a 70:66 victory as they edged out group winners Great Britain. Slovak Republic has also 3-3 record but due to the games between each other, they have a better difference.


Day: 9 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 26, 2010 
Group A
Holland - Belgium 91-88
Netherlands beat Belgium to tie them at 2-5 in Group A of the EuroBasket Qualifying. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) erupted with 39 points to shade the guests. Both squads exchanged the lead in the opening tip and then Beld nailed three for 14:6. Leonie Kooij brought 23:8 and Klein closed the opening quarter at 29:19. Belgium however replied with 13-2 run and grabbed 32:31 advantage. Leemans gave the guests 36:34 and she also scored for 38:37. The Dutch side took the lead back and enjoyed 41:40 after the first half. Leonie Kooij scored another three-pointer for 41:35 early in the third. Her next hook shot brought 57:47, while Nieuwveen scored for 66:57. Nieuwveen also was the last to score in the period for 68:59. Netherlands led the majority of the last period and then Belgium made the last push. Carpreaux tied the score at 84:84, while Wauters brought 86:85. Netherlands however had Leonie Kooij in their roster and clinched the total victory. Leonie Kooij erupted with 39 points and 10 rebounds for the second win of the Dutch team. Nieuwveen netted 21 and Beld posted 11. Wauters answered with 23 points and 14 rebounds in the losing effort. Leemans nailed 17 and Carpreaux notched 13.

Lithuania - Italy 81-83
Italy surprise Lithuania in Kaunas in Division A of the European Championship. With 27-16 in the final period Italy grabbed 83:81 win to take 4-3 record in Group A. Italy scored the first 4 points in the game, while the hosts replied with 7-0 run. Gianolla tied the game at 15:15 and Abromaite gave the Lithuanian team 22:17 at the end of the frame. Stakneviciene nailed three for 27:18, while the hosts could not keep the lead. Ress brought Italy 31:29, while Marte Alexander (194-C-76, college: Arizona) posted two for 41:38 at the halftime. Again Lithuania played better in the start of another frame and enjoyed 56:47 when Petronyte made a free throw. Abromaite scored for 63:54 and closed the period at 65:56. Bimbaite ensured for 73:64 and it seemed the hosts would win, but Italy was far to give up. Ress reduced to 77:75 and Marte Alexander 's three gave the guests 78:77. Stakneviciene brought the last back for Lithuania at 81:80, but Franchini scored the last three points for Italy to win by two points. Marte Alexander paced all the winners with 21 points for the positive record. Masciadri and Ress followed her with 12 each, while Sottana netted 10. Linkeviciene ended up with 17 points in the losing effort as the Baltic side dropped to 6-2. Abromaite notched 16 and Petronyte posted 12.

Group B
Romania - Serbia 83-85
Serbia grabbed 4-1 record on top of Group B to punch their ticket to EuroBasket Women 2011. Serbia needed 85:83 win over Romania in Bucarest to stay on top. Although Romania played really well, the team dropped to 0-5 record. Romania scored the first 4 points in the game and Serbia needed 10-0 run to take the better lead. Dabovic scored for 19:10 and Vukoje closed the period at 26:13. Jelena Milovanovic (190-F-89) opened the second frame with 28:13 and she nailed three later for 35:20, Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) was the last to score at the half to give Serbia 39:29 at the halftime. Matic scored for 47:31, but then Romania started to play better. Marginean nailed three for 51:43 and another three-pointer from the Romanian player gave them 57:51. Bigica netted the last three points in the period for 61:57. Moreover Bigica tied the game at 63:63, while Marginean tasted the lead with the hosts at 66:64. Pavel gave Romania 78:74 and Matic later tied it at 80:80. Bigica also made the same at 83:83, however Vukoje was perfect from the free throw line for the final success. Jelena Milovanovic stepped up with 25 points for the winners. Biljana Pesovic nailed 18, while Matic added 15. Marginean responded with 25 points in the losing effort and Diacona notched 20. Bigica and Pascalau delivered 10 points each in defeat.

Israel - Latvia 82-83 2OT
Ramat Gan saw two-overtime loss of the National Team in Group B of Eurobasket 2011 Qualifying. Latvia grabbed 83:82 as two teams are tied with 3-2 records following Serbia who already advanced with 4-1 record. In one of the most interesting games of the day Doron gave the hosts the first lead. Latvia took the lead back and Elina Babkina (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) scored for 18:10. Israel however responded with 11-0 run as Suez Karni gave Israel 21:18. Levitsky later tied at 21:21 and Dreimane nailed three for 33:30 guests' advantage. In the third period Israel dominated the court and after 19-12 grabbed 49:45 advantage. Suez Karnimade it 52:45, while Basko brought Latvia 59:56. Selwyn tied the game from the perimeter and Abramzon nailed another three at the end of the first overtime. After saving two frames, Israel could not tie the game in the second overtime. Elina Babkina made the final free throw for the final success. Kublina top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Tamane collected 19 points and 15 rebounds. Elina Babkina followed them with 13 and Karklina added 10. Cohen brought 24 points and dished out 13 assists. Suez Karni nailed 17, while Abramzon posted 11.

Group C
Hungary - Turkey 75-78 OT
Turkey kept Hungary scoreless in the fourth period for a place in EuroBasket 2011. A 15-0 in the quarter brought the equal score after the four periods and then Turkey grabbed 78:75 due to overtime win. It was a tough start and the the hosts went on a 19:9 lead. Varga brought 21:13 and Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) closed the period at 27:17. Czank gave the hosts 33:20 and Vida posted two for 38:24. Horvath nailed for 44:27 and Vardarli remained Turkey alive at 51:39 when the teams left the court for the lockers. Czank drove a lay-up for 58:47 and Tijana Krivacevic increased to 64:52. Horti closed the third frame at 69:54 and it was clear that Hungary should win the game. A nightmare however with 15 consecutive points from the guests tied the game at the end of the fourth period. Siyahdemir tied the game at 69:69 as Hungary did not score a point in the period. In overtime Turkey proved the difference and advanced to EuroBasket 2011. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Tuncluer and Caglar followed her with 16, while Vardarli added 12. Horti answered with 19 points for the home side and added 11 rebounds. Tijana Krivacevic netted 11 and Vida posted 10.

Montenegro - Finland 89-61
After gaining promotion from Division B last year, Montenegro clinched already the place in EuroBasket Women 2011. The team improved to 6-1 record in Group C after 89:61 win over Finland. The Scandinavian team dropped at 0-7 record in the bottom. It was no matter that both teams were from the different places in the group as Finland played well in the opening tip. Only at the end of it Bjelica drove a lay-up for 22:19 lead after 10 minutes. Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) later tied it at 27:27 as she scored from the perimeter. Finland were never in the game after Montenegro made their move with the teams tied 32:32 and just under five minutes to go until half-time. Taru Tuukkanen became the last person to score in the half as the hosts enjoyed 45:34 at the halftime. With 20-13 the hosts won the third frame and Baletic scored for 65:47. Baletic opened the last period with a lay-up and it was clear at that time about the winner in the court. Another 24-14 in the last period brought 89:61 win. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) led the way with 22 points and Bjelica posted 17. Skerovic nailed 14, while Baletic scored 12. Tina Sten answered with 15 points int he losing effort. Taru Tuukkanen netted 14 and Korpivaara added 12.

Group D
Ukraine - Slovakia 80-78
Ukraine remained alive for Eurobasket 2011 as the team celebrated the second straight win in Group D. Kiev and more than 700 fans saw 80:78 win over Slovak Republic as both teams have 2-3 records. With Germany also sat on a 2-3 record, it promises to be an exciting climax after Ukraine secured successive victories to potentially turnaround their horrific start to the campaign. The guests scored the first three points in the game and Oleksandra Prystupa (203-C-89) later tied it at 8:8. Laskova made the same at 14:14, while Sazonenko closed the period at 15:14. Oleksandra Prystupa gave the hosts 22:20 early in the second and Zherzherunova delivered two for 28:25. Ukraine took the lead at the end of the half and Natalia Isachenko (183-F-79, agency: Promotex) sent the teams to the lockers for 38:34. The beginning of the third quarter however belonged to the guests. Jalcova gave them 46:40 and Kupcikova kept the lead at 50:49. Natalia Isachenko again was the last to score in the frame as Ukraine enjoyed 55:52 after three quarters. Zherzherunova increased the lead to 62:56 and Sazonenko gave Ukraine 75:71. Markotenko brought the final points for the hosts at 80:78, but Slovak Republic had a chance to reply. Michulkova missed three and then Kupcikova could not tie the game. Natalia Isachenko paced all the winners with 19 points and Sazonenko followed her with 18. Markotenko and Oleksandra Prystupa finished the night with 12 points each. Lawless ended up with 20 points in the losing effort. Jalcova and Michulkova brought 14 points each in defeat.

United Kingdom - Germany 77-59
Liverpool writes down the history for Great Britain as the team advanced to Eurobasket 2010. The team won Group D even there is one more round left until the end. Great Britain destroyed Germany 77:59 as three teams in the group now has 2-3 records. Within the first five minutes the home team had opened up a double digit lead at 14-3 after a Kim Butler score and by the end of the opening period were still looking relaxed and in control at 20:11. Stafford nailed three for 23:11 and JulieAnne Page (188-F/C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: E.Washington) gave the hosts 29:15. Stewart added for 34:19, while Leedham brought 42:21. Stafford shocked the guests with 47:21 as the hosts won the period 27-13. Only in the third period Germany started to wake up. Nikagbatse reduced for 55:39 and Bar added for 55:43. Skuballa made a jump shot at the end of the period as Germany trailed 59:45 after 30 minutes. Great Britain left no chance for the guests when they created a 10-0 run midway through the quarter. JulieAnne Page made it 72:50 as the teams later were just killing time. Handy brought the last points for the winners as Great Britain celebrated the fourth win. JulieAnne Page top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Leedham netted 15. Butler ended up with 12 points and Stafford brought 10. Nikagbatse responded with 14 points in the losing effort as Germany suffered their third loss. Breitreiner netted 12 and Bar added 10.


