Greece win late against Estonia in Skopje

13 August 2008

Slovenia and Greece won their opening games in Group E of the Qualifying Round for first to eighth place at the U18 European Championship Division B in Skopje.

The Slovenians trounced Germany 78-50 with Nika Baric and Teja Oblak each pouring in 19 points.

Greece got 12 from Angeliki Nikolopoulou and scraped a 48-46 triumph over Estonia.

Aikaterini Kontali's lay-up for Greece with 1:38 remaining snapped a 46-46 tie and proved to be the last points of the contest.

As Slovenia and Greece began the phase of the competition with 1-0 marks after finishing first in their respective preliminary round groups, each has a 2-0 record while Estonia and Germany are both 0-2.

In Group F, Latvia also improved to 2-0 with a 78-70 victory over Hungary but Belgium destroyed the Netherlands 87-59 in a battle of low countries teams to leave each with 1-1 marks.

Hungary are now 0-2.

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