Hosts Poland face Belgium for fifth place

16 August 2008

Hosts Poland will face off against Belgium for fifth place at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women after both sides won their 5th-8th place games.

Julie Vanloo and Emma Meesseman both scored 24 points as Belgium beat Hungary 62-40 while Poland beat Turkey 81-69 behind 21 points from Kinga Bandyk and a triple double of 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists by Ramona Cossengue Casimiro.

Kinga Bandyk (Poland, right)
Kinga Bandyk (Poland) hit 21 points

Monika Jasnowska added 16 points and Dorota Mistygacz and Angelika Kowalska each scored 11 for Poland.

Turkey, who will face Hungary for seventh place, received 21 points from Pelin Gülbag and 12 points and 10 rebounds by Emel Güler.

Hungary scored just 13 points in the second half and made just 29 percent from the field as no player scored more than seven points.

The game for ninth place meanwhile will see Belarus facing off against Russia.

Maryia Filonchyk collected 24 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots in Belarus's 71-58 victory over Czech Republic. Aliaksandra Shymkaviak knocked down five three-pointers in adding 19 points for the winners.

The Czech Republic, who had Karolína Elhotová score 15 points and grab 13 rebounds, will next take on Lithuania for 11th place.

Ksenia Barbashina scored 20 points and Yulia Stepanova added 15 as Russia eased past Lithuania 71-47. Monika Grigalauskyte tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds in a losing cause for the Lithuanians.

Finja Schaake poured in 21 points and Sonja Greinacher had 14 points and 14 rebounds in leading Germany to their third consecutive win in the Classification Round, beating Serbia 64-37. Both teams had already secured their spots in Division A next season.

Ieva Eida scored 25 points as Latvia collected their first victory of the tournament, beating Ukraine in the Classification Round. Both teams were already destined for Division B before the game.

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