Greece, Slovenia and Finns Flying High In U16 Women Div B


Greece defeated Denmark 55-50 at the U16 European Championship for Women Division B in Bulgaria to claim first place in Group A.

Artemis Spanou scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Greeks, who now go into Group E of the Qualifying Round for places one through eight with a 1-0 record.

Gritt Ryder had 14 points for the Danes, who start Group E at 0-1.

The Slovenians finished top of Group B after a 59-38 trouncing of Switzerland. Bulgaria won 57-47 over Ireland.

Both Slovenia and the Bulgarians finished 3-1 in the pool, but Slovenia won the tie-break and advanced to the next phase with a 1-0 mark.

Slovakia won 56-46 over Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Netherlands romped to a 72-44 victory over Estonia in Group C.

The Slovakians clinched first place with a 3-0 record ahead of the Dutch, and go into the Qualifying Round with a 1-0 mark.

Finland and Romania advanced from Group D as the first- and second-place teams.

The Finns finished 3-0 after edging Croatia 59-57 and Romania rolled to an 84-61 triumph over Montenegro.

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