Denmark Beat Sweden For First Win

10 August 2014
Trine Drejer (Denmark)
Trine Drejer and Denmark got their first ever win in U16 Division A

Denmark were rampant in the second half to cruise to a 60-36 win over Sweden in a clash of the relegated teams at the U16 European Championship Women.

Turning Point: Ida Fredrikson's three-pointer capped a 9-0 third-quarter run for Sweden as they came back from a 12-point deficit. But it was nothing but pain the rest of the way as the Swedish team fell to their sixth consecutive loss and last place in the tournament. A 16-4 Danish run was interrupted by Anna Sörensen's buzzer-beater at the end of the third period, but Sweden missed their first eight shots of the fourth quarter as well as giving up two turnovers as Denmark romped clear.

Game Heroes: Maria Hoegh had a second strong performance in a row, racking up 17 points on 6-7 shooting and adding eight rebounds. Caroline Martin added a double-double of 14 points and 11 boards, and Lena Svanholm had 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Cecilie Dannisgard added five points and five steals.

Stats Don't Lie: Denmark overpowered Sweden inside, pulling down more rebounds and drawing multiple trips to the foul line, where they made 20 of their 30 shots.

The Bottom Line: Both teams will play in Division B in 2015, but Denmark will at least be relieved not to return home winless from their first ever Division A campaign.


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