Czech Mate!
Evanthia Maltsi poured in 26 points as Greece qualified for the World Championship for the first time in history by coming back from an 11-point deficit to beat Italy 60-56 and take fifth place at the 2009 EuroBasket Women.

Pelagia Papamichail had 15 points and eight rebounds and Dimitra Kalentzou added 12 points, five rebounds and seven assists for the Greeks, who qualified for the 2010 Worlds in the Czech Republic as well as the 2011 EuroBasket Women in Poland.
Greece, Italy Battle For Spot In Worlds
Proud basketball nations Italy and Greece square off in the 2009 EuroBasket Women fifth place game with the winner booking their spot at next summer's FIBA World Championship.

The victor also clinches a berth at the 2011 EuroBasket in Poland - a big step for both teams as well.
While both Greece and Italy came in with this double qualification for 2010 and 2011 as the main goal, neither really expected to be playing in Saturday's second game.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Marte Alexander 1.90 01.03.1976 Inglewood (USA)  
 Giulia Casadio 1.78 24.11.1976 Rome (ITA)  
 Federica Ciampoli 1.90 05.02.1980 Ortona (ITA)  
 Immacolata Gentile PG 1.74 17.11.1975 Caserta (ITA)  
 Sara Giauro FC 1.89 25.10.1979 Livorno (ITA)  
 Sara Giorgi 1.87 30.06.1986 Lucca (ITA)  
 Jami Montagnino SG 1.75 31.03.1985 Baton Rouge (USA)  
 Jenifer Nadalin PF 1.88 04.05.1983 Guelp (CAN)  
 Silvia Sarni PF 1.88 16.09.1987 Foggia (ITA)  
 Beatrice Sciacca SG 1.80 27.04.1983 Cesena (FO) (ITA)  
 Valeria Zanoli 1.70 10.02.1984 Quistello, MN (ITA)  
 Ilaria Zanoni 1.80 25.01.1986 Milano (ITA)  
 4Angela Gianolla PG 1.70 22.07.1980 Venezia (ITA)  
 5Maria Franchini SF 1.81 27.11.1979 Parma (ITA)  
 6Chiara Pastore PG 1.71 04.08.1986 Napoli (ITA)  
 7Monica Bonafede PF 1.84 27.05.1985 Rome (ITA)  
 8Simona Ballardini GF 1.83 24.03.1981 Faenza (ITA)  
 9Francesca Modica SG 1.80 23.09.1981 Forli (ITA)  
10Benedetta Bagnara PG 1.80 07.02.1987 Bologna (ITA)  
11Kathrin Ress 1.94 26.06.1985 Bolzano (ITA)  
13Manuela Zanon PF 1.85 12.01.1980 Cantú (ITA)  
14Eva Giauro 2.04 07.02.1986 Livorno (ITA)  
20Emanuela Ramon PF 1.90 27.10.1982 Malo (ITA)  
21Licia Corradini PG 1.73 29.12.1985 Reggio Emilia (ITA)  


Head Coach: Giampiero Ticchi

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Italy Overcome 22-Point Deficit, Top Latvia

Italy fought back from a 22-point deficit late in the first half to knock off 2009 EuroBasket Women hosts Latvia 68-66 in overtime and book their spot in the fifth place game.

Laura Macchi and Rafaella Masciadri combined for 38 points to lead the way for Giampiero Ticchi's team, which will face off against Greece for fifth place for a spot in the 2010 FIBA World Championship Women and the 2011 EuroBasket Women.

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PTSS. Ballardini13.5
RTK. Ress6.4
ASS. Ballardini2.8
STS. Ballardini3.3
BSK. Ress0.4


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13.08.2008vs POL[L] 59-63 (A)
16.08.2008vs FIN[W] 77-62 (H)
20.08.2008vs BIH[W] 68-53 (A)
27.08.2008vs TUR[L] 55-63 (H)
30.08.2008vs POL[L] 69-76 (H)
03.09.2008vs FIN[W] 68-52 (A)
06.09.2008vs BIH[W] 75-49 (H)
13.09.2008vs TUR[L] 61-80 (A)
07.01.2009vs BEL[W] 81-69 (A)
10.01.2009vs CRO[W] 83-50 (H)
16.01.2009vs BEL[W] 75-64 (H)
19.01.2009vs CRO[L] 64-75 (A)



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