Day: 8 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 23, 2010 
Group A
Croatia - Holland 75-66
Croatia jumped to 4-3 record after the home win tonight at the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round. Croatian side cruised past Netherlands 75:66 in Slavonski Brod. The teams exchanged three-pointers in the opening tip and then were tied several times. Lokas nailed another three for 16:14 to close the first period. Another four consecutive points saw the board changing the numbers for 20:14. Cakic scored from the perimeter for 25:18 and Vrsaljko was the last to post in the half at 40:32. The lead continued to grow early in the third frame and Misura gave the hosts 45:35. A 9-0 run allowed Croatia to take 57:37 and answered for all the questions about the winner. Biesters reduced to 62:47 at the end of third period. Netherlands tried hard and did their best to recover in the game. They won the last period 19-13 but could only cut the gap. Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) made the last shot in the game for the final victory. Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) poured in 23 points for the winners for the positive record. Vrsaljko followed her with 12 and Lelas added 11. Kooij Laura responded with 14 points in the losing effort as the Dutch side fell at 1-5. Leonie Kooij nailed 11 and Nieuwveen scored 10.
Belgium - Lithuania 61-64
Lithuania proved the ambitions for the group leader at the Group A of EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round. The Baltic side improved to 6-1 record after a road trip to Belgium. Lithuania celebrated 64:61 victory in Kortrijk. It was an easy start for the guests that enjoyed 9-0 run. Abromaite brought 11:3 and Petronyte closed the period at 18:7. In the second period the Baltic side continued to dominate the court and Petronyte scored for 23:10. Stakneviciene made a jump shot for 27:17 and Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) was the last to score at the half for 35:23. The difference remained in the court in the beginning of the third quarter and Sandra Linkeviciene brought 41:29. Bimbaite scored for 47:37 and Sandra Linkeviciene delivered two for 49:38. Belgium managed however to win the frame 21-16 and reduced to 51:44 after three quarters. Moreover the start of the fourth period was great for the hosts and Wauters tied the game at 56:56. Solopova meanwhile went on a free throw line at the very end and brought the final points for the winners. Sandra Linkeviciene paced all the winners with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Petronyte followed her with 13, while Bimbaite and Stakneviciene netted 10 each.
Group B
Latvia - Romania 83-70
Latvia improved to 2-2 record in Group B of EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round. The team remained Romania winless after 83:70 win in Riga. Looking to avoid a third straight defeat, the Baltic team knew another loss would all but end their hopes and it as an edgy start with a three-pointer by Paula Ciocan ensuring the scores were tied at 14-14 five minutes into the contest. Tamane however gave the hosts 25:21 at the end of the first 10 minutes. Niedola scored for 32:26, while Elina Babkina (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) increased to 40:32. Mandache nailed three at the end of the half for 48:37. It seemed the victory was achieved when Basko scored for 53:39, but Pavel closed a 6-0 run for 53:45. Pascalau made a jump shot at the end of the third period for 61:52. Latvia added a 6-0 run in the start of the last period and Brumermane later added two for 69:54. Elina Babkina gave the hosts 79:58, while Pascalau nailed three at the end of the game for the final result. Tamane top-scored for the winners with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Elina Babkina, Basko and Karklina followed her with 11 points each in a win. Pascalau ended up with 21 points in the losing effort and Marginean netted 13. Pavel notched 12, while Mandache scored 10.
Serbia - Israel 70-68
Serbia handed Israel their first loss at the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round and tied both records at 3-1 after a home thriller. The hosts needed 70:68 as bot teams now share the top. About 5000 fans came to support the local team in Ruma. Serbia started with 4-0 run and Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) scored for 13:10. She also later tied the game at 17:17 and closed the period. The battle continued in the court in the second period as well and again the teams scored the same number of points. Israel led in the majority of the period but scored fro 39:39 at the halftime. Serbia opened the second half with 6-0 run and Knezevic brought 45:39. Israel however responded with 11-0 run as Cohen gave Israel 50:45 advantage. Cohen also scored another three-pointer for 53:51 at the end of thirty minutes. Serbia was too far to give up and Knezevic pulled her side back to 61:54. Biljana Pesovic scored for 65:59 and she brought also 70:63. Israel meanwhile scored the last five points in the game but could not win the thriller. Biljana Pesovic stepped up with 16 points for the winners for 3-1 record. Knezevic netted 15 and Dabovic brought 11. Cohen ended up with 19 points in the losing case as Israel suffered their first loss. Doron netted 18 and Abramzon posted 13.
Group C
Finland - Hungary 56-61
Hungary remained Finland on the bottom of Group C of the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round. The team edged the Scandinavian side 61:56 for the second win and trying to avoid finishing bottom of the Group. Korpivaara gave the hosts the first lead, while Horti brought 8:6 for Hungary. In a tough quarter Vida closed the first 10 minutes from the free-throw line for 13:12 advantage. A 9-2 run at the beginning of the second quarter gave the home team some hope that they could finally get off the mark but by half-time Finland were made to pay for their sloppiness in the last five minutes. Sten tied it at 26:26 and Horvath remained Hungary in front at 28:26. Seven times the score was tied in the third quarter that proved the great effort from both sides for the win. Finland won the frame 19-15 to taste 45:43 lead after three quarters. The battle continued until the last seconds as Hungary grabbed the road win. They finished with 6-0 run to take 61:56 victory for 2-5 record. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) led the way with 16 points for the winners. Horti netted 11, while Szlimak posted 10. Tuukkanen and Korpivaara replied with 16 points in the losing case and Sten added 13.
Bulgaria - Montenegro 89-57
Bulgaria handed Montenegro their first loss in Rouse in spectacular fashion after they trashed the group leaders 89:57. The hosts easily won the first three quarters in the game and looked great int he whole game. Peteva and Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) exchanged the baskets early in the game and then Milutinovic scored for 10:8. Baletic gave Montenegro 12:11 lead and as it became clear after it was their last one. Zlatanova put Bulgaria in front at 22:16 and Stanoeva scored for 28:17. The second period was a masterpiece for the hosts that looked awesome in the court. They erupted with 23-6 and reached 51:23 advantage at the halftime. Dimitrova gave the hosts 55:25 and Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) brought 61:30. After another 20-11 in the third frame Bulgaria enjoyed 71:34 after three quarters. Stanoeva opened the last period with a jump shot, while Miteva scored for 78:40. Baletic reduced later at 84:50 and Jelena Dubljevic nailed two for the final result. Doneeka Hodges erupted with 20 points for 4-3 record as Bulgaria improved to 4-3 record. Zlatanova nailed 18 and Slavova posted 8. Jelena Dubljevic finished the night with 17 points as Montenegro is toed on top with Turkey at 5-1. Baletic notched 16 and Bjelica scored 10.
Group D
Germany - Ukraine 69-74
Ukraine revenged for the first loss at the start of the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round versus Germany. Tonight Ukraine celebrated the initial 74:69 victory in Group D to remain alive. Germany as it was expected went on an early lead as Frohlich gave the hosts 19:9. Nikagbatse made two free throws at the end of the frame for 26:15. Frohlich gave Germany the biggest lead at 39:25, but then the guests started to reduce. Zherzherunova cut it to 39:33, while Frohlich closed the half at 42:36. Ogorodnikova scored for 42:38 and Isachenko brought 4 in a row for 50:49. Ogorodnikova later tied the game at 52:52 and it was her again for the lead at 54:52.Oleksandra Prystupa (203-C-89) drove a lay-up to close the third period at 56:55. Frohlich again pulled her side to 63:60, but Ukraine responded with 9-0 run when Sazonenko gave the guests 69:63. Oleksandra Prystupa was the last to score int he game making two free throws for 74:69 win. Sazonenko poured in 23 points for 1-3 record. Ogorodnikova and Isachenko followed her with 17 points apiece. Frohlich collected 19 points and 11 rebounds for the home side as Germany tied their record at 2-2. Austmann netted 14 and Breitreiner scored 12.
Slovakia - United Kingdom 63-70
Great Britain became the leader of Group D at the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Round. The team grabbed 70:63 win over Slovak Republic to take 3-1 record. Slovak Republic meanwhile dropped to 2-2 and share the second spot with Germany. Slovak Republic won the opening tip 5:2 and Kupcikova later scored for 16:13. Lawless brought 21:14, whilst Hrickova closed the period at 26:16. The hosts dominated the court as Laskova proved the ambitions at 31:20 early in the second. With over four minutes to go until the midway point of the game, the home team were still looking comfortable at 35:27 but they then dried up and could only manage one further basket in the quarter. Page reduced to 38:37 as the teams went to the lockers. She also gave the lead to the guests early in the third and Stewart delivered for 49:43. Laskova kept the hosts alive at the end of the quarter at 50:53. The squads were tied at 57:57 midway through the last frame but then Great Britain went on a final lead. Collins made two free throws at the end of the game for their final success. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) exploded with 26 points for the winners to taste the third win with them. Stafford followed her with 10 points and Butler nailed 9. Ivana Jalcova (182-G-83) ended up with 15 points for the home side. Kupcikova notched 13, while Vynuchalova delivered 11.

 

Day: 7 (Qualifying Round) - Aug. 20, 2010 
Group A
Lithuania - Croatia 81-63
Lithuania posted the fifth win at the EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They consolidated their leading position in Group A. Croatia slipped at 3-3 record after the defeat. The first quarter turned into an intense battle in Kaunas. The teams traded baskets and the scoreboard read 21:21 ten minutes into the clash. Rima Valentiene (170-G-78) and Staugatiene drained trebles early in the second quarter as Lithuania pulled in front. Lelas and Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) responded with three-pointers of their own as Croatia bounced back. Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) capped the first half with a jumper and posted a 39:38 lead for the hosts. The teams exchanged the buckets before Lithuania triggered a 9:1 run to take a 55:45 lead at the final break. Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) helped Croatia get within six points midway through the fourth stanza but Lithuania survived the threat. The hosts crowned the game with a 15:3 rally and sealed the winning outcome. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) came up with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Lithuania. Agne Abromaite added 19 points in the victory. Sandra Mandir replied with 17 points for Croatia. Anda Jelavic had 13 points in the loss.
Italy - Belgium 67-57
Italy posted the third win at the EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They toppled Belgium to improve at 3-3 record in Group A. Chiara Consolini (182-F-88) scored 16 points to pace the hosts. The loss dropped Belgium at 2-3 record. Italy looked solid early in the game. They ensured an 18:11 advantage at the first intermission. Italy opened a double-digit lead early in the second quarter. Kathy Wambe (173-G-81) helped Belgium cut the deficit and later Ann Wauters (194-C-80) and Raman put the visitors in front 26:25. Belgium won the first half 28:27. Leemans enlarged the lead to as many as 5 points, while Kathy Wambe made it 34:27 for Belgium at the beginning of the third quarter. The visitors did not allow Italy to erase the deficit as Belgium entered the fourth quarter up by 5 points 44:39. Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) and Chiara Consolini finally get things rolling for the home team. Italy surged back in front 51:48 midway through the period. Chiara Consolini and Ress boosted the margin to 9 points and Italy did not look back from that moment on. Giorgia Sottana notched 12 points for Italy. Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80) had 11 points in the win. Ann Wauters replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Belgium. Kathy Wambe provided 15 points in the loss.
Group B
Romania - Israel 79-83
Israel recorded the third straight win at the EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They came from behind to knock down Romania in Bucharest. Romania slipped at 0-3 record after the loss. The teams traded baskets eagerly early in the game. Romania capped the opening frame with seven points in a row to take a 29:20 lead. Gabriela Marginean (185-F-87, college: Drexel) opened the second frame with a three-pointer to post a 32:20 advantage. Stoenescu and Gabriela Marginean stretched the gap to as many as 19 points midway through the second stanza. But Israel recovered as they crowned the half with 9:1 run to trim the deficit at 11-point mark 36:47. Gabriela Marginean and Florina Pascalau (193-C-82) kept Romania in charge early in the third quarter. But Liron Cohen (173-G-82) and Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) ignited a 19:2 run as Israel surged ahead 59:57. Romania regained the lead but Liron Cohen hit a three-pointer and Israel entered the final stanza up by one 62:61. Three-pointers from Ekaterina Abramzon and Katia Levitsky (190-C-85, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) helped Israel gain an 81:74 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Romania got within just two points but Shay Doron went accurate from the charity stripe and sealed the win at the end. Shay Doron finished with 27 points to lead Israel. Liron Cohen added 18 points, while Katia Levitsky had 13 points for the winning side. Gabriela Marginean answered with game-high 30 points for Romania. Florina Pascalau provided 20 points in the loss.
 
