FIBA Europe Under 16 Division B still too hard for Luxembourg

 Italy U16 - 2011  © Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Basketball

Luxembourg continue to struggle in FIBA Europe youth events for women with another preliminary round elimination.

Luxembourg's preparation for youth international starts in France when the players are 14 against regional teams and then it continues with a national academy up till the age of 20.

In the past they used to alternate between the Division C (small nation tournament) and the Division B competition. But this is not permitted any more by FIBA Europe.

Luxembourg required a huge win against Latvia to continue in this competition. However by the end of the first quarter they were trailing (12-21) and the dream was already over.

Latvia went on to win (77-42) to clinch second place in Group A while Luxembourg found themselves eliminated and have to play off in the 13th - 15th classification round. Lisa Brigitta Jablonowski led Luxembourg with 9 points and 10 rebounds.

For Latvia Kitija Laksa led the way with 20 points.

Portugal clinch the Group A title with a win over Ukraine (55-36).

The rest of the news from day 3

In Group B England came storming back in the final quarter against Slovenia but fell short (60-62) due to a couple of free throws by Alma Potocnik in the last seconds.

Lithuania kept their perfect record with a hard fought victory against the already eliminated Group C rival Israel (54-48). Romania beat Bulgaria in the match for second place (64-58).

In Group D Germany became the fourth team to remain perfect after an easy victory (76-35) against Switzerland. Denmark had no problems against Ireland (84-47).

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Date created: 15 August 2011

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