U18 WOMEN DIVISION B
Bulgaria and Germany clinched their third straight victories at the U18 European Championship for Women Division B on Saturday in Strumica.
The Bulgarians claimed a 61-49 victory over Denmark in Group B while in Group D, Germany overcame Ukraine, 60-53.
Borislava Hristova, a member of the Bulgaria side that recently won promotion at the U16 European Championship Division B, poured in 28 points against the Danes.
The Bulgarians led 31-16 at half-time and stayed comfortably ahead.
Iva Kostova also had 17 points for Bulgaria.
Other Group B games saw Norway edge Switzerland 54-51. The game was tied at 51-51 when Siri Granheim drilled a jumper for the Norwegians.
Granheim split a pair of free-throws for the last point of the game.
Stine Austgulen led Norway with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Switzerland got 19 points and 11 boards from Laura Perrenoud.
In Germany's Group D win, Levke Brodersen had 14 points.
The Germans trailed going to the last quarter but shut Ukraine out, 13-0, the rest of the way to claim the win.
Montenegro beat Scotland, 66-53, after turning on the style in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Scots, 22-9.
Kristina Rakovic finished with 20 points and 12 boards for Montenegro.
In Group A, Austria blew out Israel, 75-57, with Sigrid Koizar scoring 16 points.
Camilla Neumann added 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Portugal outscored Hungary 21-13 in the last quarter en route to a 55-54 win.
Joana Soeiro scored 15 points for the Portuguese.
Belarus won for the second time in as many Group B games, beating England, 71-67.
Ksenija Voisha had 14 points for Belarus, who trailed by two going into the last frame but won.
Voisha's three-ball early in the fourth quarter snapped a 56-56 tie and put Belarus in front for good.
The other Group C game saw Latvia win decisively against the hosts, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, 79-49.
Kitija Laksa led a balanced Latvia attack with 15 points.