Serbia - Latvia 75-63
Serbia bettered Latvia in Ruma. The victory propelled the hosts at 2-1 record in EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group B. Latvia in the meantime slipped at 1-2. The hosts opened the game with an 8:2 rally to grab the initiative. Serbia stayed in front and recorded a 21:13 lead after ten minutes. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They posted a 38:27 advantage at the interval. Latvia went on a 10:0 run early in the third quarter to pull closer. Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena) and Karklina soon put Latvia in front 45:44. But Serbia quickly responded and recorded a 50:47 lead at the final intermission. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) led Serbia to a 61:53 lead with under four minutes to go. Serbia soon exploded with 7 points in a row and cleared off for good in this one. Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) and Ana Dabovic provided 18 points apiece for Serbia. Jelena Maksimovic (192-C-82) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Gunta Basko answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Latvia. Zane Tamane (200-C-83, college: W.Illinois) had 12 points in the loss.
Group C
Turkey - Finland 89-64
Turkey posted the fifth win at the EuroBasket Qualifying Round. The victory put Turkey on top of Group C. Mehtap Gezer (192-F-88) notched 18 points to lead the hosts. The loss put Finland at 0-5 record at the bottom of the ladder. Turkey got to a perfect start to the game The hosts fired 31 points in the starting frame to ensure a 17-point lead ten minutes into the game. Dogan and Saylar posted a 23-point lead midway through the second frame. Turkey established a 49:25 lead at halftime. Tiina Sten (185-G/F-85, college: St.John's) dragged Finland within 19 points in the third term. Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) and Pounds helped the visitors pulled as close as 15 points but Turkey strongly finished the term and accounted for 25-point lead 67:42. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter but Finland could not get too close and Turkey coasted to the victory. Melek Bilge nailed 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the hosts. Birsel Vardarli (175-G-80) posted 9 points in the victory. Tiina Sten replied with 12 points for Finland. Taru Tuukkanen and Henna Salomaa (175-G-89) canned 11 points apiece in the loss.
Hungary - Bulgaria 71-78
Bulgaria prevailed against Hungary on the road. The victory propelled the visitors to 3-3 record in Group C. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) scored 24 points to pace Bulgaria. Hungary slipped at 1-5 record after the defeat. Hungary stormed into the game. They posted a 20:9 lead midway through the quarter. The hosts rallied to a 27:13 advantage at the first intermission. But Bulgaria gradually recovered. They opened the second term with a 6:1 run to trim the deficit. Bulgaria got within 10 points at halftime 27:37. Slavova and Zoia Stanoeva (182-F-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza) exploded with back-to-back trebles to drag Bulgaria within just six points midway through the third term. Doneeka Hodges came up with key points to draw things level 50:50. Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) and Vida notched five points late in the period to secure a 59:55 advantage for Hungary. Bulgaria went on a 10:2 rally at the start of the fourth quarter to pull in front. Zoia Stanoeva, Doneeka Hodges and Zlatanova helped the visitors accumulate a 74:66 lead for Bulgaria with under two minutes to go. Hungary could not recover in the dying stages and lost the battle. Zoia Stanoeva netted 10 points for Bulgaria. Daniela Peteva (179-F-89) and Dimana Georgieva (190-C-88) notched 8 points apiece in the win. Dora Horti answered with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Hungary. Diana Furesz (174-G-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) had 10 points, 5 assists and 4 boards in defeat.
Group D
United Kingdom - Ukraine 57-49
Great Britain posted the second win in Group D of the EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They overcame a slow start to edge Ukraine in Guildford. Great Britain improved at 2-1 record, while Ukraine suffered the third straight defeat. Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) scored 18 points to lead the hosts. Ukraine looked better in the opening quarter. The visitors gained the lead and rallied to a 15:9 lead at the break. Ogorodnikova and Inna Kochubei (173-G-82) gave Ukraine a 20:9 lead early in the second term. But Johannan Leedham hit a three-pointer to stop the bleeding for Great Britain. The hosts adjusted their game and trimmed the deficit at just four points 21:25 at halftime. The hosts knocked down five points in a row at the start of the third term to surge in front. Great Britain and Ukraine traded baskets for some time. Natalie Stafford (173-G) capped the term with a treble to give the home side a 38:35 advantage. Johannah Leedham opened the fourth quarter with three triples as the hosts piled up a 10-point advantage. Great Britain quickly stretched the lead to 16 points and coasted to the victory at the end. Natalie Stafford notched 10 points for Great Britain. Azania Stewart (193-C-90) added 9 points in the win. Inna Kochubei replied with 11 points for Ukraine. Maryna Sazonenko (172-G-86, college: Oregon St.) netted 10 points in the loss.
Germany - Slovakia 63-58
Germany needed overtime to tame Slovak Republic in Halle. The victory propelled Germany to 2-1 record in EuroBasket Qualifying Round Group D. They caught up with Slovak Republic on top of the ladder. Slovak Republic quickly surged ahead in this one and maintained the lead for some time. But Romy Bar (189-F-87, agency: LBM Management) and Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) allowed the home team to take a 15:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Slovak Republic opened the second frame with 8 points in a row to regain control. However back-to-back triples from Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) and Richter stopped the bleeding. Germany rallied to ensure a 31:28 lead at halftime. Anne Breitreiner and Richter drained two more treys at the start of the third term to keep the hosts rolling. Slovak Republic bounced back and surged ahead for 42:41 lead at the final break. Ivana Jalcova (182-G-83) and Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) kept the visitors in charge for the bigger part of the final term. However Sarah Austmann notched three points in the final 33 seconds of regulation to level things up forcing overtime. Richter and Linda Frohlich put Germany in front in the extra frame. Slovak Republic could not answer and Romy Bar iced the victory from the stripe. Linda Frohlich tallied 19 points and 18 rebounds for Germany. Romy Bar added 12 points in the win. Ivana Jalcova replied with 13 points for Slovak Republic. Lucia Kupcikova notched 12 points in the loss.


EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round Six review  - Aug. 17, 2010 
Group A
Croatia - Italy 74-63
Croatia registered very important win against Italy. Both teams entered to this meeting with the same 2-2 record, but Croatia is the one who jumped to second place while Italy dropped to fourth. Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) was the MVP of this game with valuation 22. She spent 35 minutes on the court collecting 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Croatia. Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) also scored 18 pts, while Marija Vrsaljko (195-C-89) added 10. In the loosing squad, Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) was good with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman) followed with 12 pts and 5 rebs. Croatia won every single quarter of this game. They started with tiny 15-14 in Q2 and continued with 22-19 for the next ten minutes. Italy improved after the breather and mostly owing to Kathrin Ress grabbed 37-39 lead at the beginning of third period. Croatia replied with 7-0 run and later jumped to 53-46 with 10:00 to go. Visitors didn't give up and they came to minus one with 6:53 to go. Everything was open again, but the hosts didn't panic and through Jelena Ivezic and Iva Sliskovic created crucial 10-2 run. They never looked back and celebrated valuable win at the end. In the next round, Croatia will meet Lithuania. Italy will host Belgium.

Holland - Lithuania 67-80
Lithuania did a great job in Holland. They managed to beat the home squad 67-80 for almost perfect 4-1 record in Group A. With this victory, Lithuania made a huge step forward to 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. On the other side, the hosts dropped to 1-4 and their chances to reach one of the first two places drastically decreased. Ausra Bimbaite (179-G-82) was the leading player in victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) also was great adding 17 points, 15 boards and 6 assists, while Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) added 13 pts, 7 rebs and 7 assists. In Holland, Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) collected 21 points and 6 boards. Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) netted 12 pts. Lithuania opened the game with quick 0-4 run and they were 7-12 up few minutes later. Leonie Kooij and her teammates closed the first half with 7-3 series for minus one before the second frame. Teams exchanged baskets for the next ten minutes and Q2 finished with 23-23 tie, meaning that Lithuania had minimum lead at the halftime. Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Lithuania opened this period with 0-13 run for comfortable 37-51. After 30 minutes of play they had 48-62, what was too much for Holland for rest of the way. In the next round, Lithuania will meet Croatia. Holland will re-join in Round Seven.
Group B
Latvia - Israel 66-71
Israel became the only unbeaten team after two games in Group B. This time they managed to beat Latvia on the road making a huge step forward to EuroBasket 2011 in Poland. They got the most from Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) in this game: 22 points. Liron Cohen (173-G-82) scored 11 points and handed out 5 assists, while Liad Suez Karni (187-F-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) also helped with 11 pts. The hosts got 19 points from Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena). Their second scorer was Aija Putnina (191-F-88) with 10 pts (6 rebs). Latvia dropped to 1-1 after this meeting. All except of the last quarter belonged to Israel in this game. They made 14-18 in the first ten minutes and continued with 17-19 in Q2 for 6-point lead at the halftime. Nothing has changed after the breather, as Latvia was not able to take control on this meeting. Actually, that came to minus 3 once but Israel quickly responded and jumped to 47-56 before the last ten minutes. However, Gunta Basko and her teammates shined in the finish of this game and they tied the score to 66-66 with 1:11 left. But, they were scoreless after that, while Suez, Selwyn and Cohen combined five pts for the guests. In the next round, Israel will go to Romania. Latvia will host Serbia.

Serbia - Romania 87-52
Serbia grabbed the first win in Group B. It was their second appearance in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications and they have the same score as Latvia now. Romania dropped to 0-2 and currently is the last ranked team in this pool. Jelena Maksimovic (192-C-82) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Adrijana Knezevic (184-F-87) had 16 points and 6 boards, while Jelena Milovanovic (190-F-89) added 14 pts and 5 rebs. In the loosing squad, Elisabeth Pavel (192-C-90) collected 10 points and 5 rebounds. Ancuta Stoenescu (171-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) also had 10 pts in this loss. Serbia dominated in a basketball segments against Romania. Jelena Maksimovic and her teammates started with 23-16 in the first ten minutes and they were just warming up. Second quarter finished 24-12 for the hosts, meaning that they already had comfortable 19-point lead and were looking great. Romania faced with real fiasco after the breather as Serbia stopped them for just 5 points in Q3. On the other side, the hosts drained 21 for 68-33 with one quarter left. All after that was just the formality and Serbia registered the first win in this phase. In the next round, Serbia will play against Latvia, also at home. Romania will host Israel.
Group C
Montenegro - Hungary 75-73
Montenegro posted another win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. This time they had to work very hard in order to beat Hungary and to reach the 5-0 record in Group C. With this one Montenegro is almost sure participant of the next EC, despite there is three more games to be played in this group. On the other side, Hungary dropped to 1-4 and their chance to reach the second place drastically went down. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) led the hosts with 21 points and 5 assists. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) had 18 pts and 9 boards this time, while Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) (5 rebs) and Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) netted 13 points each. In Hungary, Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) shined with 32 points. Their second scorer was Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) with 11 pts (5 rebs). The winner of this game was decided in the finish. Montenegro entered to last four minutes with 7-point lead, but Hungary didn't give up. Zsofia Fegyverneky scored a triple for the guests and in the next possession she made two free throws. Dora Horti drained a jump shot after that and teams were tied to 71-71. In the last six seconds the hosts had plus 2 and Zsofia Fegyverneky was sent to the line, but she scored just the first FT. Milka Bjelica grabbed the ball and closed this meeting with one FT. Montenegro will skip Round Six. Hungary will play against Bulgaria.

Bulgaria - Turkey 60-63
Turkey registered the fourth win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. They are the second ranked team in Group C at this moment, behind Montenegro who has perfect 5-0 record. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) came up with double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Ceyda Kozluca (179-C-84) scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, while Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) helped with 11 pts. For the hosts, Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) was good with 18 points and 7 rebs. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) delivered 14 points. Their Bulgaria dropped to 2-3 and they will need a miracle in order to reach the second place in this group. Bulgaria had impressive first half of this game. Jaklin Zlatanova and her teammates smashed Turkey in the first ten minutes with 23-11 and were looking great. Visitors didn't recover from this shock and they faced with 20-14 in Q2 as well. It means that the hosts were 18-points up at the halftime and it seemed they will take this game in style. However, they somehow stopped after the breather, while Turkey improved at the both sides of the court. They created 2-14 in third quarter, but still Bulgaria had lead with 10 minutes to go. That didn't bother Turkey, who smashed their rivals with 15-24 in Q4 for maybe the crucial 60-63 victory at the end. In the next round, Turkey will host Finland. Bulgaria will go to Hungary.
Group D
Germany - United Kingdom 63-72
United Kingdom grabbed the first win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. They failed in Round One, but managed to beat Germany on the road so both teams have 1-1 record now in Group D. The top-ranked team of this pool at this moment is Slovakia. JulieAnne Page (188-F/C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: E.Washington) shined for UK with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Natalie Stafford (173-G) had 16, while Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) added 13 points and 5 boards. In Germany, Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) shined with 25 points and 8 boards. She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. United Kingdom did a great job in the first quarter. They started with impressive 6-15 run and later jumped to 8-21. Germany finally replied and they cut the margin to 13-23 until the end of Q1. Linda Frohlich and her teammates improved in the second frame and they won it with 18-15. However, that was enough just for minus 7 at the HT. The UK made 13-14 in third period heading to last ten minutes with 44-52. Everything what Germany did until the end was minus seven and nothing more than that. In the next round, United Kingdom will host Ukraine. Germany will also play at home and their rival will be Slovakia.

Slovakia - Ukraine 82-53
Slovakia came up with another victory in Group D. After win against the UK on the road, Slovakia blasted Ukraine 82-53 for perfect 2-0 record. On the other side, Ukraine faced with the second straight loss but they still have a chance to reach one of the first two places. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) shined for the hosts with double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Luisa Michulkova (179-F-84) was the second scorer in victory with 12 and Lucia Laskova (187-F-80, agency: LBM Management) added three points less than her. Ukraine did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. They best player was Olena Ogorodnikova (186-F-81) with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Slovakia was way better team in this game. They took control on Ukraine from the very beginning as they made 20-14 lead in the first ten minutes. Second quarter was the low-scoring one, but still belonged to Slovakia 14-8. Ukraine was not able to reply and they continued to fall after the breather. Lucia Kupcikova and her teammates drained 23 points in third frame, while they stopped visitors to 8 for huge 57-30 with 10:00 to go. Game winner was already known and the last ten minutes were just the formality. In the next round, Slovakia will go to Germany. Ukraine will play against the United Kingdom.


Division B: Round Four review  - Aug. 16, 2010 
Group A
Sweden - Portugal 68-54
Sweden demonstrated another nice performance in Division B. This time they were better than Portugal to keep the perfect score after three games in Group A. Their key player in this game was Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89) with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Ann Andersson (183-F-80, agency: Promotex, college: Minnesota) had 16 pts and 5 rebs, while Elisabeth Egnell (185-F-87, college: Boston Coll.) added 15 pts and 7 boards. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88) this time helped the hosts with 13 points and 7 rebs. On the other side, Portugal (1-2) got 20 points and 6 boards from Sonia Reis (189-C-84). Their second scorer was Paula Muxiri (184-F/C-81, college: ODU) with 10 pts. Sweden exploded in the second and last quarter of this game. They started with 17-13 in the first ten minutes and outgunned Portugal in Q2 with 25-17. Visitors came out strongly after the breather and they threatened seriously coming to 51-48 with 10:00 to go. Everything was open again and Portugal was in, but the hosts shined when it was the most important and stopped visitors to just 6 points for the entire last quarter. The nailed 17 on the other side, what was more than enough for third straight victory in Group A. In the next round, Sweden will meet Slovenia on the road. Portugal will go to Norway.

