Hungary Hold Off Greece

14 July 2006

Hosts Hungary overcame a late rally from Greece to advance to the last four of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship Women on Thursday.

The Hungarians were leading 53-37 entering the final period but Greece piled on the pressure to reduce the final margin of defeat to 63-58.

A 12-2 second quarter run helped Hungary take control of the game and open up a lead which they would not reliniquish

Rita Kollo scored 11 points to lead four Hungary players in double figures with one of them, Andrea Somogyi, also pulling down 10 rebounds.

Anastassia Gkotzi top scored for Greece with 21 points but only Pelagia Papamichail provided any support with 16.

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