|Hungary moved within second place in Group F, getting one step closer to making the quarter-finals|
Hungary used their size and speed to grab a crucial win in Group F of the U16 European Championship Women with an 81-50 victory over Belgium.
Hungary began well with a 13-3 run in the first quarter, and they extended their lead to 16 early in the second period as Eniko Kuttor converted and then Virag Kiss stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up.
The lead continued to swell and Belgium's rebounding problems returned as they struggled to deal with the size of Kuttor, Kiss, Dorottya Nagy and Timea Toth. Nagy's lay-up gave Hungary a 44-24 advantage at half-time.
When they had the ball, Belgium were struggling to keep it as the Hungarian defense swarmed, Agnes Studer proving to be a particular pest on her way to six steals in the game. And an 18-0 run in the third period confirmed Hungary's dominance and finally ended any thoughts of a Belgian comeback.
Serena-Lynn Geldof top-scored for Belgium with 10 points and had five blocks also, but the Hungarian team kept coming back inside and Kuttor ended with a game-high 20 points, adding 10 rebounds too.
Kiss and Debora Dubei each had 12 points for Hungary, who take on the Netherlands in their next game on Tuesday.