Roundup: Belarus Pick Up First Win

11 July 2011
Relegation Round

11. Maryna Ivashchanka (Belarus)
Maryna Ivashchanka led the way for Belarus with 13 points and 15 rebounds as they picked up their first win
Belarus cruised to a 64-50 win over Romania to get off on the right foot in the battle against relegation at the U20 European Championship Women. 

An 11-2 run across the first and second quarters gave Belarus a 26-16 lead on Maryna Ivashchanka's free throws, and they continued to edge clear as Nadzeya Bohdan's lay-up made it 41-28 at half-time.

When Bohdan ended the next quarter in similar fashion, they were up by 20 - 55-35 - and the game was up for Romania.

Bohdan - returning from the facial injury suffered last week - led Belarus with 16 points, while Ivashchanka and Aliaksandra Mustava had 13 each.

Gabriela Cursaru led Romania with 13 points while Sonia Ursu added 10.

Earlier, Slovakia prevailed 55-46 against Germany as they took a big first-quarter lead and never gave it up, despite a fourth quarter rally from the Germans.

Slovakia led 16-3 on Sabina Oroszova's jump-shot with four minutes remaining in the first quarter.

A mini-spurt saw Germany close to within four points, 34-30, after a pair of free-throws from Sonja Greinacher midway through the third quarter, and they would get within two points, 48-46 on another Greinacher free throw with only two minutes left.

But Slovakia finished on a 7-0 run to take the win.

Barbora Balintova led Slovakia with 12 points while Germany wasted 21 points and 11 rebounds from Greinacher.


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