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17.08.2008
Sweden's Abdi MVP

Sweden's Farhiya Abdi was named Most Valuable Player of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women despite losing in the semi-finals against eventual champions Spain in Katowice.

The 16-year-old forward/center averaged 17.1 points and 11.5 rebounds - both second-best figures at the tournament - as well as 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals in helping Sweden to fourth place - the nation's best ever U16 showing.

17.08.2008
France take home bronze

Defending champions France collected their third bronze medal of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women by running away from up-starts Sweden 73-44 in the Third Place Game.

Jenny Fouasseau and Eléonore Grossemy paced France with 16 points each as Arnaud Guppillotte's side added 2008 bronze to third-place finishes in 1997 and 1999; gold in 2001 and 2007; and 2005 silver.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Mikaela Sjöström 1.65 10.06.1992 Nederlulea (SWE)  
 5Mia Hakim PG 1.65 17.01.1992 Lund (SWE)  
 6Nicole Hamilton-Carter 1.88 28.10.1992 Skarpnäck (SWE)  
 7Linnea Brändholm 1.73 05.06.1992 Nikolai (SWE)  
 8Afroditi Kalidis PG 1.73 11.02.1992 ST Göran (SWE)  
 9Salome Kabengano SF 1.78 16.03.1992 Nairobi (KEN)  
10Binta Drammeh SG 1.80 21.05.1992 Skäggetorp (SWE)  
11Nathalie Fontaine SG 1.83 03.10.1993 Högalid (SWE)  
12Elin Gustavsson PF 1.87 18.01.1993 Höja (SWE)  
13Farhiya Abdi 1.88 31.05.1992 Brännkyrka (SWE)  
14Sandra Ngoie PF 1.84 08.12.1992 Skärholmen (SWE)  
15Amanda Zahui 1.92 08.09.1993 St Mikael (SWE)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Peter Johansson
Assistant Coach: Ulrika Pielen ,
Francisco Pinto

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16.08.2008
Spain break Swedish hearts, reach final

Spain fended off a valiant effort by Sweden to reach their fifth straight final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women with a 38-33 victory in a defensive battle in Katowice.

The four-time champions came back from 10-point third quarter deficit and scored the game's final five points to end Sweden's fairytale dreams of reaching the final.

16.08.2008
Sweden on way to superpower?

Three years may not seem like a long time. But the European basketball world has seen the rise of a new superpower since the summer of 2005 - the Sweden women's game.

Okay, adding Sweden to the likes of Spain, France, Serbia, Italy and Russia may seem a bit of a stretch just yet. But by reaching their first-ever semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women this summer, Sweden continue an amazing development since 2005.

Sweden reach first ever semis 14.08.2008
France demolish Sweden on way to semis13.08.2008
Sweden bounce back, beat Turkey12.08.2008
France, Belgium win groups with clean slates10.08.2008
Sweden into next round, Lithuania win Baltic battle09.08.2008
Sweden knock off Czechs, Poland win easily08.08.2008
24 Seconds With Farhiya Abdi 27.05.2008

Team

Sweden
Sweden
Sweden

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSF. Abdi17.1
RTF. Abdi11.5
ASS. Kabengano3.6
STM. Hakim2.1
BSA. Zahui1.0

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.08.2008vs CZE[W] 74-61
09.08.2008vs UKR[W] 73-29
10.08.2008vs BEL[L] 66-68
12.08.2008vs TUR[W] 68-50
13.08.2008vs FRA[L] 36-80
14.08.2008vs LTU[W] 62-52
16.08.2008vs ESP[L] 33-38
17.08.2008vs FRA[L] 44-73

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