|Lucia Ondrejkova (Slovak Republic)|
Slovak Republic delivered their first win at the U18 European Championship Women in Vukovar with real style as they claimed an impressive 81-60 Group G success over Belarus.
It was Slovakia who really grabbed the initiative with an aggressive start and they never looked back after building this vital early platform.
It was laid from a pressing defence and intense ball pressure, which subsequently resulted in a flurry of fast-break scores which were gleefully converted.
By the end of the opening period, Slovak Republic had dropped twice as many points as Belarus and posted a healthy and what proved to be an unassailable lead at 28-14.
Whilst Belarus found some composure to spark a potential revival ahead of half-time and cut the gap to just six points, it was to be as close as they would get.
Slovakia restored their dominance after the break and as hard as Belarus tried, they just could not drag themselves back into contention - despite 11 points and 13 rebounds from Viyaleta Kiuliak.
16-year-old Lucia Ondrejkova had a fabulous night with 16 points on 7-for-10 floor shooting, Lucia Hadicova had 18 points and eight rebounds, whilst the highly-rated Terezia Palenikova had 11 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists.