U18 WOMEN DIVISION B
|All Tournament Team: Shequila Joseph, Amadea Szamosi, Maryia Papova, Iva Kostova, Ines Viana |
Maryia Papova of Belarus was named the MVP of the U18 European Championship Women Division B in Strumica.
The 1.86m forward/center had an impressively consistent tournament to lead Belarus to the gold medal and, of course, promotion to Division A.
Papova averaged 14.6 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.6 blocks and 2.9 assists per contest.
The Belarusian is joined in the All Tournament Team by Amadea Szamosi of Hungary, who finished third to claim the last remaining ticket to Division A, Shequila Joseph of finalists England, Ines Viana of Portugal and tournament top scorer Iva Kostova of Bulgaria.
Scotland were the winners of the Fair Play Award for the sportsmanlike behaviour of the team throughout the tournament.