FIBA Europe Under 16 Division B
Three more teams qualify
Israel and Ireland eliminated

Romania bounced back from their opening day defeat at the FIBA Europe U16 European Championship for Women Division B to beat Israel (71-55) to qualify for the next phase.

In Group A, Portugal defeated Luxembourg (66-34) with 16 points coming from Laura Ferreira. Luxembourg started the game well and led (18-13) by the end of the first quarter. After the positive start it went downhill all the way for Luxembourg as they managed just to score 16 points in the remaining 30 minutes.

Latvia were given a good workout by Ukraine. But with 20 points coming from Kitija Laksa and reasonable free-throwing shooting at the end was enough for the victory (52-47).

In Group B, Slovenia beat Estonia in the only game (71-42). Eva Lisec led her team with 15 points. All three teams from this group have already qualified for the qualifying round. England meet Slovenia to decide the group winner.

Lithuania secured top spot in Group C by beating Bulgaria (68-55). It was not a brilliant performance but with 21 points coming from Dalia Belickaite, Lithuania always had the advantage.

Germany U16 in Geispolsheim     Romania were back to their best with Iulia Raileanu scoring 19 points and collecting 13 rebounds as they despatched Israel (71-55). For Israel the competition is over as they play in the classification for 13th place.

Germany dominated Group D rivals Ireland (80-43) while Denmark rolled over Switzerland (64-48) with 24 points coming from Sofie Preetzmann. Ireland cannot qualify any more and join Israel in the list of teams eliminated on day 2.

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Date created: 13 August 2011

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