Greece improved to 3-0 at the Global Vision FIBA Europe U18 European Championship for Women Division B in Timisoara with a (61-46) win over Portugal.
Greece had to thank Artemis Spanou and
Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (left) who scored 19 points each. Chatzigiakoumi also added 8 rebounds and 3 steals to her statistic sheet.
With this victory Greece are the first team to qualify for the qualification round.
In the other game in Group A, Switzerland led by Dorothée Studer with 12 points beat Luxembourg (57-43).
In Group B,
Alexandra Maerz, the German coach, was lost for words as her team blew a (22-8) first-quarter lead against Denmark.
Denmark ended up winning the match (64-59).
Germany face Croatia in their final group game on Monday, a match they need to win to keep their hopes of progressing to the qualification round.
Maerz will have a long wait to know if her team will be in the title race. The game between Denmark and Bosnia and Herzegovina tips off after their match.
It is not often that a team can turn the ball over 33 times and end up winning the game.
Finland had just 16 turnovers but had a poor shooting day and ended up losing (47-51) to turnover prone England.
Temitope Fagbenle was the match winner for England with her second double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Estonia did enough to outscore the improving Scottish team (60-45) to keep up their challenge for a place in the qualification round from Group C.
In Group D, Belarus turned on the style to beat the Netherlands (85-60) with 21 points coming from Nadzeya Bohdan.
Israel fell short (75-80) to Montenegro.
Look back on the news from
Day 2 All the results from day 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 46-67 Croatia
Finland 47-51 England Israel 75-80 Montenegro Greece 61-46 Portugal Luxembourg 43-57 Switzerland Denmark 64-59 Germany Scotland 45-60 Estonia Netherlands 60-85 Belarus
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Date created: 01 August 2010