Croatia Clinch Fifth Spot in Group F



In a game where the winner was decided just in the last minutes, Croatia defeated the Netherlands, 62-54, to finish fifth in Group E of the U16 European Championship Women.

Croatia had an eight point lead during the first quarter but let it slip away, with Esther Fokke, who scored 16 points and had eight rebounds, emerging as the Dutch main threat to Croatia's good start.

It was a game of ups and downs, with the Netherlands continuously coming back into the game.

Iva Slonjsak in the first half and Patricia Bura in the second, found ways to give Croatia a win that puts them in front of the Netherlands in the group standings.

Slonjsak and Bura scored 16 and 15 points respectively, while Anita Kelava had a double-double of 14 points and 16 rebounds.


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