Italy pulled out a 73-71 win over Sweden thanks to some last second heroics from Martina Crippa and will now play Bulgaria for the ninth place in the U20 European Championship Women 2009.
Danielle Hamilton-Carter (14 points) hit one-of-two free throws with :23 seconds left to put Sweden ahead 71-70.
Germany pulled-off a miracle 77-56 win over Italy to advance to Quarter-Finals of the U20 European Championship Women 2009, in Gdynia, Poland.
Germany knew going in that they had an uphill battle to climb needing to beat Italy by seven points to advance.
Spain shook off a tough challenge by Italy to get a 75-59 win and stay perfect in the U20 European Championship Women 2009 Qualifying Round.
The final score is a little deceptive. Italy hung tight through most of the game and a Giulia Gatti three-pointer got Italy to within one point (53-53) early in the fourth quarter.
Italy edged Turkey 50-47 in a down-to-the-wire battle of two teams who put defense above all else, in Group E of the U20 European Championship Women Qualifying Round.
It could have easily gone either way till the very last seconds of the game.
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