U16 WOMEN DIVISION B
|Lisa Jablonowski has been Luxembourg's top performer four games into the tournament|
There was a chance for those teams who failed to reach the top eight of the U16 European Championship Women Division B to make amends in Matosinhos on day six.
With pride on the line in the wake of their respective disappointments during the First Round, six teams were in action as the Classification Games for 9th to 17th place got underway.
With three groups containing three nations in each, Group G began with a comfortable 65-48 triumph for Ukraine, who extended the losing streak of Romania to four games.
The defeated side were in with a chance breaking their barren run heading into the final quarter, but a scarcity of points during the last 10 minutes allowed Ukraine to gallop clear. Ana Ferariu amassed 20 points for Romania, whilst Kristina Karp garnered a colossal 18 rebounds for Ukraine.
Luxembourg found their defensive strong points early against Switzerland in Group H and that enabled them to cruise to a 59-38 victory. The Swiss couldn't find their shooting touch in the first half and only scored 12 points by the interval.
Consequently when they finally found their offensive game, it was too late to make up the difference and they also could not cope with a couple of super displays from Lisa Jablonowski and Michelle Slunecko. The former contributed 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists, with the latter posting 12 points, six rebounds and four steals.
In the final game of the night, Germany paid the price for a below par second quarter as they crashed 69-53 against Slovenia in Group I. They were outscored 20-8 ahead of half-time and that put them on the back foot for the remainder of the contest as they played catch-up. Zala Lesek and Larisa Ocvirk combined for 37 points for Slovenia.