Bulgarians Edge Germany In Group A Finale

Bulgaria scraped their first win in their final game of the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round on Monday by defeating Germany 67-66.

With Ukraine having already clinched top spot and sealed the only place on offer for the Final Round from Group A, the Bulgarians and Germans battled it out for pride and the hosts claimed victory by the narrowest of margins as Noel Monik Kuin poured in 16 points.

Bär Winner Not Enough As Ukraine Are Latvia Bound
Germany won the game, but Ukraine claimed the biggest prize by clinching a place in the EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia.

Germany triumphed 48-45 over Ukraine in Saarlouis thanks to a last gasp Romy Bär triple but the margin of victory wasn't enough for Imre Szittya's team to overcome their 26-point defeat in Ukraine on January 7.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Corry Berger 1.92 09.01.1982 Bad Soden (GER)  
 Anne Breitreiner SF 1.84 07.09.1984 München (GER)  
 Linda Fröhlich PF 1.87 23.06.1979 Pforzheim (GER)  
 Natalie Gohrke 1.80 07.01.1983 Herne (GER)  
 Roli-Ann Haldin SF 1.78 15.09.1984 Berlin (GER)  
 Mandy Hänel 1.70 03.04.1986 Chemnitz (GER)  
 Cornelia Janzon 1.92 16.07.1981 Sydney Hornsby (AUS)  
 Sabine Loewe PF 1.89 24.06.1982 Lauchhammer (GER)  
 Hicran Özen 1.69 15.07.1981 Giessen (GER)  
 Dorothea Richter PG 1.78 25.04.1983 Halle (GER)  
 Margret Skuballa SF 1.86 07.10.1987 Hamburg (GER)  
 Birte Thimm PF 1.80 06.03.1987 Leverkusen (GER)  
 Magdalena von Geyr 1.84 28.03.1984 Marburg (GER)  
 Sandra Weber GF 1.82 04.02.1985 Bad Nauheim (GER)  
 4Lea Mersch PG 1.70 28.09.1987 Paderborn (GER)  
 6Stina Barnert 1.74 06.09.1989 Wyk auf Föhr (GER)  
 7Lisa Koop 1.97 23.09.1985 Marburg (GER)  
 8Sarah Zierhut SG 1.78 31.01.1985 Greven (GER)  
10Katja Bavendam 2.02 02.01.1985 Bremen (GER)  
11Alexandra Müller SG 1.75 23.08.1983 Oettingen (GER)  
12Annika Danckert SF 1.82 24.06.1981 Schwerin (GER)  
15Petra Gläser 1.94 05.10.1981 Chemnitz (GER)  
24Romy Bär SF 1.87 17.05.1987 Karl-Marx-Stadt (GER)  
33Katharina Kühn 1.92 01.10.1980 Hamburg (GER)  


Head Coach: Imre Szittya

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German Women 'Do Not Give Up', Italy Sky High

Only a forgetful basketball fan would write off Germany's chances of finishing top of Group B in the EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round following their gritty 68-60 over Bulgaria on Saturday.

In Division A last summer, Germany appeared to be headed for the Relegation Round but instead hit back from a 93-39 defeat in Ukraine to beat the Ukrainians in Berlin and then avenge an earlier defeat to Great Britain.

Germany Hold Off Bulgaria In Hagen

Germany survived a terrific comeback by Bulgaria on Saturday night and won their EuroBasket Women Additional Qualifying Round clash in Hagen.

In a must-win game for both sides to maintain a realistic hope of advancing to the Final Round, Alexandra Müller had 16 points for the Germans as they prevailed 68-60.

Germany, Bulgaria In Do-Or-Die Meeting08.01.2009
Ukraine Overwhelm Germany07.01.2009
Szittya Names Preliminary Squad For Additional Qualifying Round03.12.2008
Resilient Germans Stay In The Hunt For Riga15.09.2008
Lithuania Clinch Ticket With Win At Germany13.09.2008
Germany Win Close Encounter At Britain10.09.2008
Germans Upset Ukraine In Group A06.09.2008
Israel Thump Germany To Stay Top02.09.2008
Germany Slump To Defeat Again27.08.2008
Germany 59 Great Britain 6123.08.2008




PTSA. Breitreiner16.8
RTD. Richter6.0
ASD. Richter5.0
STD. Richter2.8
BSK. Bavendam0.7


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16.08.2008vs ISR[L] 66-68 (H)
20.08.2008vs UKR[L] 39-93 (A)
23.08.2008vs GBR[L] 59-61 (H)
27.08.2008vs LTU[L] 44-80 (A)
02.09.2008vs ISR[L] 59-74 (A)
06.09.2008vs UKR[W] 74-65 (H)
10.09.2008vs GBR[W] 74-72 (A)
13.09.2008vs LTU[L] 57-67 (H)
07.01.2009vs UKR[L] 47-73 (A)
10.01.2009vs BUL[W] 68-60 (H)
16.01.2009vs UKR[W] 48-45 (H)
19.01.2009vs BUL[L] 66-67 (A)



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