Bosnia and Herzegovina 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.
|Nikolina Dzebo and Bosnia and Herzegovina went two-and-zero in Group D on Saturday|
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.
Lithuania lead the way in Group A after they enjoyed another comfortable victory, this time 75-57 against Poland, 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.
The scores were tied at 42 early in the final stanza when the Belgians’ burst arrived.
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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.
Hosts Hungary 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.