Croatia Take Control Of Group B

03 August 2010
Croatia have taken control of Group B in the GLOBAL VISION U18 European Championship for Women 2010 Division B, coming from behind to beat Germany 63-48 to improve to 3-0.

Germany took a 14-6 lead late in the first quarter, but Croatia were level again midway through the second and once in front that gradually pulled away.

Iva Todoric led Croatia with 14 points, while Nina Premasunac came up with nine points and 15 rebounds. Julia Gaudermann was the star of the show for Germany with 13 points and eight rebounds.

Denmark sit second in the group after Gritt Ryder's 24 points led them to a 65-57 victory over winless Bosnia & Herzegovina.

In Group A, Artemis Spanou had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help Greece beat Romania 63-52 to stay perfect at 4-0 and ensure they finish top of the group.

Romania sit second at 2-1, while Portugal moved third by picking up their first win, beating Luxembourg 80-47. Maria Andrade scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds to lead the way.

Finland top Group C but it is England who hold all the cards going into the final round of matches.

Finland closed out their group campaign with a 96-52 win over Bulgaria, fuelled by 22 points from Ellen Nurmi, which leaves them with a 3-1 record.

But England sit at 3-0 ahead of their final game with Estonia after recording a 69-35 win in the 'derby' with Scotland.

Jessica Hurd scored 20 points as Michael Ball's team overwhelmed their neighbours to the north.
In Group D, Belarus beat Montenegro 81-57 behind 19 points and 13 rebounds from Maryia Filonchyk as they improved to 3-0.

Thirteen points from Willemijn Kallenberg helped the Netherlands to a 78-53 win over Israel.

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