Spain struggled during the first 20 minutes against Ukraine. Alina Iagupova was causing her usual mayhem. However it was the contribution of her team-mate Kateryna Demchenko that put Spain on the back foot.
The Ukraine managed to stay in front until the interval (38-36).
Spain changed tactics after the break by closing down Iagupova. Without the balls in her hands, Ukraine were unable to create scoring opportunities.
Spain scored the first 7 points of the quarter. Laura Gil (right) was the spark that Spain needed to get going. Spain were unable to put down Ukraine completely and went into the final quarter leading (61-52).
Spain were never in any real danger during the closing quarter and ended up winning (80-68).
For Spain Gil scored 18 points, picked up 10 redounds, dished out 4 assists and drew 10 fouls while Marta Claret, Queralt Casas and Andrea Vilaró contributed 16, 13 and 11 points respectively. Casas also dished out 6 assists.
For Ukraine Iagupova finished with 33 points. She also had 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Kateryna Demchenko scored all her 13 points during the first half while Anna Kiriyenko finished with 10 points.
Slovenia are through to the semi-final of the 2010 FIBA Europe U18 European Championship Women Division A after Nika Baric (right) fired in 38 points and dished out 10 assists in the (82-76) victory against Lithuania.
The first quarter was up and down with Lithuania taking the first quarter with a buzzer beater by Laura Svalyte (21-20).
The lead changed hands seven times in the second quarter before Baric took the game into her own hands by scoring 15 of her team's last 17 points for her side to go into the locker room ahead (48-38).
Tjasa Gortnar was hurt during the last 90 seconds of the first half and had to leave the game on a stretcher.
Lithuania came storming back after the break and with just under 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the quarter Krista Druskyte's trey made it a 3-point game (52-55).
Baric was quick to respond with 6 points for Slovenia. Yet it was the contribution of her team-mates Tina Jakovina and Eva Rupkin that allowed Slovenia to hold onto the lead (69-61) going into the final quarter.
Slovenia enjoyed their best phase of the game with a 10-2 run that put them on their way to victory.
Lithuania had not conceded the game. With back to back three-pointers by Laura Svaryte and Druskyte they threatened to come back (71-79).
The end was scrappy with Slovenia holding on to win (82-76).
The other players from Slovenia to score were Rupnik and Jakovina with 12 points apiece. Gortnar scored 13 points before she left for hospital.
For Lithuania Paulina Zaveckaite led the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Santa Okockyte also scored 17 points. Svaryte also finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds while Kriste Druskyte finished the game with 10 points.