|Ewelina Kobryn played a major role in Poland's win|
KOBRYN TAKES POLES TO THRILLING WIN
With less than a week to go until the start of Final Round, Poland picked up a confidence boosting triumph as they rode to a thrilling 68-62 overtime victory against Italy.
Kobryn was the difference after she amassed a terrific 19 points and eight rebounds against one of the teams that Poland will face during the first phase in Oradea.
DUMERC TAKES FRANCE TO FRIENDLY TITLE
As part of the same tournament involving Poland and Italy, over 2,000 supporters in Villeneuve watched France finish with an imperious record at the event as they came out on top in a defensively dominated encounter with Canada.
They won 50-42 as Celine Dumerc posted a team-high 14 points, although they almost squandered a 17-point advantage after Canada outscored them 20-4 in a scorching second half run.
TURKEY SCRAPE WIN WITHOUT YILMAZ
Trailing when heading into crunch time, ten unanswered points down the stretch allowed Turkey to take victory, with Birsel Vardarli Demirmen also instrumental in the success with 12 points and six assists.
SECOND SUCCESS FOR SWEDES
Kate Aizsila also posted 14 points for Latvia.
|Yelena Leuchanka and Belarus appear to be peaking at just the right time|
LITHUANIA SLIDE TO LOSS AGAINST CHINA
LEUCHANKA TAKES BELARUS TO CZECH WIN
While the final margin of success did not seem too overwhelming, Belarus were on top for most of the game and only a late Czech comeback added a more flattering outlook to the final result.
Leuchanka picked up yet another double-double after corralling 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Tatsiana Likhtarovich weighed in with 15 points.
SPAIN ROMP PAST OPALS
Alba Torrens contributed 12 points as the defending EuroBasket Women champions remained unbeaten in preparation for the competition.
IVEZIC TAKES DOWN SLOVAKIA
After a slow start to the contest which saw them down by eight points at the interval and struggling against Kristi Toliver who eventually scored 26 points for their opponents, Croatia came alive after the interval.