Hungary are the bronze medal winners at the European Championship for U18 Women. They defeated a Jelena Dubljevic-less Serbia & Montenegro side to win their second bronze in the history of the competition (the other came in 1994).
Dubljevic, Serbia & Montenegro’s top scorer and rebounder, was forced to sit out the game after turning an ankle in the closing minutes of her team’s semi-final loss to Spain.
It was an efficient day for Russia here at the European Championship for U18 Women in Bratislava. Not only did they manage to qualify for the finals, they also avenged their ony defeat of the tournament against fellow semi-finalist Hungary.
In the preliminary round, Hungary caused the sensation of the championship by beating the Russians, 66:64.
Hungary’s run of good form at the European Championship for U18 Women continued in the quarter-finals.
Ever since their triple overtime win over Belarus, the Hungarians have been on a high. That continued this evening due to a comfortable victory against quarter-final opponenents Bulgaria.
18 teams took part in the Challenge Round of the 2004 European Championship for U18 Women. Countries were divided into 3 groups of 6 teams. Group A played in Druskininkai, LTU, Group B in Léon, Spain and Group C in Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro.
After 6 days of play the 11 qualifiers for the final round emerged, as well as the medal favourites for the Championship which will take place 9th – 18th July 2004 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
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