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Israel, Romania Victorious

10 August 2008

Israel and Romania claimed heart-stopping wins on the opening day of the U16 European Championship Women Division B.

At the event in Bulgaria, Hadas Shaham made a jump shot with 12 seconds remaining to lift Israel to a 57-55 triumph over Greece in Group A.

Anastasia Slouka had a chance to win it at the buzzer for the Greeks but missed a three-pointer.

Portugal defeated England 43-35 in the group's other game.

In Group D, Romania edged Croatia 55-54 after Cristina Bigica's three-point play with 10 seconds remaining.

Ivana Dukic missed a three-pointer at the end for Croatia.

Finland thrashed Montenegro 84-65 in the other Group D clash.

Slovakia and the Netherlands prevailed in their Group C clashes.

The Slovakians rolled to a 63-44 win over Estonia and the Netherlands prevailed 80-46 over Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In Group B, Ireland cruised to a 77-39 victory over Luxembourg and Slovenia defeated hosts Slovenia 58-45.

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