Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Nikolina Dzebo and Bosnia and Herzegovina went two-and-zero in Group D on Saturday|
hold a perfect 2-0 record in Group D
following their convincing 83-53
demolition of Denmark
on the third day of action at the U18 European Championship Division B
in Miskolc, Hungary.
It was tight early on but Bosnia just had too much for their opponents, shooting guard Andela Delic
enjoying a field day as she scored 25 points.Finland
finished with a flourish to beat Ukraine 70-62
and climb to top spot in Group B.
The Finns led from start to finish but were up by just two inside the final three minutes after Ukraine’s Vita Gorobets
connected on a three-pointer.
But those were to be the final three points of Gorobets’ game-high 18 and the last Ukraine would score as Tuuli Menna
hit a lay-up on the fast-break to spark a 6-0 closing run.
Menna and Vilma Purhonen
both finished with 17 points for Finland as they improved to 2-0 while Ukraine slipped to 1-1.Bulgaria
were the other winners in Group B, cruising past Switzerland
for a 68-41
success behind 18 points from Borislava Hristova
lead the way in Group A
after they enjoyed another comfortable victory, this time 75-57
, to make it three wins from three.
A 10-0 second-quarter sequence, including four straight lay-ups, pushed Lithuania past the Poles and allowed them to open up a 33-21 half-time advantage.
The Green Machine actually struggled from long range, hitting just one of their 12 three-point attempts. But they more than made up for that with some dominant post play, outscoring the Poles 50-16 in the paint.
Power forward Roberta Mizgeryte
was the chief beneficiary of this, posting a game-high 21 points while Angelika Stankiewicz
had 16 in a losing effort for Poland.Estonia
sit second in Group A after easing past winless Norway 59-36.
Estonia already held a 43-18 advantage when Marie Roosalu
started an 8-0 third-quarter run that put the result beyond doubt.Belgium
came up big in the fourth quarter to pull away from Germany
for a 57-48
win that moves them to 2-0 in Group D.
| Lilla Zsilinszki and Hungary left home fans plenty of reason to smile |
The scores were tied at 42 early in the final stanza when the Belgians’ burst arrived.Isabelle Medjo
made a hook shot before Julie Allemand
drove the lane and Eva Devliegher
drilled a dagger three-pointer to put Belgium up seven (49-42) with five minutes to play.
Devliegher hit three-of-five threes in total to lead her team with 15 points as Noémie Rouault
was the Germans' star performer once again, scoring a game-high 17 points to go with 14 rebounds.
had no problems moving to 2-0 in Group C as they smashed Romania 91-61
Four players scored in double figures for the hosts as they picked up on their opponents’ mistakes, scoring 23 points from turnovers, to make light work of this one.
They were in control from the moment Lilla Zsilinszki’s
lay-up gave them the lead at the end of the first quarter and the scoreline was made to look even more one-sided as Hungary closed on an 11-0 run.Vivien Böröndy
paced the hosts with 17 points, a target matched by Romania’s Selena Kirberg
Latvia led Scotland from start to finish for a 80-54
win that sees them stay perfect in Group C too. Vineta Birina
was their key player, adding nine rebounds to her game-high 15 points.