Spain put their dramatic quarter-final loss to France behind them and quickly recovered to defeat the Netherlands 52-36 in a 5th-8th place Classification Round game at the U16 European Championship Women 2010.
Russia is the first team to clinch a spot in the Semi-Final Round of the U16 European Championship Women. A strong second half paved the way for them to advance into the next stage with a 80-58 win over the Netherlands.
Eight teams enter the last phase of the 2010 U16 European Championship Women in Ptolemaida and Kozani with glowing hearts and hopes to earn a medal but only one of them will make it all the way to gold. The journey to the gold medal starts with the Quarter-Finals today.
Czech Republic finally got off the mark in the Qualifying Round of the U16 European Championship Women in Greece, scoring their first victory 63-52 againt the Netherlands. But this was only a consolation win for the Czechs as they were condemnded to a last place finish in the Group already before tip-off while their opponents had already secured the last available ticket to the Quarter-Finals.
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