Division B Round-Up: England Surprise Slovenia

06 July 2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina maintained their winning form in Eilat on Monday by beating Denmark 74-61 in Group F.

Tamara Kapor had a game-high 25 points for the victors.

She connected on seven of 11 (63.5%) shots from inside the arc.

Denmark led 40-30 early in the third quarter but Bosnia outscored them 32-8 over the next 10 minutes and stormed to the triumph.

"We are just getting better game after game," said Bosnian point guard Matea Tavic, who had 21 points and eight assists.

"We played hard and our goal is to get as far as we can in the tournament."

In the other group game, Sonja Greinacher proved the inspiration for Germany's 61-54 win over Greece.

The forward led her team with 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots.

Greece battled back from a 31-24 deficit to lead 40-39 at the end of the third quarter.

With the contest knotted at 46-46 after a Nikolopoulou jump shot, Greinacher and Frankenberger scored on consecutive trips down the floor to put the Germans in front for good.

Angeliki Nikolopoulou had a game-high 20 points in defeat.

Tournament hosts Israel claimed their second win in a row with a 58-51 triumph over Croatia.

Avigie Cohen again led Israel with 19 points.

Croatia cut the deficit 52-50 with four minutes to go but Israel went on a 6-1 run to seal the win.

In Group E, Hungary's Domenika Gergely poured in 18 points as her team destroyed Finland 94-72.

England claimed their first win of the tournament by edging Slovenia 68-65.

With Slovania leading 65-64 with 1:38 remaining, Jesica Hurd's three point-play gave England the lead for good.

Ella Clark had 17 points and hauled in 16 rebounds for the English while Hurd contributed 12.
Slovenia were out-rebounded 59-41.

Michelle Brandao and Maria Correia had 13 points apiece as Portugal thrashed Romania 71-41.

The Portuguese forced Romania to commit 26 turnovers.

Romania trailed 42-20 after 22 minutes played and were unable to cut the deficit.

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