Greece And Finland Clinch Promotion


Greece and Finland won their semi-finals on Sunday at the U16 European Championship Division B in Bulgaria to clinch promotion.

The two sides will now go for gold in Monday's final.

The Greeks defeated Romania 60-57 in overtime after a superb effort from Artemis Spanou, who had 17 points and 17 rebounds.

Romania had forced the extra period when Alexandra Florea made a three-pointer right at the end of regulation.

Once in the overtime, Greece made six consecutive free throws - four by Christina Navrozidou - to take the lead for good.

Romania's Cristina Bigica had 19 points to lead all scorers

For Finland, Janniina Koivunen had 23 points and 10 rebounds in a 58-44 win over Slovenia.

The Finns outscored the Slovenians 19-4 in the second quarter for a 36-18 lead at half-time and cruised to victory.


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