Final Four Set


Slovenia, Belgium and Latvia stormed into the semi-finals on the back of wins in the Qualifying Round for places one through eight at the U18 European Championship for Women.

Latvia finished top of Group F after a 79-46 triumph over the Netherlands and Belgium came second following a 67-51 victory over Hungary.

The Baltic country took command of their game against the Dutch with a strong second quarter.

The Latvians outscored their opponents 24-11 in the frame for a 45-30 lead and then pressed home the advantage in the third.

Sabine Niedola had 17 points to lead the Latvians.

Belgium won their game against the Hungarians after a fine performance from Jana Raman, who had 18 points.

Slovenia thrashed Greece 84-52 and finished first in Group E.

Both sides advanced to the semi-finals.

In the last four, Slovenia will take on Belgium and Greece will meet Latvia.

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