EuroBasket Women 2011: Montenegro remain perfect while Linda Fröhlich shines for Germnay
The second weekend of EuroBasket Women 2011 qualifiers saw the return of Linda Fröhlich for Germany. She was absent during the 2009 qualification series.
She led Germany with 15 points as they beat Romania on the road (60-56).
It was a good night for a number new players coming to play in France next season: Romy Bär and Sabine Niedola (left) both ended up starting off with a win for their country.
Many games were on TV and available on the internet. Yet it was not possible to watch Julie Page and Great Britain despite the presence of TV cameras. Channel four have the TV rights and will be showing some game highlights next weekend.
Montenegro won the game of the evening against Turkey (70-52) to go top of Group C.
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Ana Lelas led Croatia to victory against Belgium (85-70) with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Croatia made home advantage count after edging the first quarter (23-21) to go 11 points clear during the second quarter (33-23).
Belgium reduced the deficit by the interval to 8 points but were unable to come back during the second half of the match.
Iva Sliskovic led the Croatian attack with 18 points while Sandra Mandir followed with 17 points.
Ann Wauters fired in 21 points for Belgium while Kathy Wambe provided 14 points and 5 assists.
Jenifer Nadalin was the hero for Italy with 20 points as Italy overcame the Netherlands (70-60) for their second win.
The situation in Group A at the halfway point is as follows:
Lithuania are first with 3 wins and 1 defeat while Belgium, Croatia and Italy are all tied for second place with 2 wins and 2 defeats each. The Netherlands are holding up the table with 1 win and 3 defeats.