2011 EuroBasket Women AQT
Hungary and Germany qualify for play-off


Hungary finished the first phase of the EuroBasket Women AQT with a victory against Bulgaria (71-57) to clinch their place in the AQT play-off final.

In Group B, Germany completed their tournament with a victory against Serbia (74-64) to top their group. This result ended the dreams of Belgium, Italy and Romania before them entering the court.

With Hungary and Germany qualifying in the earlier games, all the remaining matches are meaningless.

Hungary were led by Zsófia Fegyverneky and Anna Vajda with 16 and 12 points each while Doneeka Hodges scored 23 points for Bulgaria.

Hodges single-handedly kept Bulgaria in the game for 33 minutes. But the hosts, sparked by Fegyverneky, went on a 7-0 run that ended their opponents' chance of causing an upset.

Krisztina Raksányi  © womensbasketball-in-france.com  For Hungary youth international Krisztina Raksányi (left) and Dóra Horti also finished in double digits with 11 and 10 points each.

Germany broke the hearts of the Italian fans for the second time by eliminating their team from the EuroBasket Women 2011 final (74-64) before entering the court for the match against Belgium.

For Germany Svenja Greunke top scored with 16 points and also picked up 8 rebounds while Sarah Austmann added 15 points. Anne Breitreiner also contributed 12 points while for Serbia Jelena Milovanovic had 14 points.

Serbia had plenty of opportunities to take control in the game and remained close for 28 minutes (48-48).

Germany then went on a 6-0 run to end the third quarter (54-48).

 Germany qualify for Eurobasket Women AQT play-off  © FIBA Europe  Greunke hit a trey at the start of the final quarter to put her team in control of the match for good.

Germany's head coach Bastian Wernthaler said after the game: "We expected a tough match and we prepared very well our game.

Serbia has a good player under the board and we got some problems in offence. I had to change our game and the team found the right energy and mentality to react. I'm very proud of my players because they are young, I'm testing them day by day and they are surprising me."

In the remaining games, the Netherlands beat Ukraine (52-51) thanks to a late score from Myrthe Beld while Italy crushed Belgium (68-46).

Results from day 4

Serbia 64-74 Germany
Bulgaria 57-71 Hungary
Ukraine 51-52 Netherlands
Italy 68-46 Belgium


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Date created: 07 June 2011


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