Norway - Slovenia 61-81
Slovenia grabbed the second victory in Division B. They cruised past Norway on the road for 2-1 record in Group A, what is currently enough for the second place. On the other side, the hosts dropped to 0-3 staying the last ranked team in this pool. Maja Erkic (183-G/F-85) top-scored in victory with 20 points. Sandra Pirsic (195-C-84) had 19 points, 7 boards and 5 assists, while Teja Oblak (172-G-90) added 16 pts and 6 rebs. In Norway, Mia Spasowska (185-C-84, college: Humboldt St.) was better than the others with 16 pts and 5 boards. Tina Moen (183-G-86, college: IPFW) scored 10 points. Slovenia was way better team from the start. Maja Erkic and her teammates opened this meeting with excellent 11-23, what was a clear signal that the hosts will not have a chance. Actually, they improved in Q2 but it was not enough for any better than minus 8 at the halftime. Slovenia destroyed their rival in third frame (8-25) resolving the question about the winner. Last ten minutes were just the formality and they belonged to Norway 22-17. In the next round, Slovenia will host Sweden. Norway will play once again at home and their rival will be Portugal.
Group B
Albania - Switzerland 55-66
Switzerland stays the top-ranked team of Group B with perfect 4-0 record. This time Switzerland met Albania on the road and managed to beat them 55-66. The hosts stay the only winless team after four games in this pool. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the hosts with 19 points. Alexia Rol (170-G-82) had 12, while Marielle Giroud (180-F-87) (8 rebs) and Caroline Turin (173-F-87) added 10 points each. Adelajda Aliaj (188-C-87) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds in defeat. Brikena Cakici (176-G-80) had 13 pts and 5 rebs in loss. Except of the last quarter, Switzerland dominated in this game. They started with 10-14 in the first ten minutes and later jumped to 24-33 (HT). Third frame was the crucial one in this meeting. Karen Twehues and her teammates nailed 22 points, while they managed to stop the hosts to just 10. Albania faced with 34-55 deficit, but they didn't give up. They made 21-11 in the last quarter, but that still wasn't enough for serious treat. Switzerland will meet Luxembourg in the next round. Albania will host Estonia.

Luxembourg - Bosnia 63-75
Bosnia registered the second victory in Division B. They celebrated nice 63-75 win in Luxembourg jumping to third place in Group B with 2-2 record. The hosts dropped to 1-3 and they are currently No.4 in this pool. Emina Demirovic (186-C-85) came up with double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds for Bosnia. Milica Deura (178-G-90) had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, while Matea Tavic (178-G-92) added 13 points and 6 rebs. For the hosts, Nadia Mossong (183-F-86) collected 15 pts and 9 rebs. Jill Bausch (176-G-87) scored 14 points. Last quarter was the crucial one in this meeting. Before that, Luxembourg made 21-16 in the first and Bosnia had 12-13 in the second frame. Visitors were better in Q3 as well (16-18) closing the gap to 49-47 before the last ten minutes. Than in the last quarter there was only one team playing on the court and it was Bosnia. The hosts somehow stopped and their defense looked bad. Emina Demirovic and her teammates exploded offensively and they drained impressive 28 points in the last quarter, while the hosts stopped to 14 on the other side facing with third loss in this phase. Bosnia will skip Round Six and will re-join in Round Seven. Luxembourg will host Switzerland on Thursday.


EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round Five review  - Aug. 15, 2010 
Group A
Holland - Italy 60-70
Italy grabbed valuable road win against Holland for 2-2 record in Qualifying Group A. The same numbers have Belgium and Croatia now and all teams are still in the race for 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. Holland slipped to 1-3 and its chances decreased after this meeting. Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman) stepped up for Italy with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) had 12 pts, while Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) added 11 points and 7 boards. In the loosing squad, Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) shined with 20 points and 12 boards. She was their only player with double-digits in scoring. Italy was slightly better team at the beginning as they made 16-18 lead in Q1. The next ten minutes belonged to Holland 17-15, meaning that teams were tied to 33-33 at the halftime. Visitors came out strong after the breather and they were very productive in offense. Jenifer Nadalin and her teammates drained 26 pts in Q3, while limiting Holland to 17 on the other side. Holland didn't give up and they came to 60-62 in the finish, actually with 2:49 to go in the game. Jenifer Nadalin than stepped up for Italy once again and with 0-6 run on her own brought the visitors valuable victory. In the next round, Italy will meet Croatia. Holland will play against Lithuania.

Croatia - Belgium 85-70
Croatia was too strong for Belgium registering the second win in 2011 EuroBasket Qualifications. Both teams have 2-2 record now and Italy has same digits as well. All participants of Group A are still in the race for the first two spots, with Lithuania as No.1 at this moment. Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) paced the home side to victory with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) had 17 pts and 6 boards, while Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) added 14 pts, 8 rebs and 5 assists. In Belgium, Ann Wauters (194-C-80) collected 21 pts and 9 boards. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) scored 18 points and grabbed 7 boards. Croatia won every single quarter of this game. They started with 23-21 and continued with 17-11 in the second frame. Both teams shined offensively after the breather, but still it was Croatia who registered 27-24. It means that the hosts were 67-56 up with 10:00 to go. Belgium desperately needed a run, but they were not able to make it. Croatia made 18-14 in the last quarter for comfortable 85-70 win at the end. In the next round, Croatia will play against Italy. Belgium will re-join in Round Seven.
Group B
Romania - Latvia 47-76
Participants of Group B started their EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications on Saturday. Latvia demonstrated wonderful performance in their first game beating Romania on the road 47-76. Gunta Basko (181-F-80, college: Siena) top-scored in victory with 11 points and she grabbed 6 rebounds beside that. Kristine Karklina (175-G-83) had 10 pts and also pulled down 6 rebs. She reached valuation 17 and was the MVP of this meeting. Latvia had four players with 9 points each. On the other side, Romania got 12 points from Maria Pascalau (194-C-82). Gabriela Marginean (185-F-87, college: Drexel) stopped on 10. Everything started good for the hosts, who made 17-13 lead in the first ten minutes. However, that was all from them in this meeting and Latvia totally dominated for rest of the time. Gunta Basko and her teammates blasted Romania with 7-20 in Q2 and they continued with 9-20 after the breather. At that time it was already clear that Romania will not be able to take this one. They gave up in the last ten minutes and Latvia closed this meeting with 14-23 for 47-76 blowout. In the next round, Latvia will host Israel. Romania will play against Serbia on the road.

Israel - Serbia 93-65
It was the first game of Group B in 2011 EuroBasket Qualifications. Israel celebrated an easy win for 1-0 record. Their best player was Liron Cohen (173-G-82) with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Actually, Cohen was the best player of this meeting with valuation 26. Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) followed her with 20 points and valuation 21. Meirav Dori (178-F-86, agency: Data Plus Group) and Katia Levitsky (190-C-85, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) helped with 14 and 13 points each. In Serbia, Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79) shined with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Jelena Milovanovic (190-F-89) (5 rebs, 6 as) and Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) netted 10 pts apiece. Israel dominated in all segments of this game. They simply were too strong for Serbia, who was not able to resist in any of the quarters. Israel started with 26-13 in the first ten minutes and continued with 15-12 in Q2. The hosts were better in Q3 (25-20) for 66-45 with one period to go. Nothing has changed in the last quarter as Israel finished it with 27-20. At the end it was totally deserved 93-65 for the home side. In the next round, Israel will meet Latvia on the road. Serbia will host Romania.
Group C
Montenegro - Turkey 70-52
Montenegro stays perfect after four games in Group C and they are on the right way to reach EuroBasket 2011 in Poland. There is four more games to be played in this pool and Montenegro will most probably take one of the first two spots. They jumped to 4-0 now, while Turkey faced with the first loss slipping to 3-1. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) had 18 pts, 6 boards and 6 assists, while Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) added 15 pts and 5 boards. In Turkey, Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) was better than the others with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) scored 9 pts. Second and last quarter were the crucial ones in this game. Before that, Montenegro was slightly better in Q1 making 17-16 lead. They took control on Turkey for the next ten minutes making 21-12 for plus 10 at the halftime. Turkey needed a comeback, but they were not able to make it. Third frame finished with 12-12 tie and Montenegro sealed the victory in the last ten minutes. They ended this frame with 20-12 for the final 70-52 win. Montenegro will host Hungary in the next round. Turkey will go to Bulgaria.

Bulgaria - Finland 88-65
Bulgaria grabbed the second win in 2011 EuroBasket Qualifications. They outgunned Finland 88-65 jumping to third place in Group C with 2-2 record. Visitors stay winless after four appearances and they will most probably fight for the survival in Division A. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) shined for the hosts with 20 points. Daniela Peteva (179-F-89) scored 12 and Zoia Stanoeva (182-F-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added two points less. In Finland, Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) delivered 12 points and grabbed 8 rebs. Tiina Sten (185-G/F-85, college: St.John's) scored 11 pts. Bulgaria won every single quarter of this game. Finland was not able to resists and their minus was getting bigger after each minute. Bulgaria made 26-20 and the beginning and continued with 21-13 in the second quarter. Third frame also belonged to the hosts, who were 69-52 up after 30 minutes of play. Last ten minutes were just the formality and Bulgaria increased its lead even more. In the next round, Bulgaria will host Turkey. Finland will re-join in Round Seven.
Group D
Ukraine - Germany 56-60
It was the first game of Group D in this phase and Germany celebrated valuable 56-60 road win against Ukraine. These two teams are together with Slovakia and UK placed to this pool. Two best ranked countries will directly qualify for the 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) top-scored in Germany with 15 points and she grabbed 6 rebounds beside that. Romy Bar (189-F-87, agency: LBM Management) helped the winners with 14, while Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) added 9 points. For the hosts, Maryna Sazonenko (172-G-86, college: Oregon St.) delivered 16 points. Olena Ogorodnikova (186-F-81) had double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Germany did a great job in the first quarter making 16-22 lead. The hosts woke up after that and they intensified defense, what resulted with just 9 pts scored by Germany in Q2. On the other side, Ukraine had 15 for 31-31 tie at the halftime. Ukraine was slightly better in third quarter (13-11) and everything was still open with 10:00 to go. At the halfway of the last quarter Germany made 49-54 turn and the hosts were in trouble. They came to minus 3 in the finish, but Germany didn't let them any closer. In the next round, Germany will host UK. Ukraine will go Slovakia.

United Kingdom - Slovakia 67-76
Slovakia opened the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications with excellent 67-76 against the UK on the island. Beside these two teams, participants of Group D are also Germany and Ukraine. Two best ranked squads will qualify directly for Poland. Luisa Michulkova (179-F-84) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Ivana Jalcova (182-G-83) had 12 points and 5 assists, while Lucia Laskova (187-F-80, agency: LBM Management) added 11 pts and 7 boards. In the UK, Johannah Leedham (180-G/F-87) collected 17 points and 5 assists. Kimberly Butler (186-F-82, college: Oregon St.) had 10 points and 7 rebs. Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that, Slovakia made 16-17 in the first ten minutes and the hosts replied with 20-17 in Q2. Than after the breather Slovakia totally took control on their rival. Luisa Michulkova and her teammates were very productive in offense scoring 22 points, while they limited UK to 12 on the other side. It was 48-56 for the guests with 10:00 to go and the hosts were in trouble. At the beginning of Q4, Slovakia jumped to plus 11 and the game was over for UK. In the next round, Slovakia will host Ukraine. The UK will go to Germany.



EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round Four review
 - Aug. 12, 2010 
Group A
Belgium - Holland 91-59
Belgium demonstrated wonderful performance against Holland. They celebrated 91-59 home win making a big step forward to 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. Belgium jumped to 2-1 now in Group A, while Holland slipped to 1-2. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Marjorie Carpreaux (165-G-87, agency: LBM Management) (5 rebs) and Julie Vanloo (172-G-93) helped with 14 and 12 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) collected 14 points and 6 boards. Marlous Nieuwveen (196-C-80) followed her with 12 pts and 9 boards. Except of the first quarter, Holland was not able to resist against Belgium in this meeting. First ten minutes were pretty leveled, but still belonged to the home squad 20-18. Sara Leemans and her teammates took full control on Holland after that creating 18-11 in the second and huge 31-11 in third frame. It means that Belgium held 28-point lead with 10:00 to go and the game was already over for Holland. In the next round, Belgium will meet Croatia. Holland will play against Italy and both games are scheduled for August 14.

