Serbia Grab 7th Place, Bulgaria 9th


Serbia grabbed the seventh spot in the U20 European Championship Women 2009 in Gdynia, Poland by holding on to beat Germany 82-79.

Point guard Ana Dabovic had another one of her complete games pacing her team with 18 points to go with six rebounds and five assists.

Nina Bogicevic threw in another 17 points while pulling down eight boards for the Serbs who had four players in double figures.

Nadja Protzig and Svenja Greunke each had 15 points for the eighth-place Germany.

Italy defeated Bulgaria in a high-scoring 92-82 contest to finish in ninth place.

Nino Molino's squad shot 62% as a group and was led by Clelia Corsi's work in the paint. The Italian center had 22 points to go with ten boards, eight of which came off the offensive glass.

Point guard Erika Striulli also tallied 22 points and captain Martina Crippa added 14 points to go with four rebounds.

Bulgaria's Hristina Ivanova scored 30 points in the losing effort.

Sweden outlasted Lithuania 80-76 to claim eleventh place.

The game featured a duel between two of the top centers in the tournament.

Louice Halvarsson led Sweden with 24 points, 16 rebounds and two assists while Lithuania's Gintare Petronyte scored 18 points, pulled in 14 boards and dished out six assists.


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