France have booked their ticket into the qualifying round of FIBA Europe U16 European Championship Women Division A after beating Croatia in a game that went to the wire (64-62).
Belgium and Italy have also booked their places in the next round with comfortable victories against Sweden ad Germany respectively.
Russia and Hungary remain also unbeaten after two days of competition while England became the first team to be eliminated from the 2012 FIBA Europe U16 European Championship for Women.
With England out, Croatia and the Czech Republic will join France in the second phase starting on Monday, 15 July 2012.
The Slovak Republic stunned Greece in a low scoring game (44-35) for their first victory in this competition.
While France were having a tough match with Croatia Belgium cruised past Sweden (82-48) to claim their place in the qualification round.
After a slow start in the first quarter Italy (13-6) then stepped on the turbo to beat Germany (73-38).
The match between the Slovak Republic and Greece came to live in the final five minutes with bodies flying all over the floor.
Veronika Remenarova had a strong first half for the Slovak Republic. But it was the hustle play of Kristina Matuskova in crunch time that saw them through to win the game (44-35). Matuskova was in tears after the game because this victory may have saved them from the relegation round.
Russia were made to sweat before they disposed of Serbia(73-60). Russia are the only unbeaten team from Group B.
Spain are not firing on all cylinders at the moment and had to dig deep to see off the Netherlands (53-45) to record their first victory in this edition of the FIBA Europe U16 European Championship.
The Czech Republic beat England (65-48) in one of the hardest games of the day. During the first 30 minutes the lead changed hands 11 times while the game was tied on 8 occasions.
Gabriela Andelová (in picture) took the matters in her own hands from the start of the final quarter with her team leading by just 4 points (44-40).
She went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and scored 13 of her team's final 21 points to secure victory and assure a FIBA Europe Division A status for next year.
The hosts Hungary ended the day's competition by beating Turkey (87-68).
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