Italy - Lithuania 87-72
Italy grabbed the first win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. After two straight defeats, Italy managed to beat Lithuania for 1-2 record in Group A. At the same time it was the first loss for Lithuania, who dropped to 3-1. Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80) was the leading scorer in victory with 19 points. Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) also was good adding 15 points and 6 boards, while Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) had 13 pts. Maria Chiara Franchini (181-G-79) followed them with 10 pts. In the loosing squad, Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) collected 21 points and 6 rebounds. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) collected 15 points and 5 rebs. Italy did a great job in the last ten minutes and that quarter was actually the crucial one in this meeting. Beginning of the game belonged to the home squad who made 24-21 in Q1 and they continued with 19-17 in the second frame. Lithuania slightly improved after the breather and they came to 48-45 in 23rd minute. Teams exchanged baskets for rest of the way in Q3, so Italy kept plus 3 before the last ten minutes. The hosts made 14-5 run at the beginning of Q4 and never looked back after that. In the next round, Italy will meet Holland. Lithuania will re-join in Round Six.
Group C
Turkey - Hungary 62-54
Turkey grabbed valuable home win against Hungary in Round 4 of the 2011 EuroBasket Qualifications. The hosts celebrated 62-54 victory for perfect 3-0 record in Group C. On the other side, Hungary dropped to 1-3. Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) was the leading player in this victory. She spent 27 minutes on the court netting 18 points (4 triples). Birsel Vardarli (175-G-80) helped with 9 points and 5 assists. In Hungary, Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) collected 20 points and 9 rebounds. Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-F-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) delivered 7 pts. Everything started good for Hungary, who made 14-19 lead in the first ten minutes. The hosts woke up immediately and replied with 16-11 in the next period. Third frame was pretty leveled. Teams exchanged in lead few times, but at the end it was Turkey who grabbed 43-41 with one quarter left. At the halfway of Q4 Turkey jumped to plus seven, but Hungary quickly came to 55-52. The hosts shined in the last two minutes closing this game with 7-2 run. In the next round, Turkey will meet Montenegro. Hungary will re-join in Round Six.

Finland - Montenegro 55-94
Great victory by Montenegro in Round Four of the 2011 EuroBasket Qualifications. With this win Montenegro improved to 3-0 staying on top of Group C, together with Turkey. Finland on the other side still looks for the first win in this phase (0-3). Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) top-scored in Montenegro with 21 points and she pulled down 11 rebounds beside that. Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) had 16 pts, while Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) added 15 points, 9 boards and 6 assists. Perovanovic was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 28. In Finland, Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) collected 14 points and 8 rebounds. Minna Sten (188-F-87) had 12 pts and 5 rebs. Montenegro dominated in all segments of this game. They started with 12-24 in the first ten minutes and continued with 9-18 for rest of the first half. Finland struggled at the both sides of the court and it was clear they will not be able to avoid third straight loss in EuroBasket Qualifications. Jelena Dubljevic and her teammates slowed down after the breather, but still they won Q3 with 16-18. In the last ten minutes visitors exploded offensively scoring 34 pts, while limiting the home side to 18 for impressive 55-94 road win. In the next round, Montenegro will take on Turkey. Finland will face with Bulgaria as a guest.


Division B: Round Three review
 - Aug. 12, 2010 
Group A
Slovenia - Portugal 67-63
Slovenia grabbed the first win in Division B. After loss against Sweden, Slovenians managed to beat Portugal 67-63 for 1-1 record in Group A. Portugal has the same numbers now as they outplayed Norway in the first meeting. Sandra Pirsic (195-C-84) was a key player for the hosts with double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Tina Trebec (189-F/C-90) scored 9, while Maja Erkic (183-G/F-85) added 8 points in this victory. In the loosing squad, Sonia Reis (189-C-84) shined with 32 points and 9 rebounds. She was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 30. Second scorer in Portugal was Carla Nascimento with 11 pts (5 rebs). Game winner is decided in the finish. Slovenia entered to last 6:40 with 63-57 lead, but Portugal didn't give up. Visitors replied with jump shot and a triple for 0-5 run. The hosts made 56-52 after that, but Carla Nascimento and Sonia Reis answered with mini 0-4 series for 56-56 tie with 2:58 to go. Portugal grabbed 58-60 lead soon after that, but the hosts were strong enough to recover and to close this game with 9-3 run. In the next round, Slovenia will meet Norway. Portugal will take on strong Sweden.

Norway - Sweden 53-65
Box-score and game report will be available soon.

Group B
Bosnia - Albania 99-48
Bosnia demonstrated nice performance against Albania in Round Four. They celebrated 99-48 win for 1-2 score in Group B. At the same time, Albania stays the only winless team in this pool (0-3). Milica Deura (178-G-90) stepped up for the hosts with 27 points. Emina Demirovic (186-C-85) had double-double of 17 points and 12 boards, while Kristina Surlan (179-G-93) added 14 pts. For the guests, Adelajda Aliaj (188-C-87) had double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Rezarta Hoxhaj (179-F-82) also scored 15 pts in defeat. Bosnia was way better team during the entire game. Milica Deura and her teammates exploded in the first quarter making 29-4 lead. That was a clear sign that Albania won't have a chance in this meeting. The hosts made 19-14 in the second frame for 30-point lead at the halftime. Nothing has changed after that as Bosnia still was the team who dominated. They had another nice quarter (especially in offense) creating 27-18. The only question was what difference it will be at the end. The host didn't slow down and they smashed Albania in the last ten minutes as well (24-12) for the final 99-48 blowout. In the next round, Bosnia will meet Luxembourg. Albania will take on Switzerland.

Switzerland - Estonia 66-61
Switzerland was better than Estonia 66-61 for perfect 3-0 record in Group B. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) was the leading player in this victory. She spent 38 minutes on the court draining 28 points (five triples). Twehues also was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 18. Marielle Giroud (180-F-87) scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebs, while Nseya Kassongo (185-F-87) added 9 pts and 10 boards. In Estonia, Viive-Kai Rebane (183-F-89) had 13 points and 5 rebs. Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) stopped on 12 points. Everything started good for the guests, who created nice 10-18 lead in the first quarter. Switzerland players recovered from this shock quickly and they drained 24 points for the next ten minutes. Estonia was limited to 8, meaning that the hosts had 34-26 lead at the half time. After the breather visitors shined and they closed the gap to 47-46 with ten minutes left in the game. Everything was open again and Estonia continued with nice play in Q4. With 2:17 to go they made 56-57 turn, but the hosts closed this meeting with 10-4 run after that. In the next round, Switzerland will meet Albania and another win is expected. Estonia will continue in Round Six.


EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round Three review
 - Aug. 8, 2010 
Group A
Lithuania - Belgium 95-78
Lithuania registered comfortable win against Belgium booking a spot for the 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. It was third straight with for Lithuania, who will finish as No.1 of Group A. That is already clear, despite there are two more rounds to be played. On the other side, Belgium dropped to 1-1 but they still have a chance to advance. Ausra Bimbaite (179-G-82) top-scored for the winners with 17 points. Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) had 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Egle Stakneviciene (190-F-85) added 15 pts and 5 rebs. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) helped her team with 13 points and 5 boards. In Belgium, Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) had 16 points and 6 rebs. Kathy Wambe (173-G-81) (7 as) and Ann Wauters (194-C-80) (5 rebs) delivered 13 and 12 pts respectively. Lithuania smashed Belgium in the second half. Visitors were better in the first ten minutes 16-21 and they jumped to 33-43 until the halftime. However, that was a sign for the hosts to wake up and they came up after the breather with totally different attitude. In the following ten minutes Ausra Bimbaite and her teammates drained 28 points, while limiting Belgium to 18 on the other side. It was a 61-61 tie and everything was open. Anyway, Lithuania demonstrated amazing performance in the last ten minutes scoring 34 points. As a reminder, they had just 33 for the entire first half. Belgium stopped on 17 in Q4 and the hosts celebrated comfortable 95-78 win at the end. In the next round, Lithuania will meet Italy. Belgium will play against Holland (August 11 both games).

Holland - Croatia 78-72
Holland was better than Croatia registering the first win in Group A (1-1). At the same time, it was the second defeat for Croatia in three appearances. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) shined for the winners with 22 points and 13 rebounds. She reached valuation 27 and was named the MVP of this game. Tanya Broring (178-G-84) had 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) helped with 10 pts and 7 boards. In the loosing squad, Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) collected 21 points. Their second scorer was Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) with 15 pts and she also grabbed 9 rebounds beside that. Holland had nice first half of this game. They started with 10-5 run and later finished first ten minutes with 20-15. Nothing has changed after that as Holland had full control on this game, so everything resulted with 34-21 in 16th minute. Croatian players immediately woke up after that and mostly owing to Sandra Mandir and Ana Lelas closed the gap to 40-33 until the HT. Croatia made 14-16 in Q3 and everything was open again. In the finish of this meeting Croatia managed to make a turn as they took 68-72 lead, but the hosts didn't give up and closed this game with impressive 10-0. In the fourth round, Holland will meet Belgium (August 11). Croatia will 're-join' in Round Five.
Group C
Montenegro - Bulgaria 68-66
Montenegro is a big step closer to 2011 EuroBasket in Poland. They grabbed 68-66 thriller win against Bulgaria for 2-0 record in Group C. The same numbers currently has Turkey. Bulgaria on the other side sipped to 1-2 and their chance to reach the second place drastically decreased. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) led the scorers in victory with 22 points and she pulled down 8 rebounds beside that. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) had 21 pts and 12 rebounds, reaching valuation 25. She was the MVP of this meeting. Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) helped the hosts with 13 points. In Bulgaria, Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) shined with 22 points. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) scored 11. Montenegro took this one thanks to great played last quarter. Before that, Bulgaria opened this meeting with 19-20 lead. Visitors were slightly better in the second frame as well for plus two at the halftime. Nothing has changed after the breather as Montenegro struggled with their offensive sets. They had 13 pts in these ten minutes, while Bulgaria scored 17 on the other side for 52-58 with 10:00 remaining. Than the hosts finally woke up and thanks to trio Jelena Dubljevic, Iva Perovanovic and Ana Baletic created nice 11-2 run. Bulgaria didn't give up and they made 65-66 turn with 1:53 to go, but Skerovic scored two FTs for Montenegro and Aleksic followed with one for 68-66. Bulgaria had the last possession, but Stanoeva missed for three. In the next round, Montenegro will meet Finland. Bulgaria skip it and will continue in Round Five.

Hungary - Finland 72-55
Hungary grabbed the first win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. After two straight defeats, Hungary managed to beat Finland for 1-2 record in Group C. On the other side, Finland stayed the only winless team in this pool with 0-2. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) came up with double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-F-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) had 18 points and 11 boards, while Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) helped with 12 points, 6 boards and 7 assists. For the guests, Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, college: Lamar) delivered 14 points. Heta Korpivaara (187-G/F-84, college: Seton Hall) (5 rebs) and Tiina Sten (185-G/F-85, college: St.John's) had 9 pts each. Hungary dominated in the first 20 minutes. They opened this meeting with 20-8 run and later reached plus 14 at the halfway of Q2. Finland finally woke up, but was not able to cut the margin and they faced with 45-31 deficit at the halftime. Finland was better in Q3 closing the gap to 11 points. That was all from them as Hungary dominated in the last ten minutes (13-7) for the final 72-55 victory. In the next round, Hungary will meet Turkey (August 11). Finland will play against Montenegro at the same day.


Division B: Round Two review
 - Aug. 8, 2010 
Group A
Sweden - Slovenia 78-61
Sweden outplayed Slovenia for 1-0 record in Group A. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88) was a key player for the hosts with 27 points and 5 rebounds. She reached valuation 31 and was the MVP of this meeting. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89) also had very important role adding 17 points and 5 boards. Frida Aili (179-G-88) and Elisabeth Egnell (185-F-87, college: Boston Coll.) (6 rebs) delivered 11 and 10 points respectively. Slovenia got 15 points from Martina Dover (177-G-86). Maja Erkic (183-G/F-85) had two less and her team dropped to 0-1. Sweden did a great job in the first and third quarter. The hosts opened this meeting with 25-13 lead, but Slovenia replied with 10-16 in the second frame. Than after the breather, Sweden took control on their rivals once again. Frida Eldebrink was unstoppable in offense and mostly owing to her Sweden drained 21 pts in Q3. The stopped Slovenia to 13 pts on the other side and were comfortable 56-42 up. Slovenia was not able to reply in the last ten minutes and the hosts celebrated 78-61 win. In the next round, Sweden will meet Norway (11 August). Slovenia will take on Portugal a day earlier.

