NEWS

17.08.2008
Spain reign again!

Spain returned to supremacy at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women, finishing their undefeated run in Katowice with a 71-59 victory over surprise outfit Italy in the gold medal match.

The Spaniards collected their fifth U16 title and fourth in five years by coming back from a 22-point second quarter deficit with Queralt Casas leading the way with 25 points, nine rebounds, two assists and six steals.

16.08.2008
Italy upset France, go for first gold

Italy will play for their first-ever gold medal at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women after upsetting title-holders France 64-55 in the first semi-final in Katowice.

Debora Carangelo made seven free throws in the final 1:30 and led her team with 20 points and four steals as Italy enter their fifth U16 final - and first since 1995. Gaia Gorini added 19 points for the winners.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Beatrice Carta 1.70 15.12.1992 Cagliari (ITA)  
 5Debora Carangelo 1.67 10.02.1992 Maddaloni (ITA)  
 6Gaia Gorini PF 1.80 08.01.1992 Roma (ITA)  
 7Giovanna Pertile PF 1.85 29.05.1992 Venezia (ITA)  
 8Virginia Galbiati SG 1.75 30.09.1992 Milano (ITA)  
 9Ilaria Tessari 1.65 16.03.1992 Camposampiero (ITA)  
10Irene Cigliani SG 1.77 15.02.1992 Trieste (ITA)  
11Marta Masoni SF 1.84 13.07.1993 Castellaneta (ITA)  
12Lucia Di Costanzo 1.85 14.04.1992 Pomigliano D'Arco (ITA)  
13Alessandra Formica 1.89 13.03.1993 Augusta (ITA)  
14Valeria Nicola 1.79 14.08.1992 Torino (ITA)  
15Clara Salvini PF 1.80 10.04.1992 Torino (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Giovanni Lucchesi
Assistant Coach: Umberto Alliori

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14.08.2008
Spain work over-time in beating Italy

Mariona Ortiz made two foul shots with six seconds left in over-time to give Spain a 61-57 victory over Italy to grab first place in the Qualifying Round Group F of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women.

Amaia Segues poured in 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Spain improved to 5-0 in the group. Oritz added 13 points while Marina Delgado had 12 and Yurena Diaz tallied 11.

14.08.2008
Italy hope to give hope

Italian basketball received a boost last summer when their U16 side guaranteed promotion to the Division A of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women.

This year's Italian U16 side is entirely new, but by securing a spot in the Katowice semi-finals the leaders of this team hope to give a different kind of boost - hope.

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Team

Italy
Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSD. Carangelo12.6
RTA. Formica8.6
ASG. Gorini2.4
STD. Carangelo2.4
BSM. Masoni0.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.08.2008vs SRB[W] 84-54
09.08.2008vs POL[W] 71-58
10.08.2008vs HUN[W] 64-53
12.08.2008vs BLR[W] 65-48
13.08.2008vs RUS[W] 54-50
14.08.2008vs ESP[L] 57-61
16.08.2008vs FRA[W] 64-55
17.08.2008vs ESP[L] 59-71

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