Relegation Round: Day Six Roundup

26 August 2012

U20 WOMEN

11. Jessica Almeida (Portugal)
Jessica Almeida saved her best game for last to help Portugal end their U20 European Championship Women campaign on a high

Relegated Portugal signed off their time in the top flight in positive fashion after completing a 62-54 success over Great Britain who ended with the unwanted tag of being the only team at the U20 European Championship Women without a win to their name.

Jessica Almeida came up with 20 points for Portugal to condemn the British to an eye-watering ninth straight loss in Debrecen although it wasn't all bad for the Brits, with 16-year old prospect Cheridene Green posting a superb double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Meanwhile Daniela Domingues showed once again why she has been such a stand-out for Portugal throughout their difficult time during the competition with another classy 18 point contribution.

Having saved their Division A status, Italy chalked up their sixth consecutive victoy to finish the Relegation Round unbeaten and on an even bigger high after claiming a resounding 83-59 success against Latvia.

Caterina and Francesca Dotto set the tone defensively for Italy by grabbing a combined ten steals, whilst Clara Salvini continued her good work of late with 11 points, gained from an efficient five of six floor shooting.


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