Portugal - Norway 69-35
Portugal demonstrated great performance in the first round of EuroBasket Division B. They blasted Norway at home 69-35 for 1-0 record in Group A. Norway appeared also for the first time and they dropped to 0-1. Sonia Reis (189-C-84) came up with 21 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. She grabbed the MVP award for this game with valuation 29. Paula Muxiri (184-F/C-81, college: ODU) had 18 points, while Celia Simoes (168-G/F-85) helped with 9. In defeat, Anette Johansen (176-F-82, college: NYIT) collected 14 points and 5 rebs. Mia Spasowska (185-C-84, college: Humboldt St.) scored 7. Portugal was way better team in this game and dominated in all segments. Sonia Reis and her teammates started with 15-10 in the first quarter and jumped to plus 6 until the half time. Than after the breather, Portugal took full control on their rivals making 22-11. Norway was in trouble and they faced with fiasco in the last ten minutes as they scored only 4 points. Portugal had 21 on the other side for impressive 69-35 win. In the next round, Portugal will meet Slovenia (August 10). A day later, Norway will play against Sweden in Scandinavian derby.
Group B
Estonia - Bosnia 54-47
Estonia registered another win in EuroBasket Division B. They outplayed Bosnia 54-47 for perfect 3-0 record in Group B. On the other side, Bosnia appeared for the second time and faced with the second straight loss. Valeria Kast (201-C-87) shined for the hosts with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Viive-Kai Rebane (183-F-89) also scored 14, while Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) added 11 points and 6 boards. Emina Demirovic (186-C-85) replied with double-double of 14 pts and 16 rebounds in defeat. Anja Stupar (178-F/C-89) had 12 points and 9 rebs. Estonia opened the game better making 14-11 lead in the first ten minutes. Bosnia slightly improved after that cutting the margin to 24-23 until the halftime. Emina Demirovic and her teammates shined after the breather creating 5-11 run for 29-34 lead and it seemed they are taking control on this game (35-39, Q3). However, the hosts exploded when it was the most important making 19-8 for the last ten minutes, what was enough for nice 54-47 win. In the next round, Estonia will meet Switzerland (August 11). At the same day, Bosnia will take on Albania.

Albania - Luxembourg 44-88
Luxembourg registered the first win in Group B. After two straight defeats, Luxembourg was too strong for Albania on the road improving its score to 1-2. On the other side, Albania stays winless after two appearances. Lisy Hetting (173-G-90) was the leading player in victory with 16 points. Cathy Schmit (169-G-90) (5 rebs) and Kim Bruck (171-G/F-87) followed her with 13 points each. For the hosts, Adelajda Aliaj (188-C-87) (7 rebs) and Migena Plasa (185-C-76) scored 12 points each. Rezarta Hoxhaj (179-F-82) collected 11 pts and 8 boards. Luxembourg took control on the hosts from the early beginning. They made 10-18 in the first ten minutes and were just worming up. Lisy Hetting and her teammates destroyed Albania in Q2 8-27 for huge 18-45 lead at the HT. Game winner was already known and the last next 20 minutes were just the formality. Luxembourg dominated in these two periods as well (12-21, 14-22) for the final 44-88 blowout. Luxembourg will be free n the second round. They will be in action again on August 15 against Bosnia. Albania will also meet Bosnia, but on August 11.


EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round Two
 - Aug. 6, 2010 
Group A
Croatia - Lithuania 72-80
Lithuania made a huge step forward to EuroBasket 2011 in Poland. After win against Holland in Round One, Lithuania cruised past Croatia on the road 72-80 for perfect 2-0 record in Group A. On the other side, Croatia faced with the first loss and dropped to 1-1. Egle Stakneviciene (190-F-85) stepped up for the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) had 16 points, 6 boards and 7 assists, while Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) added 14 points and 7 rebs. In Croatia, Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) and Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) delivered 12 points each. Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) had 10 pts and 5 assists. First quarter was pretty leveled, but still it was Lithuania who ended first ten minutes with minimum lead, 21-22. Both teams slowed down offensively after that, but Lithuania was better in this frame as well (13-17). Third quarter was the crucial one in this meeting. Croatia came to 47-49 at the halfway of it, but then Egle Stakneviciene and her teammates exploded closing the period with 11-20. It means that Lithuania had double-digit lead before the last ten minutes and they didn't have any troubles to keep the safe distance until the end. In the next round, Lithuania will play against Belgium (August 8). Croatia will meet Holland at the same day.

Belgium - Italy 78-73
Belgium was better than Italy 78-73 to register the first win in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. It was the first appearance for Belgium in this phase so they have 1-0 record in Group A. Italy dropped to 0-2 and their chances to reach Poland next year drastically decreased. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) came up with 19 points and 14 rebounds in this victory. She was the MVP with valuation 27. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) and Anne-Sophie Strubbe (184-F-90) delivered 17 points each. In the loosing squad, Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) collected 21 points and 5 boards. Jenifer Nadalin (187-F/C-83, college: Furman) was their second scorer with 13 pts. Belgium was slightly better team at the beginning as they grabbed 22-19 lead in the first ten minutes. Giorgia Sottana woke up immediately after that taking control on their rivals. Italy drained 23 points in the second frame, while limiting Belgium to 16 for 38-42 HT lead. Belgium exploded after the breather making 20-8 run, but Italy replied with 0-7 until the end of Q3. With 3:50 left in the game the score was tied to 71-71. Belgium was the team who was more focused and managed to close this game with 7-2 series fir the final 78-73 victory in Kortrijk. In the next round, Belgium will meet Lithuania (August 8). Italy will play against the same rival, but on August 11.
Group C
Finland - Turkey 60-74
Turkey was too strong for Finland on the road jumping to 2-0 in Group B. As a reminder, in the first round Turkey was better than Bulgaria. On the other side, Finland appeared for the first time in EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications and they started with home defeat. Bahar Caglar (188-F-88) shined for the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Birsel Vardarli (175-G-80) and Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) delivered 15 and 14 points each. In Finland, Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) collected 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Tiina Sten (185-G/F-85, college: St.John's) (6 rebs) and Heta Korpivaara (187-G/F-84, college: Seton Hall) (5 rebs) had 14 and 11 points respectively. Turkey did a great job in the second half of this game. Actually, they won all except of the second quarter, which ended with 16-16 tie. First ten minutes of the game belonged to Turkey 19-21. Both teams shined offensively after the breather, but Bahar Caglar and her teammates were better. They drained 22 points, while the hosts stopped to 18 and were down by six points before the last quarter. Than Turkish players created 0-8 run for nice 53-67 lead with 4:56 remaining. It was clear that Finland will not be able to reply and Turkey had no trouble to keep its lead for rest of the time. Turkey will meet Hungary in the next game (August 11). Finland will play against Hungary on Sunday.

Bulgaria - Hungary 68-57
Bulgaria made it against Hungary in Rouse. The hosts celebrated 68-57 victory for 1-1 record in Group C. Both teams opened the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications with defeat, meaning that Hungary dropped to 0-2 now. Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) was a key player in victory as she scored 27 points. Hodges reached valuation 21 and was the MVP of this meeting. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) followed her with 17 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) delivered 14 points. Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) had 11 pts and 6 boards. Bulgaria did a great job in the last ten minutes. Before that, Hungary opened the game with 16-17 lead, while the hosts replied with 16-11 for the next ten minutes (32-28 HT). Third frame belonged to Hungary 12-15 and there was ten more minutes left. Mostly owing to Zsofia Fegyverneky, Hungary grabbed 45-47 lead at the beginning of Q4, but the hosts had an answer for that. They shined when it was the most important and closed this game with 23-10 series for comfortable win and 1-0 record in Group C. In the next round, Bulgaria will meet Montenegro (August 8). Hungary will play against Finland at the same day.


Division B: Round One review
 - Aug. 4, 2010 
Group B
Bosnia - Switzerland 64-71
Switzerland registered the second straight win and they currently share the first place in Group B with Estonia. Marielle Giroud (180-F-87) was a key player in victory with double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Bosnia got 14 points from Milica Deura (178-G-90) and failed in their first appearance.

Luxembourg - Estonia 47-73
2-0 for Estonia and 0-2 for Luxembourg after this meeting. Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) stepped up for the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Nadia Mossong (183-F-86) replied with 14 points and 6 boards in defeat.

Estonia - Albania 127-33
Estonia demonstrated great performance in the first game of Division B action. They destroyed Albania 127-33 for 1-0 record in Group B. Participants of the same pool are also Switzerland, Luxembourg and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gerly Kostla (180-F-80) scored 23 points in this victory and she grabbed 5 rebounds beside that. Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) had 18 and Sandra Andersson netted one point less. Albania didn't have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Their leading player was Rezarta Hoxhaj (F-82) with 7 points and 7 boards. Estonia dominated in all basketball segments in this game. They exploded in the first ten minutes scoring impressive 41 points. On the other side, Albania had only 3 and everything was already resolved. Estonia was a way better team for rest of the game as well. Second frame ended 24-10 and third 31-8. The only question was how big difference it till be at the end. Last ten minutes ended with 31-12 for the final 127-33 devastation by Estonia. In the next game Estonia will meet Luxembourg (Wednesday). Albania will also play against Luxembourg, but on August 7.
Switzerland - Luxembourg 66-56
Switzerland opened up their bid to reach Division A with a hard fought 66-56 win over Luxembourg in Fribourg. Marielle Giroud stepped up for Switzerland with 22 points and 14 rebounds. She reached valuation 27 and was the MVP of this meeting. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) was the second scorer in this victory with 21 points (5 triples). Annie Kassongo (185-F-87) helped with 8 points and 9 boards. In the loosing squad, Lisy Hetting (173-G-90) top-scored with 13 points. Tessy Hetting (188-F-86) added 11. Both teams are placed to Qualifying Group B. Participants of the same pool are also Estonia, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Switzerland opened the game with 23-13 and was looking good. Marielle Giroud and her teammates intensified defense in the second frame and they limited Luxembourg to 3 points in ten minutes, while they delivered 13 on the other side. It means that Switzerland held nice 36-17 lead at the halftime. Luxembourg improved after the breather (13-20), but they needed a way more. Swiss players were strong enough to keep the safe distance in the last frame and to celebrate 66-56 win. In the next game Switzerland will meet Bosnia and Herzegovina (Wednesday). Luxembourg will play against Estonia at the same day.


EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications: Round One  - Aug. 3, 2010 
Group A
Lithuania - Holland 98-52
Lithuania demonstrated their power at the beginning of EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. Lithuania destroyed Holland 98-52 for 1-0 record in Qualifying Group A. Croatia also celebrated in this pool yesterday. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds in victory. Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) scored 15, while Egle Stakneviciene (190-F-85) and Agne Abromaite (188-F-79, college: Connecticut) delivered 14 points each. Maaike Klein (177-G-90) answered with 12 points in Holland. Anouk Biesters (182-G/F-86) had two points less than her. Holland and Italy have 0-1 in Group A now. Lithuania dominated in all basketball segments today. They started with 22-17 and continued with 22-13 in the second quarter. At that time it was already clear that Holland will not have a chance. Lithuania exploded offensively after the breather draining 31 points in third and 23 pts in the last quarter. Holland was limited to 16+6 and faced with huge 98-52 loss in Kaunas. Lithuania will meet Croatia on August 5. Holland will meet the same team, but three days later.

