Italy have sealed top spot in Group B and a place in EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia by beating Belgium 75-64 in Siracusa.
Italy's backcourt reigned supreme as guards Simona Ballardini and Raffaella Masciadri scored 18 points each in the win.
Belgium kept alive their slim hopes of finishing top of EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round Group B with an 86-75 home victory over Croatia.
The Belgians won for the first time to leave both sides with 1-2 records, while Italy are top of the pool at 2-0.
Italy won at Belgium 81-69 on Wednesdsay night in the Azzurre's opening game of the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round.
Umana Reyer Venezia's Simona Ballardini poured in 17 points, which included a two of five effort from three-ball range, pulled down nine rebounds and handed out seven assists for the Italians.
Croatia rolled to a 103-81 home triumph over Belgium on the first day of the EuroBasket Women 2009 Additional Qualifying Round.
Ana Lelas, who is enjoying an outstanding season with Bourges in the EuroLeague Women, led six players in double figures with 23 points for the winners.
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