Hungary, Sweden Remain Perfect In Poznan

16.07.2008

No team has beaten Hungary or Sweden at the U20 European Championship for Women Division B in Poland.

Finda Mansaré had another virtuoso display for the Hungarians as they wiped the floor with Great Britain in the fourth quarter en route to a 59-35 Group A victory.

Mansaré finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Hungary, who led by nine going into the final 10 minutes and proceeded to outscore the Brits 20-5.

Romania overpowered Ireland in Group A

Romania rolled to a 74-47 triumph over Ireland in the group's other game with Anita Meszaros pouring in 18 points for the winners.

Hungary are top of the pile at 3-0, followed by Slovakia (2-1), Romania (2-1), Ireland (1-3) and Great Britain (0-3).

Sweden have been moving from strength to strength in Group B and the Netherlands on Tuesday became their latest victims.

Frida Aili and Louice Halvarsson each scored 13 points for the Swedes, who won 73-48.

Sweden only led 31-24 at half-time but outscored the Dutch 25-11 in the third quarter on their way to a decisive triumph.

Portugal suffered another narrow defeat with Israel the team that this time delivered the heartbreaking result.

Lin Golan scored a team-high 13 points as Israel won 57-56.

If the biggest aim of youth competitions is for players to gain experience and learn, Portugal's Ana Caterina Luis Rodrigues was on the receiving end of a tough lesson.

Rodrigues made a lay-up with just four seconds remaining to tie the contest at 56-56 and the game appeared to be headed for overtime.

But Rodrigues was called for an immediate foul on Hadas Levy, and the Israel point guard went to the line to make one of two free throws as Israel secured their first triumph.

Nádia Tavares had 16 points and 10 rebounds but her output wasn't enough for the Portuguese.

Sweden are top of Group B at 3-0, followed by hosts Poland (2-1), the Netherlands (2-1), Israel (1-2) and Portugal (0-4).

 

 


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