Italy - Croatia 69-76
Croatia did a great job in their first game of the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications. Croatia cruised past Italy on the road for 1-0 in Group A. The game was played in Cagliari on Monday evening. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds in victory. Marija Vrsaljko (195-C-89) had 12 points for 13 minutes, while Sandra Mandir (177-G-77) (5 rebs) and Iva Sliskovic (196-F-84, college: S.Carolina) helped Croatia with 10 points each. For the hosts, Chiara Pastore (171-G-86) collected 16 points and 5 rebounds. Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80) stopped on 14 pts. Everything started good for Italy, who made 25-16 lead in the first ten minutes. However, Ana Lelas and her teammates woke up after that replying with 18-25. The hosts still had 2-point lead at the half time, but they faced with fiasco in third frame. Croatia came up strong after the breather draining 22 points for ten minutes, while at the same time they limited Italy to 11. It was 54-63 for Croatia and ten minutes remaining in the game. Italy came to minus four in the finish, but they couldn't do anything more. In the next game Croatia will meet Lithuania. Italy will play against Belgium (August 5).
Group C
Hungary - Montenegro 65-76
Montenegro opened the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications in style. They outplayed Hungary on the road 65-76 for 1-0 record in Qualifying Group C. Iva Perovanovic (191-C/F-83) was the leading player in victory with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) also had very important role adding 14 points and 6 boards. Jelena Dubljevic (192-C-87) and Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) added 11 points each. In the loosing squad, Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) delivered 11 points. Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) had 15 points and 8 boards, while Tijana Krivacevic (194-F-90) contributed with 11 pts. Hungary dropped to 0-1 in Group C. Everything started good for Hungary, who made 24-16 lead in the first ten minutes. They were slightly better than Montenegro in Q2 (15-14) for plus nine at the halftime. Montenegro was in trouble, but their players didn't panic. Iva Perovanovic and her teammates recovered and started to play much better in third frame. They intensified defense limiting Hungary to 10 pts in ten minutes, while on the other side their drained 20. That was not all as Montenegro dominated in the last quarter as well ending it with impressive 16-26. Of course that was enough for the first win in Group C and step forward to EuroBasket 2011 in Poland. Montenegro will play their next game on August 8 against Bulgaria. Hungary will meet the same rival three days earlier.

Turkey - Bulgaria 76-67
Turkey opened the EuroBasket 2011 Qualifications with victory. They outplayed Bulgaria 76-67 in Konya today making a first step forward to Poland. Turkey and Bulgaria are together with Montenegro, Hungary and Finland placed to Qualifying Group C. Esmeral Tuncluer (175-G-80) top-scored for Turkey with 18 points. Bahar Caglar (188-F-88) had 13 points and 6 rebounds, while Melek Bilge (193-C-89) added 10 pts and 6 rebs. Bulgaria got 19 points and 5 rebounds from Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88). Doneeka Hodges (175-G-82, college: LSU) and Dimana Georgieva (190-C-88) delivered 16 and 14 points respectively. Turkey did a great job in the first quarter. Esmeral Tuncluer and her teammates exploded offensively scoring 24 points in the first ten minutes. Bulgaria was shocked and faced with 14-point deficit before the Q2. Visitors improved after that, but still Turkey ended the second period with 20-18 for plus 16 at the half time. Bulgaria was in trouble, but they tried to mount comeback. However, Turkish players were strong enough to deny their attacks and to close this game with nice 76-67. Turkey will play against Finland on Thursday. Bulgaria will take on Hungary at the same day.

Macchi and Ballardini will not help Italy in the qualifying games - Jul. 13, 2010 
Laura Macchi (187-F-79) and Simona Ballardini (181-F-81) will not help Italy in qualifying games for the EuroBasket Women 2011. Macchi has undergone tests that have shown the correct healing of the injury. Simona Ballardini has left training without any reason. Coach Giampiero Ticchi has called Martina Crippa (175-G/F-88) as a replacement.
Italian National Team settled down in Group A of the Qualifying Round for EuroBasket 2011. The teams placed first and second in each group will qualify for the Final Round of EuroBasket Women 2011.
The ten teams which do not qualify will participate in an Additional Qualification/Relegation Round. The first six teams according to the ranking will play in two groups of three for one spot in the Final Round. Four last placed teams will play in one group for two Relegation spots in Division B. The games of the Qualifying Round will be played in August, 2010. The games of the Additional Qualifying/Relegation Round will be played in August 2011.
On July 15th Italy will start their International Tournament in Cavalese. The team will face Lithuania, Turkey and Germany. From July 23-25 the team will participate in Konya tournament with Turkey, Croatia and Lithuania. In the second day of August the team will face Croatia in the start of the Qualifying Round for EuroBasket 2011 in Cagliari.


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Malta beats Armenia to win the fist place in Yerevan  - Jul. 4, 2010 
BIG FINAL

EuroBasket 2010, Division C (Finals): Armenia - Malta 65-74
Malta is the winner of EuroBasket 2010, Division C. Josephine Grima (193-C-84) and her teammates managed to beat Armenia in the Big Final 65-74 grabbing the title in Yerevan. The host of this event faced with defeat and they finished as No.2. Grima was the leading player in Malta with double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) secured a nice help adding 13 points and the same number of boards. Ashleigh Vella (182-F-90) had 13 pts, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. In Armenia, Christina Kepenekian (168-G-85) collected 28 points and 5 rebs. Despite defeat in the Finals, Kepenekian was named MVP of EuroBasket 2010, Division C. Amanda Jackson (175-G/F-85, college: Miami (OH)) had 15 points and 12 rebs in this game, while Anna Baghdoyan (180-F-84) stopped on 14 pts.
Malta took control or Armenia at the very beginning. After ten minutes of play, Malta was already 10-19 up. They still were in control in Q2 (13-17) increasing the lead to 13 points until the half time. Armenia improved after the breather closing the gap to 4 points before the last frame. However, Malta was the best when it was the most important for them ending the last ten minutes with 13-18 for the final 65-74 win.
Malta finished EuroBasket 2010, Division C with perfect 4-0 record.

Armenia: Christina Kepenekian 28+5 boards, Amanda Jackson 15+12 boards, Anna Baghdoyan 14
Malta: Josephine Grima 22+14 boards, Rebecca Thoresen 13+13 boards, Ashleigh Vella 13+8 boards+6 as


THIRD PLACE

EuroBasket 2010, Division C (Third place): Scotland - Moldova 88-67

Scotland was too strong for Moldova in the battle for third place in Yerevan. Scotland celebrated 88-67 victory in this game and third place belongs to them. On the other side, Moldova is No.4. Malta is the top-ranked team at this event, while Armenia is No.2. Gillian Baird (182-F-88) stepped up for Scotland with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Natalie Chaloner (173-F/G-86) also was on fire scoring 22 points and she handed out 5 assists beside that. Erin McGarrachan (182-F-92) helped the winners with 11 points and 7 boards. In Moldova, Irina Crasnoscioc (191-F-81) shined with 20 points, 7 boards and 5 assists. Olga Cazac (188-C-74, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) and Margarita Schitco (182-F-87) added 18 and 12 points respectively.
Scotland was better team from the beginning. Gillian Baird and her teammates made nice 26-18 lead in the first quarter. They ended Q2 with 17-14 for plus 11 at the half time break. Moldova slightly improved after that, but still was not able to win third period, which also belonged to Scotland (21-19). In the last ten minutes, Scotland outplayed its rival with 24-16 for the final 88-67 victory and third place in Yerevan.

Scotland: Gillian Baird 28+10 boards, Natalie Chaloner 22+5 as, Erin McGarrachan 11+7 boards+5 as
Moldova: Irina Crasnoscioc 20+7 boards+5 as, Olga Cazac 18+5 boards, Margarita Schitco 12+5 boards


FIFTH PLACE

EuroBasket 2010, Division C (Fifth place): Wales - Andorra 41-38

After two straight defeats in Preliminary Round, Wales grabbed two consecutive wins. In the first game of Classification Round for 5th to 7th place Wales outplayed Gibraltar 69-53. Their last obstacle was Andorra and Wales beat them in low-scoring game 41-38. It means that Wales ended as No.5 in Yerevan, while Andorra is No.6. Sarah Wagstaff (173-G-86) paced Wales to victory with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Rebecca Short (181-C-88) was the last one with double-digits in scoring with 11 pts. She also pulled down 15 rebounds beside that. Andorra had only one player with more than ten and it was Patricia Meira, who scored 12 points (17 rebs).
Last quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that, Wales made 10-9 in the first and Andorra replied with nice 8-17 in the second period. The teams were leveled in Q3 (12-12), meaning that Andorra was 8 points up before the last ten minutes. Than, something extraordinary happened. Andorra was not able score a single point in the last quarter, while Wales was decent on the other side netting 11 pts. That was enough for 41-48 victory and fifth place in Yerevan. The last ranked team at this event is Gibraltar.

Wales: Sarah Wagstaff 13+6 boards, Rebecca Short 11+15 boards
Andorra: Patricia Meira 12+17 boards

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Malta
2. Armenia
3. Scotland
4. Moldova
5. Wales
6. Andorra
7. Gibraltar


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Armenia and Malta to meet in the Finals  - Jul. 3, 2010 
SEMIFINALS

EuroBasket 2010, Division C (Semifinals): Armenia - Scotland 86-63

Armenia outplayed Scotland in the EuroBasket, Division C Semifinals. The host of this event had an easy job on Friday afternoon and will meet Malta in the battle for first place. On the other side, Scotland will take on Moldova for third position in Yerevan. Amanda Jackson (175-G/F-85, college: Miami (OH)) was the leading player in victory. She spent 37 minutes on the court collecting 30 points and 9 rebounds. Christina Kepenekian (168-G-85) was another player with great performance for Armenia: 25 points and 7 rebounds. Hasmik Mamikonyan (188-C-84) helped with 16 points and 6 rebs. In Scotland, Natalie Chaloner (173-F/G-86) delivered 13 points. Erin McGarrachan (182-F-92) had 12 pts and 6 boards.
Second and third quarter were the crucial ones in this game. Before that, Armenia ended Q1 with 16-14 lead. For rest of the time in the first half Armenia blasted Scotland with 20-9 for plus 13. Amanda Jackson and her teammates also shined in third period (28-19) and resolved question about the winner.
The Big Final, as well as the game for third place, is scheduled for Saturday.

Armenia: Amanda Jackson 30+9 boards, Christina Kepenekian 25+7 boards, Hasmik Mamikonyan 16+6 boards
Scotland: Natalie Chaloner 13, Erin McGarrachan 12+6 boards


EuroBasket 2010, Division C (Semifinals): Malta - Moldova 85-57
Malta blasted Moldova in the EuroBasket Division C Semifinals. It means that Malta advanced to the last stage, where they will take on the hosts - Armenia. On the other side, Moldova will meet Scotland in the battle for third place in Yerevan. Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) was on fire for the winners. She scored 30 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace her Malta to valuable win. Josephine Grima (193-C-84) helped with double-double of 22 points and 12 boards, while Ashleigh Vella (182-F-90) added 12 pts and 8 assists. In the loosing squad, Natalia Burlakova (175-G-84) shined with 22 points. Olga Cazac (188-C-74, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) and Ala Causan (179-G/F-75) had 18 and 10 pts respectively.
Malta took control on Moldova from the early beginning. After ten minutes of play Malta already was 29-19 up. Nothing has changed for rest of the first half and Malta was holding comfortable plus 17. Moldova was not able to resist loosing Q3 and Q4 as well (20-12, 16-13). At the end it was totally deserved 85-57 win for Malta.
The Big Final and the game for third place are scheduled for Saturday.

Malta: Rebecca Thoresen 30+8 boards, Josephine Grima 22+12 boards, Ashleigh Vella 12+8 as
Moldova: Natalia Burlakova 22, Olga Cazac 18+6 boards, Ala Causan 10


Classification for 5th to 7th Place

EuroBasket 2010, Division C (5th-7th place): Gibraltar - Wales 53-69

Wales made the first step forward to fifth place in Yerevan. Wales, who was winless in Preliminary Round, managed to beat Gibraltar 53-69 and their next rival will be Andorra. The winner of that game will end EuroBasket Division C as No.5. Gibraltar already finished participation at this event with poor 0-4 (last place). Kasey Jennings (170-G-87) stepped up for Wales in this meeting with 19 points. Sarah Wagstaff (173-G-86) also was pretty good as she added 14 points and 6 boards. Rebecca Short (181-C-88) collected 12 points and 15 rebs. Gibraltar had only one player with double-digits in scoring and it was Zanya Reyes with 15 pts. Kira Ruiz stopped on 8 pts and grabbed 12 rebounds beside that.
Wales was better team from the beginning. After ten minutes of play, Kasey Jennings and her teammates made decent 12-18 lead. They were even better in Q2 (14-22) going to the half time break with nice 26-40 advantage. Nothing has changed after the breather as Wales still was the team who dominated and finished third period with 13-27. They slowed down after that, what Gibraltar used to cut the deficit a little bit.
Game for fifth place is scheduled for Saturday.

