Romania Lead Charge Into Semis



Cristina Bigica scored 16 points as Romania used a big second quarter to beat Denmark 65-56 and book a place in the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship for Women Division B.
Bigica's lay-up capped a 9-2 run before half-time that helped Romania outscore their opponents 24-14 in the period.

Gritt Ryder scored 12 points for Denmark, but it is Romania who advance to the semi-finals, where they will face Belarus.

Viktoriya Datsun's team advanced with an 81-76 victory over England.

England had led 60-56 at the start of the fourth quarter but Belarus came out on a charge, using a 14-5 run to turn the game in their favour.

7. Georgia Kantara (Greece)
Georgia Kantara and Greece have booked a ticket in the semi-finals

England's shooting then let them down in the final stretch as Belarus pulled clear.

Nadzeya Bohdan scored 24 points and added eight rebounds in the win.

Twenty-four points and 10 rebounds from Temitope Fagbenle were not enough for England.

Artemis Spanou lifted Greece into the semi-finals with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a 68-60 win over Croatia.

Croatia had led 31-30 at half-time, but superior shooting carried Greece clear in the second half.

They will now face the Netherlands, who emerged 66-56 winners from a see-saw affair with Finland.

The Dutch dominated early, and led 27-14 at the end of the first quarter.

But their advantage was cut to six, 34-28, by half-time and was just two, 48-46, going into the final frame.

An early 9-2 run finally put the Netherlands over the top.

Petronella Kraaijenoord led the charge with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Sonja Greinacher's 14 points and seven rebounds lifted Germany to a 61-47 win over Switzerland, while Mijana Dzombeta was the star of Bosnia & Herzegovina's 59-46 win over Luxembourg with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Jelena Vucetic poured in 24 points as Montenegro topped Estonia 74-60, and Yael Shafir had 16 points to help Israel thrash Scotland 63-39.


Dutch, Romania Move Into Final08.08.2010
Bigica's Buzzer-Beater Wins It For Romania08.08.2010
Netherlands Explode To Stun England06.08.2010
England See Off Estonia To Top Group C04.08.2010
Croatia Take Control Of Group B03.08.2010
Greece Remain Perfect, Croatia Also In Charge01.08.2010
Finland Buzzer Beater Downs Estonia31.07.2010

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