Here Come The Irish

11 August 2008

Ireland are off to a flying start at the U16 European Championship for Women Division B.

Catriona M. Foley led all scorers with 22 points and as the Irish whipped Switzerland 72-51 for their third victory in as many games at the event.

Ireland led by six heading into the final quarter but out-scored their opponents 27-12.

Tessa Solan poured in 12 points and corralled grabbing 10 rebounds for the Irish, while Foley and Clodagh A. Scannell came up with three steals apiece.

Ireland top Group B ahead of Slovenia, Bulgaria and Switzerland (all 1-1) and Luxembourg (0-3).

The Bulgarians ran roughshod over Luxembourg on Sunday, winning 50-36.

In Group C, the Slovak Republic overcame a 20-point effort from the Netherlands' Zera Butter to win 61-54 and Estonia got 22 from Mailis Pokk to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 64-58.

The Slovakians are now 2-0 while the Dutch and Estonia are both 1-1. The Bosnians have dropped both of their encounters so far.

Finland (2-0) won 62-53 over Romania and top Group D while Croatia defeated Montenegro 87-74.

Croatia and Romania are each 1-1 while Montenegro are 0-2.

Denmark (2-0) defeated England 57-47 and Portugal (2-1) beat Israel 59-52 in Group A.

In the group, Portugal are 2-1, while Greece and Israel are 1-1. England have lost all three of their games.

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