FIBA Europe U16 European Championship Women Division B, day 4
Qualification round summary of day 1

The first day of the qualification round of the FIBA Europe Championship U16 Women sees Germany, Hungary and the Slovak Republic remain unbeaten.

Amadea Szamosi © FIBA EuropeIn Group E Hungary are just one win away from qualifying for the quarter-final after beating Denmark (66-48) with 23 points coming from Amadea Szamosi (left).

Hungary are the only unbeaten team in this group.

Slovenia got themselves out of jail during the last 30 seconds to beat Portugal (56-52) in a game that went back and fourth.

Slovenia are alone in second place while the remaining four teams are all tied.

In Group F Germany remain unbeaten after getting past Romania (79-70). However they were taken all the way by Romania.

Germany dominated the first quarter (22-14). But Romania chased all through the second quarter and went into the interval tied (34-34).

Romania handled the heat much beater than Germany and went into the final quarter ahead (55-51).

Marie Gülic © FIBA EuropeGermany did not panic and with eight minutes left to play they were back on level terms (57-57). Marie Gülic (right) then went on the rampage for Germany with 6 points as her team took the lead for good (66-59).

Gülic finished with 21 points as Germany qualified for the quarter-final.

The Slovak Republic had no problems in overcoming Ireland (78-33) to also book their place in the quarter-final.

Karen Burton, the English coach, has been involved in many close games with Israel over the years. She will be hoping that they can do better from the free-throw line after a poor shooting day 9-of-22 in their defeat (47-49) against Israel.

In the classification games the hosts Macedonia recorded their first victory of the tournament by beating Luxembourg (59-49) while Ukraine won against Switzerland (68-46).

All the results from the first day of the qualification round

Group E:

Denmark 48-66 Hungary
Slovenia 55-52 Portugal
Bulgaria 49-43 Latvia

Group F:

Israel 49-47 England
Romania 70-79 Germany
Ireland 33-78 Slovak Republic

Classification Round results:

Luxemburg 49-59 Macedonia
Switzerland 46-68 Ukraine

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Date created: 17 August 2010

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