Gibraltar: Zanya Reyes 15, Kira Ruiz 8+12 boards
Wales: Kasey Jennings 19, Sarah Wagstaff 14+6 boards, Rebecca Short 12+15 boards


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Preliminary Round is over  - Jul. 1, 2010 
GROUP A

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Gibraltar - Moldova 47-77

Moldova destroyed Gibraltar in the last day of the Preliminary Round in Yerevan. With this victory, Moldova jumped to 2-1 in Group A (second place) and advanced to Semifinals. The first ranked team in this pool is Armenia. On the other side, Gibraltar ended this stage winless and will continue in Classification Round. Margarita Schitco was the leading player in Moldova with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Olga Cazac (190-C-74, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) and Ala Causan (180-F-76) netted 11 points each. Cazac pulled down 11 rebounds beside that. Gibraltar did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Zainya Reyes and Annika Cross were the best with 8 pts apiece.
Third quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that, Q1 ended with 13-13 tie, while in the next period Moldova made 16-21. Margarita Schitco and her teammates destroyed Gibraltar after the breather as they finished Q3 with excellent 6-22. Last ten minutes were just the formality and they also belonged to Moldova 12-21.
In the Semifinals, Moldova will meet Malta. Gibraltar will play against Wales in Classification Round for 5-7 place.

Gibraltar: Zainya Reyes 8+5 boards, Annika Cross 8
Moldova: Margarita Schitco 18+15 boards, Olga Cazac 11+11 boards, Ala Causan 11


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Andorra - Armenia 47-71
Armenia finished Preliminary Round in Yerevan with perfect 3-0. It means that Armenia advanced to Semifinals as No.1 of Group A. Andorra failed to reach the semis as they finished in third place with 1-2 record. Amanda Jackson (175-G-85, college: Miami (OH)) once again was a key player in victory. She spent 32 minutes on the court collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Christine Kepenekian (170-G, agency: GOTathletes) was the second scorer in victory with 15 points and she had 8 boards beside that. Anna Baghdoyan (180-F-84) helped with 9 pts. In Andorra, Patricia Meira shined with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Jennifer Carmona Heredia followed with 10 pts and 6 rebs.
Armenia opened the game strongly making 10-16 lead in the first quarter. They were even better in Q2 ending it with 9-16 for plus 13 at the half time. Armenia resolved question about the winner in Q3 as they won it 14-25. Let ten minutes were just the formality and Armenia celebrated nice 47-71 victory.
In the Semifinals, Armenia will meet Scotland. Andorra will play against Wales in Classification Round.

Andorra: Patricia Meira 19+8 boards, Jennifer Carmona Heredia 10+6 boards
Armenia: Amanda Jackson 17+5 boards+6 as, Christine Kepenekian 15+8 boards, Anna Baghdoyan 9


Standings
1. Armenia 3 3/0 240/156 6
2. Moldova 3 2/1 229/180 5
3. Andorra 3 1/2 179/204 4
4. Gibraltar 3 0/3 137/245 3


GROUP B

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Malta - Wales 81-43

Malta is the winner of Preliminary Group B in Yerevan. After victory against Scotland, Malta destroyed Wales advancing to Semifinals of EuroBasket 2010, Division C. Wales ended this stage winless and will continue in Classification Round. Rebecca Thoresen (178-F-78) stepped up for Malta with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Ashleigh Vella (183-F-90) secured a great help as she added 17 points and 12 boards. Stephanie De Martino (179-G-93) added 16 pts and 5 rebs in this win. On the other side, Wales got 11 points and 12 rebounds from Rebecca Short. Kasey Jennings (170-G-87) also scored 11.
Malta did a great job in the first quarter sending a clear signal that Wales will not have a chance in this game. Rebecca Thoresen and her teammates finished Q1 with impressive 21-4 and later kept plus 17 until the half time. After the breather, Malta shined once again making 22-13 in Q3 and they already held 26-point lead. Last ten minutes also belonged to Malta 26-14 for the final 81-43 blowout.
In the Semis, Malta will meet Moldova. Wales will take on Gibraltar in Classification Round.

Malta: Rebecca Thoresen 18+7 boards+6 as, Ashleigh Vella 17+12 boards, Stephanie De Martino 16+5 boards
Wales: Rebecca Short 11+12 boards, Kasey Jennings 11+6 boards


Standings
1. Malta 2 2/0 145/78 4
2. Scotland 2 1/1 121/105 3
3. Wales 2 0/2 84/167 2


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Day Two in Yerevan  - Jun. 30, 2010 
GROUP A

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Moldova - Armenia 64-71
The host of EuroBasket 2010 (Division C) managed to grab the second straight win at this event. Armenia was too strong for Moldova 64-71 win for perfect 2-0 in Preliminary Group A. With this victory Armenia made a huge step forward to Semifinals in Yerevan. On the other side, Moldova faced with the first lost, but also has a chance to advance. Moldova currently has 1-1 score. Amanda Jackson (175-G-85, college: Miami (OH)) was totally the best player in Armenia. She spent 40 minutes on the court collecting 25 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Jackson was the MVP of this meeting. Christina Kepenekian also shined for the winners adding 20 points and 5 boards. Anna Baghdoyan (180-F-84) helped with 10 pts and 6 boards. In Moldova, Irina Crasnoscioc (192-F-81) and Ala Causan (180-F-76) scored 17 points each, while they also combined 16 rebounds. Olga Cazac (190-C-74, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) had 13 points and 9 boards.
Moldova was a better team in the first half. After ten minutes of play Moldova made 18-17 and in the second period jumped to 39-28 lead. Totally different picture was seen on the court after that. Armenia became the team who dominated and finished Q4 with nice 9-17. That was not all from the hosts, who shined in the last quarter as well (16-26) securing the valuable 64-71 victory.
In the last day of Preliminary Round, Armenia will meet Andorra. Moldova will play against Gibraltar.

Moldova: Irina Crasnoscioc 17+9 boards, Ala Causan 17+7 boards, Olga Cazac 13+9 boards
Armenia: Amanda Jackson 25+11 boards+6 as, Christina Kepenekian 20+5 boards, Anna Baghdoyan 10+6 boards


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Gibraltar - Andorra 45-70
Andorra grabbed the first win in Yerevan. After 62-88 defeat against Moldova, Andorra managed to beat Gibraltar 45-70 improving to 1-1 in Preliminary Group A. There is one more day at this stage and Andorra has a chance to reach the Semifinals. Patricia Meira was the leading player in Andorra with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Jennifer Carmona Heredia also had very important role in this victory adding 18 points and 7 assists. Third scorer in Andorra was Marina Calamita with 12 points. On the other side, Gibraltar did not have any player with double-digits in scoring. Zainya Reyes had 8 pts and 6 rebounds in this defeat. Kira Ruiz (10 rebs) and Alexandria Mauro added 7 points apiece.
Andorra did a great job in the second half of this game. Before that, Patricia Meira and her teammates made 11-16 in the first period and 18-20 in the next one. After the breather, Andorra totally took control on Gibraltar finishing Q3 with nice 20-10. It means that Andorra was 17 points up with one quarter left. Gibraltar gave up and Andorra ended Q4 with 6-14 for the final 45-70 victory.
In the last day of Preliminary Round, Andorra will meet Armenia. Gibraltar, who is still winless in Yerevan, will play against Moldova.

Gibraltar: Zainya Reyes 8+6 boards, Kira Ruiz 7+10 boards, Alexandria Mauro 7
Andorra: Patricia Meira 18+10 boards, Jennifer Carmona Heredia 18+7 as, Marina Calamita 12


GROUP B

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Wales - Scotland 41-86
Scotland destroyed Wales in the last day of Preliminary Round in Yerevan. It is the first win for Scotland at this event, but enough for the second place in Group B. As a reminder, this pool had only three participants and best two advanced to Semifinals. No.1 there is Malta. On the other side, Wales finished this stage with 0-2 and will continue in Classification Round. Emma Findlay (170-G-87) was the leading player in victory with 17 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Gillian Baird, Sarah O'Brien (168-G-91) and Natalie Chaloner (177-F-86) followed her with 12 points apiece. Beside that, Baird and OBrien grabbed 9 and 8 rebounds respectively. In Wales, Sarah Wagstaff (173-G-86) delivered 12 pts. Kasey Jennings (170-G-87) had 7 pts and 8 boards.
Second quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that, Scotland made 15-20 in the first ten minutes. Emma Findlay and her teammates exploded in the next period draining 29 points. At the same time they limited Wales to just 7 pts for excellent 22-49 lead at the half time. Wales gave up after that and Scotland slowed down, but still won Q3 and Q4 as well (12-21, 7-16).
In the Semifinals, Scotland will meet No.1 of Group A (most probably Armenia). Wales will take on Andorra, Moldova or Gibraltar (will be known tomorrow).

Wales: Sarah Wagstaff 12, Kasey Jennings 7+8 boards
Scotland: Emma Findlay 17+12 boards+8 as, Gillian Baird 12+9 boards, Sarah O'Brien 12+8 boards, Natalie Chaloner 12+5 boards+5 as


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Day One in Yerevan  - Jun. 29, 2010 
GROUP A

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Andorra - Moldova 62-88

Moldova opened the EuroBasket 2010 (Division C) in style. Both, Moldova and Andorra are together with Armenia and Gibraltar placed to Preliminary Group A. Moldova has 1-0 now and will need one more victory to reach the Semifinals. Olga Cazac (188-C-74, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) was totally the best player in Moldova. She played almost the entire game collecting 30 points and 10 rebounds. Natalia Burlakova (175-G-84) secured a great help as she added 18 points and 7 assists. Margarita Schitco (182-F-87) followed with 13 pts and 12 boards. On the other side, Andorra got 22 points and 12 boards. from Nadia Munn. Patricia Meira scored 13 and grabbed 6 boards beside that. Jennifer Carmona Heredia and Marina Calamita netted 10 points each. Andorra has 0-1 in Group A.
After the opening period it was clear that Andorra will not have a chance. Moldova ended Q1 with nice 5-22 having no troubles to keep its lead for rest of the way. Q2 ended 23-26 and Q3 also belonged to Moldova (18-26). In the last ten minutes Andorra cut the deficit for two pts (16-14).
In Day Two, Moldova will meet Armenia. Andorra will play against Gibraltar.

Andorra: Nadia Mun 22+12 boards, Patricia Meira 13+6 boards, Jennifer Carmona Heredia 10, Marina Calamita 10
Moldova: Olga Cazac 30+10 boards, Natalia Burlakova 18+7 as, Margarita Schitco 13+12 boards


EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Armenia - Gibraltar 98-45
Armenia had wonderful beginning of EuroBasket 2010, Division C. The hosts of this event registered 98-45 blowout win against Gibraltar for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Beside Armenia and Gibraltar, participants of the same pool are also Andorra and Moldova. Christina Kepenekian (168-G-85) was the MVP of this meeting. She spent 27 minutes on the court collecting 22 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Amanda Jackson (175-G/F-85, college: Miami (OH)) also was great adding 22 pts and 7 assists. Hasmik Mamikonyan (188-C-84) helped with double-double of 13 points and 15 rebs. On the other side, Gibraltar had only one player with double-digits in scoring. It was Annika Cross with 15 pts (8 rebs).
Armenia dominated in all basketball elements against Gibraltar. They won every single quarter (21-6, 24-11, 25-17, 28-11) until the final 98-45.
In Day Two in Yerevan, Armenia will meet Moldova. Gibraltar will take on Andorra. Both teams were defeated in Day One.

Armenia: Christina Kepenekian 22+10 boards+8 as, Amanda Jackson 22+7 as, Hasmik Mamikonyan 13+15 boards
Gibraltar: Annika Cross 15+8 boards


GROUP B

EuroBasket 2010, Division C: Scotland - Malta 35-64

Malta blasted Scotland in Day One of the EuroBasket 2010, Division C in Yerevan. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group B, together with Wales. Two of three teams from this pool will advance to Semifinals. It means that this win could be crucial one for Malta. Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) stepped up for her country with 20 points. Joselle Cardona (183-F-87) was the second scorer in victory with 10 pts and she had 7 rebounds beside that. Scotland did not have anyone with double-digits in scoring. Emma Findlay (170-G-87) and Erin McGarrachan (182-F-92) netted 7 pts each for their squad.
Malta has won every single quarter in this game. They started with 7-16 in Q1 and later jumped to nice 17-34 lead (HT). Nothing has changed after the breather as Malta still was the team who dominated. They finished Q3 with 11-21 and the last ten minutes were just the formality.
In Day Two in Yerevan, Malta will play against Wales. Scotland will have a day-off.

Scotland: Emma Findlay 7+5 boards, Erin McGarrachan 7+5 boards
Malta: Rebecca Thoresen 20, Joselle Cardona 10+7 boards

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