Sweden Into Final

12.08.2006

Swedish basketball is on the rise.

Following the bronze medal at the U18 European Championship Women, Sweden's U16 girls earned promotion to Divsion A with a semi-final win over Italy.

Sweden out-rebounded Italy 52-32 and came up with some key three-pointers in the 64-58 win.

It was Frida Fogdemark's three which opened the fourth quarter with an explosive Swedish run which saw them open up a 15-point lead, 51-36.

Italy switched to a full court press in an attempt to claw their way back into the game, but Sweden's fast break and superiority on the boards proved too much and the Swedes held on for the win.

Danielle Carter finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds for Sweden.

Sweden will take on Latvia in Sunday's final.


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