|03 August 2013|
U16 WOMEN DIVISION B
|Chelsea Guimaraes top-scoredfor Portugal with 20 points|
Home fans at the U16 European Championship Women Division B in Matosinhos enjoyed seeing Portugal pick up their second win to stay perfect in Group C.
The hosts proved invincible as they flew past Ireland 111-60, off the back of a fantastic 35-13 start to the game. It proved a one-sided affair, as Chelsea Guimaraes added 20 points and seven rebounds. However, it was Maianca Umabano who stole the show with a perfect seven-of-seven from the floor helping en-route to 17 points.
Also in Group C, Denmark left Germany stunned with a terrific 79-62 win. The Danish players made an electric 27-14 start and after Germany got a foothold in the game, Denmark re-asserted control after the break with a 26-11 third quarter. Enna Pehadzic led the way with 18 points, whilst Patricia Brossmann had 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals for the losing team.
Poland are the only team perfect in Group D after taking a second win of the tournament with a 58-42 victory against Israel. After initially being outscored 14-7, the Poles got stronger and a 26-10 final period allowed them to sail away to victory. Marta Wdowiuk pulled down a phenomenal 20 rebounds.
Slovenia were rampant against Estonia from the tip-off as they cruised to a 77-47 success. The Estonians found themselves on the canvas at 24-7 after just 10 minutes and did not recover. Maja Jakobcic was on fire from downtown for Slovenia and poured in 20 points, including four triples.
Serbia surged to a convincing 101-32 Group A win against Norway, with a shock never a possibility after a blazing start which witnessed them storm into a 35-10 first quarter lead. Jovana Nogic had an impressive 12 points and eight assists, whilst team-mate Katarina Zec weighed in with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists, to get a third win for the Serbians.
Just like Serbia, there has not yet been a taste of defeat for Belarus, who strode past Switzerland 65-49 after a monumental double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds by Hanna Brych and holding the Swiss to just 15 second-half points.
Meanwhile England made it two wins from two games in Group B, but left it late against Luxembourg to claim a 49-35 victory. England misfired spectacularly during the first 30 minutes, only managing 21 points, but then exploded with a 28-8 last quarter. No English player reached double digits, whilst Luxembourg only made 1-of-19 from outside.
Elsewhere in the pool, Finland bounced back from their opening loss to Luxembourg by collecting a convincing 74-48 win against Romania, who now have two losses to their name. A 23-9 second quarter put the Finns on a winning track, with Sandra Karsten eventually grabbing 23 points and four steals. Ana Ferariu recorded 16 points, six rebounds and five assists in defeat.