Lithuania And Serbia March To Game For 5th Place

11.07.2009

Serbia edged Latvia 80-74 to book a meeting with Lithuania for Sunday's 5th-6th place game in the U18 European Championship Women.

5. Sabine Niedola (Latvia)
Sabine Niedola was impressive donw-low, making 14 of her 18 attempts

Tina Jovanovic poured in a game-high 33 points for Serbia.

Jovanovic also pulled down 14 of Serbia's 33 rebounds and dished out three assists.

Serbia trailed 58-56 going into the final stanza but outscored their opponents 24-18 over the next 10 minutes to seal the win.

Sabine Niedola led Latvia with 30 points on 14 of 18 (77.8%) shooting from inside the arc.

Serbia were superior shooting the ball from long range.

9. OlHa Maznichenko (Ukraine)
Ol'Ha Maznichenko had 29 points as she played 40 minutes in the loss to Lithuania

They finished eight of 21 (38.1%) while Latvia were four of 14 (28.6%).

Defending champions Lithuania survived a late come-back from Ukraine to win 84-82.

Trailing 69-51 late in the third quarter, Ukraine went on a 26-8 run over

the next nine minutes to cut the deficit 80-77 but then ran out of steam.

Ukraine's Ol'ha Maznichenko led all scorers with 29 points.

Lithuania out-rebounded Ukraine 46-39.

Ukraine will take on Latvia in the battle for seventh place on